9 Best Whole House Air Purifiers For a Healthier Home

Josh Mitchell

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I used to believe that air purifiers were just for people who had smelly pets or bad allergies. After living with a roommate who insisted on using one 24/7, though, I now think everyone should have access. 

In this article, I'll share the best options I've found for home air purification, and how they stood up to the various situations I've thrown at them, like diapers and forest fires.

Understanding Whole House Air Purifiers - Units vs Coverage

Before I jump into my list of favorite whole house air purifiers, I'd like to clarify that "whole house air purifier" can really mean two things:

1. A permanent unit that a technician like me installs directly into your HVAC system.                                                                                                            2. A portable air purifier that is strong enough to accommodate whole house coverage, sometimes over 4000 square feet!

I'm currently a renter, so a permanent solution is not an option for me.

That's why my article focuses solely on air purifiers offering whole house coverage rather than a permanent solution.

Is a Permanent Air Purification Solution Better For My Home?


For those seeking set-it-and-forget-it permanent air filtration, I recommend the Aprilaire brand of air cleaners.

I like these units because they are made in the USA, run silently along with your central AC/heat, and fit with nearly all ducted HVAC systems.

With only a couple hours of work, I can install one of these and offer customers 6 months of easy breezy air purification before it's time to change the filter. 

How I Chose These Whole House Air Purifier Units

Filtration Needs

When I first started working with air purifiers, it became immediately evident that not all air purifiers are made equally. This comes down to the type of filtration they use. Here I've broken down the different types of filters and their best-use scenarios. 

  • Media Filters: These are the most common types of filters used in air purifiers. They boast a thick network of various fibers that physically trap particles that come through the purifier, and need to be changed out once they are full. These media filters are usually HEPA-certified or "HEPA-like."                                                                                                                     
Some air purifiers, like the Levoit Core 600S, have additional media to target certain particles, like pet dander or environmental toxins. I recommend this type of filtration for folks who want to use their air purifiers in whatever life throws at them.           
  • Activated Carbon Filter: This type is almost always in addition to a media filter, and their primary purpose is to remove odors. I always recommend models that include an activated carbon filter, like the Medify Air MA-112, for customers who are looking to target cooking odors, litter box smell, or teenage boy stinky laundry.                                                                                                                                                           I have found that activated carbon filters don't last quite as long as their media counterparts, and I usually have best results with odor control if I swap them out every 3 months or so. That said, I definitely put my air purifier through a lot with all of my home cooking.                                                                                                                
  • Electrostatic Filtration/Ionizers: Models like the Turonic include this feature, which electrically charges particles by sending out negative ions. These filters are allegedly  good for trapping viruses and bacteria, but are known to create ozone as a byproduct.                                                                                                                    
I think we still have a lot to learn about ionizers, so while they are a "probably beneficial" feature on some models, I wouldn't put too much expectation upon them just yet.  
  • Ozone Generators: Ozone air purifiers don't have filters that often need changing, but work to emit ozone into the air. I have customers who have used ozone generators in their homes while they were away to help eradicate mold, but the jury is still out on their overall effectiveness. As we all aim to move toward a greener planet, these tend to be at the bottom on my recommendations, but I did include one model on my list (GT 3000) for those in extreme situations. 
Other Factors I Considered

In my opinion, the coverage area and filtration of an air purifier are the two most essential features. Beyond that, though, there are a few other deciding factors on whether a product made my final list:

  • Noise levels: Most air purifiers will fall into the range of 25 dB to 65 dB, which is comparable to a fan. I tried to only include models that reached 65 dB when set on "High." I work from home, so the last thing I need is another noisy appliance. 

  • Unique features: I looked for "extras" like sleep mode, eco mode, UV lights, dual capabilities like humidification, washable pre-filters, etc.

  • Price: Whole house air purifiers are obviously more money than those made to cover only a room, but the price can vary widely based on features. I tried to include a mix of budget friendly models and mid-range models.
Every model I included is under $1,000. I think if you're willing to spend more than that, you should consider a permanent air purification system, like an Aprilaire unit.  

