This Australian summer has been one of the harshest on record, with bush fires decimating homes, land and wildlife. So you may be wondering, 'What has this got to do with air purifiers?'
Consequentially, our air is heavily polluted by smoke and debris, causing serious issues for those suffering respiratory conditions or heart disease.
It is now more important than ever, that our homes are permeated by clean, breathable air, free of smoke, debris, dust, and other volatile organic compounds, for an asthma and allergy safe household.
Therefore, we have compiled a substantial list of the best air air purifiers in Australia, according to ratings and reviews from 2020, that will ensure you are breathing nothing but the cleanest quality, filtered air.
Best Air Purifier
1. AROVEC True HEPA Air Purifier
Compact, light and aesthetically pleasing, the AROVEC AV-P152 air purifier comes well recommended by users as an excellent performer in all respects.
Using the proven HEPA filter system it removes allergy and respiratory allergens and irritants from any room it’s placed in. This includes odours from smoking and cooking, dust, pet dander, mould spores, pollen etc. And it doesn’t produce toxic ozone either.
The purifier employs a three-stage filter system, which includes activated carbon, to remove the tiniest of microns. The air in the room is constantly circulated through the purifier – 2.5 times an hour. It’s effective in rooms up to 15 square metres.
Measuring only 37*25*25cm and weighing approximately 3kg, the purifier is designed to be portable so you can move it from room to room as you move around. Breathe easily all day and all night.With three speed settings, you can adjust the fan to suit your needs.
Use the lowest setting at night when you need quiet, and the highest speed during the day when it can do most of its work. There are two light settings which are useful as night lights for children. The filters do need replacing every 4 – 6 months, and the plastic wrapping around the filters needs to be removed prior to initial use.
2. Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Purifier
The Mi Smart Air Purifier from Xiaomi is a product which can be used with or without connection to the WiFi Smart app. It’s a small unit but highly efficient, delivering 400cbm/hour, which equates to 6660 litres of clean air per minute.
Using a high-precision laser particle sensor the purifier is sensitive to air quality and has three layers of filtration to efficiently remove all harmful particles including dust, pet hair, odours, pollen, smoke, and other allergens and irritants. An indicator light alerts the user to current air quality, allowing for adjustments to settings being made.
Downloading of the app means that you can remotely control the unit from your smartphone. If you see that the air quality has deteriorated then you can remotely increase the rate of the purifying process.
And turn it on and off remotely as well, in real-time or by scheduling. The unit features an OLED touch display control pad if you are controlling it manually.Because it's so small it can be placed pretty well anywhere you wish.
It has a large grill for fast and even airflow, and a back-tilt centrifugal fan with a brushless motor for high output and quiet performance.The purifier comes with a charger, an extra filter chip and a Manual (in English).
3. Philips Series 2000 Air Purifier
Featuring the Phillips AeraSense technology their Series 2000 air purifier has three auto modes for different environmental conditions.
The General Mode is the primary setting for regular air purification. The Allergen Mode concentrates specifically on dust, pollens and other irritants which affect asthma and allergy sufferers in particular.
And the Virus/Bacteria Mode is a highly comprehensive cleansing for use particularly when there are colds and flu going around. And finally, the AeraSense is constantly focussed on removing the particularly harmful fine nanoparticles in the air.
It also features VitaShield which naturally purifies UFP down to as small as 0.02microns.
This purifier has been independently tested (in 2015) to purify the air by removing as much as 99.7% of particles.
Other independent testing results can be seen on the product documentation.In addition to the purification modes, the unit has a Sleep setting for a quieter fan speed of <21dB.
The aerodynamic design boosts the airflow through the filters to increase the amount of air being purified.
You can choose your light setting to suit where you are.The purifier alerts you to the need for a filter replacement by stopping its functioning. The unit is suitable for rooms up to 80 square metres. It measures 56H*24W*36Dcm.
4. Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro
Compact, light and portable the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro is an intelligent home appliance which is compatible with others from the same company. Its appearance is a sleek matte white design which sits nicely in any room.
The filter cartridge sits in the bottom half of the unit and the top holds the motor and fan. Air is drawn from below through the filtration system and out through the fan on the top.
The OLED screen on the front displays the basic information about the level of air pollutants in the room in micrograms per cubic metre, ambient air temperature, humidity, etc.
The unit has three modes which operate automatically in response to environmental conditions picked up by the sensor inside the appliance.
They can also be chosen by the user as desired. So at night, you'll likely choose a low activity to keep noise and light output to a minimum.
The purifier can remove 100% of many air contaminants, allergens and irritants, as well as high levels of formaldehyde and similar dangerous chemical pollutants.The filter will alert the user when it needs to be changed.
Download the app and you can control the purifier remotely from your smartphone. If you have other home appliances from Xiaomi then you’ll likely already have the app and can simply include this one.The purifier measures 735H*260D*260Wmm and weighs around 8kg.
5. PureAir 50 Air Purifier
The PureAir 50 air purifier is a small plug-in home appliance designed for use in smaller areas (up to 10 square metres) such as bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens.
It effectively rids the space of odours, bacteria, viruses, pet dander, mould, smoke, mildew etc by the combination of Activated Oxygen and Ionisation.The unit does not use filters. It uses ionisation technology to purify the air.
And whilst it does make some sound it is a gentle ‘white noise’ when turned on. The smell it emits itself is fresh and harmless.
This is a simple device and surprisingly effective. When placed near the source of nasty odours such as pet litter trays, ashtrays or stovetops it does a great job of removing the smells very quickly. And used as an air purifier in bedrooms when allergies, colds, flu and viruses can spread and take hold is recommended.
It has a dial to adjust the fan speed for when you need to quickly get rid of an odour.
To clean simply use a Q-tip moistened with a little alcohol and wipe the front and rear openings.
The unit is also very attractive – it’s a sleek white plastic with a round green dial which lights up when it’s turned on. Measuring 10*9*6cm it is barely noticeable when plugged into a standard powerpoint.
When it comes to choosing the best air purifier, it can be difficult to decide what features you actually need. Today we've looked at five different models which all offer the same basic functionality, with some luxurious extras.
Jill lives in Perth and loves the outdoors. When she’s not writing articles you’ll find her mountain biking, kayaking and spending time with her family. She likes to write about health and wellness.