With dozens of air purifiers to choose from, how do you know which one is the best for improving the indoor air quality in your Gurnee, IL, home? Here’s a quick guide to help you understand the features and benefits of the top air purifying systems.

What Do You Want to Filter Out of The Air?

Some purifiers are better at filtering out specific pollutants than others. So, before you purchase a purifier, think about what you want to filter out of your home. Are you trying to get rid of smoke? Do you want an air cleaner to get rid of germs?

Devices that use HEPA filters are considered by many to be the gold standard in the industry. They do an effective job of removing allergens caused by dust mites, pet dander, and pollen. However, HEPA filters don’t do as well of a job removing smoke, odors, and gaseous particles. You need to buy a purifier with a carbon filter to remove these toxins.

How Big Is The Space?

Heavy-duty, whole-room purifiers are just right for a great room or recreational room, but they’re too much in smaller spaces like a guest room or child’s bedroom. Instead, choose a desktop filter that fits the space to use energy wisely.

Other Factors to Consider

In addition to size, you also want to consider the following:

  • Compare the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) to determine the size of particles the purifier removes from the air
  • Consider the noise level to make sure the purifier isn’t too noisy for the space
  • Learn about the maintenance the purifier requires
  • Determine the cost to operate

Many of today’s models also include smart features accessible through app integration. While smart technology is great, it’s not always budget friendly. If a smart purifier isn’t in your budget, don’t worry. Basic purifiers offer incredible air purification.

To learn more about how air purifiers can improve your home’s indoor air quality, call Herchenbach Mechanical Inc., your local Carrier dealer, for more information.

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