As Autumn sets in, this is the time of year when colds and flu can start to spread and we all start searching for ways to avoid it. Indoor air pollution is one of the biggest causes of breathing problems for many people.  The feeling of itchy eyes and constant sneezing continue to spread as pollutants attach themselves onto the surfaces of your home. An air purifier can provide a relief from these symptoms, leaving your home fresher, cleaner and without the need to dust everyday.

Indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution is any form of odour dust, virus, germs, allergies, mould, pet dander or chemicals that latch onto clothes, furniture, upholstery and electrical appliances.  Germs and viruses may be obvious causes of indoor air pollution but key culprits can also come in the form of cleaning products, inkject printers, air fresheners and candles.  An air purifier for the home or office  can clear away up to 99.9% of germs caused by indoor pollution, helping you to breath easily.

The benefits of an air purifier

When ventilation systems are poor or not frequently cleaned they can end up clogged up with dust and become an ideal breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Air purifiers can provide you with added peace of mind and are far easier to clean and maintain.

Reduction of wheezing, coughing and sneezing. When pollutants are absorbed by an air purifier rather then absorbed into materials and onto surfaces the effect of asthma, hay fever and other allergies can be noticeably reduced.

They can capture odour, particulate matter, VOCs and biological as little of 0.03 microns and 99.9% of all germs.

They can help prevent the spread of colds. An air purifiers filter can capture the harmful bacteria which reduces the spreading of colds and flu. Purifiers can also release negative ions which are compounds that match the freshness of the outdoors, leaving your home cleaner and fresher.

How do they work?

Depending on which air purifier you choose, the filtration method will differ. Most contain HEPA  and carbon filters whilst smaller units that don’t require filters use a germicidal UV lamp and a metal collector plate which also releases negative ions. Most units will either have:

Pre-filter and dust collection grids that work like magnets to capture the largest particles which can etent the life of the filters.

HEPA filters capture dust and allergens, bacteria and other solid particles.

Carbon filters capture odours and chemicals such as hairspray and smoke.

TiO filters enhance the work of the carbon and HEPA filters capturing even more chemicals, odour and bacteria.

Germicidal UV lamps destroy the micro organisms from germs, mould and  bacteria for as small s 0.03microns.

Millions of negative ions are released, neutralising and pollutants in the air which can help make  the air that you breath cleaner and healthier.

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