Should I Leave My Air Purifier on All the Time?

People who are getting ready to buy their first air purifier often have several questions about selecting the right model and how it should be used. One of the most common of these questions is “Should I leave my air purifier on all the time?” Here’s what you need to know about running an air purifier 24/7 and why you should do it.


  The Case for Leaving Your Air Purifier on All the Time


Because they force air through their filters to clean it, leaving an air purifier on consistently is the only way to maintain the highest possible level of air quality in a room or home. When your air purifier is turned off, it will stop filtering the air in that space. Because air will continue to circulate naturally, new contaminants will gradually work their way in, returning the air quality in that space to its normal level within a fairly short period of time. If you leave your air purifier on all the time, on the other hand, the air will be filtered continuously, and new contaminants will be removed as they are introduced.


  Is There Any Reason Not to Run Your Air Purifier 24/7?


Some people run their air purifiers intermittently in an effort to save money on their electric bills. However, this idea is usually based on the notion that air purifiers consume a great deal more electricity than they really do. For more information about how energy efficient many modern air purifiers actually are, take a look at our article on electricity consumption, where we break down the approximate consumption and costs to help buyers understand what using an air purifier will mean for their utility bills.


By running your residential air purifier all the time, you can keep the air in your home clean and prevent new contaminants from building up. Contrary to popular belief, using an energy efficient air purifier consistently won’t add all that much to your power bill at the end of the month. If you have questions about which air purifier is best for you, please feel free to contact us for personalized guidance and product recommendations for your home