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How long is the delivery time of the Livsdal?

Your Livsdal is made to order. The delivery time is approximately 6-8 weeks from when you place your order.

How much does the replacement filters cost?

A Hepa 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 much does a Livsdal air purifier cost?

The price starts at € 9,845 incl. 25% VAT for EU deliveries. For non EU deliveries the VAT will be deducted at purchase and will be invoiced directly to you from your local customs office. In the U.S. and Hong Kong air purifiers are sold duty free.

How often will I have to change the Hepa Particle filter and Carbon Molecule filters?

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

Rest of the world
Please contact us and we will assist you.

Do I have to change all filters?

The Pre-filter only needs to be vacuumed, not changed. The post filter you’ll only need to change every 10 years, because it’s almost only clean air that will enter.

Is shipping included in the price?

The price includes free worldwide shipping by DHL.

How long is the warranty?

Your Livsdal is covered by a 5 year warranty on manufacturing or material defects and 2 year warranty on moving parts.

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

Yes, the four different activated Carbon Molecule filters are specially designed to target the pollution we experience in cities with heavy traffic. When comparing the Livsdal with our competitors, find out exactly which molecules their air cleaner are designed to capture.

Exactly what molecules are the Livsdal capturing?

The Livsdal activated Carbon Molecule filters are designed to capture and absorb the following molecules:

Carbon Molecule filter 1, CH2O
Filter media 3.9 kg/8.6 lbs activated aluminium oxide
Main purpose is capturing formaldehyde (VOC).

Also capturing Acetaldehyde, Dimethyl sulfide, Ethylene, Ethyl mercaptan.

Carbon Molecule filter 2-4, NO2, SO2, O3
Filter media 3 x 2.6kg/5.7 lbs activated carbon
Main purpose is capturing nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and ozone

Also capturing 1,3-Butadiene (l), 1,3-Hexadiene, 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), Dioxane, Diphenyl ether, Dodecane, Eicosane (n-)Ethyl acrylate, Ethanol (l), Ethyl acetate (m), Ethyl chloride (l), Ethyl lactate, Ethyl methacrylate, Ethylbenzene, Ethylene acrylate, Ethylene glycol, Ethylene oxide (l), 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), Sulfur dioxide (m), Tetrachloroethylene (VOC), Tetrahydrofuran (l), Toluene (VOC), Toluene-2, 4-diisocyanate (TDI), Toluidine, Trichloroethylene, Trimethylbenzene, Vinyl acetate (m), Xylene (VOC).

 

What VOC’s are the Livsdal capturing?

Volatile organic compounds are numerous, varied, and ubiquitous. In the list above we have put the molecules that are volatile organic compounds within brakets.

The VOC’s that the Livsdal is capturing is Formaldehyde, Benzene, Styrene, Tetrachloroethylene, Toluene, Xylene.

What molecules can not be captured?

There are a number of substances where adsorption is just not possible. The following substances are neither adsorbed by Camfil’s activated carbon/alumina nor other company’s activated carbon/alumina: Methane, Ethane, Propane, Propylene, Butene, Methanol, Vinyl chloride, Acetonitrile, Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Acetylene and Radon.

How do I know the Livsdal air purifier will actually capture all the particles and molecules you claim?

Livsdal is using the highest quality premium filters by the Swedish company Camfil. Camfil has a 50 year history in producing the best particle filters and molecular filters in ISO 14001 certified factories. The Hepa Particle filters have passed rigorous tests and are certified according to Eurovent EN1822.

The Carbon Molecule filters have passed rigorous test and are certified according to International Organization for Standardization ISO 10121.

Will the Livsdal makes its job capturing the emissions where I live?

The requirements for creating a healthy, indoor environment vary depending on where we live. The outdoor air is the factor which plays the most important role in this respect. By using an air purifier to remove the pollution from particles in the air which come in from outside as well as indoor sources, the air quality indoors can be improved considerably. Even in heavily polluted cities.

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

Check your air quality at this real-time visual map.

How quiet is the Livsdal and what is the air flow capacity?

