There are many aspects to our health and quality of air is another one that often gets overlooked. This is not just a list of the best air purifiers 2019, but an explanation of WHY clean air is so crucial and how you can decide for yourself.
Think about this:
Most of your time is probably spent indoors or inside of a car so most of your breaths are in an air space that is most likely poorly ventilated, poorly filtered, and is constantly being recycled from AC.
This can cause a myriad of health problems like respiratory issues, low energy, lack luster mood, illness, high stress, low focus, and more.
Unless that is you are using a good air purifier, and not all purifiers are made equal and they accomplish slightly different things, your health could be at a major risk. You need to know what to look for and what brands you can trust. In combination to a great air purifier with a filter, I highly recommend ones that have negative ion generators or ionizer built into them.
Negative ions are eletrically charged air particles that can help further clean the air by attaching themselves to irritants floating around like dust, dander, pollen, VOC’s, bacteria, odor particles, etc. and drag them down to the ground or other surfaces so you don’t have to breathe them in. You can them clean them up later.
Don’t forget the health benefits ! Negative ions have been studied to not only help you breathe better but also to positively influence your overall well being like your brain function, bloodflow, focus, mood, sleep, and more! Having these in your air space is even more important because we are glued to our electronic devices like cellphones which emit positive ions that disrupt your body’s bio-electrical activity (part of the way in which your body processes work and communicate).
How to Choose an Air Purifier
Now that you know the importance of a cleaner air space and its impact on your health, you may be wondering how to effectively choose an air purifier when there are SO many choices. Well, you’re in luck. I will make it simple for you and dwindle it down to the 3 most important aspects when choosing an air purifier.
What to look for:
1. Square Foot Coverage – How much space for what kind of room you’re going to use it in.
2. Up Keep Costs – Maintenance costs like filter replacements and the energy bill to run it.
3. Special Features – Identify any of your specific health needs or particular preferences for your convenience.
You want to know ahead of time how much coverage you’ll need your air purifier to cover because as I said not all air purifiers are made equal and they all have varying abilities of reach. This will maximize the efficiency of your air purifier as much as keeping your space clean.
Do you need it in your bedroom or the bathroom or the living room or the office or the kitchen? Or your car? (air in there is usually very dirty and full of positive ions)
Having a rough estimate of the square feet area of the space you’re going to use your air purifier in is going to be very helpful. As you could imagine, having an air purifier with small coverage in a large living space of a mansion isn’t going to work very well just as a powerful air purifier with high noisy fan speeds that has a wide coverage would not be ideal for a small guest bedroom.
Consider the added costs of maintaining your purifier. Filters need replacing to keep working properly and air purifiers need energy to keep running.
Will it suck up a lot of energy and run up your electric bill? How often will the filter need to be replaced? Is there a warranty in case it breaks or has faulty manufacturing? How much to replace it?
All good questions to ask while you are choosing and I will include that information here. This may escape you when your first come across a purifier you like because you are excited about what it has to offer.
Then keep in mind for any specific needs or preferences you have. Different purifiers have specialties for cleaning certain things in the air like one for smoke odors if you have smoke in the home and one for allergens if you have allergies, etc.
Do you need a filter that is especially good for removing allergens? Smoke? Do you want a remote control to use when you’re across the house? Do you want a HEPA filter for removing dust or active carbon for removing odors? Do you not want a purifier with replaceable filters? Do you want negative ions? Do you want smart sensor technology or just a simple set up? Do you want a basic control panel or an advanced control panel for more customization options?
Best Air Purifiers 2019
Once again, you are in luck. I have organized all the purifiers mentioned here by these 3 aspects. I’ve picked these 15 purifiers through my research across multiple top websites, numerous reviews, and personal experience. I’ve arranged them in such a way you could make a decision quickly or you can dive in and thoroughly weigh the options. The descriptions below are arranged by square feet area coverage so you can narrow down your choices quickly before reading.
Small Room Air Purifiers30-100 square feet
NATOL Car Air Purifier Ionizer with HEPA Filter, Car Air Freshener Cleaner – 79 square feet
The small black sleek and stylish NATOL car air purifier ionizer is the portable air cleaner you can use not only in your car but anywhere in your home or office! It’s tiny and efficient weighing in at less than 2 pounds and runs on USB power.
