Allerair 5000 Vocarb Air Purifiers: Hunting After VOCs

The explosion of office equipment, consumer goods and new building materials has made VOC sources ubiquitous. It is a little scary, but almost every home and office contains chemicals (up to 900 separate volatile compounds). Of course, Allerair simply could not ignore this issue and released a few air purifiers for addressing it in the Allerair 5000 series – the AllerAir 5000 D Vocarb, AllerAir 5000 DX Vocarb, AllerAir 5000 W Vocarb and AllerAir 5000 Vocarb. If you wonder why these Allerair 5000 Vocarb air purifiers fight VOCs better than competing units, the answer is carbon. Large amounts of the highest grade carbon offer enhanced adsorption for formaldehyde, ozone, ethylene, cleaners and heavy metals that…

Austin HealthMate Jr HM 200 Filter: The Filter Matters

Of all air purifier components, the air filter is probably the most important. And as every good air purifier, the Austin HealthMate Jr HM 200 has a good filter. First, a specially engineered 360-degree air intake system draws air into the Austin HealthMate Jr HM 200 Filter from all its sides from an area up to 700 square feet. Then, the air filter cleans the air in four stages – the pre-filter removes dust, pet dander and hair, the other pre-filter gets rid of spores, mold and pollen, the activated carbon/zeolite blend removes odors , chemicals, and gases and, finally, the true HEPA filter eliminates bacteria and viruses. As anyone who has researched air purifiers…

Airfree Onix 3000: Ozone-Free and Mold-Eliminating

It has been long believed that ozone can eliminate mold and bacteria. And while nobody denies its sanitizing power, it has been recently found that ozone can cause asthma attacks and even death is some circumstances. This is why it is very important to choose an ozone-free purifier, like the Airfree Onix 3000. If you are wondering how this little thing is getting rid of 99.99% of spores, fungus, bacteria, virus, and mold spores without ozone, it is very simple – they are incinerated at temperatures around 400F inside its ceramic core. The Airfree Onix 3000 is not an air filter – it is an air sanitizer, meaning that it does not have a filter…

Pesky Mold: Air Purifiers for Eliminating Mold

Here is the thing about mold – it’s everywhere. Indoor molds grow in any humid parts of the household, exposing you and your family to dangerous fungal spores – in the laundry room, in the bathroom, or the garage. It can grow in the pool area, in the kitchen, in air ducts or in damp carpets. Some molds can cause inflammatory reactions, resulting in headaches, muscle and joint pain, fatigue and general weakness. Usually, mold is easy to spot as you can see black, brown, green, pink or orange on your walls or smell a musty and earthy odor. If this is the case with your household, it is important to remove the mold and…

Qualities of an Ideal Air Purifier: Shopping Guide

Everybody knows that an air purifier is supposed to clean up dirty air and help people with asthma, allergies and other breathing difficulties, but not everybody knows what the qualities of a good air purifier are. The air purifier industry is very large, and it is easy to get lost in the variety of air purifiers. Most air cleaners out there have a highly efficient HEPA filter for fine particles, a carbon filter for odors and a pre-filter. Some of these air purifiers use carbon as a pre-filter. However, this is not very correct. There should be another pre-filter that catches dust first, because if used as a pre-filter, micropores in carbon will soon get…

Where to Put Your Air Purifier

Many of you have realized the need for an air purifier, but probably wonder where to put it. Of course, if your allergy is severe, you will probably have to install a high-capacity air purifier that will be powerful enough to clean the air in the entire house or get an air purifier for each room. But if one air purifier is enough, you should probably put it into the room where you spend the most time. Usually, it is your bedroom where you spend one third of your life sleeping. Since air cleaners produce certain noise, it would be better to place them far from your bedside. If you have pets, keep them out…

Blueair ECO10

I planned to buy an air purifier for some time now, and my best friend advised me to take something from Blueair cause he had one and was totally satisfied with it. So I bought one of their newest models, Blueair ECO10, mostly because of its exterior – it looks amazing and very modern, exactly how I like. When I first turned it on, I was surprised at the way it worked – so quiet, noiseless – no device I had at my home ever worked like that. Its special HEPA Silent technology cleans the air in a special way –it uses both mechanical and electrical filters. Hereof, the quiet work of this device is…

Honeywell 50250 HEPA Round Air Purifier

Air Purifier 50250 HEPA Round by Honeywell, a well known brand on the market of air purifiers due to their superb quality and functionality, is about all that you want in an air purifier. This fat boy has a true HEPA filter capturing 99.97% of what you don’t want to inhale. It catches bacteria, germs, airborne particles that often act as allergens: dust mites, pollen, mold spores and even pet dander. Honeywell 50250 is solid, very well built air and it features a patented 360° air intake and discharge. Moreover, it is good for large rooms and will effectively purify the air in up to 370 square feet big areas. This air purifier can boast…

Air Purifier Technologies: Electrostatic Precipitators

Electrostatic precipitator, also called electrostatic air cleaner, is a device that captures particulate matter from the flowing gas or air by giving them an electrical charge and collecting them in the oppositely charged collector plates. Ozone generators, ion generators and electrostatic precipitators work on similar principle of using electricity. Because of its resistivity and particle size distribution, electrostatic precipitator has a very high efficiency. According to EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency), there are two types of air cleaner that can remove particles from the air. These are mechanical air filters and electronic air cleaners. Mechanical air filters like HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) work by capturing the particles on filter materials. Electronic air cleaners…

Air Purifier Technologies: Activated Carbon Air Filter

If you are not an owner of water purification system or an aquarium, you might be surprised how come an activated carbon is used as an air purifier filter. The use of carbon filters for water purification is considered as the oldest method of water purification. It is used by people for centuries to filter impurities from drinking water. In the industry of aquarium, activated carbon is currently one of the most effective adsorbents used and the largest selling maintenance product. It is used to remove dissolved organic molecules, chloramines, chlorine, and some heavy metals. It is also used to remove residual dyes medications like dyes and antibiotics.     What is an Activated Carbon?…