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Air Purifiers: The Importance of Filters

When it comes to purchasing an air purifier, many individuals are concerned with the cost.  While it is important to find a product that you can afford, you need to think about more than the price. In fact, it is important to examine not only the air purifier as a whole but also its parts as well. When it comes to air purifier parts, you should focus on the filters used.

Most air purifiers use filters, but not all do. There are a number of air purifiers on the market that are filterless. This type of air purifier uses a collection grid instead of a filter, and it just needs to be wiped off to clean it. If you are looking for a low maintenance air purifier, you might want to think about purchasing an air purifier that is filterless. Despite being easier to maintain, they are usually more expensive; however,  you may find that it is worth the price in the long run.

If you choose to purchase an air purifier that uses a filter, it is important to examine the type of filter it uses. Hepa filters are one of the better types of filters available. Why are HEPA filters better? The manufacturers who make HEPA filters must abide by a number of different rules and regulations which are imposed by the Department of Energy. Because of these strict rules and regulations,  Hepa filters are almost twice as effective as most other filters when it comes to trapping bacteria or harmful air particles. Despite being more expensive than other types of filters, they will prove to be worth the extra cost.

There are a number of air purifiers on the market today that have filters which only need to be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner, but the majority of air purifier filters need to be replaced, so it is wise to know which type you have and whether you need to replace it or simply clean it with your vacuum cleaner. Replacement filters usually need to be changed about once a year, but some filters will last as long as three years; some last only a few months. Since replacement parts impact the cost of owning an air purifier, it is important that you determine the ongoing maintenance costs before making your air purifier purchase.

By keeping the above mentioned points in mind you should not only be able to purchase a quality air purifier but one that is affordable.