Alleviating hay fever with air purifiers: how does it work?

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Alleviating hay fever with air purifiers: how does it work?

Hay fever, caused by pollen, is a real ordeal for those who suffer from it. The symptoms, ranging from sneezing and itchy eyes to fatigue, significantly affect the quality of daily life. Fortunately, there is a promising solution that not only provides relief but also improves indoor air quality: air purifiers. Do you suffer from hay fever? Then look no further, because an air purifier is going to help you immensely. In this blog, we take you through the why, the how and tell you which hay fever air purifier is best.



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What is the best hay fever air purifier?

The EA30 air purifier is excellent for fighting hay fever, thanks to several advanced features that make it the best choice.

  1. AIH HEPA-filter. The EA30 is equipped with an advanced AIH HEPA filter. This particular type of filter is known for its effective removal of fine particles, including pollen that intensify hay fever symptoms. The filtering process is effective and ensures optimal purification of indoor air.
  2. Ionisation before filter. This air purifier uses ionisation to filter the air. Ionisation helps neutralise allergens and pollutants, and made the air even cleaner. This process also helps reduce pollen and other particles that intensify hay fever symptoms. In the EA30, the ionisation module sits before the filter and therefore does not emit harmful Ozone.
  3. Quietness.The EA30 is known for its quiet operation. This is especially important in rooms like the bedroom, where you often spend a lot of time. The air purifier works effectively without disturbing noises, making it comfortable to use even during the night.
  4. Low energy consumption. The EA30 has the lowest energy consumption of all air purifiers. This allows you to leave it on continuously, maintaining air circulation.

Combining the AIH HEPA filter, ionisation and quietness, the EA30 air purifier offers an effective solution against hay fever. It is a versatile device that not only improves air quality, but also creates a pleasant and calm environment in your living space.


How air purifiers help with hay fever

Air purifiers play a crucial role in reducing indoor air pollen through advanced filtration technologies. These devices act as powerful guardians of indoor air quality and provide an effective barrier against allergens.

A key component in many air purifiers is the HEPA filter, which stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air. These filters are designed to capture microscopic particles, including pollen, from the air. With 99.97% efficiency in trapping particles 0.3 microns and larger, HEPA filters are ideally suited to filter pollen.

Thanks to the dense network of fibres in a HEPA filter, it is highly effective against pollen while clean air leaves the system. This makes air purifiers with HEPA filters particularly effective in reducing pollen exposure and alleviating hay fever symptoms.


The benefits when using a hay fever air purifier

The most tangible benefit of air purifiers for hay fever is undoubtedly the relief of symptoms. By effectively filtering pollen from the air, air purifiers reduce exposure to allergens, resulting in less sneezing, less itchy eyes and generally less discomfort. It regains the feeling of being able to breathe freely, making daily activities easier.

Hay fever symptoms intensify especially at night, leading to disturbed sleep patterns and fatigue during the day. Air purifiers, placed in the bedroom, provide an oasis of clean air. By minimising pollen concentration in the sleeping environment, they promote a peaceful and undisturbed night’s sleep. Improved sleep quality contributes to better overall health and well-being.

Besides relieving specific symptoms, air purifiers contribute to the overall well-being of people experiencing hay fever. The ability to breathe without hindrance and enjoy an indoor environment free of excessive pollen promotes a sense of control over the situation. This results in a more positive state of mind and increased quality of life.


Choose smart: selection of air purifiers for hay fever alleviation

An air purifier for hay fever should have a high-efficiency HEPA filter. These filters are designed to retain particles of 0.3 microns and larger with an efficiency of 99.97%. This makes them extremely effective at filtering pollen, which is often larger than this minimum size.

When selecting an air purifier, pay attention to its Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) and filtering efficiency. CADR indicates how much clean air an air purifier can deliver per minute. A higher CADR value and a high filter efficiency rate indicate that the air purifier is more effective at removing pollen and other allergens.

Consider the size of the room in which you want to use the air purifier. Each air purifier has a recommended room size. Make sure the capacity of the air purifier matches the size of the room for optimal performance.

Air purifiers with multiple filtration stages, including pre-filters and activated carbon filters, are particularly effective. These extra layers help not only in retaining pollen, but also in removing other particles, gases and unpleasant odours.


