Do air purifiers really work?


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  • Yes we use me in my work and I think they work really well


  • I dont know the answer to this one but seems like mixed feelings


  • Good luck and I hope that is helpful :-)


  • Do Air Purifiers Really Work?

    Do Air Purifiers Really Work?

    Do air purifiers really work? It’s a great question. It’s also is a fairly general question. A simple, general answer is “yes.” A better answer is “it depends.” A specific answer is a little trickier. I will give a three part answer in this article. First, I will define the word “work” from the question to help clarify the answer. Secondly, as with many things in life, all air purifiers are not created equal, so generalizing is problematic. And finally, a quick reality dose on what to really expect from your air purifier.

    Do air purifiers really work? The word “work” needs clarification. All air purifiers do something. The worst of them do little more then consume electricity. The word work here should mean “clean the air.” Again, this statement is a little general. Cleaning the air can be further defined as the ability of a given air purifier to remove air pollutants such as particles, odors, gases, volatile organic compounds, and microorganisms. A poor purifier at work would be one that removes almost nothing from the air. An excellent purifier at work would remove almost all of the air pollutants from the air. Research what your air purifier will remove and compare with other brands to get additional validity.

    Do air purifiers really work? There is a wide spectrum of consumer air purifiers available in the marketplace ranging in price from under $20 to over $5000. Price is not the only factor that determines the ability of a given air purifier to clean the air, but it is a good initial indicator. If you are only willing to spend $20-$200 do not expect too much. These purifiers generally will provide minimal cleaning. The $200-$800 range includes many good models, a few excellent models, and some fairly poor models. If you spend over $800, you are not guaranteed a great cleaning, but generally you get what you pay for. In most cases I recommend the middle price level of $200-$800. After you decide on your price range, do some research. Compare at least three models from three different brands before you make a final decision.

    Do air purifiers really work? For some people the question really is “how do I know my air purifier is working?” For many of us, answering this question is difficult. If you place a decent air purifier in a polluted room you will notice the difference over time. If you place a decent air purifier in an average room, you may or may not notice the difference. If you place a decent air purifier in a clean room, it will be hard to notice the difference. The reality is that we may or may not actually see or notice any difference even though the purifier is doing a great job. My best advice is to make a list of everything you can think of relating to your current air situation. Make the list before you buy the new air purifier. Your list could include smells you notice, particles you see, known contaminants you have, and how you and your family feel. Then after you get your new air purifier and run it for awhile, look back at your list and see if any of the conditions have improved. Improvements may be difficult to quantify, so make the list and look for small changes.

    The truth is air purifiers do work and a good air purifier does clean the air. Do some research and compare enough models until you feel convinced you are picking the right one. Do not be fooled by good marketing and do not think that all air purifiers are created equally. Do the right amount of research and you will get an air purifier that will serve you well for many years.


  • My mum has one. She swears by it.


  • I was just recently wondering this myself


  • Short answer yes but, long answer no because.

    They do work, but the area they work on is often too small to make much of a difference unless you are in a very small space, so for something like a small bedroom they are good, but if you are in an open plan house or have large rooms, the amount of purifiers you would need would seem to outweigh the benefits.

    The problem with most purifiers is they are quite small and sit in a quiet corner. To work most effectively, you need to ensure there is good air flow in the ENTIRE area they are in, as it is not much good just purifying the air next to your arm chair. I find an open window or two or a fan to move around stale air in addition to regular vaccumming and dusting is far more effective at keeping allergens and dust out of the air.


  • There are lots of plants that you can use to work as air purifiers. Just google it and you’ll get heaps of ideas.


  • Really good questions as I have been curious about them myself and thought about getting one. I have heard some conflicting stories about them as well.


  • Great question I am also very interested as I have heard conflicting stories about them :/


  • generally not worth it – they can also emit high levels of electro magnetic radiation


  • My daughter has asthma I was wondering the same thing. .interested to see your answers.


  • My Mum has one and she says it helps with her asthma. She regularly cleans it and there is a heap of dust in it although she does live in the middle of farm land.


  • Very Interesting I have never used one great answers to read.


  • Think they work for the companies selling them! Never heard a positive word from people that have used them…most say they don’t notice any difference.


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