Air purifiers have been around for decades but have grown in popularity in recent years due to the pandemic, becoming a highly demanded solution for facilities that want to offer improved air quality levels. As their popularity has grown, so has the amount of research done into the subject of air purification, resulting in new products that claim to offer the best filtration levels for all your needs.
Unfortunately, air purifiers are not all created equal and there are many options for sale that do not clean your air safely. Here, we take a deeper dive into what you should look for in an air purifier and work out if it offers the support you are looking for.
The first thing to look for in your air purifier is whether it comes with HEPA Filters. HEPA, or High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters are seen as the best in the industry and work to capture all the particles from the air inside the filter fibres.
The HEPA filter design is simple yet highly effective, making them the most used filter for air purifiers and offering a filtration level of more than 99%. TION’s experts crafted a complete guide on the subject, which you can read by following the link.
If the one you are considering buying does not have a HEPA filter, then you should avoid spending money on it.
While you should never buy an air purifier that doesn’t have a HEPA filter, you also should never assume that an air purifier with a HEPA filter is safe to buy without further investigation. To be branded as a HEPA filter, an air purifier only needs to use HEPA filter paper.
There are no tests of efficiency or regulatory processes that suppliers need to follow, and this can result in your buying a purifier that leaks dirty air, reducing the overall purification level significantly.
To get the best results, manufacturers like TION design their units to stop or reduce the amount of leakage, helping to increase the level of air purification, meaning you will end up with a system that you can rely on.
Ahhh, the age-old question. Air purifiers vs air sterilisers. Which one do I need? While air purifiers have a lot to offer, if you want to avoid spreading or catching viruses and pathogens, then a device that sterilises the air is a much better choice.
For example, TION’s air steriliser offers a high capacity that can protect large spaces and offer quiet operation, they don't have filters that require changing on a regular basis, instead using UV-C to complete the sterilisation process even when people are in the room.
A unit that provides air sterilisation also doesn’t require a specialist to decontaminate the unit to ensure its functionality, which can be expensive depending on the number of units you need for your facility.
Whether you want to invest in an air steriliser, purifier or other equipment, the TION team are here to help. As experts in laboratory fume extraction and clean air solutions, you can be certain that our advice is the best around. What to find out more? Connect with our team and let us talk you through the options we have to offer.