Best Holmes Air Purifier Review

Holmes has been making air purifiers since 1982. 

Similar to the Brookstone and Therapure air purifiers, they are often found in big box shops like Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, and Costco. 

The general reputation around Holmes air purifiers is that they are decent they are still a budget purifier so they are unlikely to work well in large homes or those with specific medical needs like asthma.

If you are just looking for an air purifier for a small room then a machine from Holmes could be a good option.

One of the big benefits with going with a well-known brand is that they produce their filters are easily available and the Holmes AER1 system allows you to use 5 different filters for your specific needs:

  1. Odor Eliminator – this uses baking soda, carbon, and zeolite to remove particles that cause bad smells in your home.
  2. Total air – this is a HEPA type so great for large particles like dust but not as good as true HEPA than can pick up smaller particles of .3 microns like Pollen.
  3. Allergen Remove – This is their version of true HEPA and would be your choice to use if you had allergies wanted the purifier to clean the air in your bedroom. 
  4. Performance Plus – this is another true HEPA that also includes odor removing elements.
  5. Smoke Grabber – this is a purifier specifically used to remove cigarette smoke from the air. 

This ability to pick the filter for your specific needs is a great way to allow for different use cases for one air purifier model. 

There are a number of Holmes Air Purifiers on the market so we have done a deep dive to look at which are the models that we would recommend. 

As always, we look at customer reviews from around the web and also use analysis to avoid “review manipulation” that is becoming all too common in the modern online shopping world. 

1. Holmes medium or large room purifier [Best for most users]

Holmes Large Room 4-Speed True HEPA Air Purifier with Quiet Operation, Black

This air purifier comes in two different sizes with the medium room (299 sqft) and large room (349 Sq-ft) and the price is usually not  a massive difference  so we would always recommend going for the large room version (as it clean’s a bigger space.)

The unit uses 3 allergen filters and 3 carbon filters that will need replacing every 6-12 months depending on usage. 

The unit on full power is very loud so be aware but they do include a number of different settings (although the amount of air cleaned per hour will be reduced.)

Many customers found that the carbon filter did a great job of removing animal smells.

The only challenge with this purifier is that the filters do start to add up at around $10 for just one allergen remover filter. 

But in reality, you will always need to replace filters for a HEPA based purifier and the price for Holmes are not outrageous when compared to the competition.

Holmes Large Room 4-Speed True HEPA Air Purifier with Quiet Operation, Black
  • TRUE HEPA FILTRATION: Filter helps remove up to 99.97% of dust, smoke, pollen, odors, mold spores, and pet dander, filtering particles as small as 2 microns to help provide cleaner air for your home or office; use Holmes replacement filters HAPF600D-U2 and HAPF60-U3; three filters included
  • CONVENIENT FEATURES: Choose from 4 cleaning speeds to keep air fresh and pure; the low motor setting, advanced blade, and specially designed Ture HEPA filter allow continuous quiet operation without interruption; plus, a new LED filter monitor indicates when it's time to change your filter, allowing for easy maintenance
  • SLIM DESIGN: This space-saving air purifier has a slim design that's perfect for bedrooms, family rooms, or any living space; recommended for rooms up to 349 square feet
  • 5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: This product comes with a 5-year limited warranty from Holmes

5. Holmes Small Room Purifier [Budget Option]

Holmes Small Room 3-Speed HEPA Air Purifier with Optional Ionizer, White

Small room air purifier Holmes model HAP242-UC is a HEPA-type filter removes 99% airborne particles and allergens. This particular unit has a carbon filtration which reduces household odors. Has dual-position, slim space-saving design, filter exchange indicator with a 3-speed setting. It is a quiet unit even on the highest setting but the con is that the filters are expensive to replace, which is about every three to four months.

At less than $50 this is not a bad option if your budget is tight but be aware if you are using it in a room bigger than 109 sqft you will save money in the long term with the large or medium room version. 

