Whether you live in a dorm or condo, you rent an apartment or you already have a whole home air purifier installed in your healthy home, it’s never a bad idea to have a room purifier on hand to help increase indoor air quality. Believe it or not, your home is filled with indoor air pollutants like dust, mold spores and allergens that can affect your family’s respiratory health. Breathe easy year-round, pure and simple.


Room Air Purifiers Help Reduce:

  • Dust and Dust Mites
  • Pollen
  • Pet Dander
  • Mold Spores
  • Gases, Chemicals and Smoke
  • Misc. Air Particles

Whether you like it or not, there are many invisible intruders in your home that can contribute to your family’s health. Dust is an irritant made up of tiny air particles containing dirt, skin, insect waste, and various other particles, doubling as a breeding ground for dust mites. Pollen and other allergens like pet dander, mold and even cockroach droppings can also circulate through your family’s air, unbeknownst to you.

These particles can settle into nooks and crannies in your home, occasionally being kicked up for you and your family to inhale. Breathing in these irritants can cause allergic reactions, act as asthma triggers and even lead to long-term respiratory concerns.

This is why it’s important to maximize the indoor air quality in your healthy home through proper air purification – whether that be a whole home air purifier, a quality room purifier, or ideally, a combination of both.

Do’s & Don'ts


be sure to use high quality air filters in your room air purifier

Just because your room purifier is portable doesn’t mean you should sacrifice efficiency. Look for an air purifier with air filters that carry a HEPA rating for max efficiency.


use a room air purifier that produces “ozone”

Ozone is a colorless, unstable toxic gas that, according to the EPA, can cause damage to the lungs and compromise the body’s ability to fight respiratory infections. When choosing a room air purifier for your home, strongly consider a unit like one from Aprilaire that doesn’t produce ozone to protect your family from this gaseous substance.


consider a room air purifier that can be tailored to your family’s needs

Some room air purifiers – such as Aprilaire’s Clean9550, Allergy9550 and Allergy + Pet9550– can make clearing the air of specific indoor air pollutants in your home a breeze.


assume a room air purifier isn’t necessary if you already have a whole home air purifier

It’s never a bad idea to have a room purifier on hand to give your home that supplemental burst of fresh air, no matter the situation. For instance, in rooms where dust or pollen is being kicked up more than usual or double as high-traffic areas for pets are great areas to use a room air purifier. If you’re painting or staining a room, or if you have the fireplace or woodstove on, you may want to consider some additional support from your air purifier. Lastly, if you live in wildfire-prone regions, or if allergy aggravators are high on particular days, an air purifier can help clear the air. .

[Air purifiers] really can eliminate or reduce several airborne allergens and pollutants such as dust mite allergens, mold, pollens, and pet dander,"

Dr. Nicolas Busaba an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor


Sometimes keeping a healthy home is less about the time consuming projects that loom large year after year, and more about the little things you can do to maintain a happy and healthy family. A room air purifier, when used properly can give your family that supplemental burst of fresh air they need to take on each and every day, pure and simple.

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