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How to buy air purifier? It doesn’t have to be expensive but to choose suitable

A haze into the winter season, masks, air purifiers and other products demand, seems to have become law. And with the heating season, the air quality situation may become more severe. The reporter visited Taiyuan several appliance stores found all kinds of anti haze products ushered in a buying spree.

The influence of air quality, people have taken measures to buy air purification products to deal with. In Taiyuan electrical appliance stores, in order to facilitate the consumers to buy air purifier products are placed in the most prominent position. The new road is located in a home appliance store sales staff told reporters that in recent years, due to the weather, air purifier market is very hot, not only in Taiyuan, many other people in the northern city with purchase intention. “Air purification products for the autumn and winter haze depend more and more intense, dependent on the weather situation is quite obvious.” the sales personnel, recently sold in more than half of small household electrical appliances, air purifier products, some good the brands and models of products are often out of stock, National Day during the purification rate of high net worth of the Gao Jie product sales more than doubled last year.

To reduce pollution, clean air to breathe, anti haze products have become the necessities of daily life of consumers. This year the new national standard in March formally implemented, air purifier products standards become there are rules to follow, the air purification products chaos situation has improved, related products to enter the era of regulation.

However, in the face of the market every kind of products, some consumers are confused at the time of purchase. “When a serious haze days in autumn and winter, my throat is uncomfortable, because it is not good for health, want to buy an air purifier, but to see so many brands, know so much, or don’t know what to do.” Taiyuan “after 50” Ms. Wang Yujing told reporters, according to the purification effect of choice, but many air purifiers hit “high-tech” signs, some marked “formaldehyde removal rate of 99.9%, some marked” Plasmacluster technology “, make a person dazzling, no start.

In this regard, the Shanxi environmental protection industry Wu Hong said that after the introduction of the new national standard air purifier, noise on basic removals, products, energy efficiency and other indicators have made provisions to certain norms of the market. “The new national standard is a qualified line, only to meet the new national standard of products to enter the market now. On the market brand less than before many, so long as in large shopping malls to buy, consumers do not need to worry about quality issues”

For many years engaged in the sales of home appliances industry in Taiyuan Li Yuan suggested that the air purifier type are many, some can sterilization, some in addition to haze, consumers should not blindly buy. Before the purchase, must have a clear purpose, and then targeted to choose their own family products. If the new home repair, you can choose to go to formaldehyde. There are a lot of domestic and imported brands are designed for this. If it is to clean the indoor air, you can choose to clean, good dedusting effect, with the function of sterilization products, many brand products can be intelligent in addition to formaldehyde, haze and pm2.5. “in addition, many doors and windows closed to prevent haze into, in fact does not to prevent air pollution, can reduce the PM2.5 index, but will make the air circulation is not smooth, easy to breed bacteria, and other microorganisms in a confined environment, will cause harm to human health. Therefore, the autumn” Winter haze, the correct method is more important.

Debate over whether should schools use air purifiers

With the repeat occurrence of smog in China, many parents call for installation of air purifiers in classrooms. Some parents even offered to pay for the purifiers. However it is refused by school authorities. It has caused hot debate over whether air purifiers should enter schools.

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Experts say air purifiers on the market are mostly designed for homes or offices. It still needs evaluation to know if it is useful in classrooms. Education authorities in Shanghai said they will coordinate with relating departments and work for a feasible plan.

Meanwhile, reports said a test has been held in a school in Beijing. After using the air purifier, the level of PM 2.5 in the classroom decreased, but with dozens of students in the enclosed room, the dense of CO2 has passed the healthy standards.

Air Purifier Buying Guide from home air purifier

The right home air purifier can make a dramatic improvement in your home’s air quality. But choosing an air purifier shouldn’t make your head spin. That’s why we’ve put together some buying guides that will start by explaining the basics, and will then lead you to the air purifier that’s right for you.

How to Buy the Right Air Cleaner

Even the cleanest homes can contain dust, pet dander, pollen, and fumes. If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) or other lung problems, these airborne irritants can make it harder to breathe.

Although it’s impossible to remove all of the particles, a portable air cleaner (also known an an air purifier) may reduce asthma and allergy symptoms.

“Since many people with COPD have sensitive airways and problems with allergies as well, an air cleaner may be worth a try,” says Norman Edelman, MD, chief medical officer of the American Lung Association. “It’s not going to make a huge difference in their illness, but it may be beneficial.”

How to read the label

Air cleaners are tested and rated by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), which assigns a number from 0 to 450 known as the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) to indicate how quickly a cleaner filters dust, tobacco smoke, and pollen out of the air. The AHAM also suggests the size of the room (in square feet) for which a particular model is best suited.

