Are Air Purifiers a Wellness Trend or a Necessity?


It seems like every blogger or internet person has a fancy air purifier (like the Dyson pictured here) these days, no? And it’s made me wonder lately, are these expensive air purifiers worth the cost or are they a surface level wellness trend? Here’s what I’ve learned so far:

What is an air purifier?

To put it simply, you can think of an air purifier the same way you think of a water purifier. Its function is to remove any contaminants from the air to provide a cleaner environment and improve indoor air quality. Usually, if you buy an air purifier it can only service one room at a time unless you have one installed on your HVAC system.

Why would you want an air purifier?

Historically, they’ve been marketed to be especially beneficial for people who suffer from allergies or have asthma. Personally, I feel like I’m seeing them more and more in the homes of people who live in big cities with lots of pollution or smog. I could definitely see how having an air purifier could be beneficial in any of these circumstances.

Ultimately, though, I think this boils down to personal preference. I don’t know if I’d categorize air purifiers as a wellness trend because clearly they serve a purpose, however, like most things you can be “extra” about it and spend a pretty penny if you’d like one that is more aesthetically pleasing (like the Dyson for example). To put a price on it, I’ve seen options that range from $200 to $1500 plus for single-room purifiers.

So, what do you think? Is an air purifier worth it for potentially cleaner air in your home or is it more of a trend?

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