7 Best HEPA H13 Air Purifiers (Hospital Grade)

What’s the Problem With Pollutants and Allergens in the Air?

Air pollution affects us all whether we’re out in the street, at work, or even at home, tiny contaminants are everywhere. These particles can have a lasting effect on our health if we’re breathing them all day. If you suffer from allergies, you may know what it’s like to have sore eyes, a tight chest, shortness of breath, or even hives caused by contaminants. 

To combat these pollutants and allergens in the air, you can introduce an air purifier into your home or workspace. Not any purifier will do the best job at clearing the air. If you suffer from asthma, for example, you’ll need a unit with a high-grade H13 HEPA filter. The size of your room also makes a big difference. If you have a small room, a budget purifier may be the solution. Put that same unit in a larger room and you won’t notice any difference.

How do you Choose the Right H13 HEPA Air Purifier?

Finding the right air purifier with an H13 HEPA filter can seem daunting. With so many on the market, it’s difficult to know if the money you spend will make a difference. To lighten the load, we’ve put together our choices of the 7 best H13 HEPA air purifiers out there right now.

These choices aren’t about the biggest, most expensive units out there. We made sure to include a variety of purifiers for different sized rooms, different budgets, and different features. By analyzing consumer reports and online reviews, we evaluated user experiences to cover a range of issues you may be facing. We then filtered out any reviews that had been faked to make sure each of the choices were genuinely recommended by real people.

Model Name
Our #1 for HEPA H13
Best for those on a budget
Best for large spaces
Medify Air MA-40-W V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Allergies and Pets Hair Smokers in Bedroom, H13 True HEPA Filter, 24db Filtration System Cleaner Odor Eliminators, Remove 99.97% Dust Smoke Mold Pollen, Core 300, White
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 for Extra-Large Rooms with Medical Grade H13 HEPA Filter, 5-in-1 Home Air Cleaner for Allergies, Asthma, Pets, Odors, Smokers, 1500+ Sq Ft Coverage - HSP002
Pros
It has a Night Mode which limits the purifier to its lowest speed to not disturb your sleep
It’s only 14 inches tall so will fit just about anywhere
The double pre-filter will extend the longevity of the H13 HEPA filter
Cons
It’s louder than other mid-range units on the market
If the pre-filter is blocked, little air will get filtered
It's pretty heavy
CADR
186 Dust/ 206 Smoke/ 246 Pollen
140 Dust/ 145 Smoke/ 141 Pollen
Particulate Matter - 450 m3/hr, Formaldehyde - 160 m3/hr
Technology
H13 True HEPA, Activated Carbon and Ionizer
H13 True HEPA and Activated Carbon filter
H13 True HEPA, Activated Carbon filter and Cold Catalyst filter
Features
Touch screen panel, timer and child lock
3 fan speeds, Sleep mode and filter change indicator
5-stage filtration system, air quality indicator and auto fan speed adjustment
Weight
19.8 lbs
7.5 lbs
25 lbs
Price
$270.00
$99.99
$399.99
Our #1 for HEPA H13
Model Name
Medify Air MA-40-W V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White
Pros
It has a Night Mode which limits the purifier to its lowest speed to not disturb your sleep
Cons
It’s louder than other mid-range units on the market
CADR
186 Dust/ 206 Smoke/ 246 Pollen
Technology
H13 True HEPA, Activated Carbon and Ionizer
Features
Touch screen panel, timer and child lock
Weight
19.8 lbs
More information
Price
$270.00
Best for those on a budget
Model Name
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Allergies and Pets Hair Smokers in Bedroom, H13 True HEPA Filter, 24db Filtration System Cleaner Odor Eliminators, Remove 99.97% Dust Smoke Mold Pollen, Core 300, White
Pros
It’s only 14 inches tall so will fit just about anywhere
Cons
If the pre-filter is blocked, little air will get filtered
CADR
140 Dust/ 145 Smoke/ 141 Pollen
Technology
H13 True HEPA and Activated Carbon filter
Features
3 fan speeds, Sleep mode and filter change indicator
Weight
7.5 lbs
More information
Price
$99.99
Best for large spaces
Model Name
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 for Extra-Large Rooms with Medical Grade H13 HEPA Filter, 5-in-1 Home Air Cleaner for Allergies, Asthma, Pets, Odors, Smokers, 1500+ Sq Ft Coverage - HSP002
Pros
The double pre-filter will extend the longevity of the H13 HEPA filter
Cons
It's pretty heavy
CADR
Particulate Matter - 450 m3/hr, Formaldehyde - 160 m3/hr
Technology
H13 True HEPA, Activated Carbon filter and Cold Catalyst filter
Features
5-stage filtration system, air quality indicator and auto fan speed adjustment
Weight
25 lbs
More information
Price
$399.99

