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What Do All of These Air Purification Terms Actually Mean?
When it comes to your home, it’s important that you keep it clean. That means cleaning for dust and dirt, sterilizing to get rid of bacteria, and general cleaning and maintenance to ensure that everyone who lives under your roof can live safe, happy, and healthy lives, right? But what about the air that you breathe? What measures do you take to ensure that the air that flows through your home is clean, safe, and free of toxins?
That’s precisely where air purifiers come into play! But then again, what exactly do air purifiers do? More importantly, what do all of those different air purification terms actually mean? Let’s talk about it!
What Is An Air Purifier?
First, let’s get down to basics. What exactly is an air purifier? Well, an air purifier is a specialized system – picture an air conditioner or a dehumidifier – each of these machines have a specific job to do. An air conditioner cools the air and a dehumidifier draws moisture out of the air in a space. By comparison, an air purifier is designed to pull or filter out toxins and allergens out of the air within an area, thereby ensuring that only clean, healthy, breathable, pure air is cycled back through the system and disbursed back into your space. Some of the toxins and allergens that an air purifier filters out are chemical particulates from household cleaners and paint, dust, pet dander and even dust mites. An air purifier can even remove smoke and odors from your space from tobacco or cannabis or evening cooking! Air purifiers are also one of the best ways to remove everyday pet odors from your home or office.
However, not all air purifiers do the same thing! And, that’s exactly where these different air purification terms can come into play.
HEGA, HEPA, MCS, VOCS?
To make this easier, let’s begin with filtration. Air purifiers essentially filter dust, dirt, debris, and toxins out of the air, right? Well, each air purifier does that in a different way. For instance, HEGA and HEPA machines take advantage of UV light to kill germs right in their tracks, as soon as air enters the machine.
These types of machines are perfect for people with MCS – or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. For instance, a High Efficiency Gas Absorption (HEGA) filter like the Austin Air Junior Allergy Machine, or a strong Highly Efficient Particulate Arresting (HEPA) filter would be ideal for someone with severe allergies.
But what about VOCs? VOCs stand for “volatile organic compounds.” You might be familiar with the term if you’ve purchased household paint! You’ll often find a gallon of paint that has “No VOCs!” listed on the label – and that’s because VOCs can be harmful to breathe.
Now, there are specific air purification systems designed explicitly to remove VOCs from the air. For instance, the Airpura C600-DLX performs exceptionally well at removing VOCs and other airborne chemicals from the air. The Airpura C600-DLX is considered one of the best air purifiers for VOC removal and abatement. Typically, these types of machines are marketed towards those who suffer from severe allergies or other symptoms related to asthma. The Airpura C600-DLX is ideal for homes, workplaces, and other locations in close proximity to manufacturers that release these harmful chemicals.
Another air purifier that is one of the best air purifiers for VOC removal and abatement in this category of air cleaners is the IQAir HealthPro Plus – New Edition. The IQAir HealthPro Plus – New Edition offers HyperHEPA filtration technology which is unique to IQAir products and makes their air purifiers standout among their competitors. HyperHEPA filtration has been third party tested and subsequently certified to effectively filter 99.5% of harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size. Wow! That is approximately 100 times smaller than what is achieved by your average HEPA filter. The IQAir HealthPro Plus – New Edition is also a Consumer Digest Best Buy award winner!
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If you’re in the market for an air purification system, we encourage you to pay us a visit and browse through our products. We carry a wide range of makes and models to ensure that you always have the right system available to you. From HEGA and HEPA machines, to machines with the ability to remove harmful VOCs, we’ve got the right air purifiers for you!
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