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At home, ventilation can keep indoor air pollution-free. The problem is that allowing air to enter from the outside also introduces some pollutants. For example, tobacco smoke, car exhaust or wildfire smoke.
EPD experts agree that air purifiers may help remove indoor pollutants, especially when source control or ventilation options are inadequate. If you have never used an air purifier before, you may have some problems.
How many air purifiers do I need? Should I run the air purifier around the clock?
In this article, we will discuss 7 best ways to get the most out of using air purifiers.
Air purifiers are used indoors. It's important to close the doors and windows. As mentioned earlier, ventilation helps to remove dirty air and pollutants from the room. But it can introduce new pollutants into the room, such as wildfire smoke and car exhaust, or remove clean air from purifiers.
You need to know that air purifiers work best in enclosed spaces. As a result, they can capture and eliminate allergens and microorganisms faster and more effectively in confined spaces. They also provide you and your family with fresh, clean air in confined spaces. If you have to open a window, make sure the purifier is cleaning the air in another room.
If this is your first time to buy an air purifier, you may think, which is the best place to place the purifier? It's very important that you know where your air purifier is.
Most air purifiers have a forward air inlet and a side air inlet with an outlet at the top. It is essential to ensure that you choose the location for your purifier and that there are no objects blocking the air inlet or exhaust port. Place the air purifier at least 15 cm away from the nearest object (including the wall).
Since there is no object blocking the air inlet and outlet, the purifier can absorb more air. By doing so, it can capture and eliminate allergens and microbes before distributing fresh, clean air in the room.
The purifier must be placed on a flat surface, such as the floor, dressing table or table. Whether it has a stand or caster, a flat surface provides stability and ensures better performance.
In addition to objects that do not block the purifier, the best location should not be wet. Experts suggest that the relative humidity of the room should be less than 85%.
Avoid leaving the air purifier outdoors.
The most common filtration system in modern air purifiers has two to five filters. They include multiple pre filters, real or medical grade H13 HEPA filters and activated carbon filters.
If the air purifier has a washable prefilter, you can throw it in the washing machine at least twice a month or after every ten days. You can also vacuum according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Although filters provide a good service to capture pollutants, they have a short life span. Most filters have a service life of 6 to 12 months, but it depends on the usage. If blocked, their Cadr will be very low.
To know when to replace the filter, check the filter status indicator. If it turns red, replace the filter according to the manufacturer's instructions. After replacement, reset the filter status indicator.
To keep the purifier clean, use a microfiber cloth to wipe dust and debris. Avoid using wet cloth.
It is recommended that you run the air purifier at a low speed all the time. Most air purifiers have automatic mode function. This function works with the air quality system.
If the air quality sensor detects an increase in the amount of pollutants in the air, the purifier will operate at the highest speed. Most purifiers have 1 to 3 fan speeds. By choosing the highest fan speed, the purifier can clean the room faster.
The air quality system continuously monitors the air quality. If it detects no contaminants in the air, it sets the purifier to a minimum speed. At this speed, the air purifier will run quietly in a whisper. It will also consume less energy, unlike at maximum fan speed.
By consuming less energy, it can save energy costs. You need to know that most air purifiers are energy star certified. Even at the top speed, they still consume less electricity and save you money.
Each air purifier has a clean air delivery rate, room coverage and air exchange rate specification. This mainly depends on the number and type of filters. For example, portable purifiers with prefilters, real HEPA filters, activated carbon filters and 2 to 3 speeds are ideal for small rooms.
You may encounter models with multiple filters, including one prefilter, two HEPA and activated carbon filters. The device (wall mounted or floor mounted) can have three to five fan speeds. Therefore, they are ideal for large rooms.
Although air purifiers strive to clean indoor air and eliminate pollutants, some areas may not enjoy this benefit. This is true in corners blocked by objects such as flowerpots and dressers. To make sure that all the air in the room is handled by the purifier, you need additional fans.
Place the fan in the area where the cleaning efficiency of the purifier is not reached. These fans blow unfiltered air to the purifier to ensure that all air is clean.
Many air purifiers have built-in dust sensors. This sensor works by monitoring indoor air quality. If the sensor detects an increase in dust and other contaminants, it will run the purifier at the highest fan speed.
Due to its sensitivity, the lens of the dust sensor is covered with dust and debris. In the summer with serious pollution, clean the dust sensor at least twice a month.
For low pollution days, clean once a month. Unclean dust sensors can degrade the performance of the purifier. How can you ask. It will not be able to detect levels of pollutants in the air. Therefore, the device will not operate in automatic mode, thus effectively purifying the air.
In addition to cleaning the dust sensor, keep it dry.
Please disconnect the power socket before cleaning the purifier or replacing the filter. Otherwise, electric shock may occur during maintenance.
Most air purifiers have a child lock / Pet lock feature. When you leave home, be sure to turn on this feature. It helps ensure that your child or pet does not tamper with settings. At home, supervise your children to make sure they don't play with the purifier.
Avoid placing books, vases, etc. on top of the device. Not only do you block the air outlets in the room that emit clean air. However, the object may press different controls and change the performance of the cell. In addition, the object may introduce foreign matter through the outlet.
It's not about you and your family breathing fresh air. You end up inhaling polluted air.
Avoid placing the air purifier in an enclosed space with explosive, flammable or toxic gases and substances. These substances can damage the device or impair its performance.
Air purifiers make a great contribution to the indoor air quality of homes and offices. If used correctly, it can protect you and your family. In fact, it can eliminate asthma and other respiratory diseases.
In addition to capturing or removing pollutants from the air, the purifier can also improve sleep quality. This will improve your quality of life and work efficiency.
Remember to follow the manufacturer's instructions before operating or maintaining the air purifier.