Quick Glance - My Recommendations

Medify MA-112 Air Purifier with True HEPA H13...

Medify Air MA-112 V2

  • 3 filtration levels
  • Safe, zone-free model
  • Huge coverage area

Turonic PH950 - Air Purifier And Humidifier...

Turonic PH950

  • Smart home compatible
  • Medical-grade filters
  • Remote included

Medify MA-125 Air Purifier with True HEPA H14...

Medify MA-125

  • UV light for extra purification
  • Several fan speeds
  • Up to 24 hour timer

9 Best Whole House Air Purifiers For Any Sized Home

1. Medify Air MA-112 V2

4.8

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Who is the Medify Air Ma-112 V2 best for?

The Medify Air MA-112 V2 is my top recommendation for parents with children who would benefit from a large space air purifier.

Pros
  • Equipped with wheels
  • Three filtration layers
  • Ozone-free ionizer
  • Massive coverage
CONS
  • Filter lifespan is about four months

This air cleaner was originally designed to help parents provide their children with relief, so it uses medical-grade True HEPA filters paired with an activated carbon filter to catch 99.9% of airborne particles and eliminate odor.

The Medify MA-112 V2 the best level of filtration you can buy for the home. It is definitely a strong contender for anyone who needs a purifier with the strength of a lion to tackle wildfire smoke, dust, pet dander, allergens, and unpleasant cooking odors.

This model offers a child lock feature, and you can choose between four fan speeds with quiet operation and set a zero to eight-hour timer to ensure you or your child’s sleep is never disturbed.

This powerful True HEPA filter and air purifier system is ENERGY STAR-certified and backed by a USA-registered lifetime warranty. 

This is valid as long as you continue replacing the filter with genuine Medify replacements. 

A significant plus for anyone nervous about making this large investment.  

Medify Air MA-112 V2 certified

At 32 pounds, the Medify air purifier is significantly heavier than many other purifiers on my list.

Most models weigh under 15 pounds, with the exception of this Medify model and the Alen BreatheSmart 75i HEPA Air Purifier.

Keep this in mind when choosing between models if you or anyone in your household cannot move heavier objects.

Personally, this air purifier’s weight is a considerable concern for me because I have a small dog and would be concerned about the model possibly falling over on them if my mischievous pup decided to “explore” this model too closely.

I recommend keeping this one behind a gate around small children and pets.

Overall, this air purifier from Medify is perfect that families.

Feature

Details

Coverage Area

5,000 sq ft

Noise Level

35.8 - 56.5 dB

Filtration Stages

3

CADR

950 CFM

Dimensions (H x L x D)

28 x 16 x 15 inches

Weight

4.9 lbs


2. Turonic PH950 Air Purifier

4.7

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Energy Efficiency

4.5

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Who is the Turonic PH950 best for?

The PH950 model is the best air purifier for homeowners looking for a dual-purpose product that provides air purification and humidification for large rooms and homes up to 4200 square feet.

Pros
  • Includes remote control
  • Medical-grade HEPA filtration
  • Compatible with smart home kits
CONS
  • Water tank only holds 1.5L
  • More filters = more maintenance 

I love when one device has more than one function, especially when it can actually deliver on both fronts.

That’s where the Turonic PH950 comes in, providing both air purification and humidification to large spaces.

This Turonic model boasts 8 filtration stages, which initially had me questioning if this was even possible.

Most of the models on my list, including my top pick of the Medify MA-112, only have 3 stages of filtration. 

So let me break it down. Here’s how Turonic numbers their filtration stages:

  • Washable pre-filter
  • Cold catalyst filter
  • Activated carbon filter
  • Cotton filter
  • HEPA H13 filter
  • Ionizer
  • Humidification
  • UV Light

I would say that including the ionizer, humidification, and UV light as filter stages is a stretch, and most brands wouldn’t market it this way. 

I also don’t really see the purpose of an extra cotton filter, but the Turonic still does a really impressive job of cleaning the air.

Like the Levoit Core that I reviewed (number four on this list), the Turonic PH950 has an auto mode, which is my absolute favorite feature. 

