Air purifiers are a great tool to cut down the presence of air pollution in your home. Not only can they work to minimize your exposure to airborne pollutants, but they may also help relieve allergy symptoms, reduce household dust, and even bust funky odors.
Maintaining good indoor air quality is an important part of caring for your family’s health, and your HVAC air filter might not be completely up to the task. So, how do you know if you need an air purifier? These four signs are a good place to start.
1. Pollen and other allergens in your air.
Sneezing, headaches, itchy eyes, and a runny nose may all be signs of airborne allergens in your home (especially if your allergy symptoms get worse at night). If pollen, dust, pet dander, or other allergy triggers are triggering asthma or allergy flare-ups when you’re at home, it might be time to think about getting an air purifier. Look for one with a filter that can efficiently trap airborne particles, like HEPA or PECO-Filters.
Read more: How to Destroy Seasonal & Year-Round Allergies
2. You’re always dusting.
If the surfaces of your home seem like they’re always covered in dust, it could be because of indoor air pollution. Airborne particle pollution, such as dead skin cells, pollen, and pet dander, doesn’t stay in the air forever. Eventually, the particles can settle on the surfaces of your home and feed into the dust problem. An air purifier can help cut down on your dusting duties by removing particle pollution from the air before it has a chance to settle.
Read more: Do Air Purifiers Work for Dust in Your Home?
3. You’re tired of living with funky smells.
Household odors can come from anywhere, such as new furniture, food waste, or cleaning chemicals that emit stinky chemicals into the air. An air purifier can help keep your home smelling fresh by trapping these odor-causing gases and removing them from your indoor air. Not all air filters can handle gaseous pollution, though, so make sure to look for one that’s specifically designed for it, like carbon or PECO-Filters.
Read more: Can an Air Purifier Remove Odors from Your Home?
4. You can’t escape stale, stuffy air.
When the air in your home starts to get stuffy or stale, it’s usually because of two things: humidity and airborne chemicals. An air purifier can help freshen up indoor air by creating continuous airflow and trapping chemical pollutants (as long as it’s equipped with a filter that can do so). To tackle your stale air problem, look for an air purifier designed to handle your specific room size.
Read more: What is Stale Air? It’s Actually Chemicals Like CO2 and MVOCs
So, how do you know if you need an air purifier?
You know it’s time to get an air purifier when you’re ready to have more control over your indoor air quality. Maybe you’ve been seeing signs of indoor air pollution for a while. Maybe you want to cut down on unhealthy air before you start noticing its effects. Either way, Molekule has an air purifier for that. Learn more about Molekule Air Mini+ and Air Pro here.