Buying an air purifier
Learn more about different types of air purifiers and how they make the air in your home healthier.Shop all air purifiers at Argos
Choosing an air purifier for your house or flat
How an air purifier filters the air inside a room varies from model to model. Here’s a brief round-up of the different types available.
Popular types of air purifier
HEPA air purifier - Air purifiers with HEPA filters are highly effective at catching microscopic particles that cause allergies and trigger asthma. Best for - allergies.
Ionic air purifier - This type of air purifier emits electrically charged ions which attract and attach on to dust and allergens and remove them from the air. Best for - common household air pollutants.
Carbon air purifier - If you want to remove odours, smoke and vapours from your indoor air then choose an air purifier with a carbon filter. Best for - smoke and odours.
UV air purifier - These air purifiers contain an Ultra Violet (UV) light that breaks down and destroys floating bacteria and airborne viruses. Best for - dust mites and mould.
Which air purifier is best for your room size?
In order to know what kind of air purifier is best for you, you'll need to work out the square footage of the room in which it’s being placed. Typically, desktop and mini tower models are best for small bedrooms, nurseries, and rooms up to 155 square feet. For living rooms and large bedrooms, opt for a tower or console model with a room size coverage of over 300 square feet.
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Air purifiers vs humidifiers
Although both air purifiers and humidifiers help improve the quality of indoor air, there are notable differences between the two. Humidifiers make the air around you cleaner and fresher by emitting water vapour into the air. They don't, however, cleanse the air of impurities like air purifiers do.