Andy Peng, mechanical engineer at Levoit, shares his thoughts on why having an air purifier should be an essential part of owning a home.
Mechanical Engineer, Levoit
Why should every household have an air purifier?
Air purifiers refresh stale air, reducing the chances of health issues caused by indoor pollutants, which can trigger respiratory infections, neurological problems, and aggravate asthma symptoms.
We design our air purifiers to help combat these issues. Our three-stage filtration not only works to remove these pollutants, but it also captures at least 99.97 percent of airborne particles 0.3 microns in size and 99.95 percent of airborne particles 0.1 microns in size.
Can you explain to consumers what the benefits of a HEPA filter are?
We use H13 True HEPA filters. With at least 99.97 percent efficiency, they are extremely effective at removing airborne particles 0.3 microns in size. This includes pollutants such as pollen, fine dust, pet dander, and smoke — many of which can enter the lungs and cause allergies, irritation, and increased risk of respiratory illnesses.
Is air purification more important with the presence of the coronavirus?
Air purifiers with H13 True HEPA filtration can help protect you from coronavirus and smoke pollution. We know that coronavirus is airborne, carried by tiny aerosols that can collect indoors and linger for hours. This means that good air ventilation and filtration are essential to help cut down on the spread of the virus.
How do air purifiers improve the quality of life of family members, from children to grandparents?
Air purifiers remove pollutants from the air, which can lead to better sleep and improved health — this is especially important for growing children. As for older individuals, respiratory issues are the fourth-largest health concern and the third-largest cause of death among the elderly. That being said, monitoring indoor air quality can be greatly beneficial for seniors. Air purifiers can also help those with allergies and with asthma. According to recent reports, approximately one in every 13 Americans have asthma. With a quality air purifier, users can keep their homes clear of almost all asthma-triggering allergens.
How do humidifiers help consumers sleep better?
Low humidity can dry out the nose, throat, and sinuses, leading to inflammation and swelling in those areas. A humidifier helps keep respiratory passages moisturized and makes it easier to breathe, helping users to get quality sleep.