Posted on: 25 April 2017
If you suffer from allergies or asthma, it is essential that the air inside of your home is clean. Don't assume that the air inside of your home is clean just because it is contained. Pollution can easily make it out from the outside into your home, and common household cleaning products and items can let pollutants off into your home as well. Here are three things you should keep in mind when shopping for a home air purifier.
#1 Size Of The Space
The first thing that you need to do is figure out the size of the space where you want to put your air purifying system. For example, if you want to put the air purifier in your bedroom, you'll need to figure out the square footage of your bedroom. The square footage of your bedroom can be calculated by times the length of your bedroom by its width.
Keep in mind that if you have an open space layout, such as a dining room and living room that flow into one another, you'll need an air filter that is big enough for both spaces, not just one. The air in that open part of your house is not contained to one room, and thus you need to make sure that you take into account the entire footage of any open air space in your home where you want to put an air purifying system.
When shopping for purifying system, on the box, it should specific the recommended square footage that the system will work effectively in. You want to go with a purifying system whose recommended square foot is as large or larger than the room where you want to use it.
#2 Air Change Per House
Air purifying systems are rated by the ACH or air change per hour. The ACH is about how many times the air purifier can clean and filter all of the air in the room each hour. If you suffer from allergies and asthma, you are going to want to purchase an air purifying system with a higher ACH of at least four or more. That means that the air will be cleaned at least four times per hour, or ever fifteen minutes. This will help ensure that all of the air is filtered in your house effectively and all allergens are removed.
#3 Extra Features
Finally, consider what types of extra features you need an air filter to have. For example, if you like to rearrange your space frequently or need to move around furniture or items to different outlets, you may want an air filter system that has a handle and wheels so you can easily move it around a room or from room to room.
If you are looking to conserve energy or just like things that take care of themselves, you may want to invest in an air purifying system that has a programmable timer so you can just set the functions and leave it at that.
If you have allergies and asthma, you may want an air purifying system that measures the quality of the air, and lets you know if the air quality decline or if the filter in the system needs to be changed. This information can help you stay on top of your allergies.