20 Sep Staying Safe at Home with UV Care
How can you stay safe at home with UV Care?
- Increase ventilation
- Position air purifiers in the right place
- Change your air filters regularly
- Keep your air purifier ON all the time
- Vacuum regularly
- Control humidity
Do you suffer from allergies, or do you always seem to catch a cold? Or perhaps your home just has stuffy air and bad odors, no matter what you do? The air quality in your home can be the root cause of these problems, exacerbating your symptoms and making your home a less comfortable place to enjoy.
In this article, we get deep into how you can stay safe at home with UV Care and improve the quality of the air you breathe inside of your home each day.
How do HEPA filters and UV light air purifiers work?
One tried and tested way of improving air quality indoors is through two technologies: HEPA filters, and UV-C light sterilizers. And at UV Care, we offer both an air purifier with HEPA filter in the Philippines and with UV-C light sterilizers.
But how do these technologies work? We’ve covered how do UV light air purifiers work and what are the best HEPA filter air purifier in the Philippines in previous blog posts, but here’s a breakdown: HEPA filters are “high-efficiency particulate arresting,” which means they are highly effective at pulling harmful particulates out of the air and trapping them. They’re designed to trap particles as small as 0.01 microns — which is much, much tinier than the strand of your hair!
UV-C light, on the other hand, is designed to sterilize anything it touches, including air. It essentially damages viruses, bacteria, mold, and other pathogens so that they can’t harm you — or reproduce. This reduces the risk of common sicknesses, such as the cold, flu, and more!
Are HEPA filters and UV light air purifiers safe to use?
The answer is: it depends. You might have heard that the radiation and ozone generated by air purifiers can cause a wide range of health issues, some as serious as cancer.
The truth is that the safety of these devices depends on the practices and standards of their manufacturer. As a reputable air purifier supplier in the Philippines, our team at UV Care ensures each of our air purifier products is tested and strongly vetted by third-party labs, such as Intertek and SGS, to ensure that they are completely safe for you and your family to use.
We even publish the results of these reports for people to see on our website! These show that each of our air purifiers has passed radiation and ozone testing. So, you can rest easy knowing that they have no bad effect on your health, even if you use our air purifiers daily!
How To Stay Safe at Home with UV Care:
Our air purifiers are easy to use — our Super Plasma Pro Air 2 is even WiFi compatible so you can control it, anytime and anywhere! That said, there are a few things you can do to maximize your air purifier use, and stay safe at home:
Increasing ventilation can increase the airflow around your rooms. This can help our HEPA air purifiers pick up more allergens and other particles more effectively. Doing this can also help our device get rid of stale air (and musty odors) more quickly. So, turn on those fans and open your doors to allow your air to circulate more freely!
Position air purifiers in the right place
If this is your first time using our air purifiers, then it might be a challenge to figure out where to place them. Choosing the best location for an air purifier is a very important factor for maximum efficiency. So, here are some of our tips for placing an air purifier:
- Place them in a central location to help gain the most access to your indoor air. We also recommend placing it on a flat surface, such as the floor, or on top of your counters or tables.
- Our air purifiers have different air intakes and outlets, so you need to familiarize yourself with where these are located. Make sure that the location you pick doesn’t block any of our device’s air intakes. And, you should try to orient the device so that the air outlet is flowing towards where you’re normally at, such as sitting areas, your desk, or your bed.
- Putting your air purifier too low or too high can hamper its performance. Avoid placing it on high shelves or tables.
- We also recommend placing it at least 15 cm from the nearest object, including walls. Try not to place it right against walls, or large furniture, as these will block airflow.
- Also, avoid placing books, vases, or any other items on top of your air purifier, as these can block the airflow or change the settings of the device.
- Try finding a location that is neither too hot nor too cold, because extreme temperature levels (or changes) can put a strain on your air purifier.
Change your air filters regularly
As our air purifiers collect more and more pollutants over time, they will lose their efficiency. So, it’s important that you clean them regularly — and replace them when they reach the end of their lifespan.
Most of our filters have a lifespan of about 6 to 12 months, and each of our air purifiers comes with two filter sets. Make sure to read the owner’s manual we provide to take good care of your air purifier’s filters.
Keep your air purifier ON all the time
Purifying your indoor air is a continuous process because the air in any room is constantly changing. So, we recommend keeping your air purifier on at all times — especially when there are people in the room. Running them 24/7 can also benefit people that are dealing with allergies and respiratory issues, such as asthma.
And don’t worry, your electricity bills won’t skyrocket if you do so — our air purifiers don’t use up a lot of electricity. For example, our Clean Air 6-Stage Air Purifier has a rated power of 45W, which is less than your standard electric fan! Plus, they have low operating noises of about 45 dB, so they run very discreetly.
Rugs, carpets, and other surfaces in your home can trap any dust and other airborne particles, which prevents them from reaching your air purifier. So, take the time to clear these surfaces up to improve your air quality indoors!
Try using a deep-clean solution like our UV-powered vacuums. Whether you choose a handheld, portable device, or a robot vacuum, these appliances will ensure every surface they pass through is not only free of any dust and dander — but also sickness-causing bacteria and viruses!
Humidity is another factor to keep in mind while improving the safety of your home. If a room becomes too humid and moist, then it can become a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and other harmful pathogens. Rooms that are too dry, on the other hand, can trigger skin and respiratory conditions, such as allergies and asthma.
Humidity is a common problem in certain areas around your home, such as your kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and the like. Luckily, this problem is taken care of with a humidifier.
Devices like our 8-Stage Air Purifier with Humidifier ensure that the optimal levels of humidity are maintained in your home. Plus, they come with a powerful anti-bacterial filter, which ensures that the fine mist released by our air purifier is germ-free!
You can stay safe at home with UV Care’s tried and tested air purifiers! Using our powerful and easy-to-use HEPA air purifiers will provide an additional layer of protection from airborne viruses and bacteria, and even help make your home more comfortable for everyone in it.
Interested in learning more about our products? Contact us here. We can help you choose the best model for your home — and even provide you with other tips to keep you and your loved ones safe indoors!