We've all seen the news stories for weeks. And they're frightening. Whenever a mysterious ailment like the coronavirus springs to life, it inevitably triggers a wave of global concern over the state of public safety.
But while the coronavirus doesn't appear to be an airborne condition (although it's not impossible), there are literally still thousands of illnesses and contaminants present in the air we breathe every day. You can take a proactive step toward improving the quality of the air in your home or vehicle right now with one of these air purification systems, all on sale now at up to 77 percent off.
Only the best
Whether you suffer from allergies, catch colds easily or even face real environmental threats like toxic mold or other bacteria, a quality air purifier is one of the most critical steps you can take to protect the health of your entire household.
Right now, manufacturer Brondell has two of their high-end home purifiers on sale, including the Brondell O2+ Revive Air Purifier and Humidifier ($399; originally $449). With four different operating modes, five specialized filters and a super-efficient evaporative humidifier, this unit scrubs your air of particulates and allergens up to five times per hour.
Asthma and allergy sufferers should also see relief from the Brondell O2+ Halo Air Purifier ($199.99; originally $229). Its True HEPA filter removes 99.97 percent of contaminants from your area, while the woven carbon filter reduces smoke, foul odors and compounds that can become vapors or gases.
Meanwhile, the Airthereal Pure Morning APH260 7-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier ($99; originally $129.99) is another full-service home unit that can purify an area up to 355 square feet, which makes it perfect to decontaminate living rooms, bedrooms, offices and other workspaces.
On a budget
While no one wants to get budget-conscious about their health, the realities are that even if you can't invest a lot in a home purifier, there are solid alternatives for keeping areas of your home fresh and clean without breaking the bank.
The VAVA Purifier and 3-in-1 True HEPA Home Air Filter System ($69.99; originally $109.99) not only removes large dust particles, pet dander and foul smells, it also features safe UV-C light technology that kills airborne bacteria and viruses for an even cleaner space.
You can also invest in a pair of smaller purification units that can be positioned comfortably on a desk or countertop. VAVA's EE014 Air Purifier with 3-in-1 True HEPA Filter ($59.99; originally $69.99) has a turbocharger technology with a 360-degree cylindrical filter that gobbles up bad air from all directions and returns fresh air to your room faster than other models.
Meanwhile, the ionbox Negative Ion Generator ($59.99; originally $74.95) combats harmful particulates with ions, up to 20 million ions per second, which blows away other ionic generators by a factor of 10 — and you'll never have to replace any filters.
For the car
Considering how much time we spend in our vehicles, as well as how many more contaminants we're exposed to outdoors, it only makes sense to protect the air in your car or truck the same as you would at home.
Both the Autowit Fresh 2 True HEPA Car Air Purifier and Humidifier ($58.99; originally $79.99) and the AIR Ionic Car Air Purifier and Charger ($34.99; originally $50) are heady choices. The Autowit also does double-duty as a humidifier, adding moisture to the air to prevent the dryness that can cause irritation; while the AIR is a true utility player as well, sporting two USB plug-ins so you can charge your phone while the unit cleans the surrounding air with negative ions.
And for under $20, the Car Plug-In Air Purifier ($19.99; originally $89) and even the conveniently designed Car Cup Humidifier ($19; originally $39.99) are rock-solid air-scrubbing alternatives in the confined spaces of your vehicle for a fraction of the price of larger units.