Energy Efficient Way Healthier Home Air Purifier

Way-Healthier-Home-Air-Purifier

Air purifiers are now more popular than ever, due to the fact that the volume of air pollution is increasing. A lot of people also consider purchasing the best air purifier available, for they are now well-educated on the health risks that can be acquired from air pollution.

Even though all air purifiers have the same goal of cleaning the air, not all give the optimum purifying performance. Some of them promise to have Electrostatic Ion purifier, Ozone, and HEPA features. Consumers are also searching for the most economical, most efficient, and safest technologies of air purification available. One air purifier promises to have all those qualities, and it is the Way Healthier Home Air Purifier.

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The Way Healthier Home Air Purifier offers a safe reduction of effective and natural pollution particle, an energy efficient design, non-replaceable filters to save money, silent fan operation, and a design that is distinctive for horizontal and vertical setup.

This product mimics the method of nature in revitalizing and cleaning your indoor air. It uses the Wisepointe technology to oxide organic mold and bacteria by creating hydroxyl radicals and ultraviolet light.

This air purifier is no longer available for sale but if you are interested in cleaning the air in your home then check out my recommendations for 2020:

1.Austin A250B1 – Best Overall
Austin Air A250B1 HealthMate Plus Junior Air Purifier, Black
  • Designed for people living in smaller spaces and specializes in the reduction of harmful chemicals, noxious gases, VOC’s, formaldehyde, and sub micron particles for individuals in the most contaminated of settings
  • Broad spectrum adsorption offers protection for people exposed to smoke from wildfires, those living close to busy highways, and people with sensitivity to certain chemicals and gases found in the home
  • True medical grade HEPA filter removes 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns; over 270 cubic inches of activated carbon impregnated with potassium iodide and zeolite filtration removes odors, gases and chemicals including formaldehyde and benzene
  • 3 speed settings for fan; 360 degree intake system draws air into all sides of unit, passing air through a 4 stage filter
  • Eases headaches and reduces nausea related to chemical exposure; helps reduce coughing, wheezing and sneezing, dry mouth, runny nose; reduces night time allergies and asthma attacks, snoring, and helps you sleep better; strengthens the immune system

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2. Medify MA-40 2.0 – Great if you can afford

Medify Air MA-40-W2 V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White (2-Pack)
  • 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, Energy Star & ETL certified.
  • Tempered Glass panel (like your cell phone, easy to clean, won't scratch like cheap plastic models), Sleep mode and 3 fan speeds, 8 hr timer, night mode, child lock
  • Genuine Medify Replacement Filter: B0819583PQ, 110 Volt units, USA registered Lifetime Warranty

3. LEVOIT CORE 300 – Quite a machine for less than $100

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home, Core 300, White
  • Genuine Replacement Filters: Search for core300-rf or core 300 replacement filter for Replacement Filters. Use genuine Levoit replacement filters to maintain the best performance and to ensure what you're buying is worthy of your investment
  • Higher Purify Performance: Use the Core 300 to fill your environment with crisp, clean air. Its Vortexair Technology creates a stronger air flow, CADR number is 230+m3/h, allowing it to cover up to 219 sq. ft. AC 120V/60HZ for USA and Canada
  • Improved Filtration: With larger expansion area and longer length than others, the H13 Ture HEPA filter works with ultra-fine Pre-filter and activated carbon filter, trapping 99. 97% of fine particles and allergens as small as 0. 3 microns and large pollutants such as dust, pet dander, smoke, mold, pollen
  • Most Silent Air Cleaner: The noise level is nearly voiceless at sleep mode with only 24db, its QuietKEAP Technology reduces noise so you can sleep in a restful and soothing indoor environment
  • Ultra-long Service Life: Industry leader provider's bearing makes this levoit core300 hepa air purifier durable and reliable. The AC capacitor motor uses durable high-precision bearing, and excellent internal structure increases abrasion resist, which obviously extends the life of machine

4. Coway Airmega 300 – Not cheap but great for large spaces

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Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode
  • Coway Mighty (AP-1512HH) is designed to accommodate room sizes up to 361 sq.ft (CADR: Dust 246 / Pollen 240 / Smoke 233 cb. ft.).
  • 4 Stage Filtration System (Pre-filter, Deodorization filter, True HEPA filter, Vital Ion) captures and reduces up to 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns in the air, including pollen, pollutants and other allergens. It also reduces volatile organic compounds and reduces odor.
  • Coway Mighty pollution sensor communicates indoor air quality in real-time. The brightly colored LED lets you know how clean or dirty your indoor air is every minute of the day. And it features a timer, and filter lifetime indicator.
  • Fan speeds available in 1, 2, 3 stages by manually setting up. While auto mode automatically optimizes the speed setting 1 through 3 based on the level of indoor air quality. When no pollution is detected for 30 minutes, the fan will automatically stop and set as Eco mode to save energy.
  • Timer feature allows the machine to run 1/4/8 hours before automatically powering off.

