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The best air purifiers of 2021. (Photo: Amazon)
Over the long winter, the air inside your home can get stale — or worse, it can become permeated with dust, pollen, pet dander, and various pollutants. Since you probably don’t want to open your windows at this time of year, you should consider adding an air purifier to your house.
You don’t need to suffer from allergies or asthma to benefit. Besides removing indoor pollutants, air purifiers capture many airborne viral pathogens, meaning you’re less likely to get sick.
Experts often recommend that you have one in your bedroom. You should also consider another in a common area like the living room or kitchen (an air purifier is great for eliminating cooking smells). Below are shoppers’ favorite models so you can make the best choice for your house.
This air purifier has over 11,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. (Photo: Amazon)
Coming in with over 11,000 5-star reviews on Amazon is the Coway Airmega AP-1512HH (aka the Coway Mighty). There is good reason for its popularity. Its 4-stage filtration system can capture and reduce up to 99.97 percent of particles, which includes volatile organic compounds and odors in addition to the standard pollen and pollutants. The pre-filter is washable, while the True HEPA filter is replaceable. The LED glows different colors depending on the quality of your air, and the auto mode automatically optimizes the fan speed according to that quality level.
“This is incredible,” one shopper said. “How did I ever live without it before? The auto mode really works! We have an open floor plan 1600 sq foot home. The kitchen, living room, dining room, foyer, and breakfast area are all open. And I always have my bedroom door open […] This sucker had apparently cleaned all the air in my house from the far corner of my room. My husband will go to the other end of the house to vape, and the purifier will detect him and speed up right away. We no longer come home to a house smelling like what we’ve been cooking.”
$230 at Amazon
It has brightly colored LEDs to let you know what the air quality is. (Photo: Walmart)
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