I love that I can leave the air purifier on 24/7, and it will adjust the fan speed based on my current air quality. Most of air purifiers I reviewed only have the standard three fan speeds, including the VEWIOR Air Purifier.

The Turonic PH950 has an impressive 8 fan speeds, meaning that at the lowest speed, the sound will be nearly silent.

Overall, if you’re in the market for both an air purifier and humidifier for your home of up to 4200 square feet, I’d recommend the Turonic PH950.

Feature

Details

Coverage Area

4200 square feet

Noise Level

20 - 65 dB

Filtration Stages

8

CADR

287.2

Dimensions (H x L x D)

15.7 x 9.1 x 24.6 inches

Weight

23.6 lbs


3. Medify MA-125 Air Purifier

4.7

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Who is the Medify MA-125 best for?

The Medify MA-125 is the best air purifier for homeowners looking for seamless air purification in homes up to 4100 square feet.

Pros
  • UV light for extra purification
  • 9 fan speeds
  • 0-24 hour timer function
  • Easy to use button control
CONS
  • Not easy to move around
  • No smart features

The Medify products have impressed me so much that I had to include two on this list.

This one, the Medify MA-125, is the one I recommend when you don’t quite need the 5000 square feet of coverage that the Medify MA-112 offers. 

This one is also about $80 cheaper, which can be a huge deal when on a budget. 

Most of the features between the MA-125 (this one) and the MA-112 are similar, making this device a proper little “mini-me.”

However, this Medify purifier takes the edge on fan speeds. While it’s predecessor only has 4 fan speeds, this one has a total of 9 fan stages. 

That means, just like the Turonic PH950 above, the Medify MA-125 can keep my home purified at all times and is nearly silent on the lowest speeds.

This air purifier is quite heavy at 40.7 lbs, so it’s ideal for those who have a particular location in mind. 

If you think you’ll be moving your purifier around a bit, take a look at something more portable, like the Levoit Core

My only gripe with the Medify brand is that their warranty coverage requires you to use authentic Medify filters, and those filters don’t come cheap. 

However, with the highest level of HEPA filtration available (H14), it’s definitely worth the price, especially since the filter life is 3000 hours.

Feature

Details

Coverage Area

4100 square feet

Noise Level

Up to 67 dB

Filtration Stages

3

CADR

930

Dimensions (H x L x D)

32.4 x 19.7 x 19 inches

Weight

40.7 lbs


4. Levoit Core 600S

4.6

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4.5

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4.5

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Who is the Levoit Core 600S best for?

I recommend the Levoit 600S to those looking to purify a large home as quietly as possible.

Pros
  •  45 to 90-degree adjustable vent angles
  • Auto mode adjusts fan speed
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Tested clean air delivery rate (CADR)
CONS
  • Some note WiFi connection issues

The Levoit Core 600S portable air purifier has a massive coverage area of 3,175 ft — plenty of square footage for any large room, such as a huge dining area, and homes with up to five bedrooms.

Its 3-in-1 filtration system captures a minimum of 99.7% of airborne particles that are 0.3 microns in size, which I found matches or exceeds most other air purifiers on the market.

Levoit Core 600S airborne particles

For me, a 99.7% filtration percentage or better is the bare minimum I recommend because so many models on the market offer this or better.

One of the biggest benefits of this particular system is its QuietKEAP technology, which keeps noise levels as low as 26 decibels, which is softer than a whisper and plenty quiet whether you’re a light sleeper or working from home. 

Not only that, but this modern air purifier can be synced through its free VeSync app and connected to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

I love that I can monitor air quality from anywhere or give my air purifier voice commands, freeing up my hands and allowing me to multi-task as I tackle chores around my home.

When allergy season hits, I can even check pollen data through the Vesync app and adjust the purifier accordingly to make up for sudden increases in pollen.

While allergies are never fun, this model makes it easy to adapt to changing weather conditions and seasons.

I find the Levoit Core 600S stands out for its innovative smart technology, whisper-quiet fans, and excellent sleep mode, which goes as far as to turn off even the small display lights, so you’re in total darkness.

