Get the Most Out of Your Air Purifier: How to Maximize Efficiency

The Best Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Air Purifier

If You Have Allergies or Asthma, an Air Purifier Is a Must-Have to Create Cleaner and Healthier Living Environments. However, Many People Don’t Realize the Full Potential of Their Air Purifiers Until They Start Using Them for More Than Just Cleaning Out Allergens.
Get the Most Out of Your Air Purifier: How to Maximize Efficiency

Air purification is a great way to keep your home or office free of allergens and chemicals. It also reduces the build-up of mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, and other airborne contaminants that can cause problems for people with asthma or allergies.

However, even the best air purifiers need some help from you to be the most effective. In this article, we will discuss how to get the most out of your air purifier so that it can provide you with optimal performance.

Choose a Location That Does Not Impede Air Circulation

Avoid placing your air purifier in a location where the clean air cannot get to the other side of the machine. Using an electronic model, it could be dangerous if water or oil particles were allowed to build upon any part of its internal circuit boards.

This is especially true for models that use ionization technology rather than HEPA filtration1.

When choosing a place for your unit, avoid areas with heaters and vents as well. These items can cause circulating dust and dirt particles to settle on the filters inside, interfering with their ability to remove pollutants.

The best place to put your machine is in a central location with the widest circulation throughout the room or rooms you are purifying. It’s also important not to block any vents if possible, including those of forced-air heating and cooling systems; these can draw dirty air into them from other areas of your home and recirculate it back inside as they expel clean air out again.

If you have pets, keep their beds at least three feet away from an air vent, so that pet dander does not become circulating dust particles filtered by your unit instead of being expelled outside with the rest of the household dirt and particulates.

Choose a Location

Leave It on 24×7

Air purifiers are meant to clean the air around them all day long, not just when you turn them on. The longer they run each day, the cleaner your indoor environment will become over time as more contaminants are removed from it.

The best way to ensure that your unit is working at its maximum possible efficiency level is by running it 24 hours a day in an area where no people would be disturbed by its noise output or airflow patterns (if applicable).

Many modern models have “sleep” modes that allow for quieter operation during night-time hours without compromising their effectiveness, allowing both you and your pet(s) to sleep soundly while still getting filtered air through the night.

Additionally, make sure that any windows or doors leading in and out of your home are closed during operation; this prevents polluted air from recirculating back inside while your purifier is running at its peak level of performance.

Leave It on

Keep Windows and Doors Closed

When your air purifier is on a high setting, the airflow output can be strong enough to cause dust particles and other contaminants in your home’s atmosphere to become agitated. For this reason, you should keep windows and doors closed when using an electronic unit at full power or any model with a blower (such as most ionizers).

This will help prevent these items from becoming “wind-tunneled” through your rooms, leading them to land on or around furniture surfaces where they might not have settled before.

Additionally, many air purifiers work best in smaller areas; if your unit is placed outside of the room or rooms you are trying to clean, it may not do its job properly due to a lack of concentration, and therefore, performance will suffer as a result.

It’s also important that windows and doors remain closed when using humidifier features (if applicable) so that humidity levels inside don’t become too high from excess moisture being expelled out through these openings as well.

Windows and Doors Closed

Maintain the Filters Regularly

The filter is the part of your air purifier that does all the cleaning work, so it’s important to keep an eye on its condition and replace the filter or clean any parts when needed.

Many units come with indicator lights that let you know when a replacement needs to be made; this helps ensure that optimal performance levels are maintained over time without interruption due to frequent replacements.

Checking for a dirty filter should become part of your daily routine once you set up your unit in your home (the same goes for checking the water level inside humidifiers1). Electronic models check filters every month while using them 24 hours a day, more often if they are being used less frequently during daytime hours only.

If there is no light indicating a dirty filter, it’s usually safe to wait until your unit is next turned off at night time (or earlier) before checking.