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Practical tips for optimal use of air purifiers for hay fever

  • Put the air purifier in the right place for optimal performance.
  • Preferably place it in the room where you spend most of your time, such as the bedroom.
  • Make sure the air purifier is not blocked by furniture or other obstacles. This is to allow free air circulation.
  • Keep doors and windows closed during the hay fever season to reduce the influx of pollen.
  • This will make the air purifier work more efficiently in maintaining a clean indoor environment.
  • Run the air purifier continuously, especially during the hay fever season, to maintain consistent indoor air filtration.
  • Modern air purifiers are often energy-efficient, making continuous operation feasible without significant energy costs.


Alternative measures to combat hay fever

On days with high pollen concentrations, it is advisable to keep windows and doors closed. This minimises the influx of pollen and prevents it from accumulating in your indoor spaces. If weather permits, consider using fans instead of opening windows for air circulation.
Investing in allergy-free bedding, such as pillowcases and mattress protectors with anti-allergenic materials, helps reduce exposure to pollen during the night. Regular washing of bedding in hot water also helps remove pollen.
Smoke from cigarettes and candles deteriorates indoor air quality and contributes to allergen build-up. Avoid indoor smoking and limit the use of candles to maintain a cleaner air environment.



Air purifiers reduce the concentration of pollen in indoor air, leading to significant relief from symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes and a stuffy nose.
By continuously providing clean air in the bedroom, air purifiers promote restful sleep, reducing the impact of hay fever on sleep quality.
The use of air purifiers contributes to an overall sense of well-being, allowing people to breathe more freely and enjoy an indoor environment free of excessive pollen.

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Hepa filter or also a carbon filter in your air purifier?

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Hepa filter or also a carbon filter in your air purifier. What is wisdom?

There are various ways of purifying the air. A Hepa filter is currently the most used and effective way. An air cleaner with a carbon filter is also a frequently used method. But how do these filters work and how do they differ from each other? In this blog we will tell you in which situations it is best to use which filter. This way, you will know whether a Hepa filter or also a carbon filter suits your air purifier.


Why is a hepa filter useful?

The most commonly used filter in air cleaning is the hepa filter. This is the filter that is used to filter air pollution, such as fine dust and viruses, out of the air. Carbon filter air purifiers almost always contain a hepa filter as well. A hepa filter works in a slightly different way than most filters. Most filters are actually just a sieve. The air passes through the sieve. Does a particle not fit through the sieve? Then the filter will catch it. The finer the filter, the more particles you remove from the air. However, this also has a disadvantage. If the filter is finer, less air will fit through it. As a result, you will either filter less air or you will have to use a heavier engine. Neither of these are attractive options. The Hepa filter has found a solution for this.


How does a Hepa filter work?

Every good air cleaner, carbon filter or no carbon filter, needs a Hepa filter. A hepa filter works with different layers of fibres. These are actually long threads. By placing these over each other in a random manner, small holes are created. These filter the air. The special thing about a hepa filter is that it filters particles that are smaller than the holes in the filter. A hepa filter works by two different methods. The barrier effect is the simplest. The holes between the fibres are simply too small for some particles and therefore they get stuck. This is in fact normal filtration. The second effect is called the inertia effect. Because the fibres are laid on top of each other in a random manner, the air has to make many bends and twists. Particles that fit through the holes but do not make all the turns fast enough therefore collide with the fibres and remain stuck to them. In this way, a hepa filter with a small motor already has a lot of capacity and still filters the small particles and viruses out of the air. After a while the filter gets clogged by all the filtered particles. Therefore, it is recommended to replace a hepa filter between six months and one year.


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Different levels of hepa filter

The name HEPA is a protected name. This means that a filter has to meet certain standards in order to call itself a HEPA filter. In Europe there are two categories of HEPA filters: H13 and H14. An H13 filter must remove at least 99.95% of the particles smaller than 0.3 micrometre. For comparison, that is more than 50 times smaller than a hair! If the filter’s performance rises above 99.99%, it may call itself H14. Is the filter so fine that it removes more than 99.9995% of the dirt? Then it is an Ultra Low Particulate Air (ULPA) filter. For most situations, this difference hardly matters anymore. Especially cleanrooms in hospitals and laboratories use ULPA filters. Again, the finer the filter, the less air will fit through it. Carbon filters for air cleaners do not have these qualifications. They work in a different way.


