The Best Air Purifier for a Breath of Fresh Air

Clean and maintain your indoor air with these popular air purifiers.

Turning On Modern Air Purifier And Ionizer
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Good indoor air quality should not be neglected. Allergens, pollutants, and pet dander, can lead to health issues, and a simple solution is using an air purifier.

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Best Overall: Dyson Pure Cool TP04 Purifying Tower Fan

Dyson has improved on their popular air purfiying tower with the new Pure Cool.  It automatically senses & reports air quality levels on an LCD display or via the Dyson app. It can measure ultrafine particles (PM 2.5), allergens (PM10), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) & Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). Sealed HEPA and activated carbon filters capture pollutants and helps reduce dust, pollen and other allergens. 

Best Value: VaVa Air Purifier

The Vava includes a HEPA air filter and is small enough to fit next to your bed or side table without you noticing it. It moves a lot of air, but does so almost silently compared to other purifiers on this list. UV-C light is used by the purifier to destroy even more harmful pollutants.

Best for Humid Areas: GermGuardian 3-in-1 Air Purifier
Germ Guardian
$99.99 (33% off)

This air cleaner includes a true HEPA filter, UV-C light to kill germs, and an antimicrobial agent that is added to the filter to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew on the filter itself. This makes it ideal to use in humid and moist conditions.

Best for Small Spaces: Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier

An onboard particle sensor will automatically kick this air purifier into high gear when needed. It uses a four-stage filtration system that is designed to eliminate odors and pollutants. The compact design makes this filter ideal for apartments and small rooms. 

Best for Large Spaces: Winix PlasmaWave Air Cleaner
$181.95 (27% off)

This unit is designed for medium to large living spaces, kitchens, or bedrooms and features three different filters. The washable AOC (Advanced Odor Control) Carbon Filter, True HEPA filter, and WINIX PlasmaWave technology. 

Best for Pets: Hamilton Beach TrueAir Pet Air Purifier
Hamilton Beach

This air purifier is specifically designed to remove pet odor and dander from your home. A pre-filter captures pet hair and large particles, while 2 zeolite filters target odors and a HEPA filter captures particles as small as 3 microns. It's designed to work vertically or horizontally. 

Smallest Purifier: HomeLabs 3 in 1 Ionic Air Purifier
$39.99 (60% off)

The HomeLabs air purifier is the cheapest on this list, but it delivers the same performance as purifiers costing much more. The compact size covers up to 50 square feet of air, so it is most effective in bathrooms or small rooms. 

Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier

The Levoit removes particles as small as PM 2.5 and covers an area of up to 322 sqft. Its lightweight and intuitive controls, make this air purifier a favorite on Amazon. 

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