Indoor air pollution is a serious problem today. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims indoor air pollution levels are about five times higher than outside ones. In addition, the air inside some structures with inadequate ventilation may be ten times more contaminated than the air outside. This results from the energy efficiency with which modern structures are constructed. While keeping a house energy-efficient, tight seals also keep contaminants inside. Furthermore, nine out of 10 Australians breathe indoor air; therefore, ensuring that the air inside your facility is cleaner and healthier is critical.
Owing to the degrading air quality, rising health issues, and increasing awareness among the people, almost every second household/ commercial facility has installed an air purifier. If you haven’t yet installed one, it is the right time to buy one. They help eliminate various pollutants from the air, for example:
- Particles (dust, pollen, pet dander, tobacco smoke)
- Gases and odours (food smells, aerosols, pet smells, chemicals)
- VOCs (paints, varnishes, cleaning supplies, glues, adhesives)
- Microorganisms (Viruses, antigens, pathogens, bacteria)
- Advanced microorganisms
When buying an air cleanser, many people think they know what to look for. Many end up purchasing the lowest-costing machine or the one that looks the best. However, you will be wasting your money if you make your selection solely based on cost and looks. So if you want to make the air inside your premises cleaner and healthier, get an air cleanser or purifier installed at your place. Here are a few key things to consider when purchasing an air purifier to guide you in the right direction. Continue reading!
Get the right purifier for your needs
Different types of cleaners in the market are specifically designed to cater to different environmental needs. So it would help if you found a system that caters to your specific requirements. If you struggle with dust and pollen, get an air purifier that can capture the most airborne contaminants. Finding a system with UV technology can help eliminate mould or germs if you are sensitive to either. Hence, your best option will be to identify what you need to purify before locating a matched purifier.
Get the right purifier for your budget
Since numerous brands and types of air cleaners exist, all these purifiers are priced differently. Some cleaners are significantly more expensive than others, so even if you fall in love with a particular model, stick to your budget. Avoid purchasing an air purification system that is too expensive or that you may not be able to afford. By investing time and effort, you will find a machine that caters to your needs and fits your budget.
Acquaint yourself with the different methods of purification
As said, many pollutants target certain pollutants while missing others; different air purifiers use different purification methods. Common types include:
- HEPA filters– HEPA or High-Efficiency Particulate Absorbing filters are so effective and reliable in cleaning the air that they are widely used in hospitals and other facilities that need to maintain sterile air.
- Ionizers- These purifiers release ions into the air, which further transfer their charges to airborne particles causing them to attach to walls or other surfaces.
- UV lamps- These purification systems consist of UV lamps, which irradiate germs with lethal doses of ultraviolet radiation.
- Gas filters use activated carbon or other substances to trap volatile organic compounds and other gases pollutants.
When looking for an air purifier, keep all these things in mind and find the one that will work perfectly. Make sure the system you buy is designed to cater to the specific needs of your place.