Which Air Purifier Should I Purchase?
With all the unexpected craziness of 2020 (the year no one was sad to say goodbye to), there’s one purchase many of us would love to add to our homes: air purifiers. But when it comes to getting your own, you may have a lot of questions. Which should I purchase if I don’t want a filter? WHat if I have a small budget? Where should I get it from?
If you’re wondering which air purifier is right for you, look no further. You’ve come to the right place.
Which Air Purifier Should I Purchase If…
...I have allergies?
This air purifier is on its a-game constantly. It circulates air five times every hour, neutralizes odors, and captures allergens like dust and pet dander. You’ll be breathing a whole lot easier with this guy on the job. And as an added bonus, reviewers say the allergen setting is very quiet. Can you say SCORE? (Or, like, whisper it. Because quiet.)
Germ Guardian’s air purifier is amazingly allergy-friendly, reducing up to 99.9% of harmful germs as well as tons of allergens, including pollen, mold spores, and pet dander, to name a few. Truthfully, this snippet from Amazon says it all: “Traps allergens pre filter traps dust, pet hair, and other large particles while extending the life of the HEPA filter.”
...I am trying to remove smoke smells and other odors.
We’ll let AirSoap’s page description do the talking: “AirSoap is a revolutionary new air purifier technology that kills and captures even the smallest viruses HEPA filters can’t. Proven to kill 99.99% of airborne viruses*, AirSoap uses washable and reusable collection plates instead of costly HEPA filters. The AirSoap can also reduce allergens like pet dander as well as help purify polluted and smoke-filled air. AirSoap is the best choice for your health, your wallet, and the planet.” (Emphasis added)
As if LEVOIT’s smart air purifier wasn’t cool enough (seriously—you can use voice command on this thing), it is also a smoke eater and odor eliminator. It works fast and hard to eliminate toxins in the air, and leave your room smelling fresher than before.
...I have a large budget.
Rabbit Air’s purifier offers six (that’s right, six) stages of purification and deodorization, making it one of the most thorough purifiers on the market. And with the Rabbit Air app, you can control the purifier from anywhere. Although this one will pack a bigger punch to your wallet, over 1,200 reviewers say it’s well worth the price (and that it too is great at eliminating odors).
This medical-grade air purifier is perfect for extra-large rooms. It covers an impressive 1500 sq foot area, replacing 100% of the air every hour. As if that weren’t notable enough, this air purifier contains a smart particle sensor that monitors your air quality, giving you accurate and precise measurements.
...I have a small budget.
There’s a reason this gal’s got thousands and thousands of five-star reviews: it’s a totally affordable, effective workhorse. The stages go as follows: one, pre-filter; two, activated carbon filter; and three, True HEPA filter. It cleans the air in your home in a snap, and it doesn’t break the bank doing it.
At just $55, this air purifier is a steal! It’s small enough to fit on your desk, but it makes a huge impact. Seriously, look at one reviewer’s testimonial (and accompanying pictures) of how it cleared her dog’s allergy-induced hives right up! It traps allergens, reduces odors, and is the perfect on-a-budget filter.
...I don’t want filters.
This totally silent (awesome, right?) air purifier is a sure bet if you want something that’ll clean the air in your home without a filter. According to its Amazon page, here’s how it works: “With exclusive Patented Thermodynamic TSS Technology, Airfree applies the same concept as boiling water by using heat to destroy microorganisms and attains 100% efficiency at the Airfree air outlet.”
Perfect for small spaces, GreenTech’s lightweight air purifier is a plug-in, making it ideal for traveling. It covers an area of up to 325 square feet. While it needs to be cleaned at least once a month, it’s otherwise pretty low-maintenance (since there are no filters to clean) and does a great job of ridding a single room of odors, pet dander, and the like.
So there you have it—an air purifier for every need! Now tell us, what air purifier do you use in your home and would you recommend it? Let us know in the comments.
*AirSoap has been laboratory tested and proven to kill more than 99.99% of even smaller viruses (Influenza A-H3N2). While AirSoap has been certified to capture particles down to 14 nm, we have not performed testing specifically on SARS-COV-2 (the pathogen responsible for COVID-19), as it is not yet available for testing.