Nothing is as critical to your health, and even survival, as clean, fresh air. But as homes and office buildings are built to be increasingly airtight and energy efficient, they are also becoming more filled with indoor contaminants such as:
- Tobacco smoke
- Pet dander
- Fumes from cleaning supplies and air fresheners
- Off-gassing from carpets, paint, upholstery and other furnishings
- Radon and carbon monoxide
- Pollen, mold and airborne allergens
- Bacteria and viruses
01 of 03
If your tiny bedroom (up to 10 –by-11 feet) requires an air purifier small enough to sit on your bedside table, check out the Holmes Desktop Purifier. Its HEPA filter gets rid of airborne particles that might stir up allergies, while its charcoal filter keeps your bedroom smelling fresh and clean. You can even choose between positioning it on its bottom or on its side for further space-saving convenience.
02 of 03
If you share your bedroom with furry family members, then you know that although Rover and Fluffy are good company, they can be a source of pungent pet odor. Add pet dander to the mix, and your allergies and sinus issues can flair out of control. The Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet Purifier combines a permanent HEPA filter that traps airborne allergens and particles with a zeolite filter that absorbs unpleasant smells. The TrueAir is compact enough to fit in any room, but powerful enough to handle filtration for a room up to 140 square feet.
03 of 03
While a HEPA filter will remove most bacteria from the air, viruses are often smaller than even a HEPA filter’s capabilities. If you’re particularly concerned about illness, or have a family member with an impaired immune system living in your home, you can add a little bit of peace of mind with an air purifier that not only catches airborne germs, it kills them as well. The GermGuardian 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System has both a HEPA filter to catch airborne irritants and UV-C light technology to actually kill most bacteria, viruses and mold spores. Plus, a charcoal filter helps eliminate unpleasant smells.