* Find the best purifier to improve your air quality
* Protect your lungs from the consequences of smoke or pollution
* Combat the effects of allergens with cleaner air
Best Air Purifiers
Editor’s Choice: Alen Breathsmart Customizable Air Purifier
Bottom Line: A top-of-the-line air purifier with more than 10 color and pattern options to make it blend into your decor.
Editor’s Notes: Filter up to 1,100 square feet in under 2 hours – perfect for large, open floor plans. Plus, it comes with a limited lifetime warranty should it break – but we haven’t heard many complaints of that happening.
Choice: Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover
Bottom Line: This Energy Star certified air purifier will clean the air and conserve energy. However, it is designed for single rooms.
Editor’s Notes: With the ability to purify 310 square feet, this is a perfect fit for master bedrooms or guest rooms. Comes with both a HEPA filter and an odor reducing filter.
Best Value: GermGuardian 3-in-1 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter
Bottom Line: A great price for a quality air purifier that can eliminate germs, allergens, and odors. However, some complaints of long-term failure.
Editor’s Notes: Most owners feel that this purifier is all they need to feel less congested. One of our favorite features is the ultra-quiet low setting.
Air Purifier Buying Guide: Which Air Purifier is Right for You?
Whether you suffer from allergies or live in a city with heavy pollution, an air purifier can protect your home from poor air quality. Thanks to true HEPA filters, any of these three air purifiers can trap the smallest pollutants and provide you with fresh air. Say goodbye to waking up with a scratchy throat and congested nose.
Q: What types of filters should I look for in an air purifier?
A: Any air purifier you get should have a true HEPA-certified filter. These are rated to filter 99.97 percent of the 0.3-micron (0.000012-inch) particles in the air. You can also get air purifiers with additional filters that work on allergens, odors, smoke, and more.
Q: What are some reasons for purchasing an air purifier?
A: There are all sorts of reasons for getting an air purifier. Anyone who lives near factories or areas that see a lot of smoke can benefit immensely. Breathing in air with toxins has many health risks, including asthma, respiratory infections, and, in extreme cases, even cancer. Additionally, anyone with airborne allergies can use an air purifier to help with their symptoms.
Q: How often should I use my air purifier?
Ideally, you should use your air purifier all the time, especially in you live in an area with consistently poor air quality. You can find Energy Star certified purifiers that will use less energy so you can save on your electricity bill.