Introducing LG PuriCare That Helps You Breathe Easier At Home And On The Go

We spent approximately 90% of our time indoor. Indoor quality plays such an important role for our health since allergies, asthma, lung cancer and heart problems have all been linked to poor air quality. The EPA has ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental dangers.

Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the area. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants. According to the NAFA (National Air Filtration Association) 95-98% of indoor air is made up of particles smaller than one micron. Bacteria, smoke, viruses, and lung damaging dust all fit into this category.    The filter you have in your home is designed to protect your heating and cooling system between its annual check-up and cleanings. It is NOT designed to protect you and your family. These filters don’t even keep your system clean much less filter out the other contaminants in your air. Trying to catch airborne particles that are harmful to humans with a standard filter is like using a tennis racket to kill mosquitoes. You may get a few bugs, but it’s pure luck when you do.   So having an extra air filters is one of the ways to enhance indoor air quality. There are 3 criteria to choose a good quality air filter:

1.  Looking for True HEPA labels.

2. Pay attention to the description such as “captures up to 99.975% of airborne particles measuring 0.3 micrometers (μm) in diameter that pass through the filter”

3. Design is important–looking for a modern, minimalism design which will either blend in your interiors or at least will not stand out and pleasant to look at.

Our Product Recommendation For Air Filtering–LG 2021 PURICARE AIR CARE LINE

2021 LG PuriCare™ room and portable air purifiers as well as dehumidifiers are designed to help users breathe easier at home and on the go.

Clear the Air with 360° Care

LG room air purifiers help users take control of the air they breathe at home. The LG PuriCare 360° (model AS560DWR0; $1,299) is perfect for purifying 512-square-feet of space while the smaller size LG PuriCare 360° Single (model AS330DWR0; $699), is ideal for 310-square-foot spaces. Both models feature a unique purification method that promotes 360 degrees of clean air delivery, including areas low to the floor. For more even air distribution, the LG Clean Booster head rotates up to 70 degrees while operating at whisper-quiet sound levels (as low as 25dB). Launching this spring is a new entry-level model to the PuriCare 360° air purifier family (model AS330DWQ0) – perfect for smaller spaces.

The entire LG PuriCare 360° line uses a unique multi-filter system which captures six different types of particles to deliver purer, cleaner air. The True HEPA filtration system traps 99.97 percent of particles as small as 0.3 microns1 and the deodorization filter removes odors like food, smoke, smog and harmful airborne chemicals. The LG PuriCare 360° (model AS560DWR0; $1,299) is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® along with LG laundry and vacuum products, having undergone rigorous scientific testing by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

With its intelligent 4.3-inch LCD touch display, LG PuriCare 360° helps users intuitively monitor air quality at a glance. The LED indicator changes from red to orange to yellow to green as air quality improves, and the Auto Mode setting adjusts for optimal air quality without the hassle of manually changing settings. LG PuriCare 360° models for 2021 are ENERGY STAR® certified, meaning they are almost 27 percent more energy efficient than standard air purifiers, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Air Care on the Go with PuriCare Mini

LG PuriCare Mini (models AP151MWA1; AP151MBA1 – $199) delivers personal air purification for small spaces and on the go. From the nightstand or home office to the car or hotel room, the compact portable purifier is designed to remove up to 99 percent of ultra-fine dust and reduces allergens and irritants that can be harmful to breathe.2 PuriCare Mini is powerful enough to deliver up to eight hours of cleaner, quiet airflow and compact enough to take anywhere with a streamlined design that is as light as a water bottle at just 1.2 pounds. 3

Its PM1.0 sensor detects ultra-fine particles and intuitively displays the air quality with a four-color LED smart display – adjusting the dual inverter motor to filter air at the appropriate rate. With Bluetooth, users can monitor the filter’s condition, check battery status and air quality, and LG PuriCare Mini’s durable filter (AAFTMH01; $9.99) lasts up to 2,000 hours, or six months if used 12 hours a day.

Put Moisture in its Place with LG Dehumidifiers

LG PuriCare ENERGY STAR® certified dehumidifiers (model UD501KOJ5 with Wi-Fi and drain pump, $329; model UD501KOG5, $299) help users breathe by reducing excess moisture in the home. Each offers smart capabilities and user-friendly features make it more ergonomic and efficient for residential use. The built-in pump (UD501KOJ5) continuously drains water directly into a sink or drain or out a window. Both offer a drain tank that alerts users when almost full, along with auto-shut off for peace of mind.
Maintenance is a no-fuss affair with a convenient water bucket and tray handle. With large, clear displays, users can easily check and control humidity levels – and monitor or control the unit from anywhere via the LG ThinQ® smartphone app (model UD501KOJ5 only). Designed with safety in mind, the Safety Standby Mode prevents overheating, and internal components are made of thermally resistant materials.

