Last updated on January 17th, 2022
On this page I present to you my top 3 picks among ceiling mounted air purifiers. These air purifiers were selected among wide range of products and all of them made in the USA and have many features to offer.
Without further adieu let’s take a look at the best ceiling mounted air purifiers in 2022!
Tracs TM950 Ceiling Mounted Air Purifier
Tracs TM950 is the best ceiling mounted air purifier right now, hands off. It features 3 stage air filtration system:
- 1 inch pleated antimicrobial pre-filter Merv 10 to remove gases and odors
- 22 inch UV-C Light to destroy bacteria and diseases, including human Coronavirus (article). It also prevents mold and bacteria growth on the HEPA filter, increasing the lifespan.
- Certified true HEPA H13 medical grade filter capable of capturing 99.99% of particles down to 0.3 microns. It safely sealed within the unit to prevent
This filtration system ensures that viruses, bacteria, dangerous particles, mold, smoke, volatile organic compounds and other dangerous particles are trapped and destroyed in a space where the Tracs TM950 True HEPA UV air purifier is installed. After several air changes the general air quality in a room increases tremendously.
This air cleaning system can be installed in three ways:
- Mounted into 2×4 drop ceiling
- As standalone air scrubber
- Mounted to exposed return ductwork
In all these instances the Tracs TM950 can act as an upper room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) air purifier with medical-grade True HEPA H13 filter. It is proven to be very effective to prevent viruses (Covid-19 included) and bacteria to spread around the room. Studies: 1, 2.
Additionally, the TM950 can be used as negative air machine.
The settings panel for this air purifier easily mounts to wall, providing easy access to controls.
Nowadays Tracs TM950 is installed in laboratories, hospitals, gyms, offices, kitchens, operating and emergency rooms, homeless shelters, classrooms and many other places. It can be also installed in residential homes to reduce disease spreading and sanitizing the air overall.
The only downside of the TM950 is its price tag, but for the benefits this air purifier offers this is fair deal. Definitely the best ceiling mounted air purifier in 2022.
Tracs TM500 Ceiling Mounted Air Purifier
Tracs TM500 is cheaper and less powerful ceiling mounted air purifier compared to the previously reviewed TM950. It has lower airflow (500 vs 950), but features the same 3-stage air purification process: pre-filtering air with antimicrobial filter, destroying viruses and bacteria with UV-C Light and trapping particles with True HEPA H13 filter.
The only other major difference is mounting options: TM550 mounts in 2×2 ceilings only and can’t be used as standalone air system.
The Tracs TM500 works best in large living rooms and classrooms, cleaning and freshening the air.
You may also be interested in Portable Tracs air purifiers that utilize medical-grade True HEPA air filtration and UV-light.
Purifan Ceiling Mounted Air Purifier
Purifan is a cheaper alternative to Tracs TM950 and TM500. It doesn’t kill viruses or bacteria, but offers several stage filtration for gases and odors. Take a look at this filters utilized in the Purifan air purifier:
- Polyester Pre-filter
- Activated Carbon Filter
- Nano Particle Filter
- HEPA Filter
- Activated Carbon Filter
After the several stage filtration system air is much cleaner and lacks smells. The best places to mount and use Purifan are: bathrooms, kitchens, classrooms. The filters effectively absorb all kind of odors like cigarette smoke, pet odors, urine, diapers, various cooking smells and so on.
Thanks to its very powerful fan motor (operates at 200 rpm), the Purifan is able to deliver 4 air changes per hour in 4100 square feet space! Is smaller spaces it is even more effective. For example, in 500 square feet room with 8 ft. ceiling it circulates air each 2 minutes! Remarkable result for the price!
You can calculate air changes for your room using this ACH calculator. Just enter airflow (measured in cubic feet per minute, CFM), your room size and ceiling height.
On the downside, the unit is made from plastic and overall lifespan is quite low compared to the Tracs air purifiers. The Purifan company offers lifetime warranty, but a consumer only eligible for it after subscription for filters delivery.
Overall, Purifan is a great choice for odor removal: it is easily mounted to ceiling (it comes with mounting brackets, screws 1/4 x 1/3, mounting screw lock washers and leveling washers), features powerful motor for the price and filters are easily to replace.
P.S. At a time, Honeywell also offered decent ceiling mounted air purifier (model F90A1050), but nowadays it’ outdated, pricey (~$3000 the last time I checked) and is discontinued by the manufacturer anyway.