For ionizer models2 that use plates instead of a filtration system, you should check these every week for the build-up and dispose of them if they become too clogged with dirt or mold; doing so will help prevent the need to replace this part as often.

Also, ensure that any included wipes are used regularly during cleaning maintenance to reduce odor problems from accumulated dust particles becoming trapped inside the cleaner over time.

Maintain the Filters

Clean the Air Purifier’s Sensor

Many electronic and ionic air purifiers include a sensor that helps determine the air quality in your home’s atmosphere. This is important because it allows for automated adjustments based on its findings; if more contaminants are present, you can expect higher power consumption and airflow from these units as they try to compensate with extra output.

If fewer particles are detected (or none), this may be an indication that your unit requires maintenance such as filter replacement or cleaning before continuing operation at full capacity levels.

Regularly clean any exposed parts of the sensor using a damp cloth so that dust does not accumulate here over time which could interfere with accurate readings taken by your purifier during each cycle. In humid areas, this part should also be dried quickly to avoid possible damage from moisture exposure, as the sensor is particularly sensitive in this regard.

Clean Sensor

Choose the Right Size or Use Multiple Air Purifiers for Large Areas

The overall size of your air purifier is another factor to consider when determining how well it will work for you in practice.

While the unit’s power output and features are important, these can be overlooked if a purifier isn’t large enough to cover all areas at once; this may lead to spots becoming re-contaminated after cleaning has been completed throughout other sections of the room or building where it was originally used.

If possible, try using multiple units together (one per area) or purchase one that covers as much square footage as needed to maximize performance levels for efficiency3 purposes.

The larger models are also suitable for commercial settings such as restaurants, offices, hospitals, and similar locations. This is due to the increased range of control which allows users to target specific areas and set automated schedules for automatic operation depending on needs (e.g., 24 hours a day, only during business hours, etc.).

Choose the Right Size

The Do’s & Don’ts

Keep in mind the following important points to get the most out of your air purifier:

  • Keep in a safe location away from children and pets.
  • Do not use this device around any exposed flame sources (e.g., candles, lighters, etc.).
  • Never place it directly on furniture or other delicate surfaces that can be damaged by heat exposure.
  • Use only the power source that comes with the unit and do not attempt to replace it yourself.
  • Do not place in front of or near a window where airflow will be interrupted as this may result in reduced performance levels over time (also note that some models are designed for use only indoors).
  • This device is intended strictly for indoor purposes only; never operate outdoors or near open water sources (e.g., swimming pools, lakes/oceans, etc.).
  • Do not use in spaces where you are sleeping or resting unless it is the only option available for purifying your breathing air to safe levels.
  • Keep filter replacement schedules consistent and never attempt to change this part yourself as doing so may damage the unit beyond repair if done incorrectly.

To get the most out of your purifier, always follow these guidelines carefully when using it so that you can continue enjoying fresh and clean breathing air throughout all seasons in comfort without any ongoing problems or risks with safety levels on an ongoing basis.

Do’s & Don’ts

Common Questions

How Do I Know What Size of Air Purifier to Get?

How Often Should I Clean My Air Purifiers Sensor?

Will Leaving My Air Purifier Running 24/7 Damage the Unit or Shorten Its Lifespan?

In Conclusion

If you are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of your air purifier, consider these tips. We recommend getting a filter change reminder system so that you never forget when it’s time to replace your filters and keep them from becoming ineffective at capturing particles.

You can also use the timer function on some models to set specific times during which they will automatically turn off depending on what level of cleanliness is desired in a space.

Finally, make sure to regularly vacuum up any pet hair around the home, as this type of debris tends to get caught by an air purifier more often than other types of particulates present in our environment today.

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Written by
Mark Johnson
Cleaner Living Expert

Mark has discovered how a clean environment can help in preventing certain air born diseases, allergies and asthma. These days, Mark’s mission is to help businesses, individuals, and families find easy solutions for creating a healthy and safe work and living space, no matter your health condition.