Guest post by Brigitte Evans, edits & additions by Jeff Campbell
In our previous article, about How to Cure Allergies Naturally, we offered incredibly useful advice on ways in which you can keep allergies at bay.
One of the solutions mentioned was purifying your indoor space using HEPA air filter purifiers. These greatly help in getting rid of pollutants, and are especially made for allergy-prone people.
Today, we’re taking it a step further. We’re providing a detailed HEPA air filter reviews about the best ones on the market.
We’ll dive into how they work and how it virtually traps all the dirt lurking in your home.
Most importantly how it keeps you and your family safe and away from pollutants. And we’ll take the legwork out of finding you the best and top-rated ones available on Amazon Prime; complete with pictures and a run-down of features.
How does a HEPA air filter work?
There are numerous air purifiers on the market. But the way HEPA air filter, (High Efficiency Particulate Air) work is actually quite simple.
These purifiers are comprised of a filter, motor/fan and housing and these are the three standard components.
The filter itself is a mechanical air filter which works by forcing air through a fine mesh.
The mesh traps such harmful particles as pollen, pet dander, pet hair, mold spores, dust mites, tobacco smoke. But it also traps allergens and other solid particles.
How long does a HEPA air filter last?
Of course, after a certain amount of time, these filters require cleaning. The best ones can be cleaned using a vacuum cleaner.
However, it is an investment as the filters will also need to be replaced after about 12 months (in most cases). They will eventually become clogged beyond the help of a vacuum. The airflow gets reduced, meaning you aren’t getting the same clean and safe air you did originally.
Still, given that it provides you with this kind of protection for twelve months, it is safe to say that it is worth the investment for a HEPA air filter.
What is the best HEPA air purifier to buy?
The market is overwhelmed with different types of air filters and purifiers.
They range from HEPA air filter, ionic and electrostatic ones, to ozone generators, air scrubbers and UV air purifiers.
These all come with their set of advantages and disadvantages. But hands down the HEPA air filter purifier the best on the market.
Ozone generators have actually been removed from the market when it was found that ozone is incredibly bad for the lungs.
Ionic and electrostatic ones have permanent filters with lower efficiency. Aside from that, ionic ones tend to also create ozone.
UV filters are commonly used in places affected by water to prevent the creation of mold, so they aren’t technically air purifiers as much as lamps that sterilize a water-affected area.
This is exactly why almost all commercial air purifiers now use a HEPA air filter. Below in our HEPA air filter reviews section, we’ll look specifically at the best of the best.
Making the final selection
Now you are aware that HEPA air filter purifiers aren’t only the most efficient but also the safest ones on the market. So it is time to narrow down the search and pick the right one for you.
First of all, eliminate all the purifiers that are labeled as ‘HEPA-type’ or ‘HEPA-like’. These vague specifications should serve as a red flag.
Chose the one that specifically states the ability to efficiently remove 99+% airborne pollutant particles. Numbers like these matter. But there is another clue that will reveal whether a purifier is for you – the size of the particles it can remove.
The best and most innovative ones can get rid of impurities as small as 0,1 microns, which is impressive, and are virtually noiseless.
Choosing the perfect partner in protecting your home has never been easier. With innovations in the field, it is now simple to eliminate the good from the not so good and make the right decision with ease.
So let’s our HEPA air filter reviews – the best selling & highest rated ones on Amazon Prime . . .
The 9 Best HEPA Air Filter Reviews – Allergy-Proof Your House!
1. PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier – $99.99
This little guy has 4.5 stars out of almost 600 HEPA air filter reviews.
And it features “Eliminates Dust, Pollen, Pet Dander, Smoke, Mold Spores, & Household Odors – with Whisper-Quiet Operation & Auto Off Timer”. Sets up in seconds and removes 99.7% of dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, and household odors.
