The market for air purification is constantly growing, we are becoming more conscious of our health regarding the air we breathe. As the market grows, so does the number of products that are released. It gives options and creates healthy competition. There are many factors to consider when choosing to invest in an air purifier. One very important factor that does not always come to mind first is the sound levels the air purifier may emit. Some products do not have their decibel levels listed, which can be concerning. You want to make sure that you will be able to leave your air purifier on and not worry about having to change speed levels if you get a phone call.
Noise level in Air Purifiers
If we drink the cleanest water possible, we should also be breathing the cleanest air possible. With Air purifiers we can, but that does not mean we need to sacrifice our sound levels to get the optimal air changers per hour. Each Air Purifier has a different speed setting that their machines will run at, the faster the speed the more CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) (Cubic Feet Per Minute). Like any equipment the faster it runs the sound levels of it will increase as well. Sound is measured through Decibels (dB), some examples of sound levels include leaves rustling is around 15-20dB, a normal conversation is around 60-65 dB, and a motorcycle engine is about 95dB. You should be able to have your air purifier running at a high CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) without having to compromise the ability to have a conversation with someone.
Why is sound important?
We as humans rely a lot on sound, it is one of the main ways we relay information and communicate to each other, we also have sound in entertainment, like music or movies. It is something that we often take for granted, and do not realize how much we would miss it if just one day we didn’t have the ability to hear anymore. Exposing yourself to loud noises over time will damage parts of your ear, with enough damage done, hearing loss can become a factor. Constant noise levels above 70dB for a long period of time will contribute to this. It is important to know the sound levels you will hear constantly, especially with an air purifier as it is running all the time, knowing that the sound level is under 70dB at even the highest speed will assure that it is safe for your ears and longevity of your hearing.