Shop LG PuriCare

LG PuriCare Mini – Small Lightweight Ultra Quiet Portable Air Purifier for flitering ultra-fine dust and small particles in the Home Bedroom Office Airplane Train Car or On the Go, Black (AP151MBA1)

LG PuriCare Mini – Small Lightweight Ultra Quiet Portable Air Purifier for flitering ultra-fine dust and small particles in the Home Bedroom Office Airplane Train Car or On the Go, Black (AP151MBA1)
  • Lightweight & Portable – At just 1.2lbs including the battery, it’s as light as a water bottle (500ml) and easy to take along when you travel.
  • Low Noise (30 dB in low mode) – Take it to the office, library, or any other quiet area without disturbing anyone around you.
  • Battery for Up To 8 hours – Easily charge with a USB cable and use it freely anywhere, anytime.
  • Cleaner Air – Certified by Intertek to filter 99% of 0.3-micron ultra-fine dust particles*. *Tested at the High Speed Mode within 155 minutes in the space of 8m3
  • BAF Certified – Offers performance backed by BAF (British Allergy Foundation) certification.
  • Dual Inverter Motor – Creates faster, more powerful air flow and purification.
  • Twin Tornado Dual Fan – Provides outstanding air flow that can fill a space with clean air farther, wider, and faster.

LG PuriCare Mini – Small Lightweight Ultra Quiet Portable Air Purifier for filtering ultra-fine dust and small particles in the Home Bedroom Office Airplane Train Car or On the Go, White (AP151MWA1)

  • Lightweight & Portable – At just 1.2lbs including the battery, it’s as light as a water bottle (500ml) and easy to take along when you travel.
  • Low Noise (30 dB in low mode) – Take it to the office, library, or any other quiet area without disturbing anyone around you.
  • Battery for Up To 8 hours – Easily charge with a USB cable and use it freely anywhere, anytime.
  • Cleaner Air – Certified by Intertek to filter 99% of 0.3-micron ultra-fine dust particles*. *Tested at the High Speed Mode within 155 minutes in the space of 8m3
  • BAF Certified – Offers performance backed by BAF (British Allergy Foundation) certification.
  • Dual Inverter Motor – Creates faster, more powerful air flow and purification.
  • Twin Tornado Dual Fan – Provides outstanding air flow that can fill a space with clean air farther, wider, and faster.

LG PuriCare 360-Degree Single Air Purifier with Clean Booster, ThinQ Wi-Fi and Voice Control (AS330DWR0), 310 sq. ft, White

LG PuriCare 360-Degree Single Air Purifier with Clean Booster, ThinQ Wi-Fi and Voice Control (AS330DWR0), 310 sq. ft, White
  • AHAM Verified and CADR rated to effectively clean air of a medium to large space in your home or office up to 310 sq. ft. for a fresher, cleaner atmosphere.
  • A unique purification method promotes 360 degrees of clean air delivery, including areas low to the ground where infants and toddlers can reap the rewards.
  • The Clean Booster delivers clean air farther and ensures more even distribution with 55-degree tilt and 70-degree rotation.
  • Powerful Filtration System with Advanced True HEPA Filter – One multi-filter captures up to 99.97% of 6 different types of particles including ultra-fine dust and odors
  • The PM 1.0 Sensor detects contaminants one microns or smaller in diameter for effective filtration.
  • The intelligent LED indicator system changes color as the indoor air quality improves.
  • Quiet as a Whisper – operates at whisper-quiet sound levels as low as 25 decibels.

LG PuriCare 50-Pint Dehumidifier, 2019 model – Black (Renewed)

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7 Ways to Design Wellness at Home I

With most of us staying at home over 7 weeks, we more and more realize how important our home is to us, specially a healthy home. By this coming Friday, some businesses in California will be re-open. But we know it will take a while to go back the normal. And  one of the facts of the new normal is that we will  still have to  spend more time at home. That being said, it may be a good idea to think a little bit deeper on how to create a home environment that makes us feel relaxing, soothing, comfortable and healthy.  Rooms that inspire wellness create more comfortable and livable space for our daily routines.  So, a  healthy home is the foundation for a healthy life.

From today, we are going to talk 7ways to design wellness at home

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Importance of Indoor Air Quality

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We spent approximately 90% of our time indoor. With practicing social distancing, quarantine, isolation or shelter-in strategies now during COV-19 pandemic , we even spend more time at home.  Indoor quality plays even more important role for our health since allergies, asthma, lung cancer and heart problems have all been linked to poor air quality. And The EPA has ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental dangers.

Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the area. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants.

