Top 5 Best Asthma Air Purifiers Comparison


 

 

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Air Purifier

Blueair 650E

Airpura R600

Oransi V-HEPA Max

Alen T500 tower

Alen Breathesmart

Coverage (sq ft/m2)

698 / 65

2000 / 185

600 / 56

500 / 46

1100 / 102

Price

~$849

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~$649

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~$479

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~ $249

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~$599

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Filtration system

·Ionizer, ion chamber

·Particle filter kit or SmokeStop filter kit

·Captures 99.97% of the airborne particles as small as 0.1 microns.

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·Carbon filter w/18lbs activated carbon

·True-HEPA filter

·Removes 99.97% of particles greater than 0.3 microns

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·HEPA filter

·Activated carbon filter

·Ionizer

·Removes up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns.

·A fan moves air through the filter

·HEPA-Pure, HEPA-silver, HEPA-fresh or HEPA-OdorCell filter

·Captures 95% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Washable pre-filter

·HEPA-pure filter (You can choose also between HEPA-silver, HEPA-OdorCell,
HEPA-FreshPlus)

·Ionizer

·Removes 99% of particles greater than 0.3 microns

Purifies

Dust, pollen, lint, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores. With SmokeStop filter removes heavy gaseous pollutants (cigarette smoke and other VOC’s).

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles. Removes heavy odors, germs,
chemicals and VOC’s

Pollen, lint, mold spores, pet dander, dust mites, smoke, bacteria, removes gasses, light odors and VOC’s

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites, part of household dust, bacterias. Depends on which filter you choose.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles. Depending on the filter you
choose also great for heavy odors, germs, chemicals and VOC’s

Air change per hour (Based on an average coverage ~400 sq ft)

6

2

4

2

2

Filters price

Particle filter kit – $80

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SmokeStop filter kit – $150

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Pre-filter ~$22

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Carbon filter ~$200

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HEPA filter ~$170

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Replacement filter kit ~$90

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HEPA-Pure ~$44

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HEPA-fresh ~$49

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HEPA-Silver ~$59

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HEPA-OdorCell ~$89

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$59 (Click to see), $79 (click to see), $89 (Click to see) or $109 (Click to see) depends on which you choose

Filters cleaning and (or) change

Change filter kit (qty 3) every 6 months

Clean pre-filter regularly, replace annually. Replace Carbon filter every 2 years. Replace HEPA every 5 years.

Clean pre-filter every 3 months, change once a year. Change HEPA and carbon filters annually.

Filter should be replaced every 6 months.

Clean pre-filter regularly. Replace HEPA filter annually

Filters cost per year

$160 – $300

Min $156

$90

$88 – $178

$59, $79, $89 or $109 depends which you choose

CADR rating

Dust: 400

Smoke: 450

Pollen: 450

Max 560CFM

Dust: 230

Smoke: 230

Pollen: 230

N/A

300 (per energy star test)

Fan speeds

3

Variable

4

3

4

Noise level

32-66dB(A)

28.1 – 62.3 dB

34-53 dB(A)

42-56dB

41.5 – 56dB. From whisper quiet to heavy rainfall, box
fan.

Controls

Electronic

Manual

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Filter change indicator

Air quality indicator

Auto mode

Programmable timer

Remote control

Carrying handle

Energy star

Energy usage (max)

120W

120W

90W

53W

105W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Ozone emission

None

None

Negligible

Negligible

None

Size. Height, Width and Depth (in / cm)

Height: 26 / 66

Width: 20 / 50

Depth: 13 / 34

Height: 23 / 58

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 15 / 38

Height: 22 / 56

Width: 17 / 43

Depth: 8 / 20

H: 22 / 56

W: 6 / 15

D: 10 / 25

Height: 27 / 68

Width: 18 / 46

Depth: 10 / 25

Weight (lbs / kg)

35 / 16

45 / 20

18.5 / 8.4

9 / 4

21 / 9.5

Warranty

5 year limited

5 years on parts, 10 years on labor

10 years

Lifetime limited

Lifetime limited

Pros

+Made of quality galvanized steel.

+As powerful as model 503

+High CADR rating

+Has casters for easy move

+Has a lot of features – auto mode, gas and particle sensors, timer, remote control.

+Energy star qualified

+Very powerfull

+560CFM air delivey

+Carbon filter w/18lbs activated carbon

+Variable fan speeds

+Long warranty

+Casters

+Powerful fan, good quality

+Good features – air quality sensor, auto mode, night mode, timer etc.

+Built-in carrying handle

+10 year warranty

+Compact size

+Light weight

+Filter change indicator, timer, carrying handle

+Safety shut-off

+Energy star qualified

+Lifetime warranty

+Very good quality

+Powerful and quiet fan

+Many great features – air quality monitor, auto mode, timer etc

+Customizable designer panels

+Lifetime warranty

+“Lock” button

+Energ star qualified

Cons

On first use you may notice a slight odor from the active
carbon.

Costly filters

Control panel is very inconvenient. It’s located at the bottom of the unit.

High filter cost per year

Not many features

No energy star qualified

Could be quieter lowest speed.

Bright display lights

Ionizer create ozone. Can be turned off.

Not Ture-HEPA filter

No CADR rating

Poor air change per hour

Produces ozone, but ionizer can be turned off

I am not 100% sure does ionizer produce ozone, but you can just keep it turned off.

Have to choose between filters. Can’t combine them together.

Overall Rating (max 5)

(4.2 / 5)

(4.3 / 5)

(4.3 / 5)

(3.9 / 5)

(4.3 / 5)

15% Price/performance

(3.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

5% Design

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

35% Performance

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

15% Features

(5 / 5)

(3 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

10% Noise level

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

(3 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations


Note: Though Clean Air Deliver Ratings (CADR) can be found for a large number of favorite brands, many of the most well-respected companies in the air purification field do not give CADRs to their purifier. This should in no way bias potential customers against them.

Summary:

As you may know, there is no discovered cure for asthma, proper medical treatment along with constant control of indoor triggers such as mold, pet dander, dust mites, pests, and secondhand smoke can decrease the number and severity of attacks. Allergies and asthma are usually related, with studies noting allergy-induced asthma as the most common type of asthma in the United States. People watching for asthma relief get the greatest relief from an air purifier with multi-stage filtration. That means it can manage particles, allergens, gasses, and odors. These are top 5 best air purifiers for asthma relief.


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Blueair 650E is made of quality galvanized steel, it has high CADR rating, casters and a lot of features – auto mode, gas and particle sensors, timer, remote control. Energy star qualified.

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Airpura R600 is very powerful, has 560CFM air delivery, carbon filter w/18lbs activated carbon, variable fan speeds, long warranty, casters.

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Oransi V-HEPA Max is good quality with a powerful fan and nice features such as air quality sensor, auto mode, night mode, timer etc. It has built-in carrying handle, 10-year warranty.

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Alen T500 tower is compact size air purifier with light weight, filter change indicator, timer, carrying handle, safety shut-off and lifetime warranty. It is energy star qualified.

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Alen Breathesmart has very good quality, powerful and quiet fan, many great features – air quality monitor, auto mode, timer etc. It has customizable designer panels, lifetime warranty, “Lock” button. Energy star qualified.

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