The effects of breathing paint fumes can produce uncomfortable symptoms as well as serious health problems when exposure is continuous for long periods. Using an air cleaner to eliminate these hazardous chemicals is the most effective and here are 5 features the cleaner should have in order to work.
Carbon Filter — Carbon is recognized the world over as being superior in its ability to remove gaseous pollutants such as chemicals, gases, and odors. If you’re dealing with fumes from paints, this filter is a must-have.
A fairly large quantity of carbon makes it able to work well. And to be effective quantities should range from 7 to 15 pounds.
Additive to Enhance Carbon’s Capability — Noxious fumes such as those created by some paints, oil in particular, are tough for even carbon alone to completely eliminate.
So in addition to the carbon, there should also be an additive used to enhance its ability to effectively remove the VOCs. The most effective additive has proven to be potassium iodide.
Ability to Operate 24 Hours — The odor from paint can be noticeable anywhere from several days to a week. Even though the smell may be more subtle, it can takes weeks for this chemicals to stop. And just because the nose can no longer smell them doesn’t mean they aren’t still there.
Having a cleaner that can continually trap these odors keeps the air fresh and healthy all the time. In order to be able to operate continuously, a split capacitor motor is necessary.
Check the technical specifications or the owner’s manual to verify that the unit has this type of motor. If it does, you can relax knowing that these fumes are being removed 24 hours a day by the purifier without risking the safety of your family or your home.
Multiple Filtration Speeds — A unit with that will allow you to speed up filtration when the air is thick and cut back on the speed when all is well will save you money, and ultimately give you the most control over your air.
Being able to take the fumes out almost as quickly as they go into the air allows you to breathe the freshest air possible all the time.
It Can Go With You — Being able to have the unit move across the floor or across the country with you offers huge benefits.. A two prong plug assures you that it can plug in safely anywhere you need it to without requiring an adapter for the plug. It also means that you can relax knowing that regardless of the source of the airborne chemicals, clean air is always as close as the nearest outlet.
Description – If you are exposed to paint fumes on a regular basis, clearing the air of the volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) that evaporate into the air is crucial if you are to maintain your good health. Here are 5 features that the air purifier must have if it is to be effective.