How to Select an Air Purifier

There are many different types of air purifiers and even more brands of air purifiers, filters, and cleaners on the market. No single air purifier can remove all types of contaminants. Different brands and models often use varying technologies to target specific contaminant groups and accordingly, one purifier that is excellent at removing one class of contaminant may be poor at removing another. Selecting a brand of air purifier is largely a function of what contaminants you want to remove the most and the quality of system you desire and can afford.

Select the contaminant category that best describes the contaminant or contaminants that you are most concerned about removing from your air.

Dust

Dust
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
Pollen

Pollen
Pet Dander
Pet
Dander
Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco
Smoke
Chemicals & VOCs
Chemicals
& VOCs
General Odors
General
Odors
Bacteria / Viruses
Bacteria/
Viruses
Radon

Radon

Our experts have put together information on their most recommended models for each of the above contaminants. On each contaminant page, you will find a list of models recommended for that contaminant with additional information on their ability to reduce other contaminants. Choose the air purifier that has the best ratings for the contaminants you are concerned about.