Air Purifiers 101
December 1, 2020 | By Lauren Lethbridge
Global warming, vehicle fumes, greenhouse gasses, and smoke from fires are all things that negatively affect air quality. Sometimes it may feel like we can't escape the air pollution that can damage our eyes, noses, throats, and lungs. And it's not just pollutants that are floating through the air, invisible to our eyes. The air is also filled with harmful bacteria and viruses.
Luckily, there is technology that can purify air and reduce pollutants and bacteria: air purifiers.
What are air purifiers and how do they work?
Air purifiers help clean the air inside buildings and homes. An air purifier circulates the air inside a room and either traps or neutralizes pollutants, sanitizing the air.
What makes an air purifier?
An air purifier typically has a filter and a motor or fan. Air purifiers need strong fans so they can effectively circulate the air within a room. Most air purifiers will say how large of an area they can cover and share fan speeds.
How much do air purifiers cost?
Typically an air purifier will cost anywhere between $200 and $900. Since your purifier should be running throughout the day, its filters will need to be replaced—and often. Not all air purifiers have costly filters that need frequent replacements, though. The AirSoap air purifier uses washable, reusable collection plates that save you thousands in replacement costs.
Are air purifiers effective?
Our air purifier, the AirSoap, is proven to kill 99.99% of airborne viruses, helps reduce allergens like pet dander, and purifies smoke-filled air.* While most air purifiers have a filter that captures particles, the AirSoap has a high-energy plasma field that kills bacteria and viruses and polarizes airborne particles. Many different air purifiers will help clean your air, but few are proven to kill 99.99% of harmful airborne viruses.*
COVID-19 and air purifiers
Most companies do not have access to COVID-19 for product testing. That being said, the AirSoap is proven to capture and kill particles as small as 14 nm. This size encompasses viruses like Coronaviruses (CoV-2 is 120 nm), Rhinovirus (the common cold), Influenza, E. coli, and Salmonella.
Why do you need an air purifier?
Air purifiers are proven to help reduce allergens. Many of us have pets in our homes and allergy season never seems to fully leave. An air purifier can help keep the sniffles and sneezes out of your home.
Also, many viruses spread through air particles. An air purifier, like the AirSoap, is just one more line of defense that can help keep those harmful viruses out of your home and away from you and your family.
An air purifier is an investment, but it's an effective way to keep your air and home clean and healthy.
*AirSoap has been laboratory tested and proven to kill more than 99.99% of even smaller viruses (Influenza A-H3N2). While AirSoap has been certified to capture particles down to 14 nm, we have not performed testing specifically on SARS-COV-2 (the pathogen responsible for COVID-19), as it is not yet available for testing.
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