Air purifiers do exactly what the name implies: They clear the air in your home, removing allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores, along with other pollutants and home odors. Consider them another essential cleaning tool for your home—after all, you spend all that time vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting (all of which can stir up dirt and dust into the air you’re breathing in!), and it’s just as important to clean the air around you as it is to clean surfaces.
If you’ve never bought an air purifier before, you might not know which one to buy—and there are so many on the market to choose from. The best thing to do is consider which ones will fit the space you’re in (Does it cover the right square footage amount for your room? Do you have enough space for it?) and reviews from happy customers. All of these highly-rated air filters have HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters, which means they’re designed and rated to remove at least 99.7 percent of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and other airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns, according to the EPA.
Plus, many of them are budget-friendly, with eight out of the 10 air purifiers on this list coming in at under $200 (and four picks that are priced at $100 or less). Spring cleaning never felt so fresh!
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Germ Guardian Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter
This tower air purifier measures 22 inches tall by 9 inches wide and 5.5 inches deep. It covers rooms up to 167 sq. ft. and weighs just 10 pounds, so it’s not hard to move when you need to. And, it has a 4.7 star rating with more than 32,000 reviews.
Best Affordable Air Purifier
True Air Compact Pet Air Purifier
The most affordable option on the list, this Hamilton Beach air purifier is also compact—it works for rooms up to 140 sq. ft., and it measures just 10.88 inches by 8.13 inches by 16.5 inches and weighs only 6.8 pounds. It has a 4.5 star rating, too—and that’s with over 8,000 reviews.
Best Smart Air Purifier
Smart WiFi Air Purifier With True HEPA Filter
Another Amazon favorite (with more than 27,000 reviews!), this 4.6 star-rated air purifier is another sleek, modern option. It comes in at just $90, and covers rooms up to 183 sq. ft. It has a super quiet noise level, and doesn’t take up a ton of space (it measures just 14.75 inches tall and 9.5 inches wide and deep!). The best part? It can be controlled via your phone thanks to WiFi, and you can even voice activate it with your Alexa device.
Allergen-Removing Air Purifier
This simple black air purifier has a 4.4 star rating, covers rooms up to 310 sq. ft., and measures 22.84 inches by 23.7 inches by 20.87 inches. It comes with three filters, features three speed settings, and is designed for quiet operation to ensure it doesn’t keep you up at night.
Best for Pet Owners
TotalClean PetPlus Air Purifier
While all air purifiers are great for pet owners, this one (rated 4.5 stars) is specifically designed with pet owners in mind, capturing pet odors like urine and even wet dog smell. It covers 189 sq. ft. and measures 28 inches high, just over 10 inches wide, and 7 inches deep.
True HEPA Air Purifier 50250-S
Rated 4.5 stars, this circular air purifier from Honeywell covers 390 sq. ft. of space, and measures 18 inches by 18 inches by 17.5 inches. It has three cleaning settings and a long-lasting filter that can easily be vacuumed, as well as a carbon filter.
Best Multi-Tasking Air Purifier
Pure Cool TP01 HEPA Air Purifier & Fan
This Dyson air purifier is just over 40 inches high and nearly 8 inches wide, and unlike some other purifiers, it’s easily portable considering it only weighs around 8 pounds. It covers large rooms and doubles as a fan to help cool down your space. And to top it all off, it has a 4.6 star rating.
PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier
With more than 10,000 reviews and a 4.7 star rating, you know this pick gets the job done. It’s small, measuring in at 10.8 inches wide by 12.1 inches tall and 6.9 inches deep, but it’s mighty, covering up to 200 square feet. It goes through three stages of air purification, including a pre-filter, an activated carbon filter, and a True HEPA filter.
5500-2 PlasmaWave Air Purifier With True HEPA
$156.13 (38% off)
This air purifier from Winix covers rooms of up to 360 sq. ft., and measures in at 23.6 inches tall, 14.9 inches wide, and 7.8 inches deep. It features a three-stage filtration system, including a washable AOC carbon filter that helps rid the air of odors like smoke. Plus, it has a 4.7 star rating with more than 12,000 reviews.
AP-1512HH Mighty Smarter HEPA Air Purifier
$181.00 (21% off)
This sleek, modern purifier works in larger rooms (up to 361 sq. ft.) and measures 18.3 inches tall, 16.8 inches wide, and 9.6 inches deep. It features a four-stage filtration system and a washable pre-filter, and has a 4.7 star rating.
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