Air purifiers comparison: 0-150 sq. ft. coverage / $0-60 price

Air purifiers comparison: 0-150 sq. ft. coverage / $0-60 price.


Crane EE-7772, Crane USA Air Purifiers for Kids, Frog

Honeywell HFD-010 QuietClean Compact Tower Air Purifier

Bionaire BAP1412-U PERMAtech Mini Tower Air Cleaner

Honeywell 16200 HEPAClean Tabletop Air Purifier

Holmes HAP242-NUC, Holmes Small Room 3-Speed HEPA Air Purifier with Optional Ionizer, White

Air Purifier

Crane EE-7772, frog

Honeywell HFD-010

Bionaire BAP1412-U

Honeywell 16200

Holmes HAP242-NUC

Coverage (square feet / m2)

50 / 4.6

62 / 6

80 / 7.5

85 / 8

109 / 10

Price

Filtration system

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Pre-filter

· HEPA-type filter includes carbon

· Captures up to 95% of airborne particles as small as 3 microns or larger

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Pre-filter

· ifD permanent micro filter

· Captures up to 99% of airborne particles as small as 2 microns or
larger

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Pre-filter

· PERMAtech filter

· Ionizer

· Removes 99% of airborne particles as small as 2 microns and larger

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Odor-reducing Pre-filter

· Permanent HEPA-clean filter

· Ionizer

· captures up to 99% of airborne particles

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Carbon pre-filter

· HEPA-type filter

· Captures up to 99% of airborne particles as small as 2 microns or larger

Purifies

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold. A small part of pet dander, household dust, and bacteria.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold. Part of pet dander, household dust, and bacteria.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold. Part of pet dander, household dust, and bacteria.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold. Part of pet dander, household dust, and bacteria. Eliminates a few odors

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold. Part of pet dander, household dust, and bacteria. Eliminates a few odors

Air change per hour (Based on an average coverage ~75 sq ft)

5

4

7

5

7

Filters price

Filters cleaning and (or) change

Clean pre-filter regularly.

HEPA TYPE Filter needs to
be replaced every 3-4 months

Both filters should be cleaned at least once every three months

Clean pre-filter once a month. Vacuum main filter every 6 months. For better cleaning change both at least once a year

Clean pre-filter once a month. Vacuum main filter every 6 months. For better cleaning change both at least once a year

Both filters should be replaced every 4 months or often.

Filters cost per year

$42

$10

$36

$49

CADR

N/A

Dust Rating: 35

Smoke Rating: 40

Pollen Rating: 55

Dust Rating: 65

Smoke Rating: 80

Pollen Rating: 65

Dust Rating: 55

Smoke Rating: 55

Pollen Rating: 65

Dust Rating: N/A

Smoke Rating: 70

Pollen Rating: N/A

Fan speeds

3

2

3

3

3

Noise level

Quiet on low, a bit noisy on high

Quiet on low, a bit noisy on high

Quiet on low, a bit noisy on high, max 55dB

Quiet on low, a bit noisy on high

Quiet on low, a bit noisy on high

Controls

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Filter change indicator

Auto mode

Programmable timer

Remote control

Carrying handle

Energy star

Energy usage (max)

88W

40W

N/A

49W

40W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Ozone emission

No

Negligible

Negligible

Negligible

Negligible

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 16 / 40

Width: 9 / 23

Depth: 12 / 30

Height: 16.7 / 42.4

Width: 9.1 / 23

Depth: 11.2 / 28.4

Height: 17 / 43

Width: 8.2 / 20

Depth: 11.5 / 29

Height: 10.7 / 27

Width: 6.5 / 16.5

Depth: 14 / 35.5

Height: 7.2 / 18

Width: 14.8 / 37

Depth: 11.4 / 29

Weight (pounds / kilograms)

5 / 2.2

8.6 / 3.9

7 / 3.2

6.5 / 3

6.7 / 3.1

Warranty

1 year

5 years limited

5 years limited

3 years limited

3 years limited

Pros

+Very cute design that kids will enjoy.

