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Purifiers can do more than just make a room smell better

posted Jan 23, 2010, 4:15 PM by Coway Malaysia   [ updated Jun 30, 2010, 8:19 PM ]

WHEN it comes to the air that we breathe, we have little choice beyond donning a mask when we leave the house.

With the current hazy atmosphere and the fear of flu viruses, this may not be enough, especially when we are at home.

That’s when an air filter of purifier comes into play.

However, Woongjin Coway (M) Sdn Bhd marketing head Andy Kim said the level of awareness of such products was low in Malaysia compared with other countries.

He said contrary to popular belief, air purifiers did more than just make the air smell good or remove smoke particles.

He explained that the equipment could also remove contaminents like dust, mould, allergens and even viruses.

“The secret lies in choosing the right type of filter and our product has four types of filters to choose from,” Kim said.

According to him, the HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters used in Coway’s systems could eliminate everything from bacteria and viruses to cigarette smoke and fine dust particles.

“One needs to identify the priorities so that they can find out the specific filters they need,” Kim added.

The air purifiers also have a variety of modes to meet specific functions and can also be set to detect the levels of dust and contaminents in the air.

“Most people usually set it to the automatic modes and this is enough to clear the air in the current hazy situation,” Kim said.

Kim also said to be fully effective, the purifiers needed to be placed in a suitable location with good airflow.

Woongjin Coway also offers water-filtration devices and bathroom and home appliances.

The company, incorporated in 1989, was also the first to offer rental services for its products.