The size of your space, allergies and pets are all factors in choosing the right air purifier for your needs.
It’s easy to get lost down a rabbit hole of endless air purifier reviews and ratings, but there are key factors to narrow in on when selecting the right air purifier for your home. Here are some important things to consider before you make a purchase.
Choose a quiet air purifier
You’re more likely to use an air purifier if it isn’t noisy and distracting, especially if you’re looking to use it while on Zoom calls or watching television. You can find out how quiet or loud an air purifier is while operating by looking at its decibel (dB) levels. According to most common dB level charts, a library is around 40 dB, while the noise from a household refrigerator is around 50 dB, and a vacuum cleaner is around 70 dB. Many air purifiers can reach up to 70 dB, which can be bothersome, especially if you’re running it in your bedroom while trying to fall asleep. Also important to understand is the dB rating of air purifiers that have multiple settings. Some air purifiers claim to operate at an ultra-quiet 20–30 dB, but this is generally on the lowest setting (or sleep mode).
OZONOS air purifiers feature only one ultra-efficient power level and operate at a luxuriously quiet 37 dB, which for most people is not noticeable, even during sleep. This makes them a great choice for anyone concerned about noise pollution in their living space.
Air purifiers for the whole house
Most people don’t have the option of updating the entire heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in their home to purify their air. That’s why home air purifiers can be an effective and affordable way to improve the air quality throughout your house. Typically, you’d buy air purifiers for the key rooms where you spend the most time, such as your bedroom and home office. But another solution to consider is a portable air purifier that can easily be moved from room to room. Many air purifiers on the market are bulky and heavy, so transferring them is a hassle, especially when stairs are involved.
An OZONOS purifier is lightweight and portable (not much larger than a typical Bluetooth speaker, with a weight of 5.95 lb or 2.7 kg), so you can easily move it between rooms as needed, positioning it in your living room during the day or on the kitchen counter as you cook dinner.
Air purifiers for small spaces (under 1,000 square feet)
If you live in a condo or apartment, you can avoid the heavy-duty commercial models on the market since you won’t need the excess power for a smaller square (you’d just end up with a unit that is bulkier, louder or more expensive than necessary). Your best bet is likely a quiet, portable model that will cover your needs and can be positioned in specific areas as needed.
A single OZONOS AC-1 base model, which purifies up to 320 square feet of space within an hour, can be left on 24/7 and is small enough to move between spaces as needed. At 37 dB, it’s also extremely quiet.
Where to place your purifier
Another advantage of small air purifiers is that they can be positioned higher up in a room, such as on a shelf or a piece of furniture. Since warm air rises—and with it, aerosols—an air purifier shouldn’t be placed on the floor. Somewhere at waist level or higher will improve its ability to clean the air. You’ll also want to ensure that there is good air flow around your unit on all sides. The OZONOS air purifier can even be wall-mounted for optimal performance.
Best in design
It goes without saying that many air purifiers on the market are bulky and, let’s face it, ugly. If you’ve worked hard on decorating your home and cringe at the idea of a machine becoming an eyesore in your space, you’ll want to opt for an air purifier with a design that is minimalist and unobtrusive. OZONOS was created by two interior architects to look more like a high-end home electronic or appliance than a conventional purifier, with a powder-coated finish in three colours to match your style.
To discreetly integrate air purification into your home, OZONOS also has the Hailey floor lamp, a 2020 Red Dot Award-winner for design that sleekly conceals the AC-1 base model or AC-1 Plus* model (which works when the light is on). There’s also the ceiling-mounted Stella light, which integrates the AC-1 model for automatic air purification with the flick of a switch.
Can air purifiers help with allergies?
Most air purifier models, including OZONOS, can efficiently remove allergens and pollen from air. If you suffer from allergies, it might be worth investing in a unit just for your bedroom (since that is often the room with the highest allergen levels).
Do air purifiers remove pet hair?
It’s likely not actual pet hair that is causing the reaction. Pet dander—small skin flakes and proteins that become airborne—is to blame for allergies in humans. If a furry family member has claimed the living room for all-day naps, you’ll likely want a dedicated air purifier for that space. Because OZONOS works to oxidize organic compounds in the air, it’s incredibly effective at tackling pet odours, too. (No offense, Rover.)
Do air purifiers get rid of mould?
It’s crucial to resolve a mould problem as soon as detected, but air purifiers can typically help slow the growth of mould by neutralizing airborne spores. They shouldn’t be used as a solution, but can help keep air cleaner in the interim, and can also help eliminate lingering odours once the area is mould-free.
All three OZONOS air purifier models are filter-free and safely use trace amounts of ozone to neutralize mould spores, odours, germs, viruses, bacteria, allergens and pollen in the air. Still having trouble deciding which model is best for you? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.