The best place to put an air purifier is somewhere in the breathing area, close to your head. This way, the clean air will travel a shorter distance before it reaches you. In the bedroom, this usually means placing the air purifier on a nightstand or nightstand near the bed. It's important to keep all doors and windows closed when using an air purifier.
This allows the air cleaner to clean the air in the room without interference from hallways or other rooms. If the doors and windows are open, more particles, such as dust and pollen, can enter the room. During summer, when temperatures can rise to three digits, placing the air purifier near an open window can trap some particles as they enter the room. However, make sure to find a safe place for your air purifier so it doesn't get damaged by extreme heat. Most people only have one air purifier in their home, which is insufficient in most cases.
To get the best out of it, you need to place it in the right spot so that it can deal with different types of airborne pollutants. This will result in fewer pollutants in the air, less noise from the air purifier, less maintenance and fewer filter changes. You and your family will be able to live healthier and happier thanks to cleaner and more consistent air. Failing to place your air purifier correctly can reduce its performance by up to 80% and increase electricity costs due to longer operating times. So let's discuss the importance of placing your air purifier correctly and some tips for optimizing its performance.
Ultimately, the best place to put an air purifier is near entrances or windows with high moving air circulation that helps distribute 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. In any case, never place it in a closed corner, near electronic devices or under a window. Let's go into the scientific reasons below. Also, refer to the table that details the best location of an air purifier for each room. Do not place an air purifier in a corner as this 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 the device from becoming a trip hazard - they place it too close to walls. This prevents the air vent from drawing dirty air in and releasing clean air out because there isn't enough space. For air purifiers that release clean air at the top or front, point them towards yourself or sources of pollution. For example, if you have an air purifier next to your bedroom door, point it towards your bed while its back should point towards the exit.
Note that orientation isn't as critical as placement - an air purifier works best when placed in an indoor open space or in an open room so that 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 leaving it in tight spaces such as under a shelf, inside a cabinet or behind furniture like sofas, beds or armchairs that will obstruct entry and exit of air. Never place objects such as clothes, sheets or coins on or inside the air vent. 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 will not work well when placed next to appliances such as ovens, microwaves or TVs as they can interfere with its operation since they 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 leave it directly under windows or on a windowsill for an extended period of time.
Keep all windows and doors closed when using an air purifier so that clean air doesn't escape and dirty particles like pollen, dust, germs and carbon monoxide don't enter. Doing so will also prevent your air cleaner from overloading since its workload is limited to circulating air within 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 one. The size of your air cleaner does matter since it determines filter size, engine fan size and number of technologies it can fit into. Therefore consider its airflow capacity before placing it in a room - if your unit can cover up to 200 square feet then don't put it in a room larger than 200 square feet. Since most units work better with high ceilings consider ceiling heights greater than 8 feet when placing your unit.