Air purifier – recommendations?

I had a good air purifier that lasted almost 3 years but I am pretty sure it only worked the 1st year I had it. 

I got another one recently but it was a big mess. It emitted some kind of burning smell so I threw it away didn’t even want to return it. 

I am looking for another one right now to help with my asthma. 

Does anybody have any suggestions on what could be a good air purifier? Any purifiers you think that really work? 


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  • LK

    I have these two air purifiers and they both work really well.  Both are AAFA certified and easy to use.  No funny odors at all.

  • Breatheeasy

    Thanks I didn’t know there were allergy and asthma certified purifiers. This info is very helpful. 

  • K8sMom2002
    Breatheeasy posted:

    Thanks I didn’t know there were allergy and asthma certified purifiers. This info is very helpful. 

    Breatheeasy, good luck on finding you a good air purifier! 

    Here's a quote with more info about the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program:

    The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization, Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), is an independent program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that may help you have a healthier home by reducing exposure to asthma triggers and allergens and improving indoor air quality. You can find certified products and services such as carpet cleaning, flooring, vacuums and more at 

  • Breatheeasy

    Thanks @K8sMom2002. That’s really helpful. 


    I was just reading the q and a section on Amazon and came across this in the ozone description. 

    ‘My understanding is, that if one has asthma or other lung disorder, you should not use any "air purifiers" as they all produce ozone.’ 

    Is this true? Does anybody agree with this? 

  • K8sMom2002

    Breatheeasy, good point about ozone … Ozone triggers asthma because it is very irritating to the lungs and airways.

    Some so-called "air purifiers" are ozone generators. The EPA does NOT recommend those to be used as air purifiers. 

    But the air purifiers that are certified asthma & allergy friendly® have been tested. The testing lab monitors the air purifier's ozone levels to ensure they remain within the Code of Federal Regulations Guidelines.

    You can read more about air purifiers that have been certified asthma & allergy friendly® on the website.

  • Breatheeasy

    I guess thats a good thing then. Is an ioniser the same thing as ozone? I’m guessing we had a tower fan at some point that used the ion or ozone option before I developed asthma. We did not use it for very long though. Just for a night or two. I hated it. 

  • Pljohns

    This is the newer model of the one I have-I've had it working on 4 years now and love it.  It takes care of odors really quickly, is quiet and has been a God send for me.

  • K8sMom2002

    Breatheeasy, AAFA recommends that you avoid devices that treat air with heat, electrostatic ions or ozone. So you can definitely find air cleaners that filter almost 98% of allergen particles in the air and remain within the Code of Federal Regulations Guidelines for ozone.

    Here's more information on improving your . What other ways do you use to improve your indoor air quality?

  • Melissa G

    Breatheeasy, have you been out shopping for an air cleaner? Is there any other information we can help you with?