Best Home Air Purifier

Best Home Air Purifier – Air purifiers are not a cure-all for every possible air quality issue. Yes, they can be part of your overall strategy. But they become a disadvantage if they give you a false sense of security that keeps you from combating indoor pollution in other ways — for example, vacuuming regularly and running the kitchen range hood while cooking (or at least cracking a window to allow fumes to dissipate).

It’s also critical to maintain and upgrade your home’s heating and cooling equipment. “[Whole-house] filtration is the easiest retrofit opportunity by installing high-capture filters in HVAC systems,” says Sam Rashkin, chief architect of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technology’s Office.

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1.Blueair Blue Pure 211+

Our testers have evaluated many Blueair air purifiers in recent years. The brand is a standout for performance and reliability and we found the Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier to be best for removing an array of particles from the air, including dust and smoke.

The device’s three-part filtration system (one each for fabric, particles and carbon particles) claims to clear up to 99% of common airborne pollutants. It’s designed to cover up to 540 square feet, which is the ideal size for a family room, master bedroom or large office. The best part? You’ll barely notice it working since it’s so quiet.

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2.Dyson TP02

Using a HEPA filter, this Dyson air purifier claims to clear up to 99.97% of airborne pollutants, including smoke from wildfires, as well as various odors and toxins. Our ease-of-use tests also found a bunch of family-friendly extras on the unit: unlike other fans, it has no accessible blades, so it’s safer for small hands.

There’s also a nighttime mode and a sleep timer as part of its 10 speed settings. You can use the Dyson app to deliver real-time air quality reports that also includes temperature and humidity.

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3.Honeywell HPA300

This air purifier from Honeywell, another established brand in the home comfort space, comes in five different sizes that target rooms ranging from small (75 square feet) to extra large (465 square feet).

This model, previously the brand’s largest, claims to clean the air as often as five times an hour and remove up to 99.97% of super tiny airborne particles (including viruses). Since it’s HEPA-certified, our testers found this air purifier to be a superb choice for allergy sufferers because it can remove fine particles and common allergens from the air.

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4.Coway Airmega AP-1512HH

With an average 4.7-star rating across over more than 10,000 reviews, Amazon customers clearly love this air purifier. Its 4-stage filtration system includes a deodorization layer that’s tough on smells. We like that the model also has an LED light that constantly indicates how clean or dirty the air is.

It’s built to purify the air in up to 361 square feet. In usability tests, our testers gave points for the fact the unit offers various fan speeds, timers and modes to choose from (like an eco mode that claims to automatically save energy when it doesn’t detect air pollution for 30 minutes).

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5.Coway Airmega 200M

The Airmega’s 4-stage filtration system includes an activated-carbon layer that’s designed to capture odors, including those from a beloved — yet stinky — pet.

The unit is good for room sizes up to roughly 360 square feet. Our testers also like the easy-to-clean pre-filter, which captures hair, fur, and other large particulates before they reach the inner HEPA filters. Indicator lights give the heads up when all filters need to be cleaned or replaced.

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6.Fridababy

Fridababy, a company known for ingenious solutions to everyday parenting problems, recently introduced a small-room air purifier designed for spaces up to 150 square feet—like a baby’s nursery. It’s on our recommended list because, not only is it meant to help filter out dust mites and the like, but it also has a built-in sound machine and nightlight.

We’re all about finding space-saving, multi-purpose products, particularly for our littles! While we have yet to review company testing data on the air purity claims, we found the sound machine and nightly aspects easy to use and the filter easy to replace.

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Best Home Air Purifier – Another possible concern is with air purifiers that use ionizers to help attract particles like static. In some cases, these purifiers can end up producing ozone in the process. While some manufacturers claim that the gas helps break down pollutants, it can also be a lung irritant and further aggravate asthma conditions.

If you’re interested in buying an air cleaner that uses ionizers, make sure it meets the California Air Resources Board (CARB) limit of 50 per parts per billion; the CARB website includes a list of approved air purifiers, and the information is usually listed in marketing material as well.

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