How purifiers can help clean indoor air

Published December 8, 2021, 2:34 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Extra prevention can keep minds at ease

The year 2020 greeted us with a volcanic eruption, polluting the air we breathe. Then COVID-19 happened with the lockdown happening last March 2020. From then on, air purifiers have been in-demand. Even if it wasn’t proven or backed up yet by the majority of global organizations and agencies then, individuals thought it was an investment worth the risk. After all, a cleaner air can help us breathe better.

According to Centers for Disease Control Prevention, cleaning the whole house is still top priority, and adding more layers of protection is a must which includes wearing face masks, and disinfecting and washing your hands on a regular basis. The CDC also noted that air purifiers can help “reduce the airborne concentration of the virus.”

As for our local government, the Department of Labor and Employment also released guidelines that included reminders of proper ventilation and High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that can aid in filtering 99.97 percent of particles and up to .30 microns. This means that it can help in lessening the existence of pollutants, bacteria, and viruses within the area.

Philips launches its range of air purifiers that comes with a three-layer filtration and NanoProtect. It also has the HEPA filter that can remove the smallest known virus that can be transmitted through droplets and aerosols. What we all know so far is that viruses get transmitted faster in poorly ventilated areas, especially indoors. It can also lead to chronic health conditions such as asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Philips now has the 800 Series and the 2000i Series in the country. Both equipped with multi-layer NanoProtect HEPA filters and can remove 99.97 percent of particles as small as 3 nanometers which is even smaller than the smallest known virus at 5 nanometers.

The 800 series is best suited for the house, while the 2000i series can be for commercial use. Both with increased air purification speed and lower energy consumption that keeps parents and business owners’ minds at ease when it comes to quality performance and expenses.

Both have the auto mode feature that reports the air quality in real time, smartly choosing the right speed of filtration based on the current air quality within the area. It also has Sleep Mode that dim its lights and works on the lowest decibel possible.

“Philips Domestic Appliances is committed to developing innovations that improve people’s lives. With a renewed focus on health in today’s times, helping people stay healthy is a key thrust in the products we create. Alongside masks and proper social distancing, for modern indoor environments such as homes, offices, and other spaces reliant on air-conditioning, air purifiers can serve as an extra layer of protection from airborne viruses and bacteria. This contributes to a healthier, cleaner, indoor air environment,” says vice president & market leader Asia Pacific, Philips Domestic Appliances Nicholas Lee.

Lee also suggests to put these purifiers in open spaces, and not beside a wall, so it can clean the air properly. These purifiers can also run 24/7 as they have gone through 170 mandatory and strict inspections before being released.