Historic wildfires are burning across the west coast forcing evacuations, destroying structures and polluting the air. The smoke from the fires releases toxic particles into the air, forcing people to spend more time indoors. However, some of the toxic particles can also make their way inside of your home. Using an air purifier can drastically improve your home’s air quality. Check your current air quality here.
Effects of Wildfire Smoke
Wildfire smoke is made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles. These microscopic particles can get into your eyes and respiratory systems. This can have immediate health impacts, including:
- Trouble breathing
- Scratchy throat
- Runny nose
- Irritated sinuses
- Chest pain
- An asthma attack
Will an Air Purifier Help?
An air purifier can drastically improve the air quality inside of your home. When it comes to purchasing a device, you’ll want to choose one with a True HEPA filter. It removes up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns in size including smoke, dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, mold spores and dust mite debris. Wildfire smoke microns are often 2.5 microns in size, something True HEPA air purifiers can easily remove. When picking out which True HEPA air purifier is right for your home, you’ll want to think about the space it will be used in.
For large homes:
- HP800 Style meets performance with this air purifier. It can clean the air in multiple rooms or a whole home over 31 times each day. It also features three-stage filtration for allergy and asthma relief.
For medium-sized spaces:
- HP700 This air purifier will keep the air in your home clean without compromising on style. This console air purifier can clean the air in a 315 sq. ft. space over 60 times each day.
For small spaces:
- HP400 The exposed hardware makes this air purifier the trendiest in the bunch. The small footprint is perfect for travel or small rooms.