STEP 3 in our air purifier review is to compare the top brands of air purifiers on the market. This page includes brands letters A through H.
I have two types of reviews:
Actual Review: air purifiers I have personally used, tested and evaluated.- and -Additional Review: air purifiers I have evaluated without personal testing.
Important: How can I write an air purifier review without actually testing?
It is my rule to use/test at least one purifier in a brands line-up before I will write evaluation only reviews for the other purifiers in that same brands same line-up. I generally use/test
one of the brands top "parent" models to get an overall viewpoint of their entire line. A word of caution … many reviews out in "webland" are not based on actual
use/testing. Actual use/testing allows me to add much more depth and accuracy to my reviews. In most cases an evaluation only is adequate only after I have done an actual review of at least one
purifier in a given brand. Most additional models are very similar to the "parent" purifier.
Each purifier review shows an overall rating score from 0 low to 100 high. Here is the criteria I use to rate each purifier.
Or go directly to my air purifier review top 10 page.
Top Brands A to H
The Air Oasis Company started distributing the Air Oasis 3000 in 2002. In 2004 they lost their manufacturer and made a
decision to continue by becoming the manufacture. Owners Jon Bennert and Dr. Jeff Bennert PhD have patents-pending and manufacture in Amarillo, TX. They appear to be growing and were awarded an
Enterprise Challenge award in 2006 including a check for £75,000. Air Purifier Review. I currently have five reviews posted: Mini UV, 1000 UV, 3000 UV, 3000Xtreme UV, and the 9" Induct ACT
The Allerair Company has been in business for over 14 years with offices in the United Stated, Italy, and Canada. The company was founded after
President Sam Teitelbaum developed Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). Finding that no air purifier on the market provided safe and effective relief, he decided to develop his own products.
Allerair offers 9 product lines including residential, commercial, industrial, medical and others and over 100 air purifer models. They are marketed by dealers worldwide and are also available
on the internet. The company also has experts available to help you choose the correct model for your needs. I currently have seven reviews posted: Series 4000, 5000, 6000, 8000, 600, AirMedic
The Amaircare Company has been in business for over 14 years in Ontario, Canada. They design and manufacture all major components
including HEPA filters, outsourcing only the motors to Germany. They are heavy on quality, information and engineering and make good products. Amaircare offers 3 product lines including
portable, whole house, and commercial/specialty. They are marketed by dealers worldwide and are also available on the internet. Air purifier review. I currently have five reviews posted: 2500,
3000, Roomaid, XR-100 Auto Unit, and the 8500 Whole House.
Austin Air Systems
The Austin Air Company was founded by Richard Taylor in 1992 as a result of
helping his wife breathe better. They have a 480,000 sqft facility in Buffalo, NY. Reported as the largest air cleaner manufacturing plant in the world. Austin Air produces everything in-house
from filters, to metal forming, to the final paint. Made in the USA. They were involved with the Red Cross and FEMA during the cleanup of post 9/11 New York. I currently have eight reviews
posted: HealthMate HM-400/HealthMate Jr. HM-200, Allergy Machine/Allergy Machine Jr., HealthMate+/HealthMate+ Jr., Baby's Breath, and The Pet Machine.
The Bionaire Company was founded in Canada in 1977. The company does international business, but available information is a bit dated. They have many models new and old and
making sense of them all is a bit of a challenge. Why they have so many models is beyond me. The units are basic technology at best and in most cases are not recommended. Lower cost, but
definitely lower cleaning power. I currently have three reviews posted: the Bionaire PERMAtech BAP2000-U, the Bionaire BAP725 QUEITech, and the Bionaire BAP1250-U.
The Biozone Scientific Company was founded in Finland in 2002. They have offices and sales channels established worldwide. The units are very simple and offer only
very basic cleaning. In most cases I would not recommend them. Rate Air Purifiers. I currently have five reviews posted: the Biozone PureHome 500, the Biozone PureHome 1000, the Biozone
PureHome 2000, the Biozone PureHome 3000 and the Biozone Induct 1500.
