Atmosphere™ Air Purifier and What You Need to Know About Home Air Purifiers
IBOA International announces…
Opening the window isn’t going to save your home from harmful indoor air pollutants. Instead, experts recommend investing in an air purifying system to do the “dirty” work for you.
The EPA estimates that indoor air pollutant levels may be two to five times higher than pollutant levels outside. Home air purifiers are designed to make your living space more comfortable by reducing air pollutants like dust and pollen. Smaller portable systems, such as the new Atmosphere™ Air Purifier from Quixtar.com, are very popular since they’re affordable and can be moved from room to room as needed.
What to look for in a unit
With dozens of air purifiers to choose from, how do you know where to start? Look for units certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). AHAM tests and certifies the performance ratings of products such as air conditioners, dehumidifiers and air purifiers. The most important rating for you to consider when comparing different home air purifiers is the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR). All AHAM-certified air purifiers will have a sticker on the back that lists the CADR. The higher the number, the faster the unit filters the air. For instance, if a unit has a CADR of 80, it will sufficiently clean a 10’ x 12’ room or 120 square feet.
The Atmosphere Air Purifier from Quixtar.com has a CADR rating of 250. With its Turbo Power function, you’re able to clear and clean the air in a 390-square-foot room within 30 minutes.
Also consider the type of filtration system
Another feature to consider when selecting an air purifying system is the type of filtration the system uses. The most common types include HEPA, electro-static, and ionization.
The ATMOSPHERE Air Purifier uses the Clarus™ Filtration system, which combines a pre-filter for larger particles, a HEPA filter for the smaller particles, and a carbon filter to remove odor. Together, these filters effectively remove greater than 99.9% of all airborne pollutants that pass through the filter, including:
dust mite allergens
radon decay products
other impurities as small as .007 microns.
To get maximum performance from your air purifier, make sure you place it near any identifiable source of pollutants and away from walls or furniture that may obstruct the air intake and output areas.
Learn more about the Atmosphere Air Purifier