Highest Rated Air Purifiers 2018

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Highest Rated Air Purifiers

We all breathe and I must assume that we all want to breathe clean air which is why we took the time to find out what are the highest rated air purifiers on the market.

During our reviews of the highest rated air purifiers we came across a number of good options in a variety of price ranges. We also found that many of the highest rated air purifiers had a variety of features to meet many different needs. One thing you need to determine is what you want the air purifier to do. If a member of your family has asthma you need to purchase the air purifier that removes the most particles from the air. You need REALLY clean air, not sort of clean air.

Another thing to consider when looking at our highest rated air purifiers is if you have pets. Pets produce a larger number of allergens than a non-pet home. Just like with asthma, you need better filters and will probably have to change or clean the filters more often.

What does air purifier do? Simply put they remove contaminants from the air in the room. May are marketed as being beneficial to allergy suffers and removing smoke from the air if someone in your family smokes.

How do air purifiers work? There are a number of different techniques an air purifier can use to remove contaminates from the air.

Using a filter is one of the common methods used by our highest rated air purifiers. An air purifier using a filter simply forces air through a filter and the filter is responsible for capturing the particles as they move through the filter. High efficiency air purifiers use High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filters that remove at least 99.97% of .3 micrometer particles.

Product List Price Manufacturer Model
Levoit LV-H132 Air Purifier Filtration with True HEPA Filter, Odor Allergies Allergen Eliminator Cleaner for Room, Home, Pets, Smoke, Dust, Smokers, Mold, Night Light $89.99 Levoit LV-H132
GermGuardian AC5350B $134.99 Guardian Technologies AC5350BCA
GermGuardian AC4825 $149.99 Guardian Technologies AC4825
PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA $129.99 Pure Enrichment PEAIRPLG
Levoit Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter $179.99 LEVOIT LV-PUR131
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA $199.99 Winix 5300-2
GermGuardian AC5250PT $119.99 Guardian Technologies AC5250PT
InvisiClean Aura 4 in 1 N/A InvisiClean IC-5018

Activated carbon is another filtering method used in top rated air purifiers. A carbon filter absorbs volatile chemicals on a molecular basis; however it does not remove larger particles. Activated carbon changes the contaminants from a gaseous phase to a solid phase.

Thermodynamic sterilization is a process that uses heat and a ceramic core with micro capillaries. These filters are used to remove 99.9% of microbiological particles. It incinerates bacteria, viruses, dust mites, mold and fungus spores.

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation is used to sterilize air as it passes through ultra violet lamps.

An ionizer purifier uses charged electrical surfaces to generate electrically charged air or gas ions. At one time ionizer purifiers were the most popular of the air purifiers. They are still popular but there are other options in the highest rated air purifiers.

An ozone generate was sometimes sold as whole house air cleaners. Ozone generators produce a significant amount of ozone. However, the only safe use of an ozone generator is in an unoccupied room. These are popular with restoration contractors to remove smoke after a fire, musty smells after flooding and the stench of decaying flesh that cannot be removed by bleach or anything else.

The highest rated air purifiers are great inventions and obviously highly recommend but they are not the answer to every air quality problem. There are a number of myths concerning air purifiers.

One myth is that if you have a top rated air purifier then your allergy problems are over. Yes, a top quality air purifier will help but they are not a magic bullet to your allergy problems. Contaminates like pollen are heavy and fall to the floor before the air purifier can remove them. If you want to really help with your allergies a highest rated air purifier is a tool in your toolbox, not your ONLY tool.

Yes, you will still have to dust if you have an air purifier. Unless you set your house up like a clean room in a micro-chip processing facility you will still have dust. Even if you have one of your highest rated air purifiers in every room you will still have dust to deal with.

You will not have an odorless house just because you bought a top rated air purifier. An air purifier will help with odors but you will still have to keep your house clean and take out the garbage. Again, just because we are giving you the highest rated air purifiers does not mean you can stop keeping your house clean and expect miracles.

