February 2024

Air Purifiers: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of air purifiers rankings posted by key online experts, as of February 2024.

Summary

On 3 Feb 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 72 air purifier endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

53 air purifiers were endorsed in total, only 12 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 3 Feb 2024, Coway AP-1512HH takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed air purifier with 4 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 4 recommended it as the '#1 air purifier' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking air purifiers start at $49.99 (Lasko LP300) and go up to $999.99 (Molekule Air Pro). Median air purifier costs $198 (Blueair Blue Pure 311 Auto).
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At a glance - February Ranking

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Rank Change Price Air Purifier
NBC News
Popular Mechanics
WIRED
CNET
Wirecutter
This Old House
Forbes
Business Insider
Tom's Guide
The Spruce Pets
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Coway AP-1512HH
The Coway AP-1512HH air purifier is highly praised for its comprehensive filtration system, effectiveness at removing pollutants, adjustable fan speeds, built-in air quality sensor, smartphone app connectivity, and energy efficiency.
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Winix 5500-2
The Winix 5500-2 air purifier is highly praised for its effective four-stage filtration system, quiet operation, built-in air quality sensor, and energy efficiency, making it a recommended choice for improving air quality in medium to large-sized rooms.
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Honeywell HPA300
The Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Air Purifier is a highly praised and efficient option for improving air quality in larger rooms, particularly for individuals with allergies or asthma.
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Coway Airmega 200M
The Coway Airmega 200M is a highly effective air purifier with a 4-stage filtration system that removes pollutants and allergens, making it suitable for pet owners, kitchens, and individuals with allergies or respiratory conditions, while also offering energy-saving features.
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BlueAir Blue Pure 511
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- $224
BlueAir 311i Max
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Coway Airmega 400
The Coway Airmega 400 is a highly effective air purifier with powerful filtration, large coverage area, quiet operation, air quality monitoring, and energy-saving features, making it a versatile and reliable choice for improving indoor air quality.
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Levoit Core 300S
The Levoit Core 300S air purifier is highly recommended by experts for its effective filtration system, room size coverage, air quality sensors, and energy efficiency, making it a reliable and efficient option for improving indoor air quality.
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Blueair Pure 411
The Blueair Pure 411 is a highly effective and affordable air purifier that removes 99% of particles down to PM 2.5, making it a reliable choice for improving air quality in small rooms.
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Levoit Core 400S
The Levoit Core 400S air purifier is highly recommended by experts for its effective filtration system, convenient features, and energy efficiency, making it a great choice for individuals who prioritize clean and healthy air in their living spaces.
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Blueair Protect 7470i
The Blueair Protect 7470i air purifier is highly recommended by experts for its effective filtration system, room size coverage, air quality sensors, and energy efficiency, making it a comprehensive solution for individuals who prioritize clean and healthy indoor air.
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Levoit Vital 200S
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#5 $84.99 BlueAir Blue Pure 511
#9 $115.95 Blueair Pure 411
#8 $149.99 Levoit Core 300S
#10 $189.99 Levoit Core 400S
#15 $189.99 Levoit Vital 200S
#2 $195.69 Winix 5500-2
#4 $197 Coway Airmega 200M
#1 $203.99 Coway AP-1512HH
#6 $224 BlueAir 311i Max
#3 $281.06 Honeywell HPA300
#7 $451.90 Coway Airmega 400

We ranked Coway AP-1512HH #1 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Coway AP-1512HH as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Popular Mechanics

Best Overall

Affordable
Well reviewed
Display lights turn off

Needs some upkeep

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Wirecutter

Exceptional, efficient, affordable

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Forbes

Best Compact Air Purifier

Compact design
Four-step filtration process

Expensive for the coverage space

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Tom's Guide

Most energy-efficient air purifier

Small footprint
Eco mode available
Energy efficient
Three year warranty

Loud
Heavy to move around
Expensive replacement filters

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We ranked Winix 5500-2 #2 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Winix 5500-2 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Popular Mechanics

