Where to Place an Air Purifier?

where to place air purifier
Where is the best place for an air purifier in the house? © Canva

When you have bought a new air purifier, you will soon be faced with the question of where to place it. Because, although it is probably already clear to you which room you want to have the air cleaned, it is also important to choose the right place within the room.

There are a number of things to consider when finding the best spot for an air purifier. If you don’t do this, the air purifier can do its job less well, or worse: not clean the air at all. In this article I will help you find the best spot!

Why is location important for an air purifier

First, let’s briefly consider why it is important to choose the right location for your air purifier. As I just mentioned, the location has an impact on the cleaning quality of an air purifier.

But, not only in terms of cleaning performance is finding a good spot important. Does your air purifier work with WiFi? Then of course you also want to be able to operate it without any problems: something that can also become impossible with the wrong location.

Possible problems with a poorly chosen spot

I list all possible problems that can occur with a poorly chosen location for your air purifier:

  • The air purifier can clean less well
  • You cannot connect to the air purifier
  • The air purifier is in the way
  • The air purifier is getting wrong information

Reasons enough to ensure the right location!

Important factors for an air purifier location

There are a number of points that you should think carefully about before you place the air purifier. Note: of course you don’t screw an air purifier to the floor, so you can always move it.

  • Ensure sufficient distance from walls and furniture
  • Place it in a location with a strong WiFi connection
  • Place it in a neutral place in the room
  • High versus low: place the air purifier high for cleaning smoke, but low if you mainly want to filter pollen from the air
enough space around the air purifier
Make sure there is enough space around the air purifier. © Canva

The room is also important

It is best to place an air purifier in a room where you spend the most time or where the air can be polluted quickly. It is smart to think about this in advance, because the choice of a good air purifier depends on the size of the room. Each air purifier is indicated for how many square meters it is suitable. So start from the largest space.

It is also important that the room can be closed off. Are doors or windows open? Then the air will hardly be able to be cleaned. So: a room that you can close is also necessary.

I hope my article helped you find a good spot for your air purifier. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them at the bottom of the page.


Bram Tigchelaar

Bram Tigchelaar

Bram is the co-founder of Purifiertester.com. Together with his brother, he gives advice for cleaner air quality in your home. He combines decades of experience in the world of air quality products with a passion for product testing. Questions about his approach? Feel free to send him a message!

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