It’s a question that many of us might ask. There are thousands of air purifier models to choose from, so how can you find the best air purifier that’s right for you?
Step 1: Ignore the Marketing Hype
Step 2: Go Straight to the Numbers
Instead of marketing hype. Focus on the numbers. The most important numbers for an air purifier are the room size it covers (in square feet or square meter) and its Clean Air Delivery rate (CADR).
Room size means how big a room the purifier can cover (when running on its highest setting). CADR tells you how much clean air is coming out of the purifier.
If you’re looking for a quieter air purifier, choose one with a higher room size or CADR number, then run it on low.
Step 3: Know That More Expensive DOESN’T Mean Better
Don’t be fooled into thinking that more expensive purifiers are better. It seems logical; the phrase “you pay for what you get” exists for a reason, right? And who wouldn’t want to pay more to protect their health?
Unfortunately, the purifier world doesn’t work like that. Turns out air purifiers are surprisingly simple – they’re just fans and filters that can even be DIY-ed at home.
In conclusion, when you compare purifiers, look for CADR over airflow (and pay attention to whether the company is reporting one or the other). And keep in mind that CADR tests are often done by third-party testing companies, whereas airflow is typically measured by the purifier manufacturer.