Air purifier reviews: what you need to know

Air purifier reviews: what you need to know


Are you in need of an air purifier for pollen, allergen, smoke, gas or dander? Determine the contaminant you want the air purifier to remove and which meet your health worries. This will assist you in selecting the right system since manufacturers make certain air filters to remove certain contaminants. So read our review and you will know what you need).

The filter efficiency

You can use the particle size that the air purifier captures to measure its efficiency. For example, sizes below 0.3 microns are a better capture sizes for air purifiers. Mold, pollen, dust mites, pet dander and bacteria are usually within the range of 0.5 and 0.3 microns and the best air purifiers can trap the contaminants or things with a size above 0.3 microns.

Air filters with a size of 0.3 microns cannot filter air contaminants like chemical fumes, viruses and cigarette smoke. And if your aim is to remove such contaminants, you should purchase an activated carbon filter, an ultraviolent air cleaner or an ionizer.

Clean air delivery rate

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) is a standardized measurement for the total air volume an air purification system will clean of a particular pollutant within an hour. More efficient units will have a higher number. Another measurement you should possibly consider is Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM). The unit of measurement represents the amount of air that flows through the unit within a minute. Considering the measurement is important because you won’t get the air purifier’s full value if the air purifier unit filters a very small amount of air in a minute. A 350-400 CPM is a very powerful air cleaner.


The noise level

Our comprehensive air purifier reviews will help you if you need purifier that will run for 24 hours in a day, the noise consideration is very important since it can become an issue. Manufacturers of air purifiers will list each purifier’s fan speed decibel rating. The following shows the sound air purifiers make depending on the decibel measurement.

  • 10dB: breathing
  • 20Db: falling leaves
  • 30dB: whispers
  • 40dB: raindrops
  • 50dB: average room
  • 60dB: normal conversation
  • 70dB: vacuum cleaner

Reliability and warranty

Any time you purchase a cheaper air purifier with shorter warranty, most likely, you will find yourself replacing the unit after a very short time than you would want. To get the best air purifier, you should choose a properly established manufacturer and who offers a comprehensive warranty. A better warranty is one offering 5 years on the motor parts and the main fan. Reliable purifiers’ components shouldn’t have any problems provided you are replacing or cleaning its filters periodically.

Furthermore, an efficient air purifier forms a great investment and you should not take it lightly as it will affect the health of your family. Study the market to identify the available technologies and buy from the reputable manufacturers or retailers who will be willing to work with you to determine the system that perfectly fits your needs and which offers a longer time warranty.


Common types of air purifiers

Air purifiers are in many varieties. For example, there are portable air purifiers made to clean specific sized rooms and whole house installed air purifiers which work with HVAC systems inside the home. As we reviewed, portable room air purifiers are the least expensive and are also cost effective in air purification.

You should choose a portable air purifier for your home depending on its cleaning technology. There are HEPA filtration, negative ion generation and electrostatic purification models. Moreover, there are air purifiers that use a combination of the techniques and there are others made specifically for chemical removal. Some air purifiers feature other technologies like ultraviolent technology which removes bacteria, viruses, odors, gaseous chemicals, volatile organic compounds and fungi. Activated carbon blends and some other substances may assist in capturing odors and gases.

What is HEPA filter?

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are proven filtration devices which most manufacturers continue to improve. HEPA filters are able to capture 99.9% of particles over 0.3 microns.

Even though studies highly vary depending on their source, researchers have proved that indoor air gets more polluted than outdoor air. Therefore, you should consider purchasing an air purifier to maintain the health of your family. Thank you for reding our reviews, guys!

Event: M·A·C Unveils “A Tartan Tale”

Royal. Anarchic. Fantasy.

Just a few words that would describe the new M.A.C. Christmas line, “A Tartan Tale,” of shadows, liners, blushes, nail lacquer, lipsticks, lip glosses and pigments. An excited crowd of buyers made their way to the Cosmetic Boutique, downtown Nassau, for the unveiling. They were greeted by a model donned in the plaid colors that the line was inspired by and also served cocktails that complemented the theme.

The collection features rich and frosty colors like purple, coral, grey, minty green and pinks. All products, very easy to work with and use. They will brighten up any look this holiday season. So go out there and swipe your own.

Rihanna Speaks More About Her “Diamonds” Single

Whilst in Las Vegas, where Rihanna performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, details were released on Rihanna’s forthcoming single. The glowing star took a few minutes to exchange words with Elvis Duran.

“Diamonds” will premiere on “Elvis Duran & The Morning Show” on Wednesday morning (September 26) at 8am ET. Rihanna describes the single as neither sad nor will it make you dance. “You’re not sad or dancing, you’re happy and hippy… The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it’s about love and a little different to what people would expect, I think,” she states about the single. Rihanna is surprising us sonically with the Sia, Stargate and Benny Blanco backed single.

It’s true, seven consecutive years of album releases and we still look forward to a brand new offering from Rihanna. The fact that her intention is to do something different with her sound gives us something to look forward to. Aesthetically, this will be a beautiful era as Rihanna sports the short cut once again. Her neck is too long and regal to be hidden.

