Air purifiers comparison: 301-700 square feet coverage / $0-200 price.


 

Honeywell HPA200 True HEPA Allergen Remover

Whirlpool Whispure 250 Air Purifier

Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter

Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Washable AOC Carbon Filter

Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier

Airfree P1000 Filterless Air Purifier

Haverhill HAP52010E HEPA Air Purifier

Air Purifier

Honeywell HPA200

Whirlpool Whispure 250

Winix PlasmaWave 5300

Winix PlasmaWave 5500

Honeywell 50250-S

Airfree P1000

Haverhill HAP52010E

Coverage (sq ft/m2)

310/29

320/30

350 / 32.5

350 / 32.5

390 / 36

450 / 42

538 / 50

Price

Filtration system

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Pre-filter with a built-in charcoal

· HEPA-type filter

· Captures up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns or larger

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Pre-filter with a built-in charcoal

· True-HEPA filter

· Captures up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns or larger

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Pre-filter with a built-in charcoal

· True-HEPA filter

· PlasmaWave
technology

· Captures up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns or larger

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Carbon pre-filter

· Washable True-HEPA filter

· PlasmaWave technology

· Captures up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns or larger

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Carbon pre-filter

· True-HEPA filter

· Captures up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns or larger

·Patented Thermodynamic Sterilizing System (TSS). As air flows
through the unit, the air is heated to 400 degrees F (204°C).

·Destroy up to 99.99% of microorganisms.

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Washable pre-filter

· True-HEPA filter

· Activated carbon filter

· Captures up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns or larger

Purifies

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, dust mites, pet dander, a large part of fumes, bacteria, household dust and tobacco smoke. Eliminates low odors.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, dust mites, pet dander, a large part of fumes, bacteria, household dust and tobacco smoke. Eliminates low odors.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, dust mites, pet dander, a large part of fumes, bacteria, household dust and tobacco smoke. Eliminates low odors.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, dust mites, pet dander, a large part of fumes, bacteria, household dust and tobacco smoke. Eliminates low odors.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, dust mites, pet dander, a large part of fumes, bacteria, household dust and tobacco smoke. Eliminates low odors.

Mold, bacteria, pollen, dust mite allergens, pet dander, viruses,
allergens, bacteria. Reduces low odors

Pollen, hair, lint, dust, mold spores, pet dander, large part of fumes, bacteria, household dust and tobacco smoke. Eliminates low odors.

Air change per hour (Based on an average coverage ~400 sq ft)

3

4

4

4

5

N/A

5

Filters price

No filters

Filters cleaning and (or) change

Pre-filter should be replaced every 3 months. True-HEPA filter should be replaced every 12 months.

Pre-filter should be replaced every 3 months. True HEPA filter should
be replaced every 12 months.

Pre-filter should be replaced every 3 months. True-HEPA filter should be replaced every 12 months.

Pre-filter should be replaced every 3 months. True-HEPA filter should be replaced every 36 months.

Carbon filter should be replaced every 3 months. True-HEPA filter should be replaced every 12-48 months.

Clean pre-filter every 2 months. Replace all 3 filters annually.

Filters cost per year

$50 or $30 if buy HEPA filters 3-pack

$74

$50

$70

$120 – 200

$60

CADR rating

Dust: 190

Smoke: 200

Pollen: 180

Dust: 215

Smoke: 205

Pollen: 224

Dust: 216

Smoke: 235

Pollen: 251

Dust: 248

Smoke: 235

Pollen: 251

Dust: 250

Smoke: 250

Pollen: 250

N/A

N/A

Fan speeds

4

3

4

4

3

6

Noise level

Quiet on low, loud on turbo

Fairly quiet on low, a bit loud on high

Quiet on low, loud on high

Quiet on low, loud on high

Low is ok but not silent, high is very loud

Completely silent, 0dB

Quiet on low, loud on speed 4, 5 and 6

Controls

Electronic

Manual

Electronic

Electronic

Manual

Manual

Electronic

Filter change indicator

Air quality indicator

Auto mode

Programmable timer

Remote control

Carrying handle

Energy star

Energy usage (max)

