Picking the best air purifiers to keep your home clean might not be too difficult, but ensuring that you get something that’s effective and still safe for your home can be a little trickier than you think, especially if you’re considering how common compound chemicals are, and how these chemicals can affect our health.
Other than the annual haze from our neighbors down South, the colds, cases of flu, and other viruses are also significant concerns to all Singaporeans. The best air purifiers on the market are those that feature a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, which is about 99.97% efficient at removing particles that are no more than 0.3 microns in diameter, which includes deadly particulates such as PM 2.5 and PM 0.5.
Although even the best HEPA filter will not kill viruses, as viruses are submicron in size, which makes them hard to capture, an air purifier with a HEPA filter can remove harmful airborne microorganisms, as well as allergens such as dust and pollen from the air. It is still useful if you have young children or family members who are pregnant or suffers from asthma, allergies, or eczema while helping you breathe safer and healthier at home.
Dyson Pure Cool
Dyson has long been a market leader in the area of household appliance technology, especially its vacuum, fan, and hair-drying technology. The Dyson Pure Cool is no exception, featuring an advanced technology that claims to automatically clean a whole room properly, capturing 99.95% of harmful pollutants as small as 0.1 microns and the ability to sense pollutants in real-time and report air quality levels via the Dyson Link app. Inside, the fan is double-layered with a charcoal layer to remove stinky gas molecules and a HEPA filter to trap particulates.
Philips Series 3000i (AC3259/30)
The Air Purifier Series 3000i (AC3259/30) was launched in late 2017, as the company’s first-to-market collaboration for air purifiers with leading air quality data and service provider, Air Matters. The machine sports a professional-grade sensor powered by AeraSense technology and the Air Matters connected app for monitoring real-time PM2.5 levels and Indoor Allergy Index. Other useful features of this air purifier include three automatic modes (General, Allergen, Bacteria, and Virus), five manual modes for speed control, VitaShield IPS multi-layer filtration technology, NanoProtect HEPA filter and an active carbon filter.
Mi Air Purifier 2H
The Mi Air Purifier 2H has triple-layer filtration with a True HEPA filter to provide the best purification results. The company claims to upgrade the filter to eliminate 9.97% of particulate matter of size 0.3 microns, making it an excellent entry-level choice for an air purifier. The True HEPA filter has a 360° cylindrical shape that takes in air from every direction, layering with an activated carbon filter that captures odor, offering a room full of clean, pure air so that you can breathe easy. Equipped with a high-quality Japanese SHINYEI particle sensor, this machine calculates indoor PM2.5 quality and displays it on your phone. It also informs Mi Air Purifier 2 to adjust wind speeds when air gets terrible.
Sharp Air Purifier with AIoT Function (FP-J80E-H)
The Sharp Air Purifier features Sharp’s revolutionary Plasmacluster technology that claims to be effective against viruses and microbes that contaminate our air, providing cleaner air and a healthier living environment. Covering an ideal room size of 62 square meters, the air purifier helps to eliminate airborne mold, suppressing the proliferation of adhering mold, airborne viruses, and adhering viruses to keep your home safe for you and your family. With its three steps filtration, this machine can capture larger than approx. 240-micron dust particles, absorbs odor with its deodorizing filter and traps 99.97% of microscopic particles (as small as 0.3 microns) in the air with its electrostatic HEPA filter. The Sharp Air apps allow you to intelligently control and monitor the air quality, also proposing optimal timing for filter exchange.
novita PuriClean™ NAP101i Air Purifier
Singaporean brand novita’s air purifiers use True HEPA and have an ability to cover an impressive room capacity, suitable for most modern HDBs. The NAP101i helps to purify its environment so that allergies and respiratory ailments are kept at bay. The air purifier features a washable pre-filter that targets large particles, while having a HEPA filter to capture airborne particles. It is also equipped with an activated carbon filter to remove unpleasant odors from the air. Ionization then happens with its built-in ionizer to eliminate negative ions for clean, fresh air.