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Air Purifiers: Ratings of Sources

Total of 11 Sources
1. ConsumerReports.org
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Air Purifiers
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org conducts hands-on tests of air purifiers. Editors look at more than 25 air purifiers, ranking them from best to worst and identifying recommended models. Testers rate each model for dust, pollen and smoke removal (testing room filters on both low and high speeds) and noise at low and high speeds. Editors also estimate the annual cost of ownership for each model, based on energy and filter costs. Four air purifiers earn recommendations, and two of those are Best Buys.
The AHAM Verification Program for Portable Electric Room Air Cleaners
by Editors of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
Our AssessmentThe Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) uses an outside lab to verify clean air delivery rates (CADRs) quoted by manufacturers for dust, tobacco smoke and pollen. Manufacturer participation is voluntary, and tested samples are taken randomly from factories, warehouses and dealer showrooms. Air purifiers that are certified to meet Energy Star standards and UL safety standards for ozone emissions are also identified, but that certification is not independently tested.
3. TheSweetHome.com
Oct. 22, 2104
The Best Air Purifier
by John Holecek
Our AssessmentJohn Holecek, an NOAA scientist, finds the top rated and most popular air purifiers and then subjects them to his own testing. Air purifiers are tested for particle and odor removal, and the methodology is thoroughly explained. One purifier is named best overall, while others that are nearly as good are identified.
4. Air-Purifier-Power.com
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Top 10 Air Purifiers
by Ed Sherbenou
Our AssessmentAir-Purifier-Power.com is dedicated exclusively to air-purifier information, providing general background on air-quality issues as well as detailed overviews of more than 85 air purifiers and a top 10 list. Ed Sherbenou, who has multiple-chemical sensitivity and uses several of the units in his home and office, rates air purifiers based on 10 criteria, including construction quality, ozone issues, gas and odor removal, noise level and price-performance ratio. Sherbenou takes issue with the ratings provided by other reviewers in many cases, but with the exception of a handful of air purifiers, details of any testing he personally conducts are scarce. Still, there are a lot of helpful insights here.
5. Allergy Buyers Club.com
As of February 2015
Air Purifiers
by Editors of AllergyBuyersClub.com
Our AssessmentAllergyBuyersClub.com is a retail website specializing in products that make life easier for allergy sufferers. Editors rate air purifiers on particle removal, noise level, ease of use, value, build quality and more. Users weigh in with their own feedback as well. Air purifiers are available in a variety of categories, from pet air purifiers to whole-house air purifiers.
6. Allergy Buyers Club.com
As of February 2015
Furnace Filters and Air Conditioning Filters
by Editors of AllergyBuyersClub.com
Our AssessmentRetailer AllergyBuyersClub.com also reviews furnace filters. The top ratings go to pricey washable furnace filters; they cost hundreds of dollars initially, but save money in the long term by eliminating the need for disposable filters. Customer reviews are posted as well, but most filters get little feedback.
7. Amazon.com
As of February 2015
Air Purifiers
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentThere are thousands of products listed at Amazon.com in the air purifiers category, consisting of air purifiers, filters and related products and accessories. Honeywell air purifiers consistently get high ratings here, as well as some less expensive models by Holmes, GermGuardian and others. Several air purifiers have accumulated hundreds of owner-written reviews, and some have more than 1,000.
8. Amazon.com
As of February 2015
Furnace Filters
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com lists furnace filters separately from stand-alone air purifiers. Many filters draw lots of feedback -- often hundreds of reviews --and most earn good ratings.
9. HomeDepot.com
As of February 2015
Air Purifiers
by Contributors to HomeDepot.com
Our AssessmentHomeDepot.com lists more than 80 home air purifiers. Most receive at least a handful of ratings, though others have more than 100. The write ups tend to be short, but most note whether or not they would recommend an air purifier to a friend.
10. AchooAllergy.com
As of February 2015
Top 5 HEPA Air Purifiers
by Editors and Contributors to AchooAllergy.com
Our AssessmentAchooAllergy.com is a site dedicated to products for allergy sufferers. Editors do test some of the units, although the testing process is not well explained. Users also weigh in with their opinions. A list of top 5 HEPA air purifiers is provided.
11. AirPurifiers.com
As of February 2015
HEPA Air Purifier Reviews
by Editors and Contributors to AirPurifiers.com
Our AssessmentThis is another retail site that provides expert opinions as well as user feedback. AirPurifiers.com carries fewer brands than some others, however, and the reviews aren't particularly detailed, but some might find the customer case studies and articles on allergies and other topics helpful.
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