How Air Purifiers Work: Is the Air Really Cleaner?

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It’s not every day you stop and think about what’s in the air you’re breathing. With cold and flu season upon us and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you’re thinking more about what you’re breathing. Do air purifiers really clean the air?

Yes! The true wonder of air purifiers is how they take the air around us, remove pollutants and harmful impurities we can’t even see,> and then put cleaner air back into our environment! It’s pretty amazing technology when you think about it.

But what exactly do you need to know before investing in one?

Here at FilterQueen, we offer the best air purifier on the market — the Defender. (Don’t worry, we back it up too!) Protecting our customers and their families from dangerous and irritating pollutants is the reason we go to work every day. After caring about clean air for over 90 years, we’ve pioneered our own state-of-the-art technology. Our products ensure the air around you is the best you can breathe!

Let’s dive into what harmful materials commonly hang around indoor air, how air purifiers work, and what makes our Defender air purifier different from everyone else.

Harmful Toxins in the Air You Breathe — Most You Can’t See!

Imagine waking up, coughing, and wheezing. You can’t breathe because your house is full of smoke! You try not to panic as you go into emergency mode. You know your first move is to get out of the house (with your loved ones and furry friends).

  • You can see the smoke.
  • You can feel it in your lungs.
  • Your eyes burn.

  • Yes, that’s an extreme example we all hope to never experience.

    But what about the millions of tiny particles circulating — in air you breathe every day — that you can’t see or smell?

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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists the following as top sources of indoor air pollution1:

    • Asbestos
    • Biological Pollutants
    • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
    • Cookstoves
    • Formaldehyde/Pressed Wood Products
    • Lead
    • Nitrogen Dioxide
    • Pesticides
    • Radon
    • Indoor Particulate Matter
    • Secondhand Smoke/ Tobacco Smoke
    • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
    • Wood Smoke

    Don’t worry, you won’t be quizzed on this. But it goes to show the diversity of harmful airborne particles that directly impact your health. Radon is a known carcinogen, and CO is toxic. Numerous indoor air pollutants trigger negative reactions for people with asthma too.2

    We often take for granted the air we breathe every day, and just expect it to be safe. As you see, having a quality air purifier makes sense for a lot of reasons.

    Air purifiers are designed to remove these particles and chemicals so you’re breathing healthier air. Let’s look at how.

    How Standard HEPA Purifiers Work

    Keyword there: “Standard.” Before we start raving about how our filters are better than all the others on the market, let’s take a look at why a HEPA filter is so important in the first place.

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    The U.S. Department of Energy defines HEPA as a “high-efficiency particulate air” filter. Its purpose is to remove at least 99.97% of dust, bacteria, and airborne particles down to 0.3 micron in size.

    (You won’t be tested on this either, but make a note because it comes up again!)

    Pretty impressive, right? We’re talking about sanitizing the air, basically. We’ve all become familiar with increased sanitation measures — and the air you breathe is no exception.

    Standard HEPA filters take in air, trap small, harmful particles in the filter, and return cleaner air into your environment. You need to periodically change filters in air purifiers to ensure they’re properly functioning. (So no pollutant goes uncaptured!)

    How the Best Air Purifier on the Market Works

    The Defender air purifier is one of a kind. True to its name, it goes above and beyond to protect precious lungs and overall health. It utilizes cutting-edge technology to clean the air you breathe to exceptional levels. Our purifier is unique to our company and proudly assembled in Ohio. Here’s how FilterQueen’s Defender air purifier gives you the freshest air around.

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    Exclusive Features

    360° Air Intake

    Don’t worry about placing the machine in a certain direction. The entire lower half of our device pulls in air — from every angle. And, with its sleek design, you might not even want to put it in the corner!

    Enviropure Activated Charcoal Wrap

    A charcoal wrap might have you thinking about a spa day — and it sort of is... for your air. We make our proprietary wraps with high-efficiency gas absorption material to trap harmful VOC’s  and strong odors.

    3X Better-than-HEPA Medi-Filter Cartridge

    We’re so proud to be able to say we provide the only air purifier on the market that removes 99.99% of particles —  down to 0.1 micron! So when we say “it’s the best,” our unique Medi-Filter cartridge backs it up. (That's about as close to 100% as you can get!)

    Literally the highest-performing portable air purifier in the world, it traps numerous unhealthy pollutants. So you rid the air at home or work of mold spores, dust mites, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, and so much more.  And like ALL of our filters, the Medi-Filter is made in the USA at our manufacturing facility in Ohio!

    Breathe In Deeply — And Enjoy Fresh, Clean Air with Us.

    Other Key Features of Defender air purifier:

    We offer the Defender in black, white, and red (our worldwide edition). So whichever you prefer, you can rock a sleek device that complements your space. We know color isn’t everything, but we also get that design and aesthetic matter.

    Choose the Best Air Purifier on the Market: The Defender

    It helps to understand that air purifiers really work before investing in one. (We get it.) Now you know why the Defender air purifier is the best choice you can make when investing in clean air at home or work. Feel confident choosing the leading experts — with 90 years of experience — to provide the best air you can breathe.

    At FilterQueen, our mission has always been empowering people to live healthier lives. Caring for themselves and loved ones is our customers’ number one goal — and we’re happy to help them achieve it. We hope you join them by securing respiratory health for you and yours.

    By improving the air you’re in — no matter where: home, office, or your small business — you’re actively investing in well-being and comfort. Let the Defender air purifier change the way you breathe... and live.

    Learn More About the Defender Air Purifier Here!