This Small But Mighty Air Purifier Is Our Editor’s Pick–And On Sale

published Aug 23, 2018
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When it comes to air purifiers, it’s possible to go high end (and really big), or pretty inexpensive. We love the Dyson model that went on sale earlier this week, but when we did our guide to air purifiers early this year, we also found that one of the best budget options was both small, effecitve, and (relatively) attractive. It’s also currently 30 percent off on Amazon right now in the black color, making today a great time to buy one.

The Levoit air purifier is small enough to pop into about any room in the house. The size also makes it easy to move around as needed. Larger air purifiers, on the other hand, can feel more like permanent installations. And while it might be a while before we find inexpensive air purifiers that look truly chic, the minimalist shape makes it fairly inoffensive. Apartments and houses that use a lot of darker colors in their decorating might find it does a pretty good job of blending into the background.

The filters can remove 99.97 percent of impurities in the air like dust, pollen, mold, and pet dander. The filter just needs to be replaced, on average, every six months. Replacement filters are sold on Amazon and cost $15 for one or $50 for a four-pack. Designed especially for small spaces, it also boasts quiet operation that can still provide a nice white noise while you sleep. The fan has an adjustable speed so you can crank it up or down as desired. There’s even a nightlight, making it great for nurseries and kids’ rooms.

Want something a bit more heavy-duty? This Dyson purifier, while not the exact one on sale earlier this week, is currently 30% off on Amazon as a non-timed deal. Its still a big investment–$349, down from $500. It is, however, Wi-Fi enabled and includes a fan. And, like all Dyson products, it’s one of those “gold standard” buys that sets industry standards.

This post was originally published on August 23, 2019. It has been updated to reflect current sales offerings.