It can be difficult to scour the market of air purifiers, as it contains a vast range of options. We’ve included a series of testing categories that we utilized in our search for the best air purifiers. These categories include the ability of air purifiers to eliminate harsh pet dander and odors, whether or not the air purifier is affordable in both the short and long terms, and the ability of the air purifier to cleanse the air in a particular space.
Using Your Air Purifier
It’s important to take good care of your air purifier to ensure that it continues working properly. One of the most crucial things to do is to keep the filter clean. With larger air filters, this typically means vacuuming the filter about once per week if you use the purifier every day. Moreover, most air purifiers will need to have their filter replaced about every 6 months.
The placement of the air purifier in your home can also make a big difference. Remember to give it good clearance on all sides so the air can flow through the air purifier unobstructed. The purifier should not be placed up against a wall or any other surface where flow to or from the purifier will be blocked.
Another important thing to remember is that when you are purifying the air within a space, you will typically want to keep doors and windows closed to keep outside contaminants from getting in. After all, you are trying to keep the air clean, and allowing pollen, dust and other materials back in defeats the purpose of using a purifier. While it’s not possible to keep doors and windows closed all the time, closing off a room as much as you can while using an air purifier can increase its effectiveness.
Storing Your Air Purifier
As with all electrical products, when you aren’t using your air purifier, it is important to keep it stored in a cool, dry place. Before you use it again, it’s a good idea to check the filter and determine if it’s in good condition or that it needs to be replaced or vacuumed. If you ever notice any strange smells coming from your air purifier, especially if it is an electrical smell, turn it off immediately.