Air purifiers are a helpful investment, particularly for those who suffer from allergies, have asthma or live with a smoker. Each air purifier does certain things better and worse than others, so it’s important to know what each purifier is best equipped to do. Otherwise, you’re just giving money away.
Before we begin, you should understand that no air purifier will be able to remove all contaminants in the air. Besides using an air purifier, one of the best ways to keep the air in your home clean is to open up the windows and doors every now and then to let some fresh air in. You might not expect it, but the air outdoors is typically much cleaner than the air inside your home.
What to Consider When Purchasing an Air Purifier
As we said earlier, air purifiers vary in a number of specifications and capacities. Here are a few different things you should consider when looking for an air purifier to purchase or rent for your home:
- Type of Filter/Purifier
There are numerous different filters that air purifiers use, like HEPA filters, which catch 99.97% of contaminants, activated carbon filters, electronic purifiers and PECO filters.
Certain agencies and organizations will give a certification of approval for air purifiers. One that you will want to look out for is the Energy Star logo. Purifiers with this logo are 40% more efficient than purifiers without.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers also tests some air purifiers. An AHMA-verified air purification device meets the association’s standards of clean air delivery rate.
- Coverage Area
Will you need your air purifier to cover a large 1,000 square foot hall, or just a small apartment bedroom? Smaller units will be fine with a smaller purifier. Some purifiers that are not sold or rented by trusted distributors will not be able to cover the area that they claim to, so make sure to turn to reputable brands and salespeople.
Having clean air can have positive effects on your health, but you won’t be able to enjoy those benefits if you’re unable to sleep at night because of the purifier’s noisy whirring.
Most purifiers have information about decibel level at full operation; some are able to operate at below 50 decibels. If you are planning on placing your purifier in your bedroom, look for a quieter device.
Last, but certainly not least, you will want to consider how much money you are willing to spend on an air purifier. Allied Rental has many different affordable options available for purchase or rent.
Allied Rental’s Air Purifiers
If you are in need of an air purifier and are unsure of what model is best for you, talk to some of the friendly and professional staff at Allied Rental. We have many different brands and models of air purifiers and replacement filters in stock. Some of our best selling units are the 4000 CFM HEPA Air Scrubber and the 2000 CFM Portable Upright Air Scrubber.