CLEANER AIR AT HOME: THE BENEFITS OF HUMIDIFIERS AND AIR PURIFIERS
Keeping the air you breathe as clean as possible in your home is one of the ways you can ease seasonal allergies, and keep your day-to-day well-being in check. Controlling dust, pollen and managing dry or humid air can have real health benefits. Investing in devices like humidifiers and purifiers can help you do this. Find the right one to suit your needs and home with our simple guide.
What does a humidifier do?
Dry sinuses, nose bleeds and cracked lips are just some of the things aggravated by dry air. Humidifiers add moisture to the air by releasing water vapour or steam into the air making it less dry which can soothe the issues related to dry air.
3 ways to get the most from your humidifier
- Monitor air quality
It is equally important to ensure you don’t create too much humidity when using a humidifier as overly moist air can also cause health problems. A hygrometer is a small device that measures airs humidity, dryness and temperature so that you can decide how to set your device and when to use it. This sleek and stylish option has a digital display that includes the time and room temperature.
- Clean it regularly
An unmaintained humidifier can lead to bacteria and mould being released into the air. The best way to get the most from your machine is to empty, dry, and refill your humidifier each time you use it. You can also ensure it is clean and free from limescale by using a specially made cleaning product. The Stadler Form Cleaner is a great option to keep your machine running optimally.
- Change the filter
Keeping track of when you need to change the filter in your humidifier helps maintain the machine and maximize its effectiveness. Make sure you choose a device where replacement filters are readily available. The Stadler Form range of humidifiers and air purifiers offers replacement filters and accessories for their devices.
What does an air purifier do?
Air purifiers filter out irritants like pollutants and particles from the air by passing air through a fine filter or mesh and releasing the clean, filtered air back into the room. Allergy sufferers can benefit from less dust, pollen and other particles being removed and those who don’t struggle with allergies can enjoy better quality air in their environment.
3 ways to get the most from an air purifier
- Invest in the best you can afford
Many cheaper air purifiers simply aren’t able to remove pollutants from the air, so when it comes to deciding if an air purifier is for you, an important factor is investing in a high-quality model. For example, the Dyson Pure Cool Fan Air Purifier has a vacuum-sealed HEPA filter that catches ultrafine particles from the air and keeps them in the filter. Less advanced devices can just end up circulating particles back into the air. It also includes carbon granules that take care of unwanted odours and potentially harmful toxins like paint fumes. This investment piece has the added benefit of an air cooling fan function.
- Choose the right size
Another important factor to get the most from your air purifier is to make sure the one you choose is the right size and strength for the room you intend to use it in. The Stadler Form Roger Little Air Purifier is designed for smaller rooms up to 35 square meters making it the perfect choice for a bedroom or small office.
- Change the filter regularly
The filters in an air purifier require regular replacement to maintain efficiency. It’s the part that does all the work and makes the machine function optimally. Make sure you take filter replacement into account when deciding on the budget for your device.
What else can you do to improve the air quality of your home?
- Open windows
Simply opening windows and creating a cross draught by opening windows on opposite sides of the room is a great way to reduce indoor irritants.
- Vacuum regularly
Regular vacuuming removes dust from your home and prevents build-up. A high-quality vacuum with powerful suction will give you a deeper and better clean.
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