The Blueair Company was founded in Sweden in 1996. They are a member of the
Association of Home Appliance Manufactures and have received several top awards. I currently have seven reviews posted with eleven total purifier versions: the Blueair 601, the Blueair 501, the
Blueair 402, the Blueair 250E, the Blueair 201, the AirPod, and the Eco-10. The Blueair purifiers are generally of simple design and do rate near the top.
Ecoquest Air Purifier Review:
Alpine Industries was founded in Minnesota in the Mid 80's. Bill Converse invented the technology that launched this unique line of air purifiers. Alpine had some
legal trouble in the late 90's for making claims that their air purifiers could do things they could not prove scientifically. The company changed hands in 2000 and became Ecoquest. Since,
Ecoquest has upgraded their technology, expanded engineering, established scientific proof, and partnered with leading organizations. I currently have six reviews posted: Fresh Air, Breeze AT,
Ecobox, Ductworx, Fresh Air To Go, Fresh Air Buddy, and Fresh Air Focus. Ecoquest is a major "new" technology made and manufactured in the USA.
Air Purifier Review: Click Here for Edenpure Reviews. Edenpure is a division of SCI (Suarez Corporation Industries) based in Canton, Ohio. SCI was founded in 1968 by Benjamin D. Suarez from
his basement. 40 years later they are a a diversified marketing company with worldwide distribution. They market their products through standard retail channels as well as using direct sales.
I currently have three reviews posted: EdenPURE Whole House G-7, EdenPURE Area, and EdenPURE RoomPURE.
Friedrich was founded by Ed Friedrich in Texas in 1883 and got its start as an air conditioning company. The company is still known mostly for its air conditioning units, but has an
expanded line of specialty air treatment products. They added air purification in the early 1990's. Unlike most companies in the air purifier industry, Friedrich has just one model
preferring to keep it simple. I currently have that one review posted: the Friedrich C-90B.
Holmes Air Purifier Review:
Holmes has been making air purifiers for
over 10 years. They brag of The Six-Sigma standard in quality, but need to focus more on cleaning power. They are owned under the Jarden Products umbrella as are Bionaire air purifiers. They
have many models new and old and making sense of them all is a bit of a challenge. Why they have so many models is beyond me. The units are basic technology at best and in most cases are not
recommended. Lower cost, but definitely lower cleaning power. Rate Air Purifiers. I currently have four reviews posted with a dozen or so mini-reviews: HEPA-Type Mini Tower HAP412-U, LifeLong
HEPA-Type Tower HAP1200-U, 99.97% HEPA for Large Rooms HAP650, and the Arm & Hammer Fresh 'N Clean Odor Grabber AOR240FC-U.
Honeywell Air Purifier Review:
Honeywell can trace it roots back to 1885 when Albert Butz got started in the furnace business. They are now a huge 42 billion dollar company with air purification a small part of what
they do. Honeywell has a relationship with Kaz Company as Kaz handles most of the air purifier line today. They are listed as made in the USA. There are literally dozens of purifier models
availabel throughout the world, mostly at big box type (price based) stores. Not much for cleaning the air, they serve the lower end of the air purifier market. I currently have four reviews
posted with a dozen or so mini-reviews: Quietclean Tower HFD-120-Q, UV Air Treatment System RUVLAMP1, Enviracaire HEPA 50250, and the QuietCare 17005.
Hunter Air Purifier Review: Click Here for Hunter Reviews.
Hunter can trace it roots back to 1886 when John and James Hunter started the business selling ceiling fans. They now offer a full line of home comfort products – air purifiers,
humidifiers, thermostats, portable fans, and bath exhaust fans. Their headquarters are located in Memphis, TN. Hunter's purifiers are found in dozens of models throughout the USA, mostly at
big box, home improvement stores and on the internet. Most are average for cleaning the air; maybe a little above average for general consumer level, big box type models. Rate Air Purifiers. I
currently have three reviews posted with two dozen or so mini-reviews: Permalife 30547, QuietFlo 30785, and the HEPAtech 30378.
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