Air purifiers are getting very popular as the air quality is getting worse day-by-day. And if you still believe that indoor air is not much affected by this pollution then you are wrong.
As per World Health Organization, Indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted as compared with outdoor air.
As we all know pollutants can enter into air through any medium. Either they are in the form of pollen, weeds, harmful gases or dust. Any form of pollutant can cause disturbance & lead to different allergy or diseases.
India has the world’s worst polluted air. Yeah you heard it right, out of 132 countries assessed by Yale & Columbia, India is at the bottom. This creates a major health concern for all of us who are breathing in the polluted air every day.
After this Diwali, the quality of air has diminished further. Presently, there are more than one crore vehicles on Delhi roads. The city is not just car-congested but also turning into a gas chamber. From the past decade, the pollution level has only increased
Studies have shown that indoor air is filled with pollutants as compared with outside air.
This rise in pollution has a major role in increased breathing problems. If you are prone to dust, mold, smoke or any other pollutant, then investing in a air purifier is a must for you.
A little investment can save you from breathing discomfort & might also save you from hospital bills.
As internet is already loaded with so much information about the air purifiers, it also has some major myths involved. So let’s clear the air once and for all.
Fact: Air purifier is clearly not a device that will clean your carpets or sofas. It won’t remove the settled dust. For that, one needs a vacuum cleaner. But, what air purifier responsible for, is to clean the air around the room. The air purifier will remove the contaminants from the air to improve the indoor air quality.
Fact: Clearly if indoor air has fewer pollutants it will smell fresh. But that doesn’t mean that air purifier can remove the odor of dirty laundry. If there is some foul odor because of pollutants that will surely go away once you start using an air purifier.
Fact: Yeah some of the air purifiers has inbuilt technology to filter out the viruses. But too be specific not all air purifiers can destroy viruses & other pathogens. It’s specific for some models. So while buying be informed about the product & its features.
Fact: Both the terms & appliances are completely different. An air-conditioner is responsible for eliminating the warm air & maintaining desired temperature of the room.
While an Air purifier is responsible for purifying the indoor air by eliminating the present allergens & pollutants from the air around the room.
Fact: The main thing to focus on before buying an air purifier must be its filters & the inbuilt technology. An indicator may add some ease in use and style in the design. But the real parameter should be the performance of the device.
Fact: An air purifier is more effective when doors & windows are open. As the good ventilation or fresh air circulation helps the device to function better. It also helps in eliminating the particles faster.
Fact: Depending on the given Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) rating in cubic feet per minute (CFM) the device will be able to clear the air evenly around the whole room. So it doesn’t matter where do you sit.
Fact : Air Conditioning and Air Purifying are two different things. An air conditioners cools the warm air present in the room with evaporator coil, compressor and condenser coil, while Air Purifier removes small particles, pollens and other allergens present in the air.
Air conditioners doesn’t have HEPA filter, as HEPA filter can remove impurities at microscopic level which are only present in Air Purifier.
To get the best results Air Purifiers and AC’s should be used simultaneously as one will clean the inside air and others will provide a cooling effect in the room.
Fact: Like any other device, the performance of an air purifier also depends on its technology. Better the technology, better the performance. So not all the air purifiers are works same.