Just because your top rated air purifier says HEPA does not mean that it will remove everything in your air. Even a highest rated air purifier with a HEPA filter varies in size and construction. Obviously, we tried to find the ones that functioned the best but nothing is perfect. At least not in a reasonable price range. It should also be noted that a HEPA filter does not remove odors. To remove odors you will need a good amount of carbon in a separate filter.

Speed does make a difference in the function of an air purifier. Lower speeds are quieter but they move a smaller volume of air through the air purifier. If you want to remove the most contaminates the you are going to have to run your top rated air purifier at a higher speed in order to increase the overall volume of air filtered.

Many air purifier tout their ability to removed bacteria and viruses. Those ultra violet and other types with similar functionality might remove some bacteria and viruses. The problem is that the bacteria and viruses do not stay in front of the ultra violet light long enough to effective neutralize them.

Let’s look at the highest rated air purifiers we found for you.

 

Levoit LV-H132 Air Purifier Filtration with True HEPA Filter, Odor Allergies Allergen Eliminator Cleaner for Room, Home, Pets, Smoke, Dust, Smokers, Mold, Night Light

 

  • Helps filter out smoke, contaminants, and odors from the wildfires. Helps neutralize airborne bacteria, pet dander, mold & fungi. 
  • 3 Stage Filtration System: Pre-filter, TRUE HEPA Filter, & Activated Carbon Filter. It removes 99.97% of dust, pollen, smoke, odor, mold spores, and pet dander; filters particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger and filters air pollution of PM 2.5. Ideal for people who suffer from allergies, nasal stuffiness.
  • 100% Ozone free, does not use UV or Ions which produce trace amounts of measurable ozone, a harmful air pollutant.
  • Captures and neutralizes various household odors such as cooking smells, pet odors, and cigarette smoke.
  • 3 Speed Settings (low, medium, and high) provide options for various conditions.
  • Quietly operates throughout the night, and has a gentle night light with two brightness settings.
  • Unique size and contemporary design makes it a perfect fit in smaller rooms or office spaces. The perfect gift for family, friends, and office mates.
  • Traps dust mites, large particles, and pollen. Activated Carbon Filter is on the other side of True HEPA Filter.
  • 2-year warranty and lifetime support. On average, the filter should be replaced every 6 months and is available for purchase (Search for: LV-H132-RF); the air filter may need to be replaced sooner or later depending on the air quality in your area. Note: please remove the plastic bag of the HEPA filter and charcoal filter before running the air purifier.

Love fresh air? Bring it inside-whether to your living room spread, atop a small nightstand, or right next to you at your work. Let it do its work, choose from low, medium, or high fan speed settings. This 3-in-1 air purifier with three stages of filtration (Fine Preliminary, True HEPA, Activated Carbon filters) tackle 99.97% of particles and odors, plus soft night light which helps lull you into a serene slumber.

GermGuardian AC5350B Elite 4-in-1 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Captures Allergens, Smoke, Odors, Mold, Dust, Germs, Pets, Smokers, 28-Inch Germ Guardian Air Purifier

  • True HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as .3 microns such as household dust, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollens
  • Air Purifiers with Charcoal filters reduce common odors from pets, smoking and cooking.Cord Length: 6 feet
  • UV-C light technology works with Titanium Dioxide to kill airborne bacteria, viruses, germs and mold spores
  • 28 inch digital tower with 5 speeds is best used for medium to large rooms and CADR rated 110+.Select UV-C ON or OFF using UV-C Mode button and UV Bulb Replacement Indicator
  • IMPORTANT: Use GENUINE Guardian Technologies replacement parts to maintain product performance and warranty. Only one single filter needs to be replaced every 6-8 months depending on the use of the product; Replacement filter is filter C – Model FLT5000 (ASIN B003AKIGFS). To lengthen the life of your filter, a 4 pack of the carbon filters is also available – Model FLT28CB4 (ASIN B017ANUUTA). Voltage: 120V 60Hz

The 4-in-1 Air Cleaning System is perfect for allergy sufferers. With a True HEPA filter, it captures 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as .3 microns in size! According to the American Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, doctors recommend HEPA air filtration to reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers.

