Best Air Purifiers UK.
Demand for air purifiers is skyrocketing in the UK!
Today’s models are more affordable, include HEPA filters, air quality sensors & adjustable speeds.
HEPA filter models remove up to 99.97% of air pollutants and virus-causing bacteria in the home.
airborne viruses , bacteria, dust, mold, smoke, pet dander, etc.
The best air purifiers offer features such as smartphone controls (mobile app!), auto speed based on air quality level & ability to clean larger rooms.
Prices on my list range, £79 to £599.
#1.) Levoit Air Purifier
The Levoit Core 300 is the best air purifier under £150.
It comes with an upgraded carbon activated filter, and HEPA air filter that removes 99.97% of airborne particles.
Areas: 215 m2
Type: 3-in-1 model
Levoit air purifier comes equipped w/ a pre-filter and H13 True HEPA filter ~ one of the best air purifiers to remove cigarette smoke!
As a HEPA model it’s certified to remove air particles as small as 0.3 microns:
dust, allergens, mold, pet dander, odors, VOCs, some forms of smoke
Features 3 speed settings – all are whisper-quiet, making it good for bedrooms, home offices, or baby nursery.
It weighs only 4.1 kg – super portable around the house!
Very good buyer reviews online!
The Blueair Pure air purifiers are designed for use in large rooms.
It’s the perfect model for living rooms, open apartments, basements, and home offices – great for pet owners!
Rooms: up to 50 m2
Along with the industry-recommended 5 air changes per hour (ACH), the Blueair Pure 221 offers high-grade filter technology and cycles air every 12 mins!
Buyer reviews say it works well in kitchens (i.e. fish smells) and use it to remove pet dander in bedrooms.
HEPA air filters remove 99.97% of particles and 99.99% of normal household pollutants.
dust, virus bacteria, allergens, pet dander, mould spores, smoke, odours
Super lightweight it’s one of the best portable air purifiers for large rooms.
Blue Pure 221 air purifier is Verified by AHAM for a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of:
Dust/350, Pollen/350, Smoke/350
Expensive, but overall a terrific model for daily use at home!
The Philips Series 2000i is the best air purifier for medium rooms.
It’s a smart WiFi option that offers 2 functions ~ air purifier and room humidifier.
Capacity: 80 m2
As an air purifier the Philips Series 2000i removes 99.97% of particles.
Includes a high-grade, premium air filter ~ good for removing the smallest micron particles:
virus bacteria, mold, pet dander, smoke, etc.
Using your smartphone you can adjust power/speed, change modes, or turn on/off (from anywhere!) ~ mobile app shows the air quality level too!
Buyers say the Philips 2000i is the best smart air purifier in the uk.
Expensive, but lots of positive buyer reviews.
The Levoit LV-PUR131 is a high-end HEPA air purifier.
It is a medium price option ~ perfect for anyone with allergies or sensitive to dust.
Coverage: 30 m2
Buyers also love how quietly it operates on sleep mode – under 52 decibels.
As an affordable unit, it is able to circulate and filter air quickly — for medium size rooms, it refreshes air in only 10-mins. (super useful for allergies!)
Levoit LV-PUR131 uses a 3-stage filter system w/ carbon filter for smoke + odors.
I think it’s the best air purifier for allergies and under £200.
TruSens air purifier is designed for large rooms.
What makes it unique is the 360-degrees air filter – better than a regular HEPA filter, it can remove smoke and odor.
Rooms: 70 m2
Buyers love it during allergy season and say it eliminates mostly all traces of pollen or ragweed.
Leitz TruSens air purifier includes five speeds, and new “Night Mode” for whisper-quiet running. Also comes w/ upgraded air filters for smoke!
Built-in SensorPod uses a LED indicator that tells you the air quality level.
Lots of happy buyer reviews online!
Features 3-stage air filtration system to remove 99.97% of pollutants (including virus-causing bacteria).
Coverage: 12 m2
Sound: 50 dB
Each purifier comes w/ specialized carbon filter ~ this is what’s needed for removing the smallest air particles such as smoke and odor:
odors, pollen, dander, dust, virus bacteria, (some) smoke
Levoit air purifier offers 3 speed settings – buyers say it’s super quiet, and is a top seller for bedroom or home office use.
Also very lightweight ~ weighs only 3 kg!
Affordable price w/ lots of positive buyer reviews.
The Philips Series 2000i Air Purifier is a true smart home air purifier.
Includes activated carbon filter for removing the smallest air particles – odors, smoke, and gases.
Capacity: 79 m2
Like the Philips 1000i air purifier it offers 3-purification settings and purifies within 1-hour.
Buyers love the mobile app – Get air quality notifications or set your desired air quality level.
Good option for medium size rooms. Perhaps the best bedroom air purifier on my list.
Very good buyer reviews and fair price.
The Vax Pure Air 300 is a newer model available in the UK.
It comes with a 360° air filter which removes 99-percent of harmful particles (including smoke and odors).
Rooms: up to 120 m2
Buyers love it during allergy season and say it eliminates mostly all traces of pollen or ragweed.
Vax Pure Air 300 includes five fan speeds, and new “Night Mode” for whisper-quiet running.
Expensive, but upgraded air filters and lots of positive reviews.
The Vax Pure Air 200 Air Purifier is a slightly more affordable model.
