Air Purifiers work to remove contaminants from the air in a room to improve indoor air quality. Contaminants such as dust, allergens and bacteria, to pet dander and pollen can all live and thrive indoors, sometimes at levels more than 100 times higher than outdoors.
We’ve rounded up some of the more popular purifiers that are meant for smaller to medium-sized rooms. They’re lightweight enough to even be placed on a desk, and all have different levels of filtration. Each of these purifiers is HEPA-based, which has been proven to eliminate 99.97% of allergy-triggering particles. Along with the true HEPA filter, UV-C light technology has been included, which adds a deeper level of air sanitation by safely eliminating airborne germs, remaining organisms, viruses and bacteria. Lastly, the use of activated carbon filters helps to trap the dreaded household odors.
Whichever one you choose, just know that these purifiers will keep you breathing in clean, fresh and healthier air.
1. LEVOIT Air Purifier
Choose from low, medium or high fan speed settings and three stages of filtration to keep your air as clean and breathable as possible. Ideal for medium-sized rooms, this purifier works great in your living room, on your nightstand or at work.
PROS: Comes with a nightlight function so it can work great in any children’s bedroom.
CONS: This purifier is ideal for medium-sized rooms and if you require large-sized room purification, this might not be the best option.
2. Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 HEPA Air Purifier
The purifier is fully customizable with three speed settings and an automatic timer to conserve energy and extend the life of the air filter. In a few short hours, your space will be more breathable, enjoyable and healthier.
PROS: This purifier also comes with a UV-C light to safely destroy micro-organisms such as germs, viruses, bacteria and fungi.
CONS: If you suffer from severe allergies, this machine might not be powerful enough.
3. GermGuardian AC4100 3-in-1 Desktop Air Purifier
GermGuardian’s Desktop Air Purifier is a 3-in-1 with a HEPA filter to capture dust mites, pollen, pet dander and other allergy triggers. A UV-C light kills airborne germs and a pre-filter with activated carbon captures odors created from cooking, pets and smoke.
PROS: Its compact design is perfect for any room and/or desktop.
CONS: There is no sound filter, so when it is working, it might be louder than expected.