As indoor air quality becomes an increasingly vital concern, investing in an air purifier has become a popular choice for many homeowners. However, the effectiveness of your air purifier largely depends on where you place it within your living space. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the best placement for your air purifier, helping you make informed decisions to ensure optimal air purification in your home.
The importance of choosing where to put your air purifier
Air purifiers work tirelessly to remove airborne pollutants, allergens, and contaminants from the air. To maximize their efficiency, proper placement is key. Strategic placement ensures that the air purifier can effectively capture and filter pollutants, creating a healthier living environment for you and your family.
The best placement for air purifiers:
When deciding on the perfect spot for your air purifier, consider two essential factors: the airflow in the room and the areas where you spend the most time. In the bedroom, the place where you likely spend the majority of your time is your bed; in the living room, it’s most likely the couch. Additionally, take into account the potential horizontal air movements caused by HVAC vents and fans, as well as the vertical air movements due to temperature changes.
Bedroom room air purifier
The bedroom is where we spend a significant portion of our time, making it a prime location for an air purifier. Placing the air purifier in the bedroom can help improve sleep quality and overall health, especially for individuals suffering from allergies or asthma. It ensures that you breathe clean and fresh air throughout the night, promoting a restful sleep.
When it comes to placing a portable air purifier in your bedroom, the key is to position it within your breathing zone. The closer the unit is to your head, the less distance clean air has to travel before it reaches you, maximizing its effectiveness. In the bedroom, the best spot is usually on a nightstand or small table close to your bed.
If you’re using a portable air purification system, you may be tempted to place the air purifier on the floor or in a hidden corner, especially if it doesn’t fit your home decor or if it’s noisy when switched on. However, doing so could hinder its efficiency in cleaning the air. When you opt for the TADIRAN AIROW 3™ air purification system, you don’t need to worry about finding an optimal placement for your device. The installation of the air purifier is handled by an HVAC engineer who integrates the small unit seamlessly with your existing A/C system. This ensures that the air purification system is strategically positioned to deliver its exceptional performance without any hassle on your part.
Many portable air purifiers produce noise, often increasingly so as you increase speed or performance settings. If you’re disturbed by the noise of your portable air purification system try placing it on a lower setting, or move it further away from your head at night. If using the TADIRAN AIROW 3™, your device will be installed onto your HVAC system and you can set your A/C to a low speed to allow your device to continue to purify your bedroom air through the night with minimal disruption to your sleep.
Living room and common areas
The living room, being a central gathering place for family members and guests, is another ideal location for an air purifier. Placing the air purifier in this area helps maintain good air quality for everyone, especially during times of increased indoor activities or when hosting gatherings. Living rooms and common areas can also be the source of many pollutants, including pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and viruses and bacteria. Having an air purification system in operation around the clock can help tackle all airborne pollutants.
To capture both vertical and horizontal air movements, placing the air purifier around three feet off the ground is recommended. However, be mindful of any walls, furniture, or objects near the unit that may interfere with the airflow, as it could decrease its efficiency in taking in and cleaning the air.
Kitchen and cooking spaces
Cooking activities can release pollutants such as smoke, odors, and cooking fumes. Placing an air purifier in or near the kitchen helps combat these contaminants, preventing them from spreading to other rooms and maintaining cleaner air in the vicinity.
Home office or study
For those who spend considerable time working or studying at home, placing an air purifier in the home office or study area is beneficial. It helps ensure a healthier workspace, minimizing distractions caused by poor air quality and enhancing productivity.
Avoiding pitfalls with air purification device placements
To optimize air purifier performance, avoid placing it in corners or behind furniture that obstructs the airflow. Allow adequate space around the unit for unrestricted air intake and distribution. It might be tempting to just set your portable device down and plug it in, but often the device will perform poorly if not positioned with enough space for airflow around it.
Strategic placement for large spaces
For larger rooms, it might be necessary to position multiple air purifiers strategically to ensure comprehensive air purification coverage. Alternatively, invest in an air purification device that can handle larger areas and be mindful of installing the devices in areas of high airflow: close to doorways, hallways, and areas of air movement. If using the TADIRAN AIROW 3™, you’ll be able to benefit from the positioning of your AC unit. Typically these units are positioned high up to be able to properly circulate air around the room.
Placing your air purification device on the floor might not be the most optimal choice. Elevating the air purifier off the ground, ideally at a height of 3 to 5 feet, can yield better results. By positioning it at this level, you allow the air purifier to capture both horizontal and vertical indoor air movements, effectively enhancing its performance. If the floor is your only option, try to place it in the center of the space, away from any obstructions.
Some air purifier models are designed to be placed on desks or tabletops. This placement option can be highly convenient, especially for those seeking more flexibility in positioning their portable air purifiers. However, the best possible position for an air purifier is undoubtedly wall-mounted, so look for surfaces that are as high up as possible, without any obvious obstructions to airflow. Placing your portable air purifier on a cluttered bookshelf may not be ideal. Wall-mounted air purifiers are strategically placed 3 to 5 feet off the ground, harnessing the advantage of being installed in areas with the highest airflow. This placement allows for optimal air circulation and purification, providing you with cleaner and fresher air throughout your home.
Where to place air purifiers to maintain a healthier living environment
The placement of your air purifier plays a vital role in its effectiveness. By strategically positioning your air purifier in key areas like the bedroom, living room, kitchen, or home office, you can target the sources of air borne pollutants and significantly improve indoor air quality. Remember to avoid obstructions and consider the size of your living space to determine the number of air purifiers or the power of your individual air purifiers that might be required. By following these guidelines, you can optimize the performance of your air purifier and enjoy the benefits of clean, fresh air throughout your home.
If you use a TADIRAN AIROW 3™ air purification system, the device will be installed by a HVAC engineer to your A/C unit, so you don’t need to worry about optimal positioning of a portable device.