An air purifier can greatly benefit your home during the colder months, especially when it comes to promoting a healthier living environment. By removing indoor allergens and pollutants, it helps reduce allergy symptoms and respiratory issues that can be exacerbated during this season. We tend to keep our homes sealed, resulting in the buildup of pollutants and allergens over time. An efficient air purifier can assist in eliminating these issues. Some air purifiers may even help to eliminate viruses and bacteria, lowering the risk of illness, which is particularly relevant during the winter season when colds and the flu are prevalent.
Air purifiers help improve the overall indoor air quality, ensuring that your home stays fresh and comfortable. They filter various airborne particles and pollutants such as dust, pollen, mould spores, bacteria, toxic fumes, odours, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by household chemicals and products, and more, contributing to a cleaner and healthier home environment. In this article, we take a look at some of the Top Air Purifiers currently available at PB Tech! Before we dive in, these are some key factors to keep in mind when choosing one.
How to choose an Air Purifier?
Room Size & CADR: The size of the room where the air purifier will be used is an important factor to ensure optimal performance. Measure the square footage of the room and ensure this fits the room coverage for the Air Purifier you are considering. You should also check the device's Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR). CADR measures the device's ability to remove airborne particles (smoke, pollen, and dust) and can be matched with your room size to ensure effective filtration.
Filter Type: Different filters target different contaminants. Pre-filters capture larger particles, prolonging the life of the main HEPA filter. Activated carbon filters help reduce odors, smoke, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). UV-C lights and filters with antimicrobial treatment destroy bacteria, viruses, and mold spores. High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are essential for removing small particles such as pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and dust mites. Many Air Purifiers will include one or a combination of these; and others may include a unique filter created by the manufacturer.
Maintenance and filter replacement: Proper maintenance prolongs the air purifier's life and ensures optimal performance. Consider models with easy-to-change filters, washable pre-filters, and filter replacement indicators. The filter's lifespan varies by type and usage; however, HEPA filters typically need replacement every 12-18 months, while activated carbon filters may need replacement every 3-6 months.
Noise Level: Since air purifiers may be running continuously, a quiet operation is preferable. Noise level is measured in decibels (dB). For bedrooms or living areas, look for devices with a dB rating below 50. Many purifiers have variable speed settings, enabling you to adjust the noise level according to your needs. Some will also have 'Night Mode' or similar, which will adjust settings to ensure you can sleep with ease.
Extra Features: Depending on budget and preference, you can explore air purifiers with added functionality. Air quality sensors detect and display real-time air quality, while adjustable fan speeds give you enhanced control over noise, energy usage, and filtration. Temperature and humidity sensors will provide an overview of other contributors to a healthy home. Night modes, programmable timers, and Wi-Fi connectivity allow for more flexibility in operation, monitoring, and control.
Top Air Purifiers
1. Xiaomi Air Purifier 4 - Up to 48m²
First up, we have the Xiaomi Air Purifier 4 which will effectively purify the air in rooms up to 48m². With a Particle CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of up to 400m³/h, it’s able to deliver 6660L of purified air per minute, and with 360° all-round air intake, whole-room air purification is effortless. At this rate, the Air Purifier 4 can purify a 20m² room in just 10 minutes! It features a three-in-one filtration system (consisting of a primary filter, a high efficiency filter, and an activated carbon filter) that eliminates 99.97% of 0.3μm particles, including dust, pollen, pet hair, smoke, dander, odours, toxic fumes, VOC, and more. It also effectively reduces the H1N1 virus, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp pneumoniae in the air! Additionally, the purifier releases negative ions to keep the air fresh.
High-precision laser sensors and an OLED Smart Display allows easy monitoring of real-time air quality and allows you to adjust settings as needed. Additionally, this purifier is energy-efficient, consuming less power compared to others, which helps you save on electricity costs. Its quiet operation and adjustable settings (including Night Mode, which products just 32.1dB of noise) also ensures minimal disturbance so you can relax, breathe, and sleep easier. The device is compatible with the Mi Home app and voice assistants, offering convenient remote control and automation options. The filter is highly efficient with a large surface area and high content of high-quality activated carbon, meaning it offers long-lasting performance of up to 12 months. You can turn on filter maintenance alerts in the app to be notified when it’s due for replacement.
2. Samsung Air Purifiers - Up to 34m2 - 90m2
Our next pick consists of three options and will depend on the size of your room: Samsung AX34T for rooms up to 34m², Samsung AX60T for rooms up to 60m², or Samsung AX90T for rooms up to 90m². They are all an excellent choice for anyone seeking to enhance their home's air quality. With an advanced multi-layered purification system (consisting of washable pre-filter, activated carbon deodorisation filter, and a HEPA filtration with ultra fine dust filter), these air purifiers will help alleviate allergy symptoms and reduce irritation to eyes, nose and throat, by capturing airborne particles, harmful gasses and inhibiting the spread of captured bacteria. Featuring 3-way air flow, they will purify large living spaces quickly and powerfully in all directions.