+Easy filter change.

+ Active carbon filter filters low odors.

+Easy to remove and clean filters

+Sturdy

+Carrying handle for easy transport

+Easy to maintain.

+No filters to replace.

+Fairly quiet on the lowest speed.

+Compact size – one of the smallest from the smallest
air purifiers.

+Filter clean indicator

+Cleanable filters.

+Light to see controls at night.

+Price. Cheapest in this category.

+Easy to change filters.

+Small size.

+Best coverage in this category.

Cons

Not a true-HEPA filter. If you need a more powerful air purifier, spend approximately $10-20
more and get the Crane penguin or shark model.

Quite noisy.

Very low coverage
(Only 50 square feet. The worst of this category).

Not recommended for people with asthma

Quite loud on highest setting

Puts out ozone

Weak motor power

Only 2 fan speeds for some of you may not be enough

Ionizer emits ozone. But you can turn it off with a
switch.

The Blue ionizer LED is bright.

There is a slight rattling noise that is noticeable
at the lowest speed

Not a real true-HEPA filter

In longer time period may become louder if do not
replace filters

Noisy on the highest setting

Ionizer emits ozone. But you can turn it off.

Ionizer produces ozone. But you can turn off
ionizer.

Not a real true-HEPA filter.

Filter cost per year is higher than the unit price.

Overall Rating (max 5)

3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)

3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)

3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

15% Price/performance

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

5% Design

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

35% Performance

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

15% Features

2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)

2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)

2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)

10% Noise level

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations

Best for
children’s room.

Note: Though Clean Air Delivery Ratings (CADR) can be found for a large number of favorite brands, many of the most well-respected companies in the air purification field do not give CADRs to their purifier. This should in no way bias potential customers against them.


Summary:

In this category, we couldn’t choose the winner. You decide which small space air purifier best fits for you.


Bionaire BAP1412-U

Bionaire BAP1412-U is a mini air purifier with slim, space-saving tower design. Lightweight and quite a small size allow you to place it whenever you want. The only bother is that you can’t place it close to the wall to avoid air inlet or air outlet blocking.

  • Performance is good for this category air purifier. This air purifier will purify pollen, lint, hair, spores and largest pet dander, household dust particles.
  • This air purifier doesn’t have many features. It has 3 fan speeds and ionizer on/off function.

Honeywell HFD-010 QuietClean Compact Tower Air Purifier

Honeywell 16200 is also a mini air purifier with tower design. It is lightweight and small size. You can’t place it close to the wall to avoid air inlet or air outlet blocking.

  • Performance could be better. This air purifier has a weak motor power, it puts out an ozone.
  • Honeywell 16200 is the only one in this category with built-in carrying handle. Filters never need to be changed. But it only has 2 fan speeds.

Holmes HAP242-NUC

Holmes HAP242-NUC is the cheapest and covers largest space. Could be a winner if not so expensive filters.

  • It is small, compact and lightweight. Can be positioned vertically or horizontally.
  • Performance is pretty good. Carbon pre-filter reduces low odors. Also, the HEPA-type filter does its job.
  • The unit has 3 fan speeds and an ionizer on/off function.

The Honeywell HHT-011

The Honeywell HHT-011 is not very stylish. The design is simple, looks more like a heater. An air purifier is a small size and weight. Best place for it is a table or shelf. You can place it close to the wall because air outlet is on the top. You can also choose put it horizontally or vertically.

  • The unit has an odor-reducing pre-filter which filters small odors. HEPA-clean filter purifies pollen, lint, hair and larger dust particles.
  • It has 3 fan speeds, filter clean indicator, and ionizer on/off function.

Crane EE-7772 (frog)

Crane EE-7772 (frog) has a very cute design. Kids will enjoy this air purifier. The unit is not big but also not very small. The weight is only 5 pounds.

  • This unit can cover only 50 square feet area. It eliminates low odors and larger airborne particles.

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