Air Purifier Reviews

Welcome to the air purifier review website! This is a personal web-site dedicated to providing support to both air purifier owners and those people wanting to find out more.

We believe that using an air purifier can help to remove allergens, dust, bacteria and viruses from your household air. However the market for air purifier is also full of snake oil merchants who work on peoples lack of knowledge to sell air purifier that they know won’t work.  At this site we are not affiliated to any one manufacturer and we don’t take any advertising so we stay can stay as unbiased as possible.

When putting together air purifier reviews we evaluate the following factors:

  • CADR rating – this is the industry standard in testing the amount of air an air purifier can clean.
  • Price – A very important aspect as price can differ dramatically between air purifiers – in most cases a higher price means higher quality but not always.
  • Design – Like it or not – your air purifier will have to be kept on show so design is important – we also look at how the design helps with air purification and day to day usage.
  • Filter replacment and cost – this is a very important point as many air purifier require filter changes that can cost upwards of $200 per year. It’s worth knowing what the cost will be before you spend your hard earned cash on a cheap air purifier.
  • Ozone – The issue of ozone is  a big one for me. Many cheap ionizer purifiers from the past 5 years have been proven to vent ozone – a toxic gas. At air purifier review site we never reccomend an air purifier that vents ozone!

If your an allergy sufferer then choosing the right purifier will give you the ability to create a sanctuary in your home that is free of any allergy causing particles. I know that having somewhere to sleep where you won’t wake up coughing and sneezing is something that most serious allergy sufferers dream of.

The range of air purifiers on the market range from budget $100 units up to whole house purifier that can cost over $5,000. I know that not everyone has a spare $5,000 to spend on air purification so i have split the reviews to meet all budget ranges.

The following categories will provide information for the following budgets.

Budget Range – Air Purifiers from $100-$200

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In this section you will find articles about purifiers bought from retailers such as Walmart and manufactured by brands such as Sharper Image, Ionic and Honeywell. Here you will find articles the will provide advice when buying cheaper air purifiers. Unlike some sites, we believe that cheap purifier can still be effective but care must be taken when deciding which brand to purchase.

Medium Range – Air Purifier from $200 – $700

medium budget purifiers

In this part of the site we will be looking at purifiers from Alen, Blueair, Austin, Rabbit Air and other similar brands. We expect a lot more from purifiers in this budget range so our reviews will reflect this. We find the majority of users look for purifiers in this range so the majority of reviews will be within this section.

Top Range – Air Purifiers from $700+Top Range Purifiers

Here we will be studying purifiers that have the ability to clean all particles from your house. We will be looking at brands such as IQair, Allerair, Airgle, Blueair Medical and other such premium manufactures. Most of the air purifiers evaluated in this section will also be used in the healthcare industry and if you want true clean air then we suggest you spend this kind of money (but only if you can afford it.)

27 Responses to “Air Purifier Reviews”
  1. Maria Brown says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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    admin Reply:

    Check out this review:
    The 50101 is just a version that has lower levels of air purification. It scores 101 rather than 250 on the CADR test – which tests how much air can be cleaned.

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  2. Maria Brown says:

    Just bought HONEYWELL ,

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  3. Maria Brown says:

    Could you answer please, need to no

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  4. Patricia Hope says:

    Maria, click on the site map link and you’ll see a link to the Honeywell review.

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    admin Reply:

    Hey Patricia

    Thanks for doing my job for me :)

    Will have to start paying you for helping my readers.


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  5. Sarah Waller says:

    Hi, could you please please help me! I just stumbled across your website and it is just what I needed but I have a few queries.

    I live next to a truck route and all day long we get their exhaust fumes travelling inside our house. It smells terrible but that is the least of our concerns. I know that we are breathing in these fumes and my two young children are suffering from allergies, and I seem to be getting loads of headaches.

    I know that some of the features of these air purifiers get rid of dust, pollen, mold and viruses, but I am wondering if they would purify toxins such as carbon monoxide and other exhaust fumes. If so what features would they be? Our budget is only around the $500-$600 mark. Thank you, I look forward to your reply.

