Where to Place Your Portable Air Purifier | Air Health

Posted by Air Health on Nov 12, 2021

Portable air purifiers offer a flexible way to rid your home of dust, airborne allergens, odors and even germs. But where should you place an air purifier in your home?

The answer: as close to the source of the allergen or contaminant as possible. If you have a smoker in the house, for example, you'll want the air purifier as close as possible to where they typically smoke. If someone has pet allergies, place it where the pets typically hang out. If there's a funky odor that comes from your stove when you turn it on, you'll want the air purifier in the kitchen near the stove. Beyond that, consider placing it in the room where you spend the most time.

Does Traffic Flow Affect Where you Should Place the Purifier?

It's not always convenient to put an air purifier where the contaminant originates. You should place the air purifier out of the way of foot traffic, so it doesn't get tipped over or next to a piece of furniture so it is near high traffic areas without being in the way. Some air purifiers are wall-mounted so that might be an option. If you go with Air Health's SKYE portable air purifier, you have the advantage of a slim, sleek design that fits easily in a corner without taking up too much space plus it's attractive design makes it easy to place in the living space.

Should the Air Purifier be in an Enclosed Area?

Air Purifier location

Air purifiers are most efficient when placed in an enclosed area. They work best when all the doors and windows are closed, so they don't have to work so hard at purifying the air coming in from outside. If you like having the windows open, you might consider placing your air purifier in a closed room or other enclosed area, especially if that's the area where most allergens or odors occur.

Should the Air Purifier be in an Area with High Moisture?

Air purifiers do best away from wet or highly humid areas, such as the bathroom, as their filters can absorb the moisture which will cut down on their effectiveness and lifespan. Also — and this may seem obvious — keep your air purifier away from open windows when it rains.

Does it Need to Have Clearance to Operate Properly?

You can put your air purifier in the corner but be sure it's not behind a couch or under a shelf because you don't

want to block the air circulation. Since the air usually comes in from the side and goes out the top, make sure the vents are always free from obstruction.

Move it Around

Having trouble deciding where to keep your air purifier? The good news: it's portable. Go ahead and move it into the living room when you're watching television in the evening and then into your bedroom when you go to bed. If you're having overnight guests, you can always move the purifier into the guest room just before they arrive. A portable air purifier offers a lot of flexibility.

Benefits of Air Health

Air Health's SKYE portable air purifier provides medical-grade filtration, meaning it meets the requirement for removing 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. It's also equipped with a pre-filter that captures larger particles, such as hair and dust balls, plus a carbon filter that removes odors and gasses too small to be trapped by air filters.

Designed with patented PRO-cell technology that breaks down VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and toxic gases, SKYE cleans 420 cubic feet per minute. It's not only effective at reducing airborne allergens, it's also equipped with ultraviolet technology that neutralizes airborne viruses, germs and mold. In addition, it's Wi-Fi compatible and automatically adjusts to the air in the room with particulate and VOC sensors.

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