Published on September 11, 2020

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Continued time spent at home means continued reassessing of all the ways you can make your space even more comfortable. We’ve seen plenty of shopping trends over the past few months reflect our stay-put reality, from the major spike in pool sales that spanned from spring through summer, to the increased interest in patio heaters ahead of colder fall temperatures. Most recently, air purifiers have popped up as a major best-seller among all of Amazon’s home offerings.

Their rise in popularity shouldn’t come as a surprise. Ahead of fall allergy season, a HEPA air purifier can help keep your home clear of unwanted ragweed, as well as absorb any dust or dander that could be making you sneeze. A good air purifier also combats indoor air pollution, which is caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by cleaning products, aerosol sprays, pesticides, and even some furniture. If you’re looking for a simple solution that can help you breathe a little easier (literally and metaphorically), this small appliance is worth it. Here are a few that get the job done, without clashing with your decor.

The Best-Seller

There’s a reason why Levoit air purifiers are constant Amazon best-sellers—they’re relatively affordable (this model clocks in at $100), effective, and small. Just a little over a foot tall, this cylinder can be tucked away anywhere.

The Chic Option

The sleek Scandinavian design of the Löv air purifier makes it double as a work of art—or, at least, helps it to blend in with your style, whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist.

The Big One

Ideal for rooms up to 275 square feet, this purifier includes a light that changes color so you can easily visualize the air quality in your home. Plus, with a washable “pre-filter,” you don’t have to replace your filters as often as you might with an alternative.

The Investment

With a cooling fan as well as a purification system, the Dyson is a perfect pick for hot sleepers year-round. Its WiFi compatibility allows you to program it to change speeds or settings throughout the day.

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