Why Philips’ latest air purifier is an important gadget for the health-conscious

Why Philips’ latest air purifier is an important gadget for the health-conscious


Text: Janice Sim

Prevention is always better than cure

Did you know that the average Singaporean falls ill between two and five times a year?

And while we usually blame our infirmities on that sickly co-worker at our desk, the cause could in fact, be lying around at home. What's interesting is that while we are hyper-sensitive to the quality of air outside (be it chemical matters or the annual haze season), we never actually stop to question the air quality in our own houses. After all, it's the place that's supposedly the safest.    

Philips' latest Air Purifier Series 3000i (AC3259/30) aims to be the solution, or in this case, the cure to obliterate allergens such as dust mites, viruses or bacteria that can easily trigger allergic reactions and asthma. All these can be transmitted in the air with harmless activities such as dusting and vacuuming.

Philips air purifier

Utilising a multi-layer filtration technology, you can expect to remove up to 99.97 percent of airborne particles, as certified by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF). What's cool about this air purifier is that it features a professional-grade air quality sensor titled AeraSense, which detects the slightest changes in air and immediately alters the gadget to reduce the level of airborne particles.

The air purifier also comes hand in hand with an Air Matters app, where you can monitor both real-time particle levels and Indoor Allergen Index levels from your smartphone. Other handy perks include easy regulation of the air purifier's settings and added health tips for users to decipher their symptoms in line with the peak in allergen levels.

Still think an air purifier is uncalled for? It's time to re-evaluate the air quality at home before putting all the blame on your poor colleague.  

The Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i (AC3259/30) is now retailing at Philips and other major departmental stores.