Quiet Air Purifiers: Best Units for Near-Silent Operation

When someone goes looking for an air purifier for the first time, one of the most common features he or she will be looking for is quiet operation. Air purifiers have something of a reputation for being noisy, though in large part this reputation comes from people remembering models of bygone years. Nevertheless, a quiet air purifier is an essential for many buyers, especially those who want to use them in bedrooms or offices. Here’s everything you need to know about quiet air purifiers and a listing of some of our lowest-noise models.


Quiet Air Purifiers That Reduce Fan Noise


There are two basic ways that the noise level of an air purifier can be brought down. Most air purifiers work by forcing air through a filter using a fan. Quiet air purifiers that still work on this principle work by reducing the noise created by this fan. Sometimes, this is achieved by using a more efficient fan. In other cases, the fan itself is physically dampened to reduce the ambient noise it creates. Below are two of the best quiet air purifiers that use traditional fan and filter systems.


IQAir HealthPro

IQAir HealthPro air purifier

  A group of recent additions to our line of HEPA air purifiers, the IQAir HealthPro, HealthPro Plus and HealthPro Compact all use high-efficiency fans and noise-dampening design to allow for operation at low volumes.

Blueair Pro L

  Part of the Pro Series from Blueair, the Blueair Pro L nicely balances quiet operation with the ability to clean the air in fairly large spaces (up to 780 square feet). Despite being one of the most quiet air purifiers widely available for residential use, the Blueair Pro L’s fan in powerful enough to execute an impressive 5 air changes per hour.

Quiet Air Purifiers That Work Without Fans


The second way for air purifiers to work more quietly is for them to use different means of cleaning air than the normal fan and filter configuration. Because they don’t use fans at all, these air purifiers are usually quieter than any traditional model. Over the years, several very innovative systems have been invented to accomplish this. Below are two of our favorites.


Airfree Lotus



Airfree’s Lotus air purifier is a completely silent and filterless model that uses a heated ceramic core to eliminate contaminants. As air moves past the core, intense heat neutralizes everything from dust to viruses. The unit also features mood lighting to make it fit in better with your home decor.


Vortex Air Purifier Lamp

  Made for offices, dorms and other small spaces for work and study, the Vortex Air Purifier Lamp is small, nearly silent and extremely good at removing contaminants of all kinds. Best of all, it is also a great LED lamp.


If you have questions about quiet air purifiers or would like some help deciding which one is best for you, please feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions or recommend products to you based on your personal needs.