I am from Munich too already been here 5 years..If you like pm me..
So IQ air purifiers are the way to go? We are seriously considering investing in one. My other half is suffering badly with allergies, as is one of our dogs. The vet at the weekend said the her problems (the dog's, not the missus') is polluted air.
What exactly do air purifiers purify? I know they are meant to be aintibacterial, reduce the propensity for mould, but do they remove any of the pollutants in the air?
I wonder if "air purifiers" are not just a kind of nonsense sales gimmick? I mean, unless you 100% seal your apartment, you will constantly get outside "unclean air" floating in and being inhaled. It makes much more sense to move to a cleaner area with better air where you can actually just leave your windows open.
Some parts of HK are much worse than others. In Sai Kung, and Park Island I must say the air seems quite good to me, with far less pollution from ongoing road traffic and construction dust.
Really, what I'm after is something that has a significant chance of reducing allergies in the home for my woman and my dog. I'd be happy to make a punt at a 5000 dollar purifier if, I have, say, a 30% chance of success.
An additional advantage of the places in HK with less traffic pollution, is that they likely also have less sound pollution and less light pollution, both of which I am also now disliking in Hong Kong.
I thought aeroplanes fly fairly low over Park Island. Do the planes just flick the exhaust fume switch to "off"?