This one also has 4.5 stars out of almost 1000 reviews. And it claims to “3 Stage Filtration System: Pre-filter, TRUE HEPA Filter, & Activated Carbon Filter. It removes 99.97% of dust, pollen, smoke, odor, mold spores, and pet dander; filters particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger and filters air pollution of PM 2.5. Ideal for people who suffer from allergies, nasal stuffiness.
100% ozone free guarantee which not all of the HEPA air filter reviews can claim.
3. Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier – $156.99
Got a large or extra large room to clean? This one is for you then! Certified to clean rooms up to 390 sq ft. This one also has 4 stars with well over 3000 reviews. It also claims that the replacement filters last “3-5 years”, so you can save big over the ones that require annual replacement. Removes smoke, dust and pollen.
4. Levoit Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter – $135.99
Levoit gets into the large room territory too with this one which is good for up to 332 sq ft.
It also comes in a tad cheaper than the Honeywell and has 4.5 stars with almost 400 HEPA air filter reviews. Like their smaller version, this one also claims to use a “3 Stage Filtration System: Pre-filter, TRUE HEPA Filter, & Activated Carbon Filter.
It removes 99.97% of dust, pollen, smoke, odor, mold spores, and pet dander; filters particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger and filters air pollution of PM 2.5. Ideal for people who suffer from allergies, nasal stuffiness.” 100% ozone free guarantee.
This tiny one comes with 4 stars out of almost 1000 reviews.
It has 3 types of filtration including HEPA and claims to “HEPA Filter captures dust and allergens, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollens. Air Purifiers with Charcoal filters reduce common odors from pets, smoking and cooking.” Perfect for a table top in a small to medium sized room.
6. Ivation Medium Size 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier Sanitizer and Deodorizer with UV Light – $99.99
Perfect for large-ish rooms of up to 323 sq ft, this one has a “Pre-Filter for Hair & Large Particles, Carbon Filter for Gasses & HEPA Filter for Dust, Germs & Allergens”.
It also has a “Built-In UV-C Light Destroys Bacteria & Mold Without Harsh Chemicals; Fights Odors From Food, Mildew, Pets, Cigarette Smoke & More”.
In addition it’s built in ION technology claims to “Reduce Harmful Ion Output from TV & Computer; Improves Air Quality for Improved Respiratory & Heart Function”. At 4.5 stars and over 60 reviews, this one is definitely a contender for the best. Especially at it’s attractive price tag!
4.5 stars and almost 500 HEPA air filter reviews can’t be wrong!
This one is great for medium to larger rooms. The 4 types of filtering also claim that the “True HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as .3 microns such as household dust, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollens.
Air Purifiers with Charcoal filters reduce common odors from pets, smoking and cooking. UV-C light technology works with Titanium Dioxide to kill airborne bacteria, viruses, germs and mold spores”.
This tower unit is great for larger rooms of up to 325 feet; perfect for home or office.
This one also has 4.5 stars and well over 250 reviews. Like the others, the HEPA air filter removes “dust and allergens as tiny as .3 microns to remove household dust, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, bacteria, germs”.
But is also uses “activated carbon pre filters remove odors from pets, smoking, cooking and more”. 100% Ozone free since this one has no UV technology.
Lastly we have this compact home and office room cleaner.
4.5 stars and over 300 reviews, so you know this one would be a great investment too! Like #8 this one is also guaranteed to be 100% ozone free. Like the others it too claims that it “Filters 99.97% of dust, pollen, smoke, odors, mold spores, and pet dander.”
The size makes it incredibly portable and with just an on-off switch and fan speed control, it’s simplicity will have it “helping to improve overall health” in no time!
The author of this post on the HEPA air filter, Brigitte Evans, is a Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant and a writer from Australia. She has a sweet tooth for candy and everything sparkly. When she is not drooling over the next big thing in the beauty industry, she reads mystery novels and makes plans for her next trip. She is the proud aunt of Sophie, age 3, who has rounded her Chanel lipstick, but she loves her anyway.
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