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What is air pollution/pollutants ?
Air pollution is the condition in which air is contaminated by foreign substances. Air pollution consists of gaseous, liquid, or solid substances that, when contained in sufficient concentration, for a sufficient time, and under certain conditions, tend to interfere with human comfort, health or welfare, and cause environmental damage. Pollutants examples include: Smoke, CO2, SO2, NO2 Dust (PM 2.5 , PM 10), VOC’s etc.
What is indoor and outdoor air ?
Indoor air is the air present in closed premises, like an office cabin, inside a car, bedroom, living room etc Outdoor air is the air present in open area like in playground, roads, etc.
What is stale air? How is it harmful?
When there is lack of proper ventilation inside a room air gets stuffy & stale, it losses its purity & freshness. Inhaling it can cause suffocation & in some cases unconsciousness.
Which is more polluted, indoor air or outdoor air?
Indoor air pollution is a very serious issues because indoor air is far more concentrated with pollutants than outdoor air. As per US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted compared to outdoor air .
What are PM10 and PM2.5 pollutants?
PM10 is particulate matter of size 2.6 – 10 micrometer diameter, PM2.5 is particulate matter 0.3 – 2.5 micrometers in diameter, by way of comparison. These particles are harmful for human because they can reach to our lungs, whereas PM10 are usually blocked in our nose or in the respiratory tract.
Why is the air quality in Indian cities so bad?
India is a country, which presents a unique combination of Heat, Dust and Humidity at any given point. The combined presence of these three factors provides an excellent nurturing medium for growth of micro organisms like bacterial colony forming units, fungus, yeast etc. in the air.
What effect can PM 2.5 do to our body ?
The PM 2.5 are tiny but causes severe diseases like asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder), lung cancer and other respiratory problems.
From where the pollutants are coming in our home?
Various types of pollutants are present in our indoor home. pollutants like Dust (PM2.5, PM10), Vehicular Smoke, Pollen, Industrial Smoke etc. are coming from outdoor. Rest of the pollutants are produced in our home. These pollutants consist of various chemicals that are being used (Mosquito repellents, chemicals to clean floor/ Toiletries/ Household furniture/ Perfume/ Deodorants etc.). Kitchen fumes, Pets, Cigarette smoke, also contribute to indoor pollutants.
What can we do to protect us from air pollution?
There are few options available to protect you from indoor air pollution. Instead of dusting need to do regular vacuum cleaning to reduce dust pollutants. Growing small herbal ayurvedic plants inside your home are beneficial to absorb CO2 and releases pure O2. Air purifiers are one of the best options to get pure air and protect you from allergens and pollutants.
What is Air Purifier?
Air purifier is nothing but a device that is meant to filter the air surrounding you. Air purifiers are the best devices providing a clean air environment. Air Purifiers have a purpose – to purify the air from Air Pollutants. The Air Purifiers devices are designed as per the environmental and pollution condition of the specific country.Is it worth it to buy an air purifier?
It’s a myth that the disastrous air pollution is just limited to outdoor. The airtight indoor environment creates hazardous pollutants. The heating and cooking practices, tobacco smoking, carbon monoxide, the lead in paint, etc. are the major pollutants indoor. Therefore, getting an air purifier for your home is a must.How do air purifiers work?
Air purifier are simple ‘Plug and Operate’ easy to use units. Air purifier utilizes a series of mechanical and electronic filters to flush the ambient air and continuously clean it during the period of its functioning. Pre-Filter, Carbon Filter, 0.3 micron HEPA Filter and Ioniser are used to wash the air in a close environment of air borne micro organisms and protect you.What are the benefits of air purifier?
The air pollutants and poor home air quality can cause various types of diseases such as Headaches; asthma; dizziness; coughing & sneezing; Shortness or difficulty in breathing; Fatigue; allergies. The Air Purifier can save you from all above diseases or allergies.What are the important things to keep in mind before selecting an air purifier?
The important things to consider before selecting Air Purifier for your family. Service Quality And Availability – The company supplying Air Purifier System should provide timely services of equipment. The best quality of air purifier equipment can be chocked due to dust accumulated in it and It reduces the efficiency of Air Purifiers. Area Coverage (Room Size) – The Air Purifiers are available as per the size of the room to clean air. You should check The size of the room before deciding the correct air purifying capacity. Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) – Rating CADR is also known as air flow per minute. The selection depends on average room occupancy means no. of person using a room. Energy Usage – Low energy use is better for running cost of equipment. Noise Level – Noise Level is a very important factor as Air Purifiers when using night time and during sleep hours to keep air purifier near to you. It is measured in Decibel (dB) and 50 dB or less for average home will be good.What is CADR ?
Clean Air Delivery Rate or CADR is the volume of air an air purifier can clean. CADR tells us the air exchange rate per hour.What is Pre-filter, Why is it necessary to use a Pre-filter ?
