According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 91% of the world’s population lives in places with poor air quality. Additionally, there are 3.8 million premature deaths each year caused by household exposure to smoke. Add to that the fact that there are bacteria and viruses thriving in the comfort of your own home. As a result, indoor air pollutants can lead to numerous illnesses and suppress your immune system.
Fortunately, having a high-quality air purifier like Sans helps remove harmful pollutants and maintain the air quality in your home – allowing you to breathe cleaner, fresher air.
To get the most out of your purifier, it needs to be placed in a strategic location. Here are some of the best places to put your air purifier, plus a few extra tips.
Where to Place Your Sans Air Purifier
Ready to let Sans purify the air you breathe? Keep these things in mind.
1. An Adequate Distance from the Wall
To perform at an optimal level, your air purifier needs room to take in and push out air. This means that if it’s completely backed against the wall, it won’t have enough breathing room to work with. That’s why it’s best to keep the inlet about six inches from the wall to give it enough space to circulate air.
You don’t need to put it in the middle of the room; just give it space to do its job properly.
2. Near Pollutants and Dirt/Odor Sources
Maximize the power of your air purifier by placing it right where the source of pollutants is. This way, your device can even more easily get rid of large and small particles, nasty odors, and harmful gases.
If your kitchen smells of fish even after days of cooking it, you’ll want to place your purifier near that area (e.g., near the stove or refrigerator). If your basement or garage has mold infestation, position your device within that space.
Remember, the closer the purifier is to the contaminant, the faster it can eliminate the source particles and improve air quality.
3. Mind the Airflow
The more air that’s available, the better and faster air purifiers can clean it. Thus, it’s best to place your device in open areas where air is readily available.
Similarly, moving air can carry allergens, dander, dust, mold, and other pollutants throughout your house. This means placing your air purifier near entry points (with high air flow) targets these particles before they contaminate your home.
Generally, these spots can be:
- Close to a doorway.
- A corridor in between bedrooms.
- Hallways leading to an open space.
- Near a window.
- Spaces frequented by pets.
However, keep in mind that while airflow near doors and windows is important, your purifier might consume energy to filter outdoor pollutants instead of targeting indoor air. Be sure to keep a good balance and avoid overwhelming your machine.
4. Avoid Corners and Tight Spaces
Most air purifiers take in air through their front-facing vents. They also work best when placed in space where they can pull air from all directions.
In contrast, placing them in corners and tight spaces (like behind or under furniture) blocks these vents and hinders the machine’s performance. Plus, airflow in these spaces are potentially the lowest in your house. This means when you keep your purifier by the corner or in tight areas, it won’t take in all the air in the room.
That’s why it’s best to position your air purifier with at least a foot of space from all sides. And remember, the less physical obstacles near its vents, the better the opportunities for the purifier to do its job.
5. Away from Electronics
Like many electronics, air purifiers work on similar wavelengths. As such, if you place it too close to another device, they could interfere with each other, and that harms their ability to function.
As a rule of thumb, keep a safe five feet of distance between your purifier and other electronic devices (like microwaves, TVs, and stereo components).
In case they become too close to each other and you see or hear interference between equipment, just move one device to another part of the room.
6. Away from Humidity and Moisture
Places with high humidity – like the bathroom or kitchen – are breeding grounds for mold. So, you might think that placing your air purifier in these spaces is wise.
However, high humidity means heavier air. This causes the device to work harder, or the filter’s effectiveness gets reduced. It could even absorb moisture from the humid space, which can result in a shorter life span. Essentially, your air purifier might not operate at an optimal level.
The best solution is to combine your purifier with a dehumidifier when you’re not using the area (at night or when you’re at work). Just be sure to position them on opposite ends of the room and keep the dehumidifier at a low setting.
7. Move it Around
Most air purifiers are portable for a reason – so you can move them around, as needed, to maximize their efficiency. Doing so also increases access to polluted air that might need cleaning.
In the daytime, you’ll want to put them in common spaces like the living room, dining area, or study/work spaces. At night, you can move them to your bedroom or near the doorway.
As long as there’s sufficient airflow in each room you take it, moving your device regularly is an effective way to keep your home’s air clean and fresh.
8. Mind the Size of the Room
When deciding where to place your air purifier, always consider its coverage area. Placing one unit in an especially large room might not prove all that effective. Similarly, leaving it in a very small room all day might not be the best approach either.
Use this calculator to determine the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) that suits your room size and indoor air quality. Essentially, it indicates how fast your purifier can clean the air in your room within a specific time.
Placing your air purifier in strategic spots is essential in enhancing your home’s air quality and ventilation. But it’s only half of the equation. It’s also important to choose a trusted air purifier that provides optimal air filtration and cleaning, like Sans.
The Sans air purifier has four layers of protection: a three-stage filtration and UV-C light sterilization.
It begins with the pre-filter to trap the bigger pollutants, like dust and hair. Next, the HEPA-13 filter does the important job of catching bacteria, viruses, and allergens like dust mites, mold spores, and pollen.
Then, the activated carbon filter targets the harmful chemicals floating as gas. Finally, the UV-C light sterilization neutralizes microorganisms and pathogens and helps clean your filters.
What’s more, Sans air purifiers cover up to 780 square feet of coverage area. We use cutting-edge technology, enabling you to easily monitor, accurately measure, and automatically clean your indoor air. With Sans, you can keep your home fresh and your family healthy.
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