Other air purifiers we considered
Blueair Blue Pure 121
The Blueair Blue Pure 121 HEPA air purifier will take out airborne pollutants without spiking your power bill. Designed for efficient energy consumption, this large purifier can cover up to 700 square feet. Even though it comes with a higher price tag than most (just over $400), it uses washable pre-filters. That cuts down on your replacement costs over time.
Au naturel air purification
Air purifiers aren’t the only way to improve the air quality in your home. If you can’t afford an air purifier for every room, or if you simply have a green thumb that needs exercising, why not try out these plants that are known for their natural air-filtering qualities?
And if you doubt the air-cleaning effectiveness of a houseplant, rest easy in the knowledge that even NASA has approved the flora and fauna we recommend below.*
For people constantly fighting an irritated throat or nose, this easy-to-grow plant could be your salvation. Spider Plants help rid the air of formaldehyde, which can cause those symptoms.
In addition to bright flowers, chrysanthemums take care of five nasty chemicals that pollute our air, including ammonia. Ammonia exposure can lead to coughing, sore throat, and eye irritation.
Variegated snake plant
Add an exotic flavor to any room, and knock benzene out of the air at the same time. A snake plant can help save you from side effects like headaches, eye irritation, and drowsiness.
Brighten and purify your home with a Boston fern. This common houseplant is known to help filter out xylene, which can cause mouth and throat irritation, headache, and dizziness.
*Some of the plants listed may be harmful to cats or dogs, so make sure they’re safe before taking them into a home with pets.