Getting an air purifier for your house can make a real difference to your health and quality of life. If you’re planning to invest in one, you’ll understandably want to make sure that you get the most out of it. To that end, it’s important to find just the right spot to place it in.
In this article, discover which factors to consider when deciding where to place your air purifier to ensure that it operates at peak efficiency.
When deciding where to put your air purifier, think about the specific pollutants that made you want to buy the device and where they might emanate from. You’ll also want to prioritize the places where you spend the most time.
Close to the source of the pollutants
The closer an air purifier is to the source of the pollutants you want to eliminate, the more effective it will be. Positioning your air purifier close to the source will enable it to snatch contaminants from the air before they have a chance to circulate through the rest of the house.
For example, if you’d like your air purifier to remove pet dander to alleviate your allergies, place it where your pet spends the most time. Or put your air purifier in the basement to mitigate a mold problem while waiting for professional remediation.
If your airborne contaminant problem is more generalized and you’re not sure where to place your air purifier, you can always use an air quality monitor to measure where the pollutants are most concentrated.
Wherever you are
If you opt for a portable air purifier, you’ll have the benefit of being able to bring it with you from room to room. Put your air purifier in the bedroom overnight to help you sleep better, or bring it into your home office while you work to keep you clear-headed and focused. That way, even if you can’t cleanse the air throughout your home, at least you’ll be able to make the most of the air purification you do have!
It’s best to keep doors and windows closed while your air purifier is running. Any opening to the outside will create an access point for new pollutants such as pollen to enter your home, making more work for your air purifier.
Furthermore, most air purifiers are rated for a limited space. Leaving doors to hallways and other rooms open will prevent your air purifier from operating at peak efficiency as it tries to cleanse the air in all of the space it has access to. Therefore, it’s best to keep your air purifier in an enclosed space that’s no bigger than it is rated for. If you want to keep your doors open, get an air purifier that’s powerful enough to cleanse your whole house!
Air purifiers draw contaminated air in, run it through one or more purification or filtration systems, and then push the cleansed air back out into the room. Therefore, the best place to put an air purifier is somewhere with good airflow.
Don’t put your air purifier in an area where its airflow will be restricted!
Off the ground
It’s best to place your air purifier at least 3 to 5 feet off the ground to give it the best access to both horizontal and vertical airflow. Elevating the air purifier will make it easier for the device to reach air all the way up to the ceiling. Consider placing your device on a piece of furniture or opt for one that can be wall-mounted.
In an unencumbered area
Make sure to place your air purifier in an unencumbered area that’s free of any furniture that might block or restrict airflow. Ideally, you’ll want at least 3 clear feet of space in all directions, including directly above the air purifier, for it to perform at its best.
Sanuvox is a leading provider of residential UV air purifiers. We offer a selection of portable, wall-mounted and in-duct UV light air purifiers that cover spaces of various size so that you can opt for the one that best suits your needs. Contact us today to make your purchase or ask any further questions you have about installation and placement. Our experts will be happy to help!