What about Active Ion Hepa filters?

Sometimes you also have the option of AIH filters. This is a sub-type of Hepa filters. They are also called Active Ion Hepa filters. These filters focus less on the barrier effect and more on the inertia effect. This filter works with ionised fibre threads. Because of this, they attract more air pollution. You therefore need fewer small holes to achieve the same level of filtration. This makes air cleaners with AIH filters more powerful and more economical.


Carbon filter air purifier

If a Hepa filter works so well, why do you need an air purifier with a carbon filter? The answer is that carbon filter air purifiers and hepa filters are suitable for other things. With hepa filters you remove air pollution. These are particles that we inhale and cause various health problems. But there is another class of air pollution, and a hepa filter does nothing about it. These are gases and odours. A normal filter that works like a sieve does not stop gases, however small they may be. Still, certain gases are very annoying or harmful and some are even poisonous. Ozone is a good example of this. Foul odours are also never pleasant. With a carbon filter, an air purifier does stop odours and gases. This way, you keep your indoor climate comfortable and healthy. However, you should never use a carbon filter on its own. Air pollution such as fine dust is not stopped by a carbon filter.


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How does an air cleaner with carbon filter work?

A carbon filter in an air purifier does not work with ordinary filtration. This type of filter works by adsorption. This is different from absorption! In this case a liquid absorbs another liquid. Think for example of mixing lemonade syrup with water. Adsorption is the process whereby gases and other small organic substances bind themselves chemically to the carbon. In this way, they disappear from the air. Many filters advertise themselves as so-called “active carbon”. This means that the carbon is processed into very small particles. Because of this the carbon has a much larger surface than normal carbon. One gram of activated carbon covers up to 3000 metres of surface! This is important, because with more surface area the carbon binds more polluting gases. This makes it more effective and longer lasting. After a while, however, the carbon becomes saturated and is used up against gases and odours. To maintain a high level of effectiveness, it is therefore important to replace the carbon filter in the air purifier every year.


I already have a filter in my ventilation system, is that a hepa filter?

Many ventilation systems also use filters. However, these are rarely hepa filters. This is because air purification and ventilation have two different goals. With air purification you want to clean the air. Fine-meshed hepa filters are essential for this. Ventilation aims to supply outside air and remove inside air as much as possible. Fine-meshed filters work against this. After all, the finer the mesh of the filters, the more energy it takes to work air through the ventilation system. This is why coarse filters are the norm in ventilation systems. A combination of ventilation and air cleaning therefore works best. You combine the fresh air of a ventilation system with the circulation of an air cleaner that further purifies the air with its Hepa filter and/or carbon filter. You can refine the circulation of an air cleaner to such an extent that the entire indoor air is reached. This way, you ensure that all nooks and crannies in your office or living room have clean air.


What about ionisation?

Many air purifiers nowadays offer the option of adding ionisation. This makes the filtering process more effective than with just a hepa filter and kills viruses and bacteria faster. Unfortunately, most ionisers also release ozone. This is a toxic gas that has its own health problems. A carbon filter in the air cleaner removes the ozone again. Some air cleaners use ionisation before the filter. This method creates hardly any ozone and is therefore a good alternative. You can read more about ionisation and ozone in this blog.


Need advice or more information?

Which filters you need naturally depends on your situation. Do you live in a busy city next to a motorway? Then good hepa filters are essential. Are you in an office where a lot of printing takes place? Then carbon filters are a good addition. Do you already know which filters you need? Then visit our product page. Do you still need tailor-made advice? Call us at +31 (0)20 646 4028 for personal advice without commitment!

Protect your practice room against viruses with an air purifier

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Protect your practice space against viruses? Choose a good air purifier

An air purifier for a practice room removes viruses (such as corona), bacteria and fine dust. It also ensures that you can breathe carefree in the cleanest indoor air.

Practice areas are vulnerable to viruses, bacteria and other air pollution for a variety of reasons. Therefore, it’s important to optimise the air quality within your dental practice, doctor’s practice, physiotherapy practice or massage practice. Choose for good air hygiene with air purification within your practice and enjoy the benefits.

Unhealthy air in your practice

As a dentist, physiotherapist or masseur, you know better than anyone how important hygiene is. Equally important, and sometimes forgotten, is air quality. Because unhealthy air can cause many problems. For example, the air in a dental office is polluted with chemical disinfectants and the air in a massage parlor is vulnerable to viruses, bacteria and foul odors. Fortunately, you can fight viruses and other air pollution with an air purifier in your practice.