5. Sharp FPF30UH – Great for small spaces and tight budgets

Sharp, White FPF30UH True HEPA Air Purifier for Home Office or Small Bedroom with Express Clean. Filters Last up-to 2 Years for Dust, Smoke, Pollen, Pet Dander, 143 Square Feet
  • SMALL ROOMS: Designed for Rooms up to 143 sq. ft.
  • CADR Dust (101) / Smoke (92) / Pollen (109)
  • Long-Life TRUE HEPA Filter Lasts Up-to 2 Years (actual filter life will differ depending on the environment)
  • True HEPA Filter Captures 99.97% of Allergens as Small as 0.3 Microns that pass through the filter
  • The Library Quiet, Sleep Setting is Perfect for the Bedroom or Home Office (as low as 23 dba)

Holmes HAP625 Air Purifier

UPDATED JULY 2020

The Holmes HAP625 Air Purifier is a portable air purifier that lets you clean the air in the room quietly and efficiently. It provides genuine High Energy Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration, which is a very desirable feature in an air purifier. The many great features of the Holmes HAP625 make this an air purifier that is worth your considerations. But first, a few basic pros and cons of this model.

Among the “pros” of the Holmes HAP625 are that the machine is small and can be positioned either upright or on its side so it can be made to fit a variety of spaces, and can even go on a shelf. The HEPA filter is well sealed with a gasket so that no unclean air taken up by the machine is able to bypass the filter. Additionally, the Holmes HAP625 is very quiet, producing under 50 decibels on its top speed setting.

The main “con” of the Holmes HAP625 is that it is small, and can only purify the air in rooms that are around 200 square feet in area or smaller. Also, carbon filters will have to be replaced every few months to get the best smoke, gas, and chemical odor removal.

The HEPA filter in the Holmes HAP625 air purifier is some of the best HEPA technology use available. Because it is a true HEPA filter, it has to remove at least 99.97% of particles from the air that are 0.3 microns in size or larger. Therefore, almost all the airborne particles that can aggravate allergies and asthma are removed from the air by a HEPA filter. And the gasket around the HEPA filter ensures that of all the air that is taken into the air purifier, it cannot bypass the filter, but must instead pass through the filter and be cleaned.
The activated carbon pre-filter in the Holmes HAP625 is another great feature. It performs two basic functions: it helps capture large particles in the air, removing them from the path of the main HEPA filter, and it also traps harmful gases and odors due to the shape and arrangement of the carbon molecules. Activated carbon is capable of breaking down some 4,000 chemicals and odors, removing them from the environment. They work better than any air freshener could at eliminating odors.

The Holmes HAP625 is designed to work in small rooms – up to around 200 square feet in area. In a room this size, it will change the air six times in one hour, which is considered the optimal rate of air movement through an air purifier. While it will purify the air in larger rooms, it will not be able to change the air as many times in one hour, so it will not be optimal filtration. For example, a room with 525 square feet in area will only get 2 complete air changes in one hour, which is helpful, but not ideal.

For optimal performance, the filters in the Holmes HAP625 will need to be changed regularly so that they don’t clog. This includes both the HEPA filter and the carbon pre-filter. If the filters are allowed to become too clogged, there is the possibility that the motor will burn out. The HEPA filter will have to be replaced every one to two years, at a cost of around $30 per filter.. The frequency with which you’ll need to change the carbon filter is usually around 3 to 4 months, but if there is smoking in the area, these filters will clog faster and have to be replaced more frequently. The carbon filters come in packages of 4 that cost around $16.95.

The Holmes HAP625 runs very quietly because the HEPA filter has been treated so that it captures the maximum number of particles while still allowing good air flow. On its loudest setting, it only produces 50 decibels, while running the purifier on “silent” mode takes the noise down to 30 decibels, which is very quiet, particularly for an air purifier.

The air purification device retails for around $50. This is a great price for a HEPA air purifier. It also comes with a 5-year warranty, which is longer than many air purifier warranties. In addition to the filtration technologies, it also has some great extras. A lighted color display tells you when the filters need to be replaced, and the space-saving design lets you place the machine right next to a wall and have it still run efficiently. This is a great, inexpensive air purifier that can give you years of faithful service. The level of purification it provides is high, while filter replacement costs are more reasonable than for most air purifiers.

If you are looking for replacement filters for the HAP625, we can reccomend the following:

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Holmes True HEPA Filter with Enhanced Mold Fighting Power, 2-Pack, White, 2 Count
  • TRUE HEPA FILTRATION: Filter helps remove up to 99.97 percent of dust, smoke, pollen, odors, mold spores, and pet dander from the air passing through it, filtering particles as small as 0.3 microns to help provide cleaner air for your home or office
  • PACK OF 2: Includes 2 replacement filters
  • COMPATIBLE: Compatible with select Holmes Air Purifiers
  • FITS HOLMES AIR PURIFIER MODELS: Compatible with HAP616, HAP633, HAP653, HAP726, HAP756, HAP759, HAP8615, HAP8650, and HAP9726 models
  • FITS BIONAIRE HOLMES AIR PURIFIER MODELS: Compatible with BAP1225, and BAP1250 models

If you are interested in a new air purifier, we would be happy to reccomend any from our best of 2020 list:

