March 30, 2021 | 01:30 PM
Did you know that the house you’re living in is 10x more polluted than the outside air? It seems buying an air purifier is now a necessity, and soon every household will probably need to have to get at least one, just like most of us have water purifiers in our kitchens. There are a lot of different factors to consider when buying an air purifier, from the cost, to the design, but the most important is how effective the purifier will be for you. To be a better judge of that, here are a few things that you must take note of before buying the best small air purifier for home
Home air purifiers are generally good at trapping coarse particles including dust, pollen, animal dander and other allergens, Some allergens from cats, dogs and dust mites that are carried on small particles are more likely to be removed by air filters; thus, a portable air purifier may reduce allergy and asthma symptoms.
Most modern HEPA filters consist of interlaced glass fibres that are twisted and turned in myriad directions to create a fibrous maze. As particles traverse this web, they’re taken out of circulation in the following ways:
In this filter, the filter fibre itself is charged with static electricity, and collects particles efficiently. It doesn’t clog because of low pressure.
Because it catches particles relying only on mesh size, it is necessary to make the mesh finer, making it easy to be clogged.
In addition to this and to support the functioning of a True HEPA Electrostatic Filter, modern air purifiers also feature a Dust Sensor Lamp, an Electrostatic HEPA Filter, a Deodorizing Filter, and an ECO mode among others. Many of these come equipped with a washable pre-filter that captures large particles like hair, fur, and dust by micro mesh; an Odour Filter, that eliminates smaller particles, bad odours, and harmful gases by advanced activated carbon; and a Vital Ionizer, that boosts cleaning power and freshens the air by negative ions.