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Top 6 Air Purifiers to Improve Home Air Quality

What is the Best Air Purifier for Home?

There’s no reason to move about your house sneezing from room to room. Air purifiers can drastically change the life of allergy sufferers. To cut down on sniffles, take a look at some of these top-rated machines that tackle the allergens that have invaded your home. So, what is the best air purifier for a home? Read on to find out.

1. Blueair Classic 605

This monster of a machine can vanquish allergens at high and low speeds. The Blueair Classic eliminates particles quietly on low speeds but is noisy on its high speed. Its high-powered fan might not bother you if you are looking for something to double as a noise machine and an air purifier.

The Blueair Classic is a heavy-duty machine, and with its ferocity comes its hefty 30-pound weight. That could be a downside for some, but for ease of room-to-room transport the Blueair is equipped with wheels.

Overall, you will spend a little extra money with the Blueair Classic (about $600), but this top-rated air purifier is favorably ranked across all categories on Consumer Reports. This beast has a capacity of a 775-square foot room, and although its highest setting is loud, the low speed is just a whisper.

2. Alen BreatheSmart 75i Pure

One of the best air purifiers is the Alen BreathSmart 75i Pure. It’s expensive (at about $750 on various online retailers) but has strong overall ratings for its dust and smoke removal, noise level and energy efficiency.

Purchasing a home air purifier can be a big initial cost and running a home air purifier can pile onto that cost. Fortunately, the Alen BreathSmart has thought of this and is one of the better models when it comes to energy efficiency. Filter replacements and operating costs are considerably lower than comparable models. If you do not mind the initial sticker shock, this model will be good to your wallet down the road.

3. Coway AP-1512HH Mighty

The Coway Mighty as affordable as it is effective. Like its name, this purifier is mighty indeed. In just 30 minutes, the Mighty was able to clear smoke pollution in a 135-square-foot room, according to the New York Time’s Wirecutter review.

Tested in a space twice as large as the Mighty’s suggested room specs, the air purifier was able to clear out particulate pollution by nearly 70%. For smaller spaces, the Mighty kicks allergens to the curb. At a price of just $200 to $250 (depending on the retailer) it is a mighty bang for your buck.

4. Winix 5500-2

On its highest setting, the Winix is able to annihilate smoke in a test room in just 30 minutes. Its effectiveness only dropped to 97.2% on its easier-on-the-ears, medium-high setting. It’s about the same price point as the Mighty with models coming in at about $160 to $230, and it is another economical purifier choice.

Give this machine an hour, and your living space will be free and clear of particulates. Running it continuously will ensure that allergens are kept at bay.

5. Levoit Core 400S

Are you looking for a smart air purifier? Look no further than the Levoit Core 400S. This purifier connects to your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, making for an easy-to-use, voice-controlled air purifier.

That’s not the best part about the Levoit Core — it has four speeds, the highest of which produces less than 50 decibels of noise. The Levoit Core comes with its own app, making it an easy entry for smart, home devices.

6. Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto

If your dazzled by the Blueair brand but cannot justify spending the money on this highest-rated purifier, then consider the Blue Pure Auto. It’s about $200 to $250 with a more eye-appealing, smaller form, but this does not sacrifice its performance. It’s most effective when it runs on its high setting, but the medium speed still sweeps away allergens just as well. The machine is sleek and modern, arriving in more than a few color choices, which allows you to have a relatively unnoticeable purifier in a decorated room.

Perhaps the nicest feature of the Blue Pure Auto is that it auto adjusts to the appropriate setting when reading the room’s air quality. It’s a true set-it-and-forget-it air purifier because with its soft noise and modern design, you will hardly know it is there.