The pandemic, combined with increased PSI readings around Singapore recently, has greatly increased the demand for air purifiers. However, myths and misconceptions can still make it difficult for consumers to decide if an air purifier is right for them.
Here are a few of the most common air purifier myths we are debunking.
1. Air Purifiers Don’t Do Anything
The most ridiculous of all air purifiers-related myths is that air purifiers are of no use. Did you know that air in homes can be up to 7x more polluted than the air outside?
High-quality air purifiers are typically quiet and still. Without motion or sound, it can be easy to assume that the purifier isn’t doing much. However, that’s far from the truth. Even when they’re quiet, air purifiers are working hard to keep your indoor air clean.
Ruhens air purifiers are all equipped with HEPA Filter, which are able to remove 99.9% or more of microscopic particles which are 0.3 microns or larger, including tobacco smoke, and common allergens like pollen, mould spores and household dust.
When an air purifier is used consistently, you will notice that allergy and asthma symptoms will be greatly reduced. You should also be able to sleep better and be less prone to catching illnesses.
2. You Must Remain Close To The Air Purifier
You don’t have to sit beside the air purifier to benefit from it. Air purifiers don’t work that way. In fact, each air purifier comes with its own Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), catering to the length and breadth of the entire room of a certain size.
Air purifiers can help create a protective bubble, in which the pollution level would be considerably lower than that outside of it. And, you can be sitting anywhere within that specified area to be able to benefit from the air purifier.
Air purifiers from Ruhens can cover up to 49.5m², definitely enough to purify every corner of your house, ensuring you and your loved ones are well-protected from any potential air pollutants.
3. Rooms With Air Conditioners Don’t Need Air Purifiers
The cool, fresh feeling of an air-conditioned room may give the illusion of clean air, but don’t be fooled. In fact, air conditioners may actually make your indoor air worse. The climate inside of your air conditioner is moist and dark. It may even contain standing water. Dark, moist areas are ideal environments for mould to grow.
Because air conditioners work by recycling the same indoor air over and over, your air conditioner could potentially be sending mould spores throughout your home. Though your air conditioner does have a filter, it’s primarily there to keep dust from getting into it, not to purify the air.
4. Air Purifier Should Kill Odour
An air purifier that just contains a HEPA filter will be excellent at removing pollutants but won’t be of any help to remove bad odours. So, having lingering bad smells in your home does not necessarily mean that your purifier isn’t working properly.
Ruhens air purifiers are equipped with carbon filter, built particularly to eliminate unpleasant odours and to remove formaldehyde. If you notice any unpleasant smells with a purifier that is marketed to clean both pollutants and odours, it may be time to change the carbon filter.
5. Air Purifiers Will Cure Breathing Problems
Good air purifiers can go a long way in reducing allergy and asthma symptoms. Air purifiers with HEPA filters, are able to remove at least 99.9% of household dust, pollen and mould spores. Combine that with a Perfect Filter which has anti-bacterial function, collecting bacterial and suppressing reproduction. That means that while in a room with an air purifier, a person with allergies or asthma should experience almost no symptoms.
Unfortunately, air purifiers can only eliminate the pollutants causing symptoms, not cure the allergy. Allergy symptoms will persist in indoor spaces that are not being cleaned with an air purifier.
Final Verdict: Yes/No?
With all these myths debunked, so do you still need an air purifier for your place? It really depends upon you. If you desire to stay healthy and safe from airborne toxins and you want to have optimum health at home then air purifier is at your service.
If you feel safe from pollutants, dust particles and impurities in the air then you need not have to buy an air purifier. But the truth is, purchasing it will only add good in your health. We hope this has helped you better understand about how air purifiers work!