1.Austin A250B1 – Best Overall
Austin Air A250B1 HealthMate Plus Junior Air Purifier, Black
  • Designed for people living in smaller spaces and specializes in the reduction of harmful chemicals, noxious gases, VOC’s, formaldehyde, and sub micron particles for individuals in the most contaminated of settings
  • Broad spectrum adsorption offers protection for people exposed to smoke from wildfires, those living close to busy highways, and people with sensitivity to certain chemicals and gases found in the home
  • True medical grade HEPA filter removes 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns; over 270 cubic inches of activated carbon impregnated with potassium iodide and zeolite filtration removes odors, gases and chemicals including formaldehyde and benzene
  • 3 speed settings for fan; 360 degree intake system draws air into all sides of unit, passing air through a 4 stage filter
  • Eases headaches and reduces nausea related to chemical exposure; helps reduce coughing, wheezing and sneezing, dry mouth, runny nose; reduces night time allergies and asthma attacks, snoring, and helps you sleep better; strengthens the immune system

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2. Medify MA-40 2.0 – Great if you can afford

Medify Air MA-40-W2 V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White (2-Pack)
  • 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, Energy Star & ETL certified.
  • Tempered Glass panel (like your cell phone, easy to clean, won't scratch like cheap plastic models), Sleep mode and 3 fan speeds, 8 hr timer, night mode, child lock
  • Genuine Medify Replacement Filter: B0819583PQ, 110 Volt units, USA registered Lifetime Warranty

3. LEVOIT CORE 300 – Quite a machine for less than $100

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home, Core 300, White
  • Genuine Replacement Filters: Search for core300-rf or core 300 replacement filter for Replacement Filters. Use genuine Levoit replacement filters to maintain the best performance and to ensure what you're buying is worthy of your investment
  • Higher Purify Performance: Use the Core 300 to fill your environment with crisp, clean air. Its Vortexair Technology creates a stronger air flow, CADR number is 230+m3/h, allowing it to cover up to 219 sq. ft. AC 120V/60HZ for USA and Canada
  • Improved Filtration: With larger expansion area and longer length than others, the H13 Ture HEPA filter works with ultra-fine Pre-filter and activated carbon filter, trapping 99. 97% of fine particles and allergens as small as 0. 3 microns and large pollutants such as dust, pet dander, smoke, mold, pollen
  • Most Silent Air Cleaner: The noise level is nearly voiceless at sleep mode with only 24db, its QuietKEAP Technology reduces noise so you can sleep in a restful and soothing indoor environment
  • Ultra-long Service Life: Industry leader provider's bearing makes this levoit core300 hepa air purifier durable and reliable. The AC capacitor motor uses durable high-precision bearing, and excellent internal structure increases abrasion resist, which obviously extends the life of machine

4. Coway Airmega 300 – Not cheap but great for large spaces

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Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode
  • Coway Mighty (AP-1512HH) is designed to accommodate room sizes up to 361 sq.ft (CADR: Dust 246 / Pollen 240 / Smoke 233 cb. ft.).
  • 4 Stage Filtration System (Pre-filter, Deodorization filter, True HEPA filter, Vital Ion) captures and reduces up to 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns in the air, including pollen, pollutants and other allergens. It also reduces volatile organic compounds and reduces odor.
  • Coway Mighty pollution sensor communicates indoor air quality in real-time. The brightly colored LED lets you know how clean or dirty your indoor air is every minute of the day. And it features a timer, and filter lifetime indicator.
  • Fan speeds available in 1, 2, 3 stages by manually setting up. While auto mode automatically optimizes the speed setting 1 through 3 based on the level of indoor air quality. When no pollution is detected for 30 minutes, the fan will automatically stop and set as Eco mode to save energy.
  • Timer feature allows the machine to run 1/4/8 hours before automatically powering off.

5. Sharp FPF30UH – Great for small spaces and tight budgets

Sharp, White FPF30UH True HEPA Air Purifier for Home Office or Small Bedroom with Express Clean. Filters Last up-to 2 Years for Dust, Smoke, Pollen, Pet Dander, 143 Square Feet
  • SMALL ROOMS: Designed for Rooms up to 143 sq. ft.
  • CADR Dust (101) / Smoke (92) / Pollen (109)
  • Long-Life TRUE HEPA Filter Lasts Up-to 2 Years (actual filter life will differ depending on the environment)
  • True HEPA Filter Captures 99.97% of Allergens as Small as 0.3 Microns that pass through the filter
  • The Library Quiet, Sleep Setting is Perfect for the Bedroom or Home Office (as low as 23 dba)

Airpura P600

The Airpura P600 is a top of the line air purifier with a top of the line price: $1,000. It is made in Quebec by Airpura Industries, Inc. This model has not only a high efficiency particle air (HEPA) filter, but also a carbon filter, a pre-filter, an ultraviolet lamp, and a titanium dioxide photocatalytic oxidizer. It has a high powered 560 cubic feet per minute fan (measured without the filters installed), and is one of the most powerful on the market. Though Airpura claims that the machine can purify the air in a 2,000 square foot area, practically speaking, it is probably more like 700 square feet, which is still pretty large.

