Big, small, or mini, here are our top picks for air purifiers this summer

Sometimes, the air in your home needs a bit of extra care.

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Whether it’s due to pollen, excessive heat, or wildfire smoke, many people have good reason to keep their windows closed through the summer months. That might be best, but it also robs your home of the chance for a good airing out. But there are plenty of affordable and effective air purification options out there, depending on room size and your overall needs. Here are five we liked best.

Best for Larger Rooms: Levoit H13 HEPA Air Purifier

Levoit Large Air Purifier (Amazon)

SHOP NOW on We’ll start with the heavier-duty variety. This beast from Levoit is specifically designed for large rooms. Armed with a true H13 HEPA filter, its manufacturers say it can clean a 450-square-foot room in as little as 12 minutes, and a 2,100-square-foot room in just an hour, using one of three fan speeds depending on air quality. It’s also remarkably quiet for its size, at only 25 decibels during sleep mode. There’s a lot to like here.

Best for Medium Rooms: Levoit Smart WiFi Air Purifier

Levoit Smart WiFi Air Purifier (Amazon)

Shop now on Another one from Levoit, not quite as heavy-duty but still with plenty of capacity for mid-sized rooms and larger rooms such as kitchens, purporting to clean the air in a 360 square foot room 4.5 times an hour. Like its larger counterpart, it also features three fan speeds and multiple timer options, but its companion app is a major selling point as well, allowing not only remote control and monitoring, but also allows you to check filter life.

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Best for Small Rooms: Gukify HEPA Air Purifier for Bedroom

Gukify Small Air Purifier (Amazon)

SHOP NOW on For the smallest room, like your bedroom or home office, you needn’t opt for a massive unit – something small like this one will do just fine. It fits nicely on your desk corner or bedside table, features four speeds, including an ultra-quiet night mode, and a gentle blue night light for the kids’ room. Just a neat little package.

Best Portable Option: Pure Enrichment Mini Portable Air Purifier

Pure Enrichment Mini Purifier (Amazon)

SHOP NOW on Do you often find yourself on the go and need to breathe easier in your wanderings? You can always take a mini-purifier with you, whether it’s to the office or hotel room. This offering is so small it can even fit in some vehicle cup holders, and it features an adjustable handle for easy carrying, or to prop it up for a better angle on your desk or bedside table. Its rechargeable battery has a 12-hour capacity, but it works while plugged in as well.

Best UV-C Filter: TruSens UV Air Purifier

TruSens UV Air Purifier (Amazon)

SHOP NOW on One trend that emerged during the pandemic was a major focus on ventilation and disinfection, and there’s more talk now of using ultraviolet light as part of your purification process due to its effectiveness against microbes and other pollutants. This option from TruSens is available in multiple sizes, and uses UV-C light as an extra layer of protection beyond its standard HEPA filter. We also like the fact it features more two airflow grilles, spreading cleaner air more widely through your home.

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