It is essential to choose a spot for your air purifier that is not blocked by furniture or shelves. Most air purifiers have an inlet near the front, so you want to be able to see the entire room and have access to the particles in the air. Placing the purifier to one side of the room is ideal because of the way particles spread out. The air purifier will clean the air around it, so you will be breathing in cleaner air.
The fan will suck in dirty air from across the room. The best place to put an air purifier is somewhere in the breathing area, as close to your head as possible. In a bedroom, this usually means putting it on a nightstand or bedside table. Most people only have one air purifier in their home, which is not enough.
The “only air purifier” must be placed correctly to deal with all the different types of airborne pollutants in a home. Placing it on the right will reduce the number of pollutants in the air that could harm your body. It will also generate less noise, require less maintenance, and need fewer filter changes. You and your family will be healthier and happier thanks to cleaner and more consistent air.
However, if you don't place it correctly, it can reduce its performance by up to 80% and increase electricity costs, since it will need to run for longer. Let's discuss why it's important to place your air purifier correctly and some tips for optimizing its performance. Ultimately, the best place for an air purifier is near an entrance or window with high moving air circulation that helps spread clean air around the room. You should also place it as close as possible to sources of contamination so that it can capture contaminants before they spread. Never put it in a closed corner, near electronic devices, or under a window.
Let's look at the scientific reasons below. In the meantime, you can refer to the table that details the best location for an air purifier for each room. Do not put an air purifier in a corner. It has the lowest indoor air flow point which significantly affects its performance. Instead, leave at least 2-4 feet from the wall for proper flow circulation.
Many people make a common mistake when they need to free up interior space and prevent it from becoming a trip hazard. Doing this prevents the air vent from drawing dirty air in and releasing clean air out because there isn't enough space around it. For air purifiers that release clean air at the top or front, point them towards yourself or sources of pollution. For example, an air purifier next to a bedroom door should be facing towards the bed while its back should point towards the exit. Note that orientation isn't as important as placement. An air purifier works best when placed in an open indoor space or open room where it can remove airborne particles from all directions with few obstacles in between.
The airflow circulation of an air purifier can also cover several rooms by opening doors between them. For optimal airflow distribution, avoid putting it in tight spaces such as under a shelf, inside a cabinet, or behind furniture. Don't put objects such as clothes, sheets, coins on or inside the air vent either. The only downside of placing an air filter in an open space is weaker performance than in an enclosed area with closed windows and doors. An air purifier won't work well when placed next to appliances such as ovens, microwaves, and TVs either since electronic devices can operate at similar wavelengths. Keep them separated by leaving at least 2-4 feet between an air purifier and any electronic device. Heat from sunlight will damage an air purifier if you put it directly under windows or on a windowsill for too long too.
Keep all windows and doors closed while there is an air purifier in place; this will help it work better by preventing clean air from escaping and dirty particles such as pollen, dust, germs and carbon monoxide from entering. Doing this will also prevent your air cleaner from overloading since its workload is limited to circulating the air in one room only. However, if you're not using an air purifier then it's best to keep windows and doors open so that fresh air can get in and replace stale air. The size of your air cleaner does matter too since it determines how big its filter is, what size fan engine it has, and how many technologies it can fit into. Consider its airflow capacity before placing it in a room; if your model can cover up to 200 square feet then only put it in a room no larger than 200 square feet. Since they work best with high ceilings too you'll need to consider ceiling heights greater than 8 feet; you'll need a more powerful model for large rooms with high ceilings. Most manufacturers will recommend what size room their model is suitable for but you can also use clean air delivery fee (CADR) numbers to determine usability with at least two-thirds of the room size; CADR is a measure that indicates how much filtered air is delivered per minute (CFM). The higher the CADR...