let's CLEAR THE AIR

Air pu­ri­fiers have got­ten an up­grade. There’s real-time mon­i­tor­ing, Blue­tooth ca­pa­bil­i­ties, and new fil­ters that pick up smaller pol­lu­tants than ever.

Better Homes & Gardens - - Better -

AIR TIME

Dust, dan­der, mold, smoke, germs, and harm­ful chem­i­cals are hang­ing around in the air in­side your house. These can be es­pe­cially ir­ri­tat­ing for peo­ple with al­ler­gies, asthma, or im­mune sys­tem is­sues. En­ter air pu­ri­fiers. They can help elim­i­nate gases and par­ti­cles. When you buy, fo­cus on what’s im­por­tant to you: whis­per-quiet op­er­a­tion, smart fea­tures, room size, ef­fi­ciency, or the cost of re­plac­ing fil­ters.

BUT FIRST, CLEAN

Pure air starts with clean­ing: Dust, vac­uum, re­peat.

THEN CHECK YOUR HVAC FIL­TERS

Re­place fil­ters with the most ef­fi­cient mod­els your brand rec­om­mends. Look for a high MERV rat­ing.

TIME TO SHOP

Each model shown is highly rated and has a unique fea­ture or two. Find your match, right.

A THREE-SPEED FAN AD­JUSTSTO RUN ULTRAQUIET ORSU­PER FAST.ON SMART MODE, IT RUNS ONLY WHEN IT SENSES THENEED. A NEW KIND OF FIL­TER(PECO) DE­STROYS DAN­GER­OUS PAR­TI­CLESAT THE MOLEC­U­LARLEVEL.1 EX­TRA TECHY App-en­abled sched­ul­ing and track­ing. Coway Airmega 300S, $649; cow­aymega .com2 BIG ROOM Quickly fil­ters rooms up to 540 square feet. A washable ex­te­rior fil­ter nabs dust and hair be­fore they muck up the HEPA fil­ter. Blue Pure 211+, $250; blueair.com3 SE­RI­OUSLY CLEAN De­stroys the small­est pol­lu­tants and viruses. Molekule, $799; molekule.com 4 ON THE GO Pu­ri­fies just the air you breathe in open of­fices, strollers, or on the road. Wynd Plus, $199; hel­lowynd.com 5 SMALL SPACERe­freshes up to 155 square feet. Quiet op­er­a­tion. Honey­well HPA100, $150; hon­ey­wellpluggedin.com

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