It might sound funny, but I didn’t know a thing about air purifiers until a friend recommended me to buy one. I have got a little dog in the house – Piggy. I am using one of the rooms in my house as a crafting room, and Piggy usually pays me visits and comes lies next to my feet whenever I am working.
And while I love Piggy a lot, I also have to clear up the mess he makes in the house and the crafting room. Sometimes, Piggy would poop, and the odor is just dreadful. You cannot live in a house full of pet mess, right? But since I love my little doggy a lot and I don’t want to be separated from him, I have decided to follow my friend’s recommendation to buy an air purifier.
But first, there are some very important things we must go over before we choose from one of these 5 air purifiers.
The reality is that picking the right air purifier for your crafting room shouldn’t be done on a whim. Depending on where your creative space is located, picking the right air purifier makes all the difference in its effectiveness and results.
Since we know we want an air purifier for a sewing room or crafting room there are two more aspects of the room we need to figure out…
- How big is the room?
The size of the room is important because there are air purifiers with varying strengths. A bigger room will require an air purifier capable of cleaning bigger spaces. Choosing an air purifier with a low CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) rating won’t be as effective in cleaning a big room compared to an air purifier with a high CADR rating.
- How much ventilation does the room have?
For example, a room in the basement with no windows is going to require different purification technology compared to a room on the second floor with 2 windows.
A sewing room with only a fan or no ventilation is going to require a different air purifier compared to one that has 2 windows and some fresh air.
This is where I found out that there is a lot to learn about these little magic tools for clearing up the air in your house and work station. I did my research to find out what air purifiers are for, how they work, where they should be placed, whether they can be used along with humidifiers in the same room and what are some types of them.
I have got my air purifier now and am happy with the air in my crafting room. So, that’s why I have decided to share my experience with you all.
Want to know how I chose the best air purifier for my sewing room? Bear with me. I have a few useful things to share.
Blueair Air Purifier with Washable Pre-Filters, Blue Pure 211+
Best In Class!
Here’s the deal:
A purifier that is strong enough to clean the air of the room that’s 540sqft 5 times in an hour is pretty hardcore.
Now combine that with a sound level that’s between 31-56 dB(A) and you got yourself a very strong and quiet machine keeping the air in your sewing room nice clean.
In fact, the Blue Air 211+ is so strong that it has a 3-part filtration system! Each filter serves a unique purpose. It has a filtration system which helps get rid of smoke, odors, allergies, dust mites, and pet mess. The pre-filter is washable and can capture large particles as well as smaller ones.
Filter 1: The first filter is a Fabric Pre-Filter and it captures any loose hair or dust mites it comes in contact with.
Filter 2: The second filter is a Particle Filter and it captures 99% of pollutants such as pollen, mold spores, pet dander and other allergens.
Filter 3: The third filter is a Carbon Filter and it eliminates smoke and other odor-causing bacteria.
You might be thinking this unit is huge since it’s about waist height and about as wide as nightstand…
The Pre-Filter is washable and comes within a variety of color options such as black, grey, blue, pink, and yellow!
The purifier operates really quietly. You can sleep while it is working. No big deal.
The purifier is really easy to use. You just plug it in, click the button and go on with your day to day activities.
A few people have noticed a robust off-gassing odor on a few filters of this 211+ model. The smell is more like a chemical or plastic off-gassing. I think you should check with the seller and read more buyer reviews before actually purchasing this one. But overall, it seems like a good one to buy for a crafting room especially if you have got the same problem as me with pet odor.
GermGuardian AC4825 22” 3-in-1 Full Room Air Purifier
Best Of Both Worlds!
Next up we have this sleek, powerful but yet unobtrusive air purifier.
With a CADR of 118 for Dust, 125 for Pollen, and 108 for Smoke the GermGuardian AC4825 22’’ 3-in-1 Full Room Air Purifier filters and circulates the air in a 167sqft room 4 times an hour.