Holmes Small Room 3-Speed HEPA Air Purifier with Optional Ionizer, White
  • HEPA-TYPE FILTRATION: Filter helps remove up to 99% of dust, smoke, pollen, odors, mold spores, and pet dander, filtering particles as small as 2 microns to help provide cleaner air for your home or office; includes one Aer1 filter and uses any Holmes Aer1 Series Filter including Total Air, Allergen Remover, Odor Eliminator, and Smoke Grabber
  • CONVENIENT FEATURES: Choose from 3 cleaning speeds to keep air fresh and pure: Select a lower speed while you're home for continued purification with less ambient noise and a higher speed for powerful air purification while you're out
  • DUAL POSITIONING AND COMPACT DESIGN: This compact air purifier can be placed vertically or horizontally anywhere, including a table or desktop; it's recommended for rooms up to 109 square feet or 10' x 11'
  • OPTIONAL IONIZER: The optional ionizer naturally improves the performance of the air purifier while freshening the air. Watts: 49.5
  • 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: This product comes with a 3-year limited warranty from Holmes

Discontinued Models:

2. HAP1200-U Life Long Tower

Holmes HAP1200-U

The HAP1200-U Life-Long Tower from Holmes doesn’t require filter replacement for it has a built-in washable permanent filter. This HEPA-type filtration system removes 99% of airborne particles, 3 speeds, comes with optional ionizer setting for air freshening and can cover medium size rooms up to 170 square feet. Cons are that the fan tends to rattle on any setting other than the lowest setting. Also, the bright blue light on the fan also makes it difficult to sleep.

3. HAP424- Model

HAP424-U Model air purifier

HAP424-U Model is a HEPA-type air purifier that removes up to 99% of airborne particles including dust, pollen, mold spores and eliminates most household and pet odors with a built-in enhanced filter for baking soda. The slim tower design allows you to place it anywhere in the house, filter change alert system and comes with a 3-speed setting. This medium size unit covers rooms up to 180 square feet. Cons are that while the lowest setting is quiet the other settings are loud as a regular wind fan.

4. Holmes HAP706-U mini tower

Holmes HAP706-U mini tower

Holmes HAP706-U mini-tower removes 99.97% airborne particles and is a true HEPA filter. Slim space-saving tower, three cleaning levels, washable pre-filter that captures larger particles with an optional ionizer to naturally freshen the air. Designed for a small room covers up to 80 square feet. It does put a “new smell” into a room but the con is that it sounds like a regular wind fan on higher speed settings.

So should you get a Holmes Air Purifier?

Back in 2010, Holmes had a large range of different air purifiers that included ionizers and HEPA based systems.

The reality was that is was super confusing with HPA 123 or 654 which didn’t really mean much to average consumer.

Since then, they have moved a far simpler system of small, medium, and large combined with multiple options when it comes to filters.

I personally think this is a good move for Holmes as it allows customers to pick and choose what they need and it does help to keep costs low.

The challenge is that once you start running one of these purifiers for a large amount of time, the costs of filters will add up.

So if you have a fairly low usage need then, by all means, grab one of the recommended Holmes purifiers on this list but if you do have a large need and want to avoid costly filter replacements then I would recommend increasing your budget for something like the Austin Air Purifier that needs filter replacements far less and can deal with much bigger spaces.

Germ Guardian Air Purifiers, Humidifiers and Sanitizers


Germ Guardian is a company that sells and develops consumer products for bulk retail. In their product lines, the Germ Guardian Company is dedicated on developing natural, safe and innovative technologies. The technologies mentioned are the main objectives in developing their superior featured products. Germ Guardian is successful during their product launches numerous times and they are very devoted in building strong partnerships in retail. The core technology of the company focuses on developing the technology of UV-C light. UV-C light is used by the company, because it is known to kill viruses, bacteria and germs safely and naturally. As a verified technology, UV-C light has been used to kill over 99 percent of harmful microbes in the water, air and surfaces for over one hundred years. UV-C light is a very effective technology at killing viruses and bacteria that can cause meningitis, bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia and staph. What kills the germ is the UV-C light’s effect of altering their genetic structure.

