The Best Air Purifiers

The 5 Best Portable Air Purifiers 2018

We put together this post to help you choose the very best air purifier for your specific home or business needs. We know all too well what difference a quality air purifier can make in the lives of asthmatics, allergy sufferers, people with weakened immune systems, children, and even pets. We do not affiliate with any one brand, nor do we discriminate against air filters that haven’t receive a high amount of media attention.

The 5 Best Selling Portable Air Purifiers:

SaleBestseller No. 1
GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Allergen and...
7266 Reviews
GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Allergen and...
  • True HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as .3 microns such as household dust, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollens. Charcoal filter reduces common odors from pets,...
  • UV-C light technology works with Titanium Dioxide to kill airborne bacteria, viruses, germs and mold spores.
  • 22 inch 3 speed tower is best used for medium sized rooms and CADR rated 100+
SaleBestseller No. 2
GermGuardian FLT4825 GENUINE True HEPA Replacement Filter B for AC4300/AC4800/4900 Series Air...
1091 Reviews
GermGuardian FLT4825 GENUINE True HEPA Replacement Filter B for AC4300/AC4800/4900 Series Air...
  • This is a GENUINE GermGuardian Filter. It is important to only use genuine Guardian Technologies replacement parts to maintain product performance and warranty. All parts that are not genuine will...
  • GENUINE Replacement filter for GermGuardian Air Purifier Models AC4300BPTCA, AC4900CA, AC4825, AC4850PT, PureGuardian Model AP2200CA and Black+Decker BXAP148
  • Multiple levels of cleaning include HEPA, Pre-Filter and a Charcoal layer to help improve indoor air quality
SaleBestseller No. 3
GermGuardian FLT5000 GENUINE True HEPA Replacement Filter C for AC5000 Series Air Purifiers
441 Reviews
GermGuardian FLT5000 GENUINE True HEPA Replacement Filter C for AC5000 Series Air Purifiers
  • This is a GENUINE GermGuardian Filter. It is important to only use genuine Guardian Technologies replacement parts to maintain product performance and warranty. All parts that are not genuine will...
  • GENUINE Replacement filter for GermGuardian Air Purifier Models AC5000E, AC5250PT, AC5300B, AC5350W, AC5350B, PureGuardian Model AP2800CA, Black+Decker BXAP250 and Lowe's Idylis Model IAP-GG-125
  • Multiple levels of cleaning include HEPA, Pre-Filter and a Charcoal layer to help improve indoor air quality
SaleBestseller No. 4
GermGuardian AC5250PT 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with Pet Pure True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer,...
916 Reviews
GermGuardian AC5250PT 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with Pet Pure True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer,...
  • True HEPA + Pet Pure Treatment: True HEPA captures 99.97% of allergens including pet dander, dust mites and pollen. The Pet Pure is an antimicrobial agent added to the filter to inhibit the growth of...
  • Charcoal filter reduces common odors from pets, smoking and cooking
  • UV-C light technology works with Titanium Dioxide to kill airborne bacteria, viruses, germs and mold spores
SaleBestseller No. 5
GermGuardian AC4900CA  3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Allergen...
362 Reviews
GermGuardian AC4900CA 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Allergen...
  • True HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as .3 microns such as household dust, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollens
  • Charcoal filter reduces common odors from pets, smoking and cooking
  • UV-C light technology works with Titanium Dioxide to kill airborne bacteria, viruses, germs and mold spores

Air is our most vital resource for life on earth. While we may be able to live several weeks without food, and several days without water, we wouldn’t last more than several minutes without clean air.

Because of this, we know how important it is to monitor and prioritize the air quality in our most intimate environments. We make sure our food is well cooked and clean so it has no diseases; our water is filtered and re-filtered to make sure it has no debris; and likewise, our air should be as clean as it possibly can be inside of our homes.

While one day we think quality air purifiers will be built into homes more readily than they are today, for now we have to turn to portable versions for our air quality needs.

The 5 Best Portable Air Purifiers:

Below we have listed and reviewed the 5 best portable air purifiers currently available for sale online.

1. Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier

Honeywell HA170E1 True HEPA Air PurifierThe best air purifier we tested, although also the most expensive.

We have read reviews of this filter being used in a variety of “heavy-duty” circumstances; from a home with multiple pets, to factories, smoke lounges, veterinary clinics and even nurseries.

While the Honeywell HA170E1 True HEPA does not have the highest HEPA rating, (it is a HEPA13, the highest is HEPA17, and filters as high as HEPA14 are cleared for use in hospitals) it works about as well as any HEPA filter on the commercial market.

