HEPA Filter Air Purifiers or high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) purifiers are a particular type of air purifiers which are extremely effective at battling leading causes of asthma attacks and allergies. They are the most advanced kind of air purifiers which removes pollen, mold & mildew, bacteria/viruses and dust mites from air. This are definitely recommended for everyday use to breath fresh air all the time. Today, we’re going to review the top 10 HEPA air purifiers that are available in the market.
We have tested few of the leading products in the market and have prepared this top 10 list to help you choose the best air purifiers for your needs. Just like all air purifiers, all the HEPA air filters are different in their working so we’ve tried to give a basic overview our all of them. We’ve also provided links to in-depth review on few of the recommended products if you’d like to check that out. This list mainly focuses over the brands that are hot right now in 2017.
Please feel free to comment below and let us know if you’d like to recommend us any particular brand or model to include in this list.
Table of Contents
- 10. Winix 5500-2
- 9. Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover
- 8. GermGuardian AC5250PT
- 7. Honeywell QuietClean Tower Air Purifier
- 6. Honeywell AirGenius5 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer
- 5. Winix 5300-2
- 4. Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier, HEPA Air Cleaner, AP51030K
- 3. Holmes HEPA Type Desktop Air Purifier, 3 Speeds plus Optional Ionizer, HAP242-NUC
- 2. Airocide – NASA Air Purifier
- 1. Alen BreatheSmart
10. Winix 5500-2
(a.k.a. Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Washable AOC(TM) Carbon Filter)
Winix 5500-2 is successor to Winix WAC5500 True HEPA Air Cleaner. It captures 99.97% of airborne pollutants and allergens as small as 0.3 microns. It comes with Washable AOC Carbon filter, which as the name suggests is washable and made-of carbon granulars which helps in odor removal from your household.
Winix WAC5500 was a huge hit so our expectations from this one were higher. And it definitely is better than it’s predecessor. The filters on this one are easy to swap in and out. The initial setup takes a minute or two only. The unit is nearly noiseless, on the sleep mode you couldn’t hear the sound of fan in a quiet room. We were so blown away by it that we had to double check to make sure that it was still running.
The turbo and medium levels can be a bit noisy but they’re still low compared to other HEPA air purifiers in the market currently. It also works excellently with e-cig vape smoke (or vape discharge). Overall functioning is pretty straightforward and it does the job really well!
9. Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover
When it comes to true HEPA Air purifiers, Honeywell is one brand that you can always trust. They’ve been the leaders of the market since a long time and they provide great quality products to back their claims as well. Honeywell HPA300 is one such product that is recommended to you if you’re looking for a true HEPA air purifier which combats the allergens all around the clock.
The design and built quality of this is truly amazing compared to it’s competitors in this segment. The easy-to-use factor is high as well. One drawback that this model has is it is noisy compared to the Winix 5500-2 model. That’s the only major drawback we can find. In every other comparison this was much better than the Winix WAC 5500 and the newer model Winix 5500-2.
8. GermGuardian AC5250PT
GermGuardian is another well known brand just like Honeywell when it comes to Air purifiers. This specific model of GermGuardian is a 3-in-1 Pet Pure True HEPA Air Purifier System. Which also has features like UV Sanitizer and Odor Reduction built into it. It has a tower design and it is 28 inch tall. You can easily place it in a corner of your house and it won’t consume much space.
This product is recommended for all the pet owners mainly. If you have a dog or a cat and are looking for a HEPA air purifier then this is a perfect solution for you needs. Our tests have shown that after using GermGuardian AC5250PT there has been 75% reduction of allergens in the air. It can cover up to 193 sq.ft. area so if you have a normal sized bedroom then this is recommended for you.
7. Honeywell QuietClean Tower Air Purifier
Another Honeywell product makes our list. At 7th position we have Honeywell HFD-120-Q otherwise known as Honeywell QuietClean Tower Air Purifier. Just like GermGuardian AC5250PT, this one comes in a Tower design. The key feature of this Honeywell model is how quiet it is in it’s 3 functions. You wouldn’t notice it even if your house is totally silent.
