Best UV Air Purifier To Protect Against Viruses
Air purifiers have emerged as an obvious solution for those wanting to protect themselves against the COVID-19 coronavirus. It isn’t surprising. It is shown by data that it is possible for COVID-19 to be filtered by air purifiers. The EPA, in fact, is recommending the use of portable air purifiers to improve ventilation to help protect against COVID-19.
However, when you are wanting to purchase an air purifier, it can be an overwhelming experience given the wide range of air purifier models, makes, and filters. The process of locating the best air purifier also can be made much harder when flashy ads and misleading marketing strategies are used by companies.
In this article, we will be discussing the best air purifiers to protect against the COVID-19 coronavirus. We will be providing instructions on what kind of air purifier is the best at providing protection against COVID, and give you some simple steps you can take to help you select the best air purifier to protect against the COVID-19 virus.
Best Kind of Air Purifier To Protect Against Coronavirus
There are three major kinds of air purifiers that are marketed for being best at combatting COVID-10:
- HEPA Filter Air Purifiers
- Ionizer Air Purifiers
- UV Light Air Purifiers
We will be covering all three types and use data to show which type is the best.
1. UV Light Air Purifiers
Some people have mentioned UV light air purifiers as being among the top air purifiers to protect against COVID-19. It has been shown by data that UV light is able to kill coronavirus. Therefore, it appears that UV light air purifiers are an effective method for killing viruses in the air like coronavirus.
However, it has also been shown that UV air purifiers contain UV lights that are too weak to be able to kill viruses. That means when a typical household type of UV air purifier is used, viruses that are in the air would need to pass through a purifier 36 times before killing 99.9% of them. That is not too practical.
There are other drawbacks to a UV light air purifier being used for trying to combat COVID, including:
Typically, UV light air purifiers are more expensive compared to other types of purifiers (for both the electricity that is used and the purifier itself)
UV light is dangerous- particularly to human eyes.
UV light air purifiers can quickly lose their effectiveness, as the light becomes dirty.
2. Ionizer Air Purifiers
This is another kind of air purifier that is claimed by some people to be the best type to combat COVID. Negative ions are shot into the air by this type of air purifier. The negative ions stick to the virus and then stuck to surfaces like tables and walls. It is similar science to what causes balloons to stick to walls.
Overall, UV light air purifiers are not the most effective purifier to protect against COVID-19.
When it comes to ionizer air purifiers, this is a very important point. Since ions just move viruses to tables and walls, the virus is in the room still. Ionizers do not remove or kill viruses that are in the air. These surfaces can also become a mode to transmit the COVID-19 virus.
Since viruses are not actually removed from the air by ionizer air purifiers, we cannot consider them to be the best type of air purifier to protect against COVID-19.
3. HEPA Filter Air Purifiers
After reading our article to this point, you are probably already aware of which is the best type of air purifier to protect against COVID-19. When it comes to HEPA filter air purifiers, they have been available for a very long time, and for very good reason. They are very effective at capturing tiny particles, which include nanoparticles in addition to coronavirus-sized particles.
HEPA filter air purifiers are also old, simple technology, and they are not expensive. You can buy one for as low as $30. You can make one yourself. All of this makes them a top choice to filter out coronavirus.
That is because HEPA filters are incredibly efficient. In one pass they are able to capture more than 99% of virus-sized particles. Viruses stick inside the HEPA so they are not in the air any longer. No dangerous or harmful pollutants are released by HEPA filter air purifiers like UV light or ozone (from ionizers) air purifiers.
Although the best air purifier for protecting against COVID-10 is HEPA filter air purifiers, it is important to keep in mind that they are not perfect.
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