How to choose the right air purifier for your home?
It’s important to deal with indoor pollution at home, but shopping for an air purifier can be confusing. What is a CADR rating? Why are the different types of HEPA filters? Do I need a 2-stage, 3-stage, or 4-stage air purifier? We’ll help you cut through the noise and find the perfect air purifier for you and your family.
Do I really need an air purifier?
Many people start their air purification journey due to allergies, as in-home air purifiers have been shown to dramatically decrease allergy symptoms. But clean air is important for everyone, as poor indoor air quality has been linked to respiratory diseases, like COPD, asthma, and bronchiectasis. Additionally, air purifiers decrease the amount of dust and dirt in the home and neutralize obnoxious smells and odors. Whether you’re trying to tackle allergies or fight dust and bacteria, every home can benefit from a quality air purifier.
What size of air purifier do I need?
When choosing an air purifier for your home, the first thing to consider is the size of your living space. Some air purifiers have larger filters and powerful fans to circulate more air, making them ideal for larger spaces. This is usually described as the CADR, or clean air delivery rate, which reflects the volume of air that is cleaned per minute. Smaller air purifiers can be effective in bedrooms or studio apartments, whereas larger homes might require more powerful air purifiers, or even multiple purifiers for different areas of the house.
It’s important to buy the proper-sized purifier to maximize cleaning efficiency, so start by measuring the area of your home. The Jya Fjord is ideal in rooms up to 581 ft², whereas the Jya Fjord Pro purifies more air per minute and is effective in rooms up to 710 ft².
What filtration technology should I be looking for?
At the core of every air purifier is a HEPA filter. Short for “high efficiency particulate air filter,” this finely-woven mesh captures microscopic particles like mold spores, dust mites, and even airborne viruses and bacteria. But it’s important to note that not all HEPA filters are the same. They differ in both physical size, shape, and HEPA technology. Some of the common types of HEPA filters include:
- HEPA H10: captures 85% of particles over 0.5 microns in size
- HEPA H11: captures 95% of particles over 0.5 microns in size
- HEPA H12: captures 99.5% of particles over 0.5 microns in size
- HEPA H13: captures 99.95% of particles over 0.3 microns in size
A high-grade HEPA filtration system ensures that you’re getting the cleanest possible air in your home. Both the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro feature NanoGuard™ technology, rated to trap particles as small as 0.1μm in size(equivalent to HEPA H13 standard).
What are filter stages?
In premium air purifiers, the internal HEPA filter is just one part of a multi-stage air purification process. For example, the Jya Fjord is a 4-stage air purifier. This means that the air that passes through four distinct purification steps before being re-circulated throughout your home. These stages are:
- Pre-filter: Traps large particles like dust, pollen, and dander
- NanoGuard™ technology - Eliminating up to 99.99% of harmful pollutants and odors with 99.95% efficiency(equivalent to HEPA H13 standard)
- Activated carbon layer: Neutralizes odors and harmful gasses
- UV sterilization: Instantly eliminates bacteria and viruses
Cheaper air purifiers may have an inferior grade of HEPA filter, or they may only include 1 or 2 stages of filtration. To efficiently clean the air of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and viruses, make sure you’re considering both the HEPA filter and additional purification stages.
What about features?
We’ve talked about air-cleaning technology, but you should also consider features, controls, and cleaning modes that make life easier. With the Jya Fjord and Jya Fjord Pro, we set out to make the most informative and user friendly air purifier ever, with real-time environment monitoring, fully automated air purification, robust smart home connectivity, a smart touch OLED display, and more.
Read more about the Jya Fjord Series’ smart features here.
There are many different factors to consider when shopping for a purifier, but don’t get confused by all the technical jargon. The Jya Fjord Series air purifiers pair the latest in medical-grade purification technology, multiple stages of cleaning that address complex indoor air pollution, and powerful smart home features. So you’ll always know you’re breathing the freshest possible air.