One of the best ways to keep the coronavirus pandemic from infecting you and those around you is by regularly cleaning and disinfecting your home, office and other frequently-visited spaces. However, there is one thing that is often overlooked as a result: the air. How can you clean and disinfect spaces effectively if you cannot breathe properly as a result of dust, smoke, allergies and other air pollutants?

This is where air purifiers come in. They help make sure that the air you breathe indoors is clean. Of course, not all of them are made equal.

It is also important to note that since COVID-19 is not airborne, air purifiers are not guaranteed to save you from the virus. Still, they do help improve your overall health in the long run. Here are some of the best options for air purifiers on the market right now:

1. Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier
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The Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier can capture up to 99.97 percent of airborne pollutants, dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens as small as 0.3 microns. Featuring a washable AOC carbon filter that removes household odors, it is equipped with PlasmaWave technology that safely breaks down odors, allergens, and other indoor pollutants without emitting harmful ozone or byproducts.

2. Coway Mighty Air Purifier
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The Coway Mighty Air Purifier is designed to accommodate room sizes up to 361 square feet. Featuring a brightly-colored LED light that indicates air quality every minute, it has a 4-stage filtration system that does not just capture and reduce particles in the air; it also reduces volatile organic compounds and odor.

3. Levoit Core 300
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The Levoit Core 300 delivers high air purifying performance that fills your environment with crisp, clean air. It is equipped with an AC capacitor motor that ensures an ultra-long service life. Through QuietKEAP technology, it delivers noiseless air cleaning, making it perfect for use during bedtime and sleep.

4. hOmeLabs Air Purifier
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The hOmeLabs Air Purifier effectively removes the smallest particles in the air. Featuring a pre-filter, HEPA and activated carbon filter, it can operate at a low noise level - perfect if you want a more peaceful sleep. It also has a night light mode that allows you to use it in the dark.

5. Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Air Purifier
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The Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Air Purifier is compact and stylish enough to stand out in rooms up to 160 square feet. Available in black or white, the TrueAir Compact features a permanent and easy-to-clean HEPA filter, and comes with three speed settings: Whisper Clean for extra quiet use at night, Medium and Quick Clean for a more powerful clean.

6. Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Air Purifier
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The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Air Purifier is a HEPA air purifier, space heater and fan combined into one! It automatically senses air pollution events, initiates purification, and reports air quality levels on an LCD display. This air purifier can also be controlled either remotely through the Dyson Link app or voice-activated using an Alexa device.

7. Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 Air Purifier
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The Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-In-1 Air Purifier brings cleaner air to every room. Featuring a compact design and an intuitive control panel, it has a built-in UV-C light that adds a deeper level of air sanitation by safely eliminating germs and viruses present.