Air purifier: It is a device that filters (fine) dust, bacteria, pollen and germs from the air. Air purifiers do this on the basis of various cleaning techniques, such as cleaning with filters or cleaning with ionization.It also helps reduce allergy or asthma symptoms. In this article I will explain how it works and what clean air for you in your home is.
Air purifier: How does it work?
An air purifier is a device that filters impurities from the air. Think of dust, bacteria and allergens. Bad odors can also be remedied with an air purifier. It purifies the air and collects the impurities with a collector or filter. This improves the air quality in your home and allows you to breathe in clean air.
Air purifier: Different cleaning techniques
To purify the air in the room, air purifiers use different cleaning techniques: filters and ionization. Air purifiers that use filters bring the air through different filters to purify the air. During ionization, the air purifier changes the static charge of pollutants in the air. This makes the particles heavier and they no longer end up in the air. Some air purifiers use both cleaning techniques.
Air purifier: Advantages
With too little clean air in the house you often suffer from headaches, chest tightness, dry eyes and a dry throat. By taking an air purifier into your home, you remove these complaints. The use of an air purifier also has other advantages:
- You have less (fine) dust in the air.
- It relieves allergy or asthma complaints.
- You deal with bad odors and cigarette smell.
Air purifier: How it help?
With an air purifier, also called an air purifier, you remove dust, bacteria, allergens and bad odors from the air. This ensures that the complaints of, for example, hay fever or asthma decrease and you breathe relieved at home. Where an air purifier can help? In this article we explain it to you
Dust and fine dust in the house
Dust can be found in every home, no matter how hard you try to clean it up. As soon as you knock out the cushions, you will see the dust flying through the air again. The place where you live also influences the amount of dust in the house. Do you live close to the highway? Then you are more likely to have particulate matter in the house than someone who lives somewhere with few cars. An air cleaner offers a solution in reducing dust and fine dust in the home.
Smoke and bad smells
Carbon monoxide and nitrogen monoxide are substances that pollute the air in your home. These substances are not only released when smoking a cigarette, but also when preparing a delicious meal on a gas stove. To minimize these harmful substances in your home, use an air purifier. The carbon filter in the air purifier filters a large part of all gases from the air, including bad odors. This not only makes the air cleaner, but it also smells a lot fresher.
Complaints with allergies such as dust mites
With a dust mite allergy, you react to the dander and feces of the dust mite. Dust mites live in house dust and are often found in fabric furniture, such as the bed and sofa. For example, if you plop down on the couch or knock out the pillows, the allergens from the dust mites will end up in the air. An air purifier helps to filter dust and allergens from dust mites from the air. Which helps to relieve complaints caused by dust mites.
Complaints with hay fever
Do you suffer from hay fever? Then the pollen season is probably your favorite season. The flying pollen causes complaints such as burning eyes, coughing and shortness of breath. An air purifier offers a solution to make this period bearable. An air purifier cleans the pollen from the air with the help of a filter, which ensures that your complaints are reduced. Great, because that way you need less medication when you are at home.
Complaints with asthma
Animal hair, dander, dust mites and cigarette smoke stimulate the lungs, which is a problem for asthma patients. Clean air therefore has a major effect on reducing the complaints surrounding this condition. Since an air purifier purifies the air in your home, it is quite a relief to have such a device at home. The air in a room with an air purifier is on average 99% cleaner than in a room without an air purifier.
Air purifier: Performance
The performance of an air purifier depends on a number of points: the cleaning technique, quality of the filters and the Clean Air Delivery rate. In order to compare the air purifiers in a fair way, all air purifiers in our range have been tested for their performance. In this article, we explain how we tested this and why this information is relevant to you.
Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)
The Clean Air Delivery Rate, or CADR for short, indicates how many cubic meters the air cleaner purifies per hour. He must thereby purify all particles from the air. The quality of the filters and the power of the air purifier influence the CADR value. To measure this value, all air purifiers in our range have been tested in a laboratory under the same conditions. This makes it possible to compare all air purifiers in a fair way.
How is the area calculated?
Based on the data from our lab test, we have calculated the maximum surface to be cleaned. We have assumed a ceiling height of 2.5 meters. When calculating the number of square meters that the cleaner processes within one hour, we have taken into account various usage situations. We always investigate under the same conditions. This allows you to compare the air purifiers with each other. For example, do you suffer from hay fever? Then you need an air purifier with more power than someone who just wants to reduce odors from cooking. That is why we have made a distinction between basic cleaning, cleaning for allergies and cleaning for asthma.
Basic cleaning includes cleaning dust and unpleasant odors from the air, without you wanting to reduce complaints such as allergies. These air purifiers purify all air in the room at least twice an hour. To clean the air, these air purifiers use filters, ionization or a combination of both.
Cleansing for allergies
If you suffer from an allergy such as hay fever or dust mites, an air purifier will help reduce complaints. These air purifiers refresh all air in the room at least 3.5 times per hour. To clean the air, these air purifiers use filters or filters and ionization. The air purifier will not remedy the complaints, but it does make the living environment more pleasant for someone with allergies.
Cleaning for asthma
To relieve asthma complaints, the air purifier must refresh all the air in the room 5 times an hour. These air purifiers use filters to purify the air in the room. They have at least a HEPA and a carbon filter, so that they remove dust particles, pollen, bacteria and unpleasant smells from the air.
What is an air purifier with ionizer?
All around us are tiny particles that pollute the air in our home. There are air purifiers with an air ionizer to purify the air in your home, but what does an ionizer actually do and what is the advantage of an air purifier with ionizer? We will explain it to you in this article.
What are Ions?
Almost invisible particles float around you in the air. We call these particles ions. Ions are in fact electrically charged particles that float around not only outside but also inside. The negatively charged ions are important to maintain the oxygen content in the air. Air pollution such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, pollen, exhaust gases or particulate matter reduce the negative ions. This causes the air quality to deteriorate and you will, for example, suffer from headaches or fatigue.
What is ionization?
Ionization means that negatively charged ions shoot into the air to change the charge of positively charged particles. For example, negatively charged ions attract dust, which causes the particles to weigh down and fall. This way they end up on the floor or furniture and you no longer breathe them in.
Air purifier with ionization
An air purifier with ionizer uses ionization or ionization and filters to purify the air. Air purifiers that only use ionization change the charge of the ions, as mentioned earlier. This makes the particles heavier and ends up on the ground or on the collector. An air purifier that also uses filters shoots negative ions with the cleaned air. This makes the pollutants in the air heavier and sinks to the ground. Great, because that way you only breathe in clean air.
Advantage of ionization at your home
The advantage of ionic air purifiers without filters is that they have low maintenance costs. You don’t have to buy new filters. In addition, the negative ions that come into the air during ionization contribute to your health. They ensure that the contaminants become heavier and that you breathe clean air. Air purifiers with ionizer are not suitable for everyone. Some ionizers release ozone. This is not harmful in a small amount, but if you have asthma it may irritate the airways.