If you live in an urban area in Malaysia like Kuala Lumpur, George Town, or Johor Bahru, it might be necessary for you to install an air purifier in your home or office. This is especially true if you reside in a setting that’s close to public transportation systems or production plants. Air purifiers are very effective in removing all sorts of contaminants from the air. They help you avoid respiratory illnesses like influenza, pneumonia, cough, wheezing, and asthma.

Here are the essential factors that you should consider in purchasing an air purifier:

  1. The scope of the purifier. What you need to understand is that purifiers have varying capacities. Some are only able to purify a single room while others are big and strong enough to purify a whole building. With that said, you must check the capacity of the appliance before you purchase it.
  2. The features and functions of the purifier. The most common features available in purifiers include the following: caster wheels, digital controls, multiple fan speeds, programmable timers, handles for hassle-free mobility, remote controls, air quality sensors, and indicators of filter change. These features offer convenience and maximum performance.
  3. Upkeep and maintenance. The filters of the purifier need to be removed and replaced if these aren’t performing properly. The number of times you change the filters depend on how many filters your unit uses. Some filters last for 6 months, some for a year, and some can take up to two years. You have to read the purifier’s manual to determine if there’s a recommended time interval on when you should change the filters.
  4. The type of purifier. There are five common types of purifiers based on the technology they use. These technologies are as follows: HEPA technology, activated carbon technology, UV technology, negative ion, and ozone. Each of these technologies has its own advantages and disadvantages. That said, you should take the time to weigh all of their pros and cons to determine which purifier best suits your home or office.

These are the most important factors you should consider when looking for a new purifier. Whether you are in need of an air cleaner for rooms or a purifier that can cleanse an entire building, you must take into account all of these factors. And one last thing, make sure that there’s a warranty or guarantee attached to the appliance. The warranty will come in handy when the purifier malfunctions.