germ-guardian ultrasonic humidifier

UV-C sanitizer wands and UV-C sanitizers are the product lines of the Germ Guardian for exterminating the surface germs. The Germ Guardian has both table top and room version of air purifiers as part of their several lines of product. Both table top and room version are effective in killing germs, capturing pollens and allergens. The company is not only focusing on air cleaning products, they also have an entire product line of hand vacuum cleaners and upright vacuum cleaners that ensures healthy living and cleaning. For personal care, Germ Guardian also has heat sanitizers that get rid of the germs from our toothbrush. They have sanitizing product for babies called Nursery Sanitizer that use dry heat to kill and sanitize germs on baby products like soft and hard toys and bottle nipples. As seen on the TV show “The Apprentice”, ultrasonic humidifiers are also part of the Germ Guardian’s full line of product. The size of the products ranges from small and portable tabletop and travel, midsize to big room humidifiers. All of them have Silver Clean Technology inserted in the tanks of water to help battle the growth of bacteria that causes odor and mold, so fresh and clean haze is ejected out into the room.

germ-guardian nursery sanitizer

Germ Guardian line of products are very promising because their main focus is to kill germs effectively using the advances in technology, using a very quiet fan to absorb unwanted microorganisms and bombarding them with UV-C light.

Air Purifier: Holmes HAP726-U True HEPA

The HAP726 is an inexpensive Air Purifier from Holmes which is 99.97 percent effective in eliminating smoke, pet dander, pollen, mold, dust and allergens. The product comes with a digital four speeds setting display with a life detector and programmable shut off timer. It can clean up to 256 square feet room area.

Holmes HAP726-U

You could just easily find an area where to put the product, like in the corner of the wall because of its small frame size. When it is time to change the filter, the filter monitors will alert you assuring that the Air Purifier will perform at its best.

To assist eliminate numerous odors, Hammer and Arm filter is incorporated. The HEPA filter will effectively remove particles down to 0.3 microns. Depending on use, the filters will last for about 12 to 18 months.

Holmes HAP726-U 2

The Holmes HAP726-U True HEPA is CADR(Clean Air Delivery Rates)-rated. The CADR is a measure of the total volume of air that has been cleaned from a certain pollutant and has a unit of cubic feet per minute.

This product is affordable and is perfect for those who suffer from asthma, allergies and other respiratory diseases.

3 Best Air Purifiers for Pets in 2020

best air purifier for pets

Waking up at night with your eyes streaming and a scratchy chest is not something that any of us want to go through.

Sure we could remove our pet from the home but for many of us, our pets are like family members.

The truth is that in 2020, there is no reason we can’t use technology to allow us to enjoy our furry friends but not end up breathing in the dander, odors, and hair that these guys shed on a daily basis.

We based our selection of air purifiers for pets based on those that can deal with a large number of odors and dander that need to be removed from your home air.

As with other home gadgets that are aimed at pets (think Dyson Pet vacuum) – I would generally avoid the very cheapest purifiers on the market – they will just become clogged very quickly and are unlikely to provide the end goal of clean air in your home.

But if budget is a concern, don’t be put off as many of the cheaper options in this list are able to work in small rooms. So whilst you might not be able to clean the air in your entire home, you will still be able to keep your bedroom or home office safe from dander and other allergy-causing particles.

All air purifiers recommended have been thoroughly researched including using algorithms to identify review manipulation so you don’t end up with a machine that doesn’t live up to expectations – be sure to contact me if you have any issues with any of the air purifiers on the list.

  1. Best Choice overall – Austin Air Pet Machine B4101B1

Austin Air B410B1 Pet Machine Air Purifier, Black

We are a big fan of Austin who has been making air purifiers for the last 30 years and has been manufactured in the United States. This is especially important at this time with Covid-19 and the problems of the supply chain of getting air purifiers from China and Asia.

Austin Air purifiers have been used during American disasters including Hurrican Katrina and 9-11 and they work with a number of American hospitals.

This pet machine uses true HEPA filters (which are replaced every 5 years) and has 780 cubic inches of carbon and zeolite filter that will remove odors and gases (which is a major issue with Pets.)

The Pet Machine is great for keeping you safe and your pet safe (for those who own exotic animals)  as it removes many particles and allergens that are also dangerous to animals.

