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Outdoor air pollution kills 4.2 million people a year, while indoor air pollution kills 3.8 million.
Air pollution accounts for 29% of lung cancer, 17% of acute lower respiratory infection, 24% of stroke, 25% of ischaemic heart disease and 43% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is linked to diabetes, asthma, cardiac arrest and many more ailments.
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Causes of indoor air pollution include particulate matter, such as moisture build up, mould, bacterial growth, cigarette smoke, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), asbestos and lead. VOCs are found in common household products such as paints, paint strippers, wood preservatives, wax, pesticides, aerosol sprays, carpets and many cleaning products.
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Yes, up to five times more than outdoor air pollution. Poor indoor air quality has been linked to a number of health issues, including asthma and even lung cancer. As people spend more time indoors, they can be at greater risk simply because of everyday tasks like cleaning, cooking and heating.
A lot of the technology in our air filters is already implemented in hospitals and medical care settings. Considering the vast amounts of evidence now available to support the aggravating and causal effect of air pollution on human health, the reduction of exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution is likely to be a key factor for tackling diseases in the future. From numerous medical studies it is clear that there are many health benefits that can be derived from the use of domestic air filtration.
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Yes. Epidemiological data does suggest that asthma can be aggravated by air pollution, both indoors and outdoors.
The short answer is yes! Air pollution can build up in towns and cities and become trapped in between buildings. In still weather – sunny in summer, foggy in winter – air pollution can also linger.
Definitely. In fact, the air inside your home could even be five times more polluted than air outdoors.
As their lungs are still developing, babies and children are especially vulnerable to air pollution. In children with asthma, high levels of air pollution are linked to increased asthma attacks and reduced lung function.
In addition, pregnant women exposed to ambient air pollution are more likely to have associated adverse birth outcomes, such as low birth weight and premature birth.
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Regularly ventilate, reduce the use of scented products and reduce moisture levels wherever possible.
To make the biggest impact on your home’s air quality, we advise investing in a good quality air purifier.
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The air inside your home can be of poor quality. Contaminants can range from carbon monoxide and particulate matter to radon and ammonia. These can be of especially high risk to those with respiratory problems, the very young or elderly.
An effective air purifier can make a huge difference. A medical grade air purifier such as our Ultima can filter out bacteria and viruses, ensuring that the air inside your home is as safe as possible.
Many “air purifiers” on the market simply blow the air around a room, with little or no active filtration. All our air purifiers are laboratory tested to deliver the highest level of filtration possible, eradicating harmful contaminants quickly and quietly.
All our models carry a no-quibble three year warranty, and we are constantly working with our engineers to improve every technical aspect of our air purifiers, to ensure absolute safety and peace of mind for you and your family.
With average usage, we recommend changing the HEPA filters every six months. The AOP-KF filters in the PerfectAir Shield and PerfectAir Ultima should last 12 months.
However, all our air purifier models have a “change filter” warning light for convenience. In addition, you may prefer to subscribe to our maintenance service: for convenience you can pay monthly, and we’ll send you your replacement filters automatically at the right time. See the Filter Subscription Service for PerfectAir Sense, PerfectAir Shield and PerfectAir Ultima.
No, they will cost around 10p a day to run, and less in “auto” mode.
Yes, they are perfectly safe.
Yes, all models have a ‘sleep function’ which reduces the fan noise to a whisper and dims/turns off any illumination.
Yes, efficiency is not affected by the number of people present.
We recommend replacing the filters regularly to ensure that your Aqua Perfecta air purifier remains as efficient as possible. The maintenance subscription service handles this effortlessly for you. In addition, the pre-filters and HEPA filters can be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner every couple of months, and activated carbon filters can benefit from having a couple of hours in the sun every couple of months.
Very quiet. As a guide, Aqua Perfecta air purifiers register about 60 dB on full speed, and a barely audible 28 dB in sleep mode.
Yes, pets breathe air too! The healthier the air, the happier the pet.
They can be strategically placed to cover a number of rooms, but purification performance will be best in the room in which the unit is situated.
We suggest you turn it on to “auto/intelligent mode” and leave it on. Aqua Perfecta air purifiers detect the pollution levels in the room, adjusting their level of purification intensity accordingly.
We recommend not near an open window or door. Please be careful of the power cable being a trip hazard. Ensure there’s 30cm of clearance around your air purifier to maximise efficiency. Apart from that, anywhere you want!
Yes, very. All Aqua Perfecta air purifiers have a “child lock” feature to prevent children turning the unit on accidentally or changing the settings. In addition, if the unit is tipped over, the motor will cut out.