This is a guide that will help you choose the best air purifier that suits your need. I want to point out that i focused on air purifiers that are available on Amazon.com. You’re certainly here after having suffered from indoor air pollution, and after having tried other solutions you’ve come to the conclusion that an air purifier would be a great idea. And as it’s the case in almost all the home technology gears, air purifiers industry is also packed with different brands, models and sizes, in addition to the ever growing environmental scientific jargon. I will try in this review to simplify a bit all these.
What is an air purifier ?
When first hear this name, you think that it’s a big machine which is used in industrial and medical industries, but in fact this is no longer the case. Air Purifiers are now small and even portable and are mainly made to remove airborne germs and other impure air particles like tobacco smoke, dust particles etc…. This is why they are marketed as solution to allergy and asthma problems which i will discuss in the next section.
Does Air Purifiers work ?
When reading the benefits of an Air purifier on its box or on advertisements, you have the impression that it’s a guess game because of the amount of information that focuses more on the cleraning process of the air than what happens to the body. And to answer that question, according to an article from the New York Times, Dr.Myatt reported that it did work after having observed that visits to the doctor of asthmatic children had reduced right after having used an purifier. Yes it is mainly used to stop allergy symptoms, but at least we have an answer about asthma from an expert.
So how could we know the best air purifier existing? Well first you must know in which space you feel the air is the most impure. Then you filter out the choices by the air purifiers that have the capacity to clean the air of this surface. After that, if money is not a problem, you can compare the features of each one that i’ve grouped together in a table down this page, and you can click on the link to go to Amazon. Once there, you can go down and see the comments and ratings of customers that have already been using it for a significant period.
Germguardian Air Purifier AC4825
This is a 3 in 1 air cleaning system, that has, in my opinion, the best unit design look with its classy black and the sleek blue light. Guardiantechnologies, the manufacturer, has three main versions of this air purifier, the AC5250 and the pet pure specialized for the pet allergy sufferers. But the AC4825 is the most popular and a best seller on amazon.com. It has a HEPA filter and can cover up to ft.
Honeywell 50250-S Pure HEPA Round Air Purifier
Despite its classical decent look, this is one of the best air purifiers when it comes to consumer feedback. Why this one is round? It is to maximize the catch as it features a 360-degree airflow. It has3 speeds, in addition to a carbon pre-filter. This unit Measures 18 by 18 by 19 inches. Offering a 5-year limited warranty, Honeywell’s reputation is quite positive and this unit comes with some other interesting features that you can check in the comparison table down this page.
Hamilton Beach 04383A True Air Allergen-Reducing Air Cleaner
This brand hasn’t stopped yet amazing us. This small piece of technology has satisfied a significant number of customer; a customer even bought 3 of these. One of the main features that make it stand among others is the ability to clean the filter to be vacuumed clean and therefore, you don’t have to buy a replacement filter. It is comparably small to the other units, as it measures 8-1/2 by 6 by 13-1/2 Inch. They reported it to be a quiet processing air purifier and could run for 24/7. You have the choice between a white and a black color.
Honeywell HFD-120-Q Air Purifier
If you want a high speed air purifier, then the features of this one are promising. The manufacturer, Honeywell, informs that this unit can circulates the air up to 5 times an hour of a room that has a surface up to 170 sq. ft., which is quite amazing for an air purifier of this size (and price : $119.99). Not only that, it also says that it captures up to 18 times more pollutants than ionic air purifiers. Another interesting point is that it has the fair federal limit of ozone emission.
Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model
Having a very serious look, the feature of the Winix air purifier are also very serious. The first feature of this air purifier that catch the attention is the high surface that this unit can handle, which is 350 square feet. Another interesting feature is a Built-in air quality sensor that can automatically adjust the fan speed. It would have been more interesting if this unit had a remote control. Another drawback, unlike the Honeywell warranty, this one has only a 1-year limited warranty. But still worth considering especially for large spaces.