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What is a HEPA Air Purifier?
In anything that uses an air filter, you are going to hear the term, HEPA Air Purifier. What is this, and how does it impact your health?
HEPA, or High-Efficiency Particulate Air, is a filter that is found in automobiles, homes, aircraft and medical facilities. These filters must meet certain standards of efficiency set by organizations like United States Department of Energy. These standards require that the air filter remove 99.97 per cent of the particles coming through the filter. So, what is a HEPA Air Purifier?
As you probably know, an air purifier is something that cleans the air in a room or home. It sucks in the particles, and removes them before putting the air back into circulation. These are used heavily by those who need to have clean air in their homes, especially when dealing with asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases.
When you are selecting a HEPA Air Purifier, the best thing you can do is to find one that is well-suited for the room that you are going to be spending the most of your time. This is probably going to be your bedroom. Most air purifiers will be small and portable though, so you can take them out of the room and move them to another room, like the living room, if you are going to be spending a lot of time there as well.
So, how can HEPA Air Purifiers be used in your home? They will remove most airborne particles that can make allergies even worse for some people. These particles in your air can cause a lot of problems, as can tobacco smoke, so having a good HEPA Air Purifier is important.
The nice thing about the HEPA Air Purifier is you can take it with you in many cases. That means that when you go to your hotel room on a trip, you can ensure there is no dander, no cigarette smoke or anything else that may cause problems. You just plug in your HEPA Air Purifier and clean the air so you can have a good sleep, and not be dealing with coughing or breathing problems.
So, how do you choose the right HEPA Air Purifier?
Here are a few tips:
- As we mentioned, you need to know what you need the purifier for. Is it to filter gas, smoke, pollen, dander or allergens? Depending on what you need it for, the type of filter and air purifier will change.
- The efficiency of the filter is important but if you are using a HEPA filter, you are using the best. It can easily trap contaminants from .3 microns and up.
- The clean delivery rate is also important, and if you buy a clean air delivery rate purifier that is 350-400 CPM, you are getting a very powerful air purifier.
- Also, consider the noise of the purifier since it will probably run while you are sleeping.
All in all, you can’t go wrong with a HEPA Air Purifier.
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