Levoit recently introduced several new air purifier models and now offers 4 series. Like many brands, Levoit air purifiers combine several filter types.
- The main filters are True HEPA filters.
- Carbon filters reduce odors
- Pre-filters catch pet hair and large particles that might otherwise clog the HEPA filter
What’s In This Guide?
We start with our list and the reviews of the best Levoit models before offering a buying guide that will assist you in making your choice.
We’ve produced comparable Buying Guides for Dyson, Honeywell, Winx, Holmes, Molekule, NatureFresh and other top air purifier brands. They make it easy to compare brands and specific air purifiers head to head.
Best Levoit Air Purifier Models
Here are the top Levoit air purifiers in popular categories.
Levoit Air Purifier Reviews
Our quick reviews above provide an overview for busy readers that want to read a professional opinion and make their purchase.
If you prefer more detail in reviews, this section has them.
We’ll tell you upfront: Most of the Best Levoit air purifiers have the same Overall Rating. This is because they have the same filters, features and quality.
There are 4 Levoit air purifier series, though only one has multiple models.
Here they are with pros, cons, best use for each and more.
But first, a few remarks about what the four series have in common.
Overview of Levoit Filtration Features
Rather than redundantly list these features for all series, they are discussed here.
Like all good air purifiers, Levoit uses HEPA-certified filters in all units. The filters must be tested to demonstrate that they trap 99.97% of all particles down to 0.3 microns.
This level of filtration is compared with “HEPA type) filters used on inferior models from other brands that trap only about 99%, allowing many of the smallest and most dangerous/irritating particles to get through.
Activated carbon, sometimes called activated charcoal, is the best way to absorb and stop odor-causing molecules of smoke and cooking smells.
When you want to quickly clear a room of odors, turn the unit to its highest cleaning speed. The fan will run on high to pull in stale, polluted air and push out purified air.
High fan speeds from any brand air purifier are noisy, but you shouldn’t have to run it on high for long. Or leave it on high while you’re out of the house. You should enjoy better indoor air when you return.
A variety of washable and replaceable pre-filters are used. Their purpose is to stop large particles like pet and human hair, clumps of dust and similar.
Without a pre-filter, those debris would go straight to the other filters and shorten their effective live. Pre-filters are relative cheap, especially if they are washable and don’t need replacing. Main HEPA filters cost up to 50% of the entire price of a new air purifier, so getting the most life from them is important.
No Levoit models produce ozone, so there are no worries. See our Holmes Review and Winix Review for more information on ionization and ozone dangers.
Levoit Air Purifier Series Pros and Cons
Here are more details about each series that should assist in your buying decision.
But first, an overview table for comparison. We’ve created these tables for all the brands we review.
*All Levoit air purifiers offer 99.97% filtration of particulates .3 microns and larger.
CADR is Clean Air Deliver Rate. We list the CADR for Smoke removal.
Cost covers all model sizes in the series.
Comparing Levoit Air Purifiers to Other Top Brands
Levoit makes entry-level and mid-grade air purifiers.
The “pro” for Levoit is that all the main filters are true HEPA. That puts Levoit in the same category as Honeywell, Winix and Dyson. And Levoit air purifiers cost much less than Winix, Dyson and top-of-the-line Honeywell.
If there is a “downside,” it is that Levoit doesn’t offer the premium features other brands give you. For example, Winix uses PlasmaWave hydroxyl production and Molekule uses patented photo electrochemical oxidation (PECCO) technology. However, both still rely on True HEPA filtration for the main filter. We think Levoit is a better value than Winix or Molekule.
Our pro opinion is that using a True HEPA filter is the best way to purify air. The air purifier features – timers, dirty filter notification, multiple fan speeds, dimmer lights and other extras – aren’t as important as how well the unit cleans the air you breathe.
The Bottom Line
Levoit makes hard-working, HEPA-filtered air purifiers. Prices are fair. Levoit is a good value.
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