Selecting the Right Air Purifier for Your Home
With the emergence of COVID-19, homeowners’ worries about the quality of their air have reached all-time highs. Even with the use of masks and social distancing, if the quality of the air in your home is poor, you have a higher risk for COVID-19 and any other airborne contaminants. Some common airborne contaminants include pollen, bacteria, fungi, dust mite allergens, and more. These are some of the main culprits that cause difficulties for individuals with allergies and asthma. Air purifiers are great tools to improve the quality of air in your home.
With air purifiers, you can reduce a great portion of airborne pollutants while improving your air quality. Some factors to consider when choosing your air purifier include:
Choose air purifiers with HEPA filters:
Air purifiers with high-efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filters are the best air filters on the market. HEPA filters are highly efficient at trapping particles in the air. Most HEPA filters can remove almost 100% of air pollutants they come into contact with. These purifiers can remove particles as small as 0.3 microns in diameter. In addition to the size of pollutants, they can capture,
HEPA filters use fans to capture air pollutants that are not in close contact with the filter. The filter’s quiet and effective nature makes it necessary for all air purifiers to have a HEPA filter.
Compare CADR ratings:
CADR ratings are a good indicator of how efficient an air purifier is. The Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) shows the volume of air (in cubic feet per minute CFM) that is cleaned for particles. Purifiers are tested for how effective they are at removing various particle sizes that include smoke, dust, and pollen. The CADR rating takes into account both air flow and filter efficiency to calculate the final CADR value. The higher the CADR rating, the more efficient the air purifier is. CADR is not the be-all and end-all of how good an air purifier is, but it’s a great metric to use when selecting for efficiency.
Choose purifiers that are specific to your home’s needs:
Most great air purifiers can do the job for most homes, but if you have a specific need like removing cigarette smoke, it’s best to choose an air purifier that specializes in that pollutant. Air purifiers that are tailored solutions for specific pollutants are the best for your home. For example, if your main pollutant is pet dander and a loved one has an allergy, choosing an air purifier for pet dander is your best bet.
Geiler has partnerships with the best air purifier manufacturers and has extensive experience regarding all aspects of air purifiers. Air purifiers have certain requirements regarding installation and maintenance; when you choose Geiler as your supplier, all of the upfront work and maintenance for your air purifier is handled seamlessly. Geiler’s union trained and certified technicians will be able to assist you in selecting a purifier, install it and go through any of the paperwork and maintenance needed to provide a seamless installation experience.
To learn more about how you can get the best support and warranties for your air purifier, talk to an expert today.