View all of Rihanna’s iHeartRadio performance videos HERE.

LISTEN: No Doubt’s “Undercover” Is Pure Ear Candy

No Doubt’s Push and Shove will finally hit music outlets this upcoming Tuesday, the 25th. We’ve listened to the album and the band does not disappoint. They deliver a very solid album; an album which reminds listeners why they were so successful some eleven years ago.

This new album comes with eleven brand new tracks, not including the bonus track remixes. Everyone of those eleven songs are beautifully constructed and boast such nice melodies. A perfect example of this is track number seven. The Mark “Spike” Stent-produced “Undercover” grasps the meaning of melody like nothing else. Everything from the opening synths to the keys to the guitar to the drums to Gwen Stefani’s vocals are great. Take a listen and fall in love below.

Ke$ha Premieres “Die Young” Single

Ever since listening to “Tokyo Part 2,” the premiere of Ke$ha’s single could not come quicker. So now, the single is here and…

“Die Young” is produced by Benny Blanco, Cirkut and Dr. Luke; the song is co-written by fun.’s leadman Nate Ruess. What we liked about the “Tokyo…” clip is how piercingly and obnoxiously loud Ke$ha sounded but in this actual single she sounds very subdued. The single is not terrible, do not get us wrong, it just is more of a grower. We’re sure by the time the album rolls around we’ll be more into it by then. “Die Young” is lifted from Warrior, out this November.

Lana Del Rey Premieres “Ride” + ‘Born To Die: The Paradise Edition’ Details

Hmm, Lana Del Rey, she certainly has grown on us. The artist who was predicted to be the breakout female star at the beginning of the year is rereleasing her debut album. The album has the new title of Born To Die: The Paradise Edition and will be released on November 12 with nine brand new tracks.

The lead single from The Paradise Edition of the album is up for full listen. The lyrically explicit “Ride” is in the same vain as Lana’s past songs: haunting vocals over some dramatic vintage sounding production. A stamp of “Parental Advisory” seems alien on the track which sounds like something more classy. Take a listen below.

Taylor Swift Premieres “Begin Again”

Today is a good day for single premieres. America’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift, premieres the second official single from her Red album, out October 22.

“Begin Again” is a contrast to the ber Pop “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” The song is the perfect mix of Country and Pop that makes Swift’s music so attractive. Take a listen to this soft guitar-driven song below.

Video Premiere: No Doubt “Push and Shove”

Today is the day, No Doubt’s Push and Shove hits music outlets across North America and beyond.

We were so excited when the title track was released but became sadder and sadder as the single was pushed aside and labeled as a promotional single. We want to hear this song live…

Not to worry, the single of “Push and Shove” received the video treatment. The video is high contrast black and white. With the quirky and fun personalities of the bandmates it’s almost as if the video is in color. Of course, how complementary is it that slow motion effects occur during the chorus.

LISTEN: Rihanna Is a Chameleon In “Diamonds”

Have you ever felt the feeling of euphoria, as it passes through your nasal passage and down through the rest of your body? Well that is what we felt after we listened to Rihanna’s newest single “Diamonds,” lifted from her forthcoming seventh studio album.

“Diamonds” was co-produced by Benny Blanco and Stargate, with Sia credited as a writer.

Gone is Rihanna’s ditty approach to making a hit single. Replacing “nah, nah, nah” in exchange for a shift in tempo and lyrical maturity, Rihanna displays vocal evolution; there is a power behind Rihanna’s vocals. With an added vocal effect, the song sonically soars with it’s “happy” and “hippie” tone.

Sia is listed as a writer on the midtempo but should be listed as a feature. From single to hit, album to era, Rihanna has adapted and varied her sound whilst keeping her signature island twang. “Diamonds” is the exception as Rihanna sounds completely different. Initially, we thought it was another voiceover a la “We Found Love” video opener. Rihanna takes inspiration to imitation as she sounds very similar to Sia.

As mentioned before, “Diamonds” is lyrically mature. Repetition still plagues the single like all most of Rihanna’s releases. With “Yellow Diamonds In the Sky” being her most memorable line from Talk That That, last year, nit-pickers can easily complain the idea of this single is uninspired and recycled. However, this a more polished side to the star than previously heard. Rihanna takes a fragment and develops it into a shining stone. This is a great sign, a head start, to her seventh album era.

Despite reuse of lyrical ideas and “vocal metamorphosis,” it baffles us at how Rihanna & Co. keeps the public interested for seven consecutive years. Listen to Rihanna’s newest hit below.

LISTEN: RAPP Quelle “#LiveEveryDay”

Hey, RAPP Quelle, what have you been up to?

It’s been awhile since we checked in with Quelle. The lyrical monster releases a new track: a remix to Wiz Khalifa’s “The Race,” titled “#LiveEveryDay.”

A shift, we’re used to hearing Quelle destroy and disintegrate matter with his machine gun approach to his music. “#LiveEveryDay” is so relaxed and mellow. It’s a perfect late night track to listen to. Lyrically optimistic, it’s great to see Quelle still at it. Listen to the track below.