1. What is an air purifier?
With increasing concerns over air quality - both in terms of environmental pollutants and concerns over airborne viruses, demand for air purifiers has skyrocketed. Essentially, an air purifier not only filters but sanitises the air in your home or office, removing pollutants, allergens, bacteria and viruses.
2. How does it work?
Electrolux air purifiers utilise a four-step filtration process, which includes an integrated HEPA 13 filter that removes 99.9%¹ of harmful bacteria. Our purifiers remove micro-dust, harmful substances and unwanted odours from the air, then circulate clean, fresh air using spiral air circulation. Whether you have asthma or allergy sufferers in your home, or simply wish to add a layer of protection against harmful bacteria or airborne illnesses, an air purifier can make a marked difference to your family’s health, but it’s important to change your filters regularly to ensure your air purifier is working to the best of its ability for you.
3. Reasons to buy an air purifier
For sufferers of asthma or allergies, an air purifier may improve symptoms by removing some of the usual airborne culprits from your environment. Pet hair and dander, dust mites, smoke and other irritants can often pollute even the cleanest of home or office environments, making it almost impossible to find relief. Instead of having to choose between your indoor pet and your allergies, an air purifier can let you live in fresh-aired harmony with your furry friends. Babies and young children are particularly susceptible to environmental allergens, and with increasing bushfire activity in the past decade, keeping your child’s environment as smoke-free as possible has become a consideration.
Finding the right size air purifier for your needs will depend on a few factors. Do you want one for a specific space (i.e., the bedroom) or will you be moving it from room to room?
The first step is identifying the size of the space you want to purify - simply measure the length of two walls and multiply them to find the square meterage of that space. For example, a three metre x four metre room = 16 metres squared. If you are hoping to use the purifier in several interconnected rooms, simply find the square meterage for each and add them to one another to find the total. Many open-plan homes have three or more interconnecting rooms (kitchen/dining/living) and choosing a larger model will allow you to purify the entire space at the same time.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a purifier to work in the bedroom while you sleep, a smaller, quieter model that can be wall-mounted out of the way might be the perfect choice.
6. Filter types
Electrolux’s four-step filtration process incorporates the highest quality in air-care technology. Including a pre-filter, a layer of antibacterial coating, a HEPA 13 filter and finally a carbon filter, so you can be confident in our air purifiers. Tested for Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumonia, Aspergillus Niger, this system removes up to 99.9%¹ of captured bacteria from the air in your home. Plus, the air purifier can capture up to 99.99%² of micro-dust, filtering particles as small as 0.3 micron (μm)³ in size.
To maintain cleaner and fresher air in your home every day, it is important to clean and replace your filters regularly, at least every 12 months (or more depending on use). Sign up to our Air Purifier Filter Auto-Delivery for convenient, continuous filter replacement. It’ll save you time, money, and the hassle of another date to remember in your busy life. Most importantly, your subscription ensures your home feels filled with fresher air every day. For peace of mind only use genuine Electrolux branded replacement filters.
¹ Tested for Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumonia, Aspergillus Niger by a third party according to AHAM standard, 2022.
² Filter media tested to NIOS TEB-APR-STP-0059 (2019) at SGS. Tested to JEM/GB-T standards against 9 gases for TVOC efficiency.
7. Care considerations
Depending on how regularly you use your air purifier, it is recommended to change the filter on your system every 12 months. As always, it’s best to read the user manual of your air purifier or care instructions for your filters to ensure they’re working to the best of their ability.