Air purifiers to prevent the spread of coronavirus

November 2, 2021

With the humanitarian and health crisis generated by the coronavirus, various devices have come to light as excellent prevention and protection measures, in the case of air purifiers . But how do they work and what benefits does it offer?

First of all, it is necessary to make something clear, the cleaning and decontamination devices of environments are not the magic solution to the contagion of the coronavirus. But they are excellent complements to have an air of significant quality.

Pollution in homes is one of the main concerns related to the coronavirus. So we have decided to write an article exploring the basics of air purifiers. If you want to decontaminate your home, and you don’t know where to start, we recommend you join us.

What are air purifiers?

Before we talk about air purifiers and the coronavirus, let’s back up a bit and take a look at their definition. Since it is essential to learn about what we are buying. In simple words, they are devices that, through fans and filters, eliminate the main pathogens, and impurities, found in the air.

The premise of the air purifier is simple: they contain a fan in charge of absorbing the air from a specific space, such as rooms and rooms, then they pass it through filters that eliminate impurities and dust particles, returning the air again but with a much higher quality in terms of well-being. Eliminating various pollutants, culprits of allergies, such as residual dust, pollen, lint and hair from pets.

Air purifiers and Coronavirus

The coronavirus, which has been with us for months, has been characterized by an accelerated spread. Especially in considerably closed spaces, such as homes, where there is no good ventilation. It must also be borne in mind that the virus is so powerful and constant that it remains for several hours in the air currents, causing unfortunate infections. That is to say, it is not enough to stay a few meters away, but you have to protect yourself from the air where the coronavirus circulates momentarily.

It is just at that moment where air purifiers appear, which constantly renew the environment, eliminating bacteria, dust and impurities, keeping us protected. Of course, as we mentioned before, it is not the cure or the magic solution to stop the infections. It really works as a complement to keep our home in perfect condition. In fact, many airplanes and airlines are implementing purifiers to renew and clean the air in the cabins and aisles.

In short, if we have a clean environment, away from bacteria and dust, and following the rules of prevention and contagion, it is possible to reduce polluting factors. The ideal is to establish a strategy: buy an environmental purifier, wash our hands with antibacterial gel and maintain good ventilation. With that we will benefit, keeping both viruses and germs away.

Which air purifiers to use?

We will be honest with you. Not all air purifiers are recommended devices for coronavirus. Most do not have the capacity to decontaminate and eliminate the agents that circulate in the environment. Since the most dangerous particles pass through the filters. That is why it is advisable to buy only the best, most powerful, most effective and with medical approval. Which are? Watch out for these two complementary air purifiers.

Air purifiers with HEPA filters

Air purifiers with HEPA filters, which is the acronym for High Efficiency Particulate Air , is a device that is generating conversation due to its extremely high efficiency in eliminating hazardous particles, especially for closed spaces where there is not good air circulation, such as rooms and rooms.

But what makes it special? Well, we must mention its power and wide coverage in the rooms. It contains grids through which the polluting air passes, of 0.3 microns, thanks to a highly efficient interception and elimination mechanism . Extracting the air, clearing all the particles and expelling again a cleaner, renewed, pure and obviously healthy air.

The interesting thing is that they can be installed both in the air ducts, if you keep that ventilation system, and also inside the traditional purifiers. I bind allergy-causing pathogens, houses, and germs better than others.

UVC UV Lamp Purifiers

This is another purification system that is being recommended, both for ducts and portable devices. The premise is simple: they are UVC ultraviolet lamps capable of sterilizing and completely destroying pathogenic germs. That is, they make them infertile or non-contaminating.

It has an approximate effectiveness of 97%, since instead of simply displacing them – as with other traditional purifiers – it directly attacks the DNA of the viruses, preventing them from moving through the environmental torrent and also the bacteria from reproducing. All in a controlled way – a safe emission for humans – and without producing polluting ozone.

As with HEPA filters, these can be used in air conditioning ducts – to generate ultraviolet light – or placed in the aforementioned portable purifiers. Being one of the most effective, when to protect and prevent infections we are talking. In addition, they can be installed in strategic locations to increase their reach. Which is the main performance concern.

Tips for buying air purifiers

Trouble buying air purifiers? No problem. Here we will mention various considerations to take into account when buying air purifiers . Pay attention, because it will make the difference between good cleaning devices, and bad air management, manipulation and decomposition tools.

  • Power . One of the most important aspects is the power of the purifiers. If they are not strong enough to absorb the air from the environment, and then return it renewed, it is not worth it. For that, read the specifications in terms of power –displayed in meters or cubic dimensions–.
  • Technology . Air purifier technology is also very important. In the market we will find devices that are programmable, so that you can keep the air in your home or room, from work. There are also others that are controlled from a distance.
  • Duration . With constant use, it is normal for filters to have limited life. Luckily, manufacturers are paying attention and making changes to devices to make them last longer. However, they tend to exaggerate. So it is best to read customer and consumer reviews to determine its shelf life.
Dr. Loony Davis5
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Born and raised in Brussels in an English family, I have always lived in a multicultural environment. After several work experiences in marketing and communication, I came to Smart Water Magazine, which I describe as the most exciting challenge of my career.
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