Air purifier: how it works, what it is, and why it is important to have it
How do air purifiers work? Why is it important to have an air purifier at home? Let's find out why it is important to improve our indoor air quality with the right air purifier.
Is the indoor air safer than the outdoor one?
We have always been used to associating our homes as personal spaces of well-being and relaxation, where we can express ourselves freely and feel safe in a comfortable environment.
This is obviously true! The importance that each of us gives to our home is vital because it allows each of us to have a satisfying and joyful life thanks to a place that transmits serenity and joy.
We take care of the furniture, the food we cook in it, the water with which to wash and hydrate ourselves: these are all fundamental aspects for living well. Unfortunately, however, we often forget about one of the most important factors and that is the action we perform most often during the day: breathing!
It is estimated that every day the human being on average takes 20,000 breaths, and that at least 80% of these take place inside closed spaces, especially in our homes. If we also consider the particular period in which we are living, we immediately understand how much time we breathe inside our house, since due to reasons of force majeure we are forced to spend more time inside it.
Are we sure that the air we breathe inside our homes is healthy and beneficial?
Unfortunately, the truth is: NO! Very often the air we breathe in our indoor spaces is more polluted than the outdoor one. And it can be up to 5 times more polluted than the outside one.
Is it dangerous to have polluted indoor air?
The causes of the pollution of our homes are many and very often concern both our daily actions and our wrong behaviors that we adopt during the day, very often without even realizing it.
From cooking to cleaning with chemical detergents, from smoking to not airing our homes, there are different behaviors that strongly impact on the quality of our indoor air.
These behaviors lead to the onset of various pollutants such as viruses, bacteria, molds, cooking fumes, dust, fine dust and much more.
Since this is an invisible and often not perceptible problem, each person can often ignore the quality of their indoor air with consequences that can last in the long term and generate various problems for our health. In fact, it is scientifically proven that there is a rather strong correlation between the state of our indoor air and our health. If the healthiness of the air in the house is low, we can run into a number of problems such as:
- Stuffed nose
- Sore throat
- Dry and red skin
- Short and labored breathing
If we think about it, these are problems that all of us have had and very often we have not been able to understand the root cause, and more than we think indoor air pollution greatly affects the occurrence of these unpleasant situations. In severe cases, what is called "Sick Building Syndrome" can also occur, do you know it?
A person may mistakenly think that opening the window is enough to ventilate the house. This is partly true: but the reality is that it is not enough!
Opening the window once a day, for example, can certainly help to increase the air quality of your home, but it is not enough to eliminate most of the pollutants that are present in our interior spaces.
Even if we live in a very busy city, opening the window could even worsen the situation, leading us to breathe air in a chronic way, without even realizing it.
How does an air purifier work?
Having analyzed the problem of indoor air pollution, a person rightly asks: ok, but how do air purifiers work? Among the many types on the market, which air purifier should I choose?
There are different solutions on the market and each has its own characteristics. They differ in price, filter, size, purifying capacity and their effectiveness on certain categories of pollutants.
The most famous and effective alternatives are HEPA purifiers and PCO purifiers.
These two technologies are often mistakenly compared even if they involve extremely different air purification techniques. In fact, HEPA filters limit themselves to blocking pollutants through filters made up of very tight meshes; while the PCO technology acts in a totally different way.
Vitesy has chosen to exploit PCO technology because it is considered the most cutting-edge and eco-sustainable solution on the market.
In fact, the solution we propose is called Natede: an IoT air purifier capable of combining 3 extraordinary principles such as Nature, Technology and Design in a single device.
The creation of our Natede started from a NASA study, according to which some types of plants are able to purify the air thanks to their growing substrate. In Natede's technology, this phyto-purification power of plants is enhanced by the PCO system, that is, thanks to the photocatalysis process.
Photocatalysis differs from competitors because it provides a filter that does not block pollutants, but rather eliminates them. Thanks to a particular chemical reaction that occurs between the action of the UV LEDs and the titanium dioxide (TiO2) that covers the ceramic filter, it is possible to obtain extraordinary results, eliminating:
- VOC (volatile organic compounds)
- CO (carbon monoxide)
- NOx (nitrogen oxides)
Furthermore, this type of photocatalytic filter is perennial, meaning that it does not need to be replaced, but simply rinse it under water 1 or 2 times a year.
Natede: much more than an air purifier
We therefore understood that having an air purifier at home allows us to make our air much healthier and safer. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to realize the pollutants and it is often very complicated to get to perceive with our breath how qualitatively our air is valid.
For this reason, Natede, in addition to being an elegant plant-based air purifier, is also equipped with an air monitoring system, which allows, through its Vitesy Hub app, to check the values of:
- VOC (volatile organic compounds)
- Fine Powders
- CO (carbon monoxide)
Thus allowing people to be more aware of the quality of their indoor air, in order to have a healthier lifestyle and attentive to their breathing.
The safety and healthiness of your air is a factor that allows you to live a much more peaceful life and to fully enjoy our interior spaces, regardless for what pollutants can effect on our health.
Do you also want to discover a new way of breathing in your home?
Buy Natede now to enjoy the benefits of clean, fresh and safe air.
If you breathe well, you live well!