Yes, air purifiers can effectively clean the air by removing contaminants such as dust, pollen, smoke, and other particles from the air.
They work by drawing in air through a filter, which traps and removes particles and pollutants. The effectiveness of an air purifier in cleaning the air depends on factors such as the type and quality of the filter, the size of the room or area being treated, and the level of pollutants present in the air.
HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are considered the gold standard in air purification, as they are capable of removing particles as small as 0.3 microns, including allergens, bacteria, and viruses. Some air purifiers also feature additional technologies such as activated carbon filters, which can remove odours and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air.
It is important to note, however, that air purifiers are not a replacement for good ventilation and proper cleaning practices. Regularly opening windows and doors, vacuuming, and dusting can also help improve indoor air quality.