Did you know that every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK. The World Health Organisation and UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today, with poor air quality causing heart and lung disease, low birth weight and even contribute to mental health issues. (Global Action Plan, 2020)
Sharp’s Air Purifier range includes scientifically proven Plasmacluster Ion Technology and HEPA filters to fight allergens, dust mites, odours and viruses. The company is an expert in air treatment technologies and offers innovative, energy-saving solutions for home use.
We were invited to review the Sharp Air Purifier UA-HD60U-L, which is the most powerful air purifier with humidification offered by Sharp and is capable of handling rooms up to 157ft² or 48m².
The Set Up:
It is easy to set up, simply take off the plastic packaging from the filters in the back and pop them back into position, and fill up the water tank and you are ready to go.
This air purifier is operated by the control panel on the top and I would advise keeping the instruction booklet handy for a few days as you get to grips with the different settings.
The Technical Bit:
Most people don’t necessarily realise the impact of indoor air quality and humidity have on our wellbeing. Plasmacluster Ion Technology releases positive and negative ions that combine with harmful air particles and break up their cell membrane, acting as invisible power packs in the room and removing up to 99 percent of the pollutants from the room air.
Additionally, the humidifier function of the air purifier automatically monitors the room temperature and selects the optimal hydration level which can improve a number of issues including skin conditions and better breathing at night.
The air purifier has six speed modes: auto, advanced auto, max, medium, low, and pollen, which are easy to switch between using the control panel on the top.
There is a 3 level filter system: Pre filter, Odour filter, HEPA filter and the unit measures your air quality with odour, dust, humidity and temperature sensors. It then gives a visual “report” of the air quality with the coloured light display. The five level scale of colour is: green, green with orange in the middle, orange, orange with red in the middle, and red.
The aim is to keep it on green, for the cleanest air. We have found it goes orange / red after we have been cooking and left the doors open.
There is also a humidity monitor which displays the humidity levels in the room.
If you want to use in the bedroom, you can also adjust the display lights to dim, or even switch off completely. There is also a timer function if you want it to switch on / off.
You can use the unit on three settings:
Using to quickly clean the air, reduce odours
Clean Air Humidify
Using to quickly clean the air, reduce odours when additional humidity is required.
Clean Ion Shower
Releases high-density Plasmacluster ions and discharges strong air fl ow for 60 minutes
The unit only needs light maintenance, which includes refilling the water tank and occasionally vacuuming the filters, which have a lifetime of up to ten years.
The Sharp Air Purifier has been a blessing for us in the last couple of weeks. It has coped well with the recent spell of hot weather and has really helped to keep our rooms cool.
We have also summer colds enter the house, with Isaac and my husband. I am pretty sure that using the unit has prevented the rest of the family coming down with them as well.
Disclaimer: We were sent the Sharp Air Purifier to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own