The Best Air Purifiers for 2022

Between allergies, COVID-19, and wildfires, there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about the quality of the air you breathe. With these issues more prominent than ever, it's no wonder that demand for air purifiers is .

A high-quality air purifier can remove bacteria, dust, industrial emissions, mold, odor, pet dander, pollen, viruses, and other contaminants from the air. But not all air purifiers are created equal, and with so many compelling models on the market, it can be tough to narrow down your options. Over the past year, we here at PCMag have made it a priority to test a wide range of smart air purifiers to help you select the best one for your needs and budget.

On a personal note, my interest in air purifiers began in pre-COVID times, shortly after I adopted my pitbull Bradley in the fall of 2019. I'm allergic to dogs, but his cute face and playful personality easily won me over. It wasn't long after adopting him that my allergies turned into asthma. Desperate for relief, I bought a refurbished on eBay during a Black Friday sale. My refurbished unit worked like new, and while I can't say that it alone cured my asthma and allergies, it has helped lessen my symptoms (along with medicine and daily vacuuming).