Breathing Space Blog


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Breathing Space.

2014 is almost gone, and now seems like the perfect time to shout from the rooftops, “Thank you!”  We are grateful to you, our fantastic customers for being part of Breathing Spaces’ 20th year and we hope you and your loved ones have a truly wonderful time over the festive season. Also, we should really let you know about our Holiday Schedule for the Christmas and New Year Period. Our showroom will be closed from the 24th of December 2014  until the 5th January 2015. Although we will be unavailable... Read More


The air purifier and air cleaner jargon guide

When you’re looking to purchase an air cleaner or air purifier, all of the different options and jargon can become quite confusing. So here’s our go at explaining some of the jargon you might come across when looking for an air purifier: Air Purifier / Air Cleaner – Air purifier and air cleaner are often used interchangeably to mean a machine that removes pollutants from indoor air. Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) – ACH is the number of times all of the air in a room will be cycled through... Read More


The science behind a HEPA Filter

Before explaining the science behind the HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, let’s look at what one is. These filters are designed to trap both small and large particulate contaminants at a very high level. To qualify as a HEPA filter, a filter must trap a minimum of 99.97% of pollutants that are 0.3 microns in size according to standards set by the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technologies (IEST). This is not to say that a HEPA filter can only trap particles this size; in fact, the filter is... Read More

HEPA air filter replacement 07/11/2014

What is a HEPA filter and what are their benefits?

A HEPA filter is  a specific type of high quality air filter that meets the HEPA filter standard, which is to remove at least 99.97% of particles from the air down to at least 0.3 microns in size. HEPA filters are a common component found in air purifiers which filter the air in order to clean it – there are other types of air purifier such as carbon filter, ionizers and even non-filter purifiers. HEPA filters are also used in vacuum cleaners and in industries which require high air quality,... Read More


Allergy & Asthma sufferers: How to reduce allergens at home

For those who suffer from allergies or other health issues, such as asthma, you know how important it is to avoid the things that trigger these reactions. Our homes are actually one of the places which contain the most allergens. An ultimate goal for allergy sufferers should be to reduce the allergens present in the home so their families can breathe in clean air, reducing the effect of symptoms that are brought on by allergies or asthma. The following is a guide to the different types of allergens that can... Read More 16/10/2014

Flood recovery guide

This week many parts of Britain have been hit by flooding, with the Environment Agency issuing several flood alerts across the country. Over recent years, countless homes in the UK have been affected by severe flooding, causing chaos for entire communities and resulting in huge bills for insurance companies. You might be thinking, ‘why are Breathing Space talking about floods’… Well, we actually get quite a few enquiries from people who have unfortunately been flooded and who need dehumidifiers to dry out their homes.  So we thought we’d share some... Read More


10 tips to sleep better at night

According to the NHS up to a third of us have some difficulty sleeping. We all know the feeling of having a head full of racing thoughts, not being able to get to sleep, then worrying about not getting to sleep… etc! It’s a downward spiral. Sleep is so important to our physical wellbeing, concentration and mood. So what can you do to make sure you get a good night’s sleep so that your body can recharge? 1. Get into a routine Those of us with children will probably remember... Read More


Parrots and Air Purifiers: What’s the Link?

Most parrot lovers will already know that the answer to this question is unfortunately, allergies. Pet birds are actually the number one allergy causing pet. Parrots, Cockatoos, Parakeets, Parrotlets… they can all make us sneeze. There are about 1 million pet birds in the UK and roughly 10% of us suffer allergic reactions to our pets. Why do pet birds cause allergies? All birds produce dander when they preen their feathers. Dander is an extremely fine powder which becomes airborne very easily, it’s made up of tiny pieces of feather... Read More

Grill on new Blueair Blue 24/09/2014

Blue – The funky new air purifier from Blueair

  Blueair gave the team at their new Blue division a free reign to design a totally new, unique and fresh range of purifiers which will appeal to a younger more fashion conscious buyer. The result was the quirky new ‘Pure 211’ which was showcased at the recent IFA Trade fair in Berlin. The first thing you notice is the large rounded edges and the ornately perforated grill on the top of the unit.   A machine of two halves The Pure 211 is also very clever: The whole top... Read More 23/09/2014

Chemical sensitivity – what is it and what can you do to reduce symptoms

What is chemical sensitivity? Considered to be a 21st century disease, chemical sensitivity is a chronic condition where the body reacts badly when exposed to a variety of chemicals. Every day we are exposed to literally thousands and thousands of chemicals, in the air around us, the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the products we put on our skin. These chemicals enter our bodies as we breathe, digest or absorb them through our skin and once in the body they have to be broken down into nontoxic... Read More