Amcor Air Purifier

Indoor air pollution can be worse than outdoor pollution, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In tightly closed, energy efficient homes, keeping the warm or cold air inside may also mean keeping pollutants inside with them. That’s one reason why air purifiers are becoming more popular. Allergy sufferers like them because they keep pollen and pet dander levels down. Air purifiers like those made by Amcor use high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, ionizers, and photo-catalytic oxidation to clean the air indoors.


Amcor has a reputation for making products that are budget friendly but do the job they say they do. Air purifiers can be very expensive, and those who can’t afford $500 or $1,000 for an air purifier may consider an Amcor purifier to be a good choice. The models they make are simpler, with fewer settings, but they do remove dust and particles from the air and use washable filters so filter replacement costs don’t add up like they do with some air purifiers. Three Amcor models are the AM-90, the AM-40, and the AM-70 Ficus Tree air purifier.

The Amcor AM-90 is rated to clean the air in a room of up to 400 square feet and uses a measly 44 watts. It has a HEPA filter, which removes over 99% of airborne particles of 0.3 microns or larger in diameter. Users report that it is quiet, and that they like being able to wash the filter up to eight times before having to replace it. The AM-90 has three speeds with electronic controls that include a clock. It has an eight-hour timer and retails for about $109. The AM-90 measures 7 x 14.5 x 19.75 inches and comes with a one-year limited warranty.

A smaller, simpler model made by Amcor is the AM-40. It is similar to the AM-90, but has only two speeds rather than three. It has a carbon pre-filter that absorbs odors, a washable five-layer filter, plus a fragrance dispenser. It works in a smaller room than the AM-90, and users report that it runs quietly. Measuring 11 x 9 x 6 inches, it retails for around $50.

The Amcor AM-70 is unique in that it is made to look like a small ficus tree. It is designed for small to medium sized rooms of up to 240 square feet. Like the AM-40, it has a five-layer washable filter. This air purifier uses a carbon filament to clean the air, and it ionizes the air. The AM-70 has a high and a low setting and measures approximately 14.5 x 14.5 x 46 inches.

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