Our home is our sanctuary. A place where we can unwind, relax and indulge in our own company or the company of family and friends. Whether its late night dinner parties or some much-needed downtime, we need our home to work for us. Fortunately, there is an array of technologies and products popping up that help automate things like lighting, sound and even air quality. Contemplating an air purifier? Here are three reasons why it’s the home automation tool you’re missing.
Health and wellbeing
Australians spend a lot of time indoors. In fact, the Australian Government states ‘it is generally recognised that Australians spend 90% or more of their time indoors.’ Combine this with the fact that the average home can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside and you can start to understand why indoor air quality is an important health consideration.
Common household pollutants such as pollen, spores and dust mites can trigger a range of health conditions such as asthma and allergies. Even your favourite scented candle can release chemical substances such as Benzene and Formaldehyde that stick around long after they’ve been blown out. Whether you suffer from asthma or allergies, or simply a lover of scented candles (guilty), an air purifier can help alleviate your home of air pollutants. The Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link automatically captures gases and 99.95% of fine particles such as allergens and pollutants.
While an air purifier cannot pick up a broom and start sweeping, it can help eliminate dust particles, mould particles as well as pet dander that contribute to that stale feeling in your home.
If humidity is an issue, look for an air purifier with a HEPA filter as well as cooling functionality to help fight mildew. By reducing the indoor temperature and catching mould spores through this high functioning filtering system, you can minimise the chance of mould and mildew showing in your home.
Additionally, an air purifier can assist in the elimination of common household odours making for a fresher, cleaner feeling home.
Air purifiers with multi-functionality can help maintain air quality even when you’re not at home – never be greeted by a hot and stuffy house again. Look for air purifiers with smart technology such as WiFi connectivity, app‡ support and remote controlling. Take it one step further and find an air purifier that has cooling/heating abilities. Set your perfect ambient temperature and forget.
‡App functionality may vary by market. Requires WiFi and app-enabled device. Standard data and messaging rates may apply.