It covers 1500sq.ft but do take into account that every home layout is different so I generally recommend working under the maximum given by the manufacturers.

Plenty of users have found that the Austin Pet Machine has enabled them to live allergy free even with Cats that previously have been causing major issues and allowed them to keep their cats.

The downside is that it’s not the cheapest on the market but if you have a major issue with pets then this is the air purifier for the job.

Another issue to be aware of is that it does run fairly loud which might upset some dogs so be sure to get from Amazon so you can easily send it back if you have any issues.

Austin Air B410B1 Pet Machine Air Purifier, Black
  • Designed specifically for people with pets looking to remove unwanted odors, pet dander and animal allergens from the home
  • Also ideal for bird and exotic pet owners wanting to remove allergens and particles that can be harmful to their pets
  • True medical grade HEPA filter removes 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns; proprietary blend of over 780 cubic inches of impregnated carbon and zeolite filtration removes chemicals, gases and odors like ammoniums
  • 3 speed settings for fan; 360 degree intake system draws air into all sides of unit, passing air through a 4 stage filter
  • Reduces pet odors and allergens, night time allergies, asthma attacks, snoring, and helps you sleep better; eases coughing, wheezing, sneezing; reduces dry mouth, runny nose; strengthens the immune system

2. Budget choice – Winx 5300-2

Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter,Gray

This air purifier is usually found for around $120-150 and is the best in class for this budget level.

As with the Austin air purifier, this comes with True-HEPA, a carbon filter and PlasmaWave technology (a fancy way to say it uses bipolar ionization which is very safe unlike many of the old units that created large amounts of ozone.)

As I mentioned in the intro, don’t expect this budget air purifier to clean your entire home but you can use it in rooms up to 400sq ft and there is no reason you can’t buy more to be used in rooms in future.

Many people have used the Winx 5300 for pet dander and pet odor and found that allergies symptoms were reduced significantly after using the device.

The downside of this air purifier is that it can only be used in one room so you will need to move it around the house if you want to clean new spaces.

The filter does need to be replaced every 12 months at a cost of $40 so that is a cost to keep in mind. There is also electrify cost to consider which amounts to $73 a year at level 4 24 hours per day.

But if you can’t quite push for the Austin Air Pet machine then the Winx 5300-2 is a perfect air purifier for remove pet dander and odors from a room.

Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter,Gray
  • True-HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne pollutants; dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens as small as 0.3 microns.
  • 3 Stage cleaning, removes a range of allergens: dust, cigarette smoke, pollen, odors, pet dander, mold spores and organic chemicals. CFM (Sleep / Low / Med / High / Turbo) : 35.31 / 70.63 / 91.82 / 123.60 / 240.14
  • PlasmaWave acts as a permanent filter to safely break down odor, allergens, chemical vapors and other pollutants - with no harmful ozone
  • Delivered air flow :236 CFM, decibels : 27.8 . Smart Sensor gauges the air and our Auto Mode adjusts the fan to filter the air as needed; with a sleep mode for silent night-time operation
  • No remote control . CADR rated for 360 sq. ft. Suitable for medium and large rooms; kids bedrooms, baby nurseries and offices

3. Money No Object – Molekule Air Purifier

Molekule Air Large Room Air Purifier with PECO Technology for Allergens, Pollutants, Viruses, Bacteria, and Mold, Silver

If $800+ doesn’t make you spit out your coffee then it might be worth checking out the Molekule air purifier.

It has the looks with a sleek silver design that will fit well into many homes and unlike the other options it’s smart so it comes with its own Android and Apple app.

It can handle decent size rooms with the ability to clean replace the air in a 600 sq.ft room every hour.

Unlike standard air purifiers that use HEPA and Carbon, this air purifier from Molekule uses it’s own patented PECO system. Whilst standard HEPA and Carbon are great for removing particles and odor from the air – PECO has the ability to kill and destroy viruses, bacteria, and VOCs using its patented oxidization process.

There are even studies that look at how this PECO technology works with people with Asthma symptoms – (many suffered showed reduced symptoms after 4 weeks)

Many pet owners have found that the Molekule air purifier is great at removing pet dander and odors even with multiple animals.

