IF you suffer from allergies or you’re prone to infections, an air purifier could be a good investment.
Air purifiers are designed to cleanse the air in your home, getting rid of all the nasty bacterias and common allergens from the air they breathe in.
If you’re exposed to allergens – think pollen or pet dander – in a your home or if you suffer from asthma or other respiratory issues, then an air purifier can help you breathe easily.
The best air purifiers will have a High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA), which are effective at removing ultra fine particles.
For your air purifiers to work properly you’ll also need a model that fit your room or home size
Here’s our guide of the best air purifiers available right now.
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1. Best overall air purifier – electriQ EAP500HC
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- £299.98 from Appliances Direct – buy here
The electriQ EAP500HC provides top quality air purification at a good price when compared to its rivals.
The balance between budget and effectiveness makes it a Which? Best Buy.
2. Best for multi-use – Dyson Pure Cool TP04 Air Purifier Tower Fan-White/Silver
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If you want an air purifier that will clean the air in your home and keep you cool, go for the Dyson Pure Cool tower.
Since it’s built with a HEPA filter, Dyson claims its filters will remove 99.95 per cent of particles and it automatically monitor indoor air quality and adjust airflow accordingly.
It also features a built-in sleep timer, ten air speed settings, and automatic shut-off functionality.
While some reviewers have found that the Dyson isn’t as good at removing particles from the air as it’s rivals, the fact that it doubles as a stylish room fan means it could be worth a go if aesthetics are your primary concern.
3. Best for medium size rooms – HoMedics Compact Air Purifier with UV-C
- (AD) HoMedics Compact Air Purifier with UV-C, £99.99, from Amazon – buy here
The HoMedics compact is good for those looking for a small device to tuck away in the corner of a room
It comes with three speeds and has a night mode for uninterrupted use whilst you sleep and covers rooms of up to 75.8m2.
Its price is attractive but do bear in mind that it is equipped with a Hepa-type filtration system, which makes it less effective than an actual Hepa filter.
It’s also quite noisy.
4. Best for small rooms – Bionaire BAP600-060 Air Purifier
A compact and cool design, the Bionaire BAP600 Air Purifier is perfect if you suffer from allergies or react badly to pollutants.
It’s suitable for rooms of up to 30m2 and comes with three speed settings.
According to the retailer, it removes up to 99 per cent of airborne particles by passing air through the Hepa filter – including tobacco smoke, pet dander, pollen, dust and mould spore
5. Best for large rooms- Vax ACAMV101 Pure Air 300 Air Purifier
- Vax ACAMV101 Pure Air 300 Air Purifier, £289 from John Lewis – buy here
This is a sturdy machine suitable for homes of up to 120m2 and equipped with five speeds.
This model comes with a dust sensor and indication light – so you can visibly see the air being cleaned.
It also has a HEPA filter – designed to last three to six months, depending on usage – as well as an ionisation option.
It also comes with a three year warranty, a solid investment.
6. Best overall – BlueAir Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier
- BlueAir Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier, £129 from Argos – buy here
Small but powerful, this product is designed for rooms of up to 15m2.
A single button controls it all and lets you know when it’s time to replace the filter.
Ideal for anyone living in a flashare, looking for a machine that will clean the air in their bedroom clean.
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