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The ultimate clean air gift guide

The holiday season is a time of mirth and merriment — a time to spend with your loved ones and make cherished memories together. But for many, it’s also a time of paralyzing panic over what in the world you’re going to get for that fickle friend or family member who seems to have everything. 

Before you revert to your favorite cop-out Christmas gift (who really needs that many pomegranate cherry bath bombs anyway?), consider giving the refreshingly unique and healthful gift of clean air to that picky person.

The quality of the air you breathe is linked to your immune system, mood, cognitive function, and even your lifespan. You take approximately 25,000 breaths a day, so why not make them count?1

To help make your holiday shopping a little less stressful, we’ve thrown together this nifty gift guide for the clean air geek or geeks in your life. 

Air purifiers

Air purifiers are one of the best gifts to give to not just friends and family members suffering from allergies, asthma, or any other respiratory-related affliction, but also those remotely concerned about the air quality in their home, vehicle, or workplace.

And since the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits, virtually everyone should consider using an air purifier to protect themselves against indoor air pollution.

There are a lot of air purifiers out there clamoring for your cash, but only IQAir air filtration systems offer the highest caliber of performance, design, reliability, and Swiss Made quality.

Here’s what makes IQAir air purifiers superior to your run-of-the-mill air-cleaning solution:

  • HyperHEPA filtration technology is tested and certified by an independent third-party lab to effectively filter harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size. For perspective, this is 100 times smaller than what is accomplished with conventional air filtration technology and 10 times smaller than a virus.
  • Each system is individually tested at the factory and is certified to filter a minimum of 99.5% of all particles 0.003 microns or larger. Unlike other air purifiers, IQAir systems are designed to ensure that all the air goes completely through the filters and not around it like other leaky designs. If it doesn’t meet or exceed these performance standards, it doesn’t leave our factory — period.
  • Unparalleled performance achieved through safe, healthy technology. IQAir air filtration solutions use only safe, proven, mechanical filtration technology, without generating dangerous ions, ozone, or UV like other popular purifiers do. 
  • Swiss Made quality is more than just marketing malarkey — it’s at the very core of everything that IQAir does. By using the finest quality components, a specialized team of highly skilled technicians, and cutting-edge manufacturing processes refined for more than 50 years, IQAir builds the best air purifiers in the world.

To sum it up: IQAir air-filtration systems are certified and proven to filter more, last longer, and work harder than other air purifiers on the market.

So which IQAir air purifier should you gift to that special someone in your social circle? 

That depends on the lucky recipient’s specific needs:

  • Portable purification
    If your recipient needs portable air purification directed to just their breathing zone, the Atem® Desk personal air purifier is a stellar choice. It packs the same powerful HyperHEPA filtration technology that’s featured in other IQAir systems into a sleek, compact design ideal for delivering pure, healthy air anywhere you go. Craving clean air for your commute? The Atem® Car air purifier lets you create your personal clean air sanctuary right in the comfort of your car. With HyperHEPA® Plus filtration technology packaged in a tidy and fashionable body, the Atem Car removes 99% of particle pollutants and adsorbs odor and gas molecules, so you’ll breathe crisp, clean air wherever the road takes you.   
  • Room purification
    If your clean air geek wants powerful purification for a large room or smaller apartment, the best-selling and top-rated HealthPro® Plus is the best air purifier for allergies and asthma. The HealthPro Plus not only effectively filters out a minimum of 99.5% of all particles 0.003 microns or larger but also traps gases, odors, and chemicals thanks to its innovative V5-Cell filter.
    For the fashion-forward set, the Klaus Series™ Limited Edition air purifier has all the formidable filtration features of the HealthPro Plus encases in an exquisitely eye-catching Pistachio Burl hardwood body. The deep, sumptuous grain and luxurious shimmer of this artisanal air purifier elevate it to a work of art. Got gas? If your clean air connoisseur has multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), is regularly exposed to tobacco smoke, or simply wants additional gas and odor filtration over the HealthPro series, the GC™ MultiGas is a solid choice. It still has the same world-class HyperHEPA particle filtration technology as the other systems, but it’s coupled with unrivaled protection against gases, odors, and chemicals.
  • Whole-house purification
    The Perfect 16® is a superb air cleaner for those looking for energy-efficient whole-house air purification. The Perfect 16 fits perfectly into your existing HVAC system, delivering clean, healthy air to your entire home through your existing supply ductwork. Since this whole-house air filtration system does not use any electrical components or moving parts, it provides medical-grade air throughout your home without making so much as a whisper. Best of all, each Perfect 16 system includes free, expert installation.

Still scratching your head? No problem — answer a few quick questions, and our Help Me Choose tool will find the perfect air-purifying present for all your peeps. 

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Wearable air purification

For those individuals who spend extended periods of time outdoors when the air quality is poor, the IQAir Mask promises portable, personalized protection against dangerous airborne particulate matter. 

Multi-layer HyperHEPA media filtration is effective against 95% of particles, including those insidious, harmful ultrafine particles. An ergonomic, user-friendly design ensures that this all-day pollution protection is as comfortable as it is easy-to-use.

The IQAir Mask is excellent for use during congested commutes, smoky wildfires, and any other scenario where on-the-go air purification would be helpful.    

World’s smartest air quality monitor

Is your clean air geek also a techie? Consider wowing them with the AirVisual Pro, the world’s smartest air quality monitor. With the AirVisual Pro, you can precisely monitor the air quality wherever you go. 

Advanced smart technology allows you to set up personalized air quality alerts as well as link the AirVisual Pro with your connected home technology to maximize clean air while minimizing home HVAC costs. You can even receive weather forecast alerts so you can get the full picture of your local air quality.

Don’t settle for ho-ho-humdrum gifts this holiday season

You have your list, you checked it twice — it’s time to give them something nice. 

We hope this gift guide inspires you during your holiday shopping. If you need additional advice on selecting the right air-cleaning solutions for everyone on your list, use our Help Me Choose tool.
 

Air Quality Life is brought to you by IQAir, a global air quality information and technology leader since 1963. With actionable insights based on the latest air quality research and information, we seek to advance awareness about the impact of air pollution on health.

Article Resources

[1] Brown A. (2014). How many breaths do you take each day? https://blog.epa.gov/2014/04/28/how-many-breaths-do-you-take-each-day/

[2] WHO releases country estimates on air pollution exposure and health impact(2016). https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/27-09-2016-who-releases-country-estimates-on-air-pollution-exposure-and-health-impact

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