If you have invested in an air purifier, it’s safe to assume that you care about the quality of the air in your home and how it impacts your health. However, there are other considerations that must also be taken into account, such as how much electricity the device uses and the resulting impact on the environment.
In this article, find out everything you need to know to make an informed decision about whether or not to leave your air purifier running.
It can take anywhere from half an hour to several hours for an air purifier to eliminate contaminants and improve the air quality in a room. How long your air purifier takes to work will depend on several factors, including the size of the space you want cleaned, the setting you use and the amount of pollutants in the air. It’s always best to select an air purifier that is rated as close as possible to the size of the space you plan to use it in—otherwise, it may not function as effectively.
Unfortunately, an air purifier’s job isn’t done once the air in the room is clean. Contaminants will continue to accumulate in the air, meaning that the air purifier must work continuously to eliminate them. Once you shut the device off, unwanted pollutants like dust, pet dander, pollen and bacteria will return within a few hours.
Residential air purifier systems are designed to run continuously, so there is no danger in keeping them running, even when you are out of the house or asleep.
The energy cost of running an air purifier continuously is surprisingly low. Even a powerful whole house air purifier that covers up to 4,000 sq. ft. can cost just $0.27 a day, and that’s when run continuously on the highest setting.
To save electricity, you can switch the device to a lower setting once it has been running for a couple of hours. There are even air purifiers that are able to test the ambient air quality and automatically adjust the setting accordingly!
As you can see, the drawbacks of leaving your air purifier on all the time are minimal. It’s perfectly safe to keep the device running continuously, and the amount of energy it consumes is very small. And the advantages are significant—by running your air purifier all the time, you’ll benefit from the best air quality possible, and the cleaner the air, the better for your health!
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