6 Factors To Consider Which Purifier Is Best For You:
- Area Coverage - Consider the total area you're looking to cover and make
sure the purifier covers the area efficiently. Some air purifiers cover only a
100 square foot room, while others cover over 1000 square feet.
- True Cost - Some units can be hooked up to your furnace which will require
the cost of installation and maintenance. Many require filters that need to be
replaced consistently which can add to the long term cost
- Noise Level - Consider the area you are looking to place the purifier and
the noise level of the unit. The fans on some air purifiers can produce a load
enough noise to be annoying. Look for units with silence features or very low
- Ozone Producing - Some produce ozone which is very effective in eliminating
odors. Ozone producing purifiers are very popular in restaurants to fight
kitchen smells, though they aren't good for individuals with asthma or poor
breathing problems. Research before purchasing if individuals in your household
have respiratory issues and possibly consider a non-ozone producing purifier.
- Size of Unit - Consider the location you'll be placing the unit and how
large the unit is. There are many small units that cover large areas and large
units that take up a lot of space that cover the same area as a smaller unit.
- Energy Efficiency - Many air purifiers manufactured today use very little
electricity, the same amount of energy as a light bulb. There are some air
purifiers still manufactured that aren't as energy efficient.