Basement Air Purifiers: Choosing the Best for Your Basement

basement air purifiers

Whether your basement looks this good or not, it's important to keep the air in it clean. Make sure you're using a good basement air purifier to keep your home healthy and free from contaminants.

Of all the areas of your home, few need air quality control quite like your basement. Basements present the special challenge of handling water drainage during heavy rainstorms and are frequently given less cleaning attention than the rest of a home. This makes them extremely prone to both mold and dust buildup over time. If you want to avoid these problems, you’ll need to use one of the many basement air purifiers that can keep the air in the lowest parts of your home clean.

 

  Why Use Basement Air Purifiers?

Some people think that the air quality in their basements doesn’t matter because they rarely go into them. This, however, is not at all true. Even if you never go down into your basement for protracted periods of time, the lower-quality air that builds up in it can have an effect on the rest of your home. Mold spores from your basement, for example, can be pulled into your central air system, spreading them throughout the rest of your home. Basement air purifiers allow users to cut off these contaminants at their source, leaving both the basement and the rest of the home clean and healthy.

 

  What Are the Best Basement Air Purifiers?

 

  There are many great air purifiers on the market that can be used in basements. Ideally, a good basement air purifier will start with a high-quality HEPA filtration system, as this will eliminate mold spores and dust. However, it can also be useful for a unit to be used in the basement to offer carbon filtration, as this will eliminate harmful gases, odors and VOCs. Though the importance of size varies from basement to basement, most people look for basement air purifiers to be relatively small so as not to take up too much space.

It’s also helpful for basement air purifiers to feature a filter change reminder light, as most people do not spend as much time in their basements as in the rest of the house. If you lose track of when your last filter change was, it’s helpful to have a simple indicator to tell you when it’s time for a change.

  A final element we look for in basement air purifiers is the ability to run on automatic settings. Like the need for a filter change light, this requirement stems from the fact that people rarely go into their basements on a daily basis. This means that whatever air purifier you use in your basement should be able to sense air quality and adjust itself automatically. This will save you from having to remember to change settings and ensure that your basement air stays as clean as it can be.

Here are a few of the top picks from the US Air Purifiers team for use in basements using the criteria described above.

 

  Field Controls TRIO

   A perennial favorites of our customers for a wide range of different applications, the Field Controls TRIO is one of the only portable hospital-grade air purifiers available today. Using 5-stage air cleaning technology, including a germicidal UV lamp, the TRIO eliminates everything from mold spores and dust to viral contaminants. The Field Controls TRIO offers automatic function and a filter change indicator for easy basement use. If you want to keep your basement air as clean as possible, the TRIO is our top recommendation.

 

  Blueair Pro L

  Another one of the best basement air purifiers we’ve come up with is the Blueir Pro L. The Pro L is an excellent HEPA-based purifier that can eliminate contaminants as small as 0.1 micron in diameter. The unit also features automatic function and a filter change indicator, satisfying two of our main criteria for basement use. This unit also offers an impressive five air changes per hour, compared with an industry standard of 1-2.

 

  Rabbit Air Minus A2

   One of the best air purifiers in terms of space usage is the Rabbit Air Minus A2, a high-quality HEPA and carbon air purifier that can be mounted on walls to avoid taking up floor space. The Minus A2 also satisfies the need for automatic function, as its internal air quality monitor will adjust fan speed based on the condition of the air in your basement at any given time.

 

  Amaircare 3000 HEPA

   The final pick in our lineup of the four best basement air purifiers is the Amaircare 3000 HEPA model. Though, as the name implies, this unit does focus mostly on particulate contaminants, the 3000 HEPA also includes carbon filters that can help to eliminate odors, gases and VOCs. The Amaircare 3000 HEPA also offers a filter change reminder to make it easy to tell when it’s time to replace your filters.

 

Even though these are our top selections for basement air purifiers, we have many more units to choose from. If you have questions about picking out the best air purifier for your basement, feel free to contact us directly, and we’ll guide you through the process of selecting the perfect model for your needs.