How to choose the best air purifier for mold and mildew?

bernadditto Mar 10 2015

What is air purifier?Air purifier is a machine which helps in eliminating the waste products from the air - majorly helpful for people who suffer from allergies and asthma. Smoke particles, dust, organic compounds can pose as a threat to the lives of humans. These are specially designed to bring the touch of the fresh air indoors.

Things to remember while choosing the best air purifier:

One must always be careful with the size of the air purifier. It is very important to purchase the right size. These purifiers are majorly movable in nature and thus can be moved from one room to another easily. One must be aware about the CADR program that was once held to help consumers in choosing the right purifier. This program was started by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). One can choose the best air purifier for mold and mildew based on the cubic feet of the air that one purifier can filter in a minute. The upper the level of the number, the more quickly it cleans the air in a room. CADR seal helps to assure that the purifier has removed the dust, smoke contaminants, mold etc.

Based on the below formula one can decide which CADR is appropriate for the room:

Square footage x .75 = CADR

Generally it is not possible to find the purifier with the same CADR calculated for the room, in such cases round up the CADR of the room to nearest CADR available in the market. For example if one’s calculated CADR is of 209, then purchase the purifier with a CADR of 220.Another point to be considered is in case the roof of the room is higher by more than 8 feet , then move up to the next level CADR for a greater room. If the plan is of open floor then it is advisable to purchase two units of purifier. These units are highly mobile in nature and thus air can be purified in much better way.

These purifiers removefor about 99.97% of air pollutants.UV-C sanitizer is an ultraviolet light which destroys most of the bacteria and helps in reducing the household odors that is majorly caused by the pets, smoke and during the food preparation. The cleaning process can vary from 8-20 minutes with an average of 10 minutes between various models.

Other points to remember:

 

Buy a purifier that has a less sound level which is used in the main rooms of the house. The filters are required to be cleaned and changed more frequently. Before purchasing, comparisons between the various models must be made. And once the purifier is purchased, the manual must be properly read. It regularly cleans and purifies the air in the rooms by vacuuming on a regular basis also by cleaning the various drapes around the room. Vacuum with an air filter must be purchased. Try and avoid various artificial fresheners or candles in the room. So, what are you still waiting for?