In the time of a global pandemic that affects your chest and lungs, it is more important than ever to breathe clean, fresh air. People across the world understand this and are seeking purer air. As the CEO of Airbnb noted in a recent interview, rural “staycations” are rising in popularity as city-dwellers want to escape pollution and be immersed in the wilderness.
At TaoTronics, air purifiers are our employee’s favorite way to feel like we have escaped to the countryside without booking a vacation. This is especially the case when the air outside our employee’s homes is thick with smog or wildfire smoke. A TaoTronics HEPA air purifier helps us to feel safe breathing while watching the sky change to a murky orange color.
In this blog, we’re going to explain exactly how a TaoTronics air purifier can help you if you’re affected by wildfire smoke.
How is Wildfire Smoke Bad for You?
You should avoid breathing air polluted by wildfire smoke where possible. This is because even though it is mostly natural materials burning—trees, grasses, brush, and so on—these also produce aerosol particles. The toxic elements of these particles get stronger the older they are; living miles away from a fire doesn’t reduce how toxic it is to breathe in the smoke.
Fine particles in the smoke can also get into your lungs, causing short-and long-term issues. This includes a cough, runny nose, and painful eyes. If you are pregnant, suffer from a lung or heart disease, or even have diabetes, wildfire smoke can make your symptoms worse.
It isn’t just vulnerable people who should be careful. As the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that “Wildfire smoke can make anyone sick. Even someone who is healthy.”
Why Air Purifiers?
One of the CDC’s top tips for keeping your breathing healthy: Buy an air purifier. In particular, buy an air purifier with a HEPA filter.
They recommend this with good reason. Most air purifiers with HEPA filters help reduce:
- The number of airborne smoke particles in your room.
- The smell of smoke in your home.
- Other irritants in the air, such as pet dander and pollen.
- The temperature in your room when combined with an air conditioner, great for when you have to keep your windows shut.
Plus, air purifiers are small but powerful. They don’t take up much space but can keep your whole room clean whenever you need it. All you have to do is regularly replace the filter—especially if you are currently affected by wildfires.
It’s also important that you don’t buy a device that ionizes particles. This will produce ozone, in effect adding pollution to your home.
Read about the difference between a humidifier, a dehumidifier, and an air purifier here.
Why a TaoTronics Air Purifier for Wildfire Smoke?
When looking for the best air purifier for your home, you need to consider many factors. We covered most of them in our last article about HEPA air purifiers, but in case you need a recap: Investing in a decent air purifier is useful for your whole family. By simply replacing the filters, you can create a healthier living environment for years to come.
This is important, as large wildfires are becoming an increasingly common occurrence. While incidents begun by gender reveals will hopefully reduce in coming years, environmental factors, worsened by global warming, mean we can expect annual fires for the foreseeable future.
HEPA filters are incredible inventions. They clear around 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air. A micron is one-millionth of a meter, or one twenty-five thousandth of an inch, so you can imagine that’s pretty small.
These filters are used in professional spaces—thing in pharmaceutical labs and neuclear power stations. This means they are the best you can get for your home. They trap particles in their incredibly fine fibers; you’ll need to replace the filters regularly, but it is worth it.
Rapid Purification of Your Whole Room
You need your air purifier to work quickly, especially when there is wildfire creating a smoke haze. The quicker your device works, the quicker your family breathe fresh air.
It takes most air purifiers up to two hours to clean the air in a room, but some air purifiers only take up to 30 minutes. What’s the quickest way of purifying your room? Buying an air purifier with rapid shipping that will get to your when you need it.
The sky doesn’t stop being hazy because the sun goes down. You need an air purifier that can operate overnight and keep you feeling fresh until you wake up. That’s the important part—you need an air purifier quiet enough to let you sleep soundly.
What’s the ideal decibel limit for sleeping? We think 25dB. So, we succeeded in making sure our TaoTronics air purifiers stay at this sound limit. That’s no louder than a whisper!
If you are affected by recent wildfires, or even regular city smog, it is recommended by experts that you buy an air purifier. This is to reduce your exposure to harmful particles in your home, and to prevent your symptoms worsening if you have health issues. You can choose from three excellent TaoTronics air purifiers, all featuring HEPA filters and the ability to rapidly (and quietly) purify your room.
Head to our website to view our whole air purifier range, including TT-AP003 , our newest air purifier!