What are the  Best HEPA H13 Air Purifiers?

1. Medify Air MA-40

2. Alen BreatheSmart FLEX

3. Hathaspace HSP002

4. Medify MA-25

5. Levoit Core 300

6. Okaysou AirMax8L

7. IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier

7 Best HEPA H13 Air Purifiers: In-depth Review

1. Medify Air MA-40

Medify Air MA-40-W V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White

Medify purifiers have popped up on our radar time and again demonstrating their efficiency in producing high-quality units for many size and budget requirements. Inside this slender purifier is a triple-layered H13 HEPA filter to remove 99.9% of particles down to 0.1 microns including pollen and dust mites. To take care of odors, the MA-40 has an activated carbon filter which absorbs any unwanted smells like cigarette smoke and a pre-filter to prolong the life of its medical-grade HEPA.

As well as focusing on its filters, we also like to dive into the purifier’s functionality and features. Medify is well known for its user-friendly units, this is no different. On the top of the MA-40 is a stylish tempered glass touch panel to control fan speed, timer, and activation of its child lock function. 

Medify Air MA-40 Specifications

  • This purifier uses a combination of a pre-filter, H13 HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter. It also has the option to use the ionizer which produces negative ions to trap particles in the unit.
  • It is suited best in a room up to 420 sq. ft where it can change the air once every 15 minutes.
  • The filters will last around 3000 hours or up to 6 months and cost around $65 to replace.
  • Operating at its lowest speed it can hit around 46 decibels (dB) and on its highest 66 dB.
  • The MA-40 will cost you around $24 a year to power if you use it for 8 hours per day.

What we love:

  • It has a Night Mode which limits the purifier to its lowest speed to not disturb your sleep
  • It weighs 19.8 lbs and can easily be transported between different rooms
  • It comes with a Medify lifetime warranty
  • You have a choice of white or black to suit your home

We don’t like this as much:

  • At $65 every 6 months for filters, it’s quite expensive to run
  • It’s louder than other mid-range units on the market
Sale
Medify Air MA-40-W V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White
  • A higher grade of HEPA - H13 Filters (higher rated than True HEPA) 99.9% particle removal.
  • Cleans a room up to 1,600 sq ft in one hour, 840 sq ft in 30 minutes, 420 sq ft in 15 minutes (CADR 330)
  • To make V2.0 quieter in 'Sleep Mode' and Speed 1 the ionizer is automatically turned off, on speed 2 and 3 it can be turned on/off as needed | CARB & ETL certified.
  • Tempered Glass panel (like your cell phone, easy to clean, won't scratch like cheap plastic models), sleep and 3 fan speeds, 8 hr timer, night mode, child lock
  • Genuine Medify Replacement Filter: B07MTQFFNT, 110 Volt units, USA registered Lifetime Warranty

2. Alen BreatheSmart FLEX

Alen BreatheSmart FLEX, Dust, Mold, Pet Odors + Smoke, Brushed Stainless

If you read our article on the best air purifiers for weed smoke you’ll recognize Alen. The best unit in their range with an H13 HEPA filter is the BreatSmart FLEX. This filter will capture 99.99% of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns. You also have the option of customizing the filter to suit your preferences including activated carbon, antimicrobial silver-ion, and molecular conversion powder which destroys odors on a molecular level.