The sound of the Livsdal is of a lower and softer type in comparison with competitors. This is important in order to make your sound environment as comfortable and healthy as possible. Many other air cleaners have a smaller fan that releases a sound at a higher frequency, like a wasp or vacuum cleaner.

At the lowest setting, The Livsdal cleans the air at a quiet whisper of 25 dB (Lw). The airflow capacity at the lowest setting is 55 m3/h or 32 cfm. But you can choose to turn the Livsdal airflow up to suit your room and personal choice:

– At 33 dB (Lw), suitable for smaller bedrooms, it has an air flow of 85 m3/h or 50 cfm. At 44 dB (Lw), suitable for a larger bedroom, it has an air flow of 160 m3/h or 94 cfm.

– At 50 dB (Lw), suitable for larger areas of your home, it has an air flow of 280 m3/h or 164 cfm. And at full speed, the sound is 66 dB (Lw), with an air flow of 490 m3/h or 288 cfm.

When comparing other air purifiers on the market, keep in mind that the Livsdal has 10-20 times more filter capacity. We’ve designed an air purifier that utilizes the entire surface area of its filters, and filters very small particles. Most competitors use a much higher wind speed and a much smaller filter surface with less efficacy.

How much outdoor air comes into my bedroom?

Through ventilation, a typical 20 m²/215 ft² bedroom receives about 10-20 m3 of outdoor air every hour. The Livsdal purifies between 50-490 m3/h, depending on power setting.

 

How much electricity does the Livsdal consume?

The Livsdal consumes very little electricity. The electric output ranges between 8 watts at the lowest air flow, up to 60 watts on the highest. At an airflow that suits a bedroom, it consumes 10 watts (33 dB) and at an airflow that suits a living room it consumes 15 watts (44 dB). If you have it turned on 24/7 the yearly consumption at 44 dB will be 131 kW. This is comparable with having one 15 watts light bulb on for one year.

There are two measurement for decibel dB. What is sound power (Lw) and sound pressure (Lp)?

A sound source produces sound power and this generates a sound pressure fluctuation in the air. Sound power is the cause, whereas sound pressure is the effect; so 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 give our sound level in (Lw). That is the neutral measurement for comparison and it’s the same for all air purifiers. The (Lp) depends on a lot of factors such as how the room is designed, where you measure from in the room and how the measurement is conducted.

When comparing sound it is important to know weather it is sound pressure (Lp) – a lower value, or sound power (Lw) a higher value in decibel dB.

Why have you chosen the filters you use?

When we set out to design the Livsdal our goal was to make the best air purifier. Regardless anything. One filter can not solve the vast array of air pollution we experience today. The particle sizes span from dust mites down to the size of a molecule.

The pre-filter is only for the convenience of being able to vacuum clean dust mites et cetera and to protect the fine Hepa particle filter that captures a vast array of particles. From large particles down to 0.05 microns. A real Hepa 13 filter that has passed the Eurovent EN1822 is extremely efficient. The Swedish manufacturer Camfil has a long experience of producing these filters and they test every single filter individually. Each Livsdal filter is exposed to 10 million particles and only 500 are allowed to get through the filter to pass the test and to get the certification.

Using only the best Hepa 13 filters takes an air cleaner quite far. But in order to tackle the growing pollution in modern citys you need filters that can tackle some of the most common molecule emissions.

They are nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ground level ozone and formaldehyde. From heavy traffic we get nitrogen dioxide and constant exposure to nitrogen dioxide can cause respiratory effects including airway inflammation in healthy people and increased respiratory symptoms in people with asthma.

Sulfur dioxide is a major air pollutant and has significant impacts upon human health and its emissions are a precursor to acid rain and atmospheric particulates.

There is a great deal of evidence to show that ground level ozone can harm lung function and irritate the respiratory system. Exposure to ozone (and the pollutants that produce it) is linked to premature death, asthma, bronchitis, heart attack, and other cardiopulmonary problems.

The nasty formaldehyde is emitted from building materials in our homes. Formaldehyde is a dangerous VOC that in view of its widespread use, toxicity, and volatility, formaldehyde poses a significant danger to human health.

