Build Your Own Air Purifier

Build Your Own Air Purifier

In the market for an air purifier? Well, given the winter we are about to close out here in China, you probably (hopefully) are. Would you buy a jacket that doesn’t keep you warm? I hope not, so don’t buy an air purifier that can’t provide you with clean air. The market for air purifiers is exploding and it’s easy to get lost. Stick with us, and we’ll set things straight.

 

Ok, I know how the logic goes: so a Blueair 403 will clean 66% as well as a blueair 603 in my living room, and 66% less on most days, is ok, right? Pollution is grimy, like dirty water, and needs to move to be cleaned. A purifier that is too small for a room might do next to nothing. On those bad pollution days, this can really put you at risk of discomfort or illness.

HEPA is a fabric-like material that is used in the construction of air filters. The design and production of the filter itself has a lot to do with its performance. Next time you buy an air purifier, make sure you get to take a look at it. Show you know your stuff by immediately popping the machine open and taking a good hard look at the filter, size, quality of construction, weight. Heavy is good.

You know what I love about buying a new air purifier? Hustling the sales reps for deals on extra filters. Remember, you’re not buying an air purifier to be trendy, you’re buying an air purifier because you want clean, fresh air. Once filters fill up and have been exposed to the world’s toughest pollution for months on end, they kind of, well, die. Buy a least a year’s worth right off the bat, so fresh air is never at the bottom of your to do list.

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