Demand of home air filters is rising as it aids in filtering the air and makes a person feel pleasant and comfortable. Individuals are more actively adapting air filters in their homes as these filters reduce the particle concentration by almost 60% and hence, they are increasingly being used to improve the air quality of houses. Some of the prime reasons as to why air filters are used include, it improves sleep, aids in removing harmful radon, can eliminate dangerous and hazardous asbestos particles, reduces and eliminates harmful chemicals present within the environment of the house, aids in relieving symptoms of asthma and other respiratory conditions to a certain extent, and also it neutralizes unpleasant odors,. Home air filters are more in demand due to increasing spread of COVID-19 as air filters eliminate harmful viruses too in the home environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), [BB1] indoor air is about 5 times more polluted as compared to outdoor air, as the indoor air doesn’t circulate much and hence the airborne particles and pollutants throve within the house, causing health issues, thus, air filters refresh the stale air offering a pleasant environment in the house. . Home air filters are very essential as many individuals have severe health conditions related to exposure of dust within the house and presence of pets, air filters can help regulate the internal atmosphere and can help one have a peaceful and safe environment. Thereby, these factors are expected to increase the growth and salesof the home air filters globally.
Several types of home air filters include HEPA home air filters; activated carbon home air filters, ion & ozone home air filters, electrostatic precipitator home air filters and others. These home purifiers are used based on the customers requirement. Among these, the HEPA home air filters has played an important role in carrying the market forward due to its increasing usage and demand among individuals. Most of the air filter systems as well as air conditioners come along with an inbuilt HEPA filter due to its detailed removal of air particles to provide the safest and best environment by capturing most of the air pollutants which are ultra-fine and can capture almost every particle and can efficiently provide a clean and fresh environment to a user.
Well established companies are focusing on investments in research and development sector to develop new techniques and collaborations for promoting the use of home air filters. Thereby, the overall home air filters market is anticipated to grow significantly in the following years due to the availability of a wide variety of product offerings and need for public health safety due to sudden outbreak of viral COVID-19 disease. Companies are actively including more properties into the filters so that they can be used for various purposes to keep the internal environment clean. Some of the key players in the market include Honeywell Home (Honeywell International Inc.), IQAir AG, Rabbit Air, Whirlpool Corporation., Alen Corporation, Coway Toronto, AllerAir. Industries Inc., Austin Air Systems Limited, 3M and Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Trends and Future Outlook:
- In November 2020, according to the HARVARD University it has been stated that the certified air filters and air cleaners can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and can protect individuals from developing the disease.
- In March 2021, Austin Air Systems Limited stated that due to increasing number of allergies based on different seasons they have designed an Austin Air Allergy Machine to deliver clean air free from allergens.