For this particular unit keeping all doors and windows closed is essential for maximum performance.
This 3-speed Energy Star Certified bad boy will discreetly keep your sewing room clean of up to 99.97% of airborne particles and allergens up to .3 Microns.
In my opinion, working in a creative room that’s free of dust mites, pet dander, pollen, smoke, mold, and bacteria is a sure way to keep your creative juices clean and flowing.
Keeping your creative room clean from all those airborne particles and allergens is thanks to its 3-filter system (HEPA, Charcoal, and UV-C).
You might be asking “Can I wash and reuse my filter when it’s dirty?” No the filters for this particular unit need to be vacuumed once a month and switched out every 6-8 months.
My mother in law complains that this unit makes more noise than some of the other units on this list but my wife isn’t bothered by the noise since she listens to music when she’s working her magic.
I ended up buying this air purifier for my wife for two reasons. It’s at a reasonable price point and I knew how well it worked already because it was the same unit my mother in law has.
We’ve noticed a considerable difference in the air quality of her crafting room. I no longer sneeze every time I go in that room to help her with something.
I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone if it’s your very first or fourth.
OION Technologies B-1000 Permanent Filter Ionic Air Purifier Pro Ionizer with UV-C Sanitizer
This super silent energy conscious device will help you sleep peacefully through the night knowing you’re saving money and the environment. It silently draws air in for purification and cleans and sanitizes the air.
How am I saving money and the environment at the same time you might be asking?
Well, it has an energy consumption of 7.5W for high and low settings. A UV bulb that lasts 10,000 hours and a permanent filter that just takes some warm soapy water and a soft washcloth to clean!
Its compact, lightweight, and portable features make it easy to be transported throughout the house. I have a friend that keeps his in his kitchen relatively close to the stove to help eliminate some of the cooking smell since. That’s smart because he tends to overcook food if you know what I mean.
This air purifier will keep your crafting room sterile and clean from germs, viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms that cause disease with its unique ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technology.
To top it off the Electrostatic Ionizer and Carbon Filter will keep your room fresh and odor free throughout the day.
With color options of black and silver, the OION Technologies B-1000 Permanent Filter Ionic Air Purifier Pro Ionizer with UV-C Sanitizer is a bargain deal at just under 60 bucks….
To top it off a 3-year protection plan costs less than 6 bucks!
Although this unit will keep your creative room smelling fresher some people pass on it because it lacks the HEPA filter to keep all the dust out.
A lot of people say that the filter is very easy to clean too. Overall, it gets the job done pretty well.
A friend of mine even told me a story. She said it seemed that a mouse had died in the ceiling tile. But the smell was there for a few days until she turned the air purifier on. It took just an hour for the purifier to take the bad smell away!
But my sister is all about saving the world and saving money so this is her favorite air purifier. She loves the permanent filter aspect and the long-lasting UV bulb.
GermGuardian AC5250PT 3n1 Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier
The GermGuardian AC5250PT 3in1 is the big brother of the previously mentioned GermGuardian AC4825 22” 3-in-1 Full Room Air Purifier
Although slightly taller than the AC4825 model and louder than the other units on this list, all this can be overlooked due to its many positive features.
This air purifier boasts a 5-speed function that filters and circulates the air of a 180sqft room 4 times an hour.
Remember how I mentioned earlier that the higher the CADR of a unit is, the faster it filters the air?
Well, the CADR on the AC5250 for dust is 125, pollen 128, and smoke 116.
3 filters of protection and only one needs to be replaced every 6-8 months.
The HEPA filter alone will remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles and allergens as small as .3 microns from your sewing room. Not only that but this machine comes with a special antimicrobial agent called Pet Pure which is an agent added to the filter to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and odor-causing bacteria on the surface of the filter.
Next, you have the powerful Charcoal filter that removes or cuts down odors from pets, smoking, cooking, and the terrible wildfire smoke for those of you that have to, unfortunately, deal with it.
