Purchasing an air purifier is an important investment in your health, especially if you or anyone in your family suffers from asthma and allergies. Though it is sometimes hard to believe, indoor air is often significantly more polluted than outdoor air, largely due to the chemical off-gassing of many common household items, including carpets, upholstered furniture, paint, cleaning products, and hobby supplies, to name a few. In addition, dust, pet dander, mold spores and pollen collect within the home and circulate in indoor air, thereby triggering allergy and asthma attacks.
Room air cleaners can both absorb contaminants and trap allergens, creating clean air for you to breathe and easing allergy and asthma symptoms.
Room Air Cleaners Purify Specific Areas of Your Home
Although it's important to maintain a healthy indoor environment throughout your home, frequently there are areas in the home where clean indoor air is particularly important, such as a baby's room, or your bedroom. In addition, you may have areas in your home where concentrations of pollutants are higher than others, such as a newly carpeted room or an artist's studio.
Room air cleaners are the ideal solution for both scenarios because they provide concentrated purification. Many air purifiers are specifically designed to meet particular needs. For instance, air purifiers fitted with activated carbon filters, such as AllerAir's VOCARB series, are necessary in areas where chemical fumes are a concern. Austin Air's Baby's Breath air purifiers not only remove 99.97% of particles as well as odors and fumes, but they also come in baby blue or pink to fit your nursery dcor. And the PureNight Air Purifier System is specifically designed for cleaning the air in your breathing zone while you sleep.
These are just a few examples. Explore all our air purifiers to get an idea for all the possibilities that are available.
What You Need to Know About Room Air Cleaners
As with any major purchase, it's a good idea to do your research and make sure that your final choice suits your specific needs as closely as possible. In addition to assessing what particular needs you have in terms of chemical, gas, and odor absorption and which areas of the home are most important to purify, you will need to make sure that the air purifier you choose has an effective Air Changes per Hour (ACH) rating for the room where the unit will operate.
In order to determine this, you first need to look at the unit's Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) and measure the dimensions of the room where you will place the unit. The ACH rating is calculated by dividing a room's volume by the unit's CADR, and dividing 60 by the resulting number. We recommend a minimum of four ACH for allergy and asthma sufferers. (For a more detailed explanation, seeHow to Recognize Marketing Ploys & Choose the Right Air Purifier.)
If all of these calculations are overwhelming â€” don't worry! We've done all the calculations for you: all of AchooAllergy.com's room size recommendations are based on an ACH of four. To make matters even easier, use the Air Purifier Buying Guide, the Air Purifier Comparison Chart, and the Air Purifier Calculatorprovided on our site.