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Why now is the time to invest in an Air Purifier

As the days get longer and the weather gradually starts to get milder, it’s natural to want to let some fresh air into your home, using an air purifier. However, for those who suffer from allergies, this can lead to an increase in symptoms and discomfort.

Furthermore, the air we breathe indoors can also be full of pollutants and chemicals, which can trigger asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems.

To address these issues, Chris Michael, MD of air treatment specialists Meaco, shares five reasons why now is the perfect time to consider purchasing an air purifier for your home.

Five reasons why now is the time to invest in an air purifier

  1. Better Health

Air purifiers typically use HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters. The best ones are designed to remove 99.9% of harmful particles, including allergens, mould spores, smoke, pollen, pet dander, dust, smog, and contaminants as small as 0.1 microns in size. This can significantly improve the quality of life for asthmatics and allergy sufferers and protect younger or older members of your family from developing any related breathing issues.

  1. Reduced air pollution

Fine particle matter (known as PM2.5) is an air pollutant made up of tiny particles that make the air appear hazy. These particles come from sources such as car, lorry, bus, and train exhausts, as well as indoor activities like smoking, cooking, burning candles, and using fuel-burning heaters. Wood burning stoves, which are increasingly popular in the UK, are a major source of PM2.5.

Exposure to these irritants can cause short-term health effects, such as eye, nose, throat, and lung irritation, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and shortness of breath. Exposure to fine particles can also worsen medical conditions such as asthma and heart disease. An air purifier with a HEPA filter can capture fine particle matter, protecting the occupants of your home.

  1. Better sleep

Allergens, dust mites and fine particle matter can cause coughing and sneezing, which can disrupt sleep. By removing these irritants, air purifiers can create a more restful sleeping environment for all. Many air purifiers are also unobtrusively quiet, enabling households to sleep peacefully while the air is being cleansed.

  1. Remove pet dander

The British public are renowned as being pet lovers. However, some people experience allergic reactions to pet dander in their home or when visiting others. HEPA air purifiers are highly effective as they capture particles as small as 0.1 microns, which is smaller than pet dander (avg. 5-10 microns, therefore reducing the possibility of developing an allergic reaction. Pets can also have allergies that an air purifier can help with, making an air purifier a useful addition to help improve the health for all the family.

  1. Energy efficient and quiet

Air purifiers are typically low energy appliances which will be a relief for consumers which in the cost-of-living crisis. A 50-watt air purifier should be powerful enough to clean the air hourly in a smaller property, and it will cost as little as approx. 2p per hour ( 2p/hour based on the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 76×5 Wi-Fi Air Purifier energy consumption and average electricity cost of 34p/kWh). If the air purifier can be set to run on a timed schedule, the energy consumption of the appliance should only be a few pence per day. Consumers can also schedule the appliance to run overnight if they benefit from a cheaper energy tariff in the evenings.

An air purifier can provide numerous benefits to your home, your health, and your energy bills, making it a sound investment.

Established in 1991 Meaco is a leading air purification specialist with products including award-winning dehumidifiers, cooling fans, air purifiers, portable air conditioners and humidifiers. Meaco is a winner of multiple Which? Best Buy and Good Housekeeping Institute Tried and Tested Awards, and has achieved the Quiet Mark status for a number of products. It has also won an award from Stiftung Warentest in Germany for its 1056 and 1056P fans.

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