You already know it’s important to regularly clean your home, but there’s one part beyond the surface that’s often looked over: the air. Using an air purifier can help make sure the air you breathe in is cleaner, but not all air purifiers are created equal. That’s why the lab experts dug deep into the research in order to find the best air purifiers on the market.
We vetted most of these air purifiers by evaluating their controls and interfaces for ease of use, in addition to reviewing specifications and test documentations and selecting from brands we know and trust.
The top 10 best air purifiers for smoke in United Kingdom in 2021
Below the best air purifiers for smoke comparison post, you will find the explanation of which air purifier filters actually remove smoke.
1. Blueair Blue Pure 411 Air Purifier
Designed for rooms between 100 and 175 square feet, this is basically a smaller, more affordable version of our top pick. At just $120, it’s a great value compared to larger, fancier air purifiers. The purifier claims to capture 99% of airborne pollutants, while the filter removes odors left behind from activities like cooking and smoking. It’s designed for rooms between 100 and 175 square feet, so it’s also great for college dorm rooms.
2. Alen BreatheSmart Classic Air Purifier
The BreatheSmart Classic is your go-to air purifier for large & extra-large rooms. It’s proven to help with allergies & asthma while eliminating dust, germs, mold, harsh odours, fumes, pet & household odours. Live your best with the best-in-class performance of the Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Allergies and Dust for a cleaner, breathable air throughout the home and beyond. Perfect for living rooms, open concept rooms, and other large rooms up to 1100 square feet, the BreatheSmart with HEPA-Pure filter quietly and efficiently removes allergens and dust, purifying your air in less than two hours.
3. Levoit Smart WiFi Air Purifier
A cloth prefilter and HEPA filter remove larger pollutants like pet hair, dust, and pollen, while an activated carbon filter removes VOCs and harmful odors. Operating on Max Mode, this Levoit purifier cycles clean air in a 900-square-foot room once per hour, or every 15 minutes for a 500-square-foot room. For individuals with allergies, the Levoit functions best in rooms up to 350 square feet.
This Levoit purifier has three operating speeds and runs at a quiet 27 decibels on the lowest setting. An air quality sensor automatically adjusts the operating speed in response to higher or lower air particulate content. The Vesync app comes with over 10 advanced features including direct control, scheduled air purifying, air quality display, cleaning modes, and filter life.
4. Dyson Pure Cool TP04 Air Purifier
Using a HEPA filter, this Dyson air purifier claims to clear up to 99.97% of airborne pollutants, odors, and toxins while adding tons of family-friendly extras: Unlike other fans, it has no accessible blades, so it’s safer for small hands. There’s also a nighttime mode and a sleep timer as part of its 10 speed settings. You can use the Dyson app to deliver real-time air quality reports that also includes temperature and humidity.
5. WINIX ZERO Air Purifier
The WINIX ZERO Air Purifier is designed for any home environment and ready to capture Dust, Pollen, Pet Dander, Smoke, Mould Spores, Volatile Organic Compounds, and Household Odours. The WINIX ZERO Air Purifier can be used in rooms up to 100 m² although its effective room size ( providing up to 5 air changes an hour ) would be around 20m2.
This air purifier uses a 4-Stage Air Purifier System, featuring a Fine Mesh Pre-filter, Carbon Filter, 99.97% True HEPA Filter, and WINIX PlasmaWave ® Technology. Awarded with the Reddot Design award and the Best Design award, the WINIX ZERO is one very stylish air purifier.
6. LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home
Levoit Core 300 air purifier is an excellent and compact air purifier that is easy to use and has good room coverage. The purifier is suitable for filter particulate allergens and light odors from small to medium-sized rooms. It is completely ozone-free and safe for kids and pets too.
If you are looking for a small room coverage air purifier with a high-efficiency particle filter, then you can choose either the black or the white variants of the Levoit Core 300.
7. RIGOGLIOSO Air Purifier
The strangely named RIGOGLIOSO USB is very compact and portable at just 5.9 x 9.3 inches and only 1.55 pounds. It has a True HEPA filter for dust, pollen, pet dander and mold spores, combined with activated charcoal for odors and toxic gases.
This mini air purifier is also a negative ionizer, generating 5 million beneficial negative ions per second. This output can’t match the power of the best negative ion generators here, but it is reasonable for a smaller model like this. This little USB air filter is highly portable, but would only have a limited range and should be positioned close to you for best results.
8. TaoTronics TT-AP001 Air Purifier
This air purifier features a 360-degree, aerodynamic, three-stage filtration system. It has four fan speeds, a sleep mode, operates extremely quietly, has a night light with three brightness settings, and is perfect for small rooms. Take note that it is designed to clean the air in rooms up to 161 square feet, so it’s not super powerful. The user manual is bare-bones, and it ships from China, so it will take a few weeks to arrive if it’s traveling internationally.
It has four different fan speeds: low, medium, high, and turbo, and operates very quietly. It has a calming blue night light with three different brightness settings and a sleep mode to create a quiet, restful environment that won’t disturb your slumber.
9. Philips Series 800 Compact Air Purifier
Most true air purifiers use a mix of filters – pre-filter (for larger visible particles or <PM10), HEPA (High-efficiency particulate air for micron-sized <PM2.5) and activated carbon (for noxious gas absorption). Some add UV and other sterilising light. Currently, no filter traps more than 99.X% of everything, and we are extremely suspicious of any filter that claims it traps and kills COVID or a similar virus.
Filters generally quote a CADR (clean air delivery rate in m3/hr). For example, a typical bedroom 3x3x2.8m (about 25m3) has 25,000 litres of air to clean. Now if you can close the windows and doors, CADR is not such an issue as once cleaned it remains that way until more ‘dirty air’ enters the room. Purifiers either have a directional fan or just vent the air back to the room.
10. HIMOX Air Purifier
HIMOX-H04 is much more of a conventional style than original. This is planned to be a flexible solution for all air contaminants. The HEPA H13 filter for medical purposes eliminates 99.97 percent of particles down to 0.1 microns (higher rating than real HEPA).
It can catch pet dander, household dust, and dust mites. It can also catch allergies, including allergens, pollen, smoke, mold spores’ airborne bacteria. This purifier has activated Carbon Filter absorbs all odors such as pet odor, smoke, cooking odor, etc.
Real-Time Air Quality Sensor and Indicator: shows the index of PM 1.0 in the around air and helps to know better of the air quality around. Sleep Mode. Timer function, Filter Replacing Indicator, AUTO Mode, Child Lock.
How to choose the best air purifiers for you?
When considering an air purifier, our suggestions on the steps you should take in the process are:
- Calculate the size of the room in which the air purifier will be used.
- Choose an air purifier with a high enough CADR for the room.
- Choose the type of filtration you need paying particular attention to specific contaminants.
- Make sure you can live with the air purifier. Noise and ongoing costs are factors you need to consider.
- Avoid air purifiers that contribute to indoor air pollution. Ozone producing air purifiers should be avoided at all costs.
Such options include the store’s low-cost air filters, an entire house air cleaner that is mounted in your HVAC duct system, and air purifiers for the home.
We list the most common air filtration systems from all over the world. When you want cleaning of the whole house air, you’ll want to make sure it can clean your home’s full square footage.