Nowadays, we spend up to 90% of our time indoors. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the air inside is 2–5 times more polluted than outside. This means that even in enclosed spaces, air pollution can be a massive burden on the body. Symptoms of hay fever, dust allergy or dust mite allergy can be treated with medication or also alleviated through the use of alternative solutions such as air purifiers.
Good quality air for allergy sufferers
People with allergies suffer from poor air quality in particular. But so do children, pregnant women, the elderly, people with heart disease and people with existing respiratory disorders. Typical symptoms include: fatigue, an itchy blocked nose, the urge to sneeze, watery eyes, a scratchy and swollen throat, coughing and wheezing, tightness in the chest, hives, rashes and asthma attacks.
Physical reactions are often caused by breathing in pollen, dust, animal hair, dust mites or other contaminants in the air. These can be treated with medication and there is a wide range available for combating symptoms: from nasal sprays and eye drops to antihistamines or asthma sprays.
However, medication often also has side effects and that is why it is recommended – according to the severity of the allergy – to use home remedies and indoor alternatives such as air purifiers to alleviate the problem.
Better quality of life
Besides medication, there are also home remedies such as spicy ginger water, vitamin C, salt water nasal sprays, etc. as well as homeopathic remedies. For indoors, there is another recommended and highly effective solution: air purifiers. Air purifiers are devices which draw in the contaminated air and have a filter system which filters particles, pollen, allergens, bad smells and volatile organic compounds from the air. The purified air is emitted back into the room. With a Stadler Form air purifier, you can see a lasting improvement in your quality of life and finally start to breathe easy again.
Advantages of optimally purified air
- Better well-being – Pollutants are removed from the air and the burden on the human body is reduced – greater well-being in everyday life.
- Fewer allergic reactions – Allergic reactions are reduced or avoided completely – asthma or allergy sufferers can breathe easily.
- Fresh indoor air – The air indoors seems fresher and cleaner and is more pleasant to breathe – fresh air for a healthy life.
- Active and efficient – Signs of tiredness and lack of concentration are reduced – greater efficiency when working and pursuing hobbies.
- Get rid of bad smells – Bad smells from cooking and other sources are quickly removed effectively.
- Breathe freely – Symptoms of respiratory diseases are reduced.
Additional protection against viruses
The coronavirus pandemic proves again, that the quality of the air is very important for our health. Viruses such as the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 attach to particles and remain airborne for quite some time. An air purifier can help to filter those virus particle packs from the air and thus reduce the viral load. It is very important to change the air purifier filter regularly to allow best filtration performance possible. However, an air purifier doesn't provide a 100% protection against viruses. Common rules such as washing hands regularly or social distancing remain mandatory and wearing a mask can make sense, too.
What is filtered out of the air?
Our devices ensure healthy air quality by reducing particles, viruses, bacteria, bad smells and other air pollution.
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CADR stands for "Clean Air Delivery Rate", which helps when comparing air purifiers. The CADR is measured by a laboratory. The recommended room size for an air purifier can be derived from the CADR.
The more frequently the air in a room is circulated per hour, the cleaner the air becomes. For normal air pollution levels, it is enough for the air in a room to circulate three times (the room's entire air volume must circulate through the air purifier three times). For allergy sufferers, we recommend that the air volume circulated five times. The higher the speed setting the air purifier is set to, the more air is circulated per hour. Generally, we recommend running the air purifier continuously instead of just intermittently so that the air in the room is constantly being circulated and cleaned.
Stadler Form offers two different systems, which are partly comparable in their functions. Air washers are primarily used to increase the air humidity in a room (functioning as an air humidifier). Additionally, thanks to their technology, they can filter particles from the air with the help of the disc package (functioning as an air purifier). Thus, air washers offer two functions in one unit. Air purifiers, on the other hand, cannot humidify the air. Thanks to specifically designed filter technology, air purifiers can filter particles and gases from the air with much higher efficiency than air washers. Furthermore, air purifiers have filters which filter much smaller particles (respirable particles) from the air, and their cleaning volume is greater than an air washer's as a rule. Depending on the application, it makes sense to choose one device or the other. We will be happy to advise which device best suits your needs.
Passive/Minergie houses have a built-in ventilation system that circulates a room's entire volume of air several times per hour. The room in the air is drawn out and replaced with fresh air from outside. During this process, the heat of the room is recovered via a heat exchanger and so the potentially cooler air from outside is heated again. These systems do not always have adequate air-purification facilities, meaning air pollution in passive or Minergie houses is also a pressing issue. When using an air purifier in this setting, we recommend reducing the performance of the ventilation system to a minimum. This gives the air purifier the chance to clean the air effectively. To change the settings of your ventilation system, contact the manufacturer or your landlord. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.