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Air purifiers FAQ - Questions and Answers About Home Air Purifiers

  1. Why do you need an air purifier in your home?
  2. What are the sources of indoor air pollution in a house?
  3. What does CADR means and what is it used for?
  4. What does it mean HEPA and what is an HEPA filter?
  5. What is a micron?
  6. What can an air purifier filter actually trap or neutralize?
  7. How does an air purifier work?
  8. What is an Ionizer?
  9. What is a Carbon filter?


Why do you need an air purifier in your home?
Our homes are full of airborne pollutants and in many cases the level of indoor pollution is much higher that what can be found outside.


What are the sources of indoor air pollution in a house?
Because of new construction technology our homes are sealed than ever. The air become stagnant and gets hardly re-circulated and replenished.

What does CADR means and what is it used for?
AHAM (association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) created a standard to test and certify the efficiency against certain pollutant of air purification systems. CADR stands for Clean Air Deliver Rate.

What does it mean HEPA and what is an HEPA filter?
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air (filter). It is the filtration technology of choice of most leading air purifier manufacturers.

What is a micron?
The efficiency of air purifier filter is measured in micron. A micron is more or less a dimension that is 100 times smaller than a cat hair. A micron cant be seen without the help of a magnifying device.

What can an air purifier filter actually trap or neutralize?
Depending from the type of filter it uses a conventional air purifier is able to greatly reduce common airborne particles and allergens such as pollens, dust, animal dander etc. also if it uses an activated carbon filter it can be efficient at reducing gasses and odors.

How does an air purifier work?
The air is sucked into the unit through a fan between the inlet and outlet of the air purifier a set of stoppage filter is present.

What is an Ionizer?
Learn more here about ionizers and how they work.

What is a Carbon filter?
Activated carbon filters absorb gasses and odors in their pores. Click here to find more information about activated carbon filters.


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