Even if you donâ€™t have allergies, itâ€™s not hard to appreciate the desire to have clean air inside your home.Â In fact, poor air quality could lead to people who had no previous health problems eventually developing respiratory or sinus related issues.
The good thing about air within a house or apartment is that it can be much more highly regulated and controlled, with one of the most common methods being that of using an air purifier.Â
Obviously, not every air purifier is going to be a top-dollar purchase, so weâ€™ve narrowed the selection down to the 5 best purifiers currently on the market.Â With a closer look at their specific benefits, picking something that works perfectly for your own home should be a cinch.
IQAir HealthPro Plus â€“ New Edition:
While it is at the higher end of the market, this is one of those models where the money required for it is completely understandable.Â Great for any home, this air purifier would be particularly recommended for those with allergy or asthma problems, as itâ€™s considered an extremely high-grade purifier.
Capable of handling a room capacity of up to 900 square feet, this high-performance purifier can capture particles as small as .003 microns.Â Not only can it handle pollen and mold spores, but smoke particulates and various gases.Â This particular model features increased air filtration and is considerably quieter than previous model types.
Very popular among consumers for specific use in bedrooms, due to its extremely quiet nature, this air purifier features a streamlined design and three stages of filtration.Â Its pre-filter stages use activated carbon to neutralize larger airborne particulates and odors, such as those relating to smoke or kitchen odors.
The HEPA filters trap much smaller particles, such as allergens, pet dander, and mold spores.Â Another reason why it tends to be used in bedrooms â€“ apart from its quietness â€“ is that itâ€™s only capable of handling about 155 square feet.Â The filters last anywhere from 8 months to a year, and the entire unit is lightweight enough to easily be moved throughout the home.
Many air purifiers will pull air from front to back, but the Honeywell draws air in from a 360-degree vantage point, and then redistributes it back in all directions.Â This bit of technology does wonders for creating the best conditions for cleaning a room, and it makes it so much easier to find somewhere to place the model.
Whatâ€™s probably even more amazing, for potential consumers, is that, with careful vacuuming, the Honeywellâ€™s HEPA filter can have a lifespan of 5 years.Â The controls feature a sensor that monitors when cleaning needs to be performed on the filters, as well as when they need to be replaced â€“ something that makes maintenance a lot easier to keep up with.
Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier:
Considered to be Alenâ€™s top-of-the-line model, the BreatheSmart has a multi-stage filtration system that can be customized according to several different types of filters offered.Â These filters allow owners pinpoint their particular irritants and focus on neutralizing those in particular.
Whether youâ€™re prone to issues regarding common allergens or you need to neutralize tobacco smoke, the filter options give you more flexibility and control over your specific needs.Â This modelâ€™s sensors will let you know what the quality of the air in the home is and the sort of purifying itâ€™s having to do.Â The BreatheSmart is in the middle-range, in terms of price, making it a solid purchase, considering it performs just as well as many higher-priced models.
Austin Air Pet Machine HEPA Air Purifier:
Every pet owner can attest to how difficult it can be to keep pet hair from taking over their home.Â For those with allergies or a basic sensitivity to pet hair and dander, an air purifier specifically targeted at cleaning the air in a home with pets is basically a godsend.Â Apart from aggravating airborne particles like pet hair and dander, another big concern for pet owners is pet odor.
The Austin Air Pet Machine does an excellent job at capturing and neutralizing odors, as well as airborne particles like pet dander, pollen, and dust.Â If you have an indoor/outdoor pet, then you certainly want an air purifier thatâ€™s also able to tackle things like pollen that they might bring in with them.Â Luckily, the Pet Machine can tackle it all, thanks to its state-of-the-art filtration system.Â Capable of handling a room capacity of up to 750 square feet, the Pet Machine also comes with a 5-year parts and labor warranty.