FAQs
Let’s clear up any questions you may have

How much do replacement filters cost?

A Hepa 13 Particle filter and full set of four Carbon Molecule filters cost €1,500 incl. VAT. The filters will be shipped according to your personal filter plan.

How often will I have to change filters?

USA and Europe
If you live in a large city you will need to change the Hepa 13 Particle filter and Carbon Molecule filters every 24 months. If you live outside large cities and in smaller towns you change Hepa 13 Particle filter and Carbon Molecule filters every 48 months.

Asia, India and the Middle East
If you live in a large city you will need to change the Hepa 13 Particle filter and Carbon Molecule filters every 12 months. If you live outside large cities and in smaller towns you will need to change the Hepa 13 Particle filter and Carbon Molecule filters every 24 months.

Rest of the world
Please contact us for advice.

Does the Livsdal capture molecules like nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone and formaldehyde?

Yes, the activated Carbon Molecule filters are specially designed to target the pollution generated by heavy traffic. Activated carbon has to be treated to target specific molecules: one filter cannot capture all. This is why Livsdal uses four different activated carbon filters.

Which molecules does a Livsdal air purifier capture?

The Livsdal activated Carbon Molecule filters are designed to capture and absorb nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone and formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds.

Livsdal air purifiers also capture (take a deep breath):

1,3-Butadiene (l), 1,3-Hexadiene, Acetaldehyde, Acetic acid (m), Acetic acid +, Acetone, Acrolein (l), Acrylonitrile (l), Allyl acetate, Anisole, Butanal (m), Butane (l), Benzaldehyde, Benzene (VOC), Benzoic acid, Biphenyl, Butanol, Butyl acetate, Butyl acrylate, Butyric acid, Carbon tetrachloride (m), Chlorine (m), Chloroform (l), Cyclohexane, Cyclohexanone, Decane, Decanol, Decene, Di-2-ethylhexyl phtha- late (DEHP or DOP), Dichloromethane (l), Diethyl ether (l), Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), Diisononyl phthalate (DINP), Dimethoxyethane (m), Dimethyl sulfide, Dioxane, Diphenyl ether, Dodecane, Eicosane (n-)Ethyl acrylate, Ethanol (l), Ethyl acetate (m), Ethyl chloride (l), Ethyl lactate, Ethyl methacrylate, Ethylbenzene, Ethylene, Ethylene acrylate, Ethylene glycol, Ethylene oxide (l), Ethyl mercaptan, Formic acid (l), Formic acid +, Heptanal, Heptane, Heptanol, Heptene, Hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO), Hexanal, Hexane, Hexanol, Hexene (m), Hydrogen chloride, Hydrogen fluoride, Hydrogen peroxide, Hydrogen sulfide, Isopropanol (m), Isopropyl acrylate, Mercury vapour, Methyl acrylate (m), Methyl acetate (l), Methyl ethyl ketone (m), Methyl methacrylate, N-methyl pyrrolidone, Naphthalene, Nicotine, Nonanal, Nonane, Nonanol, Nonene, Octane, Octanol, Octene, Pentanal, Pentane (m), Pentanol, Pentene (l), Pentyl acetate, Phenol, Pinene (a-), Propanal (l), Propanoic acid, Propyl acetate, Propylene glycol methyl ether acetate, Propylene oxide (l), Pyridine, Styrene (VOC), Sulphur dioxide (m), Tetrachloroethylene (VOC), Tetrahydrofuran (l), Toluene (VOC), Toluene-2, 4-diisocyanate (TDI), Toluidine, Trichloroethylene, Trimethylbenzene, Vinyl acetate (m), Xylene (VOC).

Please ensure you compare this to any competitor to enjoy total peace of mind as well as complete purity of air.

Which volatile organic compounds does a Livsdal capture?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are numerous, varied, and ubiquitous. The volatile organic compounds a Livsdal captures are shown in brackets in the list above.

Which molecules cannot be captured?

A number of substances simply cannot be absorbed by any filter, anywhere: Methane, Ethane, Propane, Propylene, Butene, Methanol, Vinyl chloride, Acetonitrile, Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Acetylene and Radon.

How do I know a Livsdal air purifier really will capture the particles and molecules as claimed?

