In the gym, with every deep breath we take, we hope to inhale fresh, clean air. However, with each breath and movement, our bodies not only take in oxygen but also release carbon dioxide, water vapor, and even tiny harmful particles and small amounts of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), such as salts and bacteria from sweat. These factors can affect the air quality in the gym, and in turn, our fitness results. Therefore, a suitable air purifier is especially important.
So, how to choose the right air purifier for the gym and what considerations should be kept in mind?
- Choose an air purifier with a suitable CADR value: CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) represents how much clean air volume an air purifier can output per minute. Choose an air purifier with an appropriate CADR value based on the gym's area and usage. Considering the uniqueness of the gym, it is recommended that the total CADR of the selected air purifier for the gym space must ensure 5 times of purification per hour. When the gym area is large and one air purifier is not enough, multiple devices can be used, which can be placed scattered for better purification results.
Pay attention to the filtration system: A high-quality air purifier should be equipped with at least a HEPA filter and an activated carbon filter. The HEPA filter can effectively filter out tiny particles in the air, such as dust, viruses, bacteria, etc., while the activated carbon filter can adsorb harmful gases and odors.
Consider noise: Gyms have high human traffic, high humidity, and relatively high noise. Therefore, choosing an air purifier with low noise would be more suitable for gyms.
Regarding the use of air purifiers, here are a few suggestions:
- Regularly change the filter: To ensure the purification effect of the air purifier, the filter needs to be replaced regularly. Generally, the replacement cycle of the filter is about 6 months, but refer to the air purifier's user manual for specifics.
Place it reasonably: The air purifier should be placed in an area with good air circulation and close to the activity area to improve purification efficiency. Larger areas need multiple air purifiers placed reasonably to ensure that each activity space is purified.
Choose the right operating mode: Air purifiers generally have multiple operating modes, such as silent mode, sleep mode, efficient mode, etc. In the gym, you can choose the efficient mode to quickly purify the air, and when there is less traffic, you can switch to silent mode to reduce noise.
Choosing and using the right air purifier can make our exercises in the gym healthier and more enjoyable.