Setting up an air purifier can increase the health of your home, says John McKeon, MD, CEO of Allergy Standards, a company that certifies products as allergy and asthma friendly for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. "Indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air quality,” says Dr. McKeon. “Outdoor air quality is an issue. But the air inside, where we spend most of our time, has a number of pollutants added to it.” In addition to dust mites, particles are released from candles, or oil particles can be released from cooking.
Basically there's a lot swimming around in the air that purifiers can help remove. Shop the five low-profile air purifiers below to find one that's perfect for your home.
Low-profile air purifiers that look good in your home
1. Blueair Blue Pure 411+, $140
Designed for rooms 185 square-feet and smaller, this low-profile air purifier comes in white, or you can purchase one of six pre-filter sleeves ($8) to coordinate with your furniture or match your wall color. A three-part filter removes light household odors from pets, cooking, and smoking, as well as airborne particles, like pollen, dust, and pet dander. Verified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers for performance, it's about 17-inches tall and 8-inches wide and deep.
Shop now: Blueair Blue Pure 411+, $140
- John McKeon, MD, CEO of Allergy Standards
2. Coway Airmega 150, $190
Available in white and sage green, this sleek and small air purifier can mesh well in any space. Featuring three-stage filtration that combines a pre-filter, a deodorization filter, and a Green True HEPA filter, this machine captures and reduces up to 99.97 percent of 0.3-micron particles in the air including pollen, pollutants, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), while reducing odor-causing particles. It works in spaces up to 214 square feet and measures about 19-inches tall, 14-inches wide, and 7-inches deep.
Shop now: Coway Airmega 150, $190
3. LG PuriCare Mini Air Purifier, $200
This mini air purifier is designed to create a bubble of clean air around you. It can't clean a whole room, but it can clean the air around the couch while you watch TV or your desk while you work. At nearly 8-inches tall and 3-inches wide and deep, it's small enough to carry from room-to-room so you have clean air where you need it. Certified by the British Allergy Foundation, this mini purifier removes allergens that can cause respiratory and skin diseases. It's also Intertek-certified to clear 99 percent of 0.3-micron ultra-fine dust and particles. A light on top of the machine provides real-time air quality measurements, and the unit connects to an app where you can get automatic notifications, control airflow intensity, check filter information, and see real-time ambient air condition information, pollution history, and battery level. The rechargeable battery lasts up to eight hours.
Shop now: LG PuriCare Mini Air Purifier, $200
Able to filter rooms up to 625 square feet, this powerful air purifier has clean lines that blend into its surroundings. Complete with an advanced BioGS HEPA filtration system, the low-profile air purifier traps allergens and particles 0.3 microns in size at 99.97 percent efficiency and particles less than 0.1 microns in size at higher than 99 percent efficiency. It removes dust mites, mold, fungi, pet dander, pollen, VOCs, and bacteria. It's about 23-inches tall, 17-inches wide, and 10-inches deep.
Shop now: RabbitAir Biogs 2.0 Ultra Quiet Air Purifier, $400
5. Dyson Pure Hot+Cool, $375 (originally $520)
Save valuable floor space and get three machines in one with this air purifier-slash-fan-slash-heater. Certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, this air purifier removes 99.97 percent of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.3 microns. It amplifies surrounding air to give an uninterrupted stream of purified airflow and also oscillates and tilts to project and circulate purified air across the room. It's about 25-inches tall, 9-inches wide and 6-inches deep.
Shop now: Dyson Pure Hot+Cool, $375 (originally $520)
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