The Molekule air purifier is certainly a great purifier for those with pets but it will be up to you decide if it’s worth the significant extra $$ compared to something like the Austin Air pet machine which achieves similar results for a lot less budget.

Molekule Air Large Room Air Purifier with PECO Technology for Allergens, Pollutants, Viruses, Bacteria, and Mold, Silver
  • Molekule Air uses Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO) nanotechnology to destroy viruses, VOCs, allergens, bacteria & mold.
  • Designed for large rooms up to 600 sq. ft. Ideal for master bedrooms, living rooms & family rooms.
  • Smart & Connected – Molekule Air is easy to control using its touch-screen display. For added convenience, you can connect it to your WiFi and control it remotely using the iPhone or Android app.
  • Clean Design – Made from machined aluminum, Molekule Air is beautifully designed to fit seamlessly into your home.
  • Portable – With its natural leather handle, Molekule Air can be easily carried and placed anywhere in the home.

Why should be you be bothered about pet hair and dander?

In the US, nearly 20% of the population has an allergic reaction to cats and dogs and as pets get older the causes of these allergies – pet dander actually get worse as the animals shed more.

Most people know that you need to keep on top of cat and dog hair when you suffer allergies but many of the big allergy-causing particles are too small to be seen by the naked eye.

This is where air purifiers can help with the use of HEPA, Carbon and even PECO to remove these particles from the air so your body doesn’t have the allergic reaction. This is why air purifiers are also great for allergies as they can turn your home into a safe-haven from allergy-causing particles like tree pollen.

It’s the smell

If you have owned a very old dog you know that whilst they are still as lovable as ever – the smell can become overwhelming. Whilst there are many ways to reduce the smell a simple way is to use an air purifier that uses Carbon to remove odor-causing particles from the air – so if you trying everything to reduce the smell of old dog, then be sure to test out one of the air purifiers mentioned in this post.

Winix Air Purifier Review

Finally i put together a review for the whole Winix Range of air purifiers: (this should help you from looking for each product review)

1. Winix WAC9000 PlasmaWave

Winix WAC9000 PlasmaWave

Winix WAC9000 PlasmaWave is a true HEPA air purifier with a 5-stage cleaning system. This model removes dust, smoke, pollen, mold spores and pet dander. Unique technology creates plasma hydroxyls that neutralize bacteria and viruses. Has a washable anti-bacterial pre-filter, nano silver mesh, washable carbon filter.

The washable filter gathers vapors and odors caused by smoke, organic decay and cooking odors. This model removes 99.99% airborne particles, 4 speed setting and light sensors for “set and forget” operation.

Also has a completely programmable remote control that you can adjust easily and use from a distance. Positive reviews for allergies and pet dander on the con side the filters are expensive to replace.


2. 5300 PlasmaWave

5300 PlasmaWave

Another true HEAP air purifier from Winix is the 5300 PlasmaWave which covers up to 350 square feet. This model silently removes dust, pollen, smoke, mold spores, pet dander and with its pre-carbon filters it eliminates odor caused from smoke, organic trash decay and cooking smells.

One strong feature is the sanitized protection which reduces the growth of dust mites, bacteria and fungi. This unit captures 99.97% airborne particles and with a smart sensor automatically detects pollutants in the air.

Also has an automatic feature for adjusting fan speed. This model includes a programmable remote control, easy to use and works from a distance. Built-in alert system tells you when it’s time to change filters. Unit works quiet on low setting but noisy on higher settings.

Works very well for cooking smells as the unit automatically goes into super mode. Product does tend to keep the room “cooler” than most other units.


3. Winix 9000 Air Cleaner

Winix 9000 Air Cleaner

Winix 9000 Air Cleaner is a true HEPA purifier removes 99.99% of indoor pollutants. Unit has a 5 stage setting for purifying with a built-in sensor that does the work for you, automatically turns itself on.

Carbon pre-filters remove household odor and organic chemicals. This model includes a washable pre-filter, automatic sleep-quiet mode for night and will cover rooms up to 280 square feet. It has a built-in sensor which immediately detects odors even if you spray perfume in the air the unit will automatically begin to purify the room.