Activated carbon filters can capture these particles that are only about 0.0005 microns and slips through the the Hepa 13 filter and we gave Camfil the task of designing and manufacturing four different carbon cylinder filters that capture these four pollutants apart from a long list of other dangerous particles. Even though activated carbon has an amazing surface where the molecules will get trapped you need a lot of carbon to get a filter that will not get saturated in just some couple of months. The Livsdal carbon cylinders has all together 11.7 kg/25.8 lbs of carbon media. 1 gram of activated carbon has 1000 m²/10760 ft² of surface which makes the Livsdal filters to have a surface equal to 1670 football fields. This assures that you get a safe space in your home for a long time.

 

Why is the Livsdal so large?

There are no free lunch in the air purifying business (either). A small air purifier means small amount of filters which means little purification. Purifying air is a highly mechanical process. Low quality filters can capture only relatively big particles like PM2.5. But the most hazardous particles are much smaller than that like PM1 and PM0.3 down to the different molecules like NO2 or Ozone you need certified high quality filters. And if you are serious about capturing molecules you need several kilos of activated carbon. All of this is space consuming.

And when it comes to the different short cut technologies like ionizing, electrostatics, only uv light, triboelectric charging or no information at all about what kind of technology or filters that is used be sure to ask what is used and get information about the side effects of those technologies.

Livsdal’s main goal is in producing the best air purifiers on the market. In regards to purifying capacity. Not to make the best fan with the highest air flow. In order for us to succeed, we started with the best filters and a large amount of them. Because the high filter capacity and filter quality we can clean a higher amount of pollution on lower air flow which is comfortable. A lower air flow makes the purifier consume less energy and operate more quietly. With larger filters, you will not have to change the filters as often as if you had smaller filters which is also convenient. But apart from an extremely high purifying capacity the Livsdal is easy to furnish with because it has about the same hight as most sideboards. The outer dimensions of the Livsdal is 67 cm/26 inches wide, 45 cm/18 inches deep and 82 cm/32 inches high. It weighs 66 kg/145 lbs with a wooden shelf, and 80 kg/176 lbs with a stone shelf.

How do I know the Livsdal will capture nitrogen dioxide?

The Carbon Molecule filters by Camfil, are specially designed so that the activated carbon targets nitrogen dioxide. Activated carbon has to be treated so that it targets the special molecule you want to capture. You can not make a filter that targets all molecules. Due to this, Livsdal uses 4 different activated carbon filters that target and capture specific molecules.

 

Why is the Livsdal not certified by Aham?

The last 5-10 years the air pollution has gotten dramatically worse. Many air cleaners were developed before this and they use low quality filters.

Many producers of air cleaners might market their products as ”the best air cleaner in the world” and filters to be “HEPA-type”, “HEPA-like”, “HEPA-style” or “99% HEPA” but they do not satisfy these requirements and may not have been tested in independent laboratories.

Many popular air cleaners have an American Aham certificate with a certain CADR, clean air delivery rate. This is a test dating back to the 1980’s and is revised 2006, ten years ago.

This Aham certification was designed for air cleaners with medium quality filters designed for residential spaces and the measurement only applied to particulate matter, not to gases.

The air purifiers designed with high quality filters like certified high-efficiency Hepa filters and carbon filters were at the time intended for clean rooms, hospitals and airplanes. This is the filters that air purifiers like Camfil, IQAir and NQ Clarifier has used and that Livsdal uses and pushes further to a whole new level when it comes to molecular filtration for residential and office air purifiers.

Is there any ionizing technology in the Livsdal?

No. Ionizers and other ozone emitters are commonly used in filter technology. Ozone can irritate the lungs and worsen respiratory diseases. On the contrary, Livsdal uses an activated carbon filter that eliminates the ozone molecules. The high quality filters trap the air pollutants, ensuring that only clean air is released back into the room and that no particles are being re-released into the air.

Is there any ultraviolet light used in the Livsdal?

No. There are air purifiers that use UV light to eliminate airborne pathogens. In theory, ultraviolet rays will kill the microorganisms passing through your air filter. But it is now clear that this technology produces ozone and formaldehyde among other very dangerous gases as a bi-product.

