Before you choose a home air purifier system make sure you understand the ten technologies, and how they match (or fail to match) your homes needs. That's where I find most people end up wasting money. One example is a friend who purchased an "electrostatic" air purifier from a TV infomercial because he wanted to reduce his allergies. Unfortunately electrostatic does not work great on dust and pollen, despite the TV claims.
I am going to suggest watching the video below which educates you to:
1) The 10 air purifier technologies explained
2) Square footage measurements and square footage issues.
After gathering that info then reading our comparison chart (see the left menu for it) and watching the video reviews and specs on each model will help you choose the best air purifier system for your needs.
Already understand the technology? You can find video reviews and specs on almost every home air purifier system via the left menu. We have tested and reviewed over 200 models to date.
1 - Wrong technology. EX: The Oreck Air Purifier can handle smoke and odor in a small room (8 x 10) but works poorly on dust and pollen because it lacks a HEPA filter. HEPA, a cloth-like filter, is what Allergists recommend most.
2- They overpay. Air Purifiers are very profitable items, and infomercial models are often seven times cost.
3 - Too small. Without calculating the proper square footage you will likely choose an air purifier that is too small for the area you are trying to cover.
4 - Replacement filter costs. Most air purifier companies charge too much for HEPA filters and UV bulbs. Every 6-9 months on average you will have to replace these filters. Many air purifier systems can actually cost you more in filters over a year or two that the price of the purifier itself. The comparison chart on this site reveals the different replacement filter prices.
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