This product is very sturdy and the base of it really well built. The weighted base keeps the whole unit stable as it oscillates. It is tall but has small diameter so takes up little area overall. If you’re first time buyer then this is definitely recommended for you as it’s very easy to setup and does the job really well. In our overall test use, it did fine job in cutting down our dusting needs from 3-4 times a week to just once a week.
6. Honeywell AirGenius5 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer
Honeywell AirGenius5 is a mixture of both the Honeywell products listed above. It functions efficiently like Honeywell HPA300 and does the job quietly like Honeywell QuietClean. It is washable and permanent, and captures upto 99.9% particles which are as small as 0.3 microns.
It is recommended for larger sized rooms. With the new touch screen controls and GermReduction setting Honeywell AirGenius5 is much better then it’s predecessor AirGenius4 model. Look wise it is blows all of the other products out of the competition definitely, it has a much modern look compared to the other products. Functioning wise as it does a fantastic job in removing odor and dust from your room.
5. Winix 5300-2
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier is another Winix product that we recommend on our list. It is a true-HEPA filter that captures 99.97% of all airborne pollutants. It removes a range of allergens that includes dust, cigarette smoke, odors and organic chemicals.
This one is mostly recommended for medium to large sized rooms, offices, baby nurseries, or kids rooms. It is rated for 360 sq.ft. officially but does good job in a bigger environment as well. This is the best serious air purifier out there on the market. The only major flaw or a negative point we can point out is it’s design. The overall built is huge and it does consume a bit of space so if you’re looking a compact device then this one is not for you. But, if you’re serious about your air purifying needs and space is not a concern then this is then the most recommended product for you.
4. Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier, HEPA Air Cleaner, AP51030K
Next on the list we have Whirlpool’s Whispure AP51030K. By the looks of it you can tell this one right here is a giant compared to the others on our list. The main reason we’ve included this on no. 4th position is because how efficiently it works on larger rooms or offices.
Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier filters around 4.8 times per hour in a 500 sq. ft. room that is far more than any of the above listed products. If you require something sturdy and powerful and then this right here is your best bet. It works very efficiently and cleans the air as promised. The only drawback on this one is it’s too powerful, and the problem it causes due to that is it generates lot of heat. It doesn’t consume extra power or anything but the air inflow and outflow generates too much heat so you cannot use it in small/medium size rooms or environment. If that’s not a concern for you then you should definitely check this one out.
3. Holmes HEPA Type Desktop Air Purifier, 3 Speeds plus Optional Ionizer, HAP242-NUC
Holmes HAP242-NUC is completely opposite to Whirlpool Whispure we’ve listed above. It is not big and it doesn’t work in big environment. This model is not even true HEPA without using the additional filters that it offers, then why is it listed here you ask? The only reason we recommend this is because of the insanely low priced it is. Compared to the other products listed on this list this one has the lowest price. You’ll find various sellers selling it around $40 USD on Amazon.
If you’re a avid Air Purifier using then this is not for you. If you have some serious health condition and require a good HEPA air purifier then this one is not for you. This is recommended for those users who require a normal desktop air purifier which cleans a bit of dusty air. Not recommended for heavy users.
2. Airocide – NASA Air Purifier
Airocide – NASA Air Purifier uses a totally different and advanced technology which doesn’t require filter of any sorts. It removes 100% harmful pathogens from the air and it is guaranteed to make you feel fresher air instantly.
The major difference here when compared to the other air purifiers is it doesn’t use the filter technology. The traditional filter technology utilizes filters to trap large particles which leaves out smaller particles which are still in the air. Airocide guarantees to eliminate 100% Volatile Organic Compounds. It is recommended for everyone who are looking for some serious Air Purifiers and are willing to spend more for their health. This one can be a bit costlier then others but the technology it uses is the best out there.
1. Alen BreatheSmart
Alen BreatheSmart is the best HEPA-Pure Filter Air purifier there is in the market currently. It is a great product, with great design and great after sales service. It is perfect for living rooms, open concept rooms and other large rooms up to 1100 sq. ft. It is uses pure HEPA filters which quietly and efficiently removes all the allergens in less than two hours.
People with Allergies, serious health conditions like chronic bronchitis or any other serious health conditions should definitely go for this one. It will help you in eliminating all your issues by purifying your surrounding so you can live better. It is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, so it’s definitely recommended.