Top 10 Air Purifiers
There are many reasons why you may consider buying an air purifier. Allergens, pollution, dust, and pet hair are just some of the things that can be suspended in the air and affect your breathing. To learn more about how an air purifier works and how it can benefit you, check out our Air Purifiers Buying Guide. In this article we’ll simply look at the best of the best available on the market.
1. MeacoClean CA-HEPA 76x5 Air Purifier with Wi-Fi - CAHEPA76X5
The top spot has to go to the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 76x5 Air Purifier with Wi-Fi. This state of the art air purifier is worth every penny. From household name Meaco, a brand you can trust, this powerful unit is ideal for rooms up to a whopping 76m3 to provide 5 air changes per hour. Its 360 degree HEPA filter and PM2.5 particle sensor can help you with allergy symptoms and home odour problems by eliminating the most common pollutant from indoor air. With a noise level of just 56dB on full power, the CA-HEPA will fit in wherever you need it most.
What’s more, it has Wi-Fi connectivity which means you can control the unit from your phone, allowing you convenient control wherever you are. Set it to turn on just before you get home for fresh air, or turn off after you go to sleep to save on power.
2. De’Longhi Air Purifier with 4 Level Filtration and Ioniser - AC100
Small but mighty, the De’Longhi Air Purifier with 4 Level Filtration and Ioniser delivers exceptional performance thanks to its high quality ioniser and 4 levels of filtration, including anti-dust pre-filter, HEPA filter, and carbon filter.
It also has a choice of 3 fan speeds reaching a maximum sound level of 44dB(A), a touchscreen panel for complete control, and a timer function for ultimate reliability. What’s more, the unit will let you know when the HEPA and carbon filters need replacing.
At just 210mm high this unit doesn’t take up excessive space, so it can be discreetly used wherever you need it most. It is suitable for rooms up to 40m2 and on the maximum fan speed it moves 130m3 of air per hour.
3. Ecoair PURE 90W 6 Stage Air Purifier and Ioniser - PURE155
Clean, treat, and sterilise the air in 6 complementary ways with the Ecoair PURE 90W 6 Stage Air Purifier and Ioniser. UV light is combined with a Ti02 filter to kill 99.9% of germs, while an antibacterial HEPA filter removes 99.97% of air particles over 0.3 micrometres. An added VOC filter removes toxic, volatile organic compounds and unpleasant smells, supported by a carbon filter to neutralise unwanted odours. Finally, its ioniser generates negative ions to make allergens drop to the floor.
With a compact, slim line design, this unit is ideal for rooms up to 37m2. It only consumes 90W of power to produce a Clean Air Delivery Rate of 155 with a noise level of just 57.2 dB(A) on the highest fan speed.
4. Meaco Deluxe 202 Humidifier and Air Purifier - DELUXE202
Combine effective air purification with an ultrasonic humidifier thanks to the Meaco Deluxe 202 Humidifier and Air Purifier. This multifunctional unit can help you prevent dry skin, scratchy throats, and red eyes, reduce the risk of allergies and create a pleasant climate for animals, plants, wooden furniture, and musical instruments, especially during dry winter months.
The HEPA filter retains 97.3% of particles 0.3 microns in diameter, and the active charcoal filter removes unwanted odours (including cigarette smoke). The built in ioniser also helps to neutralise dust particles, making the air cleaner.
The added humidifying function is able to maintain healthy humidity levels in large rooms up to 65m2 with either warm or cool mist. And, so you’re not undoing all the hard work of the air purifier, an ultraviolet lamp cleans the water before it is dispersed into the room.
5. Devola Air Purifier with HEPA and Activated Carbon Filter with Feet
Brand new for 2022, the Devola Air Purifier with HEPA and Activated Carbon Filter has quickly risen the ranks to become one of our most popular air purifiers. This stylish, compact air purifier has a grade 13 HEPA filter paired with an activated carbon filter. This removes 99.97% of harmful particles from the air, along with odour and gases. Wave goodbye to pet dander, dust, pollen, mould, bacteria, smoke, cooking smells, and harmful gas pollutants.
The indicator light informs you of the air quality of the room and when the unit is in automatic mode the purifier will alter the fan speed as per the level required for the quality of the air detected. For example, when the light shows blue the unit is in sleep mode as the air quality is very good, green means the air quality is good, amber means poor and red means low quality air. Depending on how hazardous the air is will determine how fast the fan runs in the automatic mode.
6. Vent-Axia PureAir Room X Air Purifier White Wi-Fi – 496612
If you like smart functionality without the price tag, the Vent-Axia PureAir Room X Air Purifier is the right choice. This multi-stage air cleaning system helps to provide fresh, clean air that is free from pollutants. Simply place in your chosen room up to 30m2 and 5 stages of filtration and purification do what they do best.
The washable pre-filter collects the largest particles. This increases the life of the HEPA filter by protecting it from these clog-causing particles. Next, the HEPA filter removes 99.9% of fine particulate matter from the air including pet allergens, pollen, viruses, mould, and bacteria. Following the HEPA filter, the activated carbon filter has a huge surface area that removes volatile organic compounds, odours, and other gas pollutants from the air. The cold catalyst filter speeds up the decomposition of organic compounds in the air, breaking them into molecules like H2O and CO2. Finally, Ultraviolet light uses short wavelength light to kill bacteria and viruses and sanitise the air around you.
7. MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47x5 Air Purifier - CAHEPA47X5
On the cheaper end of the spectrum (without compromising on power) is the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47x5 Air Purifier. Using a combination of advanced filtration, photocatalytic oxidation, and ionizing technologies, this quiet air purifier removes particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air. It is suitable for use in rooms up to a whopping 78m3 and has a maximum noise level of just 50dB.
With a UV lamp life of approximately 20,000 hours and a PCO lifespan of approximately 2 years, you don’t have to worry about constantly replacing parts. What’s more, when the filter does need replacing, the unit will let you know with its filter replacement indicator.
8. Meaco AirVax Air Purifier in Black – AIRVAXBL
Another champion from Meaco, the Meaco AirVax took the phrase ‘small but mighty’ and ran with it. At just 29cm high it will fit nicely onto a coffee table, bedside cabinet, or office desk without taking up excess room. It represents an impressive leap forward in air purifier technology as it captures smaller particles than a standard HEPA filter and is exceptionally quiet.
9. MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119x5 Air Purifier - CAHEPA119X5
If you have a large space that needs an air purifier, the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119x5 Air Purifier is up to the task. This powerful unit can move up to 595m3 of air per hour and is suitable for use in rooms up to a massive 198m3.
The MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119x5 features a particle counter. This assesses the quality of air in the room it is in, and adapts its performance based on this. A colour changing light will then let you know the air quality.
10. Devola Grade 13 Replacement True HEPA Filter for Air Purifiers - DV150APH13
While it’s not an air purifier in itself, it’s important to replace your HEPA filter as often as the manufacturer of your unit recommends. That’s why the Devola Grade 13 Replacement True HEPA Filter deserves an honorary spot on this list. As a general rule of thumb, it’s recommended that you change the filter every 3-6 months depending on how often you use it. However, if you suffer with allergies, you may consider changing it more frequently (around every 30-60 days).