The Pros

  • Exceptional cleaning quality
  • High speed options for rapid air circulation
  • Heavy duty carbon filter as well as HEPA
  • Long filter duration, 6+ months
  • Easy instructions and set-up
  • Filter change light indicator

The Cons

  • Its expensive
  • Can be a bit bulky, heavy
  • Noisy on higher levels

2. Prem-I-Air HEPA Air Purifier with LCD

Prem-I-Air HEPA Air Purifier with LCDOne of the best deals available, this remains one of our favourite air purifiers for both office and home needs.

This little device packs four different filters into one machine:

The first is a thick, black, carbon filter that traps large particles and makes the HEPA’s job much easier.
The second is the certified HEPA filter, which does the majority of the work decontaminating the air of extremely small particles.
The third filter is another active carbon filter that absorbs smoke and odours.
The fourth and final wall of protection is a grey photocatalyst filter, which blocks the spreading of harmful gases such as ammonia or carbon monoxide.
We’ve heard nothing but good reviews about this device, and recommend it as an excellent starting point for an apartment or small family.

The Pros

  • Certified HEPA filter
  • Excellent air purification quality for the money
  • Ultra low and silent “Sleep Mode”, for use at night
  • LCD screen for easy access and information display
  • Auto shutoff and timer feature
  • Remote control activated

The Cons

  • No Built in ioniser to complete filtration/ionizer combo
  • Instructions did not seem to be written by someone who knew English (!?!)

3. Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifiers

Filtrete Ultra Clean Air PurifiersThe Filtrete line of products is a great solution for houses that need more than one size of air filter. There are multiple sizes available in the Filtrete family of air purifiers: nursery size, up to 8m; small room, up to 10m; average room, up to 14; and large room up to 34m.

We have had good results with a small sized Filtrete, as it was able to clean most of the smoke that was in the room at the time. While it does not have that highest grade HEPA filter like some of our other purifiers, it still functions and is a good deal for the price.

The Pros

  • Multiple variations for any room size
  • Cheaper than a certified HEPA
  • Clean, smooth, sleek design
  • Easy removal of filters
  • Air filtration rated

The Cons

  • Not certified grade HEPA filter
  • Frequent filter change (approximately every 3 months, more if there are pets)

4. Heaven Fresh Ionic Air Purifier

Heaven Fresh HF 200 Ionic Air PurifierUnique on our list because this machine is not exactly an air filter per se, but an ioniser. Ionisers differ from most air purifiers in that they do not have a traditional carbon filter or fan. Ionisers work by changing the chemical structure of the particles in the air and in turn attracting them to the nearest hard surface, instead of continually circulating them through the air.

The stainless steel dust collector plates work quite well for this job, and are as easy to clean as a dinner plate under running water. Although the plates will collect most of the particles that the ionisers attract, you may still have a bit of dust collecting in the area around your ioniser, such as on the table and walls. Simply dust the area regularly when you change the filter and this shouldn’t be a problem.

Make sure this device is not left on the floor around animals or small children because, like almost all ionisers, this product emits a harmful gas known as “ozone” that can be deadly in concentrated amounts.

The Pros

  • High quality ionizer with 17 high density, stainless steel needles
  • Consistent charge and cleaning rate among different household areas
  • Cheaper than many other larger ionizers on the market
  • Extremely easy to clean

The Cons

  • Produces Ozone, a chemical gas that is not safe for children
  • Does not filter a high volume of air
  • No built in fan or traditional filter

5. Bionaire BAP1700 Permatech Filter

 Bionaire BAP1700 Permatech FilterThe Bionaire takes the shape of the popular “tower” filtration device, and claims to come with a built in ioniser, although we could not verify it.

We’ve had good results with the Bionaire, and have seen the device being used in multiple commercial restaurants where there is active smoking.

Though the product claims to have a HEPA filter, a closer look at the website and wording indicates that it actually does not. The filter is a company made one, a “Permatech” filter, which is not as effective as an actual HEPA filter.

That being said, the air filter still works well and provides noticeably better air quality than a room without it.

The Pros

  • Automatic sensor detects air quality, can change filtration level accordingly
  • Large design captures higher volume of air
  • Permanent filter, no replacements
  • Stylish design

The Cons

  • Does not circulate air particularly well, relies on natural air intake
  • Permanent filter, messy, time consuming cleaning, decreased air filtration over time
  • Can be quite noisy, even on low

Conclusion

That just about wraps it up for our Top 5 favourite air filters that are available in the UK. But don’t stop here, if you want in depth, detailed reviews from some of our users, be sure to click on the links provided.

We wish you ALL the best in finding the perfect air quality solution for you and your family, and remember, if you find something you like or even don’t like then please do come back and let us and other readers know by commenting on this website!

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