Pre-filter is a porous media commonly used to trap large or coarse dust particles/fibers. These large particles can be easily seen by naked eyes in sunlight. It is washable and helps increasing filter’s life.What is a multilayer media in an air purifier ?
In an air purifier a multilayer media helps in multiple purification process that are – 1. Protection layer – It is a layer used at the outer side, on the side of the suction vent for the protection of other filter layers. 2. Melt blown HEPA – It is a high efficiency Particulate air filter composes of a mat of randomly arranged fibres that traps 99.97% of dust(PM2.5), Smoke, Pet dander, Pollen grains. 3. Activated Charcoal Granules – These act as resistance to harmful chemical fumes, gases and odour and traps them without releasing them back into the atmosphere. 4. Substrate media – It is a filter that removes the basic sized dust and pollen grains form the air and acts as a supporting filter to the purifier.Where Should I Place an Air Purifier?
You should place the air purifier in the room for the best results. It should be placed close to the height level of your spending the most time close. The air purifiers are mostly placed in living room and bedroom. Either it is for a business or a home use, it should be placed at the areas near to the place where you spend most of your time.Where I can buy air purifier?
You can directly place the order with us.What happens if the air filters are not changed when the indicator light comes on?
With dirty or old air filters, your air might not be getting filtered thoroughly, resulting in poor air quality and increased risk for allergy, asthma, and other respiratory illness symptoms. To ensure that your air purifier is performing its best, clean air filters are crucial. Change them when indicated.What is a micron?
Short for micrometer, a micron is one millionth of a meter and approximately 1/25,000th of an inch. Microns are used to measure airborne particle sizes. This is important because many harmful airborne particles are invisible to the naked eye, making them easily inhaled or distributed throughout your indoor environment. For example, dust mite allergens can be as small as 0.1 to 0.3 microns, which is considerably smaller than a single strand of human hair that typically measures 30 to 120 microns.How long should I run my air purifier?
For best results, it is recommended to continuously run your air purifier. To help with noise and electricity costs, most air purifiers come with multiple cleaning speeds. For example, to maintain your indoor air quality while you are away from home, your air purifier can be on a lower setting than when you are home. This saves energy and cuts costs while still maintaining a clean environment.Can I open my windows in a room where an air purifier is running?
Yes, it is perfectly fine to mix in a little fresh air while the air purifier is working.Will an air purifier clean my whole house?
There are air cleaning systems available that can be installed to clean your entire house, however they tend to be more expensive than a portable unit. If an installed system is out of your budget, then portable air purifiers in key rooms are the way to go.How do I know if my air purifier is working?
After just a few days of installing your air purifier, the room will be cleaner and no longer feel heavy. You should be able to breathe easier, sleep better, and experience less instances of morning congestion and allergy symptoms. When you change your filter, you will visually see how much filth it has been removing from your air.How much does it cost to operate an air purifier?
There are two factors you need to take into consideration: the cost of the replacement filters and the annual electricity cost. High efficiency air purifiers generally use minimal electricity as they are engineered to be energy-saving. You can determine the annual operating cost by adding up the annual electricity cost and the filter replacement cost. Annual Electricity Cost = Power Consumption of the unit (Watt) x Rate of Electricity (Rs/kWh) x Hours of Operation.Are there side effects to an air purifier?
Quality, non-ozone producing air purifiers improve health and pose no potential threats to you or your loved ones.Will an air purifier cure my asthma or allergies?
No. An air purifier will not cure asthma or allergies. It will, however, help lessen the amount of pollutants in the air that you breathe, which in turn may provide you with some relief from the symptoms associated with these conditions. Air purifiers are not meant to act as a treatment or cure for any medical conditions. They are just another tool that you can utilize to improve the indoor air quality of your home or office. If you suffer from either of these conditions, you should seek medical attention immediately.Why should I Use an Air Purifier in My Baby's Room ?
Studies have shown that 80% of Infant Death is due to indoor Air Pollution. The air inside the home often contains higher concentrations of hazardous chemicals than air outside. That is why minimizing chemicals and toxins in your home is so important. With clean indoor air, common symptoms caused by indoor pollutants, such as itchy eyes, headaches, sore throat and dizziness can decrease. High concentrations of chemicals within the home originate from cleaning products, smokers in the home, pets that shed fur and dander, and airborne chemicals, such as VOC’s (volatile organic compound) and off-gassing from furniture and appliances.What is the need of an Air Purifier in a baby's Room ?
Children breathe in 50 percent more air per pound of body weight than adults do. In room air Formaldehyde is emitted from wooden furniture is a known carcinogen (IARC/WHO), while volatile organic compounds from paints, varnishes and cleaning products can irritate eyes, nose and throat, trigger allergies and cause digestive problems. The results clearly show that the indoor air quality in baby’s bedroom was better in homes where parents were informed about the necessity of ventilating. So in this modern era Air Purifier has become a necessity for kids and older people who have developing or weak Immune system.What is the warranty of an air purifier ?