This is a HUGE step above models like the Medify Air MA-112 V2, which only factor in reducing noise during its sleep mode.

The biggest downfall of this model is that it only works in temperatures below 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

As someone who has lived in scorching deserts, this would be an absolute dealbreaker for me if I wasn’t now living in a cooler climate.

Feature

Details

Coverage Area

3,175 sq.ft.

Lowest Noise Level

26 db

Filtration Stages

3

CADR

410 CFM

Dimensions (H x L x D)

14" x 8" x 8"

Weight

Not specified


5. MORENTO H13 HEPA Air Purifier

Good for Small Homes and Apartments

4.5

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4.5

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4.5

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Who is the MORENTO H13 HEPA Air Purifier Best For?

This Morento air purifier is what I recommend to those looking for medical-grade filtration for their apartment or small home.

Pros
  • Budget-friendly 
  • Can purchase separate pet allergen filters
  • Super quiet
  • Easy-touch to change light color
CONS
  • Lower CADR than advertised

The first thing that drew me to the MORENTO H13 air purifier is its 360-degree air intake design, similar to the Levoit Core. 

I find that these models provide a bit more thorough air circulation, especially compared to models that are meant to just stand against a wall.

This air purifier is suitable for spaces of up to 1076 feet, so if you’re in a small one or two-bedroom apartment, this will be a good option. 

That said, this is also one of the most quiet models on my list, which would also make it suitable for a bedroom or nursery. 

In fact, kids, in particular, have really come to love this model because it can operate with your choice of seven night light colors. (Don’t worry, grownups, you can also choose “no light.”)

MORENTO isn’t a huge brand name that everyone knows, but they’ve made a really reliable product here. 

With its easy-to-use functions, I would recommend this one to those who are looking for a straightforward model to get the job done. 

It’s also good for those who are curious whether or not an air purifier with provide any benefit in their home because it’s not that expensive. 

I know a few people who have started with the MORENTO in one room before buying a larger whole-home purifier like the Alen BreatheSmart

Feature

Details

Coverage Area

1076 square feet

Noise Level

22 dB

Filtration Stages

3

CADR

140

Dimensions (H x L x D)

32.4 x 19.7 x 19 inches

Weight

40.7 lbs


6. Alen BreatheSmart 75i

4.5

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4.5

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Who is the Alen BreatheSmart 75i best for?

The Alen BreatheSmart 75i is a sleek air purifier designed for large, open-concept living spaces up to 1,300 square feet. This freestanding Smart Home purifier is a great choice if you have a studio apartment, condo, or open-concept home.

Pros
  • Easy installation
  • Hospital-grade quality air filter
  • Comes in a wide variety of colors
  • Filters aerosolized viruses and mold
  • Portable air purifier uses minimal floor space
CONS
  • Not integrated into your HVAC system

The Alen uses a H13 HEPA Pure filter technology— the absolute best filter life available on the market — and has a top-notch 99.9% removal rate, which is about as high a percentage as you can get and better than models like the Leviot Core 600S with a standard 99.7% filtration efficiency.

While that 0.2% difference may not seem like a lot, any serious allergy sufferer (Present!) can tell you that we’ll take all the help we can get for maximum relief.

You can also opt for multiple colors and varieties, from the allergy option to odor and smoke coverage options, allowing you to customize your model to your exact needs.

For example, I don't live somewhere with much smoke, so I can stick with the model designed for allergies.

My favorite feature? This purifier doesn't impact my energy bills greatly. Its high energy efficiency only generates an energy cost of approximately 11 cents per day, even when run for 24 hours daily — slashing any concerns I have about my utility bills spiking.

I also like the SmartSensor technology built into this product. Its SmartSensor technology detects airborne particles, automatically adjusting its fan speeds to clean the air.

Simultaneously, the Alen purifier has an indicator that lights up different colors to indicate how clean the air is, so you can see your purifier working in real-time.

For example, blue light means the air quality is excellent, but red or purple indicates poor to bad air quality.

