Why you should use an air purifier.
Now more than ever before, customers are increasingly aware that indoor air quality (IAQ) has a significant impact on their health and indoor comfort. IAQ is no longer an accessory, but it’s an essential need.
Current research indicates that our indoor air may be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside air, even in industrialized areas. Quite simply, this is an issue that concerns us all. Let us help you solve your indoor air quality concerns by finding the right air purifier for your needs.
Since we spend 90 percent of our time indoors it is critical we are breathing healthy air where we live, learn, and work. The cleanest room or space can still be filled with invisible and sometimes visible particles and dirt that could be bad for your health or even aggravate already existing health issues like allergies and asthma. Why risk it?
Flu and Virus
The flu virus is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or breathes, emitting virus-containing particles (COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus). Those particles may directly contact another person, coat surfaces touched by others, or float through the air, where someone else can inhale them.
According to a study by NASA HEPA filters do have the ability to filter out ultrafine particles <0.01 μm.
Contaminants generated aboard crewed spacecraft by diverse sources consist of both gaseous chemical contaminants and particulate matter. Both HEPA media filters and packed beds of granular material, such as activated carbon, which are both commonly employed for cabin atmosphere purification purposes have efficacy for removing nanoparticulate contaminants from the cabin atmosphere.
The phenomena associated with particulate matter removal by HEPA media filters and packed beds of granular material are reviewed relative to their efficacy for removing fine (<2.5 μm) and ultrafine (<0.01 μm) sized particu-late matter.
To prevent transmission, the researchers recommend the following steps:
- Washing hands thoroughly. This means scrubbing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for 20 to 30 seconds, or the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
- Wearing a mask. Though it’s inconclusive whether masks can block airborne viruses, “one thing we learned from the literature that we looked at is that if the healthy person is wearing a mask and walks into a sickroom and touches infected surfaces, the mask makes it hard to touch his or her own nose and mouth,” says Finkelstein, who is also an associate professor at Harvard Medical School.
- Using High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, they can remove nearly 98 percent of virus particles. According to the Harvard School of Health, "Devices that simply recirculate the same indoor air without filtering it or replacing it with fresh air are not helpful in reducing any airborne virus present in the room"
There are so many makes and models on the market choosing one can be overwhelming. HEPA air cleaner and purifiers costs seem to run from inexpensive to extremely expensive.
If you have allergies or asthma or just desire improved indoor air quality, then you have probably considered the purchase of an air purifier. We believe air purifiers are especially important because they can quickly and quietly remove allergens, odors, pollen, smoke, dust, pet dander, and almost all other pollutants present in the air.
Without an air purifier, your house could collect lots of dust and germs, which could lead to health problems.
Many people give up the search because it is just too confusing. Others purchase the wrong type or model and are unhappy with the results they see because they purchased the wrong thing. How do you know what air cleaner is best for your needs?
We are indoor air quality experts and are committed to providing you with the highest quality air purification products available. We hope to educate you so that when it comes time to buy an air purifier, you will make the right choice for yourself.
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