Will a tabletop air purifier really clean the air?
A tabletop air purifier can be one of the most affordable ways to improve the quality of air that you breathe in your home or office. You may not need to invest in a full scale air purifier, but you may need something for when you are working in areas where the air is staler. These small air purifiers are available with HEPA filters and in filter less models. You will want to look into what they need for maintenance to make sure that you have everything on hand to keep it running and cleaning your air for years to come.
What a tabletop air purifier can do
Small as they are a tabletop air purifier can do a big job when it comes to keeping the air you breathe fresh and healthy. They are miniature versions of the large floor models but they are sized for small areas. You can place them in the center of a table, conference room or workshop counter to get the best results.
Using it in open office plans
A tabletop air purifier can server several different functions in an open office environment. Putting one in a cubicle will help your employees to stay focused, and help prevent airborne illnesses from being passed around. You can also use them on conference tables. When set in the center of a conference table the fresher air helps to keep people’s attention more focused. Conference rooms are not used as much as other areas of the office so they can get stale. The air purifier can also act as a white noise machine to keep your conversation more private.
Using it at home
Using a tabletop air purifier at home is an excellent way to help family members who may have allergies to pollen or pets. You can set it up in their work area or put it near their bed. Another use that many people overlook is using this type of air purifier in the workshop, garage or craft room. It can help take the fumes and dust out of the air over your work table while you are doing whatever has to be done on it. If you have ever spent several hours sanding or gluing, you know how much nicer it would be if you had a little more help than just a dust mask for cleaning the air.
How big should it be?
The average tabletop air purifier will be sized between 12 square feet and 25 square feet. These cover the average size of a table (about 5 feet by 5 feet). One of the things you have to be careful of is the positioning of the purifier. When you place it on the table, remember that the purifier itself is the center of the air circulation. Don’t set it off to one edge, try to get it as centered as possible and make sure that there is clear space around all sides for the most effective functioning.
Here are some of the highest consumer rated models available:
|Honeywell, HHT-011||9.4 x 12.9 x 5.8 inches||$|
|Holmes, HAP242-UC||14.8 x 11.4 x 7.2 inches||$|
|GermGuardian, AC4100||7.5 x 6.4 x 10.4 inches||$$|