Do you need an air purifier or filter? Yes. Every office, breakroom, workplace, or other space should have an air filter or purifier.
Having a clean space, including clean air, will improve your health and well-being. That’s not disputed. In fact, exposure to air pollutants and harmful particles can lead to respiratory infections, respiratory diseases, and heart disease through both short- and long-term exposure. By providing clean, filtered, purified air, you are allowing your employees to literally breathe easier. Not only that, but you will work to eliminate powerful or pungent odors that can be both distracting and harmful.
We spend up to 70% of our time indoors, and at least 1/3 of our day inside an office. Believe it or not, indoor air can have 2 to 5% higher concentrations of pollutants than outdoor air! And people who are the most susceptible to infection tend to spend most of their time indoors, for fear of exposure. So, let’s strive to create a healthier workplace with clean, fresh indoor air by utilizing air filters and air purifiers.
CMF carries an array of air filters and air purifiers that will do just that.
What Are the Differences Between the Two?
Air filters and air purifiers serve the same ultimate purpose: to clean the air. However, it’s the matter in which they do this that makes them slightly different from one another. A filter is built into the purifier, but that does not make them one and the same. An air filter can clean the air but does not deodorize the air. An air purifier both cleans the air and deodorizes it, leaving it the air smelling fresh and clean.
Think of it like a water filter versus a water purifier: a water filter removes harmful chemicals but does not purify it. A water purifier can do both.
What Does an Air Filter Do?
An air filter does what it sounds like it does: it filters the air. Air flows through a filter that will capture harmful particles like dust, dirt, bacteria, allergens, and more. The air goes through it like a sieve to separate the good from the bad. It can stop things like lint and carpet fibers from being recirculated back into the air. Filters need to be cleaned regularly to ensure optimal performance. Your HVAC system will have an air filter built in, but that does not mean that it is purifying the air—only that it is filtering the air.
What Does an Air Purifier Do?
An air purifier will take the filtered air (because your air purifier will have at least one dedicated filter, if not more) and put that air through another system, whether UV, HEPA, Ionic, Activated Carbon, or other, and purify the air. It will remove not only particles and pollutants but also odors, contaminants, mold spores, and allergens. It will then recirculate the purified air back into your air system. Air purifiers can be built into your HVAC system or be smaller, mobile systems that are able to move from place to place. They can be used in any space where air problems are present.
The CMF Solution
CMF offers a wide range of products that will help to filter and purify your air. Whether you need new filters to replace old ones or an entirely new air purification system, we will provide you with the products and services you require. We carry the brands you know and trust like Fellowes AeraMax, Holmes, Honeywell, and more.