Air purifiers are a great way to improve the air quality in your home, but they come with some drawbacks. No air purifier can work with 100% efficiency, despite what manufacturers may claim. Some purifiers will eliminate smoke or odor, but won't be able to fight microorganisms and allergens. Over time, the effectiveness of air purifiers wears off as they age, and filters tend to trap fewer and fewer microorganisms as they become clogged with other particles.
UV technology is often combined with air filters for maximum efficiency and air quality. However, UV air purifiers can break down oxygen and water molecules into ozone and hydroxyl, which can react with other contaminants and become even more harmful. UV air purifiers may also not be effective at trapping microorganisms due to the shielding provided by particles. It's important to do your part to keep your home clean and replace filters regularly.
Otherwise, you may end up spending extra money on maintenance. Air purifiers are also not always effective at removing gases and odors, as it is much more difficult to remove such contaminants. If you live in a region with fairly good air quality, there may not be an urgent need for an air purifier. Additionally, if space is limited in your home, an air purifier may take up too much of it.
On the other hand, if you're a smoker or have disputes with your landlord about smoking indoors, an air purifier can help eliminate smoke and avoid such disputes. Air purifiers can also be a breeding ground for bacteria if not maintained properly. If you're a busy person who doesn't want to worry about maintenance, getting an air purifier may not be for you. However, if you're looking to improve the air quality in your home, don't let the air purifier do all the work alone - do your part by keeping your home clean and replacing filters regularly.