3 Reasons wildfire smoke is even more dangerous than you had thought.
It's much more than just a bad smell in the air. Wild fire smoke is a very serious health hazard.
1. Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) levels skyrocket.
Wildfire smoke contains a high concentration of fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5. These microscopic particles, 2.5 micrometers in diameter or smaller, can be inhaled deep into the lungs, leading to a variety of health issues, including aggravated asthma, nonfatal heart attacks, respiratory symptoms (such as coughing and difficulty breathing), and premature death in people with heart or lung disease.
2. Toxic gasses are released
Wildfire smoke is also comprised of numerous toxic gases, including carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These gases can cause a range of short and long-term health effects. For example, high levels of carbon monoxide can be life-threatening, while nitrogen oxides can cause respiratory issues and contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone.
3. Long-term health risks
Prolonged exposure to wildfire smoke may increase the risk of long-term health issues. While research is still ongoing, it's believed that long-term exposure to PM2.5 and other pollutants in wildfire smoke could contribute to the development of chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Some studies have also suggested a potential link between long-term exposure to air pollution and a higher risk of neurological disorders, adverse birth outcomes, and certain types of cancer.
A high-quality air purifier can put your mind at ease about wildfires
But not all air purifiers are created equal!
Here's what to look for in a home air purifier.
1. Filter Quality
The quality of the filter is crucial in an air purifier as it determines how effectively the unit can remove harmful particles from the air. High-quality filters, like HEPA filters, can capture up to 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns, including dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and even certain bacteria and viruses. A better filter means better air purification, resulting in healthier indoor air.
2. Air Flow
Airflow is a key factor that determines the efficiency of an air purifier. It indicates the volume of air that the device can purify per unit of time. A higher airflow rate ensures that more air gets purified faster, making the air purifier suitable for larger spaces. It also means that the air in the room will be cycled through the purifier more often, keeping the environment consistently clean.
3. Integrated Sensors
Integrated sensors in an air purifier enable the device to monitor the quality of air in real-time and adjust its operation accordingly. These sensors can detect the presence of various pollutants and allergens in the air, and sophisticated models can even identify specific substances like VOCs or PM2.5 particles. This feature helps maintain optimal air quality at all times, reducing the need for manual adjustments and providing peace of mind to the users.
4. Is it going to be too noisy?
The noise level of an air purifier can significantly impact user satisfaction and comfort, especially in settings like bedrooms or offices where quiet operation is preferred. An air purifier that operates quietly ensures that you can benefit from cleaner air without being disturbed by constant, loud noise. The noise level can also be an indication of the device's quality and design efficiency.
5. Do you want it in your home?
While the primary function of an air purifier is to clean the air, it's also important that the device fits well within the decor of your home or office. Aesthetics play a significant role in making the device feel less like a utilitarian appliance and more like a part of the room's design. An aesthetically pleasing air purifier can blend seamlessly with your surroundings, enhancing your living space while also improving your air quality.
Jaspr is a solution tailor-made for wildfire smoke
Jaspr is able to tackle the toughest air quality issues.
Jaspr's HEPA filter is able to remove 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns.
Jaspr has a max airflow of 430 cubic feet per minute, allowing it to complete 2 full air changes per hour for spaces up to 1,600 sq. ft.
Jaspr's smart mode is able to quickly detect changes in air quality and adjust its fan speed.
Jaspr is quiet, operating at only 33 decibels on the lowest setting.
Jaspr has a sleek, cold rolled steel body that looks great in any home.
Jaspr is covered by a lifetime warranty.
Join thousands of others who have found instant relief from wildfire smoke
"I live in a wildfire-prone area, and the Jaspr has been a lifesaver. It's so quiet and efficient, and it really makes a difference in the air quality."
"I live in a small apartment, and the Jaspr is perfect for my space. It's quiet enough to use in the bedroom, and it does a great job of removing smoke and other pollutants from the air."
"I was skeptical at first, but the Jaspr really does work. I can tell a big difference in the air quality when I'm using it, especially during wildfire season.