More than just a filter, the UV-C light kills germs, while the charcoal filter captures odors. CADR Rated 110+ and standing 28 inches tall, it is lightweight and ideal to use in both medium to large rooms. The easy to use digital display panel includes UV-C control, a filter change indicator and an up to 8 hour timer. 5 speeds provide high speed allergen control down to ultra-quiet sleep mode.

The Elite Collection provides both form and function to provide a superior air cleaning system. The simple, stylish design looks great in any home environment.

GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Captures Allergens, Smoke, Odors, Mold, Dust, Germs, Pets, Smokers, 22-Inch Germ Guardian Air Purifier

  • True HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as .3 microns such as household dust, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollens. Charcoal filter reduces common odors from pets, smoking and cooking.
  • Air Purifiers with UV-C light technology work with Titanium Dioxide to kill airborne bacteria, viruses, germs and mold spores.
  • 22 inch 3 speed tower is best used for medium sized rooms and CADR rated 100+
  • IMPORTANT: Use GENUINE Guardian Technologies replacement parts to maintain product performance and warranty. Only one single filter needs to be replaced every 6-8 months depending on the use of the product; Replacement filter is filter B – Model FLT4825 (ASIN B0055521W0) . To lengthen the life of your filter, a 4 pack of the carbon filters is also available – Model FLT22CB4 (ASIN B017ANUVC6). Voltage: 120V 60Hz
  • Safety certified by Intertek which is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. Certain units might produce mechanical noise during initial set-up which will subside after regular usage. Units are constantly life tested to insure the product meets the performance and durability expectations of the consumer.
  • Kills airborne germs including: staph, influenza, and rhinovirus. Titanium Dioxide is activated by the UV-C light to reduce remaining organisms.

PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier – 3 Speeds Plus UV-C Air Sanitizer – Eliminates Dust, Pollen, Pet Dander, Smoke, Mold Spores, & Household Odors – with Whisper-Quiet Operation & Auto Off Timer

 

  • PURIFIES THE AIR: True HEPA filter captures 99.97% of dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, and household odors.
  • DESTROYS GERMS & BACTERIA: UV-C light safely destroys micro-organisms such as germs, viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
  • WHISPER-QUIET OPERATION: With a noise level at just 30dB, PureZone silently sanitizes the air for easier breathing and more restful sleep.
  • EASY & EFFICIENT OPERATION: Sets up in seconds for immediate use out of the box and features an optional automatic timer that shuts off the unit after 2, 4, or 8 hours of continuous use to promote energy efficiency
  • WHAT YOU GET: Air purifier, 3-in-1 HEPA filter, user manual, industry-leading 5 Year Warranty, caring customer support 7 days a week, and the peace of mind that comes from a trusted brand with millions of customers worldwide.

PureZone safely sanitizes the air in your home or office in a few short hours making it more breathable, enjoyable, and even healthier. The sleek, modern design complements any decor and is fully customizable with three speed settings and an automatic timer to conserve energy and extend the life of the 3-in-1 air filter.

Thanks to True HEPA filtration–which is proven to eliminate 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns–PureZone provides a perfect solution for making the air more comfortable for people who suffer from allergies, asthma or other breathing issues.

