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Best Air Purifiers — 2021

While indoors, the air we breathe inside our homes and workplaces is getting worse. 

The EPA states that "Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations"

You want to get rid of these pollutants, so you Google 'Air Purifiers', and you are flooded with too many air purifiers. You instantly get overwhelmed with options and don't know which one would be best for you. 

The first question you ask yourself is "What are my needs?".

Are you worried about Smoke? Allergies? Mold? Pets?

Then a bunch more questions come up after reading into some of them...

What is a HEPA filter and what does it do? 

How much does an air purifier cost?

Can air purifiers run 24/7?

How often do I need to replace the filters?

You now have information overload and feel like giving up. 

Wellness Junction is here to help!

We have compiled our Best Air Purifiers of 2021 to give you our best air purifier options. This will help you decide which air purifier best fits your needs and will eliminate the pollutants to give you clean, fresh air to breathe. 


Best Air Purifiers for Allergies

An air purifier would help alleviate your allergy symptoms when they arise. What you should look for in the best air purifiers for allergies is a True HEPA filter to make sure anything that triggers your allergy attacks would be eliminated. True HEPA filters should remove 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns and this should remove sub-micron particles such as pollens and dust mites. 

While popular brands like Dyson air purifiers and Honeywell air purifiers offer good products, we feel there are better options out there to give you clean, fresh air. 

Keep reading below to see our picks for the best air purifiers for allergies. 


Best Air Purifiers for Home

All the air purifiers we carry would work best in the home or office, but we wanted to give you our best choices for the most functional use in the home. While top brands like Levoit and Dyson Air Purifiers are well-known and good options, we feel there are units that give you an better overall purification with activated carbon and a true HEPA filter

These portable air purifiers are on wheels and can be moved from one area of the house to another if you need to move them. While these 3 options are on the heavier side at over 40 lbs, they will give you maximum coverage of eliminating pollutants and giving you clean air to breathe inside your home. 


Best Air Purifiers for Smoke (Wildfires and Tobacco)

For those of you who live where wildfire smoke is prevalent or around cigarette smoke, an air purifier will work wonders for you. With so many chemicals in secondhand smoke, it is necessary to protect yourself and eliminate the dangers in the air

While there are many options out there for the best air purifiers for cigarette smoke and wildfire smoke in 2021, we feel our choices are designed specifically for smoke. They have large HEPA filters along with activated carbon to eliminate odors and particles.


Best Air Purifiers for Pets

You may ask "What air purifiers are safe for pets" or "Are air purifiers good for pets". Air purifiers are good for pets as long as there isn't any ozone being emitted. Our choices below emit zero ozone and can actually adsorb it with activated carbon. Since these use HEPA filters, they would also not produce any ozone.

Air purifiers can also help reduce pet hair and dander that lingers around and help you breathe in better air by capturing them.

See below for our choices for top air purifiers for pets!


Best Air Purifiers for Mold

The dreaded mold. Once you see it around your home, you want it gone immediately. While air purifiers can't just get rid of your mold, they can help eliminate it from your air.

At most retailers, you won't find our choices but brands like Honeywell and Dyson. Air Purifiers for mold need to have a True HEPA filter that eliminates mold spores in your air. All our choices below have these HEPA filters along with activated carbon to get rid of odors too. 

Keep reading below to see our top 3 choices that will help eliminate mold odors from the air!


Best Air Purifiers for Dust

You see dust all the time...at least we do in our homes and office. Google 'What air purifier removes the most dust' and an array of air purifiers will show up. Which one will you choose? The big-name Dyson air purifier? We have other options that have wheels so they can be portable.

The air purifier you want should have 3 filters: the pre-filter, some kind of carbon, and HEPA. Air purifiers for dust should also be easy to clean and have a long filter life expectancy

See our top air purifier picks for dust below that will help your home by eliminating not only dust but also other pollutants. 


What is a HEPA filter and what does it do? 

HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air and it's a type of pleated mechanical air filter. Air is forced through a fine mesh that is able to trap harmful particles that include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and smoke along with other particles. 

A True HEPA filter can capture 99.97% of airborne particles, as small as 0.3 microns. A Super HEPA can capture 99.99% of airborne particles, as small as microns in size. 

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How much does an air purifier cost?

You will be able to find individual air purifiers ranging from under $100 all the way up to a few thousand dollars depending on the type of air purifier. 

Walmart, Target, and other larger retailers carry well-known brands like Dyson, Honeywell, and Levoit with prices ranging up to $1,000. In the end, the higher-priced air purifiers should have HEPA and Carbon filters to give maximum protection and eliminate the pollutants in your home or office. 

Wellness Junction carries some of the top air purifiers on the market with True HEPA filters and carbon filters. 

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Can air purifiers run 24/7?

Yes, they can and are built to run all day, every day. Leaving it on all the time is the only way to maintain the highest possible level of air quality for you. If you are a little hesitant to leave on all the time because of possible electricity costs, turn it on low and leave it running. 

The units are energy-efficient so they won't break your budget for getting the best possible air to breathe inside your home.

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How often do I need to replace the filters?

This will depend on what brand your air purifier is since all give different filter life expectancies. The area or room in which the air purifier is also plays a factor. If the room is highly polluted, the quicker you will have to replace filters.

Some brands give different replacement times for pre-filters, HEPA filters, and carbon filters. The three brands above all have different timeframes for replacing the filters. 

  • Austin Air - varies by usage
    •  The filtration system has a life expectancy of 5 years.
  • AllerAir - varies by unit and usage
    • Carbon Filter every 2 - 5 years
    • HEPA or Super HEPA every 2 years
    • Pre-filter - every 3 months
    • UV light - annually 
  • Airpura - varies by unit and usage
    • Pre-filters - up to 1 year.
    • Tar Barriers - average use areas 3-4 months
    • HEPA - 2-5 years
    • HEPA Barrier - 12 months
    • Carbon - 2-3 years
    • Hi-C Carbon - 4-6 months
  • Amaircare - varies by unit and usage
    • Pre-filters - 4-12 months
    • HEPA Filters - 2-5 years
    • Carbon Filters - around 1 year

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We truly hope this list is beneficial to help find your perfect air purifier. While we only have three different brands on our list, we feel these are the best air purifiers on the market. They are trusted brands that offer the best products with great warranties that will eliminate pollutants and give you clean air to breathe. 

We encourage you to go to each product page and read about all the specifications of each air purifier before making your purchase.  Make sure that your wants and needs will be satisfied with your purchase. 

If you still have any questions at all please call or email us any time. We will be happy to answer your questions and guide you to the best option that is right for you.

You can reach us at info@wellnessjunction.com 24 hrs, 7 days a week or call 800-791-8083 Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 CST.