Frequently Asked Questions on Air Purifiers

What is an air purifier?

An air purifier is a device that removes contaminants from the air within a room and provides relief to patients suffering from allergy and asthma.

Do air purifiers remove asbestos?

Usually HEPA air purifiers can screen different airborne particles including asbestos that measures around 0.3 microns. The efficiency rating of HEPA air purifier is approximately 99.97%.

For how long should the air purifier be kept turned on?

When the air purifier unit is turned on in a room for the first time it should be made to run at maximum speed. Depending on the size of the room, the unit should be left on for 30 to 120 minutes. Air purifiers will be most effective if left to run continuously. Even when not at home, you can continue to keep the air in your house clean by leaving the unit turned on but at a lower setting in order to save energy and costs.

How do air purifiers work?

Air purifiers filter allergens, seen by the human eye or invisible, using filters, electrical attractions or ozone. The more time the air takes to pass through the filter, the cleaner it gets.

Do UV air purifiers really work?

Yes, air purifiers do work. The UV-C light effectively inactivates virus, bacteria, mold and fungi by breaking down their DNA or RNA. UV light provides protection from secondary allergies associated with airborne allergens.