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    17 Of The Best Air Purifiers For Breathing Easier At Home

    Featuring portable and aesthetically pleasing options to give you sweet, fresh, clean air.

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    1. A small but mighty 360-degree air purifier you can literally hide in plain sight whether it's placed horizontal OR vertical, while filtering up to 215 feet of space. Plus, it's got a night-light which will help guide you on those midnight bathroom trips.

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    Filters dust, smoke, pollen, dander, hair, smells, and pet odors. Filter should be replaced every six months and a double-pack is $30.99.

    Promising review: "Love it! I have some kitties that live in a close space and this air purifier has helped immensely with my partner’s allergies and the smell of their litter box. Highly recommend for allergies and pet smell! Also very quiet — I forget it's on! (: Very easy to put together too." —Cassidi J Madrid

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99 (available in four colors).

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    2. An air purifier with an aromatherapy function so you can breathe in fresh, clean air AND the soothing scent of lavender to help keep the Sunday scaries at bay.

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    Amazon

    Filters dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, and odors. H13 True HEPA Filter should be replaced every six months and a double-pack is $30.99.

    Promising review: "I have had this for about a month. I only use it periodically but after the first use, I honestly felt a difference in the air. It seemed clearer of cat dander and more air-conditioned. All the features work well. There are three levels of speed: level one is very quiet and the other two are a bit noisier, but not overly. I like that the lights can be turned off while in operation." —CKK, L.A.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

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    3. An air purifier with a timer more than 56,000 (yeah, you read that right) reviewers absolutely love for filtering air in up to 12 minutes for rooms 219 square feet AND a sleep mode to let you catch Zzzzzs without disruption. 

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    Filters pollen, smoke, mold, and odors. It's recommended to replace the filter every six to eight months, and cost around $35.99.

    Promising review: "This product is life changing. I am surrounded by farms and trees where I live and unfortunately, I am allergic to LIFE. I put it right next to my bedside and I don't wake up in the middle of the night coughing or sneezing anymore. I have such horrible allergies and with the weather change its been getting a lot worst. It is virtually silent. I don't even notice it on. I wish I bought this a long time ago!" —Vivian

    Get it from Amazon for $104.99+ (available in three colors).

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    4. A portable air purifier for keeping your allergies at bay using three modes for removing dust, pollen, and pet dander so you can say "Bye, bye, bye" to itchy eyes and sneezes.

    Filters smoke, odors, pet dander, and pollen. Make sure to replace your filter every six months! The compatible one costs around $12.99.

    Promising review: "Bought this for my office to try to help cut down on my sneezing and sniffling. It fits nicely on my desk without taking up too much room, is easy to use, and is quiet enough that I can keep it on during virtual meetings and phone calls." —Rachel Ann Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

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    5. A versatile air purifier with seven fan speeds and 54 feet of coverage to freshen the air whether you're on the road or just WFH — either way you'll have some clean air to breathe in (no opening of the window required).

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    Filters dust, pollen, cooking odors, and eliminates smoke. Filters should be replaced every six months and cost $9.99.

    Promising review: "I love this travel air purifier! It's the perfect size, perfect color, as well as having a handy handle that serves as a stand too. The fan speeds are convenient and the sound is bearable. I can already feel the positive side effects from one hour of use. The six-month duration of the filter is great, as well as the rechargeable battery-less feature. It lets me keep it plugged into my computer at work or take it on the go with up to 12 hours of life!" —JasminLynn

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in five colors).

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    6. A smart sensor air purifier with a washable filter you can turn on and forget about. It even measures the air, while auto mode adjusts the fan to filter your home's air as needed — keeping things ~easy, breezy, and not so sneezy~.

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    Can cover up to 360 square feet and filters odor, allergens, chemical vapors, and other pollutants. Filter is permanent, but if you need a replacement they range for $61.30.

    Promising review: "Very quiet and does a great job! I have two large dogs and a small house and used to have to dust every three or four days. Now it's more like every two weeks or so. This keeps odors at bay and is easy to clean and maintain. Don't know how I lived without this thing!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $148.27.

