Air purifier: Choosing the right air purifier is quite difficult, because what do you actually have to take into account as you have a wide choice of air purifiers to purify the air in your home. Which air purifier you need depends on what you want to use the air purifier for and the surface of the room where you want to place it. In this article, I’ll explain what you should pay attention to when choosing the right air purifier.
Choose an air purifier
To choose the best air purifier for you, it is important that you consider the following points in the purchasing process:
- What do you need the air purifier for?
- Do you want an air purifier with filters, ionization or filters and ionization?
- What is the surface of the room where you want to place the air purifier?
- Do you want to place the air purifier in the bedroom?
- Do you think the sound is important?
Air purifier: Usage situation
Before purchasing an air purifier, it is important to consider what you want to use it for. Do you only want to use the air purifier to freshen the air in your home? Then an air purifier with basic cleaning is enough. If you want to use the air purifier to relieve symptoms of allergies or asthma, you need an air purifier with more power. These air purifiers purify all air in the room between 3.5 and 5 times per hour.
Air purifier: Cleaning method
To purify the air, air purifiers use different cleaning techniques: filters, ionization or filters and ionization. Air purifiers with ionisation attract dust and allergens and collect them on a collector. Air purifiers with filters attract dust and allergens and collect them in filters. You also have air purifiers that use both cleaning techniques. Does the air cleaner have a carbon filter? Then it also removes bad odors from the air. You have to replace the filters in order for the cleaner to work optimally.How does an air purifier work?
We have the air purifiers tested in a laboratory on noise level and on the number of cubic meters that the air purifier cleans within one hour. Based on this, we calculate the maximum surface to be cleaned per air purifier. This research is always carried out under the same conditions, so you can compare the air purifiers on our site well.
Area of the room
Before making a choice, it is important to determine in which room you want to place the cleaner. The surface of the room is an important factor in choosing the right air purifier. Because the maximum surface to be cleaned of the air purifier differs per use situation, you will find the maximum surface to be cleaned for each use situation in the product specifications on the product page.What determines the performance of an air purifier?
Suitable for the bedroom
Do you also want to place the air purifier in the bedroom? Then it is important that the air purifier has a noise level below 30 decibels or has a night mode. This way you will not be bothered by the noise at night. If the air purifier has a display, it is nice if you can dim the light.
Air purifier: Sound
To clean the air, air purifiers have different ventilation positions. The sound of the air purifier differs per ventilation setting. If you think it is important that the air purifier does not make too much noise, it is important that you pay attention to the noise level. The air purifiers in our range are divided into 3 categories: quiet, normal and loud. These categories are based on the maximum noise level that the air purifier makes in the highest setting. In a low setting, the air purifier makes less noise.
Air purifier: Suitable for allergy or asthma
An air purifier helps to relieve the symptoms of an allergy or asthma. For example, an air purifier filters pollen from the air, so that you suffer less from hay fever. However, not all air purifiers are suitable for relieving allergy or asthma complaints. In this article we explain which air purifier is best for your situation.
Choosing for allergy or asthma
If you suffer from an allergy or asthma, you naturally want an air purifier that is suitable to relieve your complaints. But what exactly should you pay attention to?
- With asthma, the air purifier must refresh all air in a room at least 5 times per hour.
- In case of hay fever and other allergies, the air purifier must refresh all air in a room at least 3.5 times an hour.
- Keep windows and doors closed during cleaning to prevent ‘polluted’ air from entering.
- Air purifiers tackle triggers such as pollen, smoke and air pollution. Triggers like stress or cold air don’t.
Air purifiers for asthma
If you have asthma, dust mites, fine dust and smoke may irritate the lungs. This causes complaints such as sneezing and itchy eyes. To alleviate these complaints, an air purifier must completely refresh the air in the room at least 5 times per hour. In addition, it requires a HEPA and a carbon filter. Based on these data, we have calculated the maximum surface to be cleaned. All you have to do is choose the right air purifier for your space.
An air purifier for the bedroom
Of course you want to sleep without complaints such as red eyes or a closed nose. In principle, any air purifier is suitable for placing in your bedroom. It is important to check the noise level of the air purifier, or whether it has a night mode. We recommend cleaners for the bedroom with a maximum noise level of 30 decibels. Does your air purifier have a digital display? Then check whether it is dimmable.
Air purifiers for hay fever
Almost all year round, pollen from various trees and plants float through the air. If you have hay fever, these pollens cause a stuffy nose and a dry cough. An air purifier helps filter the pollen from the air in the house, so that you can breathe relieved at home. Air purifiers that are suitable for reducing hay fever complaints have a HEPA filter and purify all air in the room 3.5 times per hour.
Air purifiers for allergies
If you suffer from allergies such as an animal or dust mite allergy, you are often allergic to the dander and allergens that dogs, cats and dust mites leave behind. An air purifier helps to purify these particles from the air. Air purifiers that relieve allergy complaints have a HEPA filter and purify all air in the room 3.5 times per hour. An air purifier does not solve all complaints, but contributes to improving the air quality to reduce the complaints.