BEST AIR PURIFIERS
Ratings of the Best Air Purifiers
One of the objectives for our site is to provide you with the information necessary to make an educated decision to select the best air purifier for your situation. There are different air purification technologies, filters and price points. Unless you put a lot of time into researching purifiers it can be daunting. We hope that you find our air purifier rating and ranking system easy to understand and valuable such that you can be confident with your decision.
Updated Nov 2015
|Air Purifier||Overall Rating||Rating||Est. Price|
|BlueAir 450E Air Purifier||$629|
|Finn Air Purifier||$329|
|Austin Healthmate 450||$649|
|Trane Clean Effects||$1,025|
|3M Ultra Clean||$300|
|Airocide Air Purifier||$799|
|Oreck XL Tower||$599|
|Sharper Image Ionic Breeze||$499|
Here is the scoring system used to rank the air purifiers.
|0-2||Ease of Use||Ease of operating the air purifier|
|0-2||Air Flow||Amount of air that is drawn through the air purifier|
|0-3||Filter Efficiency||Percentage of airborne particles removed in each pass through the air purifier|
|0-3||Consumer Feedback||Rating assigned by owners of the air purifier|
We have mixed feelings toward the history of the Sharper Image Ionic Breeze air purifier. This purifier left somewhat of a black mark on the air purifier industry as a gadget and ultimately put Sharper Image out of business. The benefit in all of this is that it helped to generate awareness toward improved indoor air quality since the indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air. This has positioned air purifiers that work as solutions for people with allergies or asthma as well as for people looking to improve their home environment through smoke and odor removal.
Based upon our internal testing as well as independent consumer feedback you will see a strong emphasis toward HEPA based air purification systems. While there are some drawbacks to a HEPA air purifier, it consistently outperforms any other technology that is currently available and is the preferred filtration technology by every government agency that is concerned with indoor air quality. In coming up with our listing of the best air purifiers, we have focused most of the weighting toward air purifiers that work based upon results in test labs as well as testimonials from actual air purifier owners who have shared the good, the bad and the ugly.