    7. A large room air purifier covering 645 square feet and using a brushless motor that won't distract you while you prep your notes for that afternoon video meeting.

    Filters odor, pollen, dust, smoke, and pet dander. You should try and replace your filter every six months with new ones costing around $36.99.

    Promising review: "I recently had a new neighbor in my townhouse that smokes right outside my door. This caused my whole unit to fill with the smell. I decided to try an air purifier before talking to them about it. This little machine takes away the smell out of nearly my whole 1,200-square-foot unit. It is fairly quiet and doesn't take up much space. I would definitely recommend it!" —SLS

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    8. A customizable air purifier with three fan speeds, a four-stage HEPA filtration system, and real-time air monitoring system which will turn off automatically when it doesn't detect pollution in the air — saving you the effort of getting up off the couch.

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    Walmart

    Filters dust, pollen, and smoke, and covers up to 361 square feet. Filters should be replaced annually and cost $23.99.

    Promising review: "Got this for the master bedroom. We like how quiet it runs, yet powerful air cleaning ability. Onion and pepper odors made it from the kitchen to the bedroom and this puppy kicked into high gear and removed the odors from the whole 2,500-foot-house! Impressive." —V

    Get it from Walmart for $175 (originally $229.99).

    9. An air purifier with a night-light for creating a ~squeaky~ clean space by trapping pollen and other allergy triggers, so you can enjoy a big, deep sigh of relief — especially after making it through *another* week of work.

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    Filters dust, pollen, smoke, odors, and pet dander. Try to replace your filter every three months (each replacement costs around $16.99).

    Promising review: "I needed a purifier at work. Ever since they turned on the heater in the building, I struggle to breathe and it gets worse until the end of the week. I bought this to plug into the computer since I can only use USB plugs. I was worried about the sound, but once I used it, all worries were gone. I can barely notice this thing on in the office, especially when everyone is there. It has also definitely helped my breathing. I've used it for about three weeks now and it has gradually helped me feel better. I can't imaging getting through the week without it now. Highly recommend for a small space." —Alway

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    10. A bedroom air purifier whose HEPA filter can soothe asthma and hay fever AND it's budget-friendly, making it a win for your wallet and your breathing.

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    Filters smoke, hair, dust, pollen, and odors. Filter should be replaced every six months and a double-pack is $30.99.

    Promising review: "This little thing really works. Put it in my bedroom with the door closed, and after a day, the air was noticeably cleaner and fresher smelling. On low setting, it is barely audible. Great solution for a single room or dorm room." —thealmans

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    11. A Dyson air purifier you can control with an app that's designed without any blades and a sealed filter that can easily fit it into the corner of your bedroom. Now you can enjoy fresh air *without* an eye sore.

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    Dyson

    Filters and streams purified air, and you can monitor air quality by using the app. The brand recommends changing your filter every year which can cost up to $69.99.

    Promising review: "This air purifier and fan is the best you'll ever own. It really filters everything from Lysol spray to smoke outside. Unfortunately, it also cleans out all smells in the house including the wonderful smell of fresh bread. I love the fact it comes on by itself when the need arises and turns off when it's done. I highly recommend this product 100%." —Wendy

    Get it from Dyson for $319.99 (originally $519.99; available in three colors).

    12. An auto adjusting air purifier for large and medium spaces as it cleans up to 912 square feet of space and uses a particle sensor to switch up the fan speed, which will keep that energy bill low and your air ~pristine~. 

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    Filters smoke, odor, pollen, dust, mold, bacteria, hair, and pet dander. You should try replacing your filter yearly, which can cost around $21.99.

    Promising review: "I love how quiet this gets on its lowest setting. I’ve had it set to auto since I’ve had it and the sensors in it are super accurate compared to some others in the same price range. It’s easy to look at and fits visually in most places in most rooms. You can pick a different color filter color on their website and it’s easy to install. There's also a relatively long power cable to hide behind couches and tables for a more discreet experience." —Justin S.

