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Air Purifiers (Cleaners)

Last Updated: 03/07/18 Click to see brand name products that meet these requirements

Room air purifiers - sometimes referred to as "room air cleaners" - are portable, electric appliances that remove fine particles, such as dust and pollen, from indoor air.

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Life Cycle Cost Savings

For most applications, energy-efficient air purifiers have the lowest life-cycle cost. For example, EPA has estimated that an Energy Star-qualified air purifier can save a typical consumer about 230 kWh/year and $25 annually on utility bills.

An efficient product is cost effective when the energy costs saved over the life of the product exceed the additional upfront cost (if any) of the more efficient model. Energy Star considers both upfront costs and lifetime energy cost savings when setting required efficiency levels. Federal purchasers can assume that Energy Star-qualified products are life-cycle cost effective. On its Purchasing & Procurement page, Energy Star offers MS-Excel-based calculators to estimate how much money and energy you can save purchasing ENERGY STAR air cleaners.

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