How to Choose the Best Air Purifier for Home

Even though you tried hard to do essential cleaning everyday in your home, you might also need to get an air purifier.

Indoor air actually can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor airs, it’s hard to keep your home always in a good ventilated and recirculated air, especially when the COVID is still a big problem.

According to CDC, the best air purifiers for home not only helps in eliminating dust, pollen, smoke from the air, but also can be helpful in eliminating dangerous airborne bacteria and all kinds of germs.

How to find the best air for home

1. High-efficiency particulate air filters, or HEPA filters. Every expert we spoke to agreed that HEPA is a strong mark for filtration, but it’s difficult to shop HEPA filters without any regulation. That’s why experts recommend you couple HEPA-level filtration with the air purifier’s CADR, which gives you more information about how well an air purifier will clear a given space of contaminants (including tobacco smoke, dust and pollen), it’s primary purpose.

2. Clean air delivery rating, or CADR. The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers works with independent laboratories to certify air purifiers that meet its standards, including verification of their CADRs across different particulates like dust and pollen. CADR tells you how much air (in cubic feet per minute) an air purifier can process within one minute. Accoding to AHAM, you air purifier should have a CADR rating equivalent to about two thirds the area of your space (in square feet). For more on HEPA and CADR, you can watch such testings on our Youtube Channel.

3. HEPA is not enough. We also need models with activated carbon filters. Carbon filters help capture and absorb odor-causing molecules from the air. It occurs when molecules attach to the outside of a surface of subjects, rather than being soaked into it. It could be used to reduce the unpleasant odors causing by cooking, mildew, pets..etc.

4. UV-C light might be another helpful feature. It’s designed to use short-wave ultraviolet light or UV-C light to inactivate airborne pathogens and microorganisms like mold, bacteria and viruses. When you open an air purifier with UV-C light, it forces the air to go through the filters and then passes UV lamps, it’s more efficient than stand-alone UV-C light because it can actively capture the particles.

AP5006 from aircleaners is an excellent choice combining HEPA, carbon filter and UVC-light.

AP5006 with CADR=630 M3/H
pre filter – carbon filter – HEPA filter
AP5006 – best air purifier for home