The haze is back. During this period, not only should you stay indoors, it is also crucial to ensure the air at home is clean to keep you and your family healthy. What should you look out for when considering an air purifier?
First, identify your lifestyle, budget and home size. Bear in mind that an air purifier is a long-term investment, which you can continue to use even when the haze season passes. If there are family members at home who suffer from chronic respiratory allergies, you'd want to look for an air purifier that can remove micro-particles in the air. Also, depending on your home size, you'd want to pick an air purifier of the right capacity.
Here are some options to consider:
1) Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i
Suited for a room size of approximately 1,000 sq ft, the Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i has an extra thick NanoProtect Hepa filter and active carbon filter that removes ultra fine particles as small as 0.02 nanometers (100 times smaller than PM2.5). It also helps eliminate common airborne allergens, bacteria, viruses and harmful gases like formaldehyde.
Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i retails for $899 at Philips e-store.
2) Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan
Here's a two-in-one machine. Both a fan and an air purifier, the Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan senses air pollution, captures it and projects purified air with its Air Multiplier technology. It is also able to report precise PM2.5, PM10 concentration levels in real time to the LCD screen or the Dyson Link application on mobile devices. With the Glass Hepa filter, the machine captures 99.95% of ultra fine particles as small as PM0.1.
Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan retails for $899 here.
3) Dyson Pure Cool Me personal purifying fan
Keep your purifier and fan at arm's length with one of Dyson's latest products — Pure Cool Me purifying fan.
Perfect as a great desk or bed-side cooling and purifying solution, this appliance can capture 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns.
Dyson Pure Cool Desktop purifying fan retails for $699 here.
4) Xiaomi Air Purifier Gen 3
This machine's Strong Air Route System ensures 6,600 litres of clean air is release each minute while removing PM2.5 particles and formaldehyde efficiently. Its classic, sleek design houses a Hepa filter and has an OLED touch display for you to switch the appliance on and off easily.
Xiaomi Air Purifier Gen 3 retails for $219 at Shopee.
5) Ion PureAir Air Purifier
One of the more affordable options on the market is the Ion PureAir Air Purifier. Built with a four-layer filtration system, it can kill 99.96% of PM2.5 particles, 94.1% of formaldehyde and 99.97% of the bacteria in the air. You can also operate it conveniently with the touch-sensitive remote control.
Ion PureAir Air Purifier retails from $59.90 (for the P1 model) at Shopee.