With the haze situation in Singapore being a yearly affair, having a top quality air purifier is essential for the home. For some, more than a single air purifier is required, one for each room! Those who are on the go, air purifiers for the car or portable air purifiers are also handy to have especially on super hazy days when the PM2.5 (fine particulate matter that affects the respiratory tract) readings hit the roof. The key component for a high-quality air purifier is the true HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter that can remove nearly all airborne particles, has affordable operating and filter costs, and cleans your air without making a lot of noise. Here’s a rundown of the top air purifiers that’ll help you and the kids breathe a whole lot better.
Make the air at home fresh, clean, and healthy for your family and eliminate up to 99.97% of all airborne pollutants at home using the most powerful, medical-grade, 3-in-1 HEPA Filter you can only find in Sterra Breeze™ Air Purifier. This filter traps 99.95% of all particles including viruses and bacteria that are 0.1 μm in diameter. And it’s nearly 100% efficient for those with a diameter larger than 2.5 μm. It’s why even hospitals use the same filter grade to decontaminate their rooms and make them safe, comfortable, and clean for people. Another reason we love the Sterra Breeze is its modern, minimalistic design – it'll fit right into your home! Available online at Sterra
Armed with a 360° Glass HEPA filter that captures ultrafine particles from all angles, including pollen, bacteria, and pet dander, the Dyson Pure Cool™️ has to be our top pick for families small or large. What we love about it is that it purifies all year round and it acts as a cooling fan on especially warm days. With its smooth oscillation, it projects and circulates purified air across the room, amplifies surrounding air, which gives an uninterrupted stream of purified airflow. Want more? For a limited time only, get a free filter worth SG$79. While stocks last! Price: SG$549. Available online at Dyson.
Dyson Singapore, www.dyson.com.sg/dyson-pure-cool-tower-white-silver
Energy-efficient, compact, and effective, that's what the Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover is all about. Perfect for medium-sized rooms, it helps capture airborne particles, including dust, pollen, mold spores, pet dander and even smoke from the air that passes through its filters. We like its sleek design and activated carbon pre-filter that reduces odors. The true HEPA filter is key as it captures up to 99.97% of microscopic allergens. Price: SG$298.86. Available online at Amazon.sg.
When traveling to and fro in your family vehicle during the hazy season, a car air purifier is a must. The 3M™ Vehicle Air Purifier Plus, an advanced four-layer filtration system, purifies the air in your car in just minutes! Small and compact, it can be installed virtually anywhere in your car and protects you and the kiddies against harmful PM 2.5 dust particles and gases. Plus, it also gets rid of bad odors caused by food, sweat, and from other sources. It has a highly efficient formaldehyde removal and for those with sinus, it reduces allergic reaction from dust inhalation. Price: SG$299. Available on Lazada.
One of the more affordable air purifiers by Novita, the Puriclean Air Purifier NAP606 has a quality air assurance tag and is powered by its Puripro filtration system that eliminates more than 99.99% of PM2.5 respiratory suspended particulates. It also gets rid of airborne bacteria, yeast, and mold. To top it off, it consumes less power, is almost soundless, and equipped with an air quality particle and chemical sensor for complete air quality detection! Price: SG$299. Available online at the Novita e-store.
An air purifier that also catches mosquitoes? Yes, you heard it right! Sharp's FP series that's suitable for all households utilizes a 5-step process that eliminates mosquitoes without the use of harsh chemicals. An LED UV light lures mosquitoes into its narrow air inlet, followed by a powerful suction technology that draws the mosquitoes in, finally trapping them onto a three-layer adhesive sheet which eventually kills them. In its 'haze mode' function, this air purifier reduces the prevalence of viruses, allergens, and microbes by emitting a high dose of Plasmacluster ions. Price: SG$449. Available online at Qoo.10.
Sharp Singapore, sg.sharp/products/mosquito-catcher-air-purifier
It's all about the color, sophisticated design, and Swedish engineering for the Blueair Sense+ air purifier. This Wi-Fi-enabled model allows you to connect it with the Blueair Aware air quality monitor. What's more, the Blueair Friend app enables you to control your air purifier from a remote location, access indoor/outdoor air quality data as well as get tips on how to stay in control of the air you breathe. Available in a range of colors, this air purifier fitted with the Blueair HEPASilent+ Technology, captures 99.97% of all airborne particles down to 0.1 microns in size. Filter replacement is a breeze too! Price: SG$839. Available online at Air Treatment Singapore.
This impressive compact contraption has us sold, with its ability to accommodate room sizes up to 361 square feet. Coway Mighty's Four-Stage Filtration System (Pre-filter, Deodorization filter, True HEPA filter, Vital Ion) captures and reduces up to 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns in the air, including pollen, pollutants and other allergens. It also reduces volatile organic compounds and reduces odor. The pollution sensor also communicates indoor air quality in real-time. With a top air purifier award in 2018 to boot, this one is definitely worth investing in. Price: SG$467.97. Available online from Amazon.sg.
The latest air purifier by Xiaomi is both affordable, sleek, and effective, much to our delight. It's said to purify your home in just 12 minutes and filters out over 99% of particles sized 0.3 microns and larger, using an H11-grade high-density HEPA filter from Japanese manufacturer Toray. An activated coconut carbon filter also removes 91% of formaldehyde and other harmful substances. Replacing the filter is simple as you'll be automatically notified via the Mi home app when it needs replacing. Price: SG$299. Available online at Lazada.
Packaged in a newer, smaller size, the AirTamer® Advanced A315 certainly caught our eye. Similar to their previous models, the A310 and A302, this newest addition emits a constant stream of healthy negative ions that force airborne pollutants away from your personal space thus giving you a zone of cleaner, healthier air. It also comes with a replaceable lanyard and convenient battery level monitor. This model also features an easy to replace ion emission brush so it can be restored to like-new condition even after months of usage. The best part, it can effectively clean the air of many micron-sized pollutants like viruses, pollen, smoke, molds, and dust mites. Price: SG$220.09. Available online at PuriHealth Qoo10 shop. Do note that stock will only be available in March, 2020. Visit their Facebook page for updates.
Philips is always the go-to brand when it comes to electronics. Within its air purifier range, the AC2887 stands out as it is powered by the VitaShield IPS, which is natural and doesn't contain any of ozone and plasma (bad stuff!). What's more, it cleans the air efficiently with its NanoProtect filter and is superbly quiet. There are 3 different modes, General, Allergen, Bacteria & Virus, that you can choose from depending on your needs. For daily use, the General mode is sufficient. Price: SG$468.88. Available online at Lazada.
Philips Singapore, www.philips.com.sg/c-p/AC2887_30/air-cleaner