Several problems occur when it comes to anyone claiming to be, or know, the best. This is true whether you look to Consumer Reports, Amazon Reviews.
Problem #1 - An Air Purifier might be highly rated but may not match the problem you are having. An example would be buying an electrostatic air purifier like Oreck when you have allergies and would be better off with a HEPA filter machine. This is because HEPA removes dust and pollen while electrostatic does not
Problem #2 - Many reviews do not show particle testing or bacteria removal testing. The video further down the page explains how this testing should occur.
Problem #3 - Most air purifier websites use their own best ratings for marketing purposes with no physical evidence to support their claims. Even Consumer Reports evaluates based on their own criteria, which often excludes brands but rather includes air purifiers based on sales volume alone. (The IqAIR company made a big stink about that a few years ago).
The video below explains the 10 Air Purifier technologies and and what they are good for.
#1) Determine which of the 10 air purification technologies (ie: hepa, carbon, etc.) you need.Watch the video on the home page to learn the 10 technologies.
#2) Measure or evaluate the square footage. EX: Unless you have asthma a small 14x12 bedroom does not need a large 600 square foot machine.
#3) Read the comparison chart below to narrow your search by brand, price, square footage and filters. Make a list of 4-5 that fit the criteria above.
#4) Watch the review page on the models you are considering for particle tests, replacement costs, spec sheets, and much more.
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