December 17 2020 – Christopher Bezzina
How to choose the best bedroom air purifier
The air quality in your bedroom may be affecting your sleep. Air pollutants like dust or mold can make it harder for you to sleep and that’s why getting an air purifier for your bedroom can be a great idea. The best bedroom air purifier should be quiet and make your life more comfortable by preventing respiratory problems, without you noticing.
Breathing continuously in a closed and poorly ventilated space has short-term and long-term health effects.
We spend most of our time at home in the bedroom and about a third of our lives sleeping and having a bedroom air purifier protects us against asthma, allergies, mold, pollutants, bacteria, and airborne viruses.
What to look for when choosing a bedroom air purifier?
When you start looking for the best bedroom air purifier, there are some must-have specs to consider:
- The air purifier must use a quality HEPA filter (in addition to a carbon filter and a pre-filter)
HEPA filters are the key elements of an air purifier, HEPA Filter “is an acronym for “High-Efficiency Particulate Air” filter and they remove more than 99.9% of particles from the air.
- The air purifier has a sleep mode
The noise the device makes is another important factor when choosing a bedroom air purifier. You are definitely going to want a silent night air purifier. All Winix air purifiers have a sleep mode. A silent air purifier with sleep mode operates at a very low noise level, the air purifier has to be quiet enough not to interrupt your sleep. To find out if an air purifier is quiet, you have to look at the decibel level.
Lights off: If the air purifier has a sleep mode, in addition to operating silently, it usually also turns off the light on the device so that it does not distract you when you sleep. Ideally, your air purifier should have an auto mode, to automatically detect the air quality and the light levels so you don’t have to adjust the speed manually. The best air purifier for sleep should have all of the above.
- The air purifier has a maximum room capacity suitable for your bedroom
It is important to consider the size of your bedroom. The size of the room each air purifier can clean is different, and you need one that is capable of filtering all the air in your bedroom. Also, if you have a room smaller than the stated maximum capacity of an air purifier, it means that you will be cleaning the air in that same room a greater number of times. Which is fantastic!
The Winix Zero, for example, has a maximum capacity of 99m², which is why it is capable of cleaning the air in a small or medium room very effectively, even operating in sleep mode.
- The air purifier is certified
Air purifiers must be certified by independent and recognized agencies, such as ECARF or Allergy UK, that way you make sure that the air purifier is effective and will help you clean the air in your bedroom.
- The size and design of the air purifier is right for your room
It is very likely that, if you have a small or a medium size bedroom, you do not want a very large device occupying all the space. The size and design of the air purifier is also something to consider when choosing your bedroom air purifier. The Winix Compact has a maximum capacity of 50m², perfect for any bedroom, and a small size ideal for those with less space.
All Winix air purifiers meet the above requirements, thanks to the experience of almost fifty years of manufacturing the best air purifiers.
The main reasons to have a bedroom air purifier:
1. You spend a lot of time in your bedroom
If you spend a lot of time in your bedroom, you also spend most of your time breathing there. The effects of an air purifier are best felt when used in the room where you spend most of the time, as you will be constantly exposed to clean air and the short and long-term effects of using an air purifier will be greater.
2. Your bedroom is completely full of allergens and VOCs!
Your bedroom, like most people’s, is a breeding ground for countless allergens like pollen, dust mites, and mold spores. A good bedroom air purifier can help you rest easy and eliminate bothersome symptoms if you or your partner have allergies or asthma. We must not forget the VOCs either.
3. Your bedroom has strange smells
Bedrooms can develop a strange smell over time. This may be due to the age of the house, humidity, old furniture, cigarette smoke, among many other things. The carbon filter in air purifiers deals with odors.
4. You or your partner snore
Air purifiers can help to reduce snoring! One of the main causes of snoring is allergens, which causes nasal congestion and leads to snoring.
Where to place the air purifier?
Ideally, your air purifier should be placed on a flat and stable surface. The best place to put the air purifier in the bedroom can be the floor or your night table. You should always leave a distance of 20-30cm from walls or other surfaces so that airflow is sufficient and filtration is more effective. Avoid putting it in the corners of the room, if possible.