Are you constantly replacing flower scented air fresheners in your home or maybe leaving the windows open to air out your house but can still smell those lingering odors. If you answered yes to either or both questions, chances are that you need something stronger such as a natural air purifier.
Natural Air Purifier Plants
Did you know that living plants are known to be capable of naturally removing carbon monoxide and formaldehyde from the air inside your home. What is more, they are also capable of taking benzene out of the air, which is found in oils, gasoline, rubber, and paints. Good natural air purifier plants which are known for being exceptionally good air filters include Gerbera Daisy, English Ivy, and Mums.
Natural Air Purifier for Odors
Other natural air cleaners include the burning of beeswax candles, which have proven to work as a natural air purifier against odors. Beeswax candles come in all shapes and sizes and can be scented or unscented. However, you should be aware that the actual burning of the candles could add more irritants to the air
While candles do not cure the cause of the odor, they can at least temporarily clean the air in a home or office. Beeswax candles are available at most discount and DIY stores, as well as online.
Home UV Light Air Purifier
When plants and candles are just not enough to clean the air in your home, maybe it is time to bring in the big guns in the form of a UV or Ultraviolet air purifier.
Odor causing bacteria, such as that found in the bathroom, your babies nappies or your garbage should be taken care of at source. Simply growing plants, opening windows or burning scented candles cannot filter out these types of odors because the smell is actually caused by bacteria. In these instances, the best home air purifier would be one with UV light.
Although the technology used in UV air purifiers is quite complex, they are nonetheless easy to use. UV air purifiers can be easily placed anywhere around your home and are able to eradicate bacteria, viruses and other germs.
UV air purifiers require circulating air to be totally effective because the airborne contaminates need to come close enough to the UV light in order to be zapped by the UV radiation. For this reason, a UV bulb is only around sixty percent efficient when the pollutant is half an inch from the bulb while at two inches, its effectiveness drops down to twenty percent.
UV HEPA Air Purifiers
There are also combination UV air purifiers available which include a HEPA filter and an ionizing system. These combo air purifier systems will help eradicate those lingering garlic and fish odors, while also helping to reduce airborne allergens and dust. Overall, this type of air purifier provides an added bonus to the odor removal process.
Also available are spray air fresheners that work in a similar fashion to a UV air purifier. However, you should ensure that the spray air purifier that you use also contains a disinfectant.
These air fresheners kill odor causing bacteria and viruses but are only effective on the area where they are sprayed. Consequently, you will need to reapply the spray if the odors reoccur.
It should also be pointed out that spray air fresheners are not very effective against kitchen odors and do not improve the air quality whereas an air purifier will.