2022 Air Purifier Buying Guide
December 07, 2021
With winter right around the corner and a new COVID variant popping up what seems like every other month, people are looking for ways to improve their home's air quality. Air Purifiers have gained popularity as an effective tool to ensure that the air inside your home is cleaner than ever.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutants can cause severe illness for high-risk groups such as the elderly, young children, and anyone with certain preexisting diseases. In addition, poor indoor air quality can also lead to issues from pet dander, allergens, mold, and other contaminants.
Below are Mohr's certified Indoor Air Quality specialist suggestions when looking to upgrade the quality of your home's air.
Portable Air Purifiers:
A portable air purifier can be a game-changer when it comes to indoor air quality. Portable Air Purifiers are an affordable option if you want to improve the air quality in a specific space in your home.
Plus, these versatile devices come in all shapes and sizes and can fit almost any need. According to the EPA, pay attention to the clean air delivery rate (CADR) when purchasing. This number helps in deciding which purifier will best fit whatever room it will be operating within. The higher the CADR, the larger area it will serve.
When it comes to filtering air inside your home, nothing can beat the efficiency of your HVAC unit. That's why we recommend the installation of iWave ionizing devices to your current air conditioning system.
When air passes over the iWave, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, and odor in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts.
Utilizing a patented technology called Needle-Point Bi-Polar Ionization, the iWave creates an equal number of positive and negative ions. When these ions are injected into the air stream, they break down, passing pollutants and gases into harmless compounds like oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor.
The iWave family of products has been proven through independent lab testing to significantly reduce a wide variety of pathogens in the breathing zone and the hard, non-porous surfaces. In addition, you'll find that iWave's advanced technology provides the most sophisticated air purification methods.
Space Gard 201:
The Space-Gard 201 filter uses a HEPA-type filtering science (highly efficient particulate air filter) that is 99% effective against dust, pollen, mold and bacteria larger than five microns. For smaller particles, a 95% effective rate is quoted. With HEPA, these particles are trapped by the Space Gard 201's fibers by diffusion, interception or impaction. As a result, the SpaceGard air cleaner claims to be an improvement over regular HEPA science and can actually optimize over time with more use.
Trane CleanEffects Clean Air System:
Trane CleanEffects utilizes patented, breakthrough air cleaning technology to remove up to 99.98% of airborne allergens from the air that passes through the filter, making it eight times more effective than even the best HEPA room filters and up to 100 times more effective than a standard 1" filter.
What's more, Trane CleanEffects has been performance-tested by LMS Technologies and Environmental Health &Engineering, Inc. (EH&E), with the results verified by professors from the Harvard School of Public Health, so you know you're getting an air filtration system like no other.
If you have any questions on indoor air quality, one of these products, or are interested in scheduling a visit from one of our indoor air quality specialists, give us a call!