The FLEX has 4 different fan speeds to choose from including a turbo mode for when the air is at its lowest quality. Its interface on the top of the unit also lets you set a timer for 2, 4, and 12 hours so you don’t need to worry about letting it run. There is a child lock option which is handy as the purifier is easily accessible to little ones as it’s on the floor of the room.

Alen BreatheSmart FLEX Specifications

  • The medical-grade HEPA filter will take care of most allergens as well as aerosolized viruses.
  • The FLEX is designed to clean the air every 30 minutes on its highest setting in rooms up to 700 sq. ft
  • The filters will need changing every 9-12 months depending on how long you run the unit each day.
  • For a larger purifier, you would expect it to be louder than most. But at 39 dB on its lowest setting and 55 dB on turbo, it is pretty quiet.
  • Running the FLEX 8 hours a day should only cost you around $20 annually.

What we love:

  • You can customize the front panel to match your decor
  • It comes with a lifetime warranty
  • It will tell you when the filter needs to be changed
  • It weighs only 15 lbs

We don’t like this as much:

  • It doesn’t have smart sensors which units in this price range usually have
  • Replacement filters start at $69
Sale
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX, Dust, Mold, Pet Odors + Smoke, Brushed Stainless
  • RECOMMENDED FOR: Dust, allergens, pollen, fur, pet dander, household odors PLUS smoke from cigarettes, wildfires, and VOC fumes from chemicals and aerosol sprays. Sleek design fits in any space from small to large rooms.
  • B4-FRESH FILTER: Has 0.66 lbs of activated carbon to absorb smoke and toxic smells to help prevent respiratory issues.
  • TRUE HEPA FILTER - Includes a Medical Grade H13 True HEPA layer that removes 99.99% bacteria, aerosolized viruses, and airborne particles larger than 0.1 micron. True HEPA filters last 3-5 months longer than standard filters.
  • CLEANS AIR FAST: Cleans 700 SqFt every 30 minutes, twice as fast as key competitors on Turbo speed. Perfect for any space from small to extra large bedrooms, living rooms, offices, nurseries, kitchens, and basements.
  • SLEEP MODE: Features a “lights out mode”, press the power button once and the lights turn off. SleepScore validated and users feel more rested upon waking. rested the morning.

3. Hathaspace HSP002

Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 for Extra-Large Rooms with Medical Grade H13 HEPA Filter, 5-in-1 Home Air Cleaner for Allergies, Asthma, Pets, Odors, Smokers, 1500+ Sq Ft Coverage - HSP002

If you’re looking for a medical-grade air purifier for larger spaces, the HSP002 from Hathaspace should be high on your list. This unit houses a 5-stage filtration system which consists of a washable and polypropylene pre-filter, H13 HEPA filter to take care of 99% of pollutants down to 0.1 microns, activated carbon, and a cold catalyst filter to target VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) all certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The HSP002 has a smart sensor built-in which indicates the quality of the air in real-time and displays it as a color on the front panel and a digital number on the top. The sensors will adjust the fan speed automatically to adapt to the environment so you don’t need to worry about changing it yourself. It also has the usual features you expect to find on high-quality units like timer and sleep mode.

Hathaspace HSP002 Specifications

  • It has a 360-degree air intake for efficient air purification.
  • It’s ideal in a large room around 1500 sq. ft which is extremely impressive for a purifier in this price range. 
  • You will have to change the filter every 6 months and costs around $55 for the 5-in-1 replacement.
  • There’s quite a difference in noise between the settings. On low, it emits 30 dB all the way up to 60 dB on high.
  • Because it’s working to clean high volumes of air it uses more power than most other units. The HSP002 will cost around $36 annually to run.

