Air purifiers comparison: 0-150 square feet coverage / $60+ price.


 

Crane USA Air Purifiers for Kids, Penguin

Oreck Air Purifier Tabletop XL Professional (Silver)

Winix FresHome Model P150 True HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave

Air purifiers

Crane penguin

Oreck XL professional tabletop

Winix P150

Coverage (square feet / m2)

50 / 4.5

80 / 7.4

150 / 14

Price

Filtration system

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Washable particle Pre-filter

· True-HEPA filter with built-in carbon filter

· Photocatalyst filter

· Germicidal UV light

· captures 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and bigger

· Pre-filter

· Truman Cell – electronically charges dust and allergens

· optional odor absorber filter

· air revitalizer

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Carbon pre-filter

· True-HEPA filter

· PlasmaWave technology

· captures 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and bigger

Purifies

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles.
Absorbs low household odors.

Pollen, lint, hair, dust, allergens, low odors.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles.
Absorbs low household odors.

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

N/A

N/A

10

Filters price

 

 

 

Filters cleaning and (or) change

Clean pre-filter regularly. Change HEPA filter set every 3-6 months. UV bulb life is approximately 1 year.

Clean pre-filter and Truman Cell every 2 weeks, change odor filter once a year, vacuum oxygenator as needed

Change pre-filter every 3 months, change HEPA filter once a year

Filters cost per year

$34-68

$39

$49

CADR

N/A

N/A

Dust Rating: 98

Smoke Rating: 98

Pollen Rating: 103

Fan speeds

3

3

4

Noise level

Quiet on low. Quite loud on high.

Quiet on low. On other 2
levels annoying popping – snapping sound

Min 26dB, max 52dB

Min is like a whisper.
Max is like a heavy rainfall.

Controls

Manual

Manual

Electronic

Air quality sensor

Filter change indicator

Auto mode

Programmable timer

Remote control

Carrying handle

Energy star

Energy usage (max)

45W + UV, light 4W

85W

40W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

Ozone emission

None

Negligible

None

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 16 / 40

Width: 9 / 23

Depth: 12 / 30

Height: 5.7 / 14.5

Width: 16.6 / 42

Depth: 12 / 30.5

Height: 18.5 / 47

Width: 13.8 / 35

Depth: 9.1 / 23

Weight (pounds / kilograms)

5 / 2.2

13.4 / 6

11 / 5

Warranty

1 year limited

3 year limited

1 year limited

Pros

+Adorable design.

+Great performance for the economical price.

+ Light weight

+ Can be placed on the table.

+ The silent mode is great for sleeping.

+Handy and good
looking electronic controls.

+Many features – air quality sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode

+Dimming light sensors.
Lights can be dimmed while sleeping at night.

+Energy star
qualified

Cons

 Very bright UV light.

 Recommended for only 50 square feet space.

 If you don’t clean pre-filter regularly, HEPA filter cost could be high.

Cells must be cleaned very often and cleaning is very difficult. Plus you can’t clean it completely.

Cell pops and cracks occasionally. Annoying sound.

Expensive filters.

When lift the unit using carrying handle the internal filter setup falls out of the place.

Quite expensive
filters.

Overall Rating (max 5)

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

15% Price/performance

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

5% Design

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

35% Performance

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

15% Features

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

10% Noise level

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Note: Though Clean Air Deliver 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:

The first place we give Winix P150. Best performance in this category with many features including remote control. The Winix P150 also looks good, has lightweight, low energy consumption, electronic controls and it actually can handle more than 150 square feet. The first place we give Winix P150. Best performance in this category with many features including remote control. The Winix P150 also looks good, has lightweight, low energy consumption, electronic controls and it actually can handle more than 150 square feet.

The second place we give Crane. Adorable, a cute looking air purifier with good performance and low price. Yes, it really works as good as it looks. Best for your kid’s room. The second place we give Crane. Adorable, a cute looking air purifier with good performance and low price. Yes, it really works as good as it looks. Best for your kid’s room.

Oreck XL professional has a unique technology, but we think it is too complex for cleaning and maintenance. If you like all different things this can be a try. Oreck XL professional has a unique technology, but we think it is too complex for cleaning and maintenance. If you like all different things this can be a try.


Winix FresHome Model P150 True HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWaveWinix P150 has handy and good looking electronic controls, many features – air quality sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, dimming light sensors. Also, energy star qualified. Good choice for a small room.


Crane USA Air Purifiers for Kids, Penguin
Crane Penguin has an adorable design, great performance for the economical price.


Oreck Air Purifier Tabletop XL Professional (Silver)
Oreck XL professional tabletop can be placed on the table. The silent mode is great for sleeping.


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