10 Quick Tips to Finding the Right Air Purifier for You

2. Where will you place the unit?

Use the dimensions of this space when deciding what air purifier to buy. This will determine what type of filter best suits your home’s needs.

3. What pollutants do you need or want to remove from the air inside your home?

The air purifier you need will depend on what you’re trying to eliminate within your home. So choose an air filter that will eliminate these pollutants. For example, if you have pets, look for an air purifier that removes pet dander.

4. Find the best CADR rating for your budget and the size of the space you need to purify.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s CADR ratings determine how effective an air purifier is at removing certain pollutants from the air. The higher the CADR rate, the more effectively pollutants are removed.

5. Select a device that includes a HEPA filter

A HEPA filter creates more clean filtered air but also does it efficiently reducing your energy costs.

6. Pay attention to the decibel rating of the unit you’re considering purchasing.

This is an important consideration. For example, if you plan to use it in a bedroom then you would want a quieter air filter to help you sleep.

7. Identify Maintenance Costs

You will need to budget and time for maintenance and electricity costs, aside from the initial cost of purchase.

8. Do you really need those bonuses

Save on your costs by choosing units without bonus features such as apps or wireless access unless cost is not a consideration.

9. Match air purifier to room size

As you can imagine, the cost of a whole house air purifier is considerably higher than units designed for a single room.

One way to compare air purifiers is to review the “air changes per hour” metric. 

For example, a small air purifier designed for a 350 square foot room that filtrates the air four times per hour is not as good as a unit that will purify the air in that same room eight times per hour.

Another way to compare air purifiers is to look at the CADR (clean air delivery rates).

10. Match pollutant to air purifier

Finally, as noted earlier, air purifiers can be designed to filter out specific pollutants such as cigarette smoke or pet dander. 

Choose an air purifier that is specifically designed for the type of pollutant that is plaguing your home.

Besides the rate at which the air purifier filters the air in a space, air purifiers are rated based on how effective they are at removing different pollutant sizes. Some catch dust and dander better than smoke, for example, whereas some catch smoke particles better than dust and pet dander.

If odor is a problem, choose an air purifier that comes with an activated carbon filter.

For more blogs that would be helpful, check out these:

Clean Air Makes Living Good for All

5 Things You Can Do To Improve The Air Quality of Your Home

How To Check The Air Quality Inside Your Home

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