One of the standout features is its intuitive digital display, which showcases real-time air quality readings and provides clear feedback on your indoor environment. This way, you can easily monitor and control the air quality. Efficiency is another key attribute of the Samsung Air Purifiers. It incorporates an energy-saving mode, allowing you to conserve electricity without sacrificing the device's purification performance. The purifier is designed for low-noise operation, enabling you to enjoy a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere. The sleek and modern design of the Samsung Air Purifiers will complement any home decor, while its smart features offer seamless integration with popular voice assistants for hands-free control.
3. Xiaomi Air Purifier 4 Pro - Up to 60m²
The Xiaomi Air Purifier 4 Pro does everything the Air Purifier 4 does but slightly better and on a larger scale. It can effectively purify the air of rooms up to 50m² and with a Particle CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of up to 500m³/h, it’s able to deliver 8330L of purified air per minute, meaning it could purify a 40m² room in just 15 minutes! Like the Air Purifier 4, the Pro has a three-in-one filtration system, comprising a primary filter, a high-efficiency filter, and an activated carbon filter. This powerful air purification system eliminates 99.97% of 0.3μm particles, such as dust, pollen, pet hair, smoke, dander, odors, toxic fumes, and VOCs, effectively safeguarding your indoor air quality. It also reduces airborne threats like the H1N1 virus, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp pneumoniae for a safer living environment; and releases negative ions to keep the air fresh and maintain a pleasant atmosphere.
With a real-time air-quality sensor and an easy-to-read OLED display, the Xiaomi Air Purifier 4 Pro keeps you informed of the indoor air quality, allowing you to adjust and tailor its performance according to your needs. Its intelligent auto mode adapts to the ever-changing air conditions, optimising the device's efficiency. Energy savings are essential when selecting appliances, and the Xiaomi Air Purifier 4 Pro delivers on this front. It uses an energy-efficient motor, leading to lower electricity consumption without compromising its high-performance purification capabilities. Need uninterrupted sleep? This purifier has a Night Mode which turns off display luminance for no-glare, low-noise (33.7dB) purification. Your purifier will keep air circulating, providing you with the perfect environment for a night of sound sleep. And of course, the device is compatible with the Mi Home app and voice assistants, offering convenient remote control and automation options.
4. Trusens Z1000 Air Purifier - Up to 23m²
The Trusens Z1000 Air Purifier is a great value option for rooms up to 23m². This purifier is designed with a unique PureDirect dual air flow system that improves air circulation and ensures more effective filtration. It has a 360-degree filter design that allows for better air intake and increased overall filtration efficiency, capturing airborne particles from all directions. The Z1000 includes a high-quality HEPA filter that’s reported to effectively capture up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, including dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and smoke. It also features an additional activated carbon layer in the filter that helps reduce household odors, gases, and VOCs.
The compact size and modern design of the Z1000 make it suitable for small rooms, offices, or dorms, as it fits easily on desks or shelves without occupying too much space. The air purifier features a user-friendly touch control display, allowing for easy operation and filter change indication. The LED color-coded indicator displays the air purifier's performance and filter life, ensuring that you're aware when the filter needs replacing.
5. Fellowes AeraMax DX5 Air Purifier - Up to 8m²
This air purifier is designed for small rooms up to 8m². Although it’s small and compact, it still boasts advanced features to effectively purify the air of your space! The Fellowes AeraMax DX5 Air Purifier has an advanced four-stage filtration system, which features a True HEPA filter, a pre-filter, a carbon filter, and the AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment. This comprehensive system effectively captures up to 99.97% of airborne particles, including pollen, dust, mold, pet dander, and smoke. The AeraSmart Sensor automatically monitors and analyzes the air quality in real-time, adjusting the fan speed to maintain a clean and healthy environment. Additionally, the Aera+ Mode is designed for allergy and cold/flu seasons, increasing air turnover rate to remove allergens and airborne germs more effectively during peak times.
The AeraMax DX5 ensures minimal noise levels for a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere, and its sleek, unobtrusive profile fits nicely into various spaces and home décors. This air purifier is Energy Star certified, consuming less power than other models and contributing to lower electricity costs.
Keep Your Air Clean and Healthy
Now that you've got some Air Purifier options to consider, you can head over our Home Appliances department to pick one up or browse our entire range. Going into the cooler seasons, we'd also recommend checking out a dehumidifier to help to remove moisture from the air and reduce the build up of mould, mildew, and other allergens.