How clean is the air in your home? Is it safe for breathing in? Make sure the air in your home and work environment is safe for you and the people around you by purifying the air easily with EuropAce range of Air Purifiers.
What is the best filter?
HEPA filters are probably the most popular filters in the market. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Absolute, and all HEPA filters are designed to pass the stringent requirements of removing 99.97 percent of airborne particles that are 0.3 microns in diameter.
HEPA filters remove dust, dust mites, allergens, pollens, plant spores, fungi spores, mold spores, and larger tobacco smoke particles.
HEPA filters do not remove most odours, gases, volatile compounds like paint smells, microorganisms like viruses and bacteria, and any particles that are smaller than 0.01 micrometers.
Some tips when buying a HEPA filter air purifier:
1. When buying an air purifier, always check the life expectancy of the HEPA filter. Don’t just go for the cheapest one. Remember to check for the cost of each filter replacement!
2. Don’t get tricked into buying a “HEPA-type” or “HEPA-like” filter. Some air purifiers uses filters that does not pass the HEPA requirements but marketed it with the “HEPA” term, so do take note!
3. As HEPA filters do not remove some particles and odours, it is good to get one that comes with carbon filter, anti-bacteria filter, and germicidal filter, depending on your needs.
Do I need a very high-end air purifier?
It depends on your room size. Do you plan to install the air purifier in a bedroom or in the living room? The living room will require an air purifier with a larger capacity.
A medium range air purifier that has capacity to purifier air for a 30 square meter (322 square feet) room will most likely be suitable for a typical HDB flat bedroom.
Some tips when choosing an air purifier:
1. If you need your air purifier to be portable so that you can move it to different rooms, you can choose one that is lightweight and has castor wheels.
2. Do note that the higher capacity air purifiers can also be bulkier and nosier. If you need the air purifier to be less noisy, say, silent enough to be switched on through the night, noise level will be an important factor, too!
Do I need the ionizer and ozone function?
The ionizer function of the air purifier acts as an active air-purifying component. The ions produced by the air purifier attach themselves to airborne particles, and remove them from the air. An air purifier that has this function does not only passively clean the air that goes through it; it also generates ions that clean the air outside.
An air purifier that produces ozone can remove living micro-organisms like mold, mildew, and bacteria. It will also remove bad odours and gases. However, high levels of ozone can also be harmful to health. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states, “When inhaled, ozone can damage the lungs.” It can cause discomforts to the respiratory tracts. If you want to choose an air purifier with ozone, do check that the machine has built-in safety factors.