New to air purifiers? Here’s why you need one

Have you heard the buzz around air purifiers lately and wondered if you need one? Let’s look at the most common reasons to own an air purifier and how they can help the air quality in your home.
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The air quality inside our home is often something we take for granted but is very important to consider. Air quality can influence both our health and comfort. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, own pets, or if you are concerned about the impacts of bush fire smoke during the summer months. You may need to consider the benefits of an air purifier.

An air purifier purifies the air in your room by passing it through a series of filters. The number and types of filters vary by brand; however, many products on the market have a three-layer filtration system. The Mitsubishi Electric E85R Air Purifier’s 4 Stage Air Purification System has an additional Platinum Catalyst Filter. That employs nanotechnology to absorb various odorants and deodorise the air.

Let’s look at the most common reasons to own an air purifier and how they can help the air quality in your home.

 

If asthma or allergies are a concern

Some of the most common substances to cause allergy or asthma symptoms according to Asthma Australia*1 are pollen, dust mites, animal dander and mould. Being in contact with these allergens can contribute to a flare-up of symptoms.

HEPA filters, like the one in the Mitsubishi Electric E85R Air Purifier, can capture 99.97% ultra-fine particles (pollen, dust, allergens, and more) in the indoor air, as small as 0.3 microns*2 in size. The use of an air purifier may help alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms by reducing the amount of these allergens within your home. The Mitsubishi Electric E85R air purifier features Smart Search, meaning it will read the levels of particles within the room and direct the airflow to where it is needed, helping to reduce the likelihood of airborne contamination.

 

If you own a pet

Pets can carry allergies in from the outside world, even if you aren’t allergic to them. Strong allergies can also be found in the saliva, urine, and dander of pets. An air purifier can help reduce allergy and asthma triggers by removing pet dander and assist with the occasional unpleasant odour in the air.

 

To help reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) 

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are gases emitted inside your home by household items like paint, foam inside sofas and mattresses, cleaning agents and more. They can cause headaches and irritation in your eyes, nose, and throat*3. Proper ventilation of your home can help reduce the number of VOCs. Suppose you are unable to open your external doors or windows; an air purifier can assist with reducing the number of VOCs within your home.

 

If you smoke inside your home

If lingering cigarette smoke and its odours are an issue in your home, instead of opting to mask odours with perfume or fragrance, you could instead benefit from the use of an air purifier. The Mitsubishi Electric E85R has a four-stage air purification system, using a HEPA filter to reduce the number of small smoke particles and Activated Carbon Filter to remove harmful gases and unpleasant odours.

 

Excessive pollution and bushfire smoke

If you live in an area that is prone to high levels of pollution or have suffered seasonal bushfire smoke in and around your home, opening a window for some fresh air is not an option and can only make matters worse. If you are concerned about the level of pollution or bushfire smoke within your home, an air purifier may be a good choice. The HEPA filter can filter out the smoke or pollution particles, leaving the inside air quality at a better level for the health and wellbeing of your family.

 

There are many reasons why you would consider an air purifier in your home if you would like to know more about the features and benefits of the Mitsubishi Electric E85R see our Air Treatment page https://www.mitsubishielectric.com.au/ma-e85r-a-air-purifier.html

 

 

*1 https://asthma.org.au/about-asthma/live-with-asthma/asthma-and-allergies/

*2 Mitsubishi Electric E85R – Tested in accordance with JIS B 9908:2011.

*3 https://www.yourhome.gov.au/live-adapt/indoor-air-quality

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