What are the things to consider when buying an air purifier?
- Size and Function of the room
- Clean Air Delivery Rate
- Medical-Grade HEPA Filter
- Active Carbon Filtration
Most of us spend a majority of our time indoors — whether that’s in offices or malls, or even in our own homes. And yet, the quality of the air we breathe in these spaces isn’t something we think about often.
But we should — the concentration of indoor air pollutants is often 2 to 5 times higher than the outdoors. This is why recently, air purifiers have become a necessity for many. If you want to improve your health too, you should start looking for one. To help with your search, we’ve listed some important things to consider when buying an air purifier.
How Do Air Purifiers Work?
The main function of an air purifier is to siphon in the air circulating indoors and let it pass through multiple filters. As the air moves through the filters, particles and pollutants such as dust, pet dander, pollen, molds, smoke, toxins, viruses, and bacteria are captured and eliminated. Fresh and clean air is recirculated into your home or office.
There are plenty of air purifiers for sale in the market. If you are planning to buy an air purifier, consider these factors to find the best one for your needs.
Size and Function Of The Room
Before you purchase an air purifier, make sure to measure the square meter of the room you’re planning on installing it in.
Air purifiers are available in different sizes as per their area of coverage. If you have a bigger room to cover, consider getting a high-capacity air purifier for maximum efficiency. Industrial-grade purifiers like the UV Care Supreme Plasma UV-C Air Cleaner can cover rooms of up to 325 m². This is ideal for homes, hospitals, hotels, offices, gyms, restaurants, schools, and other large spaces.
Determining the function of the room is just as important when buying an air purifier. An air purifier that would work just fine for your bedroom may not be as effective when placed in another room. Spaces with higher indoor air pollutants such as the kitchen or an office smoking area will need more powerful units, like UV Care’s 8-Stage Air Purifier with Humidifier.
Each one is equipped with our ViruX® Patented Technology, along with UV-C light technology, Activated Carbon filter, and a Photocatalyst filter — all of which work together to remove volatile compounds and break down harmful air pollutants at more efficient rates than other air purifiers on the market.
Clean Air Delivery Rate
The Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) is the way you measure the effectiveness of an air purifier. It shows how many cubic meters per hour (a.k.a. m3/hr) of air it can filter in any room.
Before adding that brand new air purifier into your cart, make sure to check its CADR rating. The higher the CADR value, the faster it can clean all the air inside a room or space.
The UV Care Super Air Cleaner Pro is an example of an air purifier with a high CADR. It efficiently cleans indoor air at a rate of 650 m3/h.
Medical-Grade HEPA Filter
High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters, or HEPA Filters, are extremely effective at capturing and removing fine airborne particles and pollutants from indoor air. HEPA filters can trap even microscopic particles, including those invisible to the human eye but are harmful to people’s health — such as viruses and bacteria.
UV Care’s HEPA filters are tested to certify that they could remove at least 99.998% of particles in the air that are about 0.1 microns in diameter, which are the most difficult particle size to trap — also known as the most penetrating particle size (MPPS). To help you visualize how fine these filters are, a strand of human hair is between 70 to 100 microns and pollen is about 10 to 1,000 microns.
Air purifiers with H13 to H14 HEPA filters have the highest tier of HEPA air filtration. A HEPA grade of H13 can remove 99.95% of pollutants, while a HEPA grade of H14 goes above and beyond, removing 99.998% of pollutants. These HEPA filters are labeled as medical-grade, because they can effectively sterilize indoor air fit enough for the medical field, such as hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturing companies.
All of UV Care’s air purifiers, such as our UV Care Clean Air 6-Stage Air Purifier, are equipped with medical-grade H14 HEPA filters. This air purifier can trap particles at the best efficiency rate, even particles that are smaller than 0.1 microns such as bacteria that cause tuberculosis, or viruses like influenza. These are also infused with the UV Care Virux® patented technology that is proven to instantly eliminate SARS-CoV-2 upon contact.
Active Carbon Filtration
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are a group of chemicals found in many of the products people use to build and maintain their homes, such as cleaning products, disinfectants, bleach, paint, aerosols and more. Formaldehyde is one of the most common VOCs found in homes.
Once VOCs hit the open air, they turn into harmful gasses that could harm your health. Some of the most common symptoms associated with VOC exposure include nausea, headaches, allergic skin reaction, nose and throat discomfort, and loss of coordination. Consider buying an air filter with an activated carbon filter, which is proven to be one of the best ways to safely remove VOCs from spaces.
As part of its 10-stage filtration system, the UV Care Supreme Plasma UV-C Air Cleaner is equipped with an Activated Carbon filter on top of a Medical-Grade H14 HEPA Filter, and boasts a 96.2% formaldehyde purification rate.
Numerous factors can affect an air purifier’s performance. Be sure to check this list of things to consider when buying an air purifier.
Are you interested in buying an air purifier for your home or business? Check out UV Care’s wide range of air purifiers for sale in the Philippines. We are a US-based, FDA and EPA-registered brand. Each air purifier we offer efficiently cleans indoor air by combining superior UV-C technology and multiple filtrations. Contact us here for more inquiries.