Best Air Purifiers For Every Budget & Room Size

The best air purifiers will create a noticeable variation in the air you inhale. A great air purifier will remove any pollen, soot and smoke particles from the air quickly, as well as noiselessly.

The design should also be inherent and as compact as feasible — you don’t want it to take up more space than necessary. 

Since the pandemic, some air purifiers require to help protect against COVID-19 coronavirus by catching the airborne particles carrying the virus. As a result, air purifiers have become very widespread as of late.

Levoit LV-H132

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Decent performance for the price
Small and portable
Loud
Minimal features

Amazon best-seller and the most budget-friendly purifier, it does a respectable job for the price, especially with pet smells. It’s also a svelte machine that’s lightweight, small and transportable, so you can immediately move it throughout your home. There is no programmable timer, and a filter indicator light helps you reduce your filters but does not show you when to replace them. You have to roll all three filters each six months to a year, as the pre-filter isn’t washable. But two replacement kits will cost $30. Levoit LV-H132 is pretty loud on higher settings, so delicate sleepers may struggle to manage this unit in their bedrooms. In addition, the buttons are reportedly finicky — they may endure, freeze, or stop working altogether. If you’re watching for an economical air purifier — or want different machines to cover multiple bedrooms in your home — the Levoit LV-H132 is a decent unit to start with. Truthfully, though, it’s worth spending a bit more for a better device than negotiating with the Levoit.

Blueair Blue Pure 411

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Energy efficient, AffordableMiniature design with inadequate reach

The Blue Pure 411 is the same as the 211+’s much humbler sibling. It employs similar filtering technology and features and comes in a blend of colours. Where the Blue Pure 411 reaches out is in cost and effectiveness. The cleaner is affordable to buy and maintain, and it uses significantly less energy than other air purifiers. The machine is also small, snug and quiet, making it an exceptional choice for your bedroom.The one thing to retain in mind is that if you plan to move your purifier from room to room, the Blue Pure 411 won’t be very efficient in more big-hearted spaces.

Coway Airmega 400

AdvantagesDisadvantages
High-performing dual filters
Aesthetically pleasant
High-priced

Coway’s Airmega 400 is an excellent accomplishing air purifier at a high price. In addition, the Airmega 400 has a dual carbon + genuine HEPA filter, enabling it to purify the air in an adequate space over a brief period more effectively than other machines. Coway claims the Airmega 400 is suitable for filtering rooms of up to 1,560 square feet, but you’ll likely get better performance in rooms that are half that size. The Airmega 400 is big but svelte, and it has handy features like a programmable timer and a display shut-off to reduce disturbance during sleep. There’s also a “smart” variant (the Airmega 400S) that you can blend with an Alexa device or a mobile app.

Austin Air HealthMate HM-400

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Long filter life span
Effective for odour and chemical sensitivities
Expensive
Noisy

The Austin Air Healthmate HM-400’s main scoring point is its high-performing and long-lasting filters, which manage everything from mould and pet wrath to gas and chemical contaminants. It receives high marks from analysts for filtering volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from household commodities such as pesticides, paints, and air fresheners better than other machines in the business. In addition to being practical, Healthmate HM-400 filters serve for up to five years. You can vacuum-swipe-clean or clean the pre-filter regularly in that time as well. Healthmate HM-400 is a fairly time-consuming filter-replacement process and noisy medium and enormous fan speeds. The unit also doesn’t have some basic features that you’d expect even at a lower cost, and it’s pretty power-hungry.

PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Relatively quiet, Attractive designLess powerful than similarly valued models

The PureZone 3-in-1 Air Purifier True HEPA is a budget-friendly model among customers. It’s small, sleek and discreet, making it a good choice for those who care about aesthetics and decent performance. What sets the PureZone 3-in-1 apart is its quiet operation. It’s soft on lower settings and has an automatic timer that can shut the device off while you sleep, making it a good option for bedrooms and babies’ rooms where noise and light disruption matter. In addition, the device comes with a five-year warranty, more extended than other machines at similar prices. The PureZone 3-in-1 has one of the lowest CADR ratings of the devices on this list (80 cfm) and reportedly has a weak fan that limits it to small spaces, but reviewers say it’s effective at filtering most common air particles.

IKEA Förnuftig

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Very affordable, Small and light
Attractive design
Not much power
Best for only the smallest rooms

IKEA entered the air-purifier arena in April 2021 with the Förnuftig, a very inexpensive and beautiful model that looks like a Danish-modern loudspeaker. The Förnuftig is so light (less than 8 pounds) and small (12 x 18 inches) that you can even hang it on the wall. Even the operational costs are low. The Förnuftig comes with a HEPA-like filter for small particles — replacement filters are $5.49 each — and there’s an optional activated carbon filter for odours and VOCs that costs $9.99. So you’re looking at a total yearly outlay of less than $50. Now for the downside. A single Förnuftig can handle only the smallest rooms, those of 108 or fewer square feet. In addition, it’s got a top CADR of 70 cfm, which barely clears the EPA minimum recommendations and is the lowest we’ve seen. And at 60 dB for the highest fan speed — the one that delivers the maximum CADR — it might get a little loud. You could, in theory, get two or three units, hang them around the house and see how you like them. But, overall, the Förnuftig can’t go toe-to-toe with the best air purifiers.