APR-P600

The particular combination of filters in the Airpura 600 filters out a number of substances, including radon, formaldehyde, mercury vapor, exhaust fumes, molds, and a number of other substances you don’t want in the air you breathe. The pre-filter can be vacuumed with a brush attachment on a regular vacuum once a month and is expected to last for 12 months. The carbon filter really does its job, with its two inch thick carbon beds. The life of the carbon filter is estimated to be 24 months, but will vary depending on factors like indoor pets and cigarette smoke. The HEPA filter can last three to five years under normal use.

Airpura’s ultraviolet lamp is much more powerful than the ultraviolet lamps in other air purifiers and lasts for 13 months. The titanium dioxide photocatalytic oxidization grid, which is activated by ultraviolet light, breaks airborne particles down into smaller, non-toxic pieces. It is claimed to last for 18 months. This air purifier is powerful enough for use by people with compromised immune systems and those with sensitivities to multiple chemicals.

Nice features of the Airpura P600 include upward air flow with 360 degree uptake, which reduces drafts, and its extreme quiet at its lowest setting (28 decibels). On the highest setting, it registers at 62 dB, which is fairly quiet for the amount of power this air purifier has. The Airpura P600 is cylindrical, 22 inches high, and 15 inches in diameter. It is heavy at 45 lbs., but is on wheels.

Complaints are mostly limited to the high price of the air purifier itself, and the high price of replacement components like filters and the UV lamp. Replacing these on the recommended schedule could easily bring maintenance costs close to $500 per year. Another complaint is that it does not have automated controls, and no odor or dust sensors to automatically adjust the speed to match the level of air impurities. Such features are found on many less expensive air purifiers. There is also no remote control, which is a feature starting to be available with more mid-range air purifiers. Except for these drawbacks, the Airpura 600 is a high-end air purifier that is well built and does its job very well.

Advanced Pure Air Newport 9000

The Advanced Pure Air Newport 9000 is marketed by Real Spirit USA and is manufactured in China. It strongly resembles the Mitsubishi MHI-6800 Intelli-Pro, with a futuristic design and shape. The Advanced Pure Air Newport 9000 is sold at Costco, Sam’s Club, Amazon, and Target for just under $280. While it doesn’t contain any breakthrough technology, it does contain several air cleaning technologies in one package. It monitors air quality for both dust and odor and has an LED four-level display showing indoor pollution levels as well as a sensor that indicates when the filters need to be replaced or when the electrostatic collection grid must be cleaned. The fan speed adjusts to pollutant levels, and it runs fairly quietly on all speeds. Advanced Pure Air Newport 9000 Measuring 13.5 x 10 x 25.6 inches, the Pure Air Newport 9000 has air flow of 106 cubic feet per minute, which is fairly low power. While the manufacturer says that the machine can be used in rooms up to 750 square feet, this is a stretch. It is more suited to rooms of under 200 square feet in size for effective levels of air turnover. This air purifier has a series of filters including a washable pre-filter, an electrostatic precipitator, an activated carbon filter, a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, a photocatalytic oxidizer, an ultraviolet light, and a negative ionizer. The ultraviolet light is designed to kill dangerous microorganisms. It is a six watt lamp that emits at 254 nanometers, which is not very high powered. The electrostatic precipitator must be cleaned frequently and regularly to keep it working properly. This is true for many models that use electrostatic precipitators. But even when the electrostatic grid is dirty, the HEPA filter will continue to work, and if the grid is kept clean, the HEPA filter will last longer. The frequent cleaning of the electrostatic grid is perhaps the main gripe of users, but this is true of many air purifiers in this price range. It does not produce any ozone, and odor removal is slightly above average. The gaskets and seals do their job well, and this helps eliminate problems such as dirty air bypassing the filters. Each filter can be replaced independently, which is convenient for those who don’t like having to buy a suite of filters at once. The filters are inexpensive as well. Overall, the Advanced Pure Air Newport 9000 is a decent machine for the price. It is attractive, convenient, and easily portable. Though the series of filters and cleaners may be a bit of overkill, all the technologies are useful and the only drawback is the need for keeping the electrostatic grid clean for optimum performance. Update April 2020: The advanced pure air 9000 was a big deal back when we wrote this in 2010 but 10 years later it is very much obsolete. If you are interested in looking for a replacement then be sure to check out the air purifiers we recommend in 2020:

1.Best for Most People – LEVOIT Pet Edition
LEVOIT 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 Air Purifier-Grey
  • 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
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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
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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.

3M Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier FAP02-RS

The 3M Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier FAP02-RS (FAP02 for short) is sold at big retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and Target. While they generally receive positive reviews, this air purifier does not use a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Rather, it uses an electrostatic filter that draws on 3M’s experience making furnace filters and particle respirators. It is designed for rooms up to 160 square feet. "Filtrete" is the charged electrostatic medium used in this air purifier. It acquires an electrical charge because of friction as the air passes the rectangular fibers that make up Filtrete. It is great for pollen and one-micron sized particles and dust.

