Air Purifier Q&A from Mila

What is the best air purifier in Shanghai? That’s the question that every parent has when they deal with Shanghai’s pollution.

There is no easy answer to that, but we spoke with Mila to get some more advice.

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When looking for an air filter, how can people know what to choose before they test it out? How can people trust that one type is really better than others?

Most important is to understand that every air purifier is made of a fan, a motor and a filter. The differences, between existing brands, are additional features.

Does the air purifier have an app which helps you to monitor the indoor and outdoor air quality / Pm 2.5?  Can you control your units from outside your home? Which functions does the filter have? Does the air purifier have a pre filter? A carbon and a HEPA filter? How much are replacement filters? When do I know to change them?

Therefore, what is special about Mila air purifiers?

Our Milas have some additional functions, which we added to help with your healthy life in China. They are smart air purifiers.

Next to our application, which helps you to monitor every room or to switch your units off when you are outside your home, you can switch your unit manually into smart mode.

While in smart mode, the unit will adjust the fan speed automatically based on the air quality condition inside.

We also developed our air purifier to be environmental friendly since it is not using a lot of electricity. We suggest to use your Milas 24/7 because we want you to breathe fresh air constantly.

Keeping Mila on to monitor and optimize your home’s air quality costs less than ¥0.45 per Mila per day, about the same as a 30-watt lightbulb.

Most importantly, we don’t want you breathing dirty air. That’s why we decided to remind you automatically by delivering free replacement filters to your doorstep every three months.

The Mila-made filters are a combination of imported certified 3M HEPA filters (which trap small particles like PM2.5), imported Japanese carbon filters (which remove dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene) and a pre-filter (which removes larger particles, pet hair and household dust).

Has there been any news or recent findings that people might now know? for example, we all understand AQI, how filters work, and that they are necessary. What information is there beyond this?
There are some important details to add from our end.

1. Air purifiers don’t work through walls. They work like an AC. You should provide each room with one purifier especially if you have several sleeping rooms.

2. We decided to monitor the indoor PM 2.5 with our Mila. There is a lot of misunderstanding of the difference between the AQI and PM 2.5.

AQI tells you how clean or polluted the air is based on an accumulation of different air quality measures, such as the particulate matter indexes (PM2.5, PM10). Small particles known as PM2.5 are the most dangerous. Because these particles are so tiny (2.5 micrometers or less in diameter), they can easily find their way into the lungs without being filtered out by the body’s natural defense system.

3. You need to change your filters constantly otherwise you’re blowing dirty air around. Even if you don’t consider using our Milas, do the math of purchasing an air purifier and buying replacement filters every three to six months beforehand.


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