Levoit Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Odor Allergen Allergies Eliminator Cleaner, Home Air Filtration for Dust, Mold, Pets, Smokers, Cooking, Powerful for Large Room, 322 sq. ft, LV-PUR131

 

  • 3 Stage Filtration System: Pre-filter, TRUE HEPA Filter, & Activated Carbon Filter. It removes 99.97% of dust, pollen, smoke, odor, mold spores, and pet dander; filters particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger and filters air pollution of PM 2.5. Ideal for people who suffer from allergies, nasal stuffiness.
  • Here, bacteria, pet dander, mold, and fungi are filtered out. Fine Preliminary Filter is on the other side of True HEPA Filter.
  • 100% Ozone free, does not use UV or Ions which produce trace amounts of measurable ozone, a harmful air pollutant.
  • Smart auto mode to indicate the surrounding air quality, automatically suggests fan speed to purify your air faster.
  • Sleep mode sets the purifier to its lowest setting to produce fresh air as you soundly slumber without disturbing noise.
  • For added convenience, set the timer to have the air purifier operates anywhere from 1 to 12 hours
  • Covers up to an average to large living room of 322 sq.ft (30 m²); CADR Rated 135+, refresh your air in 10 minutes.
  • 2-year warranty and lifetime support. On average, the filter should be replaced every 6 months and is available for purchase (Search for: LV-PUR131-RF); the air filter may need to be replaced sooner or later depending on the air quality in your area. Note: please remove the plastic bag of the filter before running the air purifier.

We all love the fresh air outside. What about all the times we’re inside? Whether you’re working from home or curling up for the night, you shouldn’t have to give a second thought to the air you breathe. Let Levoit’s true HEPA filtration produce clean, fresh air for your home and take care of 99.97% of dust, allergens, and bacteria–filtering out particles as small as 0.3 microns. As it addresses air pollution of PM 2.5 (pollution rate) in an area up to 322 ft², you can sit back to breathe easier and live better.

Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter

 

  • True-HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne pollutants; dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens as small as 0.3 microns.
  • 3 Stage cleaning, removes a range of allergens: dust, cigarette smoke, pollen, odors, pet dander, mold spores and organic chemicals
  • PlasmaWave acts as a permanent filter to safely break down odor, allergens, chemical vapors and other pollutants – with no harmful ozone
  • Smart Sensor gauges the air and our Auto Mode adjusts the fan to filter the air as needed; with a sleep mode for silent night-time operation
  • CADR rated for 360 sq. ft. Suitable for medium and large rooms; kids bedrooms, baby nurseries and offices

Reduces VOCs and household odors from cooking, pets, and smoke. It is designed to catch airborne particles found indoors, which also helps prolong the True HEPA Filter life.

PlasmaWave Technology works at a molecular level to safely breaks down odors, allergens, chemical vapors, and other indoor pollutants, without emitting harmful Ozone or byproducts.

Want to control your unit manually? The 5300-2 has you covered. With 4 settings you can manually set the speed to exactly what you want. So show the particles in your air whose boss by choosing between Low, Medium, High, and Turbo.

Utilizing our Smart Sensors the 5300-2 consistently monitors the air around it. The LED indicator displays the quality on a scale of good to poor (1-3). When the unit senses the quality change, it automatically adjusts the speed at which it’s running to equalize the pollutants and create clean, pure air.

Worried you might forget when your filter needs to be changed? Fret not. The 5300-2 will let you know when it’s time. The control panel will display an LED alert until the filter is changed. On average the (CD)Carbon Pre-Filter needs to be changed every 6 months and the True HEPA Filter needs to be changed every year.

GermGuardian AC5250PT 3-in-1 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Captures Allergens, Smoke, Odors, Mold, Dust, Germs, Pets, Smokers, 28-Inch Digital Germ Guardian Air Purifier

  • True HEPA + Pet Pure Treatment: True HEPA captures 99.97% of allergens including pet dander, dust mites and pollen. The Pet Pure is an antimicrobial agent added to the filter to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and odor-causing bacteria on the surface of the filter.
  • Air Purifiers with Charcoal filters reduce common odors from pets, smoking and cooking. Make sure that the HEPA Filter is firmly in place
  • UV-C light technology works with Titanium Dioxide to kill airborne bacteria, viruses, germs and mold spores
  • 28 inch digital tower with 5 speeds is best used for medium to large rooms and CADR rated 125+
  • IMPORTANT: Use GENUINE Guardian Technologies replacement parts to maintain product performance and warranty. Only one single filter needs to be replaced every 6-8 months depending on the use of the product; Replacement filter is filter C Pet- Model FLT5250PT (ASIN B00A9JHQ1I). To lengthen the life of your filter, a 4 pack of the carbon filters is also available – Model FLT28CB4 (ASIN B017ANUUTA). Voltage: 120V 60Hz

