Honeywell HPA300

Recommended air purifiers, by Consumer Reports

“Most people buy air purifiers to ease asthma or allergies,” says Consumer Reports. “But despite product claims, there’s little definitive medical evidence that air purifiers help to relieve respiratory symptoms.”

If you definitely want a purifier, you will have to choose between two basic types. “Room models, which are most heavily promoted, can be moved from room to room. Whole-house models are built into the ductwork of a forced-air heating or cooling system and, as their name implies, filter the air in the entire house.”

Here is the Consumer Reports’ selection of recommended air purifiers. The maximum overall score is 100, and “Best Buy” models offer more value.

Room air purifiers

Honeywell HPA300

Overall score: 76
“Best Buy”

Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K

Overall score: 74
“Best Buy”

Blueair 503

Overall score: 67

Blueair 650E

Overall score: 65

Back to top

Home air purifiers

Back to top

Consumer Reports is an American magazine published monthly since 1936. It features reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research centre. The magazine accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and, as a not-for-profit organisation, has no shareholders. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides. (Wikipedia.)

Source: Consumer Reports
Last checked on: 3 May 2016