How to keep your home healthy for winter
As the weather grows colder, we’ll be spending more time indoors gathered in the kitchen and around the fire. With more exposure to fumes from wood and gas fireplaces and stoves in closed-in spaces, it’s important to prioritize air quality. Learn more about how your home’s air may be impacted and what you can do to help your family breathe easy all winter long.
Pollutants from wood and gas
There’s nothing more lovely and comforting than a wood fire in the wintertime. However, while the fire may keep you warm and cozy, they also release harmful pollutants into the air. When gathered around an outdoor campfire, these may be less of a concern. But during the winter, when most people keep their windows closed, wood fires can be hazardous to lung health.
Burning wood releases chemicals and fine particles into the air. In a poorly ventilated home, breathing in this polluted air can cause health problems including COPD, bronchitis, cardiovascular disease and even lung cancer. Extended concentrated exposure to wood smoke has the potential to permanently damage lung tissue.
While gas stoves and fireplaces are generally cleaner than wood fires, they also require proper ventilation to avoid overexposure to emitted chemicals. Two of the most harmful pollutants emitted by gas fires are carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide.
Keeping your air clean
While this news may come as a surprise and disappointment to those who were looking forward to curling up in front of the fire this season, there’s no need to fret! Monitoring and maintaining your indoor air quality has never been easier than with Airmega 150 and Airmega 200M.
Airmega features a network of capture technologies including a Green True Hepa™ Filter and an Activated Carbon Filter that work together to remove up to 99.999%* of extremely small particles down to 0.01 micron — that’s smaller than most allergens, bacteria, mould and viruses!* Airmega also offers real-time air quality monitoring and smart modes that help you filter your air in the most efficient way, and has been featured in multiple publications’ lists of the best air purifiers on the market.
Explore our website to shop and learn more about Airmega so you can create a happier, healthier home for the holidays.
*Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL(Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing. They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2018 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum fan speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers. Tested with Coway Airmega 150, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, 250S, 250, 300, 300S, 400, 400S.
1Coway air purifiers has been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL (Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing.They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2022 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum airflow speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers.
→ Tested with Airmega Aim, 150, 160, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, Icon, IconS, 230, 240, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S, ProX
299.97% of viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen were verified to be removed from the air for Coway air purifiers which have Green True HEPA™ filter applied based on the Japan Food Research Laboratories(JFRL) testing according to JEM 1467 standard.
→ Tested with Coway Airmega AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S
→ All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
- Virus: Tested with Escherichia coli phage ΦX174 NBRC 103405, 60 minutes
- Bacteria: Tested with Staphylococcus epidermidis NBRC 12993, 60 minutes
- Fungi/Mold: Tested with Penicillium citrinum NBRC 6352, 60 minutes
- Pollen: Tested with Cedar Pollen extract, 60 minutes
3Aerosol test conducted in a Biosafety level 3 laboratory with two Coway air purifier models, Coway Airmega 250 and 400 for removal of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol by US based MRI Global, a not-for-profit laboratory and partner of US Department of Defense. The test was conducted in a 13.1ft3 chamber. Virus was aerosolized for 15 minutes and the product was turned on high for 2 minutes. Result showed each product effectively removed over 99.98% of the SARS-CoV-2 in 2 minutes. This is a result from a laboratory experiment condition and result may vary in different conditions. This result does not imply it kills SARS-CoV-2 or prevents the transmission of Covid-19. Coway Airmega 250S and 400S are identical to the tested models and has equal performance with an additional mobile connectivity function.
4The concentration of ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid were proven to be removed within 30 minutes by FCG Research Institute, Inc. Human Life Science Lab. It is not a demonstration result in the actual use space. Not all odors and gases may be supported. → Tested with Coway Airmega 150, 160, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 400, 400S
5The coverage area of the air purifier is based on an area where the air cleaner can make two air changes per hour (ACPH). An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean an area, assuming the height of a ceiling to be 8 ft, in one hour. Therefore ** means two air changes per hour means that the cleaner can clean the area once every 30 minutes and * means air changes per hour means that the air purifier can clean the area once every 60 minutes.
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