Most Effective for the Cost

Cheap
Strong performance

Imposing design
Loud

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Wirecutter

Strong performance, brutalist design

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Tom's Guide

Best air purifier for technology buffs

Unique technology
Air quality indicator
Remote control included

Expensive filters
Large and plain design

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The Spruce Pets

Best Overall

Four layers of filtration—including a true HEPA filter and pre-filter—effectively capture pet hair and dander
Easy to setup and to swap out replacement filters
Three colors on sensors indicate changes in air contamination
Can be controlled with a remote
Built-in sensors automatically adjust for changes in light and air quality to conserve energy

Illuminated notifications can be distracting at night for some
The device is comparatively larger than other air purifiers

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend air purifiers.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of air purifiers, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for February 2024 ranking

We ranked Honeywell HPA300 #3 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Honeywell HPA300 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
NBC News

Great value

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Business Insider

Best overall

Operates quietly
widely available filters
performed the best in our air purifying tests
low upfront cost
Energy Star-certified
easy to set up and maintain

High energy consumption
no auto mode

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Tom's Guide

Best value for a large room

Strong performance
Cheap replacement filters
Easy to use

Noisy
High energy consumption
No auto mode

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We ranked Coway Airmega 200M #4 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Coway Airmega 200M as #1.
Critic endorsements:
WIRED

Best for Small Rooms

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Wirecutter

Different look, same great performance

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We ranked BlueAir Blue Pure 511 #5 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked BlueAir Blue Pure 511 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
NBC News

Editor’s pick

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CNET

Best air purifier for bedrooms and other small spaces

Lightweight, portable
Energy efficient
Quiet

No app or voice control
No air quality indicators

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We ranked BlueAir 311i Max #6 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked BlueAir 311i Max as #1.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best air purifier for most people

High performance
Energy efficient
Voice and app control

No display

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Wirecutter

Efficient, effective, attractive

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We ranked Coway Airmega 400 #7 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Popular Mechanics

For Really Big Spaces

Fit for large rooms and whole apartments
Strong design
Smart features and sleep settings

Pricey

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WIRED

Best for Very Big Rooms

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This Old House

Best For Large Rooms

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We ranked Levoit Core 300S #8 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
WIRED

A Great Smart Purifier

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Business Insider

Best for small rooms

Excellent at removing VOCs
good at removing particulate matter
low energy consumption
app control and air quality monitoring
operates quietly on low speed
affordable and widely available filters

Average noisiness on high speed
not suitable for larger rooms

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The Spruce Pets

Best for Odors

Removes irritants and odors from the air with three power levels
Built-in sensors monitor air quality and four color indicators keep you informed of pollutant levels from very good to bad
Wifi connected for app and voice commands
One of the quietest air purifiers we tested, even at its highest setting

Not the most effective at capturing pet hair in our testing

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We ranked Blueair Pure 411 #9 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Popular Mechanics

Best Value

Ideal for kids bedrooms
Very affordable

Louder than comparable purifiers

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WIRED

Quietest Air Purifier

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We ranked Levoit Core 400S #10 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Popular Mechanics

For Hands-Free Control

Hands-free control
Ideal for mid-sized rooms
Very quiet

Pricier than competing models

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Forbes

Best Air Purifier For Smoke

App- or voice-controlled
App monitors air quality inside and outside the home
Works in rooms up to 403 square feet

May seem too complicated if you’re not technologically inclined

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We ranked Blueair Protect 7470i #11 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Business Insider

Best quiet

Among the best at reducing VOCs and particulate matter from the air
affordable and widely available filters
quiet operation
easy to clean
powerful enough or medium-size rooms
useful and data-rich app
voice control

Heavy
lacks handles
app didn't connect easily and sometimes lags

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Tom's Guide

Best smart air purifier

Great performance
Offers lots of features and data
Modern and sleek appearance
Quiet

Can be difficult to move around
High energy consumption

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We ranked Levoit Vital 200S #12 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best air purifiers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

Solid performance, nice features

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This Old House

Best for Pet Owners

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