You can get the benefits of clean filtered air and millions of negative ions anywhere you are near a USB port or outlet including on the go! This translates to better breathing and overall promoted well being (immune response, focus, mood, cognitive function, lowered stress, better sleep) wherever you are and up to a 79 square feet area.
The biggest build-up of positive ions (which are associated with decreased well being from stress to illness) usually exists in the office and in the car! Having this portable purifier would help prevent you from what getting “positive ion poisoning”.
It features a 3-in-1 HEPA filter (which you only need to replace every 4-6 months for $7) that not only captures dust, dander, allergens, but also smoke, mold spores, formaldehyde, VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) so you are not susceptible to rotting organic matter or byproduct gases of common household cleaners, rubbers, glues, cement, etc.
It also features an aromatherapy pad where you can diffuse your favorite essential oils and smell your favorite scent inside your home, office, or car. This can further promote feelings of well being and relaxation that only aromatherapy can provide. The combination of filtered air, millions of negative ions, and aromatherapy will give you a similar feeling to being immersed in nature like a forest or at the beach where natural scents and negative ions exist naturally.
There is also no risk to you with a 100% money back guarantee and a 36-month FULL NATOL warranty.
LEVOIT LV-H132 Air Purifier – 86 square feet
If you have allergies and want something to accompany you on your bedside nightstand, the Levoit LV-H132 could very well be just the purifier for you ESPECIALLY if you live in dry woody environments that have wildfires or controlled fires. This purifier is especially useful to filter out the highly irritating wildfire smoke and ashes you may experience on occasion because of its 3-in-1 filtration system. It also makes a great bedside companion for you or your child because of its optional night light feature so you can see in the dark if you get up in the middle of the night.
Within that 3-in-1 filtration system it includes:
a pre-filter that neutralizes bacteria, mold, pet dander, and fungi
a true HEPA filter that captures 99.7% of dust mites, large particles, and pollen,
an activated carbon filter that captures odors like smoke, pet odors, and cooking smells
The pre-filter will help prevent any illness from festering in your home, the HEPA filter will help calm your allergies, and the activated carbon will also help you breathe and feel better with fresh unpolluted clean smelling air.
It also features a 3-speed fan that you can adjust based on your mood and activity. For example, the high setting could be used while you’re away or you’re cooking when fan noise won’t be an issue, and the low setting could be used when you are sleeping and you need it to be quiet. The medium setting can be used while you are doing things throughout the middle of the day. The LV-H132 comes with a 2-year warranty plus lifetime support from Levoit, which is a trusted brand I’ve written about here.
The HEPA filter only needs to be replaced every 6 months and costs less than 1/3 of the air purifier.
PARTU HEPA Air Purifier – Smoke Air Purifiers for Home with Fragrance Sponge – 86 square feet
The PARTU is also a great choice for you if you suffer during allergy season or after a wildfire as it features a similar 3-in-1 filtration system that filters out your usual indoor air pollutants including pollen and the harder to manage polluting odors of wildfire smoke.
Pre-filter for bacteria, fungi, pet dander
HEPA filter for dust, pollen
Activated carbon for odors, smoke/pet/household
Pre-filter will help protect you from getting sick like catching a cold or having your allergies act up from pet dander. The HEPA filter will clear out your usual dust and pollen which will also alleviate your allergies and help you breathe more easily. The activated carbon will help remove lingering odors from various forms of smoke and household activity including from cleaners.
The PARTU HEPA air purifier also features a fragrance sponge below the air outlet so you can add a few drops of essential oils to be diffused throughout the filtered air it flows out. Imagine cleaner refreshing soothing better-scented air free of smoke and dander that makes you want to be in your home. This is what you get when you experience the duct design of the beveled air outlet which blows freshly scented air directly to your nose when you’re close to it
That is going to be helpful since you spend on average 90% of your time indoors, and, according to PARTU, your indoor pollution levels can be 2-5 times or even 100 times over more than the outdoor pollution levels!