Alen BreatheSmart 75i blue light

Feature

Details

Coverage Area

1300 sq ft.

Noise Level

25 db

Filtration Stages

Varies

CADR

347 CFM

Dimensions (H x L x D)

27 x 19 x 12 inches

Weight

27 lbs


7. Blueair Blue Pure 211+

4.3

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Energy Efficiency

4.5

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4.0

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4.5

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Who is the Blueair Blue Pure 211+ best for?

The Blueair Blue Pure 211+ is ideal for those who want an option that allows them to “set it and forget it.”

Pros
  • Removes 99.9% of common allergens
  • Activated carbon filter eliminates odor
  • 40% more energy-efficient than standard models
CONS
  • More expensive than most models

This cleaner has a built-in pollutant level monitor that auto-adjusts the fan to create optimal air quality.

The Blueair Blue Pure 211+ is ENERGY STAR-certified and uses less electricity than an LED lightbulb, making it a cost-effective choice.

In terms of removing contaminants, this purifier checks off all the boxes as it removes mold, pollen, bacteria, allergens, viruses, and other pollutants from your home’s air.

I particularly like that this model has a washable pre-filter, saving me money in filter replacements over time. Another plus in terms of value for money.

This model has also been independently tested for performance and safety and releases no ozone into the air — a claim that models like the GT 3000 Whole House Air Purifier can’t make, so this is an excellent product for anyone concerned about ozone released in their home.

Overall, I recommend this air purifier to anyone concerned about their all-day air purifier sucking up a lot of energy or those wanting a hands-off product that they can plug in and go.

Feature

Details

Coverage Area

540 sq.ft.

Lowest Noise Level

31 db

Filtration Stages

3

CADR

350 CFM

Dimensions (H x L x D)

-13"D x 13"W x 20"H

Weight

12.98 lbs


8. GT 3000 Whole House Air Purifier

4.2

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4.0

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Who is the GT3000 best for?

Out of all the purifiers on this list, the GT 3000 Whole House Air Purifier is my top choice for the best whole house air cleaner for mold.

Pros
  • Ideal for mold and odors
  • Freestanding model
  • Lightweight, portable air purifiers
CONS
  • Most expensive option

Not only does this air purifier have a significant coverage area of 3,000 square feet (which covers most three to four-bedroom homes), but its ‘active air purification system’ isn’t passive — a huge differentiator from other products on the market.

This system doesn't just filter particles that reach the filter. It also creates ionization, attracting particles in your home together.

Once attracted together, the particles "clump" and fall down, removing them from the breathable air.

GT 3000 Whole House Air Purifier dimensions

The best part about this is that the system is unmatched with the tiny particles it can remove, boasting the ability to remove particles smaller than 0.3 microns, which is better than any of the other purifiers on this list can claim.

If you’re looking not just to filter but deep clean the breathable air in your home, this is the air cleaner I'd recommend above all else.

The difference between other models and the GT3000 is what you'd expect between a DIY carpet cleaning day and a luxury deep cleaning performed by the pros.

We all know that DIY carpet cleaning is better than nothing, but it certainly doesn't stack up when compared to the work of a professional who makes your carpet feel like new.

The only downside? The GT3000 model creates ozone during the ionization process.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, ozone creates a distinctive odor and may cause throat irritation, coughing, and shortness of breath.[1]

However, the GT3000 product lists that it doesn’t produce a high enough ozone density for this to be a concern (if you’re still worried, consider the Blueair Blue Pure 211+ instead, which boasts no ozone!)

Feature

Details

Coverage Area

3000 sq. ft

Noise Level

55 dB

Filtration Stages

Electrostatic Filtration

CADR

-

Dimensions (H x L x D)

12 x 9 x 12.25 inches

Weight

11 lbs


9. VEWIOR Whole House Air Purifier

4.0

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4.5

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Who is the VEWIOR best for?

I recommend the VEWIOR to those looking to combine air purification with aromatherapy.