What we love:

  • The double pre-filter will extend the longevity of the H13 HEPA filter
  • It’s a high-spec purifier with a mid-range price tag
  • Easy to read quality indicator. Red for poor, yellow for fair, blue for good, green for excellent
  • It’s 100% ozone-free

We don’t like this as much:

  • It weighs 25lbs which isn’t much but more than most
  • There’s no child lock
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 for Extra-Large Rooms with Medical Grade H13 HEPA Filter, 5-in-1 Home Air Cleaner for Allergies, Asthma, Pets, Odors, Smokers, 1500+ Sq Ft Coverage - HSP002
  • Medical Grade HEPA: Better than H11 HEPA, H13 HEPA filters 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns and 99.95% of particles between 0.3 – 0.1 microns. Our 5-in-1 filter system targets pollen, dust, pet dander, VOC’s, tobacco smoke, odors, and more. H13 HEPA is considered medical grade air filtration, the unit alone is not a medical device.
  • 1500+ Sq Ft Coverage: Perfect for extra-large rooms, our air purifier replaces 100% of the air in a 1500 sq ft space every hour. With a state-of-the-art fan and motor, enjoy clean air delivered quietly and efficiently in your home, bedroom, office, kitchen, basement, or living room.
  • Know Your Air Quality: A smart particle sensor monitors your air quality, giving you precise measurements and feedback in real-time. A sleek touch-screen display panel reveals your official EPA Air Quality Index score, while a light on the front panel changes color depending on your air quality.
  • Breathe Easier: Spend more time doing what you love without allergies or asthma problems. In AUTO mode, relax and let your air purifier run the show, while it automatically adjusts the fan speed based on your surrounding air.
  • What You Get: Large smart air purifier, medical grade HEPA composite filter, washable pre-filter, manual, 5-year warranty, award-winning customer support 7 days a week, and the peace of mind that comes from a trusted American brand.

4. Medify MA-25

Medify MA-25 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 500 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier | Dual Air Intake | Two '3-in-1' Filters | 99.9% removal in a Modern Design - White

Our 2nd option from Medify is the MA-40s younger sibling. Not quite as big as the MA-40, not quite as small as the budget MA-18, this unit is more suited for mid-smaller rooms costing around $160. Inside it houses the same high-quality H13 HEPA filter as the larger Medify to trap tiny particles. Also included in its 3-stage filter is a pre-filter and a substantial activated carbon filter for odors.

It has very similar features to the larger models, but with this unit, Medify has decided to get rid of the ionizer which may be due to the levels of ozone they emit. As this is targeted for use in the bedroom, they have added the ability to dim or switch off the lights to go with its sleep mode. These features are controlled by its tempered glass touch panel.

Medify MA-25 Specifications

  • The medical-grade H13 HEPA filter will remove 99.9% of particles down to 0.1 microns.
  • Aimed to be used in smaller rooms and home offices, the MA-25 works great in areas up to 250 sq. ft with its dual air intake cleaning the air every 15 minutes.
  • Its filters have a life of around 2500 hours up to 4 months.
  • The noise is more typical for a larger purifier. 35 dB on its lowest setting up to 52 dB on high.
  • Another advantage of the MA-25 is that if you run it an average of 8 hours a day, it should only cost you about $9 a year.

