The True Value of High-Quality HEPA Air Purifiers
For years, we’ve recognized the broad implications of air pollution. We’ve begun to appreciate the true importance of indoor air quality and the significant negative effects that poor indoor air quality can have on our families’ health. We know now that the most efficient and cost-effective way to ensure optimal air quality is by using a superior HEPA air purification system. Choosing that superior air purifier can be made easy by using the following guidelines.
Avoid Low-Quality Alternatives
There are many HEPA air purifiers on the market, and some of them have prices that are well below market averages. The old saying applies here: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. In order to offer these super low prices, many manufacturers sacrifice quality. Those savings aren’t worth it in the short term, due to less-effective performance, and they’re certainly not worth it in the long term. Generally, total cost of ownership of the cheaper models is higher because they require maintenance as well as new filters more frequently. Keep in mind that there are many unscrupulous manufacturers willing to make spurious claims, so challenge everything.
Look at your HEPA air purifier purchase as an investment because that’s what it is. The top manufacturers design their genuine high-quality true HEPA air purifiers to last for many years, and they usually back that up with five-year warranties on parts and labor. Manufacturers who make the so-called “economy” models typically use low-grade parts and manufacturing shortcuts. This most certainly results in a shorter lifespan and larger costs for you in the end. With a high-quality model, initial cost will likely be higher. The great benefit, however, is that you get optimal performance, consumables with long life and an extended life that will not require repair and maintenance, beyond normal cleaning.
Do Not Accept A HEPA Substitute
Scientists developed HEPA filtration during the Manhattan Project to protect against radiation. Some cut-rate manufacturers try to use that as a negative, as if the technology is old. The truth, however, is that HEPA works, and it has stood the test of time. Some manufacturers represent their cheap knock-offs as superior to true HEPA filters. That’s not possible. No one has invented that technology yet. The newer technologies that even come close are much more expensive and they include some inherent flaws, such as emitting ozone. Buy from one of the leading HEPA manufacturers, such as Austin Air, Amaircare, IQAir, Airpura and Oransi or at least read the fine print carefully, so that you know exactly what you’re buying.
Is Ultra-Low Penetration Air (ULPA) An Option?
Theoretically, ULPA can remove 99.999% of all particulates, which is higher than the efficiency of HEPA. In certain cases, such as large-scale forced-air systems, ULPA can outperform HEPA removing small particles, although it rarely reaches the theoretical values. HEPA, however, is far more practical. It is less expensive, and it is more effective most of the time. In addition, HEPA has certain advantages in living environments. HEPA filters have much thinner construction than ULPA, and in a relatively small area like a home, even a large home, it is able to circulate and clean much more air in the same amount of time.
Airflow and Marketing
Airflow is an extremely important aspect of air filtration. The more air that flows through the system, the cleaner the air is. Consumers should be aware that actual values often deviate significantly from the values that manufacturers advertise. The reason for this is that many manufacturers gauge airflow without filters installed, and this is technically legal. Of course, without the barrier of the air filters, airflow rates are extremely high. If we don’t recognize the truth, it gives us a false impression of efficiency. Reputable manufacturers do not use this technique, however. For instance, the airflow rate of each IQAir, Austin Air, Amaircare, Airpura and Oransi air purifier is accurately calculated with filters installed.
Buy From a Name You Can Trust
Just as you want to buy a well-respected brand, you want to buy from a dealer that you can trust and rely on. The way IQAir, Amaircare, Austin Air, Airpura and Oransi reach their clients is through their dealer network, but not every dealer within the network is equal. The dealers differ on expertise and approach. Some dealers try to make money by turning over as many clients as possible. Clean Air Plus, on the other hand, believes the key to success is to earn loyal customers. Another aspect that distinguishes Clean Air Plus is that we are a veteran family-owned small business, and this allows us to provide attention to detail that you won’t find elsewhere.
Make today the day. Invest in a high-quality air purifier from Clean Air Plus, and start enjoying air that is free of pollutants, allergens and other impurities.
Clean Air Plus is a veteran and family owned small business. We represent the leading manufacturers in HEPA filtration including Austin Air Standard Units, Austin Air Junior Units, IQAir, Amaircare, Oransi and Airpura. Shop online or call one of our friendly experts at 888.247.1147. We'll be happy to help you choose from our large selection of quality air purifiers.
- Administration Staff