Although the bulky industrial air purifier above could take up a whole room, that model is actually an industrial grade air purifier. Despite their girth, certain demographics rely on them. As a consumer though, many people often wonder when and why anyone would buy a heavy-duty industrial air purifier, instead of a high-efficiency and home-ready model like the mod HEPA or Max HEPA air purifiers Oransi carries.
Well, commercial air purifiers have historically only been used by businesses and indoor air quality specialists. Think mold restoration companies, or chemical processing plants. But, with increases in both allergy and asthma rates, there has been more of a need for industrial air purification performance in the home than ever before.
To decide whether an industrial grade air purifier is necessary, consider three things: 1) what you are looking to remove, 2) how sensitive you are to that issue and 3) the size of the area to be cleaned.
When You Might Need An Industrial Air Purifier
If your issue is an immune system-crippling condition like asthma, COPD, emphysema or serious allergies, you should choose the highest quality filter and the best choice is a larger industrial filter. Anyone requiring general dust removal or who has low to mild allergies will find that an industrial filter will likely be more than they need.
Industrial air purifiers should be considered if you have a large coverage area, such as a basement or larger living area, since most home air purifiers do not have sufficient air flow to effectively clean larger sized rooms. A good example of this is mold removal in a basement.
One area where portable commercial air purifiers pretty much have to be used is for smoke and odor removal. Smaller air cleaners generally do not have enough filter media (typically carbon) to properly adsorb these gases. While HEPA air purifiers can help somewhat with light odors, gases tend to pass through the HEPA filter paper and a large surface area of carbon like many industrial units have would be needed to start reducing pollutants.
Yet, while the industrial air purifiers are indeed appropriate in those certain instances, they still provide a few major hang-ups for the average consumer.
Why You Probably Don’t Need An Industrial Air Purifier
One big issue home owners have with industrial air purifiers is their design. Since many are built for power, not looks, they’re often industrial in design and rather unappealing when placed in a home. Beyond that, finding a place to house one of the bigger, more effective units might require taking up your whole basement or calling a specialist to have it properly installed with your HVAC system. Not easy.
Another hang-up most consumers have with industrial air purifiers is their cost. With many models costing between $2,000-$6,000, the price point for the better industrial air purifiers is out of the question for many potential users. Plus, the reasonably priced options aren’t as effective – offering more area coverage, with less actual air quality improvements.
The Right Air Purifier For Industrial Air Quality
Since we understand the need for industrial air quality, but also realize those models aren’t always appropriate in many instances, we have attempted to address the main concerns about industrial air purifiers with our mod HEPA air purifier.
First of all, our mod is designed for the home. They have a sleek design and are small enough to fit conveniently into any room in your home, without exhausting unnecessary space.
Second, while still not cheap, the mod air purifier costs up to 50% less than what you would pay for an industrial grade unit.