What we love:

  • It’s super lightweight at just 8.5 lbs
  • Even though the filter is smaller, it doesn’t compromise on quality
  • There’s a choice of 3 colors, black, white, or silver
  • Can be kept out of reach of children

We don’t like this as much:

  • The filter life is low and will cost $50 for a replacement
  • There are no air quality smart sensors
Medify MA-25 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 500 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier | Dual Air Intake | Two '3-in-1' Filters | 99.9% removal in a Modern Design - White
  • The Most Powerful table top air purifiers on the market with Dual Air Intakes and two filters. Perfect for Office, Bedroom, Dorms, Baby Nurseries
  • Powerful H13 Filters - A higher grade of HEPA (Rated higher than True HEPA). Breathe easy with 99.9% particle removal.
  • Improves air quality in a room up to 1,000 sq ft in one hour, 500 sq ft in 30 minutes, 250 sq ft in 15 minutes (CADR 250)
  • Tempered Glass panel (like your cell phone, easy to clean, won't scratch like cheap plastic models), beveled edge, 3 fan speeds, 8 hr timer, night mode, child lock
  • Genuine Medify Replacement Filter: ASIN B084Q965BF, 110 Volt units, USA registered Lifetime Warranty | ETL certified

5. Levoit Core 300

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Allergies and Pets Hair Smokers in Bedroom, H13 True HEPA Filter, 24db Filtration System Cleaner Odor Eliminators, Remove 99.97% Dust Smoke Mold Pollen, Core 300, White

Here we have our budget option for smaller rooms. Not only does this tiny unit house an H13 HEPA filter that traps 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns, but its activated carbon filter was rated highly to work against odors from cigar smoke. It comes with a nylon pre-filter but you’ll have to make sure to clean it often as it can fill up with dust, lint, and pet hair quickly due to its size.

For an air purifier under $100, you’re not going to get the same features as the mid-high range units like smart sensors for example. The Core 300 stays modest with its 3 fan speeds, timer, and filter change indicator. It does have a great sleep mode where the unit will switch off all lights and operate at a whisper making it ideal for bedrooms.

Levoit Core 300 Specifications

  • If the standard 3-stage filter doesn’t cut it, you can upgrade to either a filter designed to tackle pet allergies or an absorber to help with VOCs.
  • This tabletop unit is best in rooms up to 219 sq. ft.
  • It’s recommended to change the filter every 6-8 months. Each cost around the $25 mark so you can try each of the options to find which suits.
  • In sleep mode, the Core 300 will purr at 24 dB.
  • As this is a small purifier it will only cost around $16 per year if you run it 8 hours a day. 

What we love:

  • It has a high-performance fan for its price bracket
  • It’s only 14 inches tall and weighs 7.5 lbs so will fit just about anywhere
  • The timer can be set to 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours
  • It’s very easy to change the filters

We don’t like this as much:

  • If the pre-filter is blocked, little air will get filtered
  • If it’s used in mid-large rooms it becomes ineffective
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Allergies and Pets Hair Smokers in Bedroom, H13 True HEPA Filter, 24db Filtration System Cleaner Odor Eliminators, Remove 99.97% Dust Smoke Mold Pollen, Core 300, White
  • High Performance: Enjoy fresh air in 12 minutes with the Core 300 True HEPA Air Purifier. Featuring VortexAir Technology and 360° air intake, the Core 300 refreshes the air 5x per hour in rooms as large as 219 ft² / 20 m²
  • Find Relief: Ease sneezing, congestion, and other allergy symptoms caused by airborne contaminants. The H13 True HEPA Filter works alongside the Pre-Filter and High-Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter to capture 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 microns in size, such as dust, smoke, pollen, odor
  • Multiple Filter Choices: Choose from a variety of replacement filters to best meet your needs. The Toxin Absorber Filter specializes in wildfire, smoke and VOCs. And if you’re a pet owner, try the Pet Allergy Filter to capture pet dander and absorb unpleasant odors.
  • Most Silent Air Cleaner: Choose Sleep Mode at night and then forget all about your air purifier while you sleep. QuietKEAP Technology reduces noise levels to a near-silent 24dB, ensuring the Core 300 won’t get in the way of a good night’s rest.
  • Sleek Design: The Core 300 practically serves your home while blending in with your decor. Its award-winning design (Red Dot, 2020) and modern white finish help your air purifier fit anywhere in your home/bedroom/room.

