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What is the charge of the cloud?

Small negatively charged particles called electrons are knocked off some ice and added to other ice as they crash past each other. This separates the positive (+) and negative (-) charges of the cloud. The top of the cloud becomes positively charged while the base of the cloud becomes negatively charged.

Why does my air purifier smell weird?

Your air purifier can often emit the smell of damp air or chlorine (a smell similar to the smell of a swimming pool). The main reason for this is that some air purifiers also use ionizers to help them clean the air. Ionization, however, releases ozone as a byproduct.

Why are air purifiers bad?

Only the wrong type of air purifier like Ozone generator is harmful and can aggravate health conditions. Poor air quality can lead to sleep apnea, worsen our allergies, and causes bad long-term health effects. A filter-based air purifier will capture airborne particles without producing any harmful by-products.

Why do air doctors smell?

If an air purifier starts to smell like chlorine or some other type of heavy cleaner scent, this is most likely because it is producing ozone. Ozone is a gas that is made of three oxygen molecules. Air purifiers, particularly if they are ionic air purifiers, will create ozone as a byproduct as they work.

Can air purifiers help with smells?

Air purifiers are used primarily to reduce indoor air pollution, such as cigarette smoke. However, they can also be effective for reducing odors. Air purifiers for odors that use HEPA and activated carbon filters trap the tiny particles that create smells.

Where is the best place to put an air purifier in the house?

Placing your purifier near a window or close to a doorway is typically your best bet. Another reason to place purifiers near areas with a lot of airflow is that moving air has enough energy to lift dust, mold, and many other particles, which it can then distribute around your house.

Will a HEPA filter remove smells?

While HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters are designed to deal with large particles, they do not remove odors, chemicals, gases or VOCs. This means they are primarily ineffective for odors.