Blueair outlines essentials when purchasing air purifiers

When we think about air pollution, our first instinct is often to consider outdoor spaces, as the most affected by smog and urban pollutants.

However, indoor air can actually be up to five times more polluted than outdoors. This is due to VOCs (volatile organic compounds such as cleaning detergents and aerosols) produced in the home and PM2.5 (fine particulate matter such as fine dust) created by sources such as car emissions and city pollution which makes its way inside via ventilation and cannot escape.

In addition to this, we spend around 90 per cent of our time on average indoors so we are more exposed to the effects of indoor air which is ultimately more polluted than outdoor air.

Furthermore, breathing clean air is actually essential for a healthy lifestyle and promotes benefits such as better-quality sleep, higher levels of productivity and even helps to combat allergy and asthma symptoms. Studies show that the pollutants in indoor air contribute to premature skin ageing, wrinkles, hives and eczema. Breathing in fine dust or PM2.5 can penetrate deep into the lungs and cause respiratory difficulties, heart and lung problems and a host of other diseases, studies show.

The good news is that indoor pollutants can easily be removed. Blueair’s highly awarded air purifiers are independently tested. These tests confirm that they improve indoor air quality, removing allergy and asthma triggers and other airborne irritants and pollutants, to ensure the air in your home is cleaner.

So, here are the top five things to look out for:

  1. The clean air delivery rate is one of the most important numbers to look for when you are picking out an air purifier as it shows how effective the device is.
  2. Energy efficiency is also important as your air purifier will be on for long periods of time. All Blueair’s devices are designed with this in mind, so even on the high fan setting they use less energy than a light bulb.
  3. Noise levels are an important consideration if you plan on having your air purifier in your bedroom or have it on in the background while you work. The number to look out for is the dB(A) score. Blueair’s devices use HEPASilent technology, which charges particles in the air before they pass through the ultra-fine filters.
  4. Air purifiers come in a range of different sizes and depending on your needs. For example for an office space a bigger machine that has the CADR capabilities to suit your indoor space. This is one of the reasons why Blueair makes multiple sizes of its air purifiers.
  5. Air purifiers can be a big investment so make sure the one you choose is designed to last. Blueair is the UK’s most awarded air purifier brand, and its design conscious devices are designed to fit with your interior décor while being easy to use and energy efficient.