Why are HEPA filters so expensive

Why Are HEPA Filters So Expensive?

The costs of replacement HEPA filters for air purifiers can quickly add up. A quick search on Amazon reveals some HEPA filters that cost hundreds of dollars. Should HEPA filters cost this much? Put simply: No! Read on to learn why HEPA filters shouldn’t be expensive, but why some companies …

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What is a HEPA filter and how does a HEPA filter work?

What Are HEPA Filters and How Do They Work?

The term “HEPA filter” can be confusing. What does HEPA stand for? What is a HEPA filter made from, and what actually makes it a HEPA filter? What is a HEPA Filter? “HEPA” stands for “high-efficiency particulate air” (filter). It sounds complicated, but HEPA air filters are nothing fancy. They …

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Why Air Purifier Pre-Filters May Be More Harm than Good

Most purifiers on the market come with a pre-filter. That would make one think that pre-filters must be a good thing, right?   However, most purifier companies also love to selling people 6-stage filtration, or no – 7-stage filtration! But the science behind purifiers is surprisingly simple. Two types of …

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Why are air purifiers so expensive

Why are Air Purifiers so Expensive?

I thought about why air purifiers cost a lot because I was living in Beijing when the (first) “airpocalypse” struck. Here’s what it looked like: The High Price of Air Purifiers I went out to buy an air purifier, and found that the one I wanted cost $2,000! I worked …

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HEPA Lifespan Test Filter Air Purifier

HEPA Longevity Test: Day 200

One of the biggest questions when I started doing the DIY was HEPA lifespan–how long do the HEPAs last? Rather than just give people a nice-sounding answer, I wanted to see what the data says, so Gus has been dutifully turning on his Original DIY every day in his 12.3m2 Beijing …

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Do Air Purifiers Dry Out the Air?

Empirical data shows that air purifiers are great at cleaning air, but do they dry out the air and lead to other health problems? For me, dry air is mostly just a comfort issue. But for some people, dry air can exacerbate health problems like allergies and bronchitis. Do HEPA …

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improve indoor ventilation air purifier combat covid 19 coronavirus

Three Ways to Improve Indoor Ventilation to Combat COVID-19

Data compiled by the world health organization (WHO) shows that poor ventilation can lead to an increase in virus transmission. As such, improving ventilation indoors should be considered an important step in reducing the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. This article covers three simple steps to improve indoor ventilation …

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How long does COVID-19 coronavirus survive on air purifier HEPA filters

How Long can the Coronavirus Survive on HEPA Filters?

Studies have found air purifiers with HEPA filters are highly effective at filtering out COVID-19 coronavirus and even smaller viruses. But viruses can remain on surfaces for scarily long periods of time. It’s led to incredible-sounding headlines about how long viruses last. The thought of a virus stuck in an air …

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