When shopping for an air cleaner, compare these four key numbers by looking for the AHAM seal, which the association requires manufacturers to display on their packaging. Consumer Reports recommends that you purchase a model with more square-footage capacity than you need, so that you can run the machine effectively on its (quieter) “low” setting.

Electronic air cleaners

Air cleaners that use electrically charged plates known as “electrostatic precipitators” have grown in popularity. These cleaners are very efficient and don’t require replacement filters, but they produce small amounts of ozone, a gas that irritates the lungs and has been shown to exacerbate COPD. “We caution against buying any air cleaner that generates ozone, because ozone is very irritating to the respiratory tract,” says Dr. Edelman. (Another type of air cleaner known as ‘ozone generators’ that purposefully produce ozone should also be avoided, according to both Dr. Edelman and the EPA.)

Though Consumer Reports has expressed the same concerns about ozone, the magazine listed the Friedrich C-90B (left), which retails for around $550, as the top electronic air cleaner in a 2007 test.

HEPA filters

The other main type of air cleaner uses high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These are effective at removing dust and other irritants from the air, yet they produce no ozone.

High-end HEPA cleaners, such as the Airgle 750 andBlueair 650E, have earned the AHAM’s top CADR score and are rated for rooms as large as 26-by-26 feet, but these units typically sell for $800 or more. For a more affordable HEPA room purifier, Consumer Reports has recommended the Hunter Permalife 547 (left), which retails for between $300 and $350.

Be sure to check the price of replacement filters before buying. HEPA filters need to be changed about once a year and can cost $100 or more.

Low-cost clean air

Upgrading the existing filter in your forced-air HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) system is an inexpensive alternative to room cleaners.

Just as the AHAM does for room cleaners, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers assigns a “minimum efficiency reporting value” (MERV) to filters that measures their effectiveness at removing particles from the air.

Most HVAC systems are equipped with filters of MERV 1 to 4. While most homes cannot accommodate HEPA filters (MERV 17 to 20) because they are too big and dense, filters with a MERV between 7 and 13 are nearly as effective as HEPA filters. Filters in this range, such as those from True Blue (pictured), are available at most hardware and big-box stores for $20 or less.

Online resources

For more information on shopping for air cleaners, check out these valuable online resources:

• The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers’ comprehensive online directory of Clean Air Delivery Rates; browse by brand, room size, or other criteria.
• The Environmental Protection Agency publication,Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home.
• The Consumer Reports online Air Purifiers Buying Guide.

 

home air purifier told you how to Find the Best Air Purifier

With over 300 home air purifier models to select from, choosing the best one for your needs can be overwhelming and time consuming.

Complicating things:

  • Most people have a specific air quality need and units designed as general purpose do not effectively care for specific concerns.
  • Manufacturers use different jargon for the same feature in an effort to make their unit stand out.

 

At Air Purifiers America, we give you just the right amount of information to help you make an informed decision without burdening you with jargon. In fact, we’ve categorized units by specific need to help you quickly understand which units will work for what you care most about. If you have a question as you shop, our product specialists are always available (by phone or chat) to help you choose the best air purifier for you.

 

Our Simple Checklist for choosing the best air purifier:

  1. Know your primary concern (e.g., allergies, dust, chemicals, odor, smoke?)
  2. Know your room size (bedrooms/offices, living rooms/master bedroom, open concept areas)
  3. Know your style and preference (color, texture, shape, size)
  4. Know your budget (less than $250, $250 – $500, over $750)
  5. Know what warranty length you seek (1 year, 10 year, or Lifetime?)

 

Your Primary Concerns:

Air purifiers are designed to solve specific problems and depending on your needs, some units are better suited for a specific need than others. Choose your air purifier by determining:

What Specific Concern Do You Seek to Manage?

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Allergies Mold Dust Smoke Pets Chemicals Germs Asthma

What Size is Your Room?

Smaller rooms require smaller air purifiers whereas larger open-concept areas require larger units. Larger air purifiers have larger motors and fans to clean large volumes of air. When most air purifier brands speak to coverage area they refer to how much air an air purifier can effectively clean in a specific-sized area. Each of these general room sizes requires a different air purifier to effectively clean your air:

Small Rooms < 400 sq ft
Medium Rooms 400 – 800 sq ft
Large Rooms > 800 sq ft

 

What Are Your Style Preferences?

If you have specific preferences concerning the color, shape, look and feel of your air purifier and how it matches your decor, Air Purifiers America offers three styles of air purifiers (tower, box, and drum units) as well as air purifiers that come in different colors and textures to fit even the most discriminating of tastes.