Air purifiers, in general, are very effective in getting rid of pollutants, allergens, and other harmful particles that linger in the air.
Air purifiers come in all sorts of shapes, colors, and sizes but all of them share the same goal of providing users with cleaner and fresher air.
The Benefits Of Using an Air Purifier at Home
Ontario based HVAC company, Morconnect, explains that using air purifiers at home comes with a lot of benefits.
- First and foremost, they help to reduce the symptoms of asthma, remove foul odors in living spaces, and lower the rate of transmission of airborne diseases.
- Using an air purifier also improves sleep quality, filters chemicals from aerosols, and gets rid of harmful asbestos particles.
- Furthermore, air purifiers can help in minimizing one’s exposure to allergens such as dust mites.
Does it Help with Mites?
According to Healthline.com, “Dust mites are one of the most common allergies and asthma triggers that lurk inside your own home. While these microscopic creatures resemble small bugs, dust mites don’t actually leave bites on your skin. They can cause skin rashes but you’re more likely to have other allergy symptoms, such as sneezing and postnasal drip. Dust mites aren’t to be confused with bed bugs, which are a separate type of species that leave visible bites on your skin.”
Dust mites may be very small, but the effects that they have on people’s health is far from tiny.
In fact, according to Lung.org, constant exposure to dust mites can dramatically impact the health of people with asthma and those who are allergic or particularly sensitive to mites. These allergens can cause an immune system response, known as allergic rhinitis, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Mild allergic rhinitis is characterized by an occasional runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. Severe allergic rhinitis, on the other hand, may result in persistent coughing and sneezing, nasal congestion, excessive mucus production, and severe asthma attack.
Exterminating dust mites is not an easy thing to do because they are extremely small in size. Besides being so small, they are also quite resilient. Male dust mites can live for more than a month while females can last for up to 90 days.
These annoying creatures feed on human dead skin cells and because we produce around 1.5 grams of dead skin per day, these pests always have more than enough to eat.
What Can You Do Right Now?
Fortunately, we are not completely helpless against these annoyances. Air purifiers are designed to capture extremely small particles. This means that even though dust mites are microscopic in size, air purifiers are still able to catch them.
However, it should be noted that air purifiers may not be able to capture dust mites that are in beds, carpets, sheets, and other furniture where they usually reside. After all, particles need to be suspended in the air for air purifiers to be able to successfully capture them. One simple way to resolve this problem is to get the dust mites thrown away into the air. We can achieve this by simply sweeping, dusting, changing bed sheets, and even just walking on carpets.
Since they are very small in size, dust mites also stay in the air for pretty long periods of time, so they will surely be sucked out the moment you turn on your air purifier.
Morconnect advises homeowners to ask for an HVAC expert’s opinion when planning to buy an air purifier at home. It is important to know and understand the technology behind air purifiers in order to choose the one that is most suitable for your needs.
We have several types of air purifiers including HEPA filtration system, activated carbon technology, UV filtration technology, and more.
Air purifiers are extremely useful for dealing with dust mites, but we shouldn’t rely solely on them. We can do other things such as regularly washing bedding, cleaning furniture, and more.
This so that we can ensure our loved one’s health and safety.