How much more efficient is Hepa 13 compared to Epa 12 that most air cleaners use?

If an air purifier uses an Epa 12 filter and it is exposed to 10 million particles, 50 000 of them might get trough. A Hepa 13 will only let 5000 of them trough. The Livsdal uses Hepa 13.

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

The most common type of AC (alternating current) motor, the induction motor, has been around for over 100 years, and is still the workhorse of many industries. They come in a variety of sizes and power levels and are widely available. However their efficiency is limited due to their outdated design. The alternative, EC motors or Electrically Commutated motors, are now gaining popularity in many fields and applications, and are proving to be a major source of energy savings.

Included in most EC motor electronics is protection against voltage overload, low voltage conditions, phase loss, power surges, locked rotor and overheating. If something of this is happening the fan has a bimetallic fuse that switches off the fan. In order to reset the bimetallic fuse you only have to break the power to the Livsdal. Just turn the air purifier off and take the plug out of the socket for a minute and put it in again.

The electronics of an EC motor provides a soft start, reducing startup current and preventing nuisance breaker trips. This however can make you unsure for a couple of seconds if the air cleaner has actually started.

Why should I have an air purifier?

When there is high levels of air pollution many cities give the advice of staying indoors. That is ok for the initial hours but since we take ”fresh” air from outside we also get air pollution into our homes. Most of the times it is actually higher levels of air pollution indoor. Usually between 2 and 20 times higher.

Other recommendations is opening our windows to ventilate out the air pollution. Unfortunately that is easier said than done. The particles in the air tends to stay in doors and our furniture, products and building materials among many other things are emitting unhealthy particles.

Using a highly efficient Livsdal air purifier, for instance in your bedroom, makes it possible for you to create and control a space that is safe from air pollution and to let your body recover from the pollution during 7-8 hours which is a 1/3 of a day.

 

Can air pollution have a negative effect on my health?

There are actually a number of negative health effects caused by air pollution that could be avoided with an air purifier.

Air pollution can cause symptoms such as nose and throat irritation, shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness.

For more information on different health condition you can make a search on internet on air pollution and your health problem.

”air pollution” and ”asthma”
”air pollution” and ”respiratory disease”
”air pollution” and ”cardiovascular disease”
”air pollution” and ”insomnia”
etc.

Can a Livsdal air purifier relive some symptoms of respiratory problems?

Livsdal has outstanding filters to capture air pollution which makes the Livsdal the perfect choice for any person with respiratory problems. None of Livsdal’s competitors can both catch particulate matter down to PM 2.5 and trough to the Ultra fine particulate matter UFP 0.1 and the smallest and most dangerous emissions like nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde and other VOC’s.

People suffering from asthma or chronic respiratory diseases will experience an increase in symptoms when exposed to air pollutants. All age groups are affected by poor air quality but vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly are especially susceptible to the effects of air pollution.

Could there be connection between cancer and air pollution?

Studies show strong association between air pollution and both hospital admissions and premature deaths for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Air pollution can also increase the risk of cancer. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) under the WHO has classified diesel engine exhaust carcinogenic.

Can I benefit from a Livsdal air purifier if i have insomnia?

Many people fail to realize that air pollution the may keep you up at night. If you have air pollution in your bedroom you may be less able to fall asleep and it is known that air pollution is associated with breathing problems during sleep, some of which may contribute to abnormal transitions through your sleep cycle, leading to sleep-maintenance insomnia.

Is there a possible link between air pollution and heart disease?

Air pollution has been implicated in the exacerbation of heart disease, lung disease and stroke for a number of years. The particles from vehicle and industrial pollution increase the inflammatory response in your body, intensifying disease processes.

Recent research has now linked this small particulate matter pollution with an inflammatory process that triggers heart disease and stroke, not just exacerbating the condition.

Does air pollution affect sleep apanea?

Air pollution has long been known to have a negative effect on health and increases the risk for breathing problems during sleep. Air pollution increases the risk of sleep-disordered breathing, including sleep apnea, in which breathing stops briefly during sleep.