Using air purifiers to remove impurities is the best way to minimize your risk and exposure to indoor air pollution. TaoTronics air purifiers, the best you worth to pick!
What Does CADR Stand for?
This acronym represents an important measurement for air purifiers. CADR stands for Clean Air Delivery Rate. This measurement was developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.
It indicates the volume of filtered air delivered by an air purifier. It is given in three measurements – one for pollen, one for tobacco smoke, and one for dust. The higher the CADR number, the faster the unit filters the air.
What does ACH stand for?
ACH stands for Air Changes per Hour. This indicates how frequently the air purifier filters or changes all of the air in a given space per hour. For example, an ACH rating of 6 means that all of the air in your room is thoroughly filtered six times per hour.
We recommend an ACH of 5 or 6 for healthy indoor air. For individuals with allergies and asthma, an ACH rating of 6 or 8 is best.
What does CFM stand for?
CFM stands for cubic feet per minute. This measurement represents how many cubic feet of air move through the unit per minute. This is important when considering which air purifier is right for you. The higher the CFM, the better potential air purification results.
And the CFM can be impacted by a variety of factors, including fan speeds, insulation, air flow in the room, furniture in the room, and the amount of pollutants in the air.
What are the Different Types of Filters?
- HEPA Filters: High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters remove 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns and larger from the air.
- Carbon Filters: Using activated carbon, carbon filters remove odors and chemicals from your indoor air
- Pre-Filters: Pre-filters can help extend the time between filter cleanings or changes as well as maintain the air purifier’s functionality and efficiency by trapping large particles before they reach the main filters of the air purifier.
How Do I Know if I have an Indoor Air Quality Problem?
The EPA suggests monitoring your health effects after a change in your surroundings. For example, if you have new health problems after moving, remodeling, refurnishing, or a performing pesticide application, this could be an indicator of an indoor air quality problem. Consult your family physician. Other sources of indoor air quality problems include:
- Toxic household cleaning products
- Pressed-wood products
- Poor ventilation
Look for smelly or stuffy air, condensation on walls or windows, or mold growth around your home.
How Much Maintenance is Required for the Air Filters?
This varies from air purifier to air purifier. Most air purifiers have two to four filters. For the majority of air purifiers, filters should be cleaned occasionally and changed every six to eight months for optimum results.
However, some models feature permanent air filters that never need changing.