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How Does IQAir Filter Work?


  The different IQAir filter which are used in their models are one of a kind approach to a filtration system which is designed to work better than any others.

Typical HEPA filters will work to combat the presence of dust, particles, germs, and other contaminates in the air. This wasn't enough for the IQAir filter, however, and steps were taken to improve on this even more!

A few different models of IQ air purifiers exist and each of them use a unique approach to the typical HEPA filter that has been termed the HyperHEPA filter. This filter takes the ordinary performance that one could expect from a HEPA filter and multiplies its output exponentially, so that you can easily have a filter which outperforms all others.

The normal HEPA air filter will remove at least 99.7% of all particles in the air which are 0.3 microns or smaller. This is one of the best rates that you could expect to find from a traditional air purifier. The problem that IQ Air had with this, however, is that 90% of the contaminates that one finds in the air are smaller than 0.3 microns. That is why they developed the HyperHEPA technology, so that using the new IQair filter, all particles that are 0.003 microns or smaller can be trapped. One of these filters will be able to effectively capture at least 99.5% of all particles in the air that are this small or larger.

Other filtration techniques are used in various IQ air purifiers. Some of them include more stages of filtration than others and when you are looking for the best IQ air purifier for your needs, you will want to determine exactly what those needs are before you make a purchase. There may be no point in spending money unnecessarily, as these filters can tend to be more expensive than others.

Pre-Filtration Stage - IQ Air Pre-filter

Before the air in your IQ unit reaches the HyperHEPA filter, it will traditionally be exposed to a pre-filter. This pre-filter is designed to capture all of the micro-particles that may be found in your air, from dander, lint, hair, dust, and other small particles. The more particles that are filtered out of the air before it reaches the HyperHEPA filter, the longer you will be able to effectively use the HyperHEPA.

These pre-filters traditionally need to be replaced between every 6 to 18 months. This will depend on the length that you use the machine for every day as well as the speed that you plan on running the machine at. The higher a speed you run the unit at, the more air it will push through the system and the quicker your pre-filter will attract particles.

IQAir Filter - The V-Cell

In the units that have the capability for aiding with odor control, the V-Cell unit will be essential. Two separate qualities make up the V-Cell, both an adsorption technique. Granular activated carbon will help to break down the organic compounds which are found in unwanted scents. This can make the air lose its odor while in the air purifier and as it exits the machine, you should no longer notice the smell.

A pelletized chemisorption process is used, however, to remove all of the chemical compounds which contaminate the air. Sometimes, powerful gases and other chemical compounds will invade the air and when exposed to these compounds, our health can be put at a risk. It is important to get rid of these compounds, which is what the V-Cell will work to accomplish.

A V-Cell typically needs to be replaced between every 1 to 2 years. This will keep it working at the best level possible in helping to remove the odors and other unwanted smells.

The HyperHEPA Filter

  As stated previously, the HyperHEPA filter works on a level to help control all contaminates in the air that are as small as 0.003 microns. This means that, largely, it will be treating bacteria, germs, viruses, and other microscopic contaminates that can be in the air. Removing these harmful elements will help anyone with making sure that they are giving themselves the safest environment possible.

The HyperHEPA IQair filter is comprised of a special HEPA technology that has been refined to specially work in IQ filters. No other HEPA filter can capture contaminates in this way, making this filter into a unique attraction that can only be found in an IQ air cleaner. IQ air purifiers are given a special form of treatment as you cannot find another unit that will capture all elements as small as 0.003 microns. Only this technology has been certified as this effective.

A quality HyperHEPA filter can traditionally last from 2 to 4 years. The actual length will depend greatly on the way in which you run your machine and your accountability with changing the other filters in a timely manner.

The Post-Filter

In the models which feature a heavy level of chemical and gas eradication, contaminates can sometimes be added to the air. These are known as abrasion particles and they come about because, as the air was being filtered, parts of the particles were broken off and managed to slip through. These abrasion particles can make the air harder to breathe and in order to have the highest level of purity, a post-filter is needed.

This post-filter is a charged fiber unit. As the air is passed through this, all of the abrasion particles will be attracted to the post-filter and collected. This filter generally needs to be changed every 1 to 2 years based on the level of use.

With so many forms of technology working in an IQAir filter system, it is no wonder that they are rated as some of the top air purifiers available. You could easily get one of these systems and rely on it to make your environment as clean and safe as possible. Put your faith in the right technology and rely on a HyperHEPA system with your next purifier.




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What Can Air Purifiers Do?

Air purifiers can reduce and eliminate a whole host of airborne contaminants such as -

  • Household Dust
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  • Pet Dander
  • Mold Spores
  • Mildew
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