Air purifiers could be some of your greatest allies in preventing the flu and other airborne viruses. Sometimes the air is rife with contagions, and we have to pay closer attention to the symptoms we may have and what exactly is moving through our homes.
This is especially important if you consider that the 2021-2022 flu season had huge numbers, with around 6,700,000-11,000,000 flu-related illnesses alone. Consider as well that these are just estimates, based on the CDC’s data services.
This is certainly a heavy burden on the health system and a scary figure to consider. How do you stop that from coming into your home? Does an air purifier help with the flu?
It certainly can, and we’re going to explain how. Keep reading to find out.
Air Purifiers and Viruses
There are particular times of the year when we should pay more attention to avoiding the flu, as well as monitoring our symptoms. In this case, an air purifier can be a handy tool. An air purifier is essentially a device that removes pollutants from the air inside your home or room, meaning you can breathe clean and healthy air at all times.
Though it seems counterintuitive, being indoors can increase your risk of contracting the flu or coronavirus. This is because indoor environments are often poorly ventilated, there’s more loud speaking and singing indoors, which increases the emission of respiratory liquids, and you’re at risk for prolonged exposure.
These are things that are difficult to avoid. In fact, almost impossible. So instead of avoiding them, which means never leaving your room, we need to find ways to navigate around them. That’s where air purifiers come in.
Benefits of Air Purifiers
There are several benefits to having an air purifier in your home, but only if you use it properly. We’ll get onto managing your space and clean air capacity in a moment, but for now, let’s briefly address the benefits. Not only can an air purifier purge your air of harmful viruses, but it can also:
- Eliminate main symptoms of asthma triggers
- Remove allergens
- Eliminate harmful chemicals
- Neutralize unpleasant odors
- Improve your sleep
Whether you’re getting an air purifier to help with odors or trying to keep your family safe from viruses, it comes with more benefits than just the one you’re buying it for. It’s a win-win all around, wouldn’t you say?
Can Air Purifiers be used with other traditional measures to Prevent the Flu?
We’d like to take a moment to state that, in terms of efficiency, the Airfree filterless air purifier is (without a doubt), one of the best pieces of equipment you can buy. Without even breaking the bank. Airfree purifiers run with TSS (Thermodynamic Sterilization System) technology. This means that you don’t need to change filters. Ever.
Less trouble and more efficiency.
But is it possible that a filterless air purification system can help improve the air quality in your home? Can it get rid of the flu virus?
Absolutely, and this is how it goes.
How It Works
TSS technology sucks in the ambient air of the room, before heating it to 400ºF. This sanitizes the air and kills up to 99.99% of all microorganisms floating around, including ones that cause flu and allergies, as well as:
After the contaminated air has been sanitized, it gets moved back through the room, fully cleaned and perfectly sterile. This way, you can live better and sleep easier, without the concern of harmful airborne diseases being inside your home. Keep in mind though, that this will only work in a specific size capacity, so it’s important to place them properly and make sure you have enough in the home.
The Best Place to Put Your Air Purifier
First things first, if you live in a big house, you’re likely going to need more than one air purifier, since they only work up to specific sizes. That’s why you must pay attention to the capacity of the device you’re buying.
When selecting a place to put your air purifier, consider somewhere that isn’t blocked by shelves and furniture, and is in as free a location as possible. This means it has the best chance of sucking in as many particles and microorganisms as possible. There are a few golden rules you can use when choosing a spot for your machine:
- Put it near the worst pollutants (odor, mold, etc.)
- Don’t put them in a corner
- Don’t block the flow with objects and obstacles
Clean, Healthy Air With Airfree
Before the next flu season (around October and May), think about getting an air purifier for your home. It may be an investment, but any amount you invest in your health and home’s sustainability is worth it. Consider how much more efficient it is compared to spending time with doctors and emergency services.
If you’re perusing and considering possible models, we recommend you check out our air purifiers model page or book a call with one of our specialists. They’ll be more than happy to assist you. Remember, you can’t control what’s in the air outside, but you can control it indoors.