What is the purpose of an air purifier?
- According to the E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency), indoor air may be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. With Americans spending up to 90 percent more time indoors, indoor air quality is a huge concern.
- Air purifiers assist to remove impurities in the air we breathe. For example: dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, and other airborne pollutants.
- Most air purifiers use a woven material to capture particles as they try to pass through. This woven material or air filter, accumulates trapped particles. As these impurities accumulate in the filter, the filter’s effectiveness will be reduced by restricted air flow.
HEPA Air Purifiers:
HEPA - High Efficiency Particulate Air / Arresting
- HEPA is a method of filtering particles out of the air that are so small they cannot be seen with the naked eye. HEPA law requires that the filter meets the strict filtration standards of effectively trapping particles as small as 0.3 microns (a micron is equal to one millionth of a meter, or about a tenth of the size of a droplet of mist or fog), at least 99.97% of the time.
- A HEPA filter has been tested and you are assured of their filtering quality.
What are the different types of air purifier filters?
How often do I replace the filter in my air purifier?
• A HEPA filter should be replaced every 12 months or so, depending on how often you use your air purifier.
• A carbon filter should be replaced every 3 months, depending on your usage.
➢ If you are unsure, refer to the manufacturer’s user manual.