Last updated on June 30th, 2022

UV air purifiers use one or several Ultraviolet bulbs as a means to kill germs, bacteria and viruses. A good UV air cleaner also employs filters, that allow it to capture other particles like dust, volatile organic compounds, chemicals and so on.

Here I present to you my picks for UV air purifiers that I consider the best to use against all kinds of pollutants this year.

Tracs TM250: Best HEPA & UV Air Purifier

Room Coverage:
470 sq. ft.
CADR:
250 CFM
Filter Life:
up to 5 years
Replacement Filter:
Check Price
Noise Level:
44 - 59 dB
Power:
100W
Dimensions (WxDxH):
15.5" x 15.5" x 21.5"
Weight
46 pounds

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Tracs TM250 is a popular USA-manufactured HEPA air purifier with UV-C light for viruses & germs treatment. The body is made from welded steel and the motor comes with a 5-year warranty.

The Tracs offers 3-stages of air cleaning with the Activated Carbon pre-filter (removes odors, VOCs), medical-grade HEPA filter (removes tiny particles as small as 0.3 micron at 99.97% efficiency; they include dust, pollen, smoke and many other) and UV-C lights that inactivates viruses and kills bacteria.

The unit achieves 4 air changes per hour (ACH) in a 470 sq. ft. room with a CADR of 250 CFM. If you  are not familiar with ACH I recommend checking this guide. In short, the higher number is the better, as it means it is suitable for allergic people and can efficiently remove allergens before they reach a person.

This UV air purifier can be used at home, hospital, laboratory, school room and other places which require constant air cleaning. A reliable construction offers 24/7 air cleaning without any issues while the long-lasting HEPA air filter doesn’t add up the cost: it can last up to 5 years!

Overall, Tracs is a reliable and powerful air cleaner for people who need to have a machine that removes all kinds of air pollution from their home or office.

Medify Air MA-50: Best Affordable UVC Air Purifier

Room Coverage:
460 sq. ft.
CADR:
293 CFM
Filter Life:
3 months
Replacement Filter:
Check Price
Noise Level:
35 - 56 dB
Power:
70W
Dimensions (LxWxH):
9.87" x 9.87" x 21.25"
Weight
16 pounds

Medify Air MA-50 air purifier is another great UV air purifier if you don’t want to spend much money and at the same time ensure the air you breathe is free from allergens, viruses, bacteria and other unnecessary airborne particles.

Two main reasons why people pick the Medify MA-50 are:

  • Low price – a little over $300. In general, a lot of Medify air purifiers are considered affordable;
  • High CADR rating of 293 CFM which makes it eligible for in large rooms as it efficiently covers the whole area.

Except for the UV-C light, the MA-50 employs 3 filters: the pre-filter, HEPA and Charcoal filter. The trio efficiently removes dust particles, cooking odors, bathroom smells, heavy smoke and all kinds of allergens (pollen, pet dander and so on).

I recommend getting the Medify MA-50 if you value having a universal air purifier with great cleaning capabilities for all types of air pollution.

HoMedics TotalClean Deluxe 5-in-1 UV Air Purifier

Room Coverage:
343 sq. ft.
CADR:
229 CFM
Filter Life:
12 months
Replacement Filter:
Check Price
Noise Level:
40 - 55 dB
Power:
65W
Dimensions (LxWxH):
12" x 12" x 27"
Weight
13 pounds

HoMedics TotalClean Deluxe is another HEPA air purifier with UV-C light that removes bacteria and viruses from the air. It is often compared to the Winix 5500-2 as they have similar air cleaning capabilities, yet the latter lacks a UVC bulb.

This air purifier’s price tag is very compelling: at under $250 it offers an ultimate 5-stage air cleaning with pre-filter, HEPA, Carbon, UV-light and ionizer. This combo removes dust, smoke, allergens, bacteria, sanitizes the air and freshens it afterward. In addition, 3 essential oil tray pads and a remote come in the box too.

It’s no surprise that the HoMedics TotalClean air purifiers are sold like hot cakes, especially when they are offered at a discount. If you see one sold at a discount, grab it immediately – the unit is too good to miss such an opportunity.

GermGuardian AC4825

Room Coverage:
153 sq. ft.
CADR:
Dust 118 / Pollen 125 / Smoke 99
Filter Life:
6 months
Replacement Filter:
Check Price
Noise Level:
55 dB
Power:
53W
Dimensions (LxWxH):
10.25" x 6.75" x 21.5"
Weight
8.55 pounds

GermGuardian AC4825 is one of Amazon’s best sellers with over 50 thousand reviews! It comes at under $100 per piece and offers HEPA air filtration with additional UV-C light.

Obviously, this air purifier isn’t as powerful as the ones reviewed above. However, a combination of low price, HEPA and UV filtration has made it one of the best for small spaces and rooms with a recommended coverage of 153 square feet.

The Germ Guardian company has a lot of budget air purifiers, I recommend checking them here.

Azeus GL-FS32 7-in-1

Room Coverage:
360 sq. ft.
CADR:
190 CFM
Filter Life:
6 months
Replacement Filter:
Check Price
Noise Level:
65 dB
Power:
60W
Dimensions (LxWxH):
13.8" x 7.1" x 18.3"
Weight
12.4 pounds

I haven’t owned Azeus GL-FS32, but my friend has one and he said, quote “Haven’t got flue since bought one, so it’s probably working“. It has over 2 thousand positive reviews on Amazon and people are saying more or less the same thing: it works, removes mild allergy symptoms, kills bacteria and viruses.

The Azeus air purifier is pricier compared to the Germ Guardian, but it is has a more powerful motor and covers a larger area.