The Best Air Purifiers for Asthma

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When it comes to purchasing products to help asthma, the first place I turn is the Asthma and Allergy Friendly Certification Program.  Any product listed on this site has gone through rigorous certification to be declared asthma and allergy friendly.  As someone who suffers from both asthma and allergies, I have found this program to be a great resource.   When I was searching for the best air purifiers for asthma, this is where I turned.

Best Air Purifiers Asthma

Item
Our Favorite!
Fellowes AeraMax 300
Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool
RabbitAir MinusA2 - 700 A
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AeraMax 300 Large Room Air Purifier Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA...
Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 HEPA Air Purifier for The Baby Room with Odor Reducing 4-Stage...
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool, HP01 HEPA Air Purifier, Space Heater & Fan, For Large Rooms, Removes...
RabbitAir MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A,...
Area Covered
300-600 sq ft
200 sq ft
300 sq ft
700 sq ft
Price
$228.46
$129.03
$465.00
Price not available
Our Favorite!
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Fellowes AeraMax 300
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AeraMax 300 Large Room Air Purifier Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA...
Area Covered
300-600 sq ft
Price
$228.46
More Info
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Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5
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Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 HEPA Air Purifier for The Baby Room with Odor Reducing 4-Stage...
Area Covered
200 sq ft
Price
$129.03
More Info
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Dyson Pure Hot + Cool
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Dyson Pure Hot + Cool, HP01 HEPA Air Purifier, Space Heater & Fan, For Large Rooms, Removes...
Area Covered
300 sq ft
Price
$465.00
More Info
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RabbitAir MinusA2 - 700 A
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RabbitAir MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A,...
Area Covered
700 sq ft
Price
Price not available
More Info

Each and every one of these air purifiers has been certified asthma and allergy friendly.  While they do have a higher price point to many of the other air purifiers for asthma out there, be sure to pay special attention to the square footage covered.

Many of these products are also available in additional forms and sizes, which we will cover when we take a closer look.

Fellowes AeraMax 300

AeraMax 300 Large Room Air Purifier Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA...
  • Air purifier features true HEPA filter with aerasafe antimicrobial treatment and carbon filter for four-stage filtration process that captures 99.97% of airborne particles
  • An odor Eliminator that also captures mold, dust, germs and smoke-ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers. Filter type: carbon. True HEPA with aerasafe antimicrobial treatment
  • Automatic air purifier performance with aerasmart sensor that monitors the Air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed to keep your air purified.Material Type:ABS

This is by far our favorite air purifier for asthma.  It is cost effective, and covers a large area.  I have two of them, one for upstairs, and one for downstairs.

It requires carbon filters and HEPA filters to be changed.  The carbon filters need to be changed approximately every three months, and the HEPA filters once a year.

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Fellowes Carbon Filters for AeraMax Air Purifiers - 4 Pack (9324201),Black
Carbon Filter removes odors, VOC's and captures large airborne particulates
$32.89

This model will sense when your air is dirty or contaminated, and kick in to clean things at a higher fan speed temporarily.  It also removes odors from the air.

The AeraMax comes in three different sizes.  We are looking at the largest size here with the AeraMax 300, but there are also the AeraMax 100 (100-200 sq ft) and AeraMax 200 (200-400 sq ft):

AeraMax 100 Air Purifier for Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA Filter and...
Recommended for small sized rooms from 100 to 200 square feet
$123.04
AeraMax 200 Air Purifier for Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA Filter and...
Recommended for medium sized rooms from 200 to 400 square feet
$174.99
AeraMax 300 Large Room Air Purifier Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA...
Recommended for Large sized rooms from 300 to 600 square feet. Power supply AC 120V/60Hz
$228.46

Each AeraMax model also comes in white as shown, or in black.

It is important to note that each AeraMax model uses a different size filter.  I purchased two of the same model AeraMax to make managing filters easier.

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 HEPA Air Purifier for The Baby Room with Odor Reducing 4-Stage...
  • AeraSmart feature automatically detects and purifies the air
  • Perfect air purifier for baby rooms from 100 to 200 square feet
  • Certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

This is a newer form of the Fellowes AreaMax, and is perfect for babies rooms and other bedrooms.  It has all the features of the above AeraMax models.

It also comes in a larger size that handles 200-400 square feet:

Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 HEPA Air Purifier for The Baby Room with Odor Reducing 4-Stage...
AeraSmart feature automatically detects and purifies the air; Perfect air purifier for baby rooms from 100 to 200 square feet
$129.03
Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB55 Ultra Quiet Baby Room Air Purifier with Odor Reducing 4-Stage...
AeraSmart feature automatically detects and purifies the air; Perfect air purifier for any baby room from 200 – 400 square feet

The big difference in this model is that it has a child lock to lock the controls so little fingers cannot change the settings, and the display and buttons can be dimmed.  Perfect for both babies and other sleepers that may be sensitive to light.

Just like the other AeraMax models, it has two filters, the carbon filter that will be changed every three months and the HEPA filter to be changed once a year.

Dyson Pure Hot + Cool HP01

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Dyson Pure Hot + Cool, HP01 HEPA Air Purifier, Space Heater & Fan, For Large Rooms, Removes...
  • The Dyson Pure Hot Cool purifies, heats, and cools you delivering multi functionality, without compromise
  • Dyson technology helps create a cleaner, healthier home - Our vacuums and purifiers are scientifically proven to capture particles as small as allergens and bacteria.
  • CAPTURES: The sealed HEPA filter captures 99; 97 Percent of allergens as small as 0; 3 microns makes this an ideal air purifier for allergies, pets, dust, pollen and mold spores

While I do not have this Dyson air purifier because it was not out when I purchased mine, I am listing it here because it is certified asthma and allergy friendly.

