5 Best Living Room Air Purifiers to Prevent Allergies and Coronavirus
Learn How an Air Purifier Can Protect You From Allergies and Coronavirus
By Becky Dotson
12 min read
In the age of COVID, every sniff, sneeze, or cough can make you wonder if you have contracted the virus. If you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer, your ‘usual’ symptoms can cause even more anxiety. That’s why it’s essential to know the difference and understand how an air purifier can help be part of the overall plan to protect you from both.
Air purifiers certainly aren’t the only answer to protecting yourself from allergy season or contracting COVID, but they can certainly help. As the name implies, air purifiers purify the air, and have filters that pull in and trap particles and irritants in the air, and then release clean air back out. The most effective machines use HEPA filters. The high-efficiency filters can trap nearly 100 percent of the smallest particles floating around, including mold, pet dander, pollen, and dust, which can trigger allergy symptoms and bacteria and viruses that can make you sick.
In addition to looking for an air purifier equipped with a HEPA filter, you also want to make sure you buy one that fits the space where you plan to use it. As a general rule, if you’re only going to buy one air purifier, the best place to put it is in the living room so it can benefit everyone. The living room is one of the spaces that your family lives in the most.
To get the best results, make sure you know your living room’s square footage, and don’t forget to take your high ceilings into account. Air purifiers cover a certain amount of square footage. If you buy one that doesn’t cover your entire living room area, it won’t work as you expect. For example, if your living room is 400 square feet, you shouldn’t buy an air purifier covering only 100 square feet. It won’t effectively purify the air in the room.
- Coverage Area: Up to 1300 Sq Ft
- Dimensions: 27 x 18.5 x 11.5
- Weight: 27 lbs
- Covers up to 1,125 square feet
- Dimensions: 32.25 x 17.83 x 15.38 inches
- Weight: 50 pounds
- Triple-Seal Technology
- HyperHEPA filter
- Coverage Area: Up to 1500 Sq Ft
- Dimensions: 14.5 x 14.5 x 23
- Weight: 45 lbs
- Coverage Area: Up to 800 Sq Ft
- Dimensions: 13 x 20 x 26
- Weight: 31 lbs
- Coverage Area: Up to 2000 Sq Ft
- Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 15
- Weight: 50 lbs