IQAir for allergy sufferers: 5 facts
Up to 90% of the world's population are subject to allergic reactions to varying degrees - these are the data of various studies. The most common forms of allergy are reactions to dust, pollen, cats and other pets: people sneeze, cough, have difficulty breathing, etc. If this is about you - you need to correct the situation - buy an air purifier.
There are a lot of air purifiers in stores, why is it worth paying attention to IQAir? We understand the topic - we answer the question.
Fact one: experience
The Swiss company IQAir has been working for more than 50 years in the air purification technology segment. No irons, kettles or washing machines - only air purifiers, half a century.
The modern IQAir range includes several dozen solutions for air purification, both at home and in medical institutions, in high-tech industries.
In 2003, during the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Hospital Authority chose IQAir products to fight the virus after testing various air purification systems. IQAir air purifiers have been installed in more than 150 hospitals and healthcare facilities.
What does all this say? The fact that the company has been dealing with air purification for many years: it itself develops technologies for this and successfully implements them into its products.
IQAir air purifiers are produced specifically for air purification, and not for the brand's presence in the product segment. Clean indoor air is the main goal.
Fact two: proven effectiveness
IQAir air purifiers are developed both for solving specific tasks (for maximum leveling of certain types of pollution), and for providing an integrated approach to cleaning: when the spectrum of air pollution is wide.
Especially for allergy sufferers and people with asthma, the Swiss have created IQAir Allergen 100 - an air purifier, the effectiveness of which has been confirmed not only abroad, but also clinically in our country, at the State Research Center of the Institute of Immunology of the FMBA of Russia.
Fact three: superfilters
Inside the IQAir Allergen 100 is a system of two complementary filters.
First, the PreMax F8 filter made of pleated (to increase the cleaning effect) non-woven glass microfiber stands in the way of coarse and fine dust, animal hair, hair particles and other impurities.
Further, the already well-purified air meets the next filter made of non-woven glass fiber, medical grade, which with an efficiency of more than 99.97% retains small particles of contaminants ranging in size from 0.3 microns and more than 99.5% of ultra-fine ones, measuring from 0.003 microns … This filter is a proprietary IQAir design, based on HyperHEPA technology: for highly effective and long-term control of fine dust, suspended particles in the air.
All major allergens are microscopic: fine dust that easily penetrates the lungs and settles there, plant pollen, animal dander, viruses and bacteria, the remains of saprophytes.
And one more important thing about the filters in the IQAir Allergen 100 - they have a large working area, which is almost never found in other household air cleaners (Allergen 100 is a model, including for home use). The first filter, PreMax F8, has 2.8 m 2, while the HyperHEPA has 5 m 2.
The large area of filtering surfaces - almost 8 m 2 in total - allows you to effectively clean the air, avoiding the so-called passage of fine particles through the filters, especially at high fan speeds.
Moreover, such filters work much longer without losing efficiency than small HEPA inserts in other air cleaners: filters in IQAir Allergen 100 will hardly have to be changed more often than once a year (depending on operating conditions).
Fact four: high performance and low noise
The IQAir Allergen 100 has 6 operating speeds. At the minimum per hour, it cleans 50 m 3 of air, and at the maximum - 470 m 3. Given the superior quality of the filters through which the air passes, their large surface area is an excellent opportunity.
If the area of the room is 20 m 2, and the height of the flow is 3 m, there is about 60 m 3 of air in the room (excluding the volume "eaten" by the furniture). At maximum power, IQAir Allergen 100 can run through filters and purify this volume almost 8 times per hour, which means it can be used with an open window.
The first 3 operating speeds are suitable for any time of the day, including at night - the noise from the air cleaner will not interfere with sleep (from 22 dB). And higher speeds are logical to use during the day, to quickly clean the air in the room.
Fact five: simple design and convenient operation
The equipment we use at home should be easy to use. And IQAir air cleaners are all right with this: they have a block-type design, the filters can be easily removed.
Air cleaners IQAir are larger in size than many others - due to the high quality of the filters, their large area. But the dimensions will not become an obstacle to moving around the rooms in the apartment: there are wheels.
Management is also important. In the IQAir Allergen 100, all the necessary information about the operation of the device is displayed on the display: the fan speed and the volume of cleaned air per hour.
In the menu, you can see the service life of the filters - how much is left until the moment when their replacement is desirable. Their "health" is also shown by the light indication for each on the control panel: green is on - everything is normal, and red is on - needs to be changed. You can set the schedule for the air cleaner: by days of the week and by hours.
Clean air is a fact
For the air in the apartment to be really clean, so that the quality of life of people with allergies and asthma will noticeably improve - not so much is needed: a highly efficient device from a manufacturer with vast experience in the development and implementation of technologies for air purification worldwide. The fact is that this air purifier is IQAir.
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