Our air is a source of numerous particles, which include substances that can be harmful to our health. Air purifiers have sophisticated filtration technologies capable of eliminating hazardous particles in the air. The most effective air purifiers available come with superior filters and nearly 99.9 percent effectiveness. Air purifiers with high-efficiency Particulate Air filters (HEPA) can take even the smallest and invincible airborne particles in the air we breathe.
Other improvements include unmatched airflow as well as a higher filter rating. As part of the air purifier’s maintenance, the filters need to be replaced regularly to maintain long-lasting performance. Anyone suffering from allergies or respiratory health problems can greatly benefit from this treatment method. An increasing number of people are opting for air purifiers to counteract the negative effects of pollution. Climate change and environmental pollution are becoming more frequently blamed for the air pollution affecting many developed countries.
Daikin is a brand manufacturing air conditioners, air purifiers, and other home appliances; it is renowned for its quality and performance. Daikin air purifiers are equipped with high-quality filters and purification technology. Let’s first discuss their distinguishing features of it, and then we will give you a brief introduction to their available models.
Daikin painted streamer technology.
The patented Streamer Technology by Daikin kills any harmful bacteria still active and alive on its filters. It also eliminates germs, fungus, allergens, odour, and bacteria. A streamer is a plasma discharge that uses electrons to break down hazardous chemical substances trapped on filters.
The Active Plasma Ion quickly oxidizes and decomposes allergens and particles that cause odour. It also decomposes viruses and bacteria. Plasma discharge is used to release negatively charged ions into the air, which get attached to the airborne viruses and particles and destroy them. These viruses include COVID-19, Chickenpox, Influenza, Pertussis (whooping cough), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), etc.
Electrostatic HEPA filter
The second filtration step includes an Electrostatic HEPA filter that filters up to 99.95% of viruses, bacteria, dust, allergens, mould spores, pollens, and dust mites larger than 0.1 microns. It is often used in hospitals and laboratories for high efficiency and performance. HEPA filters are the most widely used filters globally because of their high performance and reliability.
HEPA 13 and HEPA 14 are considered the highest grades in HEPA filters, which can block 99.95% and 99.995% of airborne viruses and bacteria, respectively. They can even restrict the COVID-19 virus from spreading into the air. The electrostatically charged HEPA filter lets the negatively charged particles that are produced by the ionizer stick to it more effectively as two, unlike charges, always attract each other.
PM 2.5 Sensor
Daikin air purifiers are equipped with a high-sensitivity dust sensor, distinguishing between smaller particles like PM2.5 and larger particles of dirt and responding accordingly. It also includes an odour sensor that detects foul odours and the bad smell of rotten food. This sensor displays the level of dust, odours, and particles of measure 2.5 in different coloured LED lights.
- ORANGE: Macro dust particles
- RED: Micro dust particles PM 2.5
- YELLOW: Odor detection
Daikin air purifiers models
Let’s briefly introduce the model’s prices and features one by one.
Daikin MCK55UVMM is an advanced air purifier with humidifying function. In the hot area where the air is dry and balm, this humidifying function can be helpful as it adds moisture to the environment. Moist air makes your hair and skin smoother. It is also equipped with streamer technology which kills harmful bacteria and viruses, making the air perfect for children.
The ionization technology adds negatively charged to the airborne particles, which helps them stick with the electrostatically charged HEPA filter. It makes the air 99.9% clearer and fresher and removes dust particles and foul odour. Daikin MCK55UVMM can be controlled remotely with a wireless controller. It costs around RM. 1,870. It can efficiently clean the area of 441 sq. ft.; moreover, with its humidifying function ON, its coverage area decreases to 23m² with a maximum capacity of 500ml/h.
Daikin MC55XVMM is a powerful air purifier with a coverage area of 441 sq. ft. it is the capacity as its predecessor Daikin MCK55UVMM; the only difference between them is the lack of humidifying function. This air purifier also has a streamer function that uses plasma technology to eliminate harmful pathogens and viruses from the air. The ionization technology puts a negative charge on the air’s suspended dust particles, which are further trapped by an electrostatically charged HEPA filter.
A remote controller can also control Daikin MC55XVMM. It also comes with a PM 2.5 sensor which detects the particles of measure 2.5, dust, and odour; this sensor shows the results in different colours of LED lights. The price of this purifier is RM 1,290.
Daikin MC40XVMM is meant to be used in medium to large-sized rooms. It can cover an area of up to 333 sq. ft. with a maximum airflow of 4 m³/min. This air purifier does not have an ionization function; however, it has the streamer technology, which kills 99% of bacteria and airborne viruses with the help of a plasma charge.
The humidification function and remote controller are also missing in this model, but still, you get a PM 2.5 sensor with the support of a powerful electrostatic HEPA filter. Daikin MC40XVMM cost around RM. 1,070.
Daikin MC30YVMM is the smallest in the series designed for small-sized rooms and offices with an area of up to 248 sq. ft. It comes with a powerful electrostatic HEPA filter, which effectively grabs dust particles, bacteria, and viruses. It also does have a steamer function for eliminating pathogens and allergens from the air with the help of charged plasma.
Daikin MC30YVMM lacks humidifying function as well as ionization technology. It also does not support a remote controller, so you cannot manage it remotely. The price of this air purifier is RM. 570.