Pollutant Sources

There are many sources of indoor air pollution. These can include:

  • Fuel-buring combustion appliances
  • Tobacco products
  • Building materials and furnishings as diverse as:
    • Deteriorated asbestos-containing insulation
    • Newly installed flooring, upholstery or carpet
    • Cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products
  • Products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies
  • Central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices
  • Excess moisture

According to the NAFA (National Air Filtration Association) 95-98% of indoor air is made up of particles smaller than one micron. Bacteria, smoke, viruses, and lung damaging dust all fit into this category.    The filter you have in your home is designed to protect your heating and cooling system between its annual check-up and cleanings. It is NOT designed to protect you and your family. These filters don’t even keep your system clean much less filter out the other contaminants in your air. Trying to catch airborne particles that are harmful to humans with a standard filter is like using a tennis racket to kill mosquitoes. You may get a few bugs, but it’s pure luck when you do.   So having an extra air filters is one of the ways to enhance indoor air quality.  So how to choose a good quality air filter?

Most consumers have heard the acronym HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters in advertisements from manufactures of vacuum cleaners and air purifier products. But it’s easy to be confused and gloss over the fine print.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) technical standard specification for HEPA filters used by DOE contractors defines a HEPA as the filter shall exhibit a minimum efficiency of 99.97% at a test aerosol diameter of 0.3 micrometers (μm) in diameter from the air that passes through the filter.

Pay special attention to the last sentence because it is the numbers 99.97% and 0.3-micrometer that tell the only story that matters when it comes to home air purification. There are manufacturers use True HEPA (which captures up to 99.975% of airborn particles measuring 0.3 micrometers (μm) in diameter that pass through the filter) to different them from other manutacturers who use the term “True HEPA” are doing so because there are several misleading terms used by others such as “HEPA-type,” “HEPA-like,” HEPA-style,” or “99% HEPA.” “These would represent filter-based systems that do not satisfy the HEPA standard or may not have been independently tested.

That being said, let’s just summerize what we just talked about above, there are 3 criteria to choose a good quality air filter:

1.  Looking for True HEPA labels.

2. Pay attention to the description such as “captures up to 99.975% of airborne particles measuring 0.3 micrometers (μm) in diameter that pass through the filter”

3. Design is important–looking for a modern, minimalism design which will either blend in your interiors or at least will not stand out and pleasant to look at.

 

We have 2 recommendations here:

The Sharp FP-F50UW Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier with True HEPA

The Sharp FP-F50UW Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier with True HEPA Filtration is ideal for small rooms in your home. This air purifier model effectively reduces pollen, dust, pet dander, smoke, germs, bacteria, viruses, odors, mold, and fungus in your living space. There is a dual stage filter system including an activated carbon filter and long-life True HEPA filter, which captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air that passes through it. Patented Plasmacluster Ion Technology disperses positively and negatively charged ions throughout the room to safely break down microorganisms and odors (even those trapped in fabric, carpeting, and drapery!). It is an ideal solution for allergy sufferers, asthmatics, pet owners, and smokers, and best used in a bedroom, living room, study, or exercise room. There are 3 manual fan speeds. The air purifier unit has LibraryQuietTM operation (as quiet as 29 decibels, or the sound of rustling leaves) and is ENERGY STAR(R) rated, so you can run the unit continuously while saving money and energy.

Shop Sharp FP-F50UW Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier

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$197 at Home Depot

 

SHARP HEPA AIR PURIFIER WITH PLASMACLUSTER® ION TECHNOLOGY FOR MEDIUM ROOMS (FPK50UW)

A breath of fresh air in any medium-sized room, the Sharp FPK50UW Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier with True HEPA Filtration effectively reduces pollen, dust, pet dander, smoke, germs, bacteria, viruses, odors, mold, and fungus in your living space. There is a three-stage filter system including an activated carbon filter and long-life True HEPA filter, which captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air that passes through it. The micro screen pre-filter for larger particles is washable and helps to extend the life of your filters.

Patented Plasmacluster Ion Technology disperses positively and negatively charged ions throughout the room to safely break down microorganisms and odors (even those trapped in fabric, carpeting, and drapery!) The FPK50UW air purifier is an ideal solution for allergy sufferers, asthmatics, pet owners, and smokers, and best used in a bedroom, living room, study, or exercise room.

“Plasmacluster Express Clean” gives you sixty minutes of high-density Plasmacluster Ion production and high-fan speed for an extra boost of clean when you need it, and a hands-free return to the prior mode when complete. The unit has LibraryQuiet™ operation (as quiet as 22 decibels, or the sound of rustling leaves) and is ENERGY STAR® rated, so you can run the unit continuously while saving money and energy.

SHOP SHARP FPK50UW HEPA HEPA AIR PURIFIER WITH PLASMACLUSTER® ION TECHNOLOGY FOR MEDIUM ROOMS (FPK50UW)

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