If you came across a heap of burning trash in the streets, you would instinctively cross the street to avoid the hazard. Yet not all dangers are as obvious as that. Right now in your room, you are inadvertently inhaling polluted air that is damaging your lungs.
In fact, indoor air is often more polluted than outside. From allergy-triggering pollen to pet dander from your dog, there is a myriad of these invisible air pollutants surrounding you and your loved ones.
While you may be tempted to rush out to purchase an air purifier for your home, it is important to take a moment to consider which system will benefit your lifestyle. With the variety of home purifiers in Singapore, it can be an overwhelming process to pick one.
Here are 4 things you should prioritize while purchasing an air purifier.
1. Size your Purifier
Air purifiers are only effective up to a certain range depending on their size. A small purifier will hardly be useful in cleansing your living room. A rough guide for each size of air purifier would be as follows.
- Small: Rooms up to 299 square feet.
- Medium: Rooms between 300 and 699 square feet.
- Large: Rooms between 700 and 1,900 square feet
For those who suffer from allergies or respiratory illnesses like asthma, consider the air purifier’s air change per hour. Air change per hour or (ACH) refers to the number of times an air purifier can filter the air in the treatment space per hour.
Air purifiers that cycle the air four times within an hour are perfect for thorough cleansing of microscopic allergens, allowing you to breathe easily.
Beyond its core ability to clean the air, many systems come with a quality of life enhancements to make your experience as seamless as possible. Some purifiers even come equipped with wi-fi installed to allow you to control it from the comfort of your sofa.
Those who want in-depth information about air quality can purchase models which provide real-time information on the current air quality. More advanced versions come with their very own indicator to remind you when it’s time for a filter change.
Whether it’s wheels for mobility or previously mentioned quality of life improvements, be sure to properly research each model’s perks. It may also be advisable to contact the store to obtain more detailed knowledge about any given product.
3. Maintenance and Noise Level
One concern when purchasing these products is the level of maintenance. Depending on the type of filter it uses, you may have to change it more frequently or risk it losing its effectiveness. For reference the number of times such filters need to be changed is as follows:
- HEPA Filters: HEPA filters last about one year depending on use.
- Carbon Filters: Activated carbon filters typically last 6 months.
- Pre-Filters: Pre-filters generally last 3 months, but some are washable for long-term filtration.
Another consideration would be the level of noise generated by the machine while in operation. A roaring machine as you work towards your deadline is typically something we wish to avoid. Look for purifiers with a noise level close to 50db which is the same amount of noise produced by a refrigerator.
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