It’s possible to build an air purifier at home, which is easy, affordable and takes no time. All that’s required is an HEPA filter and a fan.
Reports of skyrocketing pollution levels post-Diwali are worrying. The air quality index has declined at an alarming rate in various parts of north India, especially in Delhi-NCR. As residents of Delhi are trying their best to breathe in such an environment, air purifiers are becoming a necessity — not just for Delhiites but for anyone residing in large metro cities.
You may be on a budget but you still need to breathe clean air. And the good news is that we can make these purifiers at home too. Check out this helpful information on Medium to make air purifiers in a few simple steps.
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According to the article, an air filter can be made using a HEPA (High-efficiency particulate arrestance) filter and a fan. These filters are used to separate fine particulate matter from the air, which is about 25 times finer than a human hair and is considered to be one of the most hazardous pollutants. The thing to be kept in mind while buying a fan is that it needs to have a flat front because the filter is later strapped to it.
Basic HEPA filters cost Rs. 1,500-2,000. They can be bought online and there are several models available. The article recommends Smart Air H13 HEPA Filter, which costs Rs 1,599. In the end, one just needs to strap the air filter to the front of the fan and the purifier is ready.
For those who don’t wish to go through all the trouble or are confused, a Delhi-based start-up called Smart Air, offers DIY air purifier kits. To know more about these, visit the official website of Smart Air here.
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