With the rising instances of asthma and other respiratory illnesses in the major urban centres of India, more and more households are turning to air purifiers for a relief.
However, an air purifier requires a number of measures to work efficiently.
In this article, we are listing;
Steps to get the most out of your home or office air purifier
Buying the Right Air Purifier
If you have been thinking of getting an air purifier, you should consider the usage scenario and the air filtration technologies before making the purchase. Coverage area, filter type, and CADR (clean air delivery rates) are the main things you should consider.
Effective coverage area of an air purifier is measured in cubic metres, so make sure you get your assessment right. Second thing to consider is the filter type. HEPA filters are considered the industry standard for air purification, and it is absolutely necessary for filtration of particulate matter.. Finally, consider the CADR of the air purifier which is basically the rate at which the device will clean the air inside the room, per hour. Higher CADR means that you get a constant supply of clean air at higher rate.
Placing the Air Purifier
One of the most important factors that determines the efficiency of your home air purifier is its placement. Ideally, the air purifier should be positioned in a way so that clean air flows towards you. Placing the device too low or too high will result in reduced performance. Make sure that the air purifier is not placed in a confined space such as between furniture items.
Close the Doors and Windows
When the air purifier is on, close the doors and windows so that polluted air is kept out. Many users complain about their air purifier not working properly and the pollution indicators not reflecting a change in ambient air quality, without realising that the device needs a closed space to be efficient, similar to an air conditioner which needs a confined space for cooling the air
Replace Filters Timely
An air purifier’s effectiveness depends on its filters. Do keep a regular check on the HEPA filter and remember to clean up the pre-filter regularly for longer filter life. Only buy original HEPA filters when it’s time to replace the existing filters.
Air purifiers are becoming an essential home and office product due to high levels of indoor air pollution in India. Buying one now can be a prudent step towards safeguarding the health of your loved ones, but maintaining these devices properly is also necessary. We hope this guide helps you in buying and maintaining your home air purifier.