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Top 3 Room Air Purifiers

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These are the only option for a home that doesn’t have forced-air heating or cooling. Room air purifiers cost much less than whole-house models. Most room air purifiers weigh from 10 to 20 pounds, have a handle, and stand on the floor or on a table, while heavier models might have wheels.

Some room air purifiers models use a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which can capture ultrafine particles. Most HEPA filters need to be replaced annually, an expense that might approach the cost of the air cleaner (A few air cleaners are now available with cleanable HEPA filters.)

Room models that use either electrostatic-precipitator or ionizer technology produce some ozone, a lung irritant. And they might soil the walls by depositing some pollutant particles on them.

Top 3 Room air purifiers

1.Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Allergen Remover.

  • 1 brand recommended by allergists
  • Helps capture certain airborne germs
  • Circulates room air up to 5 times per hour & AHAM CADR Rated 300 – Room Size: 21′ x 22′ (465 sq. ft.)
  • Activated Carbon Prefilter helps reduce unpleasant odors
  • Easy tap electronic controls w/ 3 air cleaning levels plus Turbo Clean setting & 2, 4, & 8 hour timer. Electronic filter replacement reminders.

Pros:

  • Effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen at its lowest speed, which matters if you’ll run the unit in your bedroom at night.
  • Especially effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen at its highest speed, important for quickly cleaning the air in the room.
  • Runs quietly on its lowest speed.
  • Not especially quiet, but among the quietest air purifiers when on its highest speed.
  • Easy to operate its controls, carry it, and clean or replace its filter(s).
  • Has a filter indicator, which lets you know when it’s time to change/clean the main filter.
  • Energy Star qualified, meaning it’s relatively energy-efficient compared with non-qualified models.
  • Has a carrying handle.
  • Has a programmable timer.

Cons

  • Relatively high annual costs, which includes routine filter replacement (if any) and annual operating costs.
  • Relatively high filter costs.

 

2.Whirlpool AP51030K Whispure Air Purifier, HEPA Air Cleaner

  • Filters air 4.8 times per hour in a 500 square feet room
  • Quiet and easy to use electronic controls
  • True HEPA 0.3 micron filtration
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CEDR) 315
  • 4 Fan speeds, plus sleep and turbo modes

Pros

  • Effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen at its lowest speed, which matters if you’ll run the unit in your bedroom at night.
  • Especially effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen at its highest speed, important for quickly cleaning the air in the room.
  • Runs quietly on its lowest speed.
  • Not especially quiet, but among the quietest air purifiers when on its highest speed.
  • Easy to operate its controls, carry it, and clean or replace its filter(s).
  • Has a filter indicator, which lets you know when it’s time to change/clean the main filter.
  • Energy Star qualified, meaning it’s relatively energy-efficient compared with non-qualified models.
  • Has a carrying handle.
  • Has a programmable timer.

Lows

  • Relatively high annual costs, which includes routine filter replacement (if any) and annual operating costs.
  • Relatively high filter costs.

 

3. Blueair 503 HepaSilent Air-Purification System

  • Keep track of filter changes with the included filter timer
  • Rate (CADR) of 375 cfm with 5 air changes per hour for smoke, dust, and pollen
  • Patented HEPASilent® technology traps 99.97% of harmful particles down to 0.1 microns in size Clean Air Delivery
  • Designed specifically for rooms up to 580 square feet in size
  • SurroundAirTM technology takes in air through an area six times larger than the average air purifier

Pros

  • Better than most at removing dust, smoke, and pollen at its lowest speed, which matters if you’ll run the unit in your bedroom at night.
  • Especially effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen at its highest speed, important for quickly cleaning the air in the room.
  • Runs very quietly on its lowest speed.
  • Has a filter indicator, which lets you know when it’s time to change/clean the main filter.
  • Includes an ionizer but produces no significant ozone.
  • Energy Star qualified, meaning it’s relatively energy-efficient compared with non-qualified models.
  • Has a programmable timer.

Cons

  • Relatively high annual costs, which includes routine filter replacement (if any) and annual operating costs.
  • Relatively high filter costs.
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