A business can’t do anything without its employees, so it’s important that they are in good health. Air purifiers can remove harmful pollutants and allergens from the air that may threaten the well-being of employees in the office. In addition, air purifiers can remove some unpleasant odors from the air, which is always a plus — nobody wants awful smells lingering in the office!
There are several considerations to make when looking for an air purifier, including the needs of your specific place of business and the specifications of each air purifier. This article will help you navigate some of these decisions.
Your Place of Business
The first thing to consider is the needs of your business. How big is it? What specific issues are most pressing for your employees or customers that enter the office? Is it cigarette smoke, or is a coworker particularly sensitive to pollen that may come in the windows? Make a checklist of what you need your air purifier to do, and then go from there.
What to Look for in an Air Purifier
An air purifier should be able to cover the area of the room it is in. If you’re working in a small office with only a couple of coworkers, a small air purifier should do just fine. If you oversee an ocean of cubicles in one large room, you may need several large air purifiers. Look at the room size specifications that each air purifier should have.
If your place of business needs an air purifier that catches pet hair or dander, look for an air purifier that will filter those particles. These purifiers will typically have a HEPA filter. If cigarette smoke is the issue, you need to know that much of the harmful compounds in cigarette smoke won’t be caught by any purifier, but multi-filter purifiers or PECO purifiers may be your best bet.
Another thing to consider is the purifier’s noise level. A loud purifier might be great at cleaning the air, but it may drive all your coworkers crazy, too.
Best Air Purifiers for Businesses
The best air purifier for a business may be different from the best purifier for another business. Be sure to weigh your company’s needs when choosing one.
Good air purifiers will be certified and approved by various different organizations or associations. Purifiers with the Energy Star logo have been certified to be 40% more energy efficient than non-certified air purification devices. The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers also certifies some air purifiers.
A good air purifier will also be able to handle a high amount of area in a relatively short amount of time. Models available for rent at Allied Rental can purify anywhere from 500 to 4,000 cubic feet of air per minute.
Allied Rental also has air purifiers with HEPA filters, which catch over 99% of all pollutants in the air. If you’d like to purchase or rent an air purifier from Allied Rental, you can do so right on our website. Give us a call if you have any questions or visit our location in Petaluma, California.