3M Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier FAP02-RS

Filtrete fibers can be spaced far enough apart that it doesn’t impede air flow as much as a HEPA filter does, and because of this, the FAP02 is very quiet and doesn’t use a lot of electricity. The electrostatic filter is great at removing pollen, which is enormous in size compared to the particles that a HEPA filter would catch. It does not claim to remove odors or chemicals from the air. The Filtrete filters need to be changed every three months and cost $10 to $15 each. There is no pre-filter and no screen to catch large debris like pet hair.

Some pet owners have complained that the filters become clogged very rapidly with pet hair. The expected lifetime of a Filtrete filter is only one month in a house with pets. Another problem with the Filtrete filter and other electrostatic filters is that particles build up on the charged surface, and the efficiency goes down. Some purifiers have washable, reusable filters, but the ones on the FAP02 are not washable, but must be replaced. There are two filter reminder systems provided with the machine: a sensor that senses particle accumulation on the filter and a warning light, and a 90 day countdown timer that the user can set.

The dust and debris are bound electrostatically, so vacuuming won’t make the filter effective again. However, some users say that vacuuming the back of the filter and the air intake can keep flow rates good. There are some aftermarket companies that make less expensive filters, but they have  been found to be inferior in performance to the actual 3M replacement filters.

The 3M FAP02 measures 16 x 7.25 x 22 inches and weighs 12 lbs. It is a good bet for people with seasonal pollen allergies and those sensitive to dust, but for those with chemical sensitivities, it will do little to nothing to help. However, the FAP02 does not emit ozone, which is good for those with sensitive respiratory tracts. This air purifier comes with a one year limited warranty, and there is no question that 3M knows a lot about electrostatic filters and filtration in general. In short, the FAP02 (particularly if you can find it on sale) is a decent machine for those who are sensitive to pollen and dust, and who use the purifiers in relatively small rooms.

Kenmore Envirosense 85500

The Kenmore Envirosense 85500 is recommended for rooms up to 280 square feet. It has a Clean Air Delivery Rate, or CADR of about 185. While there are in-depth explanations of the CADR, one very simple rule of thumb is that the CADR number should be at least two-thirds of the square footage of the room you want to put it in. So, with its CADR of 185, it could be used in a room of around 275 square feet, which is pretty close to the 280 square feet it is recommended for.

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It has a five-stage cleaning system with a pre-filter that’s washable, and a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. This four-speed machine alerts you when the filter needs changing, and it has a remote control. The slowest speed is very quiet, and the unit measures 21.7 x 16.3 x 8.5 inches. It weighs about 15 lbs.

The Envirosense 85500 contains a nano-silver filter, which became extremely popular in Asia after the SARS outbreak in 2004. The filter is antibacterial and anti-fungal that has been shown to reduce numbers of airborne viruses. Kenmore was one of the first to market this technology in the U.S. It senses the level of particles and odors in the air and adjusts its fan speed accordingly, which is a nice touch.

This air purifier earned Energy Star status, with a rating of 2.8 dust CADR per watt, meaning it uses about 66 watts. The documentation does not specify how often to change the filters. Online customer reviews have indicated one year, but the Sharp air purifier that appears to be this machine’s clone indicates a five-year life for the filter, so there may be some trial and error involved in figuring it out.

Complaints about the Kenmore Envirosense 85500 generally have less to do with the machine itself and more to do with Sears’ customer service, whether the air purifier was purchased online or in a bricks and mortar Sears store. So you’re not likely to have too many problems with the purifier itself, but if you do, you will have to deal with Sears and their reputation for non-stellar customer service.

The Kenmore Envirosense 85500 is almost identical to models made by Sharp and Whirlpool, particularly the Sharp Plasmacluster FP-N60CX. Sharp’s Plasmacluster series is the top seller in Japan, and has become popular in the U.S. too. Overall it is a good machine, but customers may want to choose based on Sharp’s customer service versus Sears.

Sadly this purifier has been discontinued and no longer available for sale.

If you are interested in finding out the best air purifier available to buy in 2021 then be sure to check out our list of the best available at the moment:

Air Purifier
Best for Small Room
Best for Portable Use
Best for Large Rooms
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home, Core 300, White
Blueair Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier for Home 3 Stage with Washable Pre-Filter, Particle, Carbon Filter, Captures Allergens, Viruses, Odors, Smoke, Mold, Dust, Germs, Pets, Smokers, Small Room
Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Washable AOC Carbon Filter
CADR
135 cfm
120 cfm
243 cfm
Technology
H13 HEPA
HEPASlient technology
True HEPA and Plasmawave
Features
3 modes and sleep mode
17db mode Quiet Mode awarded
Remote control smart sensor
Weight
8.83 lbs
3.35 lbs
15.4 lbs
Price
$99.99
$119.99
$159.99
Best for Small Room
Air Purifier
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home, Core 300, White
CADR
135 cfm
Technology
H13 HEPA
Features
3 modes and sleep mode
Weight
8.83 lbs
Price
$99.99
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Best for Portable Use
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Blueair Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier for Home 3 Stage with Washable Pre-Filter, Particle, Carbon Filter, Captures Allergens, Viruses, Odors, Smoke, Mold, Dust, Germs, Pets, Smokers, Small Room
CADR
120 cfm
Technology
HEPASlient technology
Features
17db mode Quiet Mode awarded
Weight
3.35 lbs
Price
$119.99
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Best for Large Rooms
Air Purifier
Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Washable AOC Carbon Filter
CADR
243 cfm
Technology
True HEPA and Plasmawave
Features
Remote control smart sensor
Weight
15.4 lbs
Price
$159.99
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Neoair Enviro Air Purifier

The Neoair Enviro 68108 retails for around $200 and features automated electronic controls and multiple stages of filtration. It is also designed to have low maintenance costs. Neoair, made in China, did not participate in the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers clean air delivery rate (CADR) testing, but the company says that on high speed, the Neoair moves 135 cubic feet per minute, 85 cubic feet per minute on medium, and 66 cubic feet per minute on the lowest setting. It is designed for rooms of up to 180 square feet.