The 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System is perfect for allergy sufferers. True HEPA captures 99.97% of allergens including pet dander, dust mites and pollen. The Pet Pure is an antimicrobial agent added to the filter to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and odor-causing bacteria on the surface of the filter.

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, doctors recommend HEPA air filtration to reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers. More than just a filter, the UV-C light kills germs, while the charcoal filter captures odors. CADR Rated 125+ and standing 28 inches tall, it is lightweight and ideal to use in both medium to large rooms.

The easy to use digital display panel includes UV-C control, a filter change indicator and an up to 8 hour timer. 5 speeds provide high speed allergen control down to ultra-quiet sleep mode.

InvisiClean Aura 4 in 1 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, Carbon Filter, UV Light, Ionizer, Timer – Hepa Air Purifier for Dust, Mold, Allergies, Smokers, Pets, Odors, Smoke, Small to Large Rooms

 

  • 4 LEVELS OF CLEANING – Built-in True HEPA filter, Activated Carbon Prefilter, Ionizer, and UV-C Light. Our premium true HEPA filters are made in South Korea and capture up to 99.97% of all airborne particles up to 0.3 microns in size. The activated carbon prefilter absorbs odors and captures large particles and will make your HEPA filter last longer. HEPA filter with prefilter is included. The filters will last 6-12 months depending on usage. Replacement filters are available for sale.
  • POWERFUL AND ENERGY EFFICIENT – Utilizes powerful DC (Direct Current) motor to deliver double the air output using half the electricity of other air purifiers in its class. CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) is rated at 170 CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute). The air purifier is less than 18 inches tall and about a foot wide but has the cleaning power of air purifiers twice its size.
  • FEATURES – 4 fan speeds( low, med, high, turbo). Quiet at low speed and turbo mode for maximum air cleaning. UV-C light kills germs, viruses, and bacteria and the ionizer emits negative ions to attract particles together and make them easier to filter out of the air. Both features are optional and can be controlled independently. Tested and certified for ozone safety. Timer to shut off automatically after 2, 4, or 8 hours. Sleep mode to turn off all indicator lights while running.
  • SAFETY TESTED – The air purifier has been tested and approved by Intertek with ETL for Electrical Safety and Ozone Emissions Certified by the EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB), and UL-867 approved.
  • WARRANTY AND SUPPORT – Enjoy your clean air and relax knowing that our 3 year warranty and lifetime customer support has you covered.

The InvisiClean Aura 4-in-1 Air Purifier is a complete air cleaning system built in a compact and modern design. There are 4 levels of cleaning: True HEPA, Activated carbon prefilter, ionizer, and UV-C light. Each level of cleaning will help clean and purify the area in your home or office. True HEPA captures up to 99.97% of particles in the air and you will breathe cleaner, fresher air. The air purifier is lightweight and compact in size and can be easily be carried to different parts of your home.

The most important job of an air purifier is to cycle as much air in as short of a time as possible. The more it cycles, the air the faster it cleans. In order to achieve this, the InvisiClean Aura utilizes a high efficiency DC (Direct Current) motor. Using this motor, we are able to generate more than double the air output using less than half the power of other air purifiers in its class. The higher efficiency motor will increase longevity and save electricity over time.

The InvisiClean Aura Air Purifier features 4 fan speed levels, including a turbo mode, for maximum cleaning power. It also features a timer for auto shut off and sleep mode to turn off all indicator lights. The UV-C light and ionizer can be controlled independently.The UV-C light and ionizer does not produce ozone and does not produce any smell or odor.

 

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