Breathing easy is a little underrated, as far as we’re concerned, and has been top of mind ever since the emergence of COVID-19 last year. Sometimes you don’t even realize just how stuffy that indoor air is until you step outside and truly oxygenate your lungs. Of course, if you suffer from indoor allergies, then you know exactly how stressful it can be to take in contaminated air.
Fortunately, the 21st century has brought with it plenty of purifying solutions that stand tall above models of decades past. Once upon a time, air purifiers were energy guzzlers of the worst kind. You’d shell out the big bucks just for the chance to breathe in some clean air. Today, though, you have plenty of options designed to accommodate everything from the size of your space to the type of allergen that worries you most. Here’s a breakdown of a few of the most impressive.
If you’re an air purifier junkie at all, odds are you’re at least familiar with the name. Molekule Air is the subject of Serious Hype — the kind that gets people who don’t even know about air purifiers talking. So what’s the big deal? It’s touted as a revolutionary product that eradicates the harmful contaminants threatening your indoor air using photoelectrochemical oxidation, or PECO. The technology breaks down pollutants like gases and molds, cleaning the air while adding a touch of sleekness to your surroundings courtesy of its cylindrical silhouette.
Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto
Lightweight, attractive, and powered with the touch of a button? Sign us up for the Blueair Blue Pure 311, a compact and stylish piece that masquerades as a piece of chic home décor when it’s off duty. It features a three-step filter which traps harmful pollen, pet dander, bacteria, viruses, dust, and other unwanted particulates from infiltrating your indoor air. It’s also known for its quiet performance, making it a great choice for households with children or easily disturbed family members.
LEVOIT Air Purifier
If you want results and you want them fast — like 12 minutes fast — then check out the LEVOIT Air Purifier. Its focal point is the Core 300 system, which is designed to refresh the air five times every hour, eliminating common household contaminants like pollen, smoke, and dust. For those who suffer from chronic allergic symptoms inside, it’s a true savior. Unlike many purifiers, this one is relatively silent when put into sleep mode during the overnight hours. Proprietary technology silences the machine without sacrificing its ability to continuously purify while you snooze.
TruSens Air Purifier
Combining proven HEPA filtration with potent ultraviolet light to capture and eradicate airborne allergens and viruses, the TruSens Air Purifier is a purposeful machine that’s designed with convenience in mind. At a glance, it’s a sleek and sophisticated device powered by light touch controls on a slender interface. It’s powered by PureDirect technology, which encourages two-way airflow to more efficiently push clean air throughout any space. A convenient handle is set at the back, allowing for easy portability.
Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier
You may be drawn to the Coway Mighty Air Purifier simply because it looks great. No one will blame you for that. Compact and glossy, it’s a dynamo of an air purifier that puts the work in workhorse. It features a four-stage filtration system that not only draws impurities from the air, but also minimizes VOCs and odors. An LED light setting alerts you when your air is a little dirtier than usual, and, of course, when it’s completely purified. And because it looks so good, it doubles as a piece of stylish home décor for an office or living area.
Known for their vacuums, Dyson is a household name — but not so much where its purifiers are concerned. That’s set to change with Dyson Pure Cool, an effective purifier that comes in at just below eight pounds. It’s designed to circulate cool, purified air with the use of a powerful HEPA filter that captures common pollutants, including allergens, gases, and bacteria. It also minimizes odors and works efficiently, often clearing the air of impurities within just 10 minutes. It’s ideal for smaller spaces, like bedrooms and offices, but fits in just as well in larger rooms.
Coway Airmega 400 Smart Air Purifier
Larger spaces demand air purifiers that really, really do the work. Enter the Coway Airmega 400 Smart Air Purifier, designed to purify spaces up to 1,560 square feet. It cleans rooms up to twice an hour, using a HEPA filter that’s built to capture over 99% of allergens and particulates in the air while reducing VOCs and odors. The permanent pre-filter is washable, so you don’t need to worry about splurging on a new one every few months. Set it to sleep mode when you turn in for the night; it continues to purify while utilizing the least amount of energy possible.