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Electrostatic Air Purifier

Last updated June 3, 2021

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Author avatar Danny Ashton

Danny as been writing about air purifiers for 10+ years. He is a major fan of home technology, which makes him the perfect person to test and evaluate products for HouseFresh

An electrostatic air purifier can make a big difference in the way your home smells as well as the amount of pollution in the air. Pollen, dust, pet dander, cigarette smoke, even bacteria can be removed from your breathing air with these air cleaners.

electrostatic air purifier

An electrostatic air purifier is one type of air clean that generates ozone to make the air smell better. Ozone is a gas which is present everywhere in small amounts. You’ve noticed a fresh, clean smell after lightning strikes nearby and that is caused by the ozone generated by the natural process of lightning. That same fresh smell can be present in your home all the time by adding electrostatic air cleaners to every room in the home.

Electrostatic air purifiers also work to remove debris from the air because the ozone infiltrates the cells of bacteria and attaches to other pollutants, making the cells rupture and the particulate matter become heavier than air. The particles then simply fall to the floor where you do not breathe them into your lungs.

The electrostatic coil in the air purifier generates negative ozone ions. You may have heard this type of air purifier called an ionizer; these are the same types of devices. In many cases, the electrostatic air purifier will also contain an additional carbon or HEPA filtration system to remove even more particulate matter from the ambient air.

People who suffer from allergies or asthma can benefit the most from air purifiers. Much of the allergens and pollution which triggers allergy and asthma attacks can be removed from breathing air effectively and reduce the severity and frequency of attacks. The use of an electrostatic air purifier should be used to compliment treatment by medical professionals and is not meant to replace the need for such treatment. However, in combination with medications and other allergy or asthma reducing practices, the quality of life can be greatly enhanced.

It is important, when shopping and comparing electrostatic air purifiers, that you determine the largest room in the home in which you plan to use the system. Measure the room’s length, width and height and multiple these three numbers together to determine the cubic feet of air you need to have purified. Then, read the labels or product description of each air purifier you are considering to determine the area which can be effectively cleaned of pollutants and allergens. Placing a unit which is too small in a large room can result in little improvement, so be sure to invest in the proper capacity electrostatic air purifiers to improve your breathing and the scent of your home.