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Why Room Size Matters when Purchasing an Air Purifier

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Air purifiers are effective in creating a comfortable home environment free of irritating particles. Used correctly, they can reduce the amount of mold, dust, pollen, pet dander and other allergens that can trigger a person's allergies and negatively affect his or her nasal and throat passageways. This requires regularly changing filters when applicable and choosing the right one for your home.

"The Clean Air Delivery Rate should be considered to ensure that the room's air is properly cleared."

When deciding on an air purifier, the size of the room plays a major role in the right selection. The Clean Air Delivery Rate, a program developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, should be considered to ensure that the room's air is properly cleared. CADR measures the cubic feet of air filtered each minute. Therefore, the larger the room or the higher the ceiling, the greater the CADR needs to be to generate the appropriate cleaning abilities. A small, tabletop purifier may not be as effective in a large room as it would be in a more compact space.

Additionally, it's important to choose the right sized air purifier according to your room's measurements for functionality. A large, bulky device is unnecessary in a smaller room. A standing tower may be ideal in a larger room where there's space for it, but it might not be the best choice for rooms where floor space is valuable.

The Holmes® HEPA-Type Air Purifier Mini Tower is a great choice for smaller rooms. It's ideal for spaces up to 110 square feet or 10 feet by 11 feet. This makes it the perfect device for achieving ideal conditions in bathrooms, where mold and other impurities tend to exist. By keeping the purifier running, you're able to reduce the amount of irritating particles that could pose a threat to the health of you and your family without having it take up too much space in the room.