Earlier this month, Death Valley, California recorded a temperature of 130 degrees. It was the highest temperature recorded on planet Earth anywhere since 1931 and was likely one of the hottest days ever measured.
That's not only inhuman, it's also supremely unhealthy. During extreme heat, the air becomes stagnant, locking in pollutants that lead to higher ozone levels and generally unhealthy air quality.
Improving those conditions start at home, so this selection of more than 20 different air conditioners, personal coolers, humidifiers, purifiers and ozone generators are aimed at helping you create the healthiest micro-climate possible in your home, bedroom, office or wherever.
For one price-conscious unit, this 3-in-1 portable air conditioner, humidifier, and purifier checks a lot of boxes. With three fan speeds, a whisper-quiet engine and natural air supply, this mini AC creates a strong, stable breeze that gets your entire space cooled down quickly and efficiently.
For those in a hot, dry climate, this mini device can cool and clean your immediate area while also consuming a minimum of energy. Just pour water in the tank, plug it in and the Kinkoo creates a cool personal microclimate that'll make the space around your desk, couch or bed a lot more pleasant for up to 8 hours.
Even at a diminutive 7 inches, the AirChill is still twice as powerful as its closest rivals, thanks to a high-speed 9-blade fan for steady wind generation and rapid cooling at an angle of up to 60 degrees. While working as a cooler, humidifier and purifier, the AirChill also has another cool trick in its arsenal: an LED light with seven optional backlight colors to cast just the right mood over your room or office.
Manufacturer Evapolar's line of personal air coolers use evaporative properties to draw in warm stale air and pass it over water-moistened pads to naturally cool your surroundings in an energy-efficient, eco-friendly way.
The evaCHILL is the ultra-lightweight addition to the family. Weighing in at under two pounds, this 2019 Red Dot Design Award Winner uses that natural evaporative effect to drop the surrounding air temperature by up to 59 degrees in just 10 minutes.
The best seller of the line is the evaLIGHT Plus expands the cooling radius, extending your personal microclimate up over 30 feet. It also features a removable water tank, full-spectrum adjustable lighting, a sleep timer and an easy-to-use wheel control to precisely calibrate your cooling, while also running on only 10 watts of electricity.
Finally, the evaSMART brings personal coolers into the digital age. Syncing the unit to your smartphone via Bluetooth, you can control the evaSMART via voice commands to smart assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Home; or anywhere through the accompanying app. It also doesn't hurt that it's 10 to 20 times more energy-efficient than other portable AC units while remaining 10 to 20 times more effective at draping your area in much needed cool.
With its giant capacity, this humidifier treats the air up to 108 feet, making it easier to breathe, relieves coughing and sinus congestions and scrubs odors right out of the air. Made with finished wood, you also get a calming scent, a soft glow from the seven LED color options and an upscale aesthetic not seen in other devices.
It may look like a UFO, but this nano-spray is all about human comforts, spreading moisture in the air in your bedroom, car, or office. Just drop it into any standing water and this USB-powered soldier can immediately make your area a lot more inviting.
With a spacious one-gallon capacity, the Ultrasonic keeps cooling and moisturizing your air for up to 20 hours without a refill. The integrated ceramic filter removes impurities from the water before it is vaporized, then the 360-degree nozzle rotation directs the mist in your desired direction. You also get a removable tray for essential oil for just the ambiance you want.
The Egloo is a dedicated little multitasker, not only humidifying your space, but the smoke-free candles also diffuse scented oils and serve as an effective space heater in concert with the heated-up terracotta shell. It burns clean, it saves on energy and your house smells amazing. What's not to love?
This ozone generator turns regular air into ozone, which is capable of killing molds and other pollutants in your environment to the tune of 99 percent. It's also sporting a rechargeable 600mA battery, so it's super portable and can clear the air at home, in your car or just about anywhere else.
The Autowit Fresh series are designed to work just as effectively in the car as they do at home.
First, the Autowit Fresh 1 purifies your air with three airflow modes and produces up to 8 million negative ions for fresher air, especially during springtime or allergy seasons. Plus, it diffuses pleasant aromas via oil or pods, all as it casually sits in your vehicle cup holder.
Meanwhile, the Autowit Fresh 2 is an air purifier as well, but also adds humidifier to its list of duties. Pollen, smoke, dust and unpleasant odors face its 3-stage air filtration system that kills 90 percent of the offending pollutants. The onboard ultrasonics also emit a fine mist into the air to put a little moisture into your hot, arid vehicle.
The very definition of tiny, but mighty, the EA150 uses a streamlined energy-efficient design and three different filters to clear molds, dust, smoke and other allergens out of the air. In fact, it can clear all the air in a 170 square-foot room three times in just an hour.
The Alergy Pro captures up to 99.97 percent of pollutants down to 0.3 microns with its true HEPA filtration. Its 3-speed selection allows for quiet operation while you sleep and its rock-solid CADR (clean air delivery rate) rating has been certified by independent lab study.
In addition to its high-efficiency filters that trap 99.97 percent of particles as well as its special silent comfort white noise mode, the TechCare also features a night light, and adjustable timer, and a filter change indicator so you'll always know when it's time to replace a used filter.
Sure, the Bebcare Air is smart as a whip, fielding air quality reports via its Bluetooth-connected app. It also detects varying particulate levels in the air and activates its air filtration system only when it's needed. But it really wins our heart with the music lullabies it'll play for your baby. No, really…it does.
Wynd Plus: Smart Personal Air Purifier with Air Quality Sensor – $174.99 with codeword; originally $199
Featuring the world's smallest commercial particulate sensor, Wynd Plus keeps track of your environment and only fires up its medical-grade filter when it senses harmful particulates and organisms in the air. And when you use the coupon code WYNDPLUS at checkout, you save $25 off the regular price.
Generators and Diffusers
Set your preferred cleaning mode and this ozone sterilizer will capture and destroy harmful airborne particles while also eliminating foul odors. It's also highly mobile with its built-in 1,800mAh rechargeable battery for wireless disinfection and purification.
It was good enough for the International Space Station, so the VentiFresh Echo turns that same level of NASA technology loose on Earth to knock out bad smells. Its UV catalyst core literally decomposes odor through natural photosynthesis, creating clear air with a natural, chemical-free process.
This elegant aroma diffuser delivers a peaceful aromatherapy experience complete with your favorite music. The ultra-portable gadget combines an ultrasonic humidifier, Bluetooth speaker, LED mood light, and desktop decoration all in one.
If you want air quality that reminds you of the mountains or the countryside, the 20 million negative ions per second from this ionPacific unit will put you in the right headspace. Take it anywhere and plug it in via regular outlet or USB, watch it kill smoke, allergens, pollen and more out of your air — and you'll never need to worry about replacing the filters ever.
Holder of an impressive 4.5 out of 5 star rating among Amazon users, this 5-in-1 purifier should win you over as well. With four different filter layers, not to mention the negative ion generator, it unleashes all sorts of ways to kill any and all aerial impurities from your space.
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