As long as I can remember, I have always suffered from various allergies. I have no idea whether it has something to do with the fact that I grew up in a farm where there were animals and the usual plant pollen when the plants are flowering, but allergies have always been a part of my life. When I moved to the city after college, I found that I had to deal with a new form of pollution as a result of the heavy vehicle traffic in cities. I have lived in two cities and both of them have had air pollution issues. Although there are strict regulations passed by authorities in the cities, it is hard to control or eliminate pollutants. I have thus accepted that there will always be air pollution and the best option is to look for ways of dealing with it.
I recently visited a friend and found that he had an air purifier in his house. I was intrigued because realized that although I cannot control the level of pollution outside, I could do something about the quality of air in my house. I have thus been looking at some of the air purifiers in the market and trying to understand their performance. However, as I was inquiring about their effectiveness, I came across someone who posed a challenging question to me ”do you really need an air purifier?” This question took me by surprise and it has compelled me to make further investigation into the effectiveness of the gadgets.
For a long time I assumed that the pollutants that triggered my allergies were the obvious ones such as smoke and dust. It has always baffled me that I sometimes get allergies for no particular reason when I am in areas that I consider free from pollutants. It has now come to my attention that there are many types of pollutants found in seemingly clean houses that include dust mites, mold and carbon monoxide among others. These types of pollutants are the most dangerous because they are not always visible and pose a threat to people with allergies. I have learnt that there is a lot I can do in order to reduce these allergens. One of the most effective ways of managing them is to ensure that my house is well ventilated and moisture levels are kept under control to avoid mold. The measures involve draining any water especially in dark and hard to reach areas. Even when applying these measures, it is advisable to get a good air purifier unit.
A good air purifier unit should be able to filter these unseen allergens and make the air safe and pure for breathing. Keeping in mind that the quality of air that I breathe determines the state of my health, it thus makes a lot of sense to have an air purifier in my house. Something else I have learnt is that the quality of air purifier plays matters a lot. Before purchasing a unit, I will look at its performance to ensure that it filters both tiny and large particles from the air. Judging from the question asked by my friend ”do you really need an air purifier?”, I think the answer is a resounding yes; I need a good air purifier in my house.