Rooms: up to 105 m²
The UK Rowenta Pure Air Purifiers are a nice upgrade from the earlier models.
It offers 4 filter levels, including a pre-filter which increases lifespan of the HEPA filter ~ captures 99.99% of pollutants!
Coverage: up to 70 m2
Very quiet operation ~ it’s perhaps the best bedroom air purifier.
Buyers love the the self-monitoring feature. The Rowenta Pure Air Purifier offers 4 speeds and automatically adjusts based on the current air quality level.
True year-round air purifier – captures allergens (i.e. pollen), dust mites, mould, etc.
Good reviews from buyers!
The Philips 1000ai comes with professional-grade air filters.
Room size: 63 m2
It is one of the few which monitors + auto adjusts speed to maintain the highest quality air level.
Features three modes of operation:
general mode, night mode (very quiet), allergen mode
Philips 1000i is the best UK air purifier for people with seasonal allergies — buyers confirm that it is also very good at alleviating pet allergies.
As one of the newer models, the 1000ai is a smart home air purifier.
Connect it to your home Wi-Fi and you can control it using the Philips Mobile App.
Very good reviews so far!
Top Rated Air Purifiers 2020
The UK Winix U450 is a 4-filter HEPA air purifier.
Ideal for homes with open floor plans it can quickly filter air in rooms of 45 sq. meters.
Excellent option for multiple scenarios:
high ceiling, open layouts, offices, etc.
In terms of performance, the Winix U450 is very fast — it cycles room air 2x per hour. The upgraded fans run quietly while enough circulation for realtime air filtering.
Buyers confirm that it runs practically silent, making it great for use at night.
Also the Smart Sensor auto-detects the level of air pollution/particles and will adjust its own speed.
One of the best air purifiers for large rooms.
The Puremate is one of the most affordable air purifiers on my list.
Captures 99% of particles w/ its specially designed carbon filter.
Rooms: up to 55 sq.m.
Includes an advanced activated carbon filter — able to remove common odors such overdue food or wet carpet
There are 5 speeds making it efficient. Lowest speed makes it one of the quietest air purifiers (20-60 dBs)
Good air purifier for medium to large rooms, up to 55 sq. metres.
Read our review for Best Humidifiers UK.
Notable: Blueair 205 Air Purifier
The Blueair 205 tackles mold, allergens + dust.
For those suffering from allergies or asthma, this air purifier might be for you!
Rooms: 25 sq. metres
UK Buyers say it is one of the best smart air purifiers available — easily connects to your home WiFi.
Once synced, you can use the mobile app as the remote control.
- Turn on/off
- Adjust power + speeds
- Set timers
- Switch to fan
Very quiet operation, it runs between 32 – 56 decibels (depending on current air quality).
Using the mobile app you can control purification speed + light brightness
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The Winix Bangbreak PlasmaWave 5300 is quite a name, right?
It is one of the highest rated purifiers in the UK and has lots of positive reviews.
Equipped with a PlasmaWave technology, this model can clear the air in rooms up to 32.5 square meters without any problem.
Using an advanced 3-stage cleaning process, Winix removes any odors, pollutants, and allergens in the air to give you the healthy air you need.
Through this process, the air purifier breaks down air pollutants without producing harmful byproducts or consuming too much energy.
It also utilizes a carbon pre-filter specifically for odors and mold.
Energy Star awarded unit with good reviews.
The Austin Air Healthmate has a medical-grade air filtration system.
Room size: 140 sq. metres.
It was recently chosen by Johns Hopkins Hospital to conduct clinical trials — it was selected by the USA Federal Gov. for emergency situations.
Perfect for people suffering from asthma or bad allergies.
Buyers with chronic coughs report improvement after using this air purifier.
Very high quality air purifier w/ good buyer reviews.
The Rabbit Air BioGS is one of the larger HEPA purifiers.
With its advanced 4-stage air filtration process it can capture 99.97% of airborne particles measuring 0.3 microns in size.
Rooms: up to 60 sq. metres.
It includes a high-performance charcoal activated carbon filter — this specialized air filter is required to capture particles smaller than 0.3 microns (such as smoke).
Buyers love the ultra quiet performance.
The motor offers five speeds of air purification — runs nearly silent, making it great for bedrooms.
Rabbit Air BioGS is very expensive, but a top rated unit w/ newest air filtration system.
What is a HEPA Air Purifier
There are many misconceptions about how HEPA air filters work. True HEPA air purifiers are tested and certified by the U.S. Dept. of Energy to filter up to 99.97% of airborne particulates as small as 0.3 microns in diameter.
This means it is practically guaranteed to remove airborne particles and pollutants such as pollen, dust, mold, pet dander and some forms of smoke.
To remove odors and smoke, such as cigarette smoke you should look into purchasing an air purifier with a carbon activated air filter. They are typically much more expensive, but also very high functioning.
In addition to a True HEPA air filter, a home air purifier should include a pre-filter to capture particles larger than 0.3 microns. It is designed to make your air filters last longer before they have to be replaced or washed.
Activated charcoal filter are another good option. Often called Super HEPA, a charcoal filter can filter particles larger than 0.1 micron in size – this includes most forms of virus bacteria, smoke, including cigarette smoke or cigar smoke.
The downside is that activated charcoal air purifiers are much more expensive.