Best Air Purifier for Studio Apartment

Best Air Purifier for Studio Apartment – Apartments suffer from many of the same air quality problems as a house, but they also offer some unique challenges. Small size and poor layout can make it difficult to properly ventilate an apartment. Worse, you have no control over what your neighbors do, so their cigarette smoke or moldy bathroom could affect the air quality inside your apartment.

You have to depend on your landlord for other aspects of air quality, putting them outside your control. One way you can control the air quality in your apartment is by using an air purifier. An apartment air purifier can remove pollutants from the air when you are not able to control the source of the pollutants.



If you need to purify the air in a large room, this is the way to go. With a maximum purification capacity of 1250 square feet, the Levoit HV-H134 provides massive purification potential at a reasonable price .

Even at the maximum square footage, this purifier will still clean all of the air in the room TWICE in one hour. And it’s not some ungainly behemoth either: at fewer than two feet tall, you can tuck it in the closet with ease.

It has an activated charcoal filter working alongside it’s HEPA filter to ensure maximum cleanliness. You can even connect it to your Smart Home system to operate it with voice commands!

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2.RabbitAir MinusA2

I know, I know, this one’s pricier. This is not a budget option like the Germ Guardian is. This is a more premium choice for those who need more space purified as effectively as possible – without the noise pollution of some other purifiers.

Yes, the price is high, but for that money, you essentially get an absolutely gorgeous home decor item that happens to also be an air filter. Seriously, look at it. It’s beautiful. It looks like modern art, but it cleans your air. It can even be mounted on your wall, literally just like a painting. Fantastic.

It’s also ultra quiet. That means you and your guest can stare at its beauty up close without having to raise your voices to hear each other.

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3.IQAir Klaus Air Purifier

It’s called the Klaus Series, and it looks just as elegant as it sounds. Starting at $2,500, this purifier is certainly reserved for those with a large, money-shaped blob burning a whole in their pocket.

It comes with all of the best tech – HyperHEPA filter, Odor Elimination, yadda yadda yadda. More importantly, all that powerful technology comes wrapped in some of the most beautiful wood working I’ve ever seen – and I’ve seen a LOT of woodworking… Ok, fine, I’ve seen SOME woodworking, but I really think this thing is beautiful. It’s designed and crafted by Jim Ipekjian out of Pasadena, a literal artist who’s done some incredible work.

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4.TruSens DuPont

Another newer company, TruSens was launched in early 2019 with a line of purifiers, available in three sizes. Since then, it has won the Red Dot Award for Product Design, thanks to its unique construction. TruSens purifiers come with a SensorPod, which is placed across the room from the purifier and collects air quality readings in real time.

It communicates the data with the purifier, which then adjusts its output accordingly. It also features a four-stage filtration system, with a pre-filter, carbon filter, True HEPA filter, and UV filter for killing germs. (Note: Only the large size has a True HEPA filter.)

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5.Honeywell HPA300

The Honeywell purifier is proof that sometimes, simple is best. It’s not the most attractive option, but it’s seriously powerful and dependable—which is really all that matters, especially if you have allergies or asthma. With a CADR of 320 for dust and 300 for pollen, this is one of the more harder working purifiers out there. It consists of just a pre-filter and True HEPA filter, so it won’t help much with VOCs, but it will be effective when it comes to getting rid of allergens.

Projects Editor Megan Baker has used this purifier for years, both because of her allergies and because her downstairs neighbor smokes. “I got this when I was living in my first NYC apartment, which was—brace yourself—fully carpeted,” she says.

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6.Austin Air HealthMate

If you want something truly heavy duty, you can’t pass up Austin Air. The brand has been around for over 30 years and has even worked with FEMA, the American Red Cross, and hospitals nationwide to get clean air to those who need it most.

Their purifiers are on the very high end, but absolutely worth it if you have pre-existing health conditions or live in a place with bad pollution or that’s prone to wildfires. The HealthMate Plus is a great option for the home—it’s not too bulky and has wheels for easy transporting. It has a four-stage filtration system, with two pre-filters, an activated carbon filter, and a medical-grade True HEPA filter for superior cleaning.

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Best Air Purifier for Studio Apartment – One consideration when choosing an air purifier for an apartment is the size of the apartment. It can be difficult to determine which air purifiers are able to handle different volumes of space. The only available guideline is the air purifier’s CADR number.

CADR stands for Clean Air Delivery Rate, and it roughly translates to the amount of air the purifier can purify. (It is actually more complicated than that, but the intricacies of CADR are beyond the scope of this article).

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