According to statistics, at least one person per household suffers from allergies or respiratory illnesses caused by harmful particles in the air, such as viruses, bacteria, mold, animal hair, etc. Air purifiers are an effective solution for reducing indoor pollution, lowering the risk of illness and providing clean, pleasant air for the whole family to breathe.
What is an air purifier?
Although it may not seem like it, the air inside a house can generally be more polluted than the air outside; but if you think that inside a house a large quantity of pollutants, dust mites, bacteria, bad smells and dirt accumulate due to the lack of ventilation and natural lighting, the idea is no longer so far-fetched. In many cases, poor air quality is the main reason why children and adults suffer from allergies or get sick easily.
Air purifiers are devices capable of filtering the air to eliminate up to 99% of pollutants present in an indoor space. There are different types of air purifiers, ideal for large or small rooms, and their use offers numerous benefits for the health and well-being of the whole family, as they purify the air and reduce the risk of asthma, flu and other illnesses.
These devices have become indispensable in every home, complementing air conditioning systems or dehumidifiers. In addition to purifying the air, these devices ensure greater thermal and environmental comfort in all rooms. Their high efficiency makes them indispensable in homes with asthmatics, small children, the elderly or pets. Start enjoying cleaner air and take care of your family by using an air purifier.
How does an air purifier work?
The role of an air purifier is to remove harmful particles and pollutants from ambient air. Air purifiers have the capacity to filter out dust, pollen, dust mites, animal hair, mold, viruses and bacteria; they also clean the air of unpleasant odors, smoke, humidity and micro-particles of heavy metals that may be present in aerosols and cleaning products.
This is achieved thanks to an air filtering cycle technology that starts with the air being absorbed by a fan, then passes through filters that trap pollutant particles, and finally returns the air to the outside completely clean and free of impurities. The filtering cycle takes just a few seconds and, when used on a daily basis, you can be sure that the air in your home is pure and clean.
Depending on the type of purifier, different types of absorbing agents such as ozone or ultraviolet rays are used, but the most widespread today and the one used by our purifiers is the HEPA H13 filter or high-efficiency particulate filter.
What is a HEPA filter?
HEPA is an acronym for High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter, and is the type of filter with the highest retention capacity used in air purifiers. It's one of the most important factors to consider when choosing an air purifier for your home or office.
This type of filter has been proven to be over 99% effective in trapping pollutants as small as particles smaller than 0.3 microns or 20 nanometers in diameter. For your information, the common flu virus, avian flu and most bacteria found in homes have a diameter greater than this value.
When purchasing an air purifier, it is essential to ensure that the filter is a HEPA filter and not a "HEPA-type filter", as only the former are certified and approved for use. The latter are not approved and are less effective. Our air purifiers are equipped with a certified HEPA filter with an efficiency rate of 99.99%.
How do HEPA filters work?
To purify the air of polluting particles, this type of filter uses 3 methods:
Interception: the filter comprises a series of fibers arranged in different patterns, so that particles remain attached.
Impact: as the patterns comprise closely bonded fibers, larger particles collide with each other and become trapped in the filaments.
Diffusion: finally, gas diffusion causes smaller particles to collide with each other and adhere to the filter filaments via the previous two methods.
Thanks to these methods, large particles such as hair, dust, insect debris and pollen, as well as small particles such as mold, bacteria and various viruses, can be trapped.
Although air purifiers are a great help in disease prevention and bring extra cleanliness to poorly ventilated rooms, they don't offer total protection against diseases such as Covid-19 and other types of coronavirus, so even if you use a purifier, you should still take preventive measures.
What are the advantages of air purifiers?
Buying a home air purifier has a number of advantages that will have a positive impact on the whole family. First of all, as we've already mentioned several times, these devices trap over 99% of the pollutant particles in the air, so that allergies and respiratory problems will be eliminated.so allergies and respiratory problems will be reduced as soon as you start using them.
Since the air inside a home is more polluted than the air outside, having a purifier is essential for good air quality, especially if there are allergy sufferers, babies or elderly people in the home.
By improving air quality in the places where we spend the most hours of the day, the risk of suffering from any kind of illness or respiratory problem is reduced. In the short term, sore throats, dry coughs, sneezing and allergies due to dust, pollen or animal hair disappear.
In the long term, air purification has many health benefits, including the prevention of illnesses such as asthma, bacterial infections and even lung cancer.. Not to mention that living in a clean environment improves the appearance of skin and hair, and eliminates eye discomforts such as irritation and redness.
Installing an air purifier in bedrooms absorbs bacteria and spores generated by humidity, enabling better sleep by preventing nasal congestion during sleep and ensuring perfect environmental comfort for an undisturbed night's rest.
Air purifiers also have the ability to eliminate unpleasant odors, making them ideal for use in the kitchen, bathroom or to eliminate pet odors. They can also eliminate gases such as ozone and volatile organic compounds.
Using an air purification unit in the office will also bring short- and long-term benefits, especially as office air can be even more polluted than domestic air. Fortunately, there are a number of models available with special features to purify the air in larger spaces.
Improve your health and that of your family with an air purifier
Protech Allergies air purifiers are affordable, energy-efficient, cover large spaces with the most powerful CADRs in the industry, are quiet, programmable and easy to use. Thanks to their technology and design, they are very practical devices, perfect for placement in bedrooms, living rooms or anywhere in the home.
Purifying and regenerating air makes for a much safer space, which is why we've included these devices in our catalog, designed to offer you the most sensible solutions for everyday life. These days, a HEPA-filtered air purifier is a must-have in every home and office. Get them here!