Finally, as an optional feature, you have the UV-C light technology that uses Titanium Dioxide to eliminate airborne bacteria, viruses, germs, and mold spores with.
These units are well designed. However, a friend told me that they had had problems with the UV light.
The UV bulbs might burn out too soon like in 2-3 months. And since each of them costs $31, it might be hard to afford a unit like this. However, let’s also consider that the UV bulbs might be defective. So, make sure that they come with some kind of warranty.
These units are sensitive to power spikes, therefore attaching a surge protector will keep your bulbs running smoothly and keep your costs down.
You might be wondering:
“I have 5 cats in my house and their kitty litter box can really stink up the place sometimes, is buying GermGuardian AC5250 a good idea to help eliminate some of that odor?”
The answer is a resounding YES!
Simply place the GerGuardian AC5250 reasonably close to the kitty litter box, order extra carbon filters, and change them regularly.
With a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty, you’ll spend less time worrying about your machine breaking down and more time working your creative magic.
Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier
Best For Smaller Rooms!
This air purifier is certainly easy on the eye with its sleek and modern design. It is light and easy to transport. Depending on where you place it you might even forget it’s there.
Little to no noise is emitted when this machine runs on low or medium speed.
But do you want to know the best part?
There’s a 3 in 1 filter technology and protected UV-C light technology.
First: The pre-filter stops the first wave of unwanted dust and allergen particles.
Second: The activated carbon filter absorbs formaldehyde, benzene, and other noxious gases.
Third: Air purification at its finest with the true HEPA filter capturing 99.97% of dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, and household odors.
Finally: Unlike some of the other air purifiers, the UV-C light is safely hidden while it destroys micro-organisms such as germs, viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
The Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier is an internationally trusted brand. That provides customer support 7 days a week along with a 5-year warranty.
This air purifier keeps your health in mind both physical and financial by keeping the air in your creative room clean and fresh with an automatic timer for energy efficiency.
The good news about this one is that it can go as long as six months without the need to change the filter.
However, these air purifiers might be useful for small rooms or small crafting rooms only. For example, a friend of mine who has got severe allergies and gets great relief when there are air purifiers in the locations she lives and in her offices says that this one is good for smaller rooms only.
Also, if you want the filters to work really well, then you should have the units on the highest speed possible.
So, overall, if your crafting room is small, then this can be a good idea for you.
Some people are surprised at how small this unit is and get disappointed when it doesn’t perform as well as they had hoped in larger rooms. This unit is best fitted for a smaller room.
And here’s one I haven’t tried myself, but the one I really liked. Xiaomi is an awesome Chinese brand, one of the of the laptop leading manufacturers in the world, and the pack leader in Asia. My husband bought me a Xiomi phone last year and I still love it, and that was my ticket to the Xiaomi eco-system. Anyway, check out the video below.
Air purifier benefits
First of all, air purifiers have got tons of benefits I couldn’t even imagine. In fact, they help get:
Many air purifiers can help keep you and your family healthy by not letting germs spread around. So before buying one, it’s key to check if it has got a germicidal capability or not.
Obviously, air purifiers help improve the cleanliness of the air in a sewing room and crafting room or just any room!
Less pet mess
It’s not a good idea to keep pets in your crafting room; however, if you do so, an air purifier can help you get rid of the pet mess such as pet odors.
Air purifier vs. dehumidifier
You have to know the difference between these two before you decide which one to buy. Although both of them help make it easier for people suffering from allergies and asthma to live their lives happily ever after, they still have a few differences. For example, an air purifier circulates air through a filter that traps the air pollutants such as dust or smoke. And a dehumidifier sucks in moisture and reduces the humidity level in the atmosphere. This way it kills the microbes that thrive in humidity.
If this is not enough for comparison, let me just go deeper into the differences between these two things.
Unlike air purifiers, dehumidifiers are only used where humidity is higher than 50%. There are various types of both these units. For example, some types of dehumidifiers include air conditioners, electronic dehumidifiers, ionic, etc. And some kinds of air purifiers include filters, ozone generators, UV lights.