Air purifier for a practice room: what are the conditions?

A good air purifier in your dental or doctor’s office should have a built-in HEPA filter. This type of filter removes fine dust particles, viruses and bacteria with an effectiveness of 99.99%. An additional weapon in the fight against the coronavirus is ionisation before the filter. This actually makes viruses, which are caught in the filter, harmless.

So make sure you invest in an air purifier for your practice room with a HEPA filter that will use ionisation before the filter. Some air purifiers use ionisation after the filter. However, this only has a limited effect.

Go for excellent air circulation

A normal ventilation system usually extracts at fixed points and does not circulate the air. In addition, they bring in air pollution from outside. This results in unhealthy indoor air.

Good air purifiers have air displacement technology. This technique ensures optimal air circulation and virus-free air in the breathing zone, because it effectively captures air pollution. This is why air displacement air purifiers are an excellent addition to existing ventilation systems.

Which air purifier is best for your practice?

The EA30 is an excellent air purifier for in your practice room. It contains an AIH filter (a refined version of HEPA) with ionisation function in front of the filter. This means that it’is able to effectively deal with viruses, bacteria and fine dust particles. As an additional advantage, the EA30 is low-noise, energy-efficient and can optionally be mounted on a wall. Finally, the EA30 has excellent air circulation, because it uses air displacement technology.

Learn more about the EA30

What are the health problems with polluted indoor air?

You get health problems with long-term exposure to polluted air. That is unpleasant for yourself, your staff and your customers. The most common complaints caused by unhealthy air are:

  • Breathing problems
  • Lung problems
  • Allergic reactions

The benefits of air purification in your practice

Good air quality in your practice room offers many benefits. First, you improve the image. Clean air gives a good impression and also ensures that employees and customers feel at ease.

Second, clean air increases employee productivity. It turns out that when a contamination source is present and subsequently removed, productivity increases by 5 percent. This makes a huge difference in daily practice (source).

Finally, you protect the health of your employees and customers, because air cleaning is an effective means of combating fine dust, bacteria and viruses such as the corona virus.

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    Remove wood stove fine dust from the air with an air purifier

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    Remove wood stove fine dust from the air with an air purifier

    Wood stoves and fireplaces provide a lot of fun in the cold months. And if we effectively capture the harmful fine dust with an air purifier, we also keep it healthy. Nothing beats a night on the couch with a warm crackling fire in the background. With an air purifier against wood stove fine dust in the house, healthy indoor air is guaranteed and you can breathe safely.

    What does a wood stove air purifier do?

    Good air purifiers are specialised in extracting and removing fine dust from wood smoke in the air. The condition is that they must have a HEPA filter. This filter is able to remove the smallest particles in the air, including fine dust from wood smoke, with an effectiveness of 99.99%.

    How harmful is fine dust?

    Smoke from wood combustion releases harmful substances, including wood stove fine dust. This is a collection of large and small dust particles, with the smallest particles being the most harmful. And now, fine dust from wood stoves consists mainly of the smallest particles: ultra-fine particles (smaller than PM1).

    Long-term exposure to pollution from wood stoves is harmful to health. There are some potential complaints due to pollution:

    • Stress
    • Nausea
    • Irritation of eyes and throat
    • Respiratory complaints
    • Heart and vascular disease

    A wood stove pollutes more than six trucks

    British research shows that a wood stove produces six times (!) as much fine dust as a truck. Researcher Dr. Gary Fuller states that “smoke is an invisible killer. And because smoke from wood stoves is barely visible, hardly anyone complains about it. ” (source) In our opinion this is a good indication of how polluting wood stoves are and how great the need is to protect yourself from air pollution.

    You don’t even need to have a wood stove to be exposed to wood smoke. For example, your neighbours may start heating. Fine dust then easily penetrates, even when you close all your windows and doors.

    Do you want to measure the fine dust emissions from your wood stove in your home? That’s possible with a/our fine dust meter.

    Wood stove fine dust filter

    When you place a wood stove fine dust filter in your flue, it’s only intended to keep the outside air free of fine dust. However, you also have to think about your indoor air. A fine dust filter does not protect your indoor air against harmful particles, a wood stove air purifier does.

