How do you pick an office air purifier?
Having an office air purifier may be essential to your health. Not only is the air quality in office buildings notoriously poor, but the ability of the white noise from the machine can help you to block out distractions and relax. There are a few things that you should consider when choosing the one you will buy.
More than just the square footage of the room
When you are trying to size your office air purifier you don’t need to worry about figuring out the cubic volume of air in the room, the manufacturers have simplified the calculations and do it all by an adapted chart based on square footage. You do want to consider what type of room it is. If there is a lot of opening and closing of doors, and heavy foot traffic, you may want to size the purifier up by about 100 square feet.
Make sure you read the comments for information about the noise level
This is of special importance if you are trying to select an office air purifier. You want to read actual customer comments and look for any that are about the noise level of the purifier. Air purifiers are also a kind of white noise machine which can be great for blocking out sound. They can also block out phone calls and make meetings difficult if they are too loud so you want to pick a quiet one.
What kind of filters do you need?
The next step is to make sure you know what your options are for filters, when you will need to change the filter on your office air purifier and where to get the best deal on filter packs. It is always pays to find out when the filter will need to be changed and then to order enough for one change. So if your filter will need to be changed every 3 months, make sure that you order an additional filter as most new air purifiers will come with one set. You also want to check and see how many filters you will need; some air purifiers will use a pre filter as well.
Locate where it will go
One thing you need to do before you get your office air purifier is decide where it will go. You will need to place it in an area where it has at least 3 feet around all of its edges that are clear. This means you can’t wedge it in the corner of a room, it needs to be away from the wall to at least allow for proper air circulation. The other thing you need to consider about placement is where the power source will be. Decide before you buy if you also need to get a power cord and power strip and you will save yourself a lot of headache when you finally go to install the air purifier as you will be able to easily reach the power source.