It also has a unique locking feature for the control panel that you enable by holding the button for 3 seconds. This is very helpful for you and family so your pet or child cannot change a setting accidentally when your back is turned and keeps a continuous error-free clean air operation.
Medium Room Air Purifiers100-200 square feet
GermGuardian 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System – 167 square feet
The 3-in-1 Germ Guardian features
UV-C lightwith titanium oxide technology
3-speed power fan
Filter Replacement Sensor
It will capture air particles, reduce bad odors, and kill germs hence the name. You can adjust how hard it works thereby controlling how loud the fan noise will be depending on your mood. You will also be conveniently notified when a filter needs to be replaced rather than you having to constantly check it to see if it’s dirty. Replacing filters on time ensures your purifier will keep running and working efficiently.
You will feel reassured that your air is not just clean from the particles that make it hard to breathe like the dander from your pets and the everyday dust that can accumulate in your home but also the germs that accompany them that can make you sick. You will feel refreshed when the active carbon filter soaks up the particles responsible for lingering odors like wildfire smoke, cigarette smoke, cooking smells, and pet odors.
It features an optional UV-C germicidal light that works with titanium dioxide technology (a powerful sophisticated air cleaning method) that kills germs which will help protect you and your family’s immune systems indoors. Indoor pollution levels are usually higher than the outdoor levels, as I mentioned, especially during the holiday season where you will most likely be spending less time outdoors which is why most people get sick,
When you purchase the Germ Guardian you receive a 3-year warranty and an Energy Star certification with high CDR ratings. This means you are covered for 3-years for a purifier that utilizes the lowest amount of energy to operate at the optimal level in your home. It will circulate and filter the air in your home 4 times within one hour for a thorough air cleaning experience leaving you feeling peaceful and healthier. Filters only need to be replaced every 6 months—the active carbon filters are 4 for $9 and HEPA filters for $30.
AeraMax 100 Air Purifier – 200 square feet
If you’re looking for a smart purifier that can detect the contaminants in the air of your home and that will especially help you stay protected during flu and cold season, the AeraMax 100 is going to be a good bet. It has a smart sensor to detect the type of air pollution in your home and purifies accordingly thereby maximizing your clean healthy air experience.
Smart Sensor technology
True HEPA with anti-microbial treatment
Asthama & Allergy Friendly certified
The True HEPA filter will prevent you from breathing in dust, pollen, or dander plus the anti-microbial treatment will help kill off germs and viruses which lower you and your family’s chance of getting sick. There’s also a unique mode for flu, allergy, and cold season to especially crack down on those germs and bacteria during those times where it seems like it’s impossible for you not to get sick. Imagine this added safety feature so you don’t have to take off work or pass a cold in between you and your family. Good health is priceless.
The carbon filter will help trap odorous particles for any lingering smoke or pet smells. The ionizer field adds extra air purification by electrically charging air particles that attach to other air particles that aren’t picked up by the filters. These particles will be dragged down to the ground or other surfaces that you can remove when you clean instead of breathing them into your lungs. The AeraMax 100 is Asthma and Allergy Friendly certified as well so if you or your loved ones have any breathing sensitivities you don’t have to worry.
Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier – 200 square feet
Want fewer germs in your home but not sacrifice the peaceful silence? The PureZone HEPA air purifier gives you just that as it combines filtered air cleaning with germicidal UV-C light to kill micro-organism that can make you and family more susceptible to getting sick. Fewer germs = fewer colds and cases of flu. More time working, playing, living.
True HEPA filter
Easy to use
Pure Enrichment prides and highlights this purifier’s ability to efficiently clean at an ultra quiet noise level of 30dB. Fan noise is a common complaint among air purifier customers– usually the harder a unit’s fan is working to pump out filtered air the louder its noise will be— but this isn’t the case for you when you get this purifier.
The True HEPA filter will capture 99.7% of air particles like dust, dander, and pollen so you don’t have to breathe those common air pollutants in. It’s easy to use as Pure Enrichment boasts it can be operated straight out of the box so you don’t have to read instructions and assemble anything. It also has a timer for 2, 4, or 8 hours of continuous use so you can save money on your power bill and efficiency.