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The Neoair Enviro 68108 has a multiple filtration system. The pre-filter is washable and picks up pieces of hair, dust, and other larger bits floating in the air. Next up is a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which picks up 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns and larger in size. The HEPA filter in the Neoair contains activated charcoal that can get rid of minor chemical pollutants. Those who depend on serious chemical filtration will need something other than, or in addition to the Neoair Enviro 68108. To be fair, there are very few air purifiers in this price range that do a thorough job of filtering chemicals. The next filter is the Organic Fiber Sterilization filter which fights harmful microorganisms in the air. Users report that it does a good job picking up mold spores. Finally there is a low voltage negative ionizer that produces absolutely no ozone. The set of HEPA and organic fiber replacement filters costs about $45 and a set lasts for about a year (less if people smoke nearby).

Though consumer gripes are few, one flaw pointed out by several users is that this machine doesn’t have seals and gaskets, which allows bypass of unclean air, allowing excess dust to accumulate behind the HEPA filter. The lack of seals and gaskets is actually one reason why this air purifier runs very quietly, because there is not much of a pressure drop across the filtration system. A few users have said that even though it is quiet enough on its highest setting for sleep, the electronic display cannot be dimmed.
Overall, this machine gets high marks for its price range. It uses only an average of 32 watts, and measures a compact 17.8 x 8.4 x 12 inches and weighs 10 lbs. It comes with a two year warranty that replaces defective units. It is a compact, attractive, easy to use air purifier that gives users a lot for their money.

Hamilton Beach 04163 Air Purifier

The Hamilton Beach 04163 Air Purifier is marketed as being “99.97% effective” at capturing small particles in the air. This is only partially true. In this review, I’ll give you a clear picture of what the 04163 can do… and whether it’s worth the investment.

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How it Works

A true HEPA filter is the heart of the Hamilton 04163. Wrapped around the HEPA filter are several components that make the purification process more effective.

The first of these components is the charcoal carbon prefilter. Sitting just behind the intake grill, air flows through the carbon prefilter and is scrubbed of odors and large particles (such as dust). The air then flows directly into the HEPA filter.

The HEPA filter does most of the grunt work. It extracts pollen, smoke, dust, molds, bacteria, viruses and other undesirable particles. This particular HEPA filter is 99.97% effective at the eradication of small particles. But, what’s important to note, it can only clean air that makes it into the filter.

Air that leaks from the unit before hitting the HEPA filter won’t enjoy the same level of purification.

After the HEPA filter spits out this odorless, dust-free air it is met with one more purifying component; a UV germicidal light. The UV germicidal light exists to do one thing; to kill any remaining airborne microorganisms. These are the same microorganisms that lead to allergies, asthma, and general sickness.

By the time air is released, the Hamilton 04163 Purifier has captured particles as small as 0.3 microns. This makes it one of the most effective purification units in its price bracket. But remember; this level of effectiveness only applies to air that flows through the unit from beginning to end.

Added Benefits

A 3-speed fan circulates air in the immediate vicinity. You can set the unit to auto, and it will adjust the fan speed depending on air quality. Meaning that the fan speeds up automatically when particles are detected and slows down when it’s clean.

The AirSmart Sensor does two things: first, it gives a clear readout of how much filter life is remaining. You’ll always know when to change the filters for maximum effectiveness. Second, it tells you how to clean the air in the room currently is. The air quality scale shows a reading of poor, fair, or good at all times. Therefore, you can adjust fan settings to compensate for drops in air quality.

This is not a big air purifier, making it ideal for smaller locations such as bathrooms or small garages. It is effective in rooms up to 350 square feet. Any bigger and you’re likely to see a drop ineffectiveness.

Dimensions are 25x18x13 inches, making this a unit that lends itself to discretion. If you have a room where a noticeable purifier won’t do, this may be the perfect alternative.

The price point is incredibly aggressive, especially considering the UV light and HEPA filter. I’ve been hard-pressed to find a similarly feature-rich unit below $300.

But I would still check out the following air purifiers (We found them to be best in 2020): 

1.Best for Most People – LEVOIT Pet Edition
LEVOIT 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 Air Purifier-Grey
  • 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
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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
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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.

Whirlpool Whispure 510 Air Purifier

This article will review the following air purifier: Whirlpool Whispure AP510

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PRICE = Should be $399 – Amazon.com 

It always worth check out what other consumers think of this purifier before we dig deep into the technology behind this purifier. We check the major internet retailers who provide their consumers with a chance to rate their purchase.

