Do you know what a pathogen is? A pathogen is a particulate usually found in the air that can produce disease. This includes germs, bacteria, and viruses. You may not realize this, but your Hanover house could be full of pathogens right now. Pathogens can attach to microscopic dust and dirt particulate floating in the air of your house right into your mouth, nose, or ears, making you sick.
Everyone wants to avoid getting sick, but they may not even realize that the reason they are getting sick is the air in their own home. Is the air in your house clean? Is it clean enough? If you are like most homeowners, the answer to that is probably no.
One thing you can do to improve the overall air quality in your home and, in turn, the overall health of the people living in it is using an air purifier. Air purifiers come in a variety of shapes and sizes with different power capabilities and energy usage.
Pathogens can linger in the air for hours, sometimes even days, so it is a good idea to do everything you can to get rid of them with a filtration system of some kind. If you are considering getting an air purifier to use in your home or place of business, here are some great models you can check out to help you get started in your search.
The GermGuardian AC4100 is a lower-priced model offered by one of the most recognizable brands in the air purifier market. It is a 3-in-1 design, meaning it has a HEPA filter, pre-filter, and carbon filter in its housing.
This model is diminutive in size and is not meant to filter a large area, making it an ideal unit to clean the air in your bedroom or an office. This model does not have many luxury features, but it features an easy-to-use, no-frills design. The following are some of the specs and features of the GermGuardian AC4100.
- 7.5 x 6.5 x 11 inches
- UV and dioxide germ killer
- Filter replacement reminder
- 3-speed fan
- 1-year factory warranty
This purifier model is designed to purify a 129-square-foot area, making it a great model for small- to medium-sized rooms. The Levoit LV-H132 is not the most powerful small air purifier you will find in someone’s house, but it has a lot of features other smaller units do not have.
This is an especially useful air purifier for homeowners who want to use it at night. This is for two reasons. The first is you can turn off the lights by selecting Night Mode, which offers two levels of brightness. The second is it runs quietly. Because of the options and features of the Levoit LV-H132, it is a sophisticated machine, but it is still easy to interface with. It features the following specs.
- 22 inches tall
- 3-speed fan
- 2-year factory warranty
- Soft button controls
- Two color options
If you want to experience some of the best quality in-home air purifiers have to offer, the IQAir is worth checking out. It has HyperHEPA filtration, meaning it can filter out particles sized all the way down to .003 microns. That is just about 10 times smaller than a virus!
Not only is the purifier powerful, but it can also cover a pretty big area. Covering 1,125 square feet, it is powerful enough to filter the air in a smaller house. This combined with filters that are 100 times more powerful than standard HEPA filters gives the unit a lot of bang for its buck. On top of its easy-to-use controls, here are some other specs of the IQAir purifier.
- 16 x 15 x 28 inches
- Triple-seal technology
- Even flow diffuser
- 35 pounds
This air purifier is medical grade thanks to the H13 HEPA filter housed in the unit. H13 is the highest-rated HEPA filter and removes 99.7% of the pathogens found in the air in your home.
Compared to other purifiers with this level of power, the MA-14 is lightweight and portable. This means you can move it multiple times a day as it purifies the 470-square-foot area around it in around an hour. One of the best aspects of this purifier is its lifetime warranty, meaning it will be replaced if anything mechanical goes wrong with it that is not your fault. Here are some additional specs and features of the MA-14.
- 12 x 8 x 8 inches
- 4.4 pounds
- 3-speed fan
- Night light
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Do you have kids? The Alen BreatheSmart FLEX is a great model for larger families because it can purify a big area quickly. It is known to purify an entire one-bedroom apartment in just half an hour with a reach of 700 square feet. This is an impressive power rating considering the sleek design of the unit.
Installed in the Alen BreatheSmart FLEX is a HEPA Silver Filter, so you can be sure your air purifier is getting a variety of pathogens out of the air. Even at Turbo Speed, the fan uses less than 40 watts of power, making it one of the best purifiers when it comes to energy ratings. At most, it will add $1 a month to your energy bill using the following specs.
- 19 x 16 x 28 inches
- 21 pounds
- 4-speed fan
- True HEPA filter
Pure Enrichment PureZone
This is the air purifier for you if you want one you will barely notice throughout the day. The PureZone is designed with an extremely quiet fan, preventing it from becoming disrupting if it is in use while you are asleep.
Another cool feature of this effective purifier is the built-in timer. You can set the purifier to shut off in various increments of time. This prevents it from wasting energy by running when it does not have to. It is rated to purify an area of 200 square feet, making it ideal to use in a den, an office, or a bedroom.
The Pure Enrichment PureZone air purifier has the following specs and features.
- 10.8 x 7 x 12.5 Inches
- 5-year warranty
- 3-stage purification
- 3-speed fan
- 6 pounds
Blue Pure 121
This is the air purifier for someone who enjoys both form and function. It has a sleek two-color design that will not take away from the aesthetics of a room while it is cleaning it.
Just because it looks good does not mean it does not work effectively. The Pure 121 removes 99% of the pathogens in a room, making the area healthier in a short period of time. One or two of these can purify an entire space thanks to its 700 square foot reach, along with the following specs.
- 13 x 13 x 28.2 inches
- 18.2 pounds
- 3-speed fanv
- Recyclable filters
- 3-part filtration
Pathogens are everywhere, but that does not mean you should not do everything you can to get them out of your house. If you are considering purchasing an air purifier, call Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating in Hanover today for more information. In addition, our team offers heating and cooling repair, installation, and maintenance.