Best Indoor Air Purifiers To Add To Your HomeA couple of years back we blogged about indoor air pollution and recommended a few products you can purchase to make your space a bubble of clean air. With global carbon levels on the rise, it’s important that the place you call home remains an easy breathing sanctuary. This we believe, can give your lungs the break they need from pollutants and allergens. One of the way to do that by having air purifiers in your home. Here at Cambridge Mask Company, we’re always researching the latest innovations that support our product. While at the same time we also raising awareness about others in the clean air industry to help spread the word about cutting edge technologies out there that can purify the air you breathe. So today we’re updating our old faithful indoor air blog and taking a little look at the recent most highly rated air purifiers you can purchase for your home, courtesy of reviews.com. Elizabeth Reynolds of reviews.com reached out to those of us in the market for a new air purifier with a few words of advice: “Choosing an air purifier to fight contaminants is complicated; a great model has the right type of filter that can tackle the quantity of air in any given room. Our team consulted health professionals for our roundup of 85 safe and effective portable purifiers designed for home use. After testing them for performance, noise, ease of use, among other features and speaking to health professionals we created a resource for those wanting to clean the air in their homes.” To read the article straight from the horse’s mouth, you can follow this link, or stay right where you are and we’ll sum it up for you. First of all, customers should understand that CADR is a rating applied by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. The CADR can tell you what kind of purifier you need based on the size of the room you are looking to purify. Here’s how reviews.com came up with their two most highly recommended purifiers: “We tested out eight that were rated to clean close to 360 square feet of pollen, dust, and tobacco smoke then spoke with air quality specialists and physicians about the importance of true HEPA filters and other features”
The Winix 5500-2And the gold goes to…the Winix 5500-2 Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology! Hailed for its sleek design, fantastic ratings…and is that a $100 discount on Amazon we see? Among the glowing reviews online which tout this product as being “the quietest air purifier I've ever owned” with filters that are “are stupidly easy to swap in and out” and even “sensitive enough to filter farts” - what’s not to love?
Coway 4In second place we have the Coway 4-Stage Filtration System with Air Quality Indicator. Lightweight and quiet, this is a stylish choice for any home that somewhat resembles the iPod nano’s giant friendly cousin. It’s a little more pricey than the Winex model, but has similarly stellar reviews, such as: “It was like unboxing an Apple product - so intuitive, so seamless, so simple”, “when it's at eco mode, it won't consume a lot of electricity” and “costs far less to maintain for five years (about $600 when you factor in price, electricity, and filters) than many other purifiers on the market”.
What makes an air purifier truly exceptional?
- Higher CADR numbers equal greater purifying powers. Ratings of 350+ are considered to be excellent
- HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are an unequivocal must
- A pre-filter that acts as the first line of defence
- A secondary filter to increase the effectiveness of the unit