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  6. Angie says:

    Hi there,

    My Mom recently purchased an Oreck. I have not heard wonderful things about this machine. She said it makes a “crackling” noise. Also, I have read it emits high levels of ozone. Is this true? I need to know, since this is my Mom we are talking about. I really do not want her to get ripped off!

    Thanks in advance.

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  7. Purnima Hirudayaraj says:

    Hi, I ‘m interested in buying the IQAir Health Pro plus…. but have a few questions. How often do we have to change filter? how much does it cost for the filter? More importantly, what is the ozone emission data on these models?

    Hope you can help me with these answers.

    Thank you.

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  8. JamesQuah says:


    ;-) Thank you for sharing this interesting info … much appreciate.

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  9. lynne says:

    Like Sarah Waller, I also live fairly close to a motorway, but am having a great deal of trouble accessing information that refers to air purifiers and their use in such environments. Does anyone have links to information regarding this?

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    admin Reply:

    Lynn + Sarah – i am going to put an article together which pulls in some advice for people using air purifiers in such areas. Keep an eye out on the blog and i will also email those on the mailing list.
    Thanks for your comment.

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  10. Shannon says:

    Like Lynne and Sarah, I live on a very busy street, with lots of trucks. I would also appreciate any information about air purifiers that will remove these toxins from my apartment. I don’t mind investing in a very good unit, but would need to know that it will clean this air. Thanks for any information.

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  11. Dei bertine says:

    Hi all -
    Looking to buy an air purifier for a 600sqft room.
    If possible I’d like full coverage of the entire room yet something that is also quiet.
    Please advice if you know one that has these qualities.

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  12. admin says:

    Hi Dei – you will want to check out the IQair purifier if your looking to get at least 600ft clean.. (here is a review i did last year.)

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  13. Carol says:

    I am looking for energy efficient and economically priced.

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  14. Carol says:

    I am looking for energy efficient. Can you give comment on which one is the best for this.

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  15. Floyd Lourenco says:

    Hi everybody,
    I am trying to decide between Honeywell HA170E1 vs BlueAir 270E vs Sharp KC930EKW vs 3M Filtrete FAP 02. Can anyone please advise on the matter?
    I am an asthmatic, and the main priority is the quality of air achieved in the end.
    What are the advantages of getting a humidifier alongwith the purifier?

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  16. Fluitek says:

    These stuffs are absolutely needed at times like this, air pollution really conquers all the fresh air in the world. Good thing, there are companies that produce air purifiers, I like this tip and information giving post! thanks for the chance on visiting your site. :)

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  17. Dana says:

    I bought the Q Air HealthPro Compact Air Purifier. Definitely not cheap, but you get real value for your money. Thanks for your tips, turned out to be quite helpful.

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  18. Barbara says:

    I’d rather opt for medium range purifiers – cannot really afford the pricy ones. Guess I belong to the majority, huh.

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  19. Mike says:

    Honeywell is a good brand but you should know that are some Honeywell air purifiers that sell for eight hundred bucks, so I wouldn’t say that they sell just budget air purifiers.

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  20. Blizzard67 says:

    Manufacturers of budget air purifiers use a little trick – air cleaners are cheap but you need to replace filters often. As for expensive air purifiers, they have permanent filters so you don’t need to spend money on filters. So “budget” air cleaners really turn out to be more expensive than high-priced ones.

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  21. JeffGL says:

    I have been looking for a decent air purifier for a few years, and finally settled for one of the air purifiers that you have reviewed – the Blueair ECO10 Energy-Star HEPASilent Air Purifier. Totally happy with my purchase. Thank you, guys!

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  22. ThunderCat says:

    I got the Honeywell Long-Life Pure HEPA QuietCare Air Purifier for my home. Personally, I think that there is no point in overpaying for air purifiers with a fancy design, if the cheap simple air cleaner does its job.

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  23. StevieN says:

    That’s a very good point you made about ozone. It is good at low doses but can become a strong irritant and worsen you asthma if there’s too much of it. Beware, people!

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  24. ComeOn says:

    I wonder what the major difference between expensive and cheap air purifiers is (except for the price, obviously), if cheap purifiers can be effective as well?

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