8 Top-Rated Air Purifiers That You Can Buy On Amazon
It seems that air purifiers are catching on lately as the next popular household appliance. And it's easy to see why. Air purifiers trap pollen, pet dander, dust particles, smoke particles, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and all sorts of other airborne pollutants. It's no wonder more and more people are buying them for their homes, especially now that protection from air pollutants is so important.
And while an air purifier alone won't protect against the COVID-19 virus, it can be used as part of a broader plan to protect people indoors when combined with other protective measures such as social distancing, wearing masks, and hand washing and disinfection, according to the CDC.
The best air purifiers for clean air in your home
Whether you want to filter out particles that may contain viruses or simply reduce indoor air pollution and improve the air quality in your home, there are a number of excellent air purifiers that are up to the task. Just be sure to choose an air purifier that's appropriate for the size of the room you'll be using it in and change the filters as needed. And again, think of the air purifier as part of a multi-pronged strategy to protect yourself and others from viral infections, not to mention bacteria, allergies and other nasties.
Here are eight of the top-rated air purifiers you can buy now on Amazon.
Alen BreatheSmart Flex Air Purifier
This large air purifier cleans a remarkably large volume of air, effectively refreshing a 700 square foot room every half hour. Its True HEPA filter is rated to last several months longer than comparable units, so the initial price will be softened a bit by the savings on replacement filters.
With more than 750 reviews posted so far, the Alen BreatheSmart has earned an overall rating of 4.7 stars, with reviewers using terms such as "exceptionally well-built [and] quiet" and noting the "great improvement in air quality" since starting to use it. The unit is also very user-friendly, with simple top controls and a light that changes color based on real-time air purity measurements.
Dyson Pure Cool Link Tp02 Air Purifier
Dyson has created an air purifier that monitors the air quality in your home (or office or store) in real time and communicates with you via a smartphone app. This oscillating air purifying fan can be set to one of 10 air speeds, helping you stay cool in hot weather and serving as a white noise machine, while clearing the air of 99.97% of contaminants.
It currently has over 500 five-star reviews and is regularly praised by homeowners, with the only common complaint being its price. The TP02 can be controlled using a remote control, the smartphone app or even by voice when paired with Amazon's Alexa.
PARTU HEPA BS-08 Air Purifier
For a small space like a child's room or home office, this compact air purifier is a perfect choice, as evidenced by the more than 1,000 five-star reviews it currently receives. Designed for rooms up to 160 square feet, the BS-08 is inaudible at its slowest setting, which is perfect for an office, and can serve as a soft sound machine and nightlight thanks to the built-in LEDs, making it suitable for a bedroom. The filter can be cleaned as needed and needs to be replaced two or three times a year, which adds a bit to the cost, but for well under $100, this air purifier has a good starting price.
Molekule Air Mini+ Small Room Air Purifier
This more compact successor to the popular full-size Molekule air purifier doesn't have a compact price tag, but it does have the ability to remove the most compact airborne particles. Unlike many air purifiers that simply capture passing particles, this one uses electrochemical photo oxidation (PECO) to kill viruses, bacteria and other small, invisible, unwanted things.
The device is small enough to be stored out of sight but beautiful enough to be placed prominently in a room. Currently, it has a five-star rating and an overall average of 4.4 on Amazon.
Levoit H13 True HEPA Air Purifier
This small air purifier can renew the air in a room of up to 215 square feet five times per hour when set at maximum and placed in the center of the room. It has a 365-degree air inlet, which allows the H13 to draw air from all directions at once, and its performance can be customized with different types of filters sold separately. Its performance can be customized with different types of filters sold separately, including a mold and bacteria filter, a toxin-absorbing filter (ideal for urban areas with lots of traffic nearby) and a pet allergy filter.
At the time of this writing, the Levoit H13 has a glowing 4.7 star overall rating with over 6,300 reviews.
Blueair Blue Pure Purifying Fan
To be clear, this is a fan first and an air purifier second. But while dedicated air purifiers typically claim to remove more than 99.7% of all airborne contaminants, this fan can capture 99% of pollen, dust and dander. This makes it a great choice for adding airflow and purifying the air at the same time, especially if you're using it in your home where you already rely on a fairly clean environment.
The fan has three speed settings and a remarkably simple one-button control (on, low, medium, fast, off, for example) and tells you when it's time to replace the filter, which can refresh the air in a medium-sized room in about 20 minutes when properly maintained.
Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Air Purifier
Perfect for very large rooms or even an entire small apartment or condo, the Honeywell HPA300 air purifier can be used to clean the air in up to 465 square feet of space. The reviews are also overwhelming, with over 4,000 five-star ratings. Many people who reviewed the HPA300 noted its excellent value for money, as noted by one man who "highly recommended" this "fantastic HEPA air filter at a great price."
IQAir Atem Personal Desk Air Purifier
This IQAir Atem air purifier has a 4.7-star rating on Amazon and a 4.5-star rating at Walmart. You can probably count on the number of reviews posted surging in coming months as people look for ways to stay safe as they return to the office, because this compact device was specially designed for people who share a work space. (It perches on a desk and literally blows fresh air in your face.)
The Atem creates a safe “personal breathing zone” for you at your desk, at the conference table or in other places, like a computer lab or in your dorm. Properly positioned and with filters replaced as needed, this air purifier is a great choice for use when life starts opening up again.