The coronavirus has greatly disrupted the daily life of people across the globe. As the virus is airborne, this intensified the importance and benefits of breathing clean air, especially indoors. Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ, is connected to one’s health and wellbeing to a great extent. Since people stay indoors for the most of the time, indoor air that is free of impurities which are threatening to one’s health is exceedingly crucial. Furthermore, clean air could result in decreased risk of respiratory ailments, lowered risks of different chronic conditions, and a better quality of life.
A HEPA filter is a kind of air filter that can supposedly eliminate at least 99.97% of contaminants in the air such as pollen, dust, bacteria, mold, and other airborne particles. HEPA, which stands for “high efficiency particulate air”, are usually made of interlaced glass that are intertwined in numerous directions so as to make a fibrous mesh. When airborne particles that contaminate the air pass through this, they are trapped and rid of the circulation through direct impaction, sieving, interception or diffusion.
Airdoctor 5000 – Removing 100% of Air Particles
The airdoctor 5000 features a dual 3-stage filtration system which includes their UltraHEPA technology that is tested and proven to get rid of 100% of airborne particles.
- Stage 1 consist of two pre-filters to sift out bigger contaminants such as animal hair and dust. The filter is reusable so it can be hand-washed or vacuumed.
- Stage 2 has two Gas/Carbon VOC/Trap filters to remove gases and odors, and potassium permanganate so as to neutralize particular volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, such as formaldehyde.
- Stage 3 includes two UltraHEPA filters which is responsible for removing 100% of particles in the air 0.003 microns (unlike standard HEPAs that remove 99.97% of 0.3 micron particles). Hence, it should be capable and effective at filtering out particulate matters that are ultrafine, including viruses and mycotoxins.
As the airdoctor 5000 captures and eliminates practically 100% of particles that is most dangerous, occupants of the home will have cleaner and fresher air, protected from indoor air pollution, have better air circulation, and kept healthy.
The Effectiveness of Air Cleaners
Air purifiers, also known as air cleaners or air sanitizers, come in varying sizes, shapes, types and of course cost. Some are highly effective at removing particles whereas others not so much. The effectiveness and efficiency of air cleaners will depend on how well it gathers contaminants from the air indoors, which is measured in cubic feet per minute. An air purifier that is quite efficient at collecting air contaminants but has a low air-circulation rate won’t be very effective, nor will an air cleaner with a high circulation rate but are less efficient at collecting airborne contaminants. Hence, it is imperative to choose an air purifier with both high collection efficiency and circulation rate for it to satisfactorily help in improving indoor air quality.