Air purifiers that may help your allergies

Clear the air.

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Do what you can to limit your exposure to pollen, dust, and pet dander.Sidekix Media via Unsplash

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 four of the best air purifiers available to hopefully provide some sweet relief.

Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier
Take a deep breath.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. 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.

LEVOIT Smart WiFi Air Purifier for Home
The smart purifier for the technologically savvy.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. It will clean a room up to 360 square feet, which is big enough to cover a large room or a studio apartment.

Levoit Air Purifier for Home Core 300
Small but mighty.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 interface is very straightforward (the buttons have intuitive symbols like a moon for sleep mode), and the machine will let you know when the filter needs to be replaced.

IQAir GC MultiGas Air Purifier
Break out the big guns.Amazon

Maybe you need an air purifier that will clean an entire office floor, or you just need the most powerful option available. It may not be compact (16 x 15 x 28 inches), but it can cover 1,125 square feet, which is great if you have an open floor plan at your office or a ranch-style house. It’s one of the strongest purifiers available; the HyperHEPA filtration system means that it can trap particles 100 times smaller than ordinary HEPA filters, so if you’re extra sensitive this machine may be the right choice.