84W

39W

90W

90W

175W

45W

60W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Ozone emission

None

None

Negligible

Negligible

None

None

None

Size. Height, Width and Depth (in / cm)

H: 19/48

W: 18/45

D: 10/25

H: 19/48

W: 14/35

D: 10/25

H: 22/55

W: 19/48

D: 8.5/21

H: 22/55

W: 19/48

D: 8.5/21

H: 19/48

W: 18/46

D: 18/46

H: 10/26

W: 8/21

D: 8/21

H: 18/45

W: 21/53

D: 10/25

Weight (lbs / kg)

14 / 6.3

17 / 7.7

15 / 6.8

15 / 6.8

20 / 9

3.1 / 1.4

15.4 / 7

Warranty

5 year limited

1 year limited

1 year limited

1 year limited

5 year limited

2 year

1 year limited

Pros

+Filter change indicator.

+An automatic shut-off timer.

+A dimmer option lets you adjust the brightness of the LED display.

+Energy star qualified.

+Filter change indicators.

+Built-in handle.

+Energy star qualified.

+Filter replace indicator

+Air quality sensor – fan speeds will adjust automatically

+Sleep mode – display panel lights will dim and the unit will not go above low fan speed

+Energy star qualified.

+Many features – filter change indicator, sleep mode, auto mode, remote control etc.

+Washable HEPA filter

+Energy star qualified.

+Powerful, high CADR rating

+360-degree intake and discharge system.

+Filter change indicator

+Completely silent, no fan

+No ozone, no ions

+No filters, no extra costs

+Low energy consumption

+Light weight, compact

+Can dim lights

+Powerfull

+6 fan speeds

+Lot of features -air quality indicator light, filter check
indicator, timer, safety shutoff, auto mode, remote control

+Well made electronic controls

+Carrying handle

+Energy star qualified

Cons

Has to cut pre-filter to adjust it to this air purifier.

Poor odor and gas reduction.

 

Not many features. No timer, no auto mode.

Charcoal filter captures a few amounts of odors.

Could be more fan speeds

Only 1-year limited warranty

Only 1-year limited warranty

Annoying electric whizzing when Pthe lasmaWave feature is enabled

No carrying handle

Produces ozone, but can be turned off

Only 1 year limited warranty

No carrying handle

Produces ozone, but can be turned off

No Energy Star-qualified.

High energy consumption

Could be more fan speeds

Not many features

Noisy

Low air change. Could take few days to sanitize the air in the room

Doesn’t purify the dust

Not many features

Could be better construction, front panel mount is fragile

Only 1 year limited warranty

Overall Rating (max 5)

4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

15% Price/performance

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

5% Design

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 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)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

35% Performance

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

15% Features

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

10% Noise level

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)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 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)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations

Best price

 

Indoor Breathing choice

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: 

This may be one of the best categories because of affordable prices and coverage areas. You can find different style air purifiers here.

Haverhill HAP52010E HEPA Air Purifier
Haverhill HAP52010E is very powerful air purifier with 6 fan speeds. Also has a lot of features – air quality indicator light, filter check indicator, timer, safety shut-off, auto mode, remote control. Haverhill HAP52020E has well made electronic controls, carrying handle and it is energy star qualified.

Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter
Winix PlasmaWave 5300 has some great features such as filter replacement indicator, air quality sensor, sleep mode.

Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Washable AOC Carbon Filter

Winix PlasmaWave 5500 has a washable HEPA filter, filter change indicator, sleep mode, auto mode, remote control etc. features.

 


Honeywell HPA200 True HEPA Allergen Remover

Honeywell HPA200 is very OK air purifier with filter change indicator, an automatic shut-off timer, a dimmer option. Also, energy star qualified.

 


Whirlpool Whispure 250 Air Purifier

Whirlpool Whispure 250 does not have many features but it does the job pretty well. It has built-in handle, filter change indicator and it is energy star qualified.


Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier

Honeywell 50250-S is one of the best sellers. It is simple, powerful and has a unique 360-degree intake and discharge system.


Airfree P1000 Filterless Air Purifier

Airfree P1000 has a unique technology. It is completely silent because it does not have a fan. There are no filters, no extra costs. Low energy consumption, lightweight, compact.


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