Is it safe to use an air purifier? It depends on which one
If you suffer from allergies or simply want cleaner air at home, there is no doubt that a quality air purifier will help you almost immediately. However, if you have no experience with choosing a purifier yet, you have certainly come up with a number of questions about how to do it. Is regular use safe for you and your family at all? We have been dealing with air purifiers at Airbi for over 12 years, in our offer you will find only devices that are really functional and there is no safety risk for them. But that can't be said about all the air purifiers you can find on the market. So how do you choose the right one so that it does you no more harm than good?
Most air purifiers are safe when used according to their manufacturer's instructions. These are mainly purifiers with a replaceable system of filters, through which the air in the room and only dirt and unwanted microorganisms are pushed through it. However, there are also air purifiers that work primarily on the principle of air ionization and release more ozone and other by-products into it as part of their cleaning process. The harmfulness of these substances to the human or animal body is well known during long-term exposure.
In addition to ozone, ionic air purifiers present another direct danger. Many ionic air purifiers, especially those without a fan, create their electrostatic reaction to parts that stick to the walls and other surfaces in your home. Ionic scrubbers do receive airborne contaminants, but these charged particles often fall to the ground instead of being trapped and held by the scrubber.
Layer of grease on the wall. Undesirable effect of ionic air purifiers
As a result, you will find many complaints on the Internet that these parts create a thin film of dust on various surfaces in homes. These parts are still dangerous to your health even after use, and if you decide to remove them, you risk spreading them in the air again and inhaling them. Ionic air purifiers produce a lot of other by-products that haven't been explored yet, so we don't really know how safe they are. You will also find the ionizer function in some Airbi air purifiers, however, the level of ozone production in our models is well below the health risk. In addition, this feature is always optional, so you can easily use it to turn off the button.
Purifiers with replaceable filters are much better in terms of safety and efficiency. These devices work by capturing and collecting dirt from the air in the filter. But even here there is a small risk of the problem. You must replace the filter once in a while, and each time you replace the filter, you risk some of the dirt returning to the air. All you have to do is drop the filter or introduce it as an obstacle and misfortune is in the world. Therefore, we always recommend wearing respiratory protection, pulling out the entire device and removing the clogged filters here and disposing of them immediately. This will save you a lot of worries.
As with all electrical appliances, the instructions for safety must be followed for safety. If you handle them incorrectly or interfere with their internal components, there is a risk of a short circuit and possibly even death by electric shock. Therefore, never attempt to repair or replace parts yourself, and always contact a service center. At Airbi, just write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 544 214 627, our devices can be repaired in the vast majority of cases even after warranty.
You also get in trouble if you place the cleaner near a place that is often wet, such as your laundry room, bathroom or kitchen yard. You should also avoid placing the air purifier in places where children or pets can play with the appliance. In the case of devices with a fan, make sure that the ventilation openings are fitted with a protective grille so that your children cannot stick their hand in them.
5 steps to avoid the dangers of using an air purifier
1. Read the instructions for use
We tell everyone, but people overlook and ignore this basic principle. You may be saying, "Yeah, you know that," but it's really important. Not only will you know what he's not doing with your air purifier, but you'll also see all the great features and capabilities it has to offer.
2. Choose air purifiers that do not produce hazardous by-products
In terms of safety and cleaning efficiency, the best air purifiers with HEPA filters. We strongly remove secondary purifiers based purely on air ionization, which substances such as ozone produce and often do not even have to ensure sufficient air circulation in the rooms.
3. Do not use air purifiers in humid places
Simple and common advice for electrical appliances that are not resistant to moisture.
4. Keep the air purifier out of the reach of children and pets
If pets and children are running around the house, place an air purifier where children cannot accidentally bump or manipulate it.
5. Go outside when cleaning or replacing filters
To prevent inhaling and spreading dirt back into the air in the house, wear a protective mask and take the device out when cleaning or replacing the filter on the air purifier.