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in five styles).

    13. A versatile Hamilton Beach air purifier which can be placed horizontal or vertical depending you can put on your desk or under a side table, while cleaning up to 160 square feet of your living room.

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    Amazon

    Filters pet dander, dust, dust mites, pollen, and mold and mildew spores. Filters should be replaced every six months, with a double-pack costing around $17.80.

    Promising review: "I've been searching for a small, desktop purifier for ages and I finally found the perfect one! My apartment tends to get very dusty and the air quality isn't great in here (old vents), so I'm constantly suffering from horrid dust allergies. Plus, the dander from my two cats and I also work from home now, so I'm here a lot and having clean air is super important. I wanted something small enough to fit on my desk/nightstand, but still powerful enough to clean the air, and this does the trick!" —Brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    14. A quiet air purifier decked out with 360-degree air filtration and three speed adjustment you can personalize, so you can enjoy purified air *without* having to turn the volume up on your television.

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    Filters pollen, dust, pet dander, and smoke. Replacement filters cost around $19.99 and should be replaced every four to six months.

    Promising review: "Sleep mode has just the perfect level of hum that doesn't make it too noticeable. It's almost comforting!" —Marcus Moore

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. A Bissell air purifier for small and medium rooms as it cleans up to 110 square feet using a medical grade carbon filter to eliminate allergens AND your need to blow your nose every five minutes.

    Filters hair, pollen, dust, smoke, odors, and pet dander. Try to replace your filter every four months, which can cost around $25.99.

    Promising review: "This is hands down the BEST air purifier I've ever had!!! We have a fairly large bedroom and placed it near our bed, and in less than 24 hours of running, you could tell a huge difference in the air quality. It was fresh, clean, and no stale, closed up odors were left in the room. The noise level in the highest setting is a little loud, but my husband actually likes that. He said it's like white noise to help him sleep. I used to have problems breathing at night but none since we've hooked up this baby! I also like the pretty night-light." —Mary B

    Get it from Amazon for $102.99+ (available in four styles).

    16. A slim air purifier for spaces large AND small, this will clean up 700 square feet every 30 minutes using a HEPA filter that'll capture 99.9% of airborne contaminants, so dust bunnies ~beware~. 

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    Alen

    Filters odors, dust, pollen, pet dander, and hair. Make sure to replace your filter at least every six months — replacements can cost around $89.

    Promising review: "I have a very sensitive nose when it comes to smells, but I really love having pets. The smell was really starting to get to me so I decided to give this a try, and I'm so glad I did. This air purifier is a powerhouse! I got the OdorCell filter for it and it works like a charm. I tested it after doing some of the stinkiest tasks in the house such as taking out the kitchen trash and emptying the litter genie — 10 minutes max was all it needed to remove every bad odor floating around the room. It's also extremely quiet even when it's turned on high, the noise it makes just slips into the background, so no need to turn up the volume on the TV when you have it on. Overall, a really great product, it works great even with heavy pet odor." —Adrianna W.

    Get it from Alen for $313 (available in six colors).

    17. A splurge-worthy Molekule mini air purifier that's not only aesthetically pleasing to look at, but covers up to 250 square feet and uses nanotechnology to destroy viruses, allergens, bacteria, and mold. As they say out with the old and in with the new, fresh air.

    Filters smoke, allergens, pollutants, viruses, bacteria, and mold. Be sure to replace your filter every six months, which can cost $89.99 per filter.

    Promising review: "So far, this air purifier is the best purchase I’ve made in a long time. I can feel the difference in my breathing and sleep quality. I run it on auto 24/7 and I have’t turned it off. I usually take melatonin to help me fall asleep, but I haven’t needed to take anything at night this last week. It does let out a good amount of cool air, but I think that’s part of why I’m breathing and sleeping better. I just use an extra blanket on my bed. I’d like to get one for each room in the house. I think I’ll be even happier about this purchase as we get into fire season this year on the West Coast." —pdxreviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $499.

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