Works well for allergies and pet odors but the cons are that the light on the unit stays on which makes it difficult to keep a room dark during nighttime. The turbo setting is extremely loud. The remote control for the model works better than the buttons on the machine. Also the HEPA filters are expensive to replace.


Honeywell Air Purifier Review

After significant emails from our blog readers we have decided to put together a blog post that reviews the top Honeywell air purifiers on the market today!

1. Honeywell 17000


Honeywell 17000 Permanent Pure HEPA QuietCare Air Purifier removes up to 99.4% of bacteria and germs in the air. This power house unit designed with dual filters to remove smoke, pollen, dust, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, and viruses plus eliminates household odors. Each filter has a button that blinks or shines steadily to show you when it’s time to remove the filter. This model covers medium to large rooms up to 168 square feet. While the unit is efficient in removing dust and odor from the room the unit can get loud on higher settings.


2. Honeywell HHT-145


If you like tower styled purifiers Honeywell HHT-145 HepaClean UV Antibacterial HEPA Tower 3-in-1 Air Purifier is one to consider. Unique ultraviolet technology reduces airborne germs, viruses, bacteria, fungi and mold spores. The HEPA true filter removes 99% of dust, pet dander, smoke, pollen and helps eliminate household odors. This powerful unit includes 12 cleaning power levels, up to an 18 hour auto shut off timer, ionizer and optional oscillation for better air circulation. Permanent filter with proper care never needs replacing. This unit covers large to medium size rooms up to 185 square feet. While this high tech model is successful in reducing pet odors and assisting with asthma the unit tends to have a cyclic humming sound and recurring problems with the filters.


3. Honeywell 50250

 Honeywell 50250 99.97% Pure HEPA Round Air Purifier

For large rooms up to 390 square feet look at the Honeywell 50250 Round Air Purifier. True HEPA filter removes 99.97% pollen, dust, smoke, mold spores, pet dander and household odors. Includes a 360 degree air flow, pre-carbon filter, filter change indicator and comes in 3 speeds. Unit is easy to set up, change filters which are not expensive however the unit is bulky and creates a “white noise” sound when left on higher settings.


4. Honeywell 18155


Honeywell 18155 SilentComfort Permanent designed with two types of filtrations systems: carbon pre-filter to eliminate household odors and the true HEAP filter that removes dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, germs, bacteria, mold spores and fungus. The model claims to purify 100% of germs and bacteria. The no-draft provides air cleaning without the cool air exhaust. This model is built for rooms up to 225 square feet. The air is fully processed every 12 minutes and the filter needs cleaning only twice a year. Works well for asthma, allergies and pet odors but unit is bulky and the higher speed settings have a “white noise.” Handbook does not correlate with design and is difficult to follow.


Idylis Germ Air Sanitizer

The reason to introduce this new collection of air purifiers is to help you breathe in a cleaner atmosphere. Each of these devices are created by Lowe’s and come with HEPA filtration systems that eliminate 99.97% of contaminants. Some of the models are also equipped with UV-C technologies, which are important to eliminate flu-causing bacteria and airborne cold virus. Moreover, these purifiers come with smooth flat front panel, which enables you to clean it with ease.

Idylis 280    Price = $299


The History

Coway Company is behind the construction of Idylis 280 and Idylis 200 cleaners. This company has a great reputation for producing high quality products for Korean household market. The important thing is that the company was well aware of the fact that they have to design products differently to capture American air purifier market, and that’s when they adopted a two-tiered strategy. This is why Lowe’s is now offering their products to American household market.

It was April 2009 when Idylis air purifiers was included in the list of products being maintained by Lowes. It was a good decision to opt for Idylis, especially after considering the problem they have with Hunter Permalife filter,

CADR Ratings

Although there are different types of Idylis purifiers, Idylis 280 and Idylis 200 are the most popular – they are priced at $299 and $246, respectively. It is thought that these purifiers are introduced for CADR-marketing, which was said mainly because they had free fitted filter systems and strong fans. But, the presence of these filter systems and fans is another reason why these purifiers prove less effective when you have to get rid of very small contaminants.