Pros
  • Ultra-quiet fans
  • Child lock feature
  • 24-hour customer support
CONS
  • Corded electric power source

Similar to the Medify Air MA-112 V2 air purifier, the VEWIOR Whole House Air Purifier uses a three-stage filtration system with an activated carbon filter, a H13 True HEPA filter, and a pre-filter that catches dust, lint, fibers, and pet dander.

This surpasses my expectations, especially for an air purifier with such a competitive price point.

This air purification system also comes with three fan speeds and five timer options, providing plenty of choices that meld with your lifestyle.

I personally use settings like these to customize when my air cleaner is running and how fast (and loud) the fan is moving so that I can reduce noise while working and intensify the fan speed when I’m out of the house.

Like the Alen BreatheSmart purifier, this model offers a built-in air quality sensor with real-time PM2.5 levels so you can see exactly what your home’s air quality is like.

VEWIOR Whole House Air Purifier PM2.5

With that said, I prefer Alen BreatheSmart’s color-coded indicator for an easy visual over the real-time numbers, but this all depends on your preference.

Both offer an excellent way to determine your home’s air quality and see the results of your new air purifier.

I love that this purifier has a built-in filter reminder that lights up red whenever I need to replace the filter.

While this is a pretty standard feature, it's useful and something I look for in a product.

A standout feature that only VEWIOR offers among the models in my guide is an aromatherapy diffuser option.

In addition to improving my home's air quality, I can drop my favorite essential oil on top of the purifier's essential oil cotton pad, and it will diffuse a lovely fragrance throughout my home.

Clean-up is also simple, as you can clean the washable filter cover with just water — a huge bonus for someone like myself who doesn't want to reference the product manual every time the filter needs to be cleaned to remind me what can and can't be used on it.

Feature

Details

Coverage Area

1730 sq ft

Noise Level

≤15 dB

Filtration Stages

3

CADR

1111 CFM

Dimensions (H x L x D)

10.98 x 11.18 x 1.73 Inches

Weight

8.27 lbs

Comparing Features Of Whole Home Purifiers

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Medify MA-112 Air Purifier with True HEPA H13...

Medify Air MA-112 V2.

4.8

5,000 sq ft

950 CFM

Turonic PH950 - Air Purifier And Humidifier...

Turonic PH950

4.7

4,200 sq.ft.

287.2 CFM

Medify MA-125 Air Purifier with True HEPA H14...

Medify MA-125

4.7

4,100 sq.ft.

930 CFM

LEVOIT Air Purifiers for Home Large Room Up...

Levoit Core 600S

4.6

3,175 sq.ft.

410 CFM

Air Purifiers for Home Large Room Up to 1076...

MORENTO

4.5

1,076 sq ft.

140 CFM

Alen Air Purifer BreatheSmart 75i HEPA w/...

Alen BreatheSmart 75i

4.5

1,300 sq ft.

347 CFM

BLUEAIR Air Purifier Large Room, Air Cleaner...

Blueair Blue Pure 211+

4.3

540 sq.ft.

350 CFM

GT3000 Professional-Grade Advanced Air...

GT 3000

4.2

3,000 sq. ft

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VEWIOR Air Purifiers For Home Large Room Up...

VEWIOR

4.0

1,730 sq ft

1111 CFM

Do Not Ignore These Questions When Buying a Whole House Air Purifier

How Many Square Feet Does Your Home Have Inside?

The first factor to consider when selecting the best air purifiers for your home is how many square feet your home has and its floor plan.

If you have an open floor plan like mine, you can purchase one purifier with a moderate coverage area.

However, bigger homes need coverage for a large space to achieve clean air free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) throughout the entire home.

This makes models like the Medify Air MA-112 V2 the optimal choice as it cleanses over 5,000 square feet.

What is CARD Rating

ACLAB Note:

In addition to square footage coverage, make sure you understand and take into account the CADR rating and ACH rating of the air purifier.

TL;DR: You must match the size of the air purifier with that of the coverage area of the room. In other words, the larger the room, the more powerful an air purifier you need.

How Much Energy Does the Purifier Use?

The best budget-friendly models are energy efficient, meaning they remove pollutants without having extraordinary operating costs of energy consumption that add to your energy bills or replacement costs.

