As a friend of mine ask for a recommendation of a good quality air purifier, I decided to drill down the internet and seek what it the most suitable for her. She doesn't really concern of the price however the product should be a solid good, effective and proven. Suffering allergic and stuffed nose in the morning constantly really make her day ineffective. After a thorough research, I came across the IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier.
This product seems to be the perfect solution for her problem. The claimed of the most effective air purifier voted by the German consumer foundation seems to be a proven one. This is by far the best air purifier technology available for home consumer that incorporates the very same filter technology used in clean room and hospital. Imagine the so many nasty little disease flying here and there in a hospital, and this dude can catch and clean them.
Sound to be good to be trued right? Me too. Before I read all the feature and specs and other stuff, my first curiosity is always where does this IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier made? Product form China always made me questioning the quality, called me a nerd but this is for health, a long term well being health.
Guess what the IQAir is manufactured in a high facility factory in Switzerland. I've never imagined that. I was guessing this was US or German product. The production facility is located at the shores of the Lake of Constance. A beautiful, clean and healthy environment. By using the highest quality components, a dedicated team of skilled craftsmen and women, and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, the factory build the best air cleaning products in the world.
The company tagline is "We lead, others follow". A little boasting at first but then after more research I found that the IQAir is not just an ordinary Air Purifier company. Their first production started 50+ years ago, by introducing simple filtration technology and have been developing rapidly mainly in the hyperHEPA filter line.
Remember the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) which is spreading a few years back in Hongkong? This is a deadly disease caused by the Corona virus which up until now has no anti-viral treatment. The airborne virus is highly contiguous and has force the Hongkong Hospital Authority to test the best product to filter the air. They finally chose IQAiras other filters failed to filter the virus. With this achievement, I am all convinced that this is the air purifier product to recommend. Now it's time to look at the feature and some specs.
Clinically proven to be effective for allergies and asthma.
This is by far what most people seek. Our eyes can see the dust, virus or any other allergic that fly on the air. We can only trust to the air that we breath. How certain are we with the quality? If you live in a green mountains far away from cities, streets, or factories just like the old Flintstone age, we can be 100% certain. But now we live in a dense residential with a high air pollution coming from cars, factories and even from the kitchen.
Those who never suffered and asthma and allergies might never understand how difficult it is to cope with all of this tiny particles. Constantly inhaling this tiny particles is actually bad, whether you can directly feel it, just like those who has asthma and allergies, or those who don't. They get accumulated in your lung.
As everybody condition is different, some has light and some might suffer allergies and asthma, we need to get the most extreme air purifier available on the market. Why? Because if it works for the worst sufferer than it must be good for a lighter one.
The SARS in Hongkong is one and another is the success of IQAir to help an eight month baby suffereing Hyper IgM named Idan Zablocki. Hyper IgM is a rare genetic disorder that affects one in half a million babies that compromises one’s immune system. Bacteria, viruses and fungi that are easily handled by a healthy immune system are a constant threat to those with Hyper IgM.
They key to the success is that IQAir is the only air prifier with filter on the market that had the ability to filter out microbes — including viruses — and other airborne particles as small as 0.003 microns, thanks to the HyperHEPA filter. While HEPA can filter down to 0.3 micron or larger, IQAir goes all the way to catch 100x smaller particles.
IQAir is proven to filter tiny ultrafine particles, the most harmful of all.
IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier
The unit comes with three filters: the HyperHEPA, the preMAX and the V5 filter. As been said, the hyperHEPA is the hearth of the purifier to catch those tiny particles we never want. The V5 filter is an optional filter to catch odors. It mainly contain of charcoal.
They need replacement with different time frame the HyperHEPA is the longest to replace but is the most expensive at around $200. The other two are cheaper but needs replacement in shorter amount of time. The good news is you can prolong the filter lifespan by adding additional carbon filter and put it below the intake to make additional pre-filter. It will filter bigger particles and keeps the original filter last twice the life span.
The additional pre filter is also highly recommended if you have dogs, cats or birds. It also highly useful if your environment is so dusty and dirty. The unit has a monitor of the life hours of the filters, just like car odometer. I find it very useful to see the lifespan. It can be reset once it is replace.
So how much will the IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier cost you? I can tell that this unit is not cheap even compare to the competitor it may cost almost double. However with all the benefit and the ability to catch 0.003 micron particles. This is the investment of your life. How much do you price your lungs and your health?
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