What to choose: air purifier or humidifier?
There are many bacteria, dust and pathogens in the air. They are often the causes of diseases, especially in winter. In addition, with the beginning of the heating season, the air in the premises is overpowered, which also negatively affects health. The situation can be fixed with moisturizers and air purifiers, which ideally need to be in the house together, but if you have a limited budget and need to stop on one device will tell you what to choose.
What is an air purifier?
As you can easily guess from the name, the air purifier is a device for cleaning the air in the room. Its main duty is to eliminate pollution, harmful microorganisms and unpleasant odors in the environment. Externally, they have a simple design consisting of a set of filters and a fan that consistently clean the air.
Depending on the configuration, the device can have one to five filters. Accordingly, the more of them, the device works more efficiently. The standard model includes three filters aimed at:
Deep cleaning – removal of large contaminants (hair, wool, dust);
neutralization of odors – tobacco smoke, kitchen smells, etc.;
thin air purification – the detention of microparticles of bacteria, allergens.
Electrostatistical. They use metal plates, which “attract” pollution by creating a statistical field.
Photocatalytic. Decompose toxic impurities, soaring in the air, and oxidize them, applying a light source.
Coal. Their main activity is aimed at combating smell by absorbing small particles of gas. They can use cassettes with coal pellets.
NERA cleaners. Their work is based on the filters of the same name. They absorb up to 99% of the fine debris, returning back the air cleaned through the system.
Ultraviolet. They use short-term radiation to disinfect and destroy pathogens.
Water. They are able to “wash the air” due to the fact that the dust settlinging inside is washed off with water in a special pallet.