Flowers are blooming, the grass is growing, windows are opening, and your allergies are back with a vengeance. It’s never fun waking up to itchy eyes, a scratchy throat, and a runny nose—especially when you aren’t actually sick. While you may not be able to prevent your allergies from attacking you outside, there are things you can do to make coming home a relief. Whether you suffer from seasonal or dust- or pet-related allergies, here are some of the best air purifiers available to hopefully provide some sweet relief.
A three-speed fan system draws away pollutants in rooms up to 214 square feet in size. Amazon
The Coway Airmega 150 uses a three-stage system that’s designed to rid the air of allergens and pollutants of a variety of shapes and sizes, making it a good choice for the average living room, office, or bedroom. It includes a washable pre-filter, a deodorization filter for pet and smoke odors, and a replaceable true HEPA filter for removal of 99.97 percent of small airborne particles. An onboard sensor and LED display indicate the air quality in real-time, and the auto mode allows the filter to enter quiet operation after the air is detected to be clean for 30 minutes.
Take A Deep Breath
At only 12 pounds, it’s portable enough to bring it room to room and comes with a remote control so you can change the settings from your couch. Amazon
When looking for an air purifier, how do you know what really works for allergies? A HEPA filter is crucial: they eliminate 99.9 percent of particles that are .3 microns or larger, so anything that would cause you allergy symptoms. The Hathaspace has a HEPA filter as well as four other filters that do a variety of jobs like target germs, smoke, and odors. If you’re bothered by the humming sound that these kinds of machines sometimes make, this air purifier has a sleep mode that automatically keeps it operating on its lowest noise level at night.
For The Tech Savvy
It will clean a space up to 360 square feet, which is big enough to cover a large studio apartment. Amazon
If you like the idea of a hands-off experience, this may be the air purifier for you. This little machine will pretty seamlessly integrate itself into any home; it can connect to Alexa, Google assistant, and IFTT. If you don’t have any of those smart systems in your home, don’t write this one off. There’s also an app that lets you control everything from your phone, including an air quality monitor feature that is color-coded and easy to understand.
Small But Mighty
The interface is very straightforward (the buttons have intuitive symbols like a moon for sleep mode). Amazon
This Levoit purifier is great for those looking for something to stick in the corner and forget. Its size (8.7 x 8.7 x 14.2 inches) makes it a great option for tight spaces, but it can still cover 215 square feet, which will likely work for your bedroom or personal office. The machine will let you know when the filter needs to be replaced.