When people are concerned about the increasing level of air pollution as a major environmental risk factor for our health, they often reference outdoor environments and air contaminated by noxious gases from industry and cars, believing that their home environment can offer protection from any unhealthy contagions.
The bad news is that taking refuge within our own four walls is unfortunately not automatically enough to eliminate risks linked to the presence of smog, dust and allergenic agents, given that the factors responsible for domestic pollution can be caused by the most typical of daily actions or derive from apparently harmless presences. From the accumulation of dust to the use of overly aggressive detergents; from parquet treated with chemicals to fumes from cooking.
All these factors, added to the inevitable seepage of air polluted by pollen and smog from outside, can easily cause nanometric particles to enter circulation within our bodies. Our bodies cannot defend against these particles, which can cause various pathologies once ingested. These can include: allergic attacks, breathing problems, eye, nose and throat irritation, and even immune, nervous and cardiovascular system disorders.
How to purify the air in your home
Given that the air we breathe indoors is not at all clean (according to the World Health Organisation, it can be 5 times more polluted than the outdoors!) and that remedying this condition can significantly help to safeguard our well-being, it is worth asking ourselves what the best solutions are for purifying the air in our living and working environments.
In the summer in particular, frequent airing of rooms is a valid remedy. To avoid heat loss in the winter months, the use of natural detergents or plants that help to absorb volatile chemical substances can be good lifestyle habits. Unfortunately, however, these are far from being a definitive solution. Installing an air purifier, a useful indoor tool for filtering and cleaning the air, is the most effective way of solving the problem of indoor pollution.
What is an air purifier
An electric appliance for indoor air treatment, an air purifier is specifically designed to improve the quality of air in environments where the presence of smoke, germs and bacteria can compromise the health of those living there, with results that are far more effective and safer than the aforementioned small everyday measures.
Air purifiers, in recent years, have acquired considerable credibility and grown in success on the market. This success can be attributed to both increased awareness of domestic air quality and the new living and working habits following the Covid-19 epidemic, as well as the technological progress that has made them increasingly advanced devices. They are practical, silent and can adapt to spaces of any size.
How does air purification work
With different suction capacities, air purifiers share the same operating principle: the air present in indoor environments is absorbed through an internal ventilation mechanism, selected thanks to the presence of filters that trap pollutants and irritants, which is then returned to circulation once purified.
This filtering process is based on specific technologies whose respective characteristics and precise advantages and disadvantages determine maintenance costs, electricity consumption, effectiveness and safety: from air purifiers for mechanical sterilisation to those for filtration, from air purifiers with activated carbon to those for electronic polarisation and ionisation.
There are dozens of models to choose from on the basis of technical characteristics, brand, size and complexity of operation. On the market you will find both fixed air purifiers, which are positioned on the floor or shelves, and portable purifiers, which are small and easy to move thanks to their handles or wheels. Most of these air purifiers, however, merely absorb fumes and unpleasant smells without ridding the air of viruses and bacteria that are harmful to our health.
Aware of the importance of improving indoor air quality, Faber added Air Hub to its already varied catalogue, creating a new product on the market: offering customers a product able to purify the air from fumes and smells but also make indoor air healthier and safer. The Air Hub, Air Hub Glass and Air Hub Portable purifiers guarantee the elimination of up to 99.99% of viruses and bacteria through an innovative process that uses UV-C light and completely avoids the use of chemicals: an effective and ecological idea to treat indoor air. Improving the indoor air quality means enhancing the most “lived” domestic spaces, recreating a healthy environment where you can feel welcome, pampered and protected.