Where your air purifier is kept has a dramatic impact on its performance. Hide it away in a corner or in an office cupboard and you’ll lose effectiveness; place it in the middle of the room and you’ll make it a tripping hazard. So where should you keep your air purifier, and is investing in a wall-mounted air purifier beneficial?
Air purifiers have become de facto office equipment since the pandemic. They’re proven to improve indoor air quality and ones with HEPA filters can even reduce the risk of airborne COVID-19 transmission.
Commercial purifiers are available in wall-mounted and floor models, each highly efficient in improving air quality for your space. In this article, we’ll explore which one is best since there are pros and cons to wall-mounted air purifiers and portable air purifiers.
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Advantages of a Wall-Mountable Air Purifier
One of the main advantages to choosing the best wall-mounted air purifier is that it can be installed on the wall, providing a discreet filtration system for your home or office in a prime central location.
Maximize Usable Square Feet
A wall-mounted air filtering system can be placed out of the way of significant foot traffic, maximizing your walking space while still providing fresh air.
Less Chance of the Purifier Being Bumped
Bumping or knocking over your purifier will not only result in the air not being cleaned but could lead to potentially dangerous situations such as fires. A wall-mounted HEPA air purifier is less likely to be a tripping hazard.
Purifiers work by sucking polluted air into the system before releasing clean air. With clutter, large furniture, or debris in the way, your purifier cannot perform its needed function. A wall-mounted unit will not have these problems.
There’s no question that wall-mounted units can purify the air of toxins, dander, pollutants, and musty odor, but there is one distinct disadvantage to choosing this style of unit, and it’s a costly one.
A wall unit is stationary, meaning if you suddenly found need of a purifier in a different location of your office, building, or home, you’d have to purchase an entirely new unit. Pre-filters, activated carbon filters, and HEPA filters need to be replaced periodically. With a wall-mounted unit, this is more of an effort.
Portable Floor Air Purifier
Portable floor units are, generally, the preferred option in workplaces for their versatility and flexibility of operation.
Advantages of a Portable Floor Unit
Floor units can provide your area with the same fresh air feeling as an air purifier that’s wall-mounted with a few added advantages.
If you have a large conference room or living room that must be purified for only a few hours of use, having a wall-mounted air purifier would be a waste of money. A portable (or rollable) unit can be installed temporarily and then used elsewhere, maximizing its value.
- Plug-and-Play System
Unlike a wall-mountable air purifier, floor units require no installation. Simply unbox it, plug it in, and position the unit where you need it most. Cleaning and servicing the unit is easier too.
- Easier to Manage Noise Levels
Everyone has their own preference for the noise they like in their surroundings; some people like a silent workspace, others prefer some white noise. With a portable unit, you can shift it around (and control the fan speed) to manage noise levels to your liking.
With a wall-mounted purifier, proper placement is key to optimal efficiency. Putting your unit behind large furniture, under a desk, or behind a TV might keep it out of the way of foot traffic, but it can also decrease efficiency up to 50%.
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Wall vs Floor
Both systems have advantages and disadvantages that can make choosing the right unit confusing. Writing down your list of needs can help narrow the search when it comes to protecting your office or home from airborne pollutants. A few questions to ask are:
- Where are the worst pollutants concentrated?
- Do you have an open area out of the way of foot traffic?
- What’s the humidity level of the area you want to purify?
The Best Purifier For Your Space
When it comes down to pros and cons, having the ability to move your purifier to different areas will always be more beneficial than mounting it on the wall. A portable unit will purify your space without the extra costs of installation or the need for multiple units. Filter replacements and routine maintenance are easier for units that are situated on the ground vs. on the wall.
Improve Air Quality With AirFixture’ CleanAir Tower
Filtering airborne viruses, mold, bacteria, odors, and other harmful aerosols is one of the easiest ways of protecting occupants. A portable floor unit from AirFixture can provide you with high-quality air without the complicated installation. Our units are pre-assembled and ready to go out of the box; plug it in and start enjoying better air quality today.
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