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Sleek, Shiny and Smart Appliances: An Appliance Blog

Hi! My name is Corrine, and I love appliances. I have a few retro silver appliances that I absolutely love, but I also adore modern things so I have a smart coffee brewer synced with my alarm clock as well. In this blog, I plan to include posts on all kinds of appliances. If you are researching before you buy a new appliance or looking for tips to help your appliances last longer, this blog is the perfect spot for you. I hope you find what you are looking for. I am an interior designer, and I recently got engaged to the love of my life, my fiancé Frances. Thanks for reading!

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Sleek, Shiny and Smart Appliances: An Appliance Blog

3 Popular Air Cleaners for Your Home

by Judy Pearson

The air in your home is easily polluted from home heating systems, open fires, cooking, exhaust fumes from garages and personal habits such as smoking. Another factor can be pest control solutions, which as well as keeping pest out, also prevent the proper circulation of air around your home. An air cleaner can help to purify the atmosphere inside your home, which can help to prevent allergic reactions and make your home more comfortable to live in. Below is a guide to the 3 most popular types of air cleaner on the market.

Carbon Filters

Carbon air filters use activated carbon, which attracts pollutants and taps them, to remove impurities from the air in your home. They work particularly well for dealing with unwanted odours such as cigarette smoke and cooking smells. However, carbon filters are less effective at removing allergens from the air, so if you wish to remove allergens from your home, it is likely you will have to use a carbon filter in conjunction with another type of air filter, such as a UV or HEPA system.

UV Air Cleaners

UV filters use ultraviolet rays to filter the air. The electromagnetic radiation released with UV light will begin to break down the molecular bonds of bacteria and pathogens in your home. While a UV air cleaner cannot strictly be considered a filter, as it does not actually contain a filtration system, it will clear the air of biological pollutants. However, one benefit of UV air cleaners is that they do not require a constant air flow pass the unit in order to clean the air.

High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Cleaner

HEPA technology is perhaps the most efficient air purifier on the market. HEPA filters are designed to eliminate 99.97% of particles in the air. This purifier is able to filter out the smallest particles which means you can be sure that it will completely clear the air in your home.

Because the HEPA will trap practically every airborne contaminant such as pollen, dust mites, bacteria, and spores, it can help to prevent allergic reactions and other respiratory problems.  

If you are considering installing an air filter to help to purify the air within your home, you should contact a professional  air filter contractor (such as one from Air Cleaners Australia) who will be able to provide advice and assistance in choosing, installing and maintaining the right system to meet your air filtration needs.