With your purchase, you also receive a 5-year warranty and 7-days a week support from a popular well trusted brand meaning you will be in very hands as opposed to other brand purifiiers where that can not be the case. Rest assured.
Phillips Air Purifier 1000 – 200 square feet
Combine the whisper sound level of the PureZone and the smart sensor technology of the AeraMax, and you have yourself the Phillips Air Purifier 1000 which utilizes AeraSense technology to give you real time feedback of changes in the air quality. Regardless of how slight the air changes, it adjusts automatically so you can have the most thorough tranquil clean air environment for your home at all times. As I said before, not all air purifiers are created equal and neither are air pollution levels therefore they needed to be deal with accordingly and that’s what make this real time feedback sensor so amazing for you.
Real-time feed back automatic sensor
3 Auto operation modes
AHAM & Energy Star certified
The HEPA industry-standard filter will, of course, help remove dust, pollen, and dander from your breathing space so you don’t have to breathe those pollutants into your lungs. It can run on 3 automated modes: one for general operation throughout a normal day, one for allergy sensitivities when the season is in session or when you have breathing sensitivities, and one for night time when you are sleeping and need quiet fan noise.
The carbon filter will also absorb odors and gases and VOC’s so you can rest assure that you don’t have to smell any lingering smoke or pet smells. You won’t have to worry about your power bill increasing dramatically because it’s Energy Star certified. You also can rest assured again about its efficiency to cover and filter common air pollutants as it’s been lab tested and certified by AHAM, who runs rigorous tests on air purifiers for overall performance.
Large Room Air purifiers200-400 square feet
Winix 5500-2 – 360 square feet
So you’ve seen a lot of purifier with HEPA, carbon, and smart sensor technology, but what if you want just a little bit more filtration? Although HEPA and carbon filters are great to capturing coming air particles they eventually do need to be replaced, but something that can stay in your purifier is this Plasma Wave technology that breaks down odors, vapors, and allergens. If anything minuscule passes through the filters it will meet its demise when its molecular structure is broken down by the Plasma Wave which will further protect your lungs and air quality.
AOC carbon filter
Smart Sensor/Auto Mode
4 fan speeds
The HEPA filter will capture 99.7% of dust, dander, and pollen so you can breathe easier, while the AOC (advanced odor control) carbon filter will absorb gases and odors so you can smell fresh air throughout your home. These two filters work together so one is not overworked and so you can have a better clean air experience.
The smart sensor and auto modes will provide convenient customized use for you while you can focus on doing your day to day activities as it scans and adjusts accordingly. It also initiates a low sleep mode at night with lower fan noise so you can have an undisturbed peaceful sleep in a clean air environment. It also has 4 fan speeds if you want to manually choose the speed for your purifier.
Honeywell HPA300 – 465 square feet
Allergens and allergies be gone! There’s a reason why Honeywell is so well respected and the #1 doctor recommended brand for you if suffer from allergies. The HPA300 was specifically designed to trap and remove allergens from the air in large spaces and rooms so you and your family can breathe freely and relaxingly in an allergen and smoke-free environment. It removes tiny particles as small as viruses (a fraction of a micron or .001mm) as well which will better protect your family from illness as these particles are considered even more dangerous since they can get deeper into your respiratory tract.
The pre-filter that catches larger particles like pollen and mold spores so they don’t get stuck in your upper respiratory tract and make you cough. This allows the HEPA filter which catches the smaller particles like dust, dander, and bacteria, and the activated carbon filter to catch smoke and other odors much better. So you can breathe easier and smell refreshing air free of irritants and bad smells.
When you purchase the HPA300 you get a 5-year limited warranty from a well trusted established brand. Honeywell also recommends replacing the pre-filter every 3 months (1 pack for $10) and the HEPA filter once every 6 months (3 pack for $55).
To top it off, this purifier works so well it will circulate filtered air 5 times within one hour to ensure and maximize thoroughly clean fresh air for you to breathe in as opposed to other purifiers that may only circulate the air a few times within an hour for smaller spaces.
Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode – 528 square feet
Let’s say you want something powerful yet simple to use and convenient to run, then the Coway AP-1512HH may be an excellent contender in your fight for streamlined air purification. Coway prides itself for providing super-effective air purification with a stylish sleek design so you can enjoy the freshness of the air and the aesthetic appeal of the purifier. Plus you will appreciate how easy it is to use and to let automatically run with its air quality smart sensor that intuitively responds to the current changes in air pollution within your home.
It has a 4-stage filtration for a maximized air cleaning for your home within a 528 square feet area. The pre-filter will catch larger particles so they don’t get caught in your lungs, a long-lasting HEPA filter will catch dust and dander for your allergies, the carbon filter will catch pet and smoke odors for your smell, and the Bipolar Ionizer will further remove smaller particles from the air for your added protection.
What you will also come to appreciate when you get this Coway air purifier is how efficient it is because it will let you know when a filter needs to be replaced (filters are cheaper than the Honeywell filters) so you don’t have to constantly check if they’re dirty, and when there is no detectable air pollution for 30 minutes, it will automatically shut off its fan to save power and save you money on your electric bill. Comes with a 3-year warranty.
Airfree Iris 3000 Air Purifier – 650 square feet
Want a filter-free germ-fighting air purifying powerhouse for a large space? That’s exactly what you’ll have with the Airfree Iris 3000 air purifier. It uses patented Thermodynamic TSS technology similar to using boiling water’s heat to kill air pollutants and airborne bacteria so you can rest assured that you and your family are covered for all air pollution inside of your home. Polluted air is constantly brought into the purifier, sterilized at 400-degrees F, cooled, and then sent back out to the room using traditional air convention.
No maintenance cost
Patented Thermodynamic TSS Technology
You would assume something that is that radically powerful would be pretty noisy like most strong purifiers. Not at all! You will be plesantly suprised when you hear the perfect silence of your own home as the Iris 3000 is virtually noiseless while it destroy anything that isn’t pure air. It doesn’t stop there…
There are no filters to replace on this purifier. This also means you won’t have ANY maintenance costs. No checking filters and no shopping for replacements for you when you own the Iris 3000. All you have to do is plug in, turn on the switch, and let it do its thing.
It also is very energy efficient because it doesn’t use any filters or other technology. It also features an optional night light to help promote relaxation and sleep for you at night. Airfree also comes with a 2-year warranty that often extends and hardly breaks down.
Rabbit Air MinusA2 – 815 square feet
Ok, so how about something that aggressively cleans, stylishly sleek, and is out of the way of your pets, children, and house guests? Enter the Rabbit Air MinusA2 that can be mounted on your wall or stand alone on a table or desk. You will relax when you know that the smart sensor will detect if it is daylight or nighttime and run speeds accordingly. which is higher during the day and lower at night for your convenience.
It will clean the air for up to 815 square feet area which is a good chunk of the average household. The highest speed can filter this space twice in one hour all while being between noise levels of 20 to 45 dBA so to not disturb your daily activities or sleep while still giving you very clean air to breathe. Additionally at night
The motor runs at optimal levels as rated by Energy Star certifications while the filters can last about 2 years while being run 12 hours every day. This means you can rest assured that you’re not unnecessarily running up your power bill and you won’t have to replace your filter every 6 months like most air purifiers.
Another feature you’ll love is that the MinusA2 is controllable from any wifi-connected device like your iPhone or iPad using the Rabbit Air app so you can control your purifier from where ever you are in your home and not have to stop anything you’re doing to readjust it.
Do you have pesky pet odors, lingering smoke smells, nauseating cleaning chemicals, or stagnating food smells in your home? Well, those are things of the past once you have the Clevr 8 -stage air purifier that is designed to not just remove odors but eliminate them. It uses 8 different air cleaning technologies to completely eliminate virtually all odors leaving you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed as your sense of smell is liberated. Your clean fresh smelling home is your happy home.
