We spend a lot of our time inside buildings. In buildings of everyday use, the existing regulations on ventilation and the required CO2 controls take care that the air we breathe is adequate. However, what happens in our homes? With a homemade air purifier, you can keep the air inside your family healthy.
Practical tips to purify the air
To have cleaner air in your home, you can follow one of these tips:
- Periodically ventilate the inside of the house to renew the charged atmosphere.
- Grow indoor plants.
- Eliminate the causes of indoor air pollution such as excessive humidity, dust accumulation, the use of chemicals, or smoking.
You can also make an air purifier, which will be very useful for removing particles that are harmful to our health.
Construction of home purifier
The materials that will be used are the following:
- PVC pipe 12 cm in diameter (fans must enter inside).
- Two computer fans.
- Four covers for the same diameter pipe.
- The power supply of a computer.
- Chicken mesh or metal grid.
- Felt paper (600 microns).
- Active carbon
- Cut the pipe into three pieces. One of 25 cm, which will be the purifier chamber, and the other two of around 4 cm.
- Bypass the red and black wire coming out of the fans.
- Make a hole in the big pipe.
- Cut corners to the fans.
- Insert the fans in the large pipe—one at each end, so that both send the air in the same direction.
- Fix the fans to the pipe with silicone.
- Remove the cables from the fans through the hole made in the pipe.
- Remove the bottom of the lid, so that only the frame remains.
- Cut the mesh into four circular pieces of the same size as the pipe.
- Cut the paper into four circular pieces with the same previous size.
- Place the metal mesh in the frame that has been left of the PVC cover.
- Then place the usable paper on the mesh.
- Fix with silicone.
- Incorporate active carbon.
- Place another felt paper and another mesh.
- Place this filter on the other side of the large pipe, where the air enters the chamber.
- Take the other lid and insert a grid, and two felt papers.
- Put this filter on the other end of the camera.
- Take the yellow and black wire from the power supply and bridge them.
- Connect the power supply to the fans.
With this homemade air purifier, in addition to saving money, we are reusing computer parts that otherwise would have to be carried to the clean point.
Can you think of another way to purify the air inside your home?