We asked the experts from Philips how air purifiers work, and what are the benefits
Is it true that indoor air is more polluted that outdoor air?
It is true. What many people don’t often realise is that the air inside our homes is typically 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
What are the main sources of air pollution & the health risks?
Everyday tasks that we carry out at home can contribute to indoor air pollution; from cooking in the kitchen, to cleaning with household sprays and even lighting candles or log burners can produce particles that linger in the air.
Allergens are another typical pollutant particle that can remain in the air. Household dust that accumulates over time, our beloved pet’s hair or pollen in hayfever season can all be types of allergens present in our homes air.
Finally, DIY is something that homeowners undertake but did you know that that these products can also contribute to indoor air pollution? Those paints, varnishes and solvents used in your projects can remain in the air. The particles that are released by these products are known as Volatile Organic Compounds, the chemicals used in these products can have an impact on health in the short and long term.
Indoor air pollutants such as these be a trigger for those suffering from conditions like asthma. In addition to this, millions of people suffer from allergies and other, often under-diagnosed, chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD which can also be aggravated by air particles. Air pollution can also come in the form of particles such as viruses which also linger in the air promoting the invisible spread of diseases such as colds & flu.
How can an air purifier help?
An air purifier cleanses the air within your room and captures these particles within its filter reducing the particles in the air available for breathing.
The Philips 3000i Air Purifier reacts to air quality in your home in real time by scanning & detecting for unwanted particles. Once these are detected, your air purifier reacts and adjusts to clean your air. The 360 airflow system brings the polluted air into the machine by fan and passes it through the triple later filtration system and through a NanoProtect HEPA active carbon filter. The purifier then delivers clean air back into your home with 99.9% of viruses and allergens removed. Philips 3000i can purify the air in a 20m2 room (roughly the size of a room that could fit two cars) in less than six minutes.
Will an air purifier help my allergies?
Yes, many people have already felt the benefit of a Philips air purifier to help with allergies. Changing linens, daily vacuuming and anti-allergy pillows have long been the solution for those suffering with allergies. However, the Philips 3000i’s 3-layer active carbon filter traps even the smallest of particles and removes them to provide welcome relief for allergy sufferers, removing 99.97% of these type of airborne allergens all at the touch of a button.
How do I choose an air purifier?
With health being so front of mind, it is important to take the time to consider important factors to look out for when purchasing an air purifier. Philips air purifiers comply with the highest standards:
• A certified HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter, to filter out the smallest and most harmful airborne contaminants
• Ability to purify >99% of PM2.5. Concentration of PM2.5 (particle matter size) is how the World Health Organisation measures air quality standards
• A high CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate, measured in cubic meters of air per hour) in order to purify the air in your immediate workspace more quickly and efficiently
Is a higher CADR rating better?
CADR stands for clean air delivery rate, and is measured by combining how effective the fan is at bringing air into the machine and the filtration level of the machine in order to clean the air passing through it. The bigger the CADR number is, the faster and more effective it can clean air in your room.
It is important to take the time to consider important factors like CADR when purchasing an air purifier, Philips air purifiers comply with the highest standards and have a high CADR of 520 cubic meters of air per hour.
Where should I position an air purifier and what size room will it service?
You can position your Philips air purifier wherever you like. It has a sleek and modern design making it the perfect addition to your home. The 360 degree airflow enables fast purification in large spaces up to 130 meters squared and you can purify the air in a room of 20m2 in less than 6 minutes. That’s the size of a room that could roughly fit two hatchback cars.
How can I control and monitor a Philips air purifier?
Controlling and monitoring your air quality is easy with Philips CleanHome+ app. This clever app allows you to remotely switch your machine on or off. You can also simply check in on the air pollution or pollen levels both inside and outside your home with real-time data sent to your phone.
The smart digital display on the product also shows the live air quality levels in your room showing you current levels of allergens, gases & particles.
However, you don’t need to continuously monitor the levels in your room, the purifier automatically adjusts dependent on the level of pollution.
The purifier is also accredited with the QuietMark and has a sleep mode that allows the purifer to continue to work even throughout the night so you can rest assured knowing that Philips is taking care of your air.
How effective will a Philips air purifier be?
Philips can proudly claim 99.9% virus, allergen & particle removal and even removal of the smallest known particle!