I think having an air purifier is one of the greatest things that people can do for their household, especially if they are in a rental unit.
If you don’t have control over your air conditioning and heating equipment, or even just the quality of the building that you live in, having an air purifier can really improve the air quality of your home.
I would highly suggest having an air purifier that uses HEPA filters because those are the best filters for purifying the air of tiny particles that no one can really see to the naked eye. I think it’s honestly pointless to have air purifiers without HEPA filters. If I’m being really honest though, I know deep down that there are things that HEPA filters are missing in the filtration process, so realistically, we are always going to be breathing in some type of pollution. However, I believe with HEPA filters we can drastically reduce the bad stuff we breathe in. I’m not really a germ freak or overreact about being around germs, but I’ve gotten pretty paranoid about it the past couple of years. My therapist and I have been really working together on overcoming these fears so that I can feel relaxed again, but I just feel like so much fear was instilled within me from the media outlets that it’s hard to remember what it’s like to not think about those things again. I hope that one day I reach a place of peace with all of this because I know it isn’t good for me to be so paranoid and anxious about things that may be out of my control.