If you have a family member, friend, relative or colleague who is an allergy sufferer or asthmatic, it is time to get him an air purifier! Like the name suggests, it helps to get rid of contaminants from the air. No more contaminated air around you as long as you have an air purifier. Purchase one, place it at a corner, get it started and you are definitely breathing in germ-free air, as easy as that. Are you considering purchasing a unit? Read our reviews!
What is the Best Home Air Purifiers to buy in 2014?
Honeywell Long-Life Pure HEPA QuietCare Air Purifier, 17000
This particular Honeywell’s air purifier is 16 by 13 by 17 inches and, of course, weighs only 11.5 pounds. Similar to other air filters, it could decrease the amount of allergens and remove odors in the air you breathe in. Due to its small size, it could only cover a 168 square feet room. Nevertheless, it helps to circulate the air in the room about six times every hour. Since it weighs only 11.5 pounds, you would have no problem to move it from one room to another. Adding to that, with the handle on top, you could even transport it to other places without much trouble. This model has a permanent HEPA filter which could capture 99.97% of allergens and other irritants in the air. In any case of dirty HEPA filter, you could simply vacuum the dirt to clean it. No washing is needed. For pre-filter, it assists in reducing odors.
Are you wondering when you should change your filter? Neither the HEPA filter nor pre-filter could last forever. With the indicator light of this device, you need not dismantle the unit to check its filter. If you see a blink of the light, it shows the filter is still in excellent state. If the light blinks twice or thrice, the filter condition is deteriorating; and a steady light indicates a change of filter is needed. Most of the time, HEPA filter is changed once every one to three years while pre-filter is changed every three months. However, changing of filters depends a lot on the air condition.
Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier, HEPA Air Cleaner, AP51030K
Bigger than the previous unit, this appliance is designed with the dimensions of 12.3 by 22.1 by 27.2 inches. If you are looking for an air purifier for a big space, this is definitely advisable because it is suitable for room space up to 500 square feet. At every one hour, this device would filter the room’s air 4.8 times, capturing 99.97% of allergens including dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, dust mite feces, smoke particles from cigarettes or tobacco and other air pollutants, even with the size of 0.3 microns! It comes with electronic controls and four different types of fan speeds. Do not limit yourself to just controlling fan speeds as this unit also provides sleep and turbo modes.
Regarding the filter inside an air purifier, this one sure earns a definite yes. It has three layers of filter, namely pre-filter, carbon filter and HEPA filter. Each filter has a different function. Firstly, the pre-filter mainly captures large air particles or dust to stop them from entering the device. However, there are always cases where large particles got into the unit; subsequently, it causes frequent change of HEPA filter. Well, you need not worry as this unit comes with a carbon filter. This second layer of filter is placed to get rid of those large particles and eliminate odors. With carbon filter, life of the HEPA filter could be extended; saving your cost.
Honeywell Pure HEPA Round Air Purifier
This unit is another Honeywell product. With the size of 18 by 18 by 15.1 inches, it carries a different shape as compared to the previous two filters. As the name has suggested, it is a round air purifier, weighing at 18 pounds. Logically thinking, its round shape is not designed just to make it look unique. At the same time, it allows this air cleaner to take in and release air 360-degree. Its moderate size enables it to cover 225 square feet only. Generally, with HEPA filter, 99.97% of airborne particles could be eliminated and, of course, this unit comes with HEPA filter too. Specifically, it could remove almost 99.4% of bacteria and germs in the air. Cleaning the filter is never a difficult task. You just need to remove the filter from the device, vacuum it and place it back.
However, if you are considering getting this model, bear in mind that it has a few drawbacks. When using this device, it would have a blue light, which is quite bright and flashy at night. Frankly speaking, there is no way to shut it off unless you turn off the device. In addition, it is slightly noisier if compared to other models. In short, it is advisable not to use this unit in a bedroom. Otherwise, the unit is pretty fine.
Buying the Best Home Air Purifiers
In order to avoid damaged indoor air quality or aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms, an air purifier is your answer. Get one now! And you could enjoy fresher and cleaner air. With our reviews, we expect you to be able to purchase a suitable one. No more dust flying through the air.