The Pro and Cons of Air Purifiers

Air purifiers eliminate pollutants and improve your indoor air quality. They’re especially useful for people with allergies or asthma as they catch allergens like pet dander and pollen. Here are some of the pros and cons of these appliances.

Helps You Breathe Easier

While frequent vacuuming helps keep your indoor air clean, it doesn’t get rid of all the allergens, dust, and dirt. An air purifier removes these particles from the air, so you can breathe easier.

Remove Second-Hand Smoke

If there’s a smoker in your home, an air purifier can help you breathe easier. The appliance will remove some of the dangers of second-hand smoke as it collects smoke particles that pass through it. While people should smoke outdoors, an air purifier can at least prevent some of a smoker’s harm to others.

However, it’s important that you get the proper type of purifier for your home. Savannah Air Factory of Savannah, GA, installs whole home air purifiers. We can help you find the right indoor air quality solutions.

Removes Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs are in your home due to paints, varnishes, furniture, and other common household items. VOCs have been shown to cause cancer. An air purifier removes VOCs from indoor air.

Require Maintenance

One disadvantage of air purifiers is that they need maintenance. Most come with disposable filters, which can become an expensive proposition. Some have reusable filters, but these can become tedious to keep clean.

Produce Ozone

Some air purifiers produce ozone gas. Ozone can cause shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing, and lung damage. People should avoid buying air purifiers that produce this gas.


Different air purifiers are better at purifying the air of different contaminants. Some are great at removing allergens but not at removing gases and odors, for instance.

At Savannah Air Factory, we install, tune-up and repair furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners. We can also help you with indoor air quality and both zone-programmable and smart thermostats. Please call today to schedule an appointment.