Aldi offer: The discounter currently has an air purifier from Quigg on the shelves.
Nobody likes bad indoor air. It not infrequently depresses the mood and even makes you sick. But this cannot always be compensated for with regular ventilation and indoor plants as oxygen suppliers. One solution is air purifiers that filter the air at all times. At Aldi Nord, a Quigg model will be on sale in stores from February 15, 2021 for 49.99 euros. According to the price comparison portal idealo, the competition calls for similar prices for devices of the same type (all prices and information – as of February 15, 2021).
Quigg air purifiers in the Aldi range: The functions
The Quigg air purifier reduces dust, pollen and smoke in the room air thanks to its 3-in-1 filter system, consisting of a mesh filter, EPA filter and activated carbon filter. An ion function ensures additional cleanliness. The model generates negative ions that bind the pollution in the air. The fan level of the 30 watt device can be set manually. With dimensions of 21×31.5 centimeters, the Quigg is quite compact. The power cable measures 1.8 meters. An air quality sensor, a timer function and a filter change indicator further characterize the Aldi air cleaner.
Antivirus air purifiers: what to look out for
Many air purifiers take on dust, smoke and pollen with ease. But what about viruses? According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the Sars-CoV-2 virus itself measures 0.08 to 0.14 micrometers. Most air cleaner filters are often not designed for such sizes, so that the finest droplets (aerosols) & Co. simply slip through. Therefore, when buying, you should make sure that the device has the smallest particles with a Particle size of 0.1 micrometer or smaller
and has at least one HEPA-13 filter according to DIN EN 1822-1. However, it is better and more recommendable to use an air purifier HEPA-14 filter according to DIN EN 1822-1
. It offers ten times more filter performance than a HEPA-13 filter. The filter performance determines how efficiently the air is filtered with each pass. The size of the room is also decisive. The smaller the better. Nevertheless, the following applies: A suitable air purifier can reduce the virus load in the room, but a residual risk remains. Stiftung Warentest re-tested three air purifiers with regard to the corona virus in December 2020 and gave the Philips AC2889 / 10 good grades.
Other alternatives to the Aldi offer
If you stand in front of an empty shelf at the discounter, you will find other models from Aiibot, Levoit or Comedes in the air cleaner comparison. In the overview, criteria such as maximum room size, air circulation and power consumption are compared. From the expensive comparison winner to the inexpensive price-performance winner, everything is represented.