- 1 Should an Air Purifier Be High or Low?
- 2 How Long Should I Run an Air Purifier For?
- 3 What’s the Best Place for an Air Purifier in the Bedroom?
- 4 Where to Place a Dyson Air Purifier
- 5 The Best Air Purifier
Do you haev an area of your home that is prone to funky smells? You may want to install an air purifier.
Air purifiers work to remove particles like pollutants, allergens and toxins from the air and sanitise them resulting in a pure, clean scent.
If you are thinking of installing an air purifier in your home, you will want to think carefully about where to place it. If you put it in the wrong area, it may not be as effective. This article will give you tips on where to place an air purifier and offer information that will help you get the most out of your product.
Should an Air Purifier Be High or Low?
It is recommended to place an air purifier anywhere from 3 -5 feet off the ground. This will expose the purifier to air that is flowing horizontally (from door to door) and vertically (from floor to ceiling). The elevated position will also help trap air particles near the ceiling to sanitise air that rises.
Placing the purifier higher up will also prevent it from becoming a tripping hazard to those that are walking by.
How Long Should I Run an Air Purifier For?
The length of time an air purifier should run for varies depending on the capabilities of the purifier and the size of the room.
In general, most air purifiers will clean the air in anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. However, this will also depend on the purifier you are using.
If you are purifying a room that is, say, 300 square feet, you will need to use a purifier that is designed to cover a room of that size.
Additionally, purifiers run at different speeds. Setting your purifier to a higher speed will get rid of the initial odour quickly. Once the odour is eliminated you can set it to a lower speed to maintain clean air in your space.
Although it may take 30 minutes to 2 hours to get rid of foul odours, you can keep the purifier running 24/7 to ensure your air is free to toxins and allergens.
What’s the Best Place for an Air Purifier in the Bedroom?
A bedroom is a great place for an air purifier. After all, this is a room in the house that is likely to get musty odours, and you want to keep it smelling great.
When deciding where to place the air purifier in your bedroom, you will want to keep it six to ten feet away from the head of the bed. Be sure to direct the purifier away from your face while you sleep to avoid disturbance.
However, you also don’t want to place the purifier too far from the bed. Weaker purifiers will not be strong enough to suck the air near the bed if they are positioned too far away.
It’s a good idea for air intake to be faced towards the bed. That way the air around the bed will be filtered first.
Where to Place a Dyson Air Purifier
Dyson’s air purifiers are mostly tabletop models which need to be placed on a surface instead of being wall mounted. Therefore, you will want to find an elevated place to set them on. Coffee tables, night tables, mantles and dressers are all ideal.
When finding a surface to place the purifier on, look for an area with a high concentration of pollutants. Air quality monitors can be used to determine which spaces need air purification most.
It also makes sense to place your purifier in a location where air is moving. Windows and doorways are ideal.
The movement helps the purifier clean air quicker and placing it near entry points will clean the air before it enters the room. Moving air also has the energy to pick up larger pollutants. An air purifier placed near a door or window will keep these large particles from entering the room.
You want to place your purifier where is has access to the most air. Corners will not be ideal because they restrict airflow on both sides. Make sure your purifier is not blocked by anything that will get in the way of airflow.
The Best Air Purifier
With so many air purifiers on the market, it can be difficult to find one that will be best at cleaning the air in your home. Here are some recommendations.
Blue Pure 211 + Air Purifier
This air purifier has a three-part filtration system with each part designed to specifically clean fabric, particles and carbon particles. It is particularly effective at removing dust, smoke and other particles from the air. You can expect this machine to clean 99% of airborne pollutants and can cover areas as large as 540 square feet.
It is also exceptionally quiet so as not to cause a disturbance while you are working or sleeping.
Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier
This more affordable Blue Air purifier is ideal for rooms that are 100 to 175 square feet making them terrific for bedrooms and dorm rooms. It has the ability to capture 99% of airborne pollutants and is effective at removing cooking and smoking odours. It is a great value for those who need air purification in smaller spaces.
Pure Cool Air Purifier and Tower Fan
The Dyson Air Purifier uses a HEPA filter to clear up to 99.97% of pollutants, odours and toxins from the air. Its fan has no accessible blades, so it is child-safe. It has extras like a nighttime mode, a sleep timer and 10 speed settings. Dyson also has an app available that provides owners access to air quality reports inside the home.
An air purifier keeps air in the home clean to boost the health of its occupants. The tips this article has to offer will help you get the very most out of your air purifier.
Where do you like to place your purifier for maximum efficiency?