    The best wood stove air purifier

    The EA30 is an excellent wood stove air purifier for living rooms. They are able to combat and remove wood stove fine dust. The highly effective Active-Ion-HEPA filter removes all pollution from the air, so you can breathe again without having to worry. The EA30 further excels in its quiet operation, energy efficiency and reliability. In short: the EA30 is the best choice for tackling fine dust problems at home.

    Read more about the EA30 air purifier

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    Make sure to take a look at our product page with air purifiers or read more about the air purifier in our extensive advice. Do you have any further questions or would you like some free advice? Call +31 20 6464028 or go directly to our range of air purifiers:

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      Air purifier for a large room | An effective system against viruses

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      Air purifier for a large space, which one do you choose?

      Unhealthy air in large spaces is often caused by a polluted ventilation system. With an air purifier for a large space (such as a gym, catering/hospitality facility, factory, warehouse, hall), your indoor air will stay clean and healthy. Preferably, you buy one with the best air circulation. An UV-C filter is also very important, because it makes viruses, such as the flu, harmless in the indoor air. You can read all about which professional air purifier we recommend you to get here.

      Poor ventilation makes you sick

      Did you know that 70% of the installations in Dutch buildings do not function properly? Air treatment is often neglected. A pity, because in such cases the indoor air hardly circulates. This considerably increases the chance of viruses and bacteria spreading.

      It is stated that 20% of all absenteeism complaints (colds, flu, etc.) are due to an unhealthy indoor climate (source). Poor ventilation and circulation therefore makes you ill.

      Keep your air clean with an air purifier

      Keep the air in your large space/room in top condition with the best professional air purifier against corona. Air purifiers remove air pollution with the help of a filter. After filtering, an air purifier brings the clean air back into the room. Some of the large room air purifiers can make viruses harmless, provided that they use ionisation or a UV-C filter.

      What is the best professional air purifier for a large space?

      The EAS1300 UV-C is specially made to keep the indoor climate healthy in large spaces. For that reason it uses a UV-C filter and a very effective HEPA filter. The UV-C filter makes microorganisms (viruses, fungi and bacteria) harmless before they enter the HEPA filter. In the HEPA filter, the already deactivated micro-organisms are permanently removed from the air. That is why the EAS1300 UV-C is an excellent choice to keep your air professionally free of viruses and fine dust.

      The EAS1300 UV-C is excellent for large spaces. It has a very high air capacity, what means that it cleans a large amount of air in the shortest possible time. Every hour at maximum speed, the EAS1300 UV-C cleans around 1300 m³ of air. For that reason, the EAS1300 UV-C is an air purifier with a high capacity and therefore very suitable for warehouses, big halls and factories.

      More information about the EAS1300 UV-C

      The advantages of using a large room air purifier

      Are you planning to give a boost to your air quality? Good idea, cleaning air by using an air purifier with a large capacity such as an EAS1300 UV-C provides a lot of benefits. We list the largest:

      • No more fine dust, pollen, allergens and other air pollution
      • You significantly reduce the risk of the spread of infectious diseases, such as the flu and the cold virus
      • Less absenteeism and health complaints
      • Higher work productivity and also a better overall mood

      Do you need advice or more information?

      Make sure to take a look at our product page with air purifiers or read more about the air purifier in our extensive advice. Do you have any further questions or would you like some free advice? Call +31 20 6464028 or go directly to our range of air purifiers:

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        An ioniser for fighting viruses in the air

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        Fight against the viruses with ionisation air purifiers

        An ioniser makes virus particles in your air harmless. The effect of ionisation against viruses has been demonstrated in 2015 by the Swedish Karolinka Institute. Due to the corona crisis, people are buying air purifiers with ionisation more everyday. Professional rooms in particular use an ioniser to keep the air virus-free. Think of a fitness center, yoga studio, pilates studio, practice space, school or office.

        What does an ioniser do to viruses

        An ioniser is an air purifier with an ionisation module. Ionisation is an air cleaning technique in which negative ions are brought into your air by an electrical charge. These ions attach themselves to pollutants such as fine dust, pollen, bacteria and viruses. As a result, dirty substances, including viruses, are deactivated and made harmless. In short, an anti-virus ioniser is an excellent device for removing pollution from the air and for deactivating viruses.

