It’s a sad fact but indoor air is often more polluted than the air we breathe outside. Because most of us spend the majority of our days inside, our exposure to indoor air can cause a variety of health problems such as asthma and other respiratory issues. When you look for an air purifier for your home, there are several things you should consider. One question you need to ask is why do I need an air purifier? Are you looking for a purifier that helps with allergies or are you looking for one that clear the air of impurities?

Another question to ask is what size air purifier do I need? To find out the size you need, look at the square footage of the room you want to purify. Measure the length and width of the area in feet and multiply the two numbers together. To be clear, you want an air purifier with a recommended square foot coverage area that matches your room’s square footage.

Then, think about the features you need with an air purifier. Additional features that are available are handles for mobility, caster wheels, remote controls, multiple fan speeds and air quality sensors. Find the best window AC unit at your home improvement store.

Most importantly, think about where you want to place your air purifier. Many choose to put their air purifiers in their bedroom. That is where most of us spend our time. Another option for those who want clean air in every room is a whole house air purifier. Also, keep in mind that maintenance and upkeep is necessary for an air purifier. Filters should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s filter change intervals. This will remove pollutants at a high level. The best portable air conditioner is one that is easy to move around and one that will meet your cooling needs.

Another factor to consider is the noise level in air purifiers. There are some who don’t mind a background noise; however, some cannot stand the noise of a fan. Most of us when looking for an air purifier want a quiet and smooth running air purifier; one that will not have a high noise level and one that does not have an up and down noise level. Also, some air purifiers have an infrared detector that will monitor the number of particulates. When the particles in the detector’s vision are reduced, it will turn itself down. Some recommend a separate particulate monitor.

When considering the efficiency level of your air purifier, there are two factors to consider; the amount of air that it can clean each hour and how much pollution it removes from the air that is circulating through it. Most importantly, the pre-filter is a very important part of an air filter; they are designed to remove particulates five to 10 micron and larger. This is important and useful because the large particles will be removed from the air which will protect the gas filter media or the HEPA filter media from being used up too early.

Filter change indicator lights is another point to consider. Filter change indicator lights know when an HEPA filter, gas filter, pre-filer and post filter needs to be replaced. In addition, the very best air purifiers are those that require no tools to replace the filters. The easiest are those that pop out a door and pull the filter to be replaced and then be replaced with the new filter. It is also important to find out the cost of the air purifier, as well as the cost of maintaining it.

Some air purifiers are expensive, even though some can go a long time before they need to be replaced. Operating your air purifier is simple and easy if your follow your air purifier manual. Contact your dealer after you have purchased the air purifier. A good manual will help you understand the filters, how to set up the unit, offer advice when it comes to troubleshooting and give you helpful maintenance information.

Of course, the style of your air purifier is important. If it will be visible, you may want to select one that compliments your inside environment. Blending the purifier with your environment will make it look like part of your living environment. Experts agree that the best designs for an air purifier is where the air is drawn into the air purifier through the bottom in all directions and comes out at the top in all directions from the entire perimeter of the unit.