When you talk about Idylis gem air sanitizer, you also need to consider its CADR rankings. For the Idylis 280, the CADR ranking for Plant pollen is 285, for cigarette smoke is 280, and for airborne dirt is 290. This is why it is supposed to work efficiently in a 434 square feet space. Though some people think the claims made by the company are not based on real facts, it is still a good idea to try this air sanitizer within a space of 320 square feet.

On the other hand, if you check the CADR rankings for the Idylis 200, the figures you have are 215 for plant pollen, 200 for cigarette smoke, and 215 for airborne dust. According to AHAM, the purifier is good enough for 310 sq feet space, but in reality, you can get good results only if you use it in a space no more than 230 square ft.

However, before making a purchase, do consider the filter replacement cost and the noise it makes. Generally, mid and low priced purifiers are a bit noisy. Still, if you are looking for a complete package and want a Lowe’s product, going for the Idylis 280 is the best bet.

Austin Air Purifier

For decades, people thought of air pollution as solely a problem of busy urban and industrial areas. But many people are learning that the air inside their home is polluted too, with harmful particles, chemicals, and allergens. As a result, the sales of home air purifiers are increasing. Some of the most consistently high rated air purifying machines are Austin Air Purifiers. People like them because of their effectiveness, the long life of the filters, their high-grade construction, and their quiet operation.


It doesn’t matter how quiet an air purifier is, or how long its filter lasts if it doesn’t do the job of purifying indoor air. Austin Air Purifiers contain medical grade HEPA filters, which are the industry standard for moving at least 99.97% of airborne particles over the size of 0.3 microns in diameter. These powerful filters clean dust, pollen, mold spores, viruses, bacteria, dust mites, and pet dander from the air. At the same time, a carbon filter works to clean toxic gases, smells, and tobacco smoke from the air. The filtration system in Austin Air Purifiers prevents recirculation of these contaminants, making your home’s air much cleaner, less toxic, and less irritating to breathe.


One of the things that users dislike most about home air purifiers is the high cost of replacing filters that fill up and need changing every three months or so. The filters in Austin Air Purifiers, by contrast, last for five years under normal usage and carry a pro-rated factory guarantee. This is one of the features that buyers love most about this brand of air purifier.

This brand receives high marks for durability too. The proliferation of home air purifiers has led to designs and materials that aren’t very sturdy. But Austin Air Purifiers are different. They are precision-built from solid steel, so they are reliable and last for a very long time. Each unit is finished with a beautiful, non-toxic powder coat finish, and they are available in four colors, so there is one to harmonize with any décor. Austin Air Purifiers arrive ready to use: you simply unpack them, plug them in, and turn them on. They are available in different sizes to meet the needs of different sized living spaces, and the larger models are on casters so that they are easy to move.

One of the features that users of Austin Air Purifiers appreciate most is their quietness. Users report being able to sit right next to the machine, set on its lowest setting, while watching a television program. The highest setting is slightly louder, but many people find that it functions wonderfully as a “white noise machine” at night, while at the same time cleaning the air! The three-speed fan is rated for long life at continuous use.

On top of all this, Austin Air Purifiers are energy efficient, drawing a maximum of 135 watts at the highest setting. They come with a five year warranty against defects of parts and labor for added peace of mind. Austin Air Purifiers are made in the USA by the largest air purifier maker in the world, and are the first choice of consumers who demand the best equipment to purify the air in their homes.


Blueair Air Purifier

Air purifiers are used more today than ever before. It’s a good idea to have at least one in your home. Many people don’t know how much an air purifier makes a difference until they purchase one and feel the difference in the air. Air purifiers cleanse the air and leave you with fresh, pure air to breathe. These are great for people with allergies, asthma, and people who smoke in their home. These purifiers are also great for removing cooking odors out of the air.

Blueair Air Purifier

When it comes to health, you should definitely consider purchasing a Blueair air purifier. This is a very popular choice of purifiers. They come with many features, very stylish, and it has superior air purification. These are the number one purifiers when it comes to families.

