Do you also fall in the category of the people who are always complaining about the polluted air outside? Do you have any idea how polluted your indoor air is? Well it's even more polluted than what you see outside. As we spend most of our time indoors, it has become vital to keep our indoor air clean and pollutant free in order to free ourselves from the risk of catching various ailments including allergies, breathing problems or asthma.
There are numerous options available in the market. In the quest to go after the best air purifiers, we sometimes leave out on the essential details that need to be taken into consideration.
We have come up with the few tips that you should keep in mind while choosing an apt home air purifier:
What type of air purifier do I need?
Now this depends on you completely. If you have any allergies, then you can go for the purifiers especially designed for relieving allergies. Such models have hepa filtration that are proven to eliminate 99.97% of airborne allergens.
If you are suffering from asthma or if your symptoms are getting worse with odors and chemical pollutants, you can go for purifiers taking such things into consideration. You can also consider an air purifier with multiple chemical sensitivities. Such models are programmed to eliminate the odor and the chemicals. These are manufactured with such material that would not release extra chemicals into the air that may aggravate your symptoms.
How is the performance of the filter?
Once you are sure about the category of filter you want to buy, next comes the performance of the filters. CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) Rating, released by Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, helps in tracking the performance of the filters. More the CADR, the better would be the performance of the filters in cleaning the room.
What capacity would be apt for my room?
Now for this you need to take the measurement of your room and then decide which is the best air purifier for you. Taking too small is of no use to you and too large means waste of money and electricity.
Do I need any special features?
After deciding on the type and size of the air purifier, you can see if you need any special feature such as caster wheels, filter change indicators, air quality sensors, digital controls and many more. You name it, they have it for you.
What would be the operating cost?
Now, air purifiers are not just the one time investment. You need to have it maintained too. What would be the cost of filters? For how long the filters would work? Would be automatically turned off? What would be my electricity bill with this? These are some questions you need to take into consideration before making any decision.
Is it easy for me to use?
Some purifiers needs special tools and trained professionals to change the filters. Obviously such people will not come for free. How easy is your air purifier to use is very important so that it does not become a pain in your head every time you need to do the repeatable like changing filters etc.
How quiet is it?
Talking about this, reminds me of Chandler's dialogue in season 5 "Oh my God, the air purifier! Ross's air purifier! All I heard through 4 years of college was (makes a humming noise)." This is going to be the part of your life for a long time. Any irritating noise can affect your performance and hence quietness is something that can not be ignored as a factor.
What is the reputation of manufacturer in the market?
Before buying your air purifier, it is pretty obvious you must have jotted down various manufacturers you can buy from. Do not only see the features, Reputation of the manufacturer and past experiences of the customer can be of huge help before coming to any decision. So read online reviews, talk to friends and family and then make an informed decision.
What is the warranty period?
Warranty indications two things – Quality of the product and the Confidence shown by the Manufacturer in its product. A 5 year warranty period is standard. Do not go for anything less than this. However, if you are getting more at the same price range, then that should be your ultimate choice.
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