Halton Homes - Getting It Right With Air Purifiers
Regardless of what time of year it may be or what part of the country you live in, pollutants in the air can affect the health of you, your loved ones, and your coworkers. With the arrival of Spring comes warmer weather, Spring cleaning, and beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, the warm weather, Spring cleaning, and beautiful flowers bring increased levels of dust, pollen, allergens, and lots of other things that wreak havoc on your sinuses and allergies. As beautiful a time of year as it may be, Spring can also be a miserable time of year for many. Fall and Winter mark the beginning of the cold and flu season, with households and offices across the nation spreading germs among their inhabitants. Airborne germs and bacteria can allow simple viruses to be spread amongst numerous people several times throughout the season, enabling the virus to mutate and grow in strength with each new host.
If you suffer from allergies or sinus problems, or work in an office full of potential sick people, one of the best ways to prevent the spread of illness and combat airborne allergens is the use of an air purifier. Human beings spend 90% of their lives indoors, and the EPA has estimated that indoor air quality can be up to 50% worse than outdoors. Air purifiers pull a number of pollutants out of the air, reducing the levels of allergens and airborne organisms that transmit disease or affect allergy and asthma sufferers while helping to promote healthy living.
With so many air purifiers on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one to invest in. Air purifiers are not cheap, though the benefits they provide make them worth every penny. However, to get the most out of an air purification system, it is important to choose one that best suits your needs and the needs of those around you.
Airfree Air Purifiers
The Airfree P1000 Air Purifier, Airfree Platinum 2000 Air Sterilizer, and the Airfree Onix 3000 are designed for rooms of 450, 550, and 650 square feet respectively. Attractive in design, the Airfree models do not require replacement of any filters, so there is never any need for maintenance. They draw air into the center of the unit, and then heat it to over 400 degrees Fahrenheit to kill any bacteria, airborne viruses, dust mites, and germs - no living organism can survive temperatures that high! The air is then cooled before it is released by the completely silent motor.
Airfree air purifiers are ideal for public places where germs and bacteria are known to prosper, such as waiting rooms and doctors offices. Especially during the cold and flu season, these air purifiers make a great addition to any business office regardless of the number of employees on hand. Because of their compact design and the method by which the air is purified, Airfree products are best used in smaller rooms and offices.
Neoair Air Purifiers
Neoair air purifiers use high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, the only filters endorsed by the Department of Homeland Security, to remove dust, allergens, and pollutants from the air. Ideal for those who have asthma and allergy problems, the Neoair products are both versatile and convenient in their design. They have been rigorously tested by the CHN Center for Disease Control and Prevention and have been given a mold reduction certification by Applied Consumer Services.
The Neoair Cruiser Air Purifier cleans the air in the last place you think you would need it: your vehicle. Designed for RVs, trucks, vans, and cars, the Neoair Cruiser is great for ridding the air in your vehicle of airborne contaminants including cigarette smoke and exhaust fumes. In addition to the standard HEPA filter, it uses a Photo-catalyst filter, Activated Carbon Filter, and UV Light to ensure you enjoy the cleanest air possible. The Neoair Cruiser Air Purifier is powered by your vehicle's cigarette lighter and includes a UV lamp designed to last up to 20,000 hours.
Designed for rooms up to 450 square feet, the Neoair Enviro 68108 utilizes the same air cleaning technology found in laboratories and clean rooms to keep the air in your home or office free of molds, fungi, bacteria, and other allergens. The five stage air purification system includes a fiber prescreening filter, HEPA filter, activated carbon filter, advanced OFS filter, and a negative ionic discharger. The prescreen filter ensures the other filters last much longer by catching larger particles such as pollen, human skin cells, and pet dander to keep the other filters from getting clogged. The negative ionic discharger releases negative ions which have been shown to reduce stress, enhance alertness and contribute to overall well being. The Neoair Enviro 68108 includes a wireless remote control that operates the fan speed and a 2, 4, or 8 hour timer.
The Neoair Plus Air Purifier improves upon the features and conveniences of the Neoair Enviro 68108 by adding an air pollution sensor with sensor display and a filters replacement indicator. The air pollution sensor enables the system to automatically adjust the fan speed based on the level of pollution in the room. The four stage purification system includes a SuperHEPA filter which removes twice as many allergens from the air as a standard HEPA filter. The Neoair Plus also includes a wireless remote control with adjustable fan speed and timer settings, and is designed for rooms that measure up to 600 square feet.
EZ Air Purification System
Designed for rooms up to 1,200 square feet in size, the EZ Air Purification System is ideal for larger commercial settings. The four stage purification system includes a hospital grade HEPA filter, UV lamps, and activated carbon. Indicator lights inform you when the filters need to be replaced, and replacement is easy thanks to the tool-free access panel in the back of the unit. The EZ Air Purification System features a whisper quiet fan and three attractive color options. It also includes a one year supply of carbon prefilter packs.
Austin Air HealthMate And HealthMate Jr. Air Filter
The Austin Air HealthMate and HealthMate Jr. Air Filters offer users one of two unique filtering options depending on your individual needs. Those wishing to remove allergens, dust, pollens, and dander can select the medical grade HEPA filter. It traps 99.97% of all particles that are larger than 0.3 microns and is ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers. The Carbon/Zeolite filter is designed to trap a wide variety of gases, chemicals, and allergens including formaldehyde and ammonia. It is ideal for those with chemical sensitivities. Both versions of the Austin Air Filters feature foam sealing gaskets on the top and bottom to prevent untreated air from passing through. The HealthMate Jr. is designed for rooms up to 700 square feet while the standard HealthMate can efficiently clean up to 1,500 square feet.
Consider Your Specific Needs Before Purchasing
Because a variety of air purifiers exist, it is important to consider exactly what you are looking for before purchasing one. If you do not wish to worry about having to maintain the air purifier by replacing filters and UV lamps, the Airfree models are the best choice, though they tend to be more efficient in smaller spaces. For your vehicle, such as a truck or RV, the Neoair Cruiser is the perfect choice, combining multiple levels of filtering and drawing power from your cigarette lighter.
For remote control convenience and timed operation in a home or small office setting, the Neoair Enviro and Neoair Plus are the best choices with their five stage filtration technology and healthy release of negative ions. For larger, commercial settings the EZ Air Purification System and Austin Air HealthMate Systems are the best choice, especially with the Austin's ability to reduce the presence of chemical smells.