Air purifiers comparison: 301-700 sq. ft. coverage / $201-300 price


 

Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode

Winix FresHome Model P450 True HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave

Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, 465 sq. Ft, HPA300

Alen T500 Tower Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Allergies and Dust

Alen Paralda Dual Airflow Tower Air Purifier to Remove Allergies, Mold & Bacteria

Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier, HEPA Air Cleaner, AP51030K

AeraMax 300 Large Room Air Purifier for Allergies, Asthma and Flu with True HEPA Filter and 4-Stage Purification

Air Purifier

Coway AP-1512

Winix P450

Honeywell HPA300

Alen T500 tower

Alen Paralda

Whirlpool Whispure 510

Fellowes AeraMax 300

Coverage (sq ft / m2)

361 / 34

450 / 41

465 / 43

500 / 46

500 / 46

500 / 46.5

600 / 56

Price

Filtration system

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Washable pre-filter

·Charcoal filter

·True-HEPA filter

·Ionizer

·Captures 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger

·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 larger

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Odor reducing pre-filter

·True HEPA filter

·Captures 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns
and larger

·A fan moves air through the filter

·HEPA-Pure, HEPA-silver, HEPA-fresh or HEPA-OdorCell filter

·Captures 95% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger

·A fan moves air through the filter

·HEPA-Pure, HEPA-silver, HEPA-fresh or HEPA-OdorCell filter

·Captures 95% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Carbon pre-filter

·True-HEPA filter

·Captures 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns
and larger

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Carbon pre-filter

· True-HEPA filter

· PlasmaTRUE technology

·Captures up to 99% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns
or larger

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

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

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites, part of household dust, bacterias. Depends on which filter you choose.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites, part of household dust, bacterias. Depends on which filter you choose.

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, 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 ~500 sq ft)

4

4

4

2

2

5

4

Filters price

Filters cleaning and (or) change

Clean pre-filter every month, replace carbon filter every 6 months,
replace HEPA annually

Replace Carbon filter every 3 months, replace HEPA filter annually

Replace Carbon filter every 3 months, replace HEPA filters annually

Filter should be replaced every 6 months.

The filter should be replaced every 6 months

Replace Carbon filter every 3 months, replace HEPA
filter annually

Replace carbon filter every 3 months.

True-HEPA filter in normal use needs to be replaced annually.

Filters cost per year

$50

$80 or $120

$95

$88 – $178

$88 – $178

$100

$61

CADR

Dust: 240

Smoke: 233

Pollen: 246

Dust: 298

Smoke: 291

Pollen: 343

Dust: 320

Smoke: 300

Pollen: 300

N/A

N/A

Dust: 325

Smoke: 315

Pollen: 401

Dust: 196

Smoke: 191

Pollen: 188

Fan speeds

3

4

4

3

4

4

4

Noise level

24.4 – 53.8 dB

27 – 60 dB

Quiet on low,
loud on high

42-56dB

Max 56dB

40-49dB

Quiet on low,
loud on high

Controls

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Air quality sensor

Filter change indicator

Auto mode

Programmable timer

Remote control

Carrying handle

Energy star

Energy usage (max)

77W

110W

129W

53W

56W

39W

62W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Ozone emission

Negligible

Negligible

None

Negligible

Negligible

None

Negligible

Size (in / cm)

H: 18 / 46

W: 17 / 43

D: 9.6 / 24

H: 26 / 66

W: 19 / 48

D: 12 / 30.5

H: 22.4 / 57

W: 20 / 51

D: 10.8 / 27

H: 22 / 56

W: 6 / 15

D: 10 / 25

H: 28 / 71

W: 7 / 17

D: 11 / 28

H: 24 / 61

W: 20.5 / 52

D: 10 / 25.4

H: 25 / 64

W: 16 / 41

D: 8 / 20.5

Weight (lbs / kg)

12 / 5.6

18.7 / 8.5

17 / 7.7

9 / 4

15 / 6.8

25 / 11.3

12.5 / 5.7

Warranty

3 year limited

3 year limited

5 year limited

Lifetime limited

Lifetime limited

5 year limited

3 year limited

Pros

+Stylish design

+High quality air filtration

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

+Energy star qualified

+On lowest setting uses only 7W power

+Modern design, excellent electronic controls

+Lot of features – air sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, remote control

+Energy star qualified

+High CADR ratings

+Powerfull, high CADR rating

+Filter change indicator, timer

+Light dimmer

+Energy star qualified

+Compact size

+Light weight

+Filter change indicator, timer, carrying handle

+Safety shut-off

+Energy star qualified

+Lifetime warranty

+Very stylish, award winning design

+Filter change indicator, timer

+Energy star qualified

+Lifetime warranty

+High CADR rating

+Excellent air filtration, great performance

+Energy star qualified

+Sleep mode

+Filter change indicator, carrying handle

+High quality

+Great features – air sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, carrying handle

+Energy star qualified

+Inexpensive filters

+Adjustable fan diffuser

Cons

Ionizer produces ozone, but can be turned off

Could be bigger air inlet

Only 3 fan speeds

Quite big

Produces ozone, but can turn off PlasmaWave

Buzzing noise from PlasmaWave

Hardly functions in Auto mode

No auto mode, no air quality sensor

Quite a big size

Not Ture-HEPA filter

No CADR rating

Poor air change per hour

Produces ozone, but ionizer can be turned off

Not Ture-HEPA filter

No CADR rating

Poor air change per hour

Produces ozone, but ionizer can be turned off

Quite heavy, big size

Could be cheaper filters and more features

Panel lights can’t be turned off

Competitors has higher CADR ratings

Produces ozone, but ionizer can be turned off

Overall Rating (max 5)

4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

15% Price/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 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)

5% Design

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)

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)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

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)

15% Features

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)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 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)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 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 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)

Conclusions, recommendations

Indoor Breathing choice

Great choice

Indoor Breathing choice

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

Powerful category with really good competitors. We could announce 3 winners – Coway, Winix and Fellowes are very similar by their performance and features. Also other air purifiers are not far.


Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode

Coway AP-1512 is stylish with a unique design. High-quality filtration, great features – air quality sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, timer. Energy star qualified. On lowest setting uses only 7W power.


AeraMax 300 Large Room Air Purifier for Allergies, Asthma and Flu with True HEPA Filter and 4-Stage Purification

Fellowes AeraMax 300 has very high quality, great features – air sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, carrying handle. Energy star qualified. It has inexpensive filters, adjustable fan diffuser.


Winix FresHome Model P450 True HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave

Winix P450 has a modern design, excellent electronic controls. Lots of features – air sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, remote control, energy star qualified. High CADR ratings.


Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier, HEPA Air Cleaner, AP51030K

Whirlpool Whispure 510 has high CADR ratings, excellent filtration, great performance, energy star qualified, sleep mode, filter change indicator, carrying handle.

 


Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, 465 sq. Ft, HPA300

Honeywell HPA300 is a powerful air purifier. It has high CADR rating, filter change indicator, timer, light dimmer. It is energy star qualified.


Alen Paralda Dual Airflow Tower Air Purifier to Remove Allergies, Mold & BacteriaAlen Paralda is very stylish. It has an award-winning design, filter change indicator, timer, lifetime warranty. It is energy star qualified.


Alen T500 Tower Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Allergies and Dust

Alen T500 tower is compact size air purifier with lightweight, filter change indicator, timer, carrying handle, safety shut-off and lifetime warranty. It is energy star qualified.


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