Review SiteRating
Amazon.com4.5 Stars (18 reviews)
Epinions.com4.5 Stars (16 reviews)
Shopping.com4.5 Stars (16 reviews)

The Whispure has had some of the highest review ratings we have ever seen for a medium price range air purifier.

What have other experts said about this purifier?

Air-Purifier-Power: Has given this purifer a score of 81 out of 100URL

CADR Rating

  • Whispure 510 air purifier created by Whirlpool had been ranked # 2 out of 30, and also showcased as being a quick best third party recommendation within the Consumer Reports October 2005 assessments.
  • (There has been succeeding CR assessments, however these haven’t been as broadly promoted.)
  • Whirlpool room air purifiers score high throughout clean air delivery ranking for each dollar.
  • This Whispure AP510 offers a typical (CADR) – Clean Air Delivery Rate of 316. CADRs are usually; dirt 330, cigarette smoke 330, plant pollen 288.
  • When it comes to clean air delivery for each $ AP51030S rates the most effective, standing with high quality equipment selling at much higher price.

Filter Technology

  • Whirlpool AP510 provides genuine HEPA degree effectiveness (99.97% of contaminants bigger than .3 micron sizing) air purification in areas up to five hundred sq ft.
  • This particular Whirlpool Whispure air cleaner makes use of 3M Filtrete Genuine Hepa filtration system technologies.
  • When the AP51030S is run regular as suggested, the primary Filtrete Hepa filtration system requires replacement every 12 months.
  • A charcoal pre filter eliminates bigger contaminants in front of the Hepa filtration system. Pre-filter switching is suggested four occasions yearly.
  • AP510 includes a modern filtration system change sign light for both the filtration system and pre-filter.

Weak Ponts

  • AP51030S Weak points; chem/odor, filtration system changes, sound
  • The primary problem could be the particle-only emphasis, there isn’t any actual chemical or smell capacity. With the cost nearly pushing in the direction of $400, and with a few sellers upping costs through the manufacturing gap, we have a price/performance problem.
  • This Whispure 510 purifier’s regular filtration system alterations can end up being annoying.
  • You will find consumer reports of higher costs: replacing filters may equal to 1 / 2 of the acquisition cost each year.
  • Customers record operating the AP510 using the lowest of 4 fan rates of speed more often than not to help keep sound to a whisper.
  • Digital controls consist of an 8-hour snooze function: strike a control button, it decelerates, eight hrs elapses, the Whirlpool Whispure 510 air cleaner instantly increases.

Overall this Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier is a really good value for money air cleaner. The problem at the moment is that not enough of these purifiers are being made so the price has risen considerably. We will alert our readers as soon as more of these purifiers hit the market. We give this purifier 5 stars and recommend it for purchase if you can get it for $400.

Sadly this purifier has been discontinued and no longer available for sale.

If you are interested in finding out the best air purifier available to buy in 2020 then be sure to check out our list of the best available at the moment:

1.Austin A250B1 – Best Overall
Austin Air A250B1 HealthMate Plus Junior Air Purifier, Black
  • Designed for people living in smaller spaces and specializes in the reduction of harmful chemicals, noxious gases, VOC’s, formaldehyde, and sub micron particles for individuals in the most contaminated of settings
  • Broad spectrum adsorption offers protection for people exposed to smoke from wildfires, those living close to busy highways, and people with sensitivity to certain chemicals and gases found in the home
  • True medical grade HEPA filter removes 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns; over 270 cubic inches of activated carbon impregnated with potassium iodide and zeolite filtration removes odors, gases and chemicals including formaldehyde and benzene
  • 3 speed settings for fan; 360 degree intake system draws air into all sides of unit, passing air through a 4 stage filter
  • Eases headaches and reduces nausea related to chemical exposure; helps reduce coughing, wheezing and sneezing, dry mouth, runny nose; reduces night time allergies and asthma attacks, snoring, and helps you sleep better; strengthens the immune system

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2. Medify MA-40 2.0 – Great if you can afford

Medify Air MA-40-W2 V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White (2-Pack)
  • 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, Energy Star & ETL certified.
  • Tempered Glass panel (like your cell phone, easy to clean, won't scratch like cheap plastic models), Sleep mode and 3 fan speeds, 8 hr timer, night mode, child lock
  • Genuine Medify Replacement Filter: B0819583PQ, 110 Volt units, USA registered Lifetime Warranty

3. LEVOIT CORE 300 – Quite a machine for less than $100

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home, Core 300, White
  • Genuine Replacement Filters: Search for core300-rf or core 300 replacement filter for Replacement Filters. Use genuine Levoit replacement filters to maintain the best performance and to ensure what you're buying is worthy of your investment
  • Higher Purify Performance: Use the Core 300 to fill your environment with crisp, clean air. Its Vortexair Technology creates a stronger air flow, CADR number is 230+m3/h, allowing it to cover up to 219 sq. ft. AC 120V/60HZ for USA and Canada
  • Improved Filtration: With larger expansion area and longer length than others, the H13 Ture HEPA filter works with ultra-fine Pre-filter and activated carbon filter, trapping 99. 97% of fine particles and allergens as small as 0. 3 microns and large pollutants such as dust, pet dander, smoke, mold, pollen
  • Most Silent Air Cleaner: The noise level is nearly voiceless at sleep mode with only 24db, its QuietKEAP Technology reduces noise so you can sleep in a restful and soothing indoor environment
  • Ultra-long Service Life: Industry leader provider's bearing makes this levoit core300 hepa air purifier durable and reliable. The AC capacitor motor uses durable high-precision bearing, and excellent internal structure increases abrasion resist, which obviously extends the life of machine

