Instead of trying to clean all the air in the house with 1 high volume floor unit, OutAirOdor units are made to be situated in proximity to odor sources. Using 2-4 mini air purifiers over 1 for the whole house provides many advantages.
Wall mounting the units facilitates synergy with HVAC and overhead fan air flow. HVAC air comes up from floor vents. Wall units take in air from that rising flow. Floor units start with slow or non-moving air, decreasing efficiency.
Air Purifiers that cover large spaces can make very intrusive noise. Turning one to high creates 60 to 90 dB noise. So, many turn them down to low or shut them off so they can carry on a conversation.
Placing 114 CFM OutAirOdor units on walls where you need them saves you from noises above 41.5 dB on high. Their variable speed control let’s you adjust them to your own requirements.
Air Purifiers should be run continuously, even if that’s on low. Turning off air purifiers causes them to start with bad air instead of moderately or highly clean air. CADR ratings are based on air quality after a 20 minute run.
Typical $100 to $200.00 Air Purifiers use at least 40 Watts of power. That costs $42.00/month. Larger units units run on high use up to 120 Watts, >$120.00/Month. OutAirOdor units run on 12 volt DC and consume only 6.6 Watts, $7.02/year.
Floor space for floor units is much more than their footprint dimensions. In order to work right, they must be stationed away from the wall and not behind a sofa or anything that blocks air flow. Since they set on the floor, you have to walk around them. Small ones take up at least a 3×3, 9 sq ft area and much more for whole house units. OutAirOdor wall mounted units don’t intrude in floor space. .
Place OutAirOdor wall units wherever you want clean air. Primary molecular odor sources are smoking areas and the kitchen. Odors from marijuana and tobacco smoke, wildfire smoke, smog, traffic fumes, other gaseous contaminates and VOCs also invade bedrooms, recreation rooms and home offices. Keep in mind that more time is typically spent in bedrooms than anywhere else in the house.
One OutAirOdor unit will clean all the air in a 256 sq ft area with an 8 ft ceiling 3 times an hour. Living areas that include outside entry, kitchen, dining, reading and social space in one big room probably have 6 to 8 floor vents. Two or more units will be best for constant clean air. Put 5 inch high unit near the stove under a cabinet and one on the opposite side of the room.