The need of fresh air is constantly increasing. This is true especially in India where pollution is extremely high. In such a situation, we need to find an alternative to be able to breathe properly.
Some people are of the belief that pollution is outside the house and no precaution needs to be taken inside. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! Inside is as polluted as the outside, if not more.
Yet don’t panic, we are here to find you a solution also known as HEPA filter. This seemingly simple looking item is your ticket to a safe and pollution free environment.
For those who are not familiar with HEPA, here is a simple explanation on its working to give you’re a glimpse into the wonders it can perform.
But before getting started, we would like to brief you about HEPA. HEPA is the short form of High-Efficiency Particulate Air. It is adept to get rid of those minute particles which can escape the eyes of us ordinary human beings. What is even better is its ability to stop the spreading of this bacteria.
How exactly does HEPA manage to succeed in purifying the air?
HEPA is indeed a complicated but efficient machine. A lot of work has been put into the making of this complicated air purifier which aims at discarding particles of all size and shape.
Firstly, these is a sieve like structure in HEPA which easily traps big particles, dust and mold. But catching dust and mold is something that a simple air purifier is capable of doing, so what makes HEPA stand out?
The answer is – its ability to trap even the smallest of the particles. With HEPA, nothing escapes, everything is caught and trapped. To trap small particles, a special thing called concertina is present which comes across like a paper that is folded into two.
While the dust particles are freely moving through the air, this concertina smartly catches them into their trap.
Is the working of HEPA simplified now? Can you now understand how this awe-inspiring machine works?
We could go on and on about the working of HEPA without tiring ourselves, but for now I think the above information is enough to keep you satiated.
Before concluding, we would like to remind, or warn, everyone that certain people are selling items that aren’t real HEPA. HEPA, you have to remember, according to NIOSH, US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, comes with a promise of trapping 99.97% of the dust particles flying around in the environment. That is a true HEPA, but that won’t stop people from selling, or fooling, customers into buying HEPA-like items at an expensive price with a bad quality.
So beware, and don’t fall into the traps of wrong product. Get the real HEPA and trap the particles instead.