4. Coway Airmega 300 – Not cheap but great for large spaces

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Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode
  • Coway Mighty (AP-1512HH) is designed to accommodate room sizes up to 361 sq.ft (CADR: Dust 246 / Pollen 240 / Smoke 233 cb. ft.).
  • 4 Stage Filtration System (Pre-filter, Deodorization filter, True HEPA filter, Vital Ion) captures and reduces up to 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns in the air, including pollen, pollutants and other allergens. It also reduces volatile organic compounds and reduces odor.
  • Coway Mighty pollution sensor communicates indoor air quality in real-time. The brightly colored LED lets you know how clean or dirty your indoor air is every minute of the day. And it features a timer, and filter lifetime indicator.
  • Fan speeds available in 1, 2, 3 stages by manually setting up. While auto mode automatically optimizes the speed setting 1 through 3 based on the level of indoor air quality. When no pollution is detected for 30 minutes, the fan will automatically stop and set as Eco mode to save energy.
  • Timer feature allows the machine to run 1/4/8 hours before automatically powering off.

5. Sharp FPF30UH – Great for small spaces and tight budgets

Sharp, White FPF30UH True HEPA Air Purifier for Home Office or Small Bedroom with Express Clean. Filters Last up-to 2 Years for Dust, Smoke, Pollen, Pet Dander, 143 Square Feet
  • SMALL ROOMS: Designed for Rooms up to 143 sq. ft.
  • CADR Dust (101) / Smoke (92) / Pollen (109)
  • Long-Life TRUE HEPA Filter Lasts Up-to 2 Years (actual filter life will differ depending on the environment)
  • True HEPA Filter Captures 99.97% of Allergens as Small as 0.3 Microns that pass through the filter
  • The Library Quiet, Sleep Setting is Perfect for the Bedroom or Home Office (as low as 23 dba)

Aprilaire air cleaner

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Aprilaire are known for creating high quality whole house air purifiers. The first air cleaner to be released was the 5000 Aprilaire electronic air cleaner which hit the market in July 2000. Now the 5000 model is joined by the 2000 and 4000 range of media air cleaners.

Whole House cleaners are purifiers that are attached to your house furnace system and require a HVAC technician to install them.

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Here are some quick plus points of the 5000 Aprilaire Air Cleaner

  • The manufacture says that the house air cleaner can deal with at least 95% of air particles that are bigger than 0.35 microns.  In comparison, some house furnace air cleaners usually only have a 70% efficiency at blocking particle less than 0.35 microns.
  • According to the claims of Aprilaire – the system uses an electronic media filter that will require changing only once a year. This was found to be true by an independent LMS test which puts the Aprilaire at the front of its competitors in this regard.

Test Data Versus Other Whole House Air Cleaners

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In an independent test results the Aprilaire was rated second in its ability to remove air particles in comparison with the Carrier Infinity, Trane CleanEffects and the Honeywell F300.  The Aprilaire air cleaner was found to remove at least 90% of all air particles bigger than 0.3 microns.

How Does  Aprilaire Air Cleaner Work?

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Unlike a lot of whole house purifiers, the Aprilaire uses a 2 stage process of electronic ionization matched with a micro-fibre filter. The electronic stage charges the surrounding particles which are then picked up by the small fibre filter.

In comparison most of the residential air cleaners use just one technology such as the Honeywell Fx00 range which use only electronic filters. The benefit of using two technologies is that the electronic unit will make it easier for the filter to pick up particles. As particles are charged they are made heavier which means that it will be easier for them to be caught in the filter.

Most electronic air cleaners will require cleaning regularly but with a combined system it seems that you will only have to replace the media system every year. The cost of 2 of these Aprilaire 5000 filter media cost just under $60 on Amazon.com (which is cheap!)

What About The Problems?

Cleaning 90% of particles bigger than 0.35 microns is good but this is only 10% of the air particles in the air! You need a purifier that can stop 95% of particles bigger than 0.03 microns.

Whole house air cleaners sound like the perfect solution but there are many faults with the concept. In brief a whole house air purifier will only clean where the main airflows exist. You can read more about this problem by reading this article: Do Whole House Air Purifiers Work?

Conclusion

As the independent results show the Aprilaire range of air cleaners are some of best whole house air purifiers on the market.

The problem is due to the fact that  this unit is a whole house air purifier. Time and again these house cleaners fail to live up to expectations.

Whilst the Aprilaire air cleaners are the best out of the bunch i would still not recommend them. At a cost of $600, you will get more clean air for your dollar if you choose a portable air purifier.