Metro Manila is probably one of the most polluted when it comes to air pollution. You have to deal with emissions from cars, from factories and other sources. If you spend most of the time indoors because of allergies and asthma, there might be a need for you to buy an air purifier.
An air purifier is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room. If you have decided to purchase an air purifier for your home use, here are five things to consider:
- Consider your indoor air quality needs. If you have allergies, look for an air purifier designed for allergy relief. These models feature HEPA filters, or High Efficiency Particulate Air filters which are proven to eliminate 99.97% of common airborne allergens.
- Consider the size of the air purifier. Do not forget to ask your dealer if the air purifier you are eyeing is big enough for the room where you will be placing it. If you have allergies or asthma, you should also consider an air purifier’s air change per hour. This refers to the number of times an air purifier can filter the entire volume of air in the treatment space each hour. Air purifiers that can clean the air in a space of least four times per hour are best for allergy and asthma sufferers.
- Look for added features. These added features can include caster wheels, handles for easy mobility, digital controls, remote controls, multiple fan speeds, filter change indicators, programmable timers, air quality sensors and more.
- Where it will be placed. It is recommended that you place your air purifier in your bedroom since this is where you spend most of your time. Keep in mind that portable air purifiers are designed primarily to purify the air in one room only. You will need to invest in additional units for other rooms.
- Cost of maintenance and upkeep. If you are using an air purifier with a filter, the filter should be replaced on a regular basis to maintain the unit’s high level of pollutant removal. Depending on how many air purifier filters your unit uses, you might need to change them at different times.
In addition to dealing with allergens, you may also have to deal with mosquitoes in your home. Sharp Philippines has come up with a top of the line air purifier that not only cleans and rids your air of allergens and air pollutants at home, it also helps you catch mosquitoes.
Sharp’s Plasmacluster Air Purifier with mosquito catcher provides you with fresh air and a healthy environment. It has an efficient airflow control system and rear suction plus high performance HEPA filter which is capable of trapping microscopic particles. It also captures and protects you and your family from mosquitoes without using any chemicals. It is 100% harmless safe and sound protection.
By using non toxic mechanisms which are harmless to people and furniture, the air purifier safely captures mosquitoes even for households with small children Because the mosquitoes are captured on a glue sheet, the floor remains free of mosquitoes and cleaning up is easy. The mosquito catcher entices and attracts mosquitoes with its black exterior and built-in UV lights. It has ideal entrances on its sides and powerful air suction to capture nearing mosquitoes and trap them on the glue sheet inside. The glue sheet is insecticide free, has strong catching power and is easily dispoed without dirtying your hands.
An added feature is the air purifier’s haze mode where operation is at a maximum airflow for the first 10 minutes and then switches to a higher airflow for the next 50 minutes. After that, operation repeatedly alternates between lower and higher airflow every 20 minutes. With stronger airflow for the first 60 minutes, a high density of Plasmacluster ions is dispersed into the entire room, which reduces static electricity, making it easy to capture haze particles. It is perfect for living rooms, master bedrooms and single rooms.
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Anne Ruth Dela Cruz is a seasoned writer who has interests in health, wellness and business start ups. She has also dabbled in corporate communications and public relations. A mother of four, Anne also loves videoke sessions and reading a good book. My posts appear on: Negosentro, World Executives Digest, Executive Chronicles, Get Health Access, and Trade & Travel Journal.