Friday, September 25, 2009

Considerations Before Purchasing A Home Air Purifier

By Mark Suarez

If you are a pet owner or have a smoker in the home, then the air in your home probably is not as healthy as its potential. An air purifier helps the air inside your home to reach its full potential. This is why you should consider buying an air purifier.

Air purifiers are electronic machines used to clean the air. They work by trapping and in some cases eliminating harmful particles and bacteria in the air. Anyone can potentially benefit by owning an air filter, regardless of whether you have pets or smokers in the home.

Often, most Americans purchase things on a whim. All it takes is the decision to buy something and then they have it. If you are like most others, think of the disadvantages that come with doing this, even though you have instantly what you want. Doing research before you buy will help you to avoid buying things that are poor in quality and not worth the money.

Online, you always have access to information on what air purifiers rank the best in quality. Many sites also give potential buyers access to information from other buyers who have made comments as well as other ratings and reviews. It would not hurt to ask someone who owns an air purifier that you know. Of course, when you want to know about a particular air purifier, it is best to ask those who own the same one.

The size of the air purifier is also important as well. The size of the machine is not as important as the size of the room initially designed for. Cheaper air purifiers, usually are only effective in smaller rooms,, around 250 to 350 square feet. Often, you will have to spend more money on a larger air purifier for a room that is bigger.

Always take into consideration how much the air purifier costs. Many make mistakes when it comes to this. Some have the misconception that the purchase price is the only thing they need to consider. There are filter less air purifiers, however most require filters. The ones that do have filters will usually need a filter changing every few months or as long as every couple of years. The cost of replacement parts should weigh heavily in your decision on which to buy. In some cases, you will find lower priced air purifiers as costing too much in the end.

It is always a good idea to only consider air purifiers that come with warranties. Some will have a manufacturer warranty that usually lasts for a year. When you spend $400.00 or more, you should really consider an extended warranty. Often you will have to pay for the warranty when you buy it at a retail store, however you will find it worth the buy. When you are buying things that are expensive, it is always a good idea to protect that investment, so that you dont end up losing out.

Air purifiers can be an expensive purchase. The above tips are only a few of many to help with your decision. Always make sure to do your research on all types of air purifiers prior to making a decision. Knowing everything about the one you are thinking about buying will help you to spend your money in the right way.

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