Air purifiers and dehumidifiers: 8 of the best Quiet Mark-approved appliances

Discover air purifiers and dehumidifiers that have the Quiet Mark of approval for lack of noise pollution.

By Jennifer Turner | 5 October 2020

Tackle condensation and clean your home’s air with quiet air purifying and dehumidifying appliances, accredited by Quiet Mark.

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bedroom with bed drawers and dehumidifier

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We spend about 90% of our time indoors, where the air is up to five times more polluted than outdoors. It’s therefore important to make sure the air in our homes is as clean as possible without introducing a further noise pollution disturbance.

Silence is golden

A good air purifier and dehumidifier can help, and the selection shown here are all Quiet Mark approved, meaning they have been third party tested, verified by Quiet Mark’s acoustic experts as amongst the quietest available on the market.

Air control technologies are often on in the background for long periods of time and can be really intrusive if noisy. Choosing a great sounding product is also choosing vital health protection for the living space by keeping the peace.

The benefits of air purifiers

The air purifiers listed here all remove almost 100% of airborne particles. Such particles can lead to issues such as exacerbated asthma and allergy symptoms, the spread of illnesses like colds, flu and other airborne viruses, impaired development in children, and reduced sleep quality.

A recent study by Harvard University found that when office air quality was improved, productivity increased by 61%. Teachers in UK schools also say that results and focus improved following the installation of air purifiers in the classrooms.

Why you need a dehumidifier

Water stains on walls or ceilings, high humidity in rooms with poor ventilation, condensation on windows, black spots of mould spores on bathroom walls and a general musty smell throughout a space are all signs that you might need a dehumidifier. A good dehumidifier will help to normalise a room’s humidity levels, making the air more comfortable and reduce the signs and odours of dampness.

Other potential benefits can be both financial and health related. Less moisture damage to buildings and furnishings will prolong any need for repair or replacement. Also, a less humid environment in your home helps clothing dry faster, breads and cereals will remain fresh longer before going stale, and it will prevent the build-up of rust or corrosion on metal objects like computer equipment, electronics and tools.