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The Sexy Six; Keeping Your Home’s Air Clean

Reviews of the six sexiest air cleaners we could find, any why you need them, pronto!

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Oransi V Hepa Max Filter

The Sexy Six; Keeping Your Home’s Air Clean

Oransi: Get creative with a magic marker and some spray-paint

Priced at $480, this Oransi air purifier is great for larger single rooms such as the living room or bedroom. It does look more like an appliance, but it’s rated one of the quietest purifiers on the market. Its Hepa filters are 98% effective against all airborne particulates and contain activated carbon for removing orders effectively.

The four individual filters needed are priced at $82 for the pack and have a twelve month lifespan. This appliance is quiet, efficient and the only downside seems to be its looks. The Oransi’s nighttime function shuts down all lights, making it sleep friendly for those who need total dark. Keep DIY in mind with this one, its shape may be not so pretty but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be beautiful with a little touch of spray-paint!

Fellowes DX95 air cleaner

Priced at $340, the Fellowes air purifier is easier on the wallet than most others, while keeping up with the pricier machines. It traps up to 99.7% of all airborne particles, including pollen, house dust mite allergen, and cat and dog allergens. For those who have other things on the brain, the filter change indicator lets you know when to change the $30 antimicrobial HEPA filter, eliminating the guesswork (which should be about once per year). The filters are protected from developing mildew, fungi, and bacteria with an antimicrobial treatment.

The Sexy Six; Keeping Your Home’s Air Clean

Fellowes: inexpensive and effective

On high speed, the vent (at the top of the machine), can double as a fan and can be easily directed to blow anywhere from sideways to straight up. Suitable for a large living room or medium sized office space, the unique AeraSmart Sensor monitors your air quality for you and auto-adjusts the fan speed to keep up with your air (or you can choose to keep it on high).

The only downside is that it’s not the prettiest machine in the bunch and could be easily described as…clunky. But, in our minds, that’s made up for by the fact that the filters are less than $30.

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Rebecca is Urbanette's Beauty and Health Editor. She is an expert in all things related to beauty, holistic health, organic food, toxins, and fitness. She is a part-time model and nutritionist who grew up in Canada, spent most of her adulthood in Brooklyn, and now lives with her boyfriend David in Zurich, Switzerland. Check out her blog at RadiantPeach.com

Reader Discussion: 22 Comments

  1. Tara Lowe

    I can’t believe I’m supposed to spray paint the Oransi. I mean yeah, it looks like an ugly air conditioning unit.

  2. JURIK

    Air purifyers are so expensive. I think I would rather go for plants that can purify the air instead. They’re cheaper and you’re 100% sure that the plants do their job because that’s what they do anyway! No need for expensive purifyers that you don’t even know if they really work. Why not just buy a plant and water it frequently and not only will you be helping the Earth by consuming less energy and less carbon footprint, you’re also saving a lot of money.

    • Essie Hunter

      Exactly, I would rather have plants at home. They’re cheaper and effective.

  3. Claire Vega

    Do I have to keep the air purifyers running all day?

  4. Jacqueline Pierce

    Thank you for this information. I’ve been planning to buy air purifyers for quite some time now but couldn’t figure out which one to buy. ?

  5. Lorena Joseph

    I don’t quite like how the BlueAir looks. It’s too big and looks a lot like a CPU. Definitely not good for homes that have kids and are just so curious what this rectangular thing is. If it looks like a vase or something expensive, kids won’t touch it. Compared to one that looks like a box that has something inside for curious cats. I also don’t feel like replacing the filters too often like that. I would like something that’s a little more low maintenance.

  6. Shari Pena

    Isn’t it better to just use the plants? Plants don’t even consume energy or need filter replacements.

  7. Judith White

    I like how the Light Air looks. I just don’t like the fact that it might cause darkening in walls. I’m honestly curious why?

  8. Candace Owens

    The Viktor one looks like a lamp. Love how it looks!

  9. Ora Lambert

    The RabbitAir seems very convincing for me. Not bad at $85 too for the filter. I have pets at home and I also hate how they sometimes make the house smell like dogs and I can’t use aroma diffusers because it might irritate the dogs’ noses. I really have to rely on air purifiers in order to make the house smell better. It’s not like that’s the only job of the air purifiers anyway so it’s like hitting a lot of birds in one stone, which makes purchasing on really worth it.

  10. Regina Curry

    If you have kids at home that have allergies, air purifyers are really needed. You can always double the purpose of getting the plants as well.

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