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Air Purifiers

Derek Hales

Written By: Derek Hales

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Our team has tested air purifiers from numerous popular brands and companies, including traditional HEPA filters and bleeding edge PECO filters.

Our air purifier reviews objectively compare models by testing them against real world conditions, while monitoring with an electric air quality measurement device. You’ll find in-depth tests on air purifiers of all types, form factors, room sizes, and price points down below.

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Popular Air Purifier Guides & Reviews

Best Air Purifiers

What’s the best air purifier for your home? We’ve tested air purifiers from popular brands including Dyson, Molekule, Oransi, Levoit, and others.

Our complete best air purifiers guide compares these brands and models looking at purification performance, filters, square foot coverage, smart features, sensors, and more.

Air Purifier Reviews

We use an electronic particulate / air quality device to measure and test air purifiers. We use this data to compare, score, and identify the best air purifiers.

Our team has tested air purifiers from a litany of brands and at a variety of price points. Use the following list to find the air purifier review you’re looking for.

Air Purifier Comparisons

Narrowed down your search to just a few models? Perfect.

Use our side-by-side air purifier comparisons below to take a deep dive into the pros and cons of different models and brands that are similar to each other. Our comparison guides look at performance, specs, features, and more to give you a top-down comparative picture.

Air Quality Resources

Below, we have a list of our air quality resources and guides. These guides are designed to answer important and frequently asked questions about air purifiers and air quality.

Are they safe? Do they actually work? What’s inside dust? How does an air purifier operate? We answer all of these questions and more in our in-depth guides below.

Other Air Reviews

Not finding what you need from the guides above? We’ve got you covered.

In the list down below we look at broader air quality and air augmentation needs. Whether you need a fan, heater, humidifier, or something else, we have guides and reviews that cover these topics.

Questions?

Still unsure of what air purifier is best for you? No problem. Please use the comment form below to ask any questions you may have.

If you have other suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear those also.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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25 Comments on “Air Purifiers”

  1. Hi, i am looking for an air purifier for dust specifically in my bedroom. not the whole house. which air purifiers are best for dust in terms of budget and value.

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  2. Hi Derek,
    I am curious about the performance of the Okaysou airmax 10l pro, I am not finding much info. I purchased the Taotronics ap003 based on extensive reviews, your testing and price for my living room area of 325sf, but am now looking for another larger one for our bedroom which is a 1/4 loft- (No door at top of stairs, and 8ft knee wall on 1 side. Modified vaulted ceiling with 10ft in the middle, 4ft on one side and 6 1/2 on the other-290sf. It seems your review of the Airmax 8L wasn’t great so I’m leary of just user reviews of the 10L. Otherwise I would most likely just purchase another Tao ap003, or also looking at the levoit h133. I haven’t received it yet so we’ll see how the Tao does. Trying to keep the price pt at $150-180 mark. I appreciate the feedback and your time. Thank you! laurie

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    • Based on my experience with the Airmax 8L I would be surprised if the Airmax 10L Pro is a massive improvement. The Airmax 8L just wasn’t even close to what would you call “good” performance. That to me speaks to a more serious design issue. As a result, I would personally opt for another brand.

      Taotronics had solid performance, so that’s a safe bet.

      Levoit’s H133 is also a safe bet. I’ve tested almost everything they’ve made and been impressed with the performance, quality, and price.

      I would suggest going with one of those brands. And get the size that is most appropriate to your room.

  3. Air purifier real life review.

    Tosot KJ350G vs Winix 5500-2
    Since my request to review of the Winix 5500-2 and the comparison to the Tosot KJ350G
    That are priced the same at around $160, I bought them both.
    Now, this is just my personal early assessment.
    But, I had two of them in a 300 sqf joint leaving dining room area.
    And then in around 400 sqf Master bedroom for a week in rotation.
    We feel that the Tosot KJ350G is a clear winner with his H13 true HEPA filter.
    Tosot KJ350G
    The positive.
    – Tosot was much better in eliminating allergens from the air comparably.
    – Tosot carbon filter dose a great job in eliminating odors as well.
    – Tosot Auto function worked better in comparison.
    The negative.
    – No remote.
    – Not washable pre / carbon filters.
    – Location of handheld on two sides required 2 hands handling (heavier)
    – feels noisier comparably in lower fan speeds.
    Winix 5500-2
    The positive.
    -Winix looks a bit better.
    – Winix have stronger fan.
    – A remote.
    – Washable pre / carbon filters.
    – Location of handheld center top single hands handling possible.(lighter)
    -feels quieter comparably in lower fan speeds.

    The negative
    – The Winix carbon filter is not that affective in removing odors its have palette based carbon filter not fiber.
    – We felt that the Winix HEPA filter doesn’t remove all of the allergens from the air.
    – Winix Auto mode is a bit wacky.
    Similarities
    – The plasma wave feature of the Winix is like the Tosot UV feature, No one can really tell how helpful and effective it really is.
    – Both units are Energy Star rated.
    – both units filter replacement cost is same, around $40
    Please shoot me an email when you do the review and compression of this two units.
    Looking forward to seeing that.
    Thanks David.
    Disclaimer
    This was a real life feel test of the units.
    No particles or VOC, AQI, noise level etc. levels where measured and compered.

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    • Thanks for sharing your experience, David. This is super helpful!

      We’re currently testing the Winix 5500-2 and I expect we’ll publish that review later this week.

  4. Looking on all your air purifiers reviews you missing important and very popular review of the Winix 5500-2 and if you can compare it with the other solid Tosot KJ350G purifier will be great.
    Thanks

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    • Thanks, David. We’ve received quite a few requests for Winix. So I am going to go ahead and order that one now.

      We’ll have a test and review up in a couple of weeks.

  5. Hi! Great review and well done. I’m looking at the Levoit Core 300, Germ Guardian AC4825E and Molekule mini & Mini plus. Other than air purifying, which one would be best for my smell as well. Thank you

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    • None of them are going to be miracle workers in terms of smells. However, the Levoit Core 300 should be the best among these 3.

      It has the largest carbon filter, which is the essential filter to best remove offensive smells and odors.

  6. I’ve used your website in the past with help picking a vacuum and air purifier. I’m now in need of a humidifier but I’m not sure you review them. Just a suggestion and thanks for all the help in the past!

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    • Hey Joshua,

      We’ve tested a few humidifiers in the past, but nothing that was an incredible stand out.

      Honestly, we didn’t see much interest in humidifier reviews so we stopped doing them.

      While we haven’t tested their humidifiers, we have tested a ton of Levoit air purifiers. We’ve found them to be among the very best value air purifiers on the market. I fully expect their humidifiers would be a similar value / performance level. I’d suggest taking a look at those first.

      You can find them here – https://amzn.to/3lF406V

  7. Thank you for the chance at something so awesome .. would so love to have this in my house !! With all the issues I go through with my sinuses .. this would sure bring me the comfort I sure need

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