The quality of the air we breathe has always been import, and it may seem even more so as we near the end of a global pandemic — but don’t just take that fact from me.
“We learned from COVID-19 we need to do better with respect to indoor air quality,” says Dr. Steven Haywood, an emergency room physician and former respiratory therapist who also offered a compelling reason add one of the best HEPA air purifiers to your home: “Air purification and ventilation is one key to preventing the spread of contagions. Now that we know we can’t ignore it, we need to find ways to bring the outdoors inside.”
Airborne illnesses aside, there are several extra benefits of using a HEPA air purifier. If you have asthma or allergies, an air purifier has a huge impact, according to Phillip Ash of ProPaintCorner. “Asthma and allergies are often caused by dust, pollen, and dander in the air. Air purifiers help to trap these allergens, and send purified air back into the room. Removing these irritants from the air can help with wheezing, coughing, stuffy nose, and itchy eyes.”
At this point, you may be thinking, “OK, this is great info, but what makes a good air purifier?” I’m glad you asked.