Mila Air Purifier Review: The air inside is dirty. Via our ventilation systems and weather stripping around windows, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, and vaporous chemicals seep in. Indoor plastics, furniture, paint, and even noxious gases from off-gas flooring. If you’re not vacuuming regularly and replacing the filters in your home’s HVAC system, an air purifier won’t do much good, but if you live where there is a lot of pollution or wildfires, it might help a lot.
These are our top purifiers for air. During the wildfire season, in living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms, we ran them, variously, in a New York City apartment, a Long Island apartment, and a Portland, Oregon, suburban home.
Studies on the capacity of air purifiers to combat gases are inconclusive. Since the health benefits of using air purifiers vary from individual to individual and depend on the types of contaminants in your home, if paying for and operating an air purifier is worth it, it is essentially your decision.
The lack of mechanical filters makes plug-in purifiers less efficient against airborne particles. Dust, pollen, smoke, pet dander, as only HEPA or carbon filters can capture them, can stay in the air. Plug-in devices are often not sufficient for large rooms. One more drawback is the production of ozone associated.