Not great as a standalone unit but excellent as part of air purifier filtration, Ultraviolet or UV-light technology is a safe, filterless (use lightbulb instead) and odorless purification that works wonder against some of the most persistent microorganism. Using short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to destroy germs and bacteria in the air purifier, any leftover particles or foul odor that is not trap by the HEPA/ Carbon filter would be completely taken care of. A very common technology that is often used in hospital or other medical devices, UV-light technology takes up little space and can be found in compact to full-sized air purifier. Without dragging on, let’s take a look at the complete list of air purifiers with UV-Light Technology below.
Well many would dismay the actual effectiveness of an Ionic/ Negative Ion air purifier, an air purifier with Ionizer is another story. As part of the initial or last-stage filtration, Ionizer would compliment well to your existing HEPA/ Carbon filtration by releasing negative ions to merge with positive-bound airborne particles like pet dander, pollen, bacteria. Particles that has been electrostatically charged will fall down due to the increased weight resulted an easy capturing by the existing Filter. The entire filtration process is filterless, costless and repeatable so no stubborn airborne particles would be left floating in the air. As each brand likes to name their Ionizer technology differently, below is the complete list of air purifiers with Ionizer equivalent technology as part of the multi-stage filtration.
Remote control is a simple and nice touch to enhance the premiumness of an air purifier. Nevertheless, conventional remote control might be the thing of the past with the rise of WiFi air purifier. Fortunately, there is still a good number of models bundled with it. Why? 2 clear-cut reasons: Easy and economical. Remote control is universally support, works straight out of the box without any of the app installing complication. It’s also a lot cheaper to make than a full-fledged WiFi enabled air purifier where every dollar counts. With that 2 strong points, we end our introduction by offering the complete list of air purifiers that comes with remote control.
Out with the old, in with the new. Bluetooth/ WiFi air purifier is the new premium grade air purifier replacing the old remote control bound model. Via the usage of app (Android or iOS), any Smartphone can be easily turn into a remote control allowing remote access to your air purifier functionality. Advanced features like scheduler/ timer, dimmer, voice activation (via Alexa, Google Home), live air quality monitor and history log is also available on specific models. Other than the price bump from the conventional air purifier, there is no performance penalty on WiFi enabled air purifier filtration. Keen on exploring more on these Smart Air Purifiers? See the complete list below on air purifiers that is WiFi enabled or Bluetooth ready.
There is a reason why Air Purifier with permanent filters is trending massively amount city folks with no time to spare. It can be reuse countless times, it is easy to clean/ maintain and most importantly it works. Although permanent filter does not have the same filtration level as True-HEPA filter, it would have no issue covering against common household pollutants like dust, pet dander, pollen and odors. You will save tons of money in long-run as there is no costly filter replacement. Cleaning the filters is also dead easy where schedule vacuuming would usually do the trick. Interested in getting one? See below for the complete list of air purifiers with at least one main permanent filter.
The must have feature for any premium air purifier. Auto mode or Automatic mode is a very useful function that allows air purifier to operate autonomously in the background. With the help from its built-in particle sensors that monitor nearby air quality, an air purifier would automatically adjust the right speed to counter the surrounding levels of airborne pollutants. This free us from being tied down to air purifier where we can continue with our daily activity. Another plus point of Auto mode is the energy usage management where an air purifier would only step up the fan speed when it deems necessarily. Typically only available in higher trim air purifier, below is the complete list of air purifiers that comes with Auto mode.
An energy-efficient air purifier is essential for long ownership and 24×7 operation without being burden regularly by electricity bills. With many different types and sizes of air purifiers available in the market, energy consumption rate is highly dependent on the airflow delivery speed X amount of time the air purifier’s is in operation. Not to mention there is Auto mode, Sleep mode and addon technology like Ionizer, UV-light in the bag that would affect the outcome. While most brand offered their own benchmark and metrics on its model energy consumption rate, getting certified by a credible, government-backed program à la ENERGY STAR helps standardized the measurement across different brands. To ensure you are getting the best out of an air purifier in energy management, enclosed is the complete list of air purifiers with ENERGY STAR certification by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The combination of air purifier + toddler’s curiosity can be either annoying or devastating to parents. Toddler are often drawn to the fan noise or indicator light generated from air purifier thus began their curious ‘exploration’. While it is perfectly normal for unsupervised toddler to fiddle around air purifier controls, excessive and swift changes to the air purifier purifying mode could disrupt the optimized airflow speed and eventually damage the air purifier’s motherboard. Other than educating our child on the basic safety rules, the next best thing is choosing an air purifier with Child Lock feature that essentially lock out all functionality controls until you disable the Child Lock. Special look out for air purifier with advanced child safety features that automatically shut down the air purifier if front cover is loose or any of the filters is not inserted correctly. “Curious” on the available options and keen to “explore” more? See below for the complete list of air purifiers with Child Lock features.