(Last Updated On: October 7, 2021)

Top 5 Air Purifiers for Mold in Your Bedroom

Why an Air Purifier is Essential in Helping Get Rid of Mold in Your Home

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By Becky Dotson

12 min read

Mold can cause severe problems for your health and your home. Finding an air purifier that will effectively kill and get rid of mold spores is an essential first step to clearing the air in your home and making it safer for you and your family.

There are certain things you need to look for in a quality air purifier. HEPA filters are a must. Mold spores can’t live or reproduce without moisture, so they die inside the HEPA filter because it is a dry, sterile environment. A true HEPA filter is tested to meet the U.S. Department of Energy standards,  trapping 99.97% of particles that are .3 microns or larger. (Mold spores range from 3-100 microns.) 

HEPA air purifiers that incorporate silver ion filter technology give added protection since they help get rid of mold spores and bacteria more effectively. HEPA air purifiers with carbon filters remove the odor that mold can cause. HEPA filters also need to be checked regularly to ensure the filter is clean and should be replaced at least once a year. Please refer to the specific filter replacement guide in your unit.

Before you buy, you’ll want to consider the square footage the air purifier needs to cover. Purifiers are made to cover specific areas, and if the room you put it in is bigger than the coverage area, you likely won’t get the best results. If the air purifier is designed to cover 500 square feet, which is typically the highest speed setting, then set it to 500 square feet or less. Otherwise, it won’t perform the way you want it to. For best results and livability, we suggest choosing an air purifier that can operate at twice the coverage area so you can keep your speeds at low/medium to minimize the fan noise.

Top Pick

Alen BreatheSmart 45i
Air Purifier
$444 Buy Now
Alen BreatheSmart
45i with Carbon
Air Purifier

$444 Buy Now
Rabbit Air
BioGS 2.0
Air Purifier

$400 Buy Now
Austin Air
Bedroom Machine
Air Purifier

$765 Buy Now
Sharp
Plasmacluster Ion
Air Purifier

$200 Buy Now
Coway AirMega
AP-1512HHS
Air Purifier

$255 Buy Now

Additionally, it’s important to make sure you check the warranty on the air purifier before you buy it. Mold can always come back, so you want to invest in a purifier that will last a long time or can be replaced if it doesn’t. We recommend running the air purifier 24/7 to keep your air fresh and free from mold.

Best
Alen BreatheSmart 45i Air Purifier $444 Buy Now

Pros

2.4 lbs of carbon
H13 grade of HEPA
Multiple color options: White, Expresso, Graphite, and more
Sleep Score.com certified, proven to produce better sleep
Lifetime warranty
Great value

Cons

Weight
Features and Specs
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 15 x 25 inches
  • Weight: 21.4 pounds
  • Four-stage filtration system
  • Medical-Grade True HEPA filter and B4-Pure filter
  • 800 square feet room coverage
The Alen BreatheSmart 45i Air Purifier is a sleek and sophisticated air purifier that can clean bedrooms up to 800 square feet in size every 30 minutes. It’s True HEPA filter can remove airborne particles including allergens, dust, orders, pet dander, bacteria, and mold spores. It also comes with a HEPA Silver filter, which helps kill airborne bacteria, germs, viruses, and more. Additionally, the Alen BreatheSmart 45i’s Laser Smart Sensor can not only detect airborne particles, but also automatically adjusts to your environment. With four fan speed options, its WhisperMax Technology allows you to sleep peacefully. Moreover, its LED color display allows you and your loved ones to check the air quality at a glance.
2nd Best
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Air Purifier $400 Buy Now

Pros

24/7 lifetime technical support
BioGS HEPA filter and Activated Charcoal filter captures 99.97 percent of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns
Energy Star rated

Cons

One-color option: white
Features and Specs
  • Dimensions: 16.6 x 9.8 x 22.2 inches
  • Weight: 16.8 pounds
  • Energy Star Rated
  • 625 square feet room coverage
The Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 air purifier cleans bedrooms up to 625 square feet twice every hour. As an Energy Star-rated air purifier, the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is very quiet. It also comes with a four-stage filtration system, washable pre-filter, and childproof feature, which pauses the air purifier's operation when you remove the front panel. It also comes with a five-year warranty as well as 24/7 lifetime support. 
Better
Austin Air Bedroom Machine Air Purifier $845 Buy Now

Pros

Five-year warranty
True Medical-Grade HEPA filter captures 99.97 percent of airborne particles larger than 0.3 microns
Multiple color options: Sandstone, Midnight Blue, and White
Metal body and paint do not off gas and VOCs as Plastic bodied units do
Made in USA

Cons

Heavier than other competitor products
Features and Specs
  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 14.5 x 23 inches
  • Weight: 53 pounds
  • Five-stage filtration system
  • Three fan speeds
If you or a loved one suffers from a sleep-related problem, the Austin Air Bedroom Machine Air Purifier is a wise choice. Be confident that you will not only sleep better, but also continuously breathe clean air. Its True medical-grade HEPA filter eliminates up to 99.97 percent of all airborne particles larger than 0.3 microns. This includes dust, pet dander, pollen, gases, and other allergens. With three speed settings for its fan, the Austin Air Bedroom Machine air purifier boasts a 360-degree intake system and a five-stage filtration system. Additionally, its High Efficiency Gas Arrestance (HEGA) carbon cloth absorbs gases, chemicals, bacteria and other viruses. With 15 pounds of carbon, this unit will do the job - even if it does so noisily. It's recommended that the filter be changed once every five (5) years under normal conditions, and more often under harsh air conditions.
Good
Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS HEPA Air Purifier $ 275 Buy Now

Pros

True HEPA filter and Activated Charcoal filter captures 99.97 percent of airborne particles as small as 0.3 micron
Works with Alexa
Coway IoCare Mobile App

Cons

Covers up to 325 Sq Ft
Features and Specs
  • Dimensions: 22.5 x 22.2 x 12.4 inches
  • Weight: 19.76 pounds
  • Three-stage filtration system
  • 325 square feet room coverage
  • Energy Star Rated
The Coway Airmega cleans the air up to 325 square feet and comes with a washable pre-filter. This air purifier is energy-efficient with a True HEPA filter and an Activated Charcoal filter, capturing airborne particles. If you enjoy smart devices' convenience, its Coway IoCare mobile App allows you to monitor the air quality indoors and outdoors. The air purifier also works with Alexa showing the indoor air quality in real-time.
2nd Good
The Best Air Purifier for Bedrooms
Sharp Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier $179.99 Shop Now
The Sharp Plasmsacluster Ion Air Purifier comes with a high-efficiency HEPA filter and 15 pounds of activated Carbon to eliminate odors and harmful chemicals in the bathroom. The unit’s three-stage filtration system includes a long-life True HEPA filter and Activated Carbon filter, which captures up to 99.97 percent of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. With a coverage area of 259 square feet, the Sharp Plasmacluster Ion air purifier is whisper quiet and has a Plasmacluster Express Clean mode, which provides an extra boost of cleanness. Additionally, the Sharp Plasmacluster Ion air purifier comes with a washable pre-filter for larger airborne particles, which helps extend the overall life of your filters. 
Features and Specs
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 15.1 x 21.3 inches
  • Weight: 11 pounds
  • Three-stage filtration system
  • True HEPA filter eliminates airborne particles traditional filters cannot trap
  • 259 square feet room coverage

Why We Love It

Low noise operation
True HEPA filter captures 99.97 percent of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns
Authentic HEPA and active carbon filters last up to two years

Take Note

One-color option