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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Features to look for in an air purifier

By John Gardner

Having clean air should be the number one thing on your list and getting the right air purifier is vital. The following 5 features will help you choose the right cleaner for you.

Filter for dust: If you have pets, they will produce a lot of dust that will lead to dirty air in your home. You will discover this very quickly if you have pets in your home wandering around. For birds, they produce powder from their feathers but this keeps them healthy as well. The thing is, you will have to clean the mess and with pets, you will have extra cleaning work that needs to be done.

In order to clean this, you will need a cleaner that comes with filters in order to remove the particles in your house. These filters are known as HEPA filters with HEPA meaning 'high efficiency particle arresting'. These letters stand for a filter that has been rated as high efficiency particle arresting.

And the benefit of this type of filtration to you and your bird is that it is required to remove 99,997 out of every 10,000 airborne particles that are 3 microns or greater in size.

Filtration speed options: This is useful when you house is extremely dusty and you want to clean the air up quicker.

This is certainly great because by cleaning up the air faster, it reduces the amount of bad air that you have to breathe in. Ultimately, being able to adjust the filtration speed will keep you and your avian friend healthier.

The great thing about it is that you will also be saving money. When all is calm you are not forced to keep it on high and waste electricity and money.
24 hours of Filtration: Dust never sleeps but we do and that is why we need the filters to work all day long. Being able to leave the cleaner on continually means that it is never allowed to build to a level that causes problems.
In order for a unit to be able to run safely without over heating or malfunctioning, it needs to have a split capacitor motor that is rated for high revolutions per minute and long life duty.
Therefore, you will be able to have the filter working all day long even when you go out shopping. A quick look through the technical specifications or the owner's manual will tell you if the unit has this type of motor.
Ionization: Users are still in battle when it comes to the decision of using ionization and ozone with their air purifiers. The thing is, should we take a risk with our health? Everyone agrees that pure air is the best solution and HEPA filtration provides that.
Minimal maintenance: Getting a filter that requires minimal maintenance will definitely make you life much easier.
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