If there’s anything COVID-19 has taught us this year, it would be that our health is of utmost priority under any circumstance.
Dr Benjamin Loh, Resident Doctor of DTAP Clinic Group elaborates: “In modern indoor spaces, allergens, viruses, bacteria and harmful gases may cause respiratory infections. In other cases, these can also result in various allergic symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion and runny nose. Atopic diseases, often associated with common allergens, can also have a negative impact on (one’s) quality of life.”
Enough said. Read on for some of the most efficient (not to mention incredibly stylish) air purifiers for healthy, clean, pollutant-free air right in the comfort of your home.
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The Philips Air Purifier 3000i Series may just be your best home investment yet. The stylish cylindrical device makes use of a professional-grade sensor that helps detect indoor pollutants such as pollen, dust mites, mould spores and pet dander. Coupled with a unique filtration system, it can remove these particles while reducing harmful gases and odours. If you’re wondering about its efficiency, don’t fret.
The Philips Air Purifier 3000i Series can purify a 20-metre square room within eight minutes, all while reducing the levels of Influenza (H1N1) virus aerosols by 99.9 percent from air passing through the filter. The air purifier is best paired with the Clean Home+ app, which helps you activate your device and check on the air quality at home anytime.
The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H is a stylish, minimalist device that fits well in almost any home. Armed with a HEPA Class 13 filter, the lightweight machine can clear out 99.7 percent of smoke, dust, spores, and fine particles in the air. If you’d like to keep your air purifier running all the time, you’d also be happy to know that it consumes less than one kWh of energy, making it a great device for 24/7 operation.
The Novita Air Purifier NAP606 is an affordable, practical solution to eliminate airborne pollutants and unpleasant odours in your vicinity. Besides boasting a True HEPA filter to reduce 99.97 percent of airborne allergens and germs in the air, it also comes with a semi-permanent, built-in ionizer to produce millions of negative ions per use. This sleek unit is equipped with a DC brushless motor system that is frictionless and produces minimal sound, so you’ll never have to worry about the noise even while you’re resting.
If you spend a lot of time zipping around in your car, perhaps the Philips GoPure 3211 Car Air Purifier will do the trick. The device aims to decontaminate your car from gaseous chemicals and provides the essential filtration technology to remove PM2.5 fine particles. The hassle-free machine turns on and off automatically with your car engine ignition and comes with a 12-month warranty.
Electrolux’s Pure A9 Air Purifier has been garnering a steady number of loyal fans since its launch in March last year. Besides removing ultra-fine dust particles, pollutants, bacteria, allergens and bad odours from indoor rooms, users are also given real-time data about their air quality while tracking interior air improvement over time. The smart device also comes with tailored filtration, which means that it can customise the user’s personal and seasonal needs with their five-stage purification process. Each filter also comes with a unique smart tag that keeps track of its usage, so you’ll know when it’s time for a replacement.
With remote working and alternate-week office runs becoming the norm these days, you might want to consider a portable air purifier that you can bring along with you, everywhere you’re headed to. The LG AP151MWA1 PuriCare Mini Air Purifier is a 530-gram, 200-millimetre long device that fits perfectly in almost any bag. It’s equipped with an ultra-fine all-in-one type allergen dust filter that removes 99 percent of general dust, super-fine dust, and allergens so that you can have clean air all the time, no matter where you are.