Top Air Purifier Features
There are a range of technologies that can be used to clean the air in your home. The best ones combine different technologies so you benefit by getting cleaner air as well as by removing a wider range of allergens or particles. There include ionizers which can kill spores such as mold which produce dangerous chemicals, charcoal filters which trap odors and particles, and HEPA and True HEPA filters which trap very tiny particles.
Ionic air purifiers and air ionizers are silent as they don’t rely on a powerful fan to draw in particles to be captured by a filter. They rely on an electrostatic charge to clean the air in your home. However, while they may kill spores and mold and mites, they do not remove tiny particles from the air, so if these are the source of your health issues they may not solve the problem. Some of them produce ozone which may kill particle producing spores but can also irritate lungs so is not recommended if you are sensitive.
HEPA Air purifiers and the more effective True HEPA air purifiers are very powerful for removing particles from the air but may be quite noisy at their highest fan settings. In addition, you will need to replace their filters occasionally and these can be expensive to buy.
In addition to these, there are also ultraviolet ray base air purifiers although generally speaking this technology is seldom used on its own but combined with other technologies. Ultraviolet rays destroy microbes and are safe to use as theyre radiation is safe and does not produce any ozone.
Ideally you should buy a combination Air Purifier that has an initial Pre-filter, a carbon filter and a true HEPA filter. You may also want to buy one that has an ionizer , ultraviolet rays or both as well as these technologies.
So Which Air Purifier Should You Buy
Finally, many modern Air purifiers come with features designed for ease of use such as low noise modes, timers, auto sensors which detect air quality and speed up to clear your air faster or slow down or stop if your air quality is good. Indeed some now come with Bluetooth features so you can control your air purifier when you are out or use your phone as a remote control device.
In conclusion, you should buy the best air purifier with all the features you actually need without being too expensive, preferably one that uses multiple technologies to remove as many different types of particles as possible. In addition, if other useful features are available at reasonable prices, you can decide which of them are most useful to you and factor them into your decision on which air purifier to buy.
For more information view our top air purifier recommendations or our best air purifier reviews.
Here are some of our top recommendations:
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier With True HEPA and Plasmawave
GermGuardian Air Purifier
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