Products for testing and regulating air quality are not yet considered common household items, but here we feel that they definitely should be. That is why we have a whole separate section on Air Quality, where we post all our reviews of products which are in any way related to it. We believe many of these products will be more widely accepted over time because of the benefits they provide four our health as well as comfort. Here is a more in-depth overview of the different types of air quality-related products, while the specific reviews can be found in the Air Quality section.
Air purifiers are devices which can help with asthma, allergies and getting rid of second-hand cigarette smoke by removing contaminants from indoor air. There are already many different types of air purifiers available on the market. The most significant distinguishing characteristic is, of course, in the method the air purifier uses in order to decontaminate the air. There are purifiers that use thermodynamic sterilization, others that use ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, filter-based purifiers, activated carbon ones, polarized-media electronic air cleansers, photocatalytic oxidation purifiers, ionizer purifiers, ozone generators and purifiers which use titanium dioxide technology. We review a lot of different types of air purifiers in order to give you a comprehensive overview of what is good and how it works.
Humidifiers are another type of product which we review in the Air Quality section. These are devices that help keep the air in a room moist. This helps with sore or dry throat, dry eyes as well as dry skin. Humidifiers are also useful in prolonging the longevity of wooden furniture and wood paneling. Most humidifiers for household use are either evaporative humidifiers, warm mist humidifiers, cool mist humidifiers or ultrasonic humidifiers.
Carbon monoxide alarms are another type of product reviewed in the Air Quality section. Such products have become more popular over the years, and now many companies sell dual products which serve as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors at the same time. The sensors in a carbon monoxide detector can be opto-chemical, biomimetic, electrochemical or semiconductor.
UV lamps are the kind of thing that does not sound like it should belong in the Air Quality section, but they do and here is why. Specially made UV lamps are developed to fit into the moist parts of cooling or heating systems in order to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria – mold and bacteria that would otherwise get disseminated across the entire room by the cooling or heating system. That is why we think many people can benefit from using such UV lamps (during AC season especially) and thus we have reviewed several different UV lamps and posted the reviews in the Air Quality section.
In addition to all that, we also provide reviews of another air quality device – the ventilator. It is an older device and nowadays it tends to be underestimated. Perhaps that is because many people view the ventilator as the predecessor to the AC and as a now-outdated product for cooling air. While the ventilator has been surpassed in terms of air cooling, it is still quite a useful device to have for simple ventilation. A lot of health professionals agree that windows and air leakage do not provide sufficient air ventilation all year round, both in regular and eco-friendly homes. This leads to suboptimal oxygen levels as well as air contaminants being trapped in the room. For these reasons, we have included reviews of many different ventilators, hoping that they will help you find a great one for your home.