Small Space Scribes on August 21, 2020 0 Comments Does it feel like air purifiers are becoming more and more popular these days? Chances are you can ask any one of your friends and at least one of them will swear by their air purifiers. But is it a smart purchase, especially when you live in a small space? For many people, an air purifier can provide peace of mind, ease allergy suffering, and may even decrease the probability of an asthma attack. Air purifiers are designed to capture particles like dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, and other allergens that can affect a person’s breathing airways. An air purifier works by pulling the polluted air in, filtering the air by capturing the particles then pushing the clean air back out. Discover seven good reasons why you should purchase one for your small living space. 1. You have pets You love your fur babies, but that doesn’t mean you have to love all the dander and fur they seem to leave everywhere. With regular household movement both your pet’s dander and fur can get kicked up and travel all around. Air filters are designed to help clean and filter out the pet dander in your air so that you, and any guests you have, can breathe easy. 2. You have children or are planning to have children Did you know that children are more susceptible to the effects of air pollution? A child’s allergies and/or asthma can be intensified or even activated by your home’s air particles. Whether you have children, are planning to have children, or are just the fun aunt or uncle that children like to spend time with, an air purifier is a great investment for your home. 3. You live with a smoker Exposure to secondhand smoke can cause numerous risks to your health, so if you can’t get your significant other or roommate to stop smoking (or at least to consider smoking outside) grab yourself an air purifier that has a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. HEPA filters are designed to filter out very fine particles, especially efficient for protecting against smoke. 4. You’re getting up there in age Just like children are more susceptible to the air particles, so are older folks. As our bodies get older, they just can’t process and filter things out like they used to. You can help maintain your quality of breathing by adding an air purifier to your small space. 5. You’re covered in pollen Allergies as a whole are never pleasant, but especially during the changing of seasons when pollen seems to be in the air at a higher rate. It doesn’t matter if you keep your windows closed or are fast at closing your door to keep the pollen out. Pollen from flowers, trees, and grasses can attach itself to your shoes and clothes, along with your pets, and still end up inside your home. 6. You have respiratory problems If you have respiratory problems like asthma or COPD, an air purifier can help remove the common triggers such as dry skin cells, dust, perfumes, dirt or cleaners, and give yourself a better chance at keeping attacks from happening in your home. 7. You live in a small apartment space If you’re currently living in a small space that has shared walls with other residents, you can do everything you can to keep your air as clean as possible, but odors and other air pollutants can seep through walls or waft up under door seams. Adding an air purifier can help keep your neighbors’ habits from affecting you. Tips for Choosing and Air Purifier Consider Room Size When deciding how to choose an air purifier for your home, it’s important to determine where in your home you’d like to place it. Is it going in the living room, bedroom, office, etc? The reason you want to determine the small space it goes in first is because each air purifier has a max ventilation. This means that each air purifier can only purify a certain amount of square footage. Once you’ve found the small space you’d like to place it in, measure the square footage. Then start researching, paying attention to the product info that gives the minimum amount of ventilation needed to successfully purify your space. Change Filters Regularly Once you’ve found the air purifier that is right for your small space, make sure you read the manufacturer’s advice on when to change the filters. While the majority of them say to change your filters every 30-60 days, you know your space better than they do. Make sure you take into account: The size of the room Current air quality inside The time of year (spring being the worst season for allergies) Number of pets in home Air purifiers come in a variety of sizes and are able to cover different sized areas. If you’re looking for an air purifier for your small living space, a personal and portable air purifier is a great option to cover small areas.