Grappling with air quality levels ranging from “very unhealthy” to “hazardous” amid the ongoing wildfires, many Bay Area residents have sought out air purifiers for their homes. A quality air purifier can help keep wildfire smoke from overtaking your home — and readers responded to the prompt, at one point buying out Amazon’s entire stock of the Partu HEPA Air Purifier, which was priced at a modest $79.99 (there’s even a 5% off coupon at press time).

PARTU HEPA Air Purifier for Home- Smoke Air Purifier with Nightlight, 100% Ozone Free – amazon.com

69.99Shop Now

That was back in stock as of this article’s publishing, but that may change by the time you read this. While we’ve previously covered what air purifiers do and how they work, we’ve relied on the expertise of a number of sources to find options that can help if the Partu Air Purifier is sold out, or if you simply want more options.

Given the inundation of smoke in Northern California and the relative run on inexpensive air purifiers, you may want to act quickly to get ahold of one. It’s worth checking out stock at stores that allow for buying online with in-store pickup, like Walmart, Home Depot,or Best Buy. It’s also worth noting that one of the most popular purifiers with our readers, the Partu HEPA Air Purifier is currently shipping faster than most other devices in this list and has 4.3 stars out of 5 on Amazon, though its listed effective area is 107 square feet or the size of an office or bedroom. Most homes will require something bigger.

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home – amazon.com

99.99Shop Now

Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier

Blueair Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier – amazon.com

286.99Shop Now

Coway AP-1512HH White HEPA Air Purifier

Coway AP-1512HH White HEPA Air Purifier – amazon.com

252.99Shop Now

Blue Pure 411 161 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier

Blueair – Blue Pure 411 161 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier – bestbuy.com

119.99Shop Now

Part HEPA Air Purifier

HEPA PARTU Air Purifier – amazon.com

49.99Shop Now

Coway Airmega 400 Smart Air Purifier

Coway Airmega 400 Smart Air Purifier with 1,560 sq. ft. Coverage – amazon.com

519.00Shop Now

Coway Airmega 200M Air Purifier

Airmega 200M True Hepa and Activated-Carbon Air Purifier – walmart.com

169.00Shop Now

Keep in mind that you should be looking for a “non-ozone producing air purifier (HEPA) to create a cleaner air room in the home” or “a MERV 13 or greater filter for your HVAC system to be used when experiencing a heavy smoke event.”

Aerostar Home Max 12x12x1 MERV 13 Pleated Air Filter Made in the USA Captures Virus Particles – amazon.com

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Of course, those are just rough guidelines—be sure to read our guide on air purifiers to better understand what different ratings and technical certifications mean.

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Ryan Craggs is the Director of Content Marketing for Hearst Newspapers. Email him at [email protected]