Air quality is essential for respiratory and general health. This is a fact that many people ignored before the pandemic, but not anymore, as we've all seen first hand how much of a difference cleaner air can make in our quality of life. However, improving the air quality of our spaces is not as simple as opening the windows every morning. Most times, getting rid of airborne contaminants requires the use of air filtration devices or air purifiers.
In this article, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about air filtration devices and air purifiers. Keep reading.
Frequently Asked Questions about Air Filtration Devices and Air Purifiers
1. What is an air purifier?
Air purifiers, also known as air filters or air filtration devices, are machines designed to clean the air inside an enclosed space by removing airborne pollutants. These machines use different types of air cleaning technologies to provide results.
2. What does an air purifier do?
Air purifiers clean the air in a space and increase Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) by eliminating harmful particles, chemicals, or smoke, and in some cases, germs and bacteria. These devices also benefit people who suffer from allergies, asthma or have breathing difficulties.
3. How do air purifiers work?
Air purifiers or air filtration devices use single or multiple air cleaning technologies. Most of the ones available on the market draw air using a fan and pass it through a filter (or multiple filters) to purify the air. Others, like the ones we have available, use more effective methods like UV light or ozone generation. Check out our Air Filtration Devices page to discover our models.
4. How much maintenance is required for air purifiers?
Maintenance varies depending on the model and technology used. Some air purifiers use two to four filters that need to be replaced periodically. Others, like The Atmosphere or The Breeze, don't use filters, so they don't require maintenance or the extra cost of filters. Instead, these models use HydroClear Technology, which harness the power of UV light and other elements to generate particles known as hydroxyls, which have the power to inactivate pathogens, without harming people, pets, or plants in the process.
5. Are air purifiers worth it?
Absolutely. Air purifiers are the best solution to increase Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in your home or office and live a healthier life.
6. Do all air purifiers clean the same type of pollutants from the air?
No. Most air filtration products work by reducing contaminants and other harmful particles in the air, such as mould, allergens, pollen, and even smoke, but some others include additional advanced technology for more comprehensive disinfection of the air in enclosed spaces. As a result, these models reduce the presence of bacteria, germs, and viruses in the air, which regular filters can't do.
7. Which air purifier is best for me?
This depends on multiple factors like the presence of pollutants, the space that needs to be treated, the health conditions of people living in the space, and more. Our recommendation is to visit our products page to get more information about available models.
8. Can air purifiers help with allergic reactions?
Yes, air purifiers or air filtration devices can help you get rid of certain allergens to improve your symptoms.
9. What are the best air purifiers for asthma sufferers?
Proper air filtration is crucial for homes where asthma sufferers live since this condition can be worsened by poor air quality indoors. Air purifiers that use HydroClear Technology are a great choice for this situation because it is 100% natural and it kills up to 99.99% of pathogens, including bacteria and viruses on hard and soft surfaces, including dreaded airborne allergens.
10. What are the best air purifier machines for COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a virus that can remain airborne for hours. Because of this, it spreads easily indoors, especially where there's poor ventilation. All of our air filtration devices are great at killing viruses, bacteria, and other types of germs, so you can choose the best model for you based on other factors.
If we had to give a specific recommendation, then The AirBender would be our choice. This model is considered a long-term solution against airborne pathogens since it has been proven to kill everything from allergens to bacteria, viruses, even the one that causes COVID-19 using ClearScience patented technology to emit ozone into the air to disinfect unoccupied spaces. It then rapidly neutralizes the ozone, returning the room to normal.
11. Where should I place my air purifier?
As a general rule, air purifiers should be placed in those rooms where people spend most of their time and rooms where there is a considerable presence of pollutants. Bedrooms are popular spaces for this because they can help people breathe better so they can sleep better. Offices are also good spaces to place air filtration devices, as these are usually full of people and air should be kept clean to avoid the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses in the air.
If you need to disinfect the air in multiple rooms, you can consider a device like The Breeze, which is light and portable to be moved anytime, anywhere.
12. Can I install an air purifier in the bathroom?
Yes. Air purifiers are great for bathrooms, as these spaces are usually enclosed and have poor ventilation, which added to high moisture conditions can lead to mould. Therefore, placing an air filtration device inside a bathroom can prevent this from happening, while also helping with odours. In fact, these machines are great for public washrooms in offices and other types of workplaces.
13. How do I know if I have an indoor air quality problem?
The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of any space can be affected by elements like poor ventilation, toxic household cleaning products, germs, pets, or pressed-wood products. The first indicator of a problem can be the feeling of stuffy air, as well as visible condensation on walls or windows, or mould growth.
Another way to determine if you have an IAQ problem is the presence of health changes on yourself or others around you, like allergies and breathing difficulties. If this happens, you can determine the source of the problem by looking back for indicators like recent renovations in the home or office, recent pesticide applications, moving from one place to another (this usually involves lots of dust), or any other situation. Then you can choose the best air filtration device for your particular problem.
14. Are air purifiers with ozone safe?
Yes, air purifiers with ozone like The AirBender are completely safe, as long as you carefully follow its instructions, which include leaving the room while it's operating and allowing it to complete its disinfection cycle without interruptions.
Most of the concerns regarding ozone come from the idea that intentional ozone generators produce a high amount of ozone that can be harmful to people because high concentrations of ozone are poisonous for the lungs. However, most devices that use this technology, like The AirBender, are automated and have mechanisms to neutralize ozone after the cycle is done.
15. Are air purifiers safe for babies?
Yes, absolutely. In fact, an increasing number of parents are choosing to install air purifiers in their baby's nurseries to ensure the air that their newborn breathes is as clean as possible.
And there you have them, the most frequently asked questions about air filtration devices and air purifiers. We hope to have provided you with all the information you needed to make an informed purchase, but if you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.
Remember that you can get a free quote for our services and products by visiting our website and filling out a simple form. We want to help you keep your spaces disinfected and safe for everyone, so get a free quote today.
You can get a free quote for our services and products by visiting our website and filling out a simple form. We want to help you keep your spaces disinfected and safe for everyone, so get a free quote today.
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