Air purifiers can be quite noisy and people can’t enjoy the crisp smell of fresh, clean air while they sleep because of this factor. You won’t have to worry about noise with Blueair. They are rather quiet and tend to relax you and soothe you while you sleep.

They have so many features, there’s no way that you could not be satisfied. There are multiple speed settings for your convenience and comfort. It works well and quietly on any setting you have it on. Even on the highest speed, not even a light sleeper would complain.

These purifier units are very powerful. These machines cleanse faster than any other machine that’s on the market today.

These are simply the best. A lot of purifiers on the market today cost an arm and leg to maintain, costing anywhere from $300 a month and higher. That’s a ridiculous amount to pay for anything a month unless it’s rent! These purifiers won’t take every last cent that you have in the bank.

This specific type of air purifier cleans faster and more effectively than any other air purifier on the market. You don’t have to go through a lot of hassling to clean these purifiers. You can get the job done in one easy, simple step. There are over 150 air purifiers on the market and Blueair has ranked number one each time.

There’s simply nothing better. You can’t beat that! What more could you ask for to protect the health of your and your family? No matter how big your room or office is, Blueair will get the job done and leave you and your family with nothing but clean, fresh, crisp air to breathe.

Surround Air Purifier

Surround Air is a leading manufacturer of air purifiers and air cleaners for both residential and commercial use. The brand uses proven technological features such as HEPA filters, activated carbon, and ultraviolet (UV) light.

Surround Air Purifier

As just one example, the Surround Air Multi-Tech Air Purifier removes a number of pollutants, including dust and dust mites that are captured by the HEPA filter. The ionizer in the air purifier increases the efficiency of the filters. It does this because it causes airborne particles to "clump" together, which makes them easier to catch. Additionally, according to the US Department of Agriculture, negative ions cause particles in the air to "drop out" from the air, and are very good at keeping dust out of the air that you breathe.

Ultraviolet light not only kills dust mites, but if it radiates in the proper wavelengths, it can kill airborne pathogens like viruses and bacteria. A high quality UV lamp is a great feature to have on an air purifier, particularly in settings where a person’s immune system is compromised, or where someone is caring for a sick person and wants to minimize the chances of catching the viral or bacterial illness.

Surround Air HEPA air filters are great at capturing mold spores and microscopic fungi from the air. The ionizers help in this process, and the UV lamps will kill toxins associated with mold. Surround Air ozone sanitizers are very effective against smells such as the smell of mildew, and the ozone sanitizers can be switched off and on separately from the rest of the machine if desired.

The Surround Air Multi-Tech carbon filter absorbs cigarette smoke particles and other toxins contained in cigarette smoke. With the help of the ozone sanitizer, the carbon filter helps eliminate the odors from cigarette smoke. Additionally, the ionizer helps remove smoke particles from the air, making it much cleaner.

Another great feature of the Surround Air purifiers is that they can significantly decrease the amount of carbon monoxide in the air. Carbon monoxide is odorless, but can be very dangerous. The study on ozone removal was done in a London hospital and was published in a scientific journal, the European Respiratory Journal.

When it comes to removing bacteria from the air, Surround Air uses several approaches at once. The HEPA filter, the carbon pre-filter, and the UV lamp all attack bacteria. Additionally, a study by the US Department of Agriculture showed that ionizers are very effective at removing bacteria from the air.

Pollen and other airborne allergens are all but eliminated by HEPA filters, which are considered by most sources to be the most effective filters for allergens. The ionizers on Surround Air purifiers help increase the efficiency of the filters by causing particles to clump together. This makes them easier to trap and remove from the air. The ionizer also causes airborne particles to precipitate out of indoor air it captures.

With chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the Surround Air purifiers’ carbon filters are extremely effective absorbers. This means that chemical and gas smells are effectively removed, and the ionizers help to neutralize chemical smells even more. Germs and virus are effectively removed and killed by the Surround Air UV lamps, which radiate in wavelengths that are fatal to airborne bacteria and viruses.

In summary, Surround Air brand purifiers use numerous approaches to cleaning the air, all of which work together to achieve superior results at reducing indoor air pollution.