Are you toying with the idea of getting an air purifier?
Lets look at the why’s and wherefores to help you decide.
Firstly, do they work? They will do if you know what to look for. You want it to take out the very small stuff so look at the size of the particles, the construction should be of good quality, meaning the joins and seals are strong and tight. You really need it to be quiet because you just know you will turn it off if you can’t sleep. It must be energy efficient and lastly the one you choose should be the right size for the room. If all of these are in place then you will be sure to feel the benefits.
Taking out the small stuff. What you will need is a medical grade filter. An H13 HEPA filter traps 99.95% of the particals that are 100 nanometers.
So for fun lets look at the sizes of the things we are up against. A nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter
- A virus is 20 – 200 nanometers
- A bacteria is typically about 1000 nanometers
- Fido or Felix’s dander is 1000 – 5000 nanometers
- Pollen is 10000 nanometers
- A human hair is between 50000 and 100000 nanometers in diameter
- A dust mite is 100000 to 300000
So you can see that if you took the smaller Solenco CF8500 or the larger CF8608 you are covered, smoke, pets, pollen, mites and so forth are just not a problem. It is said that unless you vacuum your bedroom every day and change your sheets every other day you are certain to have bed mites. Never mind the seasonal pollen count, after all South Africa is the flora capital of the world.
Good quality construction: Go with a brand you trust, it doesn’t help to have the unit suck in the air only to let it out a join. It seems obvious but not all brands are the same.
Quiet: This is a big thing, whether you have it in an office or protecting you while you sleep in a bedroom you will want it to be quiet. To give you some perspective a modern dishwasher is about 48decibels and someone whispering sweet nothings in your ear is about 40dB. So consider that a Solenco CF8500 is between 27 – 54 decibels, that’s really incredible, 27 db guarantees you a good nights sleep and then during the day you can crank it up. If you ran it in an office, perhaps a medical office surrounded buy people couphing then even at 54 db’s you really wouldn’t notice it.
Energy efficiency is of course important too. Can you imagine that the larger Solenco CF8608 has an energy rating of only 70watts. Given that a cell phone charger is about 5 watts. This means you can run it all day and not worry that it is costing you a fortune.
Lastly if you are now convinced that you will benefit for cleaner air then all that is left is to choose the size – https://www.solenco.co.za/pages/buyers-guide-help-you-choose-the-right-air-purifier-for-your-needs/