One of the most frequent questions people have when they begin using home air purifiers is whether they’ll need a unit for each room in their home. Though this is a simple enough question, there is a bit of nuance in the answer. So, do you need an air purifier in every room in your house? Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of this approach and to find out the best solution for your home.
The Argument for Using an Air Purifier in Every Room
To be sure, there’s a good argument for using air purifiers in every room. With several air purifiers spaced throughout your house, you’ll have multiple units circulating air more rapidly. This, in turn, will promote cleaner air by giving you more air changes per hour (ACH). The more times air is circulated in a given period of time, the fewer contaminants will have a chance to build up in it between passes through the air purifier.
This is especially true if the air purifiers you’re using aren’t intended for larger spaces. The Airfree 1000, for instance, is designed for spaces of up to 450 square feet, above the size of a large room. If you were relying on this unit for your air purification in a larger home, you would want to have several of them spaced throughout the house. The Field Controls TRIO Pro, by contrast, is designed for spaces of up to 1,618 square feet, making it more suitable for larger homes.
The downside, of course, is that air purifiers cost a good bit of money, and putting one in every room may be out of the budget for some families. While there are certainly some advantages, you don’t have to spend all your money on air purifiers to enjoy the benefits of cleaner air.
Do You Really Need an Air Purifier in Every Room
While more ACH will lead to cleaner air, it isn’t absolutely necessary to have an air purifier for each room. Instead, focus on providing adequate coverage throughout your house, particularly in the areas where you spend the most time. These include your living room, kitchen and bedroom.
The one room that may justify a separate, dedicated air purifier is your bedroom. Being able to breathe easily is key to good sleep. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, a bedroom air purifier like the Austin Air Bedroom Machine can be a good investment.
Have more questions about which air purifiers are right for you home? We’re here to help! Feel free to contact us with your questions, and we’ll be happy to provide you with answers and product recommendations based on your needs.