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How does an ionizer air purifier work?

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An ionizer air purifier uses a built-in ionizer to collect different airborne particles such as dust or pollen. When the ionizer is turned on, built-in needles receive voltage and begin discharging electrons into the air. The electrons attach to air molecules and create ions that are collected by the purifier.

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The ionizer helps clean the air inside the home more efficiently than a standard air purifier. The ions produced by the ionizer are known as negative ions. After these ions are spread throughout the room, they begin forming large particles by attaching to pet dander, dust, cigarette smoke, pollen and other airborne contaminants. The large particles created by the ions are easily trapped by the filter of the air purifier.

The ionizer component on the air purifier allows users to breathe cleaner air by helping the air purifier work more efficiently. When using a ionizer air purifier, it is important to change the filters regularly to avoid collected particles from accumulating.

In some cases, the ionizer misses particles as they fall to the floor or attach to the grill of the air purifier. After the air has been stirred up, particles can begin to move around the room. Vacuuming and dusting frequently are useful, in addition to the ionizer, for keeping the air clean after the air has been stirred up.

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