Indoor air purifiers are a great way to reduce pollutants within the home. They trap particles that can irritate allergies and cause sickness. These particles range from dust and pollen to particles linked to organisms, including viruses. Some purifiers even eliminate gases and unpleasant odors.
Room air purifiers are made to clean air in only one room or area at a time, not the entire house. They often use fans to circulate the air and filters to trap particles. They may use an electrical means of cleaning, like an ion generator, instead of a filter. Certain models may use a filter containing activated carbon to trap gases and odors. Room air purifiers are available in two main sizes. The smaller size is made to fit on a table and the larger size is meant to stand alone. The larger size works better than the smaller size in homes that do not have a forced heating system.
Air purifiers can reduce airborne particles that affect allergy sufferers. For indoor allergies, dust mites allergens are the most common cause of allergy attacks and a HEPA air purifier is recommended. Even if your allergies are mild, an air purifier near your bed can help you sleep better.
Features to Consider
These are some of the main features you’re going to want to look at when deciding which one is best for you. If you are trying to save money, you may only be able to pick one or two of these areas to excel in.
See our list of top air purifiers for specific recommendations.