5 Air Purifiers Below $500 So Your Employees Can Breathe Easy During Work-From-Home (WFH)

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WFH conditions seem here to stay, especially if this pandemic transitions to an endemic, as some experts say. By this indication, your employees will likely be working from home for a while longer. Even if office and workplaces reopen, many businesses may also consider some form of flexible work-from-home policies.

To this end, some business owners may consider allocating some budget to improving their employees’ work-from-home set-up, including the air they breathe. But with so many air purifiers to choose from, how do we find a suitable one?

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Before making that purchase, we have to understand the common terminology in purifier specs. All purifiers listed here come fitted with a High Efficiency Particulate Absolute (HEPA) filter, which can theoretically remove at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns (µm). Another term, Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), refers to a purifier’s efficiency at giving out clean air in a room.

That said, here are five air purifier models which could be suitable for businesses looking to enhance their employees’ work-from-home offices.

#1 Novita NAP200 Air Purifier

Price: $199

Dimensions (W × D × H): 32.5cm × 17.2cm × 51cm

Weight: 5kg

Coverage: 44m²

Power consumption: 43W

Novita NAP200 Air Purifier

A sleek and compact purifier, the Novita NAP200 looks as clean as the air it gives out. It has a four-step air purification system for employees’ health and ease of mind during this pandemic. First: Its Washable Mesh Filter for trapping large particles like hair and dust. 

Second: Its Granular Activated Carbon Filter. 

Third: Its 95% HEPA Type Filter, removing 95% of airborne allergens and germs. 

Fourth: Its Semi-Permanent Built-In Ioniser, which gives out millions of negative ions to eliminate airborne germs and allergens. 

#2 Filtech Aero Air Purifier

Price: $370

Dimensions (W × D × H): 21.5 cm × 21.5 cm × 33.5 cm

Weight: 1.45kg

Coverage: 80 m²

CADR: 180 m³/ h

Filtech Aero Air Purifier
Source: Filtech

The Aero Air Purifier’s HEPA Filter has ultra-fine interlaced pores, more than 10 times finer than the standard HEPA filter. That is great for employees’ air quality, especially for those with pets, the elderly, children and babies at home.

This light-weight air purifier can work while employees work, and while they sleep. This is thanks to the DC Brushless Motor, which is ultra-quiet despite a strong overload capability (maximum level of current, voltage or power that a device can withstand before it is damaged).

#3 TruSens Z-2000 Air Purifier

Price: $461.17

Dimensions (W × D × H): 22.3cm × 22.3cm × 56.7cm

Weight: 4kg

Coverage: 35m²

Power consumption: 28W

TruSens Z-2000 Air Purifier
Source: Courts

The TruSens Z-2000’s HEPA filter is 360°, in that it wraps around the purifier, capturing odours and pollutants from all directions. Once trapped, the germs and bacteria are killed with UV light sterilisation — a premium feature. 

The TruSens design is uniquely intuitive. The purifier reads air quality with its SensorPod, and adjusts fan speed accordingly. In addition, there are two streams of airflow for more effective delivery of clean air.

#4 Philips AC-0820/30 Air Purifier

Price: $499

Dimensions (W × D × H): 25cm × 25cm × 36.7cm

Weight: 2.4kg

Coverage: 49m²

CADR: 190 m³/ h

Power consumption: 20W

The Philips AC-0820/30’s minimum sound level is 35dB (sleep mode). This ultra-quiet operation means the purifier can non-intrusively clean the room air while employees focus on their work.

You will find that the features can be summed up as “smart”. For example, the colour ring indicates real-time air quality with four possible colours, ranging from blue (good) to red (poor). Additionally, the smart filter indicator alerts users when the filter needs changing, making maintenance that much easier.

#5 EuropAce EPU 3300T

Price: $499

Dimensions (W × D × H): 32.4 x 16.2 x 40.9 cm

Weight: 4.8kg

Coverage: 30m²

Power consumption: 50W

Source: EuropAce

Though this heavy-duty unit has a smaller coverage of 30m², it boasts a whopping six-step purifying process (Pre-filter + Korean H11 HEPA + Activated Carbon Filter + TIO2 + UV Lamp + Ioniser).

You would think the T in 3300T stands for Thorough — the UV Lamp gives off UVC light to kill airborne viruses, bacteria and germs. (Hospitals use UVC light to sterilise surgical instruments.) The 3300T also removes particles just 0.1 micrometres in length.

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