5 Best Air Purifiers for Apartments
Air purifiers are a must have for your apartment, especially if you live in a city or with a pet. By cleaning the air of contaminants, you can give your lungs a healthier life! By cycling out pet dander, you can keep your allergies at bay. There’s nothing better than the freshest air possible - and an air purifier is a great way to get there.
But which air purifier is the best for an apartment? The answer to that depends on your definition of “best”. Are you looking for value? Luxury? Low noise-level?
Let’s find out. Below are 5 of our favorite air filters for apartments, from the affordable to the premium. You’re sure to find exactly what you need in this list. Dig in!
Affordable and Effective: The Germ Guardian
We love the Germ Guardian for its price, mostly. At $90, it’s the cheapest on this list. Best of all, it’s got all the features you need to clean the air in your apartment!
While it’s not super great for very large common rooms, the Germ Guardian is perfect for bedrooms. It’s almost as if it’s designed to help you get a good night’s sleep.
It has a pre-filter, which prevents larger objects from making it to the more refined HEPA filter inside. This means more reliability and few filter changes.
About that HEPA filter: It’s a real HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, not one of those fake knock offs. It catches 99.97% of all contaminants larger than 0.3 microns in size.
While the Germ Guardian doesn’t have a timer, it does have a UV light designed to kill any bacteria and viruses that are small enough to slip through the HEPA filter.
Sure it makes noise, and sure it doesn’t have a carbon filter, but the Germ Guardian is an overall great filter for those of us who are on a budget!
The Best Purifier For Large Rooms: LEVOIT HV-H134 True HEPA Air Purifier
If you need to purify the air in a large room, this is the way to go. With a maximum purification capacity of 1250 square feet, the Levoit HV-H134 provides massive purification potential at a reasonable price (less than $200!)
Even at the maximum square footage, this purifier will still clean all of the air in the room TWICE in one hour. And it’s not some ungainly behemoth either: at fewer than two feet tall, you can tuck it in the closet with ease.
It has an activated charcoal filter working alongside it’s HEPA filter to ensure maximum cleanliness. You can even connect it to your Smart Home system to operate it with voice commands!
Silent and Luxurious: The RabbitAir MinusA2
I know, I know, this one’s pricier. At $550, this is not a budget option like the Germ Guardian is. This is a more premium choice for those who need more space purified as effectively as possible - without the noise pollution of some other purifiers.Yes, the price is high, but for that money, you essentially get an absolutely gorgeous home decor item that happens to also be an air filter. Seriously, look at it. It’s beautiful. It looks like modern art, but it cleans your air. It can even be mounted on your wall, literally just like a painting. Fantastic.
It’s also ultra quiet. That means you and your guest can stare at its beauty up close without having to raise your voices to hear each other.
Oh, the best part? It has a six-stage filtration process. That’s definitely a conversation starter.
Extremely Compact: The TRUSTECH
Alright, this guy is just plain cute. At a little over a foot tall, this surprisingly powerful purifier is best suited for being moved from room to room, like a little companion eager to please.
It weighs just 5.72 ounces. You could literally play catch in your apartment, using it as the ball. You shouldn’t, but you could.
It’s got a true HEPA filter, and can purify a 10’ by 20’ room in just 10 minutes. Despite its adorable looks, it gets the job done. We heavily recommend this filter if you tend to move around during the day. If you find yourself constantly moving between tasks in the kitchen and the bedroom, you need an air filter that’s easy to move. This is the one for you.
Kinda Ridiculous… But Really Cool: The IQAir Klaus Series
Let’s say you just won the lottery… or got a huge promotion… or found a bunch of money on the ground… Whatever your new source of income, you want to make some fantastic but less-than-frugal purchases. I’ve got the best air purifier for you.It’s called the Klaus Series, and it looks just as elegant as it sounds. Starting at $2,500, this purifier is certainly reserved for those with a large, money-shaped blob burning a whole in their pocket. It comes with all of the best tech - HyperHEPA filter, Odor Elimination, yadda yadda yadda. More importantly, all that powerful technology comes wrapped in some of the most beautiful wood working I’ve ever seen - and I’ve seen a LOT of woodworking… Ok, fine, I’ve seen SOME woodworking, but I really think this thing is beautiful. It’s designed and crafted by Jim Ipekjian out of Pasadena, a literal artist who’s done some incredible work. If you have $2,500 that you’re sick of looking at, this is a good way to spend it. In the meantime, and on the topic of fresh air, check out Filter King’s Online Store. We have some of the best and most effective HEPA-grade filters for your AC system on the market. Combine that with our unparalleled attention to detail and our quick and easy delivery, and you start to see why they call us King. Try it for yourself.