This affordable and effective air purifier with an optional ioniser has loads of benefits for a fraction of the cost. Read on to find out more (or CHECK PRICE!).
Summary: 4 filter system with HEPA and carbon filters - Optional ioniser - Remarkably quiet - Easy to use controls - LCD screen - Free remote control - 2 year warranty.
Pricing: Mid range.
This compact and reasonably priced ionizer is perfect for rooms with bad air flow such as bathrooms or rooms that people frequently smoke in. Read on for a full list of the Ionizer Air-Ionfresher’s features.
Features: No need to buy extra filters - Easy to clean - LED indicator - Quiet
Features: No filter to replace - Cost-effective - Compact - Virtually silent
All of the options above are effective ionisers which could certainly benefit your air, but first place has to go to the VonHaus True HEPA Air Purifier with Free 2 Year Warranty, Ioniser and Remote Control. The VonHaus wins because it is an air purifier and ioniser combo, whereas the other two are more ioniser than traditional air purifier. The VonHaus therefore benefits from a HEPA filter and carbon filter, as well as the in-built ioniser, easy to use interface and 2 year warranty.
Air purifiers are specially designed to ‘cleanse’ the air around them and help combat allergens and irritants by removing irritating particles such as dust, pet allergens and pollen.
Air purifiers typically use a variety of filters to cleanse contaminated air and create fresher, healthier air. Because of this, they are frequently marketed for asthma or allergy sufferers because they can help alleviate respiratory problems. Some air purifiers can even increase the air flow within a room and can thus make it easier for you to breath.
There are a lot of different types of air purifiers out there, but typically purifiers with a HEPA filter are the most reliable because HEPA filters have been tested and proven to remove 99.97% of airborne particles which are larger than 0.3 microns. Carbon filters are another popular component because they help combat bad odours and they are essential for filtering cigarette smoke.
Ionisers (also known as negative ion generators) have a slightly more technical function. Many air purifiers have inbuilt ionisers, and basically when they are enabled they use high voltage to create electrons which are sent into the air. The electrons will then attach to air molecules and this will cause them to form negative ions. These negative ions are then used to attract and trap harmful airborne particles like mould spores and viruses, which are either sucked into the device or de-ionised and dropped to the floor. This does mean you will still have to vacuum regularly, but ionisers are beneficial for the air purifier because not only do they help get rid of more particles but they are also good at eradicating viruses and bacteria’s that could make you sick.
Some people believe that Ionisers could be bad for your health, because they generate small amounts of ozone as a side effect of the negative ions. Whilst most Ionisers are within the ozone safety requirements and are unlikely to pose any risk, some may not meet the safety requirements and could irritate your lungs and decrease lunch capacity. Ionisers are generally safe, but it’s important to check before you buy.
Now that you have a pretty good idea of what an ioniser is, how it can benefit you and what to look out for.