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9 Things You Should Know To Get The Most Out Of Your New Air Purifier

We know an air purifier can be a big purchase for families and we want you to get the most out of your new Oransi air purifier. Here’s a list of some common questions and answers we’ve noticed people have when getting started that can help you squeeze all the value out of it.

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How do you select what fan speed to run your purifier at? 

Oransi AirMend devices have a remote where you can set the exact fan speed you desire. There are plus (+) and minus (-) buttons on the remote you click up and down to select one of the 12 fan speeds. 

Oransi Mod devices have a touchscreen interface where you can set the fan speed. The Mod purifiers has 10 fan settings. Drag your finger back and forth on the top of the touchscreen to set your desired fan speed. 

We suggest you set your purifier at the highest setting you can tolerate noise-wise to get the best performance from your purifier. 


How long should you run your air purifier? Is it okay to leave an air purifier on all day?

Oransi air purifiers are made to run 24/7 and should be left on all day! Ideally, you should run your air purifier all day even when you’re not at home so it’s cleaning your air continuously. 

Unlike an HVAC that turns on and off throughout the day to either warm or cool your house to maintain a set temperature, the minute your air purifier is off your air quality will start to deteriorate. Run your air purifier all day to ensure healthy indoor air quality, and don’t worry about your electricity bill with Oransi because all of our purifiers are ENERGY STAR® certified for energy efficiency. 


Should there be an air purifier in every room?

Ideally, you should have an air purifier in every room and have enough air cleaning power to clean your whole home. If not, you should move your purifier to the area where you spend the most time throughout the day and move it to your bedroom at night. Oransi AirMend HEPA air purifiers are only 7 pounds so they’re easy to move from room to room. 

You should have an air purifier at the source of the air quality concern. For example, if you have a pet that has a lot of dander, like a cat, a dog, or a bird, you want to have an air purifier right next to the source so it can directly help clean the air of that concern. 

Learn more about the best air purifiers for pets, including purifiers that target pet odors like kitty litter and pet dander. 


Should you sleep with your air purifier running? 

Absolutely! An air purifier will help you throughout the night, providing relief from sinus headaches and allergies. It will help you have a deeper, uninterrupted sleep by cleaning the air throughout the night. 

If you only have one air purifier, we highly recommend bringing the purifier into your bedroom at night so you can benefit from a great night’s sleep.  


Should you close windows and doors when running an air purifier? 

It’s best to close your windows and doors when running your air purifier. If you have the windows open, then the air purifier will try to clean all of the air flowing so it won’t perform as well due to the increased air flow. 

That said, sometimes it’s better to open all your windows and let outdoor air in. Cross ventilation is a great way to clear out stale air from your home quickly. This isn’t always an option because sadly, we can’t control the weather. If it’s too hot, too cold, too windy, too humid, too smoky, or otherwise not an appropriate time to open windows then it’s best to rely on your air purifier for the ventilation you need.

If you do open your windows during one of the beautiful days, then it’s best to run an air purifier after closing them to catch any unwanted pollutants that made their way inside your home.  


How long does it take for an air purifier to work? How long does it take for me to feel it working? 

Your air purifier will start circulating clean air into your home the minute it’s powered on. You’ll be able to feel the air as it flows in and out of the device filtering out nasty particles on the journey through the air purifier and through its filter. 

Our customers tend to notice they feel a difference, like waking up without a sinus headache, within the first week of running their air purifier. We’ve also found that people notice when they travel without their air purifiers because they feel different and experience difficulty sleeping, more post nasal drip, and headaches in their absence. 


Do air purifiers remove odors? Am I going to smell the difference when I run my air purifier? 

Air purifiers are capable of helping remove light odors, but it’s not the air purifier itself that does this — it’s the carbon filter in a purifier. 

So, you might notice a difference in smell if you have an activated carbon filter that’s designed to capture odors. HEPA is the standard for capturing fine particles that can damage our respiratory system but it doesn’t help much with odors. A HEPA and carbon combination filter will remove fine particles and light odors while an entirely carbon filter will be great at removing heavier odors and VOCs since this is what it’s designed to do.


Am I going to see the difference when I run my air purifier? 

Yes! You’ll notice less dust on surfaces where your air purifier is running. HEPA filters in an air purifier are designed to capture airborne dust particles, but it’s not going to catch everything and they don’t clean surfaces. 

So, unfortunately, we can’t promise you’ll be free of dust, but there will be less airborne dust so less of it will settle on surfaces while you’re running an air purifier.


How do you know if your air purifier is working properly?

All Oransi air purifiers are very easy to set up, but it’s still important to make sure you’ve set up your air purifier properly. Some of our air purifiers have protective filters that need to be opened before they will filter any air. If you can feel the air coming in and out of your device, and your filter is unwrapped, then your purifier is working properly. 

A lot of air purifiers have air quality sensors that claim to track the health of your indoor air or even change settings based on the reading. Oransi doesn’t use these devices because they don’t provide reliable readings. These sensors are cheap, typically costing only a few dollars whereas quality sensors like what’s used for testing performance cost hundreds. These sensors are also installed right at the source of the clean air giving a skewed result and only providing a false sense of security.

If you’re dusting less, you don’t smell as many odors, pollen season isn’t something you dread, you aren’t stuffed up in the morning, you’re getting viruses less often, and you don’t have headaches in the morning then your air purifier is working!