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Finding The Right Air Purifier For You

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Air Purifiers are the product that you didn’t know you needed. Perfect for any space. Give yourself the gift of fresh, clean & purified air. An air purifier is an electrical appliance, that draws air in through a variety of filters. Air Purifiers reduce many things like, dust particles, smoke, chemicals, pollen and bacteria and viruses! They help to create an invigoratingly clean living or work space. Our most popular Air Purifiers are ones with HEPA filters.

Benefits of having an Air Purifier 

Air Purifiers come with various types of filters or filtration aids:

  • HEPA filter: Removes fine particles. It provides a high level of air filtration, and can help tackle any household odours, viruses, bacteria, mould. Dust, pet dander, pollen & smoke. Its a brilliant allrounder and a must have to many.
  • An activated carbon filter. This filter removes odours and some chemicals. Carbon filters absorb a broader range of gases and chemicals, including VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
  • Photocatalytic Oxidation. UV light and Titanium dioxide, destroy VOCs, microorganisms. This includes viruses and bacteria.
  • An ioniser or ion generator: Refreshes the air around you.

Why do you need an Air Purifier & what do they remove?

Air purifiers are a wonderful thing to have in your home or workspace. They help eliminate any nasties in the air that can trigger allergies & sensitives. Giving clean, purified air to breathe in.

Air Purifiers Remove:

Particles: Pollen, dust, dust mites, shed skin, tiny fibre ends from material. Pet allergens, smoke particles, mould spores and dust.

Organic compounds: For example, pesticides, herbicides and some solvents.

Odours: Smoke, cooking odour, animals and organic odours from sewers as well as any other rotting material.

Incinerate: Bacteria & Viruses.

But, what Filter?

There is an overwhelming choice when it comes to choosing the right Air Purifier. When choosing an air purifier, make sure you select the one with a filter suitable for your needs.

  • HEPA filters (High Efficiency Particulate Air). Removing 99% of particles between 0.3 and 3 microns. Which include, dust, moulds, pollen, mould spores, pet dander, smoke odours, and some chemicals.  They are Highly efficient, and usually a bit more expensive.
  • Electrostatic filters clean the air using static electricity. It does this by attracting airborne particles that stick to the filter. They are quiet to run, as well as being competitively priced. The filters help to remove airborne dust particles such as smoke, pollen, mould and dust mite faeces.
  • Carbon filters are super porous. Attracts, absorbs and neutralises organic gases, odours and some chemical compounds.  If you would like to remove smells, gases or chemicals from the air in your home, then this is the one for you.
  • Photocatalytic oxidation is a combination of UV light and Titanium dioxide. When Titanium dioxide is activated by the UV light, it destroys organic pollutants. Including VOCs, odours, viruses and bacteria. 
  • UV light is a disinfection method. Using short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light, it kills inactivate microorganisms. It does this by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA. Leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. UV light is used in a variety of applications, such as, food, air, and water purification. UV light has antibacterial, antiviral, sterilising and deodorising properties against microorganisms. The bulbs will deteriorate over time. We recommend replacing the bulb at least every 12 months, to ensure it’s performing to the best of its ability.

Air Steriliser, Ionisers & Air Purifiers

Air sterilisers and Air Purifiers are used for cleaning the air of any impurities. The difference between them, is that the technologies used are different.

A simple way to sum up the difference is that air purifiers generally collect unwanted particles in a filter. And air sterilisers, actually destroy the particles, including bacteria and viruses. An air steriliser is convenient and low maintenance.

We have an air steriliser from a wonderful brand called Airfree. We’ve carefully selected this brand for its superior technology and effectiveness. Airfree’s are maintenance free, and have no replaceable parts.

Air ionisers alternatively release negatively-charged molecules into the air, and create the sensation of fresh mountain air. Thanks to electrically-charged molecules called negative ions. These negatively-charged ions ‘wrap’ themselves around positive ions that are responsible for stale and polluted air. Drawing them back into the ioniser. Ionisers are effective on their own, or as an ionisation unit within an air purifier.  An ioniser helps remove dust, pollen, cigarette smoke and pet dander. The ionisation process also has a disinfecting property for viruses and bacteria.

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