How to Hide an Air Purifier

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Updated January 13, 2023

If you have recently purchased the best air purifier or are thinking of buying one, you may be struggling to find a good place to put it. Air purifiers do not match all aesthetics, after all. If you are wondering how to hide an air purifier, we are here to help.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Air purifiers may not be the most aesthetically pleasing appliances out there for some consumers.
  • Tuck an air purifier away behind a couch or inside of a custom-built case.
  • Another option is to simply buy a small air purifier and only use it as necessary.

How Large are Air Purifiers?

Air purifiers come in a wide range of sizes and shapes. The primary shapes are towers and boxes. Except for the one in our Dyson Cool Me review, which looks oddly like a mini trashcan. As for size, they can vary wildly depending on the power of the unit and the manufacturer. However, if you’re using a wearable unit, like the one in our Aviche W3 review, then you’ll need to try and hide it under your shirt or coat.

Additionally, if you are concerned about mold, our guide discussing how to get rid of mold from your air purifier might be of help to you. You should also consider learning how to do this if you have an AC unit as well. Additionally, if you are curious, you can read more about the differences between an air purifier vs air conditioner.

Insider Tip

An air purifier can still be effective if placed behind a sofa couch.

How to Hide an Air Purifier

Air purifiers may not be the most aesthetically pleasing appliances out there. This especially includes large air purifiers, like the one you’ll read about in our Coway Airmega 300 review. Here are some tips to help you tuck away eyesores in your home. Alternatively, you can check out our air purifier vs plants comparison to see if that is a viable option for you.

Behind the Sofa

If you’ve learned how to make an air purifier with your own design, you can probably adjust it to be easy to hide. Moreover, an air purifier can still be effective if placed behind a sofa couch. If you are using an air purifier to filter out smoke from cigarette smokers in your home, putting a purifier behind the couch can help neutralize the odor from cigarettes. Of course, air purifiers work best when they operate without obstructions of any kind, so the efficacy will decrease slightly if placed behind a couch. Still, nobody will know it is even there. But, if you’re asking yourself, “why does my air purifier smell?”, there’s a good chance the device needs to be cleaned. And, people will know it’s there.

Insider Tip

You can place your air purifier in a custom-built box or case. Build one of these yourself according to your aesthetic needs, or go with a third-party option via an online seller on Etsy, Amazon, or another marketplace.

Custom Box or Case

You can place your air purifier in a custom-built box or case. Build one of these yourself according to your aesthetic needs, or go with a third-party option via an online seller on Etsy, Amazon, or another marketplace. If you are building one yourself, make sure any openings to the air purifier are not covered. Modern air purifiers will typically have an entrance for unfiltered air and an exit for filtered air. You may also have to vary what kind of air purifier you use, as a cylinder-shaped air purifier that pulls in the air via 360 degrees may not function properly when placed in a box.

Choose a Small Unit

When shopping for an air purifier, like the leading car air purifier, you may want to choose a small and portable unit. Small air purifiers, like the Hamilton Beach 04531GM, can easily be moved from room to room as needed and will not be too much of an eyesore. Of course, small air purifiers are likely not as effective as large air purifiers, though this will vary depending on the make and model. You can also check out our comparison of a Himalayan salt lamp vs an air purifier to see if that will work for you, as the lamp can also be used as decor. Additionally, you can learn how the Himalayan air purifier works so you can see if it will be beneficial.

Additionally, installing a germicidal air purifier in an AC duct might help if you are concerned about germs and bacteria.

Moreover, you’ll want to know how to change your air purifier filter and how to maximize air purifier efficiency, for a thoroughly clean home.

Warning

Air purifiers work best when they operate without obstructions of any kind, so the efficacy will decrease slightly if placed behind a couch.

F.A.Q.

How do I hide a huge air purifier in the living room or dining room?

This can be a struggle. Try covering up portions of the air purifier with fabric to create a unique retro design. You can also find a corner somewhere to tuck it, as long as it has plenty of airflow.


Can I hide my air purifier behind plants?

Sure. It is considered a decent idea to place an air purifier behind some plants for the purpose of hiding it from view. Just make sure the air purifier gets plenty of airflow so it can function properly.


Where should I place my air purifier?

You can put your air purifier anywhere you want, so long as it gets enough airflow to work efficiently and quickly. Try on a countertop or in a corner a few inches from the wall.



STAT: A commercial HEPA Air Purifier can be a great choice for a workplace setting, as it captures 99.7 percent of airborne particles as tiny as 0.3 microns, or one-millionth of a meter. (source)

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