Where to put the Air Purifier

Just like in real estate, the three most important things must be addressed: Location. Location. Location. You should focus on the rooms that you and your family spend most of your time in. This will vary from individual to individual, but one thing you can be sure of is that these places are most vital:

  • Bedrooms.
  • Bathrooms.
  • Kitchens.
  • Living rooms.
  • Family rooms.
  • Office rooms.
  • Sewing rooms.
  • Play rooms.

Now for the office environment, specifically a corporate-type office:

  • Break rooms.
  • Lobby/waiting areas.
  • Cafeteria/lounge.
  • Managerial offices.
  • Conference rooms.
  • Work stations.

You should also consider the type of synthetics present in these areas, the size of the areas, and the number of people present in these areas (more so for the office). How you factor these in is crucial to the effectiveness of your environmental defensive perimeter.

Why?

First off, it is essential to identify the type of chemicals leaking into the air in order to put the right plants in this area to help negate this. Then you must also factor in the type of lighting and atmosphere required by the plant type.

Furthermore, the more people you have present and the smaller the space, the greater the impact of exposure over a longer period of time. You need to also consider the degradation of air quality from the exhalation of a larger number of people in a smaller space. You mix this in along with the toxins from synthetic materials, and you have a set-up for health issues waiting to happen. This is why in the home you will certainly need to add some green to your bathroom, because of the confinement of space, especially if there is no window.

If you spend a lot of time in your garage, you will need plenty of plants, especially if you usually keep the garage door closed. Why are plants a good addition to an environment that contains an air purifier? Plants will extend the life of the filter for an air purifier, saving you money. And with a little care, your plants will last much longer than the filters of that machine. Plants produce oxygen, something that the machine fails to do, and plants also filter your air on the molecular level through the negative ions that they produce. Plants can also humidify that dry indoor air that you breathe. Plants have a positive impact on reducing ozone levels.

The best plan is to put your air purifier in a central location and arrange your plants around furniture and near the places where toxins are leaking, so they can be negated at the source. The general recommendation is one 6-inch plant for every 100 square feet of living or office space. Keep in mind that this is the minimum determined through the NASA study in the 1980s.