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How Air Purifiers and Ionizers Work

Both air purifiers and ionizers are air cleaning machines, however, each one uses a different method to purify the air.

In this short video, we explain what those differences are and offers some tips to help you determine which type may be better suited for your own needs.

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Are you trying to find out what the difference is between an air purifier versus an air ionizer?

If so, this video is for you.

We’ll go over how each of these air cleaning technologies work so you can decide which one is right for you.

So, keep watching.

Air purifiers versus Ionizers. That’s the topic we’re covering today.

And as you’ll soon discover, the main difference between these two types of air cleaners is how each one removes pollutants from the air. In short, it all boils down to the use of a filter or not.

Let’s start with an air purifier.

This device works by drawing air into the machine and passing it through a series of filters. These filters trap microscopic contaminants while pushing purified air back into the room.

The more this cycle repeats, the cleaner the air becomes, and the less pollutants remain inside the space.

An ionizer, on the other hand, doesn’t use filters. It works by sending out negatively charged ions into the air that latch onto pollutants. This bond weighs the particles down and causes them to drop out of the air and land on surrounding surfaces.

With an ionizer, the particles may not be in the air, but they still reside in the room until you vacuum them up or do a thorough cleaning.

As you can see, air purifiers are the most efficient type of air cleaner because they actually remove contaminants from the space. The only drawback is that air purifiers require periodic filter replacements while ionizers do not.

Filters can average between $30-50 per year. If you’re on a tight budget, an ionizer is a better option as long as you can supplement it with regular household cleaning.

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