The Best Air Purifiers For 2021


The Best Air Purifiers For 2021


Clear Your Home of Pollutants and Allergens


2020 has been a difficult year for allergy-sufferers with all of us staying indoors more than any other year of other lives. Even those without allergies are feeling fatigued, and while the mental health effects of the pandemic are very real, many may also be experiencing the fallout of poor indoor air quality.


According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors on average, and the indoor concentration of air pollutants is 2-5x stronger than it is outdoors. The latest State of the Air report in 2020 reveals that more than 130 million Americans live in an area with unhealthy ozone pollution. Some of the most concerning and common indoor and outdoor pollutants include: 


  • Combustion byproducts such as smog, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and environmental tobacco smoke.
  • Substances of natural origin such as dust, pollen, radon, pet dander, and mold.
  • Pesticides, lead, and asbestos.
  • Ozone.
  • Various volatile organic compounds from a variety of products and materials.


These particles can cause standard allergy symptoms such as irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, fatigue, and respiratory distress. Some such as radon and certain common bacteria are linked to lung cancer and pneumonia. If you’re a pet owner, the pet dander alone is enough to drive sensitive people up the wall.


So what’s a person to do? You may want to fill your home with plants, as they are proven to help clean your indoor air. However, if you really want to protect your family and your home against air pollutants (without the added worry of keeping plants alive) you’ll need to invest in a true HEPA filter air purifier for allergies and clean air.


How Do Air Purifiers Work?

If you’re not familiar with air purifiers and how they can free your home of harmful airborne particles, here’s a breakdown of how they work.


These powerful units use a system of internal fans to draw in and clean the air through a highly efficient HEPA filter system. HEPA filtration is a hospital standard that is graded to be able to capture 99.97% of particles of 0.3 microns and higher, or in some cases 0.2 microns.  


These numbers are meaningless without reference, so here’s a chart of various allergens and pollutant particle size from Breathe Quality:



Particle Size (microns)

Atmospheric Dust

0.001 – 40


0.3 – 60

Beach Sand

100 – 10000

Burning Wood

0.2 – 3

Cement Dust

3 – 100

Clay, fine

0.5 – 1

Coal Dust

1 – 100


0.01 – 0.1

Dust Mites

100 – 300

Fly Ash

1 – 1000

Grain Dust

5 – 1000

Household dust

0.05 – 100

Human Hair

40 – 300

Insecticide Dust

0.5 – 10

Lead Dust

0.1 – 0.7

Mold Spores

10 – 30

Pet Dander

0.5 – 100


10 – 1000


0.01 – 0.1

Tobacco Smoke

0.01 – 4


0.005 – 0.3

As you can see, there’s very little that a HEPA air purifier won’t be able to capture, though no two air purifiers are the same; they differ in the types of pollutants they are able to capture, the square feet of your home they are effective in, and their noise level. Many units also add a charcoal filter combined with HEPA, which is great at removing odors from your home such as pet smells and cigarette smoke. 


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Our Three Picks For Best Home Air Purifiers in 2021

BONECO Air Purifier With HEPA & Activated Carbon Filter (P500)

Third Place


The Boneco P500 Air Purifier boasts three specialized, multi-stage filters that act as active protective shields and trap the smallest particles in the air. The P500 comes standard with the HEPA allergen filter. However you are able to change to a specialized Baby (for homes with children) or Smog (for smokers or city living) HEPA filter.


The P500 filters out ultrafine particles, thus providing clean and healthy room air. With our special filter package (HEPA and active carbon filters), BONECO purifiers are capable of removing allergens, pollen, bacteria, dust, pet dander, dust mites, smoke, and odors from the air. Our filter systems remove 99.79% of particles over 0.05 micrometers.


We love the Boneco brand, as these air purifiers are near-silent, easy to operate, have easy to change filters, and allow you to customize your filtration levels. 

Dyson Pure Cool HEPA Air Purifier and Tower Fan (TP04)

Second Place


The Dyson Pure Cool Link TP04 2-in-1 is both a purifying fan and an air purifier! A certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly Fan, it has the ability to sense and eliminate 99.7% of allergens and pollutants due to its 360° sealed HEPA filter. It also contains activated carbon filters to add an extra layer of protection to your air. 


Cool and purified air is readily available whenever you want with an easy-to-use remote. You are even able to see your air quality from your phone through the Dyson app! Whether you’re at home or away, simply ask Amazon Alexa to adjust your fan settings. A fantastic option for those who don't want to wake the sleeping, or for pets home alone.


This fan smoothly rotates and tilts up to 350°, spreading up to 77 gallons of air per second, which is 15 times as much air as a regular fan! This is all thanks to Dyson’s modern bladeless design and its Air Multiplier technology. 


Austin Air Standard Healthmate Plus Air Purifier (B450B1)

First Place


The Austin Air Standard Healthcare Plus is the Rolls Royce of air filtration systems for the home.


Austin Air upped the filter from its standard air purifier to create this Standard Plus unit targeted specifically for the reduction of harmful chemicals, noxious gases, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, and sub-micron particles for individuals in the most contaminated of settings, such as firefighters or anyone in the medical field. This unit is ideal for those who are the most sensitive to allergens or are immunocompromised.


While both the Standard and Standard Plus Unit have carbon and zeolite in their filters to trap tiny particles, the Plus unit also includes potassium iodide. This allows it to be extremely potent in fighting formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals.

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