Three Things to Consider Before Buying an Air Purifier

If you’re especially particular about what you’re breathing in, a home air purifier can make you feel more comfortable.

We’re living in a time when we have wild fluctuations in our air quality for a variety of reasons. Maybe it’s a nearby wildfire, maybe a windstorm picked up a bunch of dust from the desert, maybe everybody and their mother has a wood fire roaring at home, or maybe it’s just a heavy day for auto pollution. Regardless of the source, the impacts on your health can be very real, especially if you or someone in your family has any respiratory issues, such as asthma or allergies. That’s why today we’re going to help you find an air purifier that works for you.

Quiet

Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode
This small, square purifier features a HEPA filter, three fan speeds, and whisper quiet operation.Coway

One of the most common places to put a home air purifier is in your bedroom. After all, you may be spending eight hours a night in that one room of your house, breathing deeply through the night. If that’s the case, then you’re going to want a purifier that’s nice and quiet, so it doesn’t disturb your slumber.

Multifunction

Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Air Purifier
This beautifully designed air purifier offers pure HEPA filtration, but it can also blow cool air, or even work as a space-heater.Dyson

Air purifiers aren’t necessarily mono taskers. Some also function as cooling floor fans or even space heaters. That’s a real plus if storage space is at a premium.

Room Size

Coway Airmega 300 Smart Air Purifier
This popular purifier looks great and can handle a whopping 1,256 square feet of coverage, and it’s Energy Star certified so it will be easy on your electricity bill.Coway

Maybe you just need a purifier for your small bedroom, but if you’ve got a lot of square footage in your open floor-plan living room/dining room you may need something that can process more air. Check the square footage where you plan to put your purifier and make sure your machine can handle it.

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