6. Okaysou AirMax8L

Okaysou AirMax8L Air Purifiers with Ultra-Duo 2 Filters, Medical Grade H13 HEPA for Home Pets Smokers, Remove 99.97% Smoke Dust Pollen VOCs for Large Room, Bedroom, Up to 800 Sq. Ft

Another top choice for a mid-range purifier is the Okaysou AirMax8L. It may not be the most stylish unit on our list but it’s what’s underneath that counts right? Well, the AirMax8L houses a 5-stage filtration system that includes a washable pre-filter, H13 HEPA, antibacterial filter, a honeycomb activated carbon filter, and a cold catalyst filter for VOCs which is only usually found in higher-end purifiers.

As you’re getting so many filters for only $120, there has to be a compromise. With this unit, it’s the functions (or lack of). You get a timer, sleep mode, and a child lock. This can be seen as a downside when you can spend a little more for a purifier with smart sensors and more than 3 speeds. But the Okaysou will get the job done at a budget price.

Okaysou AirMax8L Specifications

  • The H13 HEPA filter will remove 99.97% of airborne pollutants down to 0.25 microns.
  • You want to be using this unit in rooms no bigger than 320 sq. ft to get its maximum potential.
  • The filter life is standard for a mid-range purifier. They recommend you change them every 3000 hours.
  • At 22 dB on it’s lowest setting and 51 dB on high, the AirMax8L is one of the quietest of the bunch.
  • Running at an average of 8 hours a day will cost you around $18 per year.

What we love:

  • It can be moved easily between rooms with its carry handles
  • It is really simple to operate
  • It is 100% ozone free
  • The lights switch off in sleep mode

We don’t like this as much:

  • The lack of features is disappointing
  • The design is basic
Okaysou AirMax8L Air Purifiers with Ultra-Duo 2 Filters, Medical Grade H13 HEPA for Home Pets Smokers, Remove 99.97% Smoke Dust Pollen VOCs for Large Room, Bedroom, Up to 800 Sq. Ft
  • Medical Grade ULTRA-DUO Filtration System – Okaysou AirMax8L, a multi-use air purifier, odor eliminator, air deodorizer, captures 99.97% of air pollutants like dust, pollen, smoke, pet dander and hair, household odors as small as 0.25 microns; also safely breaks down various harmful gases, such as formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene and VOCs that other 3-stage filter can’t do.
  • Premium Features - Advanced turbine motor with 45 vanes, creative internal structure and larger air inlet area (14.17 x 9.52 inches) work together to take in more air and effectively remove pet hair, stubborn odors, smoke and wild fire in your home, helps to relieve your unpleasant symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, shortness of breath and sneezing. Bonus features including child-lock, sleep mode, filter replacement indicator plus auto shut-off protection.
  • Perfect for Pet Owners - Combined with washable 3-Stage Ultra Filtration and 2-Stage Duo Filtration, the air cleaner is designed to capture pet dander and pet hair that can cause breathing problems. CADR is 210, AirMax8L circulates air up to 1.5x per hour in a room size of 800 sq.ft / 3x per hour in 500 sq.ft / 5x per hour in 320 sq.ft, often used in small to large room, living room, bedroom, basement, kitchen, and office. Ideal for home with dogs or cats.
  • Touch It and Forget It - Developed with the latest Silenceboost Technology, purifies your home with the lowest noise level of 22dB and provides you undisturbed sweet dream. Compact modern design that fits in any room, any home.
  • Get In Touch - 5-year warranty plus lifetime US based customer support. CARB certified- Compliance with California's strictest safety standards, CE, RoHS certified, and ETL Listed. 100% ozone free. Use genuine and affordable Okaysou ultra-duo filters (B07KC81LCN & B07KCBGRS2) to maintain optimum purification performance.

7. IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier

IQAir HealthPro Plus Home HEPA Air Purifier for Pet Hair, VOCs, Formaldehyde, and Mold, Air Cleaner, Perfect for Small to Large Room

If you have a large room with a lot of airborne pollutants, a big budget, and space to put it, the IQAir HealthPro Plus is the air purifier for you. This unit wouldn’t look out of place on the Death Star…it’s big, but it needs to be to house these filters. The HyperHEPA filter in the IQAir captures 99.5% of pollutants down to 0.003 microns over the standard 0.1 microns which makes it by far the highest grade filter out of this selection.

The HealthPro Plus is all about performance. There’s zero fancy gadgetry in this air purifier. Instead, the Swish company focuses on its fans, which, they boast are the most powerful to ever be used in a home air purifier and use the same amount of power as a conventional light bulb. Your hard-earned dollars are being spent on a high-performance unit that is built to last.

IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier Specifications

  • As well as the HyperHEPA filter, there’s a powerful pre-filter and a 5 lbs activated carbon filter.
  • Ideal for large rooms, this unit works best in areas up to 1,125 sq. ft.
  • Each of the filters are separate, therefore have different lifespans. The pre-filter is good for 18 months, the activated carbon filter will last you 2 years, and the HyperHEPA will only need changing every 4 years.
  • If you think this monster of a machine will be loud, you’re mistaken. At its lowest speed it’s one of the quietest hitting 22 dB and at its highest speed gets up to 57 dB.
  • There’s quite a difference in how much power it takes to run on each fan setting so can cost between $7 to $48 per year.

What we love:

  • The standard of filters is unmatched
  • It is built using high-quality materials
  • It comes with a remote control
  • It comes with a 10-year warranty

We don’t like this as much:

  • It weighs a lot more than other purifiers at 35 lbs
  • There are 3 different filters to change
IQAir HealthPro Plus Home HEPA Air Purifier for Pet Hair, VOCs, Formaldehyde, and Mold, Air Cleaner, Perfect for Small to Large Room
  • #1 Rated Room Air Purifier
  • Professional-Grade Air Filtration: Filters particles 100x smaller than 0.3 microns
  • IQAir exclusive HyperHEPA filters trap ultrafine particles (down to 0.003 microns)
  • Powerful filtration: covers a room size up to 1,125 sq ft (104.5 sq m)
  • Direct purchases from the manufacturer will require a signature to acknowledge receipt upon delivery. CARB EO # G-10-059. EPA Establishment # 97566-CHE-1

Which H13 HEPA Air Purifier is best for you?

If you’re going for an air purifier with an H13 HEPA over a True HEPA, you are either suffering from bad allergies, live in a high pollution area, or just like your air extra clean. Hopefully, this selection will show you that you may not need to spend over your budget if you don’t need to and you shouldn’t skimp out on a small unit for your large rooms. It’s all about getting the correct air purifier for your specific needs.

FAQ

What is an H13 HEPA?

An H13 HEPA filter  designed to capture particles as low as 0.3-0.1 microns which gives it an H13 rating on the MERV system. Known as a hospital-grade filter as it’s highly efficient at filtering contaminants like bacteria, dust, and droplet nuclei (also known as a sneeze).

What is the MERV system?

The filters that we find in air purifiers are rigorously tested beforehand. Each is given a rating on its ability to capture particles of different sizes. This is known as a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values (MERV) rating which ranges from a low H1 to a high H20. 

Is H13 HEPA better than true HEPA?

A True HEPA filter often ranges between H10 and H12 which traps 85-99.5% of particles that are 0.1 microns or larger. An H13 HEPA filter is designed to capture 99.95% of pollutants of that size. This basically means that there is only a tiny percentage of extremely small contaminants will get through. 

What air purifiers do hospitals use?

Hospitals are usually required to use large air distribution systems that incorporate MERV 8 pre-filters and MERV 14 final filters. As an extra precaution, for places such as out-patient rooms and doctors’ offices, you may find them using an additional air purifier unit. These contain an H13 HEPA filter as a minimum.

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