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Air pollution is a menace that is plaguing mankind and leads to all sorts of respiratory problems. While the long term solution is a cleaner and greener lifestyle, there is a short term solution in the form of the air purifier. This handy little gadget has become a necessity, especially in metropolitan cities where pollution levels tend to be quite high.
There is no dearth of air purifiers in the market, but finding the right one could literally make the difference between life and death. Philips is a name that is quite well known when it comes to healthcare products. The company already manufactures a range of healthcare products, including air purifiers. Let’s take a look at some of its key offerings.
Philips has been around for over a hundred years and the company says that it has been researching air purification for over 40 years. This experience and know-how goes directly towards its air purifiers. Further, this also means that they have a comparatively larger network of support. Philips offers home service for Air purifiers in 200+ cities across India, So in case you run into a problem, or need the filters replaced, you can get support quickly.
All air purifiers are judged not only on how well they can clean the surrounding air, but also how fast they can do it. Philips’ air purifiers come with the company’s VitaShield Intelligent purification technology. Philips claims that this technology is capable of removing 99.97% airborne pollutants as small as 0.003 micron, including PM2.5 particles, bacteria, H1N1 virus, ultra fine particles as well as harmful gases such as formaldehyde, NO2, CO, TVOCs.
Philips Air purifiers come with Aerasense, the name given by the company to its technology that senses and monitors real time air quality in your room through sensors. Real time air quality levels are displayed through a numerical index built in the Air purifier so that you are aware of the air quality in your room.
Particle size usually corresponds to how dangerous it is. Smaller particles are usually more likely to damage one’s health. Philips claims that its air purifiers have a particle efficiency of 0.003 micron. This means they remove airborne pollutants that are 800 times smaller than PM2.5). As one might expect, the better the filtering ability, the better the air purifier. Philips claims to remove PM2.5, bacteria, H1N1 virus, dust mites, pollen, etc, which can lead to health issues like Asthma, allergies, COPD, and other respiratory issues.
Apart from how efficiently an air purifier can clean your room, how fast can do it is also important. Two key things that determine the cleaning speed in an air purifier are the design, and the CADR (Clean Air delivery rate). Philips Air Purifiers claim to clean a standard room in six minutes, which means reduced exposure to pollutants, and hence, a healthier life.
The speed of the fan in an air purifier depends on the amount of particulates in the air. So, if the air quality is rather poor, the speed needs to be high. However, running the fan at top speed when the air quality isn’t that bad is just unnecessary. Quality air purifiers, such as those offered by Philips, come with an ‘Auto Mode’ that automatically changes the fan speed based on the ambient air quality. These air purifiers pack sensors that can detect air quality levels and then adjust the fan speed accordingly.
You can check out Philips' range of air purifiers here.