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LG releases air purifier for consumers with pets

LG Electronics has released a new air purifier targeting consumers who have pets.

The LG PuriCare 360-degree air purifier has a photocatalytic honeycomb filter that offers advanced deodorizing. It removes harmful substances such as ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid, which are the main components of odors from pet feces.

The filter, which typically lasts a year, breaks down harmful gases in response to light, such as fluorescent light and sunlight.

When operating in pet mode, the device increases air volume by up to 70 percent compared to the auto mode and removes pet hair and dust.

LG Electronics said it has added several functions to the new device designed to better manage the in-house environment for people and pets while retaining the other features of the LG PuriCare 360-degree series.

The appliance purifies air with its 360-degree air intake and a booster that creates a strong air flow for faster cleaning.

The product also employs an advanced smart sensor that checks on pollution levels to keep the purifier operating at peak effectiveness.

The PuriCare can be controlled from anywhere via the LG SmartThinQ app.

Parents can check indoor air quality from their smartphones and activate the air purifier before their children arrive home from school.

The intelligent air purifier will even alert them when its filter needs replacing.

The new device is capable of removing particles under 0.01 micrometer in diameter while also eliminating unpleasant smells, the firm said.

It was released in two sizes ― for spaces up to 62 and those up to 100 square meters.

The smaller device is 1.19 million won ($1,040) while the other is 1.56 million won.

“We will be more active in exploring the needs of customers and reflect them in our products in order to offer a better life to our customers,” said Lee Kam-gyu, LG Electronics’ air solutions business unit chief.

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