It uses more air cleaning technologies than most air purifiers you’ll find to give you one of the most thorough clean air environments you can get from a purifier on the market. Each stage of the Clevr serves a specific purpose and/or helps to offload the work the other filters so each one can work the most efficiently for the purpose it was intended for.
Pre-filter for bigger particles like dander and hair
HEPA filter for dust and pollen
Active carbon filter for odors
Photocatalytic filter for smaller particles
UV-light to neutralize harmful air particles
Ozone generator (optional switch) to aggressively clean the air
Negative ionizer to electrically charge ions to drag others down to the ground
Plasma filter to kill micro-organisms like bacteria and viruses
It comes with a 1-year warranty and stylish bamboo design that can fit your indoor decor needs and not stick out like a sore thumb as many powerful air purifiers do around this strength. Also comes with an optional Ozone switch so you can turn on when you leave to aggressively clean while you’re gone and you don’t have to breathe in directly.
IQair HealthPro Plus – 1,125 square feet
Kill off any minuscule chance of catching a virus that could make you develop a cold, flu, or other illness with the medical grade professional strength of the IQair HealthPro Plus. It’s also the #1 recommended air purifier to those who suffer from allergies and asthma so you can rest assured that you or your family won’t suffer from unnecessary unwanted uncomfortable symptoms anymore.
medical grade #1 recommended for asthma and allergies
kills particles 10x smaller than a virus
100x more effective than a HEPA
covers 1,125 square feet
Its UltraHEPA filter is also 100x more effective than a standard HEPA filter as it catches the finest particles that make up 90% of air pollution that affect your internal organs known as UltraFines that most purifiers cannot pick up and it also lasts for 4 years ($200).
These particles are linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma and cancer and they are not usually addressed because they are difficult to filter but not when you have the IQair HealthPro to remove these from the air in your home. You and your family are significantly safer from illness and uncomfortable symptoms.
Its large-particle capturing pre-filter lasts 2 years ($125) and the gas & odor-absorbing V5-cell lasts between 2-4 years ($100). You won’t have to replace your filters every 6 months to keep your HealthPro plus running like the majority of air purifiers.
The machinery is efficient and powerful and only cost pennies on your energy bill allowing you to have medical-grade air quality while saving you money compared to running the average air purifier. Once registered on the IQAir website, your HealthPro Plus comes with a 10-year warranty.
Want full automated control of an air purifier that is going to eliminate your allergies from the convenience of your phone? The Pure Cool Link from Dyson is a powerful automated air cleaning cool conditioning machine and it is hard to ignore as it frequents many sites like the top results on Google.com and many review sites like on BusinessInsider.com.
Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly and Awarded the Quietmark Accreditation
HEPA filter purification and cool air conditioning
Remote control with app or Alexa
It’s certified Asthma and Allergy friendly to help alleviate and eliminate your uncomfortable symptoms. It’s also awarded the Quietmark Accreditations so it won’t be an annoyance to you or your family during your everyday indoor activities including sleep.
It features a glass-encased 360-degree rotating HEPA filter purification to capture 99.7% of all particles as small as .03 microns all around the house so you don’t have to breathe dust, allergens, or dander into your lungs where ever you are. The Cool Link also doubles as extra air conditioning as it cools you off during hot summer days which will also save your on energy bill as it is much more expensive to run your house AC unit on cooler temperatures.
The biggest feature is that it’s controllable from your Dyson app on your phone, remote control device, and your Alexa. The Cool Link will monitor the air quality and adjust accordingly while giving you updates via your phone where you can manually adjust settings as well. You will also enjoy how easy it is to use so you don’t have to fuss with complicated hard to use settings.
HEPA filter lasts for 12 months ($140) with everyday 12-hour continuous use. Also, the Cool Link has some added safety features such as it’s auto shut off feature in case it falls off a surface. It also includes a 2-year warranty.
So there you have it! These are the best picks across the board regarding the 3 aspects I described earlier (square feet coverage, maintenance costs, features) that I found over many different review sites based on thorough research and independent product testing.
What square feet coverage and features are you looking for? Which one of these 15 purifiers stands out for you?
Leave a comment and let me know. 🙂 I would love to hear from you. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you shortly.