        High hopes for a connection between ionisation and viruses

        Research has shown that ionisation prevents infection with other viruses (such as the flu virus and the rotavirus).

        The best ioniser against viruses

        The EA90 works with ionisation before the filter. Bacteria and viruses are collected in the filter and made harmless. The EA90 also has an AIH filter. This is a refinement of the widely used HEPA filter and very effective against viruses, bacteria, pollen, fine dust and more.

        Furthermore, the EA90 is energy efficient and due to its high capacity a real powerhouse. It is also ideal for use in large professional spaces. Such as offices, meeting rooms, apartments, medical practices, yoga practices and copy rooms.

        Read more about the virus ioniser EA90

        Optimal air circulation

        The ventilation in professional buildings (fitness centers, schools, offices, etc.) is often insufficient. Experts believe that poor ventilation increases the risk of infection. That is why it is advisable to ventilate your room well and not give the corona virus a chance.

        A good air purifier with ionisation for a yoga studio, for instance, such as the EA90, is designed to keep the air circulation optimal. This means that the EA90 efficiently transports all air pollution to the filter and collects it there.

        Difference positive and negative ions

        An ion is a positively or negatively charged atom or molecule. Positive ions have a degrading effect on your living environment. These are, for example, viruses, bacteria and synthetic fibers from clothing. Negative ions, on the other hand, are seen as vitamins in the air because they are vitalising the air. You will find them mainly in natural areas such as a beach or a forest. An ioniser against corona releases negative ions into the air with the intention of keeping your air virus-free.

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          Poor ventilation in schools, does ventilation with an air purifier help?

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          Bad ventilation in schools, can an air purifier help improve ventilation?

          Is good ventilation in classrooms important or not? Lack of concentration and headaches are often related to quality of the ventilation. That much is known. However, it now appears that poor ventilation is probably also related to the spread of the corona virus.

          Do we have to worry about this? Yes, because 70% of all schools in the Netherlands have an under-performing ventilation system (source). Just like adults, our children have the right to healthy air at school, isn’t that true?

          Would venting with an air purifier help to keep the classroom coronavirus-free?

          The link between ventilation and corona

          We can assume that there is a connection between ventilation and corona. For example, a nursing home in Maassluis found coronavirus particles in the air ventilation system. According to many people, this is proof that ventilation systems contribute to corona infections (Trouw).

          Experts are sounding the alarm for schools

          In September we’ll go back to school and that poses risks of new corona outbreaks. The combination of poor ventilation in schools and many students sitting together seems quite risky. Therefore, experts are urgently calling for improvement of ventilation systems. Since the cold months are approaching quickly and the windows can no longer be opened, wouldn’t ventilation in schools with an air purifier be a good solution?

          Good ventilation at school with an air purifier

          Many schools wonder whether ventilation with an air purifier is worthwhile. The answer to that question is: Yes, provided that a number of conditions are met.

          First, schools must choose a reliable and effective filter. Such as, for example, a HEPA filter. This is the best kind of filter you can have in your air purifier. HEPA filters remove the most minuscule air pollution particles with an effectiveness of 99.99%. This includes viruses, bacteria and fine dust.

          Second, it is important to choose an air purifier with good air circulation. We ourselves recommend air purifiers with air displacement. This unique filtration and air circulation technology ensures the cleanest and healthiest indoor air quality, without drafts and pollution from the outside (more information about how air displacement works).

          Normal ventilation systems fall short in time of corona

          A “normal” ventilation system sucks and blows in at fixed points and does not circulate the air. As a result, the entire indoor air in a classroom is hardly refreshed with clean, filtered air. In addition, these types of ventilation systems often draw in air pollution (including viruses and bacteria) from outside.

          A good air purifier continuously refreshes every corner of a classroom with clean, filtered air. An air purifier with displacement technology is 30% to 40% more efficient than air purifiers with mixed circulation. Do you want to ventilate well and protect yourself optimally against virus particles such as corona? Then it’s wise to use an air purifier with air displacement.

          The best air purifier against corona for in schools

          Classrooms will be protected against virus particles with the EDC650 air purifier. This air purifier works with air displacement and contains an extremely effective HEPA filter. This combination is very powerful against viruses, bacteria and other air pollution. The EDC650 also has a UV-C filter, which is specially built in to fight the corona virus.

