Hunter Air Purifier Review

Sadly the Hunter Air Purifier is no longer for general sale.

If you are interested in seeing an air purifier that performs as well as a Hunter than money but available in 2020, then I recommend the LEVOIT model below:

1.Best for Most People – LEVOIT Pet Edition
LEVOIT Air Purifiers for Home Allergies and Pets Hair, H13 True HEPA Filter for Bedroom, 24db Filtration System with ARC Formula, Remove 99.97% Odors Smoke Dust Mold Pollen, Core P350, Gray
  • Genuine Replacements: Search for "p350-rf" or "B087R7ZFPB" for levoit 3-in-1 customized pet filter with ARC Formula to ensure excellent performance
  • Perfect Gift for Pet Families: Ideal for pet allergies, improve your air quality and help you and your pets relieve allergic symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, sinuses and heavy breathing. Ozone-free, approved by CARB, ETL listed and CA PROP 65 certified
  • High Powered: The Vortexair Technology offers an increased CADR of 141 CFM / 240 m³/h, handily covering rooms as large as 219 ft2 (20㎡) and refreshing the air 5 times per hour, perfect for bedroom, living room, dining room or pet room
  • H13-Grade True HEPA Filter: Reduces up to 99.97% of harmful air pollutants, smoke, pollen, mold spores, dust mites and other allergens as small as 0.3 microns from the air. This new fine non-woven fabric pre-filter is more effective than other common pre-filters at capturing floating hair, pet fur, pet dander, dust, fibers, lint
  • Sleep Mode & Timer: The QuietKEAP Technology keeps noise levels as low as 24dB. Set a timer for 2, 4, 8, or 12 hours, then turn off the display light to enjoy a perfect and undisturbed night of sleep. The pet lock button prevents your pets from tampering with any of the other buttons or settings

2. Budget Friendly – $75ish Hamilton Beach TrueAir
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Air Purifier for Home or Office with Permanent HEPA Filter for Allergies and Pets, Ultra Quiet, Black (04386A)
  • High Performance Hepa Grade Filter: Captures 99% of pet dander, dust, dust mites, pollen, and mold / mildew spores as small as 3 microns from the air.
  • Easy to clean: Allergen reducing air purifier has a permanent Hepa-grade filter that easily vacuums clean.
  • Compact, stylish design: Allergen reducing air purifier is perfect in the office or in rooms up to 160 square feet
  • Versatile air care that fits anywhere: Position the unit vertically or horizontally to best fit in your bedroom, den, nursery, hallway or living room at home or at the office.
  • Quiet and powerful: Use whisper clean for extra quiet operation at night, the medium setting or the quick clean setting for more powerful air cleaning.

3. Winix 5500-2 – For those with bigger rooms
Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Washable AOC Carbon Filter
  • True HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne pollutants; dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens as small as 0.3 microns
  • Washable AOC Carbon Filter, made from activated carbon granulars for removal of household odors. Decibels 27.8 dB
  • PlasmaWave acts as a permanent filter to safely break down odor, allergens, chemical vapors and other pollutants with no harmful ozone
  • Smart Sensors gauge the air and our Auto Mode adjusts the fan to filter the air as needed; with a sleep mode for silent night time operation
  • CADR rated for 360 square feet room size. Suitable for medium and large rooms; kids bedrooms, family rooms and kitchens

4. Coway Airmega 400 – If you need the very best or the largest space
Coway Airmega 400 Smart Air Purifier with 1,560 sq. ft. Coverage
  • Coway Airmega 400 room air purifier is designed to accommodate large room sizes up to 1,560 square feet and cleans the air at least two times per hour when used as recommended.
  • Coway Airmega Max2 filter—combined activated carbon and True HEPA filter—captures and reduces up to 99.97% of 0.3 micron particles in the air, including pollen, pollutants and other allergens. It also reduces volatile organic compounds by more than 99% and reduces fumes such as NH3 and CH3CHO. Includes washable and permanent pre-filter to catch larger dust particles.
  • Coway Airmega’s pollution sensor communicates indoor air quality testing in real-time. The brightly colored LED ring lets you know how clean or dirty your indoor air is, every minute of the day.
  • Coway Airmega has five fan modes: Smart, Sleep, Low, Medium and High. Noise level is nearly silent at lower speeds. Max noise at highest setting is 43.2 dB.
  • Coway Airmega is a smart, energy efficient air purifier with a three-setting smart mode to adapt to its surroundings. Fan speed automatically adjusts based on the room’s air quality and lighting conditions to improve air quality.

Original review from 2011:

Want a purifier that goes above and beyond?  Then you need a Hunter air purifier.  These purifiers are packed with power.  They aren’t too expensive and with the economy in the current shape that it’s now, no one has money to waste.

Hunter Air Purifier

Hunter air purifiers have two filters. One filter is a washable filter and the other one is an activated carbon filter. The washable filter collects large dust particles, lint, and hair.  The carbon filters out the odors that come from smoking, cooking, and pets. You should change the filters about every 3 months. These filters collect 99.97% of particles that pass through the filters. 

This air purifier is rather quiet, but there is some noise. Considering all that these air purifiers do, a little noise is to be expected.  It may be a bit loud for use in a bedroom or quiet setting, so you may get better satisfaction out of the purifier by putting it in a room where the company gathers or in a room where the purifier won’t be heard very well.

An air purifier is a machine that is able to remove impurities and contaminants from the air. These purifiers are also good for your health. They are great for people with severe allergies and asthma. These hunter air purifiers have proven to reduce and even eliminate second-hand smoke from tobacco.

Air purifiers are rated on a number of things.  Every factor has a value of 10 points.  The highest score possible is 100.  It is possible to achieve the perfect score of 100, but it is highly unlikely.  If you are seeking health benefits with an air purifier, gas and odor elimination will be a must.

The way purifiers are made and designed plays a major part in how long each filter has the potential to last.  These purifiers are also rated on machine life, maintenance requirements, as well as operating costs.  The warranty period and the service life is looked at as well.  The last few factors that are considered when it comes to air purifiers are its style, portability, comfort level, and convenience.

These purifiers are still fairly new to the industrial world.  John and James Hunter founded the company in 1886.  It all began with a ceiling fan.  They didn’t begin to build air purifiers until 1990.  There is currently an air purifier that is a home edition.  This home edition line of air purifiers has been around since 2004.

Score: 87/100 [Sadly no longer on sale since 2012]

Last update on 2020-10-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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