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The Problem with Most Air Purifiers
Problems with Most Air Purifiers
There is an increasing concern about air pollution levels both outdoors and indoors. It has been concluded that indoor air can be five times as polluted as outdoor air since the air inside does not get the circulation that outdoor air gets naturally. Not only is this a problem in regards to pollution we breathe but now, more than ever, we are all concerned about the effects of COVID 19 and most recently, the Delta Variant. Safe, sanitized air has become quite the commodity in the past year, something we never saw coming. As more and more people try to find a quick solution during the pandemic, there are now more air purifiers available than ever before. But how can you tell the difference between an air purifier that will benefit you, and one that is just a glorified fan? Many of these air purifiers do nothing more than trap and store the contaminants in the air. This can be potentially dangerous, since the things in the air that can make us sick are just sitting in the unit waiting for disposal.
The Limitations of Air Purifiers
The filters used in air purifiers, HEPA filters don’t last forever. Depending on usage, the filter will need to be changed about every six months to a year. This is essential to ensuring the air purifier doesn’t get clogged up and can run efficiently to circulate the purified air. The biggest problem with air purifiers is that they collect pollutants, but they don't destroy them. With most air purifiers on the market, those pollutants stay trapped in the filter, many of them can still release tinier particles back into the air. These molecules, that are usually released from bacteria, can cause sickness or an allergic reaction. Small children are especially susceptible to flare ups and can develop asthma or other breathing difficulty. This makes people believe the air purifier isn’t working, when the reality is that those particles just bypass the filter since they are too small to be trapped.
The Clean-tech air purifier has been developed to solve this common problem in air purifiers. There is a secondary step to the air filtration system called a UVC bulb. UVC light has been used for decades in hospitals for sanitation purposes. Now, the Clean-tech engineers have placed the power of UVC into the air purifier to destroy those tiny particles that make their way past the HEPA filter. This dual system ensures that 99.99% of harmful pollutants are trapped and killed once and for all.
The Benefits of a Quality Air Purifier
The air we breathe in our daily lives can be riddled with pollutants that we don’t even know are there. When we are in our homes, we tend to assume we know what we are breathing in. But we leave our windows open, go in and out of the house, clean with chemicals, and let our pets roam around. Chemical fumes, smoke, exhaust, pet dander, dust, and more find their way into our air and can agitate our throat and lungs and even cause sickness. This can be especially hazardous for those that have a condition such as asthma or allergies. These pollutants can linger in the air around us causing breathing difficulty, trouble sleeping, allergic reactions, and more. Asthma sufferers can become easily triggered by particles in the air, making home not such a safe space.
There are many benefits to adding an air purifier to daily life. Since air purifiers sanitize the air inside our homes and businesses, it creates a healthier environment. Not just those who suffer from breathing difficulties benefit from air purifiers. Below are some of the benefits everyone will enjoy with the addition of an air purifier in homes and businesses.
Relieves Symptoms of Asthma
According to the CDC, 1 in 12 people have asthma. People that suffer from asthma are susceptible to pollutants such as pet dander, pollen, or dust mites that irritate their airways, causing difficulty breathing. Pets can be a main trigger of asthma symptoms. The spread of hair and dander is inevitable and it quickly circulates in the air we breathe. Even if you don’t have pets, there are other factors that trigger asthma. Pollen is meant to flow easily on a breeze. Unfortunately, these particles can make their way inside through an open window or on your clothes after going outside.
Dust mites are also a very common indoor allergen that thrive inside. They love humidity and feed on dead skin cells. Even after cleaning and vacuuming these pollutants can stay in the air. Air purifiers use the power of the HEPA filter to capture the tiny particles in the ultra-fine fiberglass mesh. With Clean-tech's air purifier, the added UV-C bulb destroys the remaining particles that snuck through the HEPA filter, leaving the air safe to breathe.
Eliminates Harmful Chemicals from Indoor Environments
We may think that if we close our doors and windows that we are safe from the pollutants of the outside world. Unfortunately, these toxins can make their way inside your home, turning the air toxic. Exhaust from the traffic outside is the most common pollutant that lingers in homes and businesses. Long term exposure can potentially lead to devastating effects such as Alzheimer's. It is not just exhaust we need to worry about. Routine exposure to the toxins in our household cleaners, including ammonia, chlorine, and phthalates could lead to serious health issues like a tumor, cancer, or even neurological disorders. Air purifiers take the polluted air and trap and destroy the toxic particles. Clean-tech’s air purifier has been lab tested to remove 99.99% of harmful particles from our breathable air.
Reduces the Chances of Airborne Diseases
Airborne diseases such as the common cold and even the coronavirus are spread through tiny pathogens floating through the air. When one person catches a cold, it’s not uncommon for the rest of the people around them to get sick as well. This occurs because everyone is breathing the same air that bacteria and viruses hang around in. During the COVID19 pandemic, there have been mask mandates in order to slow the transfer of the virus through the air we all breathe indoors. Air purifiers capture these bacteria and viruses. By removing the cause of illness, everyone can be protected, especially those with weakened immune systems like small children and the elderly.
Indoor allergens such as bacteria and dust mites and outdoor allergens such as pollen can trigger allergies. Sneezing, coughing, congestion, and watery eyes are some of the symptoms that can make sleep a difficult task. Sleep is essential to our health and without adequate sleep our productivity during the day takes a significant hit. To ensure we wake well rested and feeling our very best, it is best to have an air purifier in the same room we sleep.
Eliminates Hazardous Asbestos Particles
During the 1940s through the 1960s, many buildings were built using a roofing and insulation material known as asbestos. Nowadays we know better, but if you live in an older house or work in a commercial building built during that time frame, you may be exposed to the particles. These materials are extremely hazardous and breathing them in could eventually lead to lung cancer. Fortunately, air purifiers with a HEPA filter can capture asbestos particles and destroy them.
Are Air Purifiers Effective Against COVID 19 and The Delta Variant?
Studies have shown that wearing a mask properly and practicing social distancing can reduce the spread of COVID-19. Now, the Delta Variant of the coronavirus has come and is spreading quickly throughout the United States. But are air purifiers really able to help with the spread of the coronavirus? HEPA filters are made to pull particles out of the air and trap them in the tiny maze of fibers. The UVC light doesn’t remove the particles that the HEPA filter doesn’t catch, it is designed to kill any viruses or bacteria that manages to make it past the filter by exposing them to ultraviolet light. Since the coronavirus is very small, it could take more than one single pass in other air purifiers.
The longer a virus is exposed to UV light, the easier it is to kill. Since the Clean-tech air purifier has a very large chamber and UVC bulb, the amount of time a virus stays in contact with the light is much longer than other units. This makes it much easier for viruses to be destroyed, including COVID-19 and the Delta Variant.