Costs of Air Purifiers you have to know before buying one
If you have decided to purchase an air purifier keep in mind that the initial cost of purchasing it is not the last investment.
To understand how to determine an energy friendly air purifier model, it helps to know how it operates. Most air purifiers run on electricity, most use filters, and if the air purifier crashes down, you will need replacement parts. Over time, these costs can add up. It’s good to study of all of these factors before you make your final choice.
There are air purifiers without filter costs but let’s be real here. The best air purifiers are those with the filters. And if an air purifier has a filter then you will have to clean it (if possible) or replace it.
Don’t only look at the price, see also filter’s life. And don’t trust manufacturers, they are usually adding several months extra similar like car sellers state fuel consumption.
- Allergy air purifiers filters cost example
Both can cover more than 1100 square feet large spaces, both are very good quality and are powerful. We calculated filter costs per year.
IQAir HealthPro Plus filters cost between $145 – $270 (depends on your indoor air quality – how often you will replace them)
Alen Breathesmart filters cost between $59 and $109 (depends on filter model you choose – HEPA-pure, HEPA-silver, HEPA-OdorCell, or HEPA-FreshPlus filter).
You can see that even with the most expensive Alen filter you pay much less than with IQAir.
I have made a lot of filters prices calculations to make your life easier. Just check out my comparison charts. You will find a row with filters prices, where to buy them, how often you should replace them and filters cost per year. Everything in 3 rows. You don’t have to jump around the internet anymore.
Energy used by an air purifier is another important thing you have to consider. Here are few things you have to keep in mind – air cleaner energy usage (watts), how regularly it will work, and how many fan speeds does it have.
- Watts. This is usually stated in the user manual and on the air purifier. Also, you can check my reviews and comparison charts, I have declared maximum energy usage for all air purifiers.
- Work time. Maybe you have read that you have to run an air purifier only for 1 hour and it will clean the air. Yes, mostly it will but new pollution particles twist in the air almost all the time. So you have to turn it back on after a while to keep your indoor air clean. Usually, you will keep an air purifier on for between 8 to 10 hours per day.
- Why are fan speeds important? Because if, for example, air purifier have 4 fan speeds, then it will clean your room fast with the biggest fan speed but will also consume the most energy. With the lowest, it will consume a really low amount of energy but you will have to run it 24/7 to clean something.
Ok, I like examples, so let’s take a look at top 5 best allergy air purifiers energy consumption and how much it will cost.
They all are powerful, so to keep it simple, let’s say they work 365 days a year 8 hours per day. 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) cost 12 cents.
IQAir HealthPro Plus consume 215W max. That’s $6.28 per month, $75.38 per year.
Haverhill HAP52010E consume 60W max. That’s $1.75 per month, $21.03 per year.
Alen Breathesmart consumes 105W max. That’s $3.06 per month, $36.81 per year.
Whirlpool Whispure 510 consume 39W max. That’s $1.13 per month, $13.67 per year.
Blueair 503 consume 120W max. That’s $3.50 per month, $42.07 per year.
You can easily calculate how much your air purifier will cost you. Simply multiply kilowatts with 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) cost with days. Example, Air purifier consumes 200kW. Cost = 0,200 x 0,12 x 8 (hours per day) x 30 (days) = $5,76 per month.
The market is full with air purifiers. You can truly spend hours analyzing brands, features, and offers. Investigating the air purifier brand is essential before you make your selection. No one wants to spend a bunch and then find the expenses necessary to maintain the air purifier are absurdly high. Your work hard to get your money. Don’t give it all away to the latest fashion air purifiers.
I am here to attempt to make your decision easier, to find out which air purifiers really get the job done best. Feel free to read my air purifier buying guide, check air purifier reviews and air purifier comparison charts.