Compare Air Purifier Brands

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.

We have scoured the market to find a line-up of air purifiers that we feel offer the best overall value for our customers. Within these brands, it is still important that you select a system that is most appropriate for specific air quality concerns. In some cases, a combination of air purifiers may be the best choice. We highly recommend that you use our Model Selector to obtain a recommendation of a brand and model best suited to your situation.

We currently carry the following brands:

Austin Air
Austin Air produces several of our most popular room air filters. Austin's air purifiers are well regarded for their exceptional value, long-filter life, economical operation costs, and all-purpose allergen, odor, and chemical contaminant removal. Austin offers 3 primary filter options in 2 sizes which offer a reasonably targeted approach for most major contaminant types. However, for certain filtration tasks, a more targeted filter may be more desirable. Austin air purifiers are recommended for individuals looking for a medical-grade air purifier at an economical price.

Airpura
Airpura air purifiers are similar in many respects to the Austin air models, except they offer greater filter options for more specific air cleaning tasks, and have a higher air handling rate. All Airpura models are based on the same primary platform, but use different filters to focus on specific groups of contaminants. By being slightly more specialized and targeted at the contaminants of greatest concern, Airpura air cleaners do cost a little more than a similar Austin Air system. However, compared to other air purifiers with comparable specialization, they are very affordable and offer excellent value. Due to the wide range of filter options, Airpura air purifiers are an excellent choice for individuals requiring specialized or targeted contaminant reduction.

The following chart compares the models that we carry and their ratings from our expert staff at removing various contaminant classes:

Austin HealthMate Series
Austin
HealthMate

US$538.99
all purpose

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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

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

Radon
good
good

Austin HealthMate Plus Series
Austin
HealthMate+
w/ Superblend

US$648.99
formaldehyde

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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

Pollen
very good
very good
Pet Dander
Pet
Dander
very good
very good
Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco
Smoke
very good
very good
Chemicals & VOCs
Chemicals
& VOCs
excellent
excellent
General Odors
General
Odors
very good
very good
Bacteria / Viruses
Bacteria/
Viruses
poor
poor
Radon

Radon
good
good

Austin Allergy Machine Series
Austin
Allergy
Machine

US$574.99
allergens

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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

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

Radon
fair
fair

Austin Pet Machine Series
Austin
Pet Machine

US$594.99
pet dander

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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

Pollen
very good
very good
Pet Dander
Pet
Dander
excellent
excellent
Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco
Smoke
good
good
Chemicals & VOCs
Chemicals
& VOCs
very good
very good
General Odors
General
Odors
very good
very good
Bacteria / Viruses
Bacteria/
Viruses
poor
poor
Radon

Radon
good
good

Airpura R600
Airpura
R600

US$649.98
all purpose

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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

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

Radon
good
good

Airpura V600
Airpura
V600

US$749.98
VOCs / chemicals

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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

Pollen
very good
very good
Pet Dander
Pet
Dander
very good
very good
Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco
Smoke
very good
very good
Chemicals & VOCs
Chemicals
& VOCs
excellent
excellent
General Odors
General
Odors
very good
very good
Bacteria / Viruses
Bacteria/
Viruses
poor
poor
Radon

Radon
good
good

Airpura UV600
Airpura
UV600

US$749.98
microorganisms

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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

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

Radon
good
good

Airpura P600
Airpura
P600 / P600+

Starting at:
US$1149.98

photocatalytic
oxidation


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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

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

Radon
good
good

Airpura T600
Airpura
T600

US$849.98
tobacco smoke

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Dust

Dust
very good
very good
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
very good
very good
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
good
good
Pollen

Pollen
good
good
Pet Dander
Pet
Dander
good
good
Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco
Smoke
excellent
excellent
Chemicals & VOCs
Chemicals
& VOCs
very good
very good
General Odors
General
Odors
excellent
excellent
Bacteria / Viruses
Bacteria/
Viruses
poor
poor
Radon

Radon
good
good

Airpura H600
Airpura
H600

US$609.98
allergies & Asthma

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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

Pollen
very good
very good
Pet Dander
Pet
Dander
very good
very good
Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco
Smoke
poor
poor
Chemicals & VOCs
Chemicals
& VOCs
poor
poor
General Odors
General
Odors
fair
fair
Bacteria / Viruses
Bacteria/
Viruses
poor
poor
Radon

Radon
poor
poor

Airpura I-600
Airpura
I-600
with UV

US$939.98
healthcare

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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

Pollen
very good
very good
Pet Dander
Pet
Dander
very good
very good
Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco
Smoke
poor
poor
Chemicals & VOCs
Chemicals
& VOCs
poor
poor
General Odors
General
Odors
fair
fair
Bacteria / Viruses
Bacteria/
Viruses
good
good
Radon

Radon
poor
poor

Airpura C600
Airpura
C600

US$849.98
airborne chemicals

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Dust

Dust
very good
very good
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
very good
very good
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
good
good
Pollen

Pollen
good
good
Pet Dander
Pet
Dander
good
good
Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco
Smoke
very good
very good
Chemicals & VOCs
Chemicals
& VOCs
excellent
excellent
General Odors
General
Odors
excellent
excellent
Bacteria / Viruses
Bacteria/
Viruses
poor
poor
Radon

Radon
very good
very good

Airpura F600
Airpura
F600

US$799.98
formaldehyde

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Dust

Dust
excellent
excellent
Dust Mites
Dust
Mites
excellent
excellent
Mold Spores
Mold
Spores
very good
very good
Pollen

Pollen
very good
very good
Pet Dander
Pet
Dander
very good
very good
Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco
Smoke
good
good
Chemicals & VOCs
Chemicals
& VOCs
excellent
excellent
General Odors
General
Odors
very good
very good
Bacteria / Viruses
Bacteria/
Viruses
poor
poor
Radon

Radon
good
good