I do however have a Dyson cool fan that I abolutely love, and would have seriously considered a Dyson pure model due to the wonderful experience I have always had with Dyson products.

This Dyson Pure does Hot and Cool, but there are many other Dyson Pure models:

Dyson Pure Cool, DP04-HEPA Air Purifier and Fan WiFi-Enabled, Large Rooms, Automatically Removes...
The only purifying fan to clean a whole room properly; Intelligently purifies and cools you.
$445.81

For a more complete listing (because believe me, there are so many), be sure to check out Dyson’s Air Purifier shop.  The Dyson Pure Modes, either Cool or Hot + Cool come in a wide variety of colors and coverage areas.

The models that feature Dyson Link mean that your air purifier can be connected to your phone via the Dyson Link app so you can get real time data on the air you are breathing.

The filter will need to be replaced once a year, or when indicated.

Replacement Filter, for Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link HP02 HEPA Air Purifier, Dyson Pure Cool Link Desk...
Plus dust holding-the Active Carbon won't re-release particles back into the air.

This filter fits the Dyson Hot + Cool HP01 as well as the Hot + Cool DP01/DP03/HP00/HP02/HP03 model.  Always make sure to check you are purchasing the filter for the correct model, no matter what air purifier for asthma you purchase.

RabbitAir MinusA2 – 700 A

RabbitAir MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A,...
  • Advanced HEPA filtration with six stages of purification and deodorization
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Germ Defense customized filter: Effectively traps and reduces airborne bacteria, mold spores and particles that carry viruses.

The RabbitAir 700 A model covers a staggering g 700 square feet, and the 780 A model covers up to 815 square feet.

These RabbitAir models also come in a black or white finish, and the 780 A models also come with optional WiFi connectivity:

RabbitAir MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A,...
Advanced HEPA filtration with six stages of purification and deodorization; 5 Year Warranty
RabbitAir MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-780A,...
Advanced HEPA filtration with six stages of purification and deodorization; 5 Year Warranty
$599.95
RabbitAir MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-780A,...
Advanced HEPA filtration with six stages of purification and deodorization; 5 Year Warranty
RabbitAir MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier w/WiFi (SPA-780N, Black, Germ Defense)
Advanced HEPA filtration with six stages of purification and deodorization; Connect to your WiFi network and control from anywhere with the Rabbit Air App
$619.95
RabbitAir MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier w/WiFi (SPA-780N, White, Germ Defense)
Advanced HEPA filtration with six stages of purification and deodorization; Connect to your WiFi network and control from anywhere with the Rabbit Air App

If you are looking to cover a large area, the RabbitAir is something you should seriously consider.

Your RabbitAir filters will last you about a year, and the filters are sold in packs:

As you can see, there are two options for the filter packs.  The first is a Germ Defense option, which helps keep your air free of viruses and bacteria, and the second is a Toxin Absorber which traps chemicals in the air.

Picking the Best Air Purifier – Asthma

Let’s take a look at our options again:

Remember, there are variations on each of these models to cover different areas, and with different features:

AeraMax 300 Large Room Air Purifier Mold, Odors, Dust, Smoke, Allergens and Germs with True HEPA...
Recommended for Large sized rooms from 300 to 600 square feet. Power supply AC 120V/60Hz
$228.46
Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5 HEPA Air Purifier for The Baby Room with Odor Reducing 4-Stage...
AeraSmart feature automatically detects and purifies the air; Perfect air purifier for baby rooms from 100 to 200 square feet
$129.03
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Dyson Pure Hot + Cool, HP01 HEPA Air Purifier, Space Heater & Fan, For Large Rooms, Removes...
HEATING: Can be used for long range personal heating or fast, even room heating; Certified asthma and allergy friendly and awarded the quiet Mark accreditation
$465.00
RabbitAir MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier - Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star (SPA-700A,...
Advanced HEPA filtration with six stages of purification and deodorization; 5 Year Warranty

My favorite model is the Fellowes AreaMax 300.  It covers a decent sized area, and is cost effective.  However, the Fellowes AeraMax models are also the most maintenance since they have two filters to replace.  The same goes for the Fellowes AeraMax Baby DB5.

Perhaps the coolest looking air purifiers for asthma are the Dyson models.  The mazon link=”B07KXBX32V” title=”Dyson Hot + Cool HP01″ /] acts as cooling fan and can also provide heat.  There are also some Dyson Pure models that can be app controlled!  However, Dyson products do come with a premium price tag.

Last but certainly not least are the RabbitAir A2 models.  If you are looking to cover a large area, these are the way to go without question.

RabbitAir A2

Why Air Purifiers for Asthma?

If you are already reading this, you probably know the importance of air purifiers for asthma.  Air purifiers remove things from the air that can trigger asthma attacks, whether they be particles, allergies, or pet dander.  Breathing clean air can go a long way to making asthma sufferers feel better.

Beyond that, air purifiers can do many other things as well, like removing cooking odors.  If you haven’t convinced everyone in your home they can benefit from an air purifier, be sure to check out the benefits of air purifiers.

Best Air Purifiers Asthma Options

When it comes to products relating to allergies and asthma, there are so many options out there that I always like to see if a product is Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly.  In the case of best air purifiers asthma, there is a wide range of certified products that cover all different areas, and at all different price ranges.

Last update on 2020-05-31 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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