The Air Purifier's Industry Favorite Four Letter Word
For those that have been camping their local department stores lately, you may have noticed (especially in the technology and devices sections) a horde of air purifying as well as air cleansing products on the shelves.
You may find yourself a bit lost at all the different brand names and functionalities of these various air purifiers. Well this article will hopefully clarify at least one major issue for you. Just what the heck is a HEPA air purifier?
The reason I am talking about HEPA purifiers and not other cleaners is simple, it's the cream of the crop of purification standards on the market. For starters, HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Arrestor. The name says it all doesn't it?
First let's be clear, HEPA is not a company name, is is a standard of air filter that is used in various kinda of cleaning appliances including vacuums. They are widely accepted within the industry to be able to filter particles as small as .3 microns, as well as having an efficiency rating of 99.97%.
These infants will be able to filter as well as remove the most diminutive of elements ranging from dust, pollen, smoke, animal dander, and other allergy inducing nasties. HEPA tools are required for use by companies that remove asbestos in buildings, cleaning up toxic related spills, as well as for pharmaceutical operations.
Not a bad track record I'd say. The basic process by which HEPA filters work is all the particulates in the air is trapped in the filter, while allowing only clean air to go back into the open. The more times air is "exchanged" (moves back and forth through your air purifier with HEPA filter) the cleaner the environment will become.
Usually a standard HEPA unit can efficiently clean one room at a time. As such, it's advisable to have one unit in each room of your house (or at least the major ones like your bedroom, living room, and barbeque area).
About the Author: Do not take the need for a home air purifier for granted, because the effects of breathing in the allergens, debris, and pollution will have a long term effect on one's health.