Air Purifier Review Site

Welcome to the Air Purifier Review Site! 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 purifiers is also full of snake oil merchants who work on people’s lack of knowledge to sell air purifiers 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 the 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 seen so the design is important – we also look at how the design can support air purification.
  • Filter replacement and cost – this is a very important point as many air purifiers 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 10 years have been proven to vent ozone – a toxic gas. At the air purifier review site, we never recommend 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.

Air Purifier Review Site was set up in 2010 to cut through the noise, fake reviews, and false information that had flooded the air purifier market.

Our ultimate goal is to help more people find air purifiers that fit their specific needs and budget constraints.

You might have noticed a lack of ads and other junk and this is because we are reader-supported and when you buy something, we may get a commission – but it never affects the price you pay or what model we recommend.

27 thoughts on “Air Purifier Review Site”

  1. Hey Patricia

    Thanks for doing my job for me 🙂

    Will have to start paying you for helping my readers.


  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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. 🙂

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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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