An indoor air purifier during winter is always recommended as doors and windows are closed and very little fresh air exchange takes place. Viruses are tiny and are able to penetrate through most HEPA air filters.
Specific air filtration media and systems are required to be able to filter and destroy viruses that can easily remain in our breathing zone for hours. The recent spread of the Swine Flu virus is yet another reason to ensure indoor air purification.
Ecolibria has an air filter that is capable of purifying the indoor air during the winter months when it is most needed.
An air purifier that contains a HEPA filter may filter out particles that are as small as 0.3 micron in size. Viruses however are smaller than 0.1 (ultrafine) micron in size and can potentially pass straight through HEPA filters.
The air purifier should be fitted with at least 3 Ultra Violet lights as well as a photocatalytic filter that is able to break down the particulates on a molecular level. Although an air filter is always recommended in crowded offices or busy urban homes it is now more important than ever due to the rapid spread of the Swine Flu virus.
During winter doors and windows are shut and the indoor air is recirculated over and over again. It is important to ventilate the indoor air by opening windows at least a few times a day. An air filter can help to purify the indoor air and protect against any potential flu viruses from spreading.
Please vist our online shop to view the air filter that we recommend to help in filtering out particles as small as the swine flu virus.