How to Find the Best Air Purifier

With over 300 air purifier models to select from, choosing the best one for your needs can be overwhelming and time consuming.

Complicating things:

  • Most people have a specific air quality need and units designed as general purpose do not effectively care for specific concerns.
  • Manufacturers use different jargon for the same feature in an effort to make their unit stand out.  

At Air Purifiers America, we give you just the right amount of information to help you make an informed decision without burdening you with jargon. In fact, we’ve categorized units by specific need to help you quickly understand which units will work for what you care most about. If you have a question as you shop, our product specialists are always available (by phone or chat) to help you choose the best air purifier for you.

Our Simple Checklist for choosing the best air purifier:

  1. Know your primary concern (e.g., allergies, dust, chemicals, odor, smoke?)
  2. Know your room size (bedrooms/offices, living rooms/master bedroom, open concept areas)
  3. Know your style and preference (color, texture, shape, size)
  4. Know your budget (less than $250, $250 - $500, over $750)
  5. Know what warranty length you seek (1 year, 10 year, or Lifetime?)

Your Primary Concerns:

Air purifiers are designed to solve specific problems and depending on your needs, some units are better suited for a specific need than others. Choose your air purifier by determining:

What Specific Concern Do You Seek to Manage? 

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Allergies Mold Dust Smoke Pets Chemicals Germs Asthma

What Size is Your Room?

Smaller rooms require smaller air purifiers whereas larger open-concept areas require larger units. Larger air purifiers have larger motors and fans to clean large volumes of air. When most air purifier brands speak to coverage area they refer to how much air an air purifier can effectively clean in a specific-sized area. Each of these general room sizes requires a different air purifier to effectively clean your air:


What Are Your Style Preferences?

If you have specific preferences concerning the color, shape, look and feel of your air purifier and how it matches your decor, Air Purifiers America offers three styles of air purifiers (tower, box, and drum units) as well as air purifiers that come in different colors and textures to fit even the most discriminating of tastes.

Tower Air Purifiers

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Tower air purifiers are generally for those who prefer a modern, stylish look in their home.

Drum Air Purifiers

Shop Drum Air Purifiers

Drum air purifiers are typically for those with concerns related to chemical or strong odors.

Winix Box Air Purifiers

Shop Box Air Purifiers

Box air purifiers usually provide larger coverage areas and are for more open spaces.

Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier Color Options

Shop Color Customization

Choose an air purifier that allows you to select the best color to match your home decor.

What Warranty Length and Service Coverage Period Do You Seek?

Most air purifiers come with a standard one year warranty, while premium brands offer 10 year and lifetime warranties.  In the case of warranties, longer is always better for if you have a problem with your air purifier, the longer the warranty, the less hassle you will face in resolving the issue.

Based on the Above, Want to Know Which Air Purifiers We Recommend?

Air Purifiers America Top 10