          All in all, this air purifier is excellent for use in a classroom of a primary school, secondary school, mbo school, hbo school or university.

          Do you need advice or more information?

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            UV light against viruses: a powerful combination with ventilation

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            Fighting viruses with UV light and ventilation

            More attention is being paid to two hot topics: UV light and ventilation. Ultraviolet light makes viruses harmless and good ventilation helps us to minimize virus spread. The top quality air purifiers combine UV light with good air circulation. This combination is very effective in fighting viruses. Read more about it right here and find out exactly what terms such as ultraviolet cleaning and ventilation against viruses mean.

            UV light and it’s different flavors

            The sun gives off three different types of radiation: infrared, light and ultraviolet (UV). The latter type of radiation is interesting in this context, because UV-C light makes viruses harmless.

            UV-C is one of three different types of UV radiation. In addition to UV-C, you also have UV-A and UV-B radiation. Do you want to use UV light against viruses? Then you choose UV-C. This is what entails the three different categories:

            • Radiation from UV-A: provides a quick but short tan. However, these rays can also cause damage to your skin;
            • Radiation from UV-B: this type of radiation ensures a longer lasting tan. However, it can also cause sunburn and skin cancer;
            • Radiation from UV-C: the most dangerous type of radiation for us (very harmful to your skin and eyes). Fortunately, UV-C radiation in the air is completely blocked by the ozone layer.

            Virus disinfection by UV-C light

            UV-C is very harmful to us as humans, but also to microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. It makes microorganisms completely harmless. UV-C technology is also very clean. After all, no chemicals are used. Researchers from Boston University in collaboration with Signify (formerly Philips) have found out that using UV-C light against viruses makes them harmless. If you illuminate contaminated material with UV-C light, this will ensure that the object is completely virus-free after 25 seconds (source).

            Use UV-C as a filter in air purifiers

            Some air purifiers use a built-in virus UV-C lamp. This functions to make viruses, bacteria and fungi harmless. This happens before these microorganisms enter the filter. Afterwards, the harmless virus particles are removed from the air by the filter.

            Good air circulation is just as important

            Not only a UV-C filter is important to remove the viruses from the air, good ventilation is also essential. Especially if you want to protect yourself as well as possible against the flu. However, not every method of ventilation is effective. A normal ventilation system often does not suffice. This is because most ventilation systems extract at fixed points and therefore the air does not circulate. In addition, ventilation systems also draw in air pollution from outside, including exhaust fumes, bacteria and viruses.

            How do I ventilate properly?

            We recommend that you use an air purifier with air displacement in order to remove viruses (corona for example). This unique air circulation and filtration technique works as follows: clean air is evenly blown into the room at the bottom of the air purifier. The clean air then forces the polluted air up out of the breathing zone. At the top, the air cleaner draws the polluted air back into the device. The air pollution is here effectively removed from the air through a fine-mesh filter.

            What are the benefits of air displacement?

            Air displacement is the best kind of ventilation against viruses and offers many advantages over other ventilation systems. The following benefits apply to air purifiers with air displacement:

            • the most healthy air quality due to excellent air circulation and filtration;
            • they do not bring in air pollution from outside;
            • very effective against all types of air pollution. Also against viruses;
            • they are 30% to 40% more efficient than air cleaners with mixed ventilation (all other air cleaners).

            Are you looking for a good air purifier with air displacement and UV-C filter? Then the EDC650UV-C is an excellent choice.

            Do you need advice or more information about UV light and ventilation?

            View our product page with air purifiers or read more about the air purifier in our extensive advice. Do you have any further questions or would you like free advice? Call +31 20 6464028. Or go directly to our range of air purifiers:

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              Air purifier with UV-C lamp, does it really work?

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              UV-C air purifier against corona: does it work?

              Demand for air purifiers with an UV-C lamp has skyrocketed since the corona crisis and for good reason: more and more researchers claim that UV-C light makes the corona virus harmless. We would love to protect ourselves from this invisible enemy but … what of this is true? Is it advisable to use a UV-C air purifier? Read more about it here.

              UV in combination with an air purifier

              A built-in UV-C lamp is the most common way to apply UV-C light for air purifiers. An air purifier with a UV-C filter / lamp makes microorganisms (viruses, bacteria and fungi) harmless before they enter the filter. In the filter, the already deactivated microorganisms are permanently removed from the air. The UV-C air purifier then releases healthy, clean air into the room. All in all, an Ultraviolet C light air purifier is an excellent investment to reduce the risk of corona contamination in your room.

