8 best air purifiers to shop in Australia
So that you can breathe better and improve the air quality of your home, we've rounded up some of the best air purifiers currently on the market - with allergies, affordability and smart technology in mind. Put smoke, dust and allergens in their place with one of these bad boys.
The best air purifier fan
Awarded first in Canstar Blue's Most Satisfied Customers Air Purifier category, Dyson delivers on quality. A double threat, this Dyson purifying fan combines an activated carbon filter with a glass HEPA filter to not only purify the surrounding air - but to cool you come the summer months.
"Absolutely not missing the musty smell in the lounge room," wrote a reviewer who left five stars, "the air purifier and cooler is a must in our house".
The best air purifiers for allergies
Breathe easy with this Winix air purifier that uses a five-stage filtration system and is equipped with a Aussie hospital-grade HEPA filter, deodorisation technology, four fan speeds and a triple smart sensor. Plus, with a two-year warranty, you hayfever and asthma sufferers can feel at ease making this investment.
"It’s burn-off season and I can’t smell smoke in my bedroom at all," said one five-star reviewer, "and am having less issues with asthma overnight - it was easy to set up, and it automatically adjusts".
Featuring timer options, four cleaning levels, turbo mode, and a control panel dimmer for nighttime, this Honeywell air purifier with over 13 000 five-star reviews on Amazon is especially good at removing pet dander, dust and pollen from the air. Also helping to reduce airborne germs like viruses, bacteria and mould spores with the true HEPA filter, this model is a welcome addition in any room.
"We have two dogs and my wife that has allergies with dust. This air purifier has eliminated all dog smell and my wife has not been congested or has had issues with her allergies. Also for noise levels, it is very quiet and hasn’t bothered our sleep at all," wrote a reviewer who left five stars.
Removing 99.95 per cent of allergens and pollutants from the air while also projecting and circulating purified air, this Dyson model is Sensitive Choice-approved and can be used both a heater or fan for year-round use. Featuring smooth oscillation, a glass HEPA filter to capture ultrafine particles and a remote control, it's a quality springtime investment.
Ideal for medium and large rooms up to 60m2, this Samsung air purifier is true to its name 'Versatile' - being on wheels means it can move room to room easily. This model also features three-way airflow, an air quality indicator, smart control, a child lock and a whisper-quiet sleep mode.
"With a house full of allergy sufferers, it was time to see what the market had to help them manage this," wrote one five star reviewer, "purchased this little beauty a week ago and not disappointed with the results - very noticeable and welcomed decrease in sneezing and watery eyes."
The best smart air purifiers
Featuring voice control, smart filter and sensors, four speeds (including Allergy Sleep mode) and more, the Philips 3000i efficiently removes 99.9 per cent of pollen allergen and virus pollutants from the air in areas up to 135m2. Plus, with an energy-efficient design, this model runs at a max 55W - the equivalent of a humble light bulb!
"The air becomes much fresher and cleans rooms very quickly," a five-star reviewer wrote, "it is also very easy to set up with the instruction manual and easy to understand, the instructions are simple and clear".
Recommended for large rooms up to 80m2, this Breville model uses a four-stage purification system with a 360 degree immersive airflow design. Also featuring a timer, quiet mode, live purity indicator and a compatible mobile app, clean air is in easy reach.
"The Breville Smart Air Plus Connect Purifier does work well. It can clean the air within 10-15minutes especially when I have been cooking," a five-star reviewer wrote.
The best affordable air purifier
An affordable but mighty option, the Lenoxx AP20 features four fan speeds, timer functionality, sleep mode and a HEPA filter to aptly purify the air in your room or office.
"Easy to move from room to room, makes the room just feel fresher and more inviting, honestly," wrote a five-star reviewer.
Should I sleep with the air purifier on?
Appliances Online expert Jones says that air purifiers are great for people with breathing issues to use while sleeping as they help to promote better air quality in the home. Many models now also feature 'sleep mode' which allows for quiet usage during the night.
How long should I run an air purifier for?
"Air purifiers are relatively inexpensive to run," Jones says, "running a unit for a minimum of 12 hours a day would help to keep the air quality of your home clean".
"During seasonal times, you may want to increase or decrease this amount - for instance during spring when pollen levels rise, you may want to consider leaving your air purifier on throughout the whole day."
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