How much electricity does an air purifiers consume
Certain models, like the Blueair Blue Pure 211+ air cleaner, consume very little energy, even less than an LED bulb, making it a cost-effective way to remove pollutants from the air.

TL;DR: Air purifiers generally do not use a lot of electricity. An average air purifier consumes about 50W of power (almost as much as a ceiling fan). 

What Are My Goals When Buying a Whole House Air Purifier?

Do you live in the city or an area with frequent wildfires and struggle with polluted air?

In this case, your biggest goal should be finding HEPA filters and activated carbon filters to reduce the pollutants in your area and improve the odor.

My biggest concern with an air purifier has always been removing dust and other allergens from the air because of the type of allergies I struggle with.

I always look for HEPA filters and smart features like an air quality indicator.

Think about what extra features are important to you, too.

Do you want an air cleaner that automatically adjusts to improve air quality? Are there other particles, like pet dander, that you must filter out of your home?

Or are you concerned about unit features like a sleep mode or quiet fan speed because you’re sensitive to noise levels?

Sit down and consider what the most important features to you are before narrowing down your list.

Models like the Levoit Core 600S and Alen BreatheSmart 75i have some of the best features in terms of smart technology, which I recommend as they provide that extra level of personalization.
types of air purifiers

For more information, read our Air Purifying Buyers Guide for additional details on what to look for when making a purchase to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

TL;DR: Air purifiers are differentiated in terms of the what kind of filters and filtration stages they offer, and by what additional smart features they have. Make sure you look for the specific features that are important to you.


How We Review & Rank Our Product List

At Air Conditioner Lab, our team follows a similar process when evaluating all products reviews before formulating our final lists for readers.

We begin by gathering data sources directly from brands, e-commerce platforms, online retailers and press releases.

These are then added to a master file we use to compare features specifications from all Air Purifier models. You can access this Air Purifier Sheet Here.

Next, we narrow down all the products on the market by evaluating user reviews, ratings and feedback from a wide variety of online and in-person sources.

Our team then discusses and co-ordinates our first hand experiences using these products, as well as gather independent opinions and feedback through Youtube and customer reviews.

Common Questions

Should I Have An Air Purifier In Every Room?

Having an air purifier in every room isn't necessary, depending on your specific air quality goals and the type of air cleaner you use. If you have a home with poor air quality, purchasing an air purifier for every room may work, but I recommend looking into a whole-house air purifier.

Do Air Purifiers Make The Air Dry?

No, air purifiers don’t make the air dry. Air purifiers improve air quality and don’t reduce indoor humidity. If you’re interested in changing your home’s humidity levels, look into a dehumidifier to reduce the moisture content in the air or a humidifier to add it back into the air.

How Long Does A Whole House Air Purifier Last?

How long your whole house air purifier lasts depends on several factors, including maintenance, room size or the size of your home, and the durability of your specific unit. Air filtration systems need their filters changed periodically, typically every six to 12 months, to reach their expected lifespan.

Are Air Purifiers A Waste Of Money?

Air purifiers are seldom a waste of money. Whether you live in an area with many outdoor pollutants, such as a big city or by a busy road, or have allergies, a purifier significantly reduces the number of airborne contaminants in your home.

So, Which Will You Buy?

A quality whole air purifier should meet your budget while delivering clean air and eliminating volatile organic compounds, smoke particles, larger particles, common allergens, and more.

My top recommendation is the Medify Air model air purifier because it’s perfect for cleaning the air of large spaces, such as a whole house or entire home.

Its operating costs are low, and its combination of HEPA filters and an activated carbon filter makes it perfect for removing dust and other pollutants.

My #1 Recommendation
Medify Air MA-112 V2

  • Equipped with wheels
  • Three filtration layers
  • Ozone-free ionizer
  • Massive coverage

References: 

  1. https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/ozone-generators-are-sold-air-cleaners
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My name is Josh and I am obsessed with home appliances. From portable AC units to heaters and air purifiers, I enjoy testing, learning and using these devices to improve the air quality inside my family home.

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