Livsdal uses only the very highest quality premium filters from Swedish experts Camfil. Camfil has a 50 year history in producing the best particle filters and molecular filters. The Hepa 13 Particle filters have passed rigorous tests and are certified according to Eurovent EN1822. The Carbon Molecule filters have also breezed through rigorous test and are certified according to ISO 10121.

You may want to ask the same question of the various ‘magic’ technologies available like ionising, electrostatics, UV light, triboelectric charging. While you’re at it, you may also want to enquiry about about the potential side effects of those technologies.

Where can I see how polluted the air is where I live?

Check your air quality on this real-time pollution map.

How much outdoor air comes into my bedroom?

A typical 20 m²/215 ft² bedroom will be exposed to around 10-20 m3 of outdoor air every hour. A Livsdal purifies between 50-490 m3/h, depending on the power setting. Sleep well.

Two measurements exist for noise levels. What is the difference between sound power (Lw) and sound pressure (Lp)?

A sound source produces sound power, which in turn generates sound pressure fluctuations in the air. Sound power is the cause. Sound pressure is the effect. In other words, what we hear is sound pressure (Lp), but this sound pressure is caused by the sound power (Lw) of the emitting sound source.

We have decided to state our noise levels in (Lw). This is the neutral measurement as used by all air purifiers.

Why have you chosen Camfil filters?

We began with one single, simple goal: to make the best air purifier possible. Full stop. That clearly means using only the very best materials, technology and filters available. With 50 years’ experience in creating class-leading products for nuclear power plants and the health care industry among others, Camfil are not only Swedish specialists but world leaders.

Why use 7 filters?

One single filter simply cannot meet the challenge of the air pollution we experience today, in which particle sizes range from dust mites down to molecules.

The pre-filter provides the convenience of being able to vacuum dust mites etc. and protect the Hepa 13 particle filter.

The exceptionally efficient Hepa 13 Particle filter captures particles down to 0.05 microns in size.

Next, we need to eliminate the most common emissions found in modern cities: nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ground level ozone and formaldehyde. These pose a threat of health issues, from respiratory problems to premature death, asthma, bronchitis, heart attack, and other cardiopulmonary problems. 4 different activated carbon filters capture these particles as well as a long list of other dangerous particles.

Finally, a metal granular-filter on the fan outlet prevents any carbon particles from being released back into the room.

Why is a Livsdal air purifier bigger than other air purifiers?

In short, bigger is better. A small air purifier means a small number of filters means a small amount of air purification.

Purifying air is a highly mechanical process. If you are serious about capturing molecules, you need not only the right number and kind of filters (see above) but also several kilos of activated carbon.

This superior filter capacity and filter quality allows Livsdal to capture a higher amount of pollution at a lower air flow.

A lower air flow consumes less energy and operates more quietly.

Plus we have the fact that larger filters do not need replacing as often.

Bigger is also more beautiful. A Livsdal effortlessly enhances any home or workplace. The same hight as most sideboards, it is a stylish piece of craftsmanship in its own right, showcasing the beauty of real wood and natural stone, complemented by contemporary stainless steel.

Why are you using an EC (or brushless) motor?

The most common type of AC motor, the induction motor, has existed for over 100 years. Its limited efficiency reflects that fact. EC motors (Electrically Commutated) motors, on the other hand, represent the next generation of motor. They offer protection against voltage overload, low voltage conditions, phase loss, power surges, locked rotor, overheating and very low energy consumption.

Do Livsdal air purifiers use ultraviolet light?

Absolutely not. It is now clear that UV technology produces ozone and formaldehyde among other very dangerous gases.

Why is Livsdal not certified by Aham?

Aham certification is aimed at those residential air cleaners using medium quality filters. The measurement criteria only apply to particulate matter, not to gases.

So while many popular air cleaners are Aham-certified, the clean air delivery rate is based on a test dating back to the 1980s and last revised in 2006. Yet over the last 5-10 years, air pollution has become dramatically worse.

In short, Aham-certification simply does not reach the unrivalled levels of hospital-standard air purifiers incorporating the highest quality Hepa and carbon filters. Air purifiers like Livsdal.