Who doesn’t want to breathe clean, healthy and energizing air? Studies show people sleep better, make better decisions and are more creative when breathing air that is free of pollutants. For children, clean air is even more important, since their lungs are more sensitive, and they breathe more air in proportion to their size than adults do.
For people with asthma, allergies or other breathing problems, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it’s even more important to remove smoke, dust and pollen from the air. In short, there are many air purifier uses. But how best to use an air purifier to get the most out of it?
Prioritize the bedroom
If you are wondering how to use an air purifier effectively, the first step is to look at your home room by room. Unsurprisingly, you should prioritize the rooms you spend the most time in. That means starting with the bedroom, since most people spend at least a third of their time there. Bedding is also a source of dust mites, which can cause allergy symptoms.
Noise from an air purifier’s fan can be disturbing and reduce sleep quality. That is why Blueair’s HEPASilent™ technology is the quietest in the world for a given level of output. The combination of electrostatic and mechanical filtration allows for a less dense filter, which means the fan doesn’t have to work as hard and runs softly instead.
Another good place for an air purifier is in the children’s play area, since children breathe more air volume in proportion to their body weight and their sensitive lungs are still developing. Air purifiers are also effective against airborne bacteria and viruses.
How to use air purifier in room
The first rule for how to use an air purifier in a room is to place it near the pollution source. If you have a smoker in your home or cigarette smoke sipping in from neighbours, put the air purifier where smell is strongest. In general, the closer your air purifier is to the source of the problem, the quicker it will filter out the particles causing it.
Be sure to give your air purifier the recommended amount of clearance between the intake and output and walls or large objects for unobstructed air circulation. If that is a challenge, Blueair Blue air purifiers have a 360° intake, giving you maximum freedom to choose where to place it.
When to use an air purifier
The air quality in your home is constantly changing, so for best results, keep your air purifier running at all times. This is especially important if you live with smokers or with people who have allergies, asthma or respiratory illness like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Keeping the air clean with the air purifier running is also more effortless than letting the air get compromised and then cleaning it again.
This is especially important for homes with smokers and for people with health conditions like allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Blueair air purifiers are energy-efficient, so you can leave them on even when you are away and walk directly into clean in-home air when you come back.
With some air purifiers, you can even monitor your air quality while you are away from home and adjust your air purifier remotely. Some models also automatically adjust to increased impurities in your air, ensuring that it is clean and fresh all the time.
Keep doors and windows closed
Every air purifier is designed to purify the air within a specified area. And the great outdoors is not part of that space. To ensure that your air purifier is delivering at least the recommended five air changes per hour in your room, keep the doors and windows of the room closed. It is good to air out your room now and then, of course.
It is a good idea for many reasons to seal any leaky windows or doors. Stopping your purified air from escaping is one of them!
Replace filters on time
Filters clog over time and lose efficiency. Fortunately, some Blueair models indicate when it is time to replace the filter. Better still, Blueair’s HEPASilent™ technology uses a less dense filter than typical air purifiers while still removing 99.7% of particles down to 0.1 micron in size* so it lasts longer without clogging.
*Tested on particles down to 0.1 micron according to EN1822.