Where to place an air purifier?
As soon as you buy an air purifier, it’s critical to decide where to place it. Because a lot of the time, its effectiveness will depend on its location. So, if it’s a single-room air purifier, then you should place it in the room where you spend most of your time. For example, if you want to buy an air purifier for your crafting room, then you should place it right there and not in the corridor or somewhere else.
And the good news is that air purifiers are portable and you can move them from one room to the other if you want to.
One important rule is to put the air purifier at least 3 feet away from any walls or furniture. This way you will make sure that it will work properly and the air will circulate around the room in a way it has been designed to.
Another key rule here – some electronics if run on similar wavelengths can cause interference. So make sure to place your air purifier somewhere far from the TV, microwaves, and stereo equipment. And the good news is that air purifiers are computer-friendly. So smaller appliances won’t do any harm.
Air purifiers work the best when all the doors and windows are shut. This allows them to clean the air in the room without interference from corridors or other places.
And last but not least, during summertime, when temperatures get really high, make sure to place the air purifier far from the window. Because if you put it near an open window, it can trap some particles as they enter the room and those can hurt it in the long run.
Using Humidifier And Air Purifier In The Same Room
I was wondering whether it’s safe to put an air purifier in the same room with a humidifier. But after doing some research, I found out that it’s safe and doing this is a good idea actually.
Both these devices offer significant benefits: they improve the quality of the air in your sewing and crafting room, they reduce the risk of diseases and much more.
And since the air purifier and humidifier are not the same thing, you can use them in one room. Air purifiers are great for keeping away the allergens. They are especially helpful for people with asthma and breathing problems. Humidifiers are great for maintaining the right amount of moisture in a room.
If you want to use both these devices safely, first of all, you need to know how they work. For example, warm mist humidifiers boil water before dispersing warm mist into the air. So, if you have kids or pets that love playing with everything in your crafting room, then you should keep them away from the humidifier.
Before turning on your air purifier and humidifier, make sure to measure the level of humidity in your sewing room. The only way to make sure your humidifier is functioning correctly is to measure the level of humidity both before and after turning it on. Buying a humidifier with adjustable humidity levels can make your life easier. I did the same for my crafting room.
Another important thing you should watch out for is the electric shock. Since air purifiers use electricity, they can produce high-voltage of static electricity charge inside the device. That’s why I put my air purifier away from metal appliances or objects.
So, obviously, before buying an air purifier for my sewing room, I had a lot of research to do. Below are a few air purifiers that are quite fine. You just need to do your research before you buy one just like I did. Because the purifiers can be different and you should choose the one depending on your requirements.
What’s the bottom line?
It wasn’t easy choosing from this list of 5 Best Air Purifiers For Crafting Room…
Keeping the air in your creative room and other rooms throughout your house or workspace free of unwanted airborne particles and allergens can significantly improve your quality of life.
Just remember, when it comes to choosing an air purifier for your crafting room, the options are endless!
Your working space is an integral part of your daily life, so you should make sure to make it clean, healthy, and comfortable for you. I personally spare no money on these things since I know that they help my work and my life easier.
Of course, it’s also about finances and being able to afford appliances like this. However, keep in mind that by investing in your workspace, you are investing in the outcome of your work too. With this mindset, it will be easier to decide what to buy and what not for your crafting room.
In addition, there are both expensive and more affordable appliances. You just need to do your research, find the pros and cons of a few devices, compare the prices and the features before actually buying it. Take your time to read customer reviews to make an informed choice.
Hopefully, this article was helpful. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to comment below. I will be happy to hear your opinion about your air purifiers and about this piece in general.
Which will you pick and which will be the best for your crafting room?
Drop a comment below! I’d love to hear your opinions and experiences with these Air Purifiers after you’ve tried them out. What has worked best for you and what are some of your creative inspirations thanks to a room with clean air?