The warranty is usually for 1 year of an air purifier. An air purifier works without any problem for years, there is just a need to regularly clean or replace the filter used for purification.What is the service cost of An Air Purifier ?
The service cost of an Air Purifier is reasonably very low and is quite economical and affordable.Why is an Air Purifier the best choice for a Customer?
Air purifiers become the best choice for customers because of : It has a multilayer filtration media(6 stages of filtration) with a pre-filter and inbuilt Ionizer for air cleaning. Quick service with stand-by facility in case of major problems are easily available. The essential part of the appliance “The Filter”, is that it is completely designed and developed in India which reduces the maintenance and filter replacement cost considerably.What is the coverage area of an air purifier?
There are different types of air purifiers which can cover from small to bigger spaces. The right purifier will depend on the square footage of the room along with purification needs. The manufacturer will provide you the necessary details and specifications as per your individual requirements.What is the appropriate location for installing an air purifier?
Air purifier covers one room at a time. You have to decide where you spend most of your time. It might be living room, bedroom, office or any other space. However, most of the purifiers are mounted on movable wheels. So, you can easily switch them between different rooms as per your convenience.Are there any set measures to decide the room’s air quality?
Room’s air quality depends on several factors like new furniture, paint job, shifting to a new home, refurbishing, pest control, or some other reasons may result in reduced or bad air quality. Sometimes, installation of several types of equipment like heaters, chemicals used for cleaning, and pets may also create air quality problems. Your frequent health issues may also indicate bad air quality. Also, the location of the building and its surroundings affect the air quality. So, you have to check all these thingsAre air purifiers noisy?
Air purifiers are normally quiet equipment. But yes, they do make some sound; it is all dependent on the area of coverage. Normally, they come with a decibel scale of noise they make. Decide the one after having a fully operational demo of the product.What is the frequency of filter replacements?
Change of filter is dependent on both the quality and the usage conditions of the filter. Good quality filters last longer. Low-quality ones may require annual change. Again, the quality of air affects the life of the filter. In this case, high-quality filters may last up to 3 to 5 years.How one may come to know that filter(s) needs to be changed?
Most of the air purifiers come with a built-in integrated timer that reminds you of filter change. Otherwise, one can leave this issue with the company itself by joining the list of replacement reminder team. The team will automatically inform you when the time for a filter change arrives.How long should one keep the purifier running?
Air purifiers are meant to be in operation, continuously. However, one may vary the speed at times. While you are not in the room switch it to faster speed otherwise switch over to the quiet mode of operation.
What is Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5)?
The term fine particles, or particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), refers to tiny particles or droplets in the air that are two and one half microns or less in width. Like inches, meters and miles, a micron is a unit of measurement for distance. There are about 25,000 microns in an inch. The widths of the larger particles in the PM2.5 size range would be about thirty times smaller than that of a human hair. The smaller particles are so small that several thousand of them could fit on the period at the end of this sentence.
How can PM2.5 affect my health?
Particles in the PM2.5 size range are able to travel deeply into the respiratory tract, reaching the lungs. Exposure to fine particles can cause short-term health effects such as eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and shortness of breath. Exposure to fine particles can also affect lung function and worsen medical conditions such as asthma and heart disease. Scientific studies have linked increases in daily PM2.5 exposure with increased respiratory and cardiovascular hospital admissions, emergency department visits and deaths. Studies also suggest that long term exposure to fine particulate matter may be associated with increased rates of chronic bronchitis, reduced lung function and increased mortality from lung cancer and heart disease. People with breathing and heart problems, children and the elderly may be particularly sensitive to PM2.5.
Where does PM2.5 come from?
There are outdoor and indoor sources of fine particles. Outside, fine particles primarily come from car, truck, bus and off-road vehicle (e.g., construction equipment, snowmobile, locomotive) exhausts, other operations that involve the burning of fuels such as wood, heating oil or coal and natural sources such as forest and grass fires. Fine particles also form from the reaction of gases or droplets in the atmosphere from sources such as power plants. These chemical reactions can occur miles from the original source of the emissions.
PM2.5 is also produced by common indoor activities. Some indoor sources of fine particles are tobacco smoke, cooking (e.g., frying, sautéing, and broiling), burning candles or oil lamps, and operating fireplaces and fuel-burning space heaters (e.g., kerosene heaters).
Are there ways to reduce my exposure to PM2.5?
When outdoor levels of PM2.5 are elevated, going indoors may reduce your exposure, although some outdoor particles will come indoors. If there are significant indoor sources of PM2.5, levels inside may not be lower than outside. Some ways to reduce exposure are to limit indoor and outdoor activities that produce fine particles (for example, burning candles indoors or open burning outdoors) and avoid strenuous activity in areas where fine particle levels are high.