What The Hell Is The Difference Between Air Purifiers?
(Glad you asked, we get this a lot)
All Air Purifiers Are Not The Same.
That may sound obvious but it’s not — really understanding the difference between all of the products on the market (and there’s a lot) can be a full time job. So allow us to make it easier so you know not just what you’re buying but why you’re buying it.
Half of the problem with air purification systems is that there’s so much jargon to wade through. And it’s easy to be duped by clever marketing. Let’s get a few things out of the way:
- HEPA – this is a type of pleated, mechanical air filter. It’s claim is that it can remove 99.7% of particulate (stuff) matter from the air up to 0.3 microns. (source)
- CADR: CADR stands for Clean Air Delivery Rate and is the is a figure of merit that is the cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air that has had all the particles of a given size distribution removed.
- Medical Grade: To be considered medical grade you must prove that you have better air particulate removal than the standard home air purifier.
- Ionizer – This word gets thrown around a lot is often considered a red flag. It’s not. While most air ionizers have been shown to produce ozone, ours does not. We are UL2998 certified which means our units do not produce ozone.
So What? Here’s the Tl:Dr;
The faster you move air in a room and the higher quality HEPA filter and mechanical particulate removal you have, the healthier and cleaner your air is. Period.
The Best Products For Large Spaces:
These products have high CADR and use advanced HEPA filter technology to clean a lot of air very quickly. Best for hospitals, restaurants, offices.
See For Yourself: IAQuality In Action
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