Air Purifier vs. Ionizer
Struggling with seasonal allergies? Do you feel like your lungs are swollen and sensitive? Breathing isn't coming easy? You should consider investing in a product that can clean the air in your home and help you breath easier. There are two different types of products that work to remove contaminants: ionizers and air purifiers.
Ionizers work by releasing negatively charged ions into the air, which bond to the bacteria and other particles, causing them to become negatively charged and eventually settling out of the air. Ionizers are a great option if you don't want to purchase and constantly replace air filters. The downside of ionizers is that they emit ozone, which can be irritating for those with asthma or other lung conditions.
Air purifiers use filters to trap pollutants such as pet dander, pollen, mold, and bacteria. After trapping these particles, the newly cleaned air flows out to the rest of the room. Many brands use HEPA filters, which are made of plastic or polyurethane frames. To dive more into air purifiers and how they work, check out our Air Purifiers 101 blog post.
Purchasing A Ionizer or Air Purifier
Make sure to do your research when purchasing one of these products. Determine your needs and what problems you are trying to solve. Then look at what type of area you are trying to clean. Figure out your budget and take your time. Your health is important; you should find products that improve your overall well-being. We've got more tips to follow when shopping for your air purifier or ionizer here.
In case you need a place to start when researching what you should buy, we recommend the AirSoap air purifier. Instead of costly HEPA filters, the AirSoap uses washable, reusable collection plates to trap particles that make you sneeze and cough. The AirSoap uses Electric Wind™ technology to neutralize viruses as small as 14 nm and polarize airborne particles. Over time, the AirSoap will save you hundreds of dollars by eliminating the need for replacement filters. The AirSoap has been tested and proven to kill 99.99% of airborne viruses and reduce smoke, pet dander, and other allergens.*
Let us know what you chose and why in the comments below!
*AirSoap has been laboratory tested and proven to kill more than 99.99% of even smaller viruses (Influenza A-H3N2). While AirSoap has been certified to capture particles down to 14 nm, we have not performed testing specifically on SARS-COV-2 (the pathogen responsible for COVID-19), as it is not yet available for testing.