No matter how well you maintain your home or commercial space, air pollutants like dust particles, pollen, and mold spores are somehow able to find their way inside your rooms through winds, pets, and even people. These pollutants, if not addressed properly, can trigger allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and other health-related problems. Portable air purifiers are one of the best and simplest ways to prevent air pollutants — and problems caused by them — to a great extent. They are specifically designed to avoid indoor air pollution by using different filtration technologies to clean the air. Here are 3 commonly used filtration technologies in air purifiers-
- High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) Filters: High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance or HEPA filters are widely popular and commonly used filters in air purifiers, especially in commercial-grade air purifiers. They force low-quality air through a fine mesh to trap particulate matter and can filter out up to 99.97% of particulate pollutants, such as pollen, dust mites, and more. When shopping for portable air purifiers online, make sure they use True HEPA technology, not HEPA type.
- Electrostatic -Electrostatic air purifiers are very similar to HEPA air purifiers, the only difference is that they do not use air filters. Instead, they use an electrical charge to trap particles traveling in the air stream. The charged particles stick to the sides of the internal filtration system on collection plates, and dust particles are removed from your indoor air. Electronic air purifiers are cost-effective, low maintenance, and only require cleaning of the collection plates for optimal efficiency. They use a washable filter cell that has a high clean air delivery rate.
- Activated Carbon – Elements like activated carbon are added to air purifier filters to increase the efficiency of the filtering system. They absorb smoke, gases, chemicals, and odors that are present in the indoor air. Apart from neutralizing odors, they also trap harmful chemicals and gases in its pores to protect against harmful fumes.
Because the air inside rooms is much more concentrated than the air outdoors, indoor air pollution is a much bigger concern than outdoor air pollution. Don’t put your health at risk and that of others! Increase the indoor air quality with LakeAir’s portable air purifiers that are made in the USA.