Air purifiers are growing in popularity, as pollution levels continue to rise around the world. There are a number of important factors you need to take into consideration when buying an air purifier to make sure you get the air quality that you expect and deserve.
The first thing to look at with any air purifier you are thinking of buying is the CADR or clean air delivery rate. The CADR will decide the size of the space that the air purifier can be used in along with the speed in which the device removes toxins from the air, providing you with clean air at all times. As a rule of thumb, you will want to choose one for each room, ensuring the air you breathe is always clean and pure.
Next you will want to ensure that it comes with a HEPA filter. You have probably heard of these filters in the past and they are usually installed in vacuum cleaners to remove dust and other toxins. The HEPA filter is very effective in removing airborne toxins and traps these before pushing the clean air out for you to breathe. The great thing with this is that you know every breath you take is pure, it’s clean and it’s fresh.
A new feature recently introduced is whether the air purifier is asthma and allergy friendly. Anyone with asthma, COPD or serious allergies will want to know that the device they are buying will make sure that all airborne toxins are removed to cut the risk of them having an allergy or asthma attack. For parents placing one of these in their children’s bedrooms when the child has asthma, can help improve breathing during sleep, reducing the risk of an attack.
The questions you are going to want to ask yourself when buying one of these devices is why you need it. Do all your friends have one and you think it’s cool or do you have a distinct need, such as a family member with asthma or you live close to a busy road and you have trucks and cars going past all day which is having a negative impact on your air quality. Maybe you live in a older home which tends to get dusty very fast and you want to ensure the filter always catches the dust so the air you breathe is of the best quality always.
Look at the different sizes to find which one is going to give you the best air quality based on room size. If you are looking for a purifier to use in a large open plan space, then you will need one which can manage a high volume compared to if you only intend using it in the bedroom.
Focus on the various features provided by the purifier to see which one is going to meet your particular needs. Does it offer digital controls, which can be useful for those with mobility issues? Maybe it provides you with easy to carry handles or is on wheels, so you can move it with ease from one room to the next without the entire family having to get involved to help you carry.
Ensure you take some time to identify the best place to put your new air purifier to ensure the best results and look at the maintenance it will need to have it working at best always moving forward.