              Research shows convincing effect of UV-C against corona

              Ultraviolet C light effectively eliminates the coronavirus. This is the conclusion of researchers from Boston University in collaboration with Signify (formerly Philips). The study shows the following: if you illuminate infected material with UV-C light, this ensures that the object is 99.9999% virus-free after 25 seconds (source).

              What is the best air purifier with a UV-C lamp?

              Are you looking for a good UV-C air purifier against corona? In that case the EDC650 with UV-C lamp is the best choice. This powerhouse uses a unique air circulation and filter technique. As a result, the EDC650 UV-C delivers absolute top performance in the field of air cleaning. Research shows: the technology of the EDC650 UV-C removes air pollution, including viruses and bacteria, with an effectiveness of 99.99%.

              UV-C disinfection: how does it work?

              UVC light deactivates viruses, fungi and bacteria. The light does this by breaking the DNA connections in the cell. The microorganism can therefore no longer multiply. Because of this, UV-C technology is an excellent way to fight viruses and other microorganisms.

              What is UV-C light exactly?

              UV-C light is ultraviolet radiation with a short wavelength. It’s a very clean technology since it uses no chemicals. UV-C radiation is extremely suitable for microbiological disinfection because it makes viruses, bacteria and fungi harmless. For this reason UV-C light is often used to disinfect water, surfaces and air. UV-C light can therefore also be used for air purifiers: the UV-C air purifier. Unlike UV-C, UV-A and UV-B are not suitable for microbiological disinfection.

              Ultraviolet C light is broken down by ozone in space

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                Air purifier in a fitness center, does it help against virus?

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                Air purifier in a fitness center against the spread of viruses

                People are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of being fit. For an optimal experience, it is essential that a fitness centre is clean and hygienic. Air quality is also part of this. Research by the TU in Eindhoven makes this very clear. So buying an air purifier is an important consideration for many fitness centers. Is air purification actually effective against corona in the fitness industry? We’ll tell you all about it here!

                Researchers are convinced of the use of good ventilation

                Due to viruses such as the coronavirus, a lot of attention is being paid to ventilation. Especially now that research has shown that good ventilation quickly removes infectious droplets from the air in contrast to poor ventilation. With poor ventilation, drops will linger 18 times (!) longer. The German chief virologist Christian Drosten argues that “in some circumstances good ventilation may even be more effective against the coronavirus than washing hands.” So would an air purifier in a fitness center be the solution?

                Poor ventilation in fitness areas

                A dirty and outdated ventilation system is often the culprit of poor air quality within a sports center. In this situation, the indoor air hardly circulates and (contagious) droplets remain in the air for a long time. In addition, poor ventilation also causes physical complaints. For example, headaches, respiratory complaints and irritation to the eyes and skin.

                Air pollution also comes from outside. Gyms in busy cities or along highways, fine dust and exhaust fumes get in through the window or through the ventilation system in which filters are often not dense/fine-meshed enough.

                Optimizing the air quality in your gym

                Using a good air purifier is the best way to ventilate your gym. You got that right! But a good one of course, because not all air purifiers on the market can remove virus particles and circulate the air properly.

                A good air purifier keeps your gym clean and healthy. They do this by filtering and removing polluted air with the help of a fine-mesh filter.

                Air purifier in a fitness center, which one is the best?

                We recommend purchasing an air purifier with air displacement technology. These air purifiers use a unique air circulation and filter technique. They are designed to optimize air circulation and air quality.

                They remove viruses, bacteria and other forms of air pollution from the air with an effectiveness of 99.99% (!). An air purifier with air displacement also removes the corona virus from the air of your fitness center (source). Plus, it’s about 30% to 40% more cost-effective than air purifiers with mixed ventilation.

                An example of a good fitness center air purifier is the EAS1300 UV-C. It is perfect for large fitness halls and fits well in the room with its sleek design. Read more information about the EAS1300 UV-C.

                EAS1300 Pro aircleaner

                Do you need advice or more information?

                View our product page with air purifiers or read more about the air purifier in our advice. Do you have any further questions or would you like some personal advice for free? Call +31 20 6464028 or go directly to our range of air purifiers:

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