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What is the best air purifier Malaysia? That depends on where and what you plan to use an air purifier for! And your budget, of course!

In this post, we’ll look at 10 air purifiers from various brands and sizes! Air purifiers can cost up to RM1,000 so it’s worth reading up these reviews of air purifiers that available in Malaysia.

Along with some tips on how to shop for and maintain your air purifier!

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Types Of Air Purifiers (Technologies)

Some air purifiers work differently from others and therefore, they can have varied capabilities. So, it’s important to take your needs into account when shopping for an air purifier!

The more sophisticated air purifiers usually combine the use of multiple filters. For this post, we will cover 2 of the most common filter types on the market!

1. Activated Carbon Filters

Like water filters and water dispensers, air purifiers use activated carbon filters to soak up odorous molecules – but in the air, rather than in water!

However, carbon filters prove ineffective for certain gases like ammonia, formaldehyde or nitrogen oxide.

Another drawback is that they have a saturation point. And will need replacing once or a few times a year.

2. Mechanical Filters

As the name implies, these harness a physical screen in the form of a pleated filter to separate particles from the air.

The finest of these screens are HEPA filters. Which can filter smoke, dust, spores, and paint fume particles!

You have to replace these eventually too. And replacement HEPA filters can be pricier than replacement carbon filters!

10 Best Air Purifiers In Malaysia 2023

Our recommendation list:

  • Best Value-For-Money Air Purifier (Up to 20m2, ~RM300) – Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPJ30LA
  • Best Value-For-Money Air Purifier (Up to 40m2, ~RM700) – Sterra Moon Air Purifier
  • Best Value-For-Money Air Purifier (Up to 60m2, RM800) – Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 4 Pro
  • Best Value-For-Money Air Purifier (Up to 80m2, ~RM1,000) – Cosmo Prime Air Purifier
  • Best Value-For-Money Air Purifier (Up to 100m2, ~RM2,000) – Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i (AC3033/30)

Best Budget Air Purifiers:

  • Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPJ30LA
  • Midea MAP-20BD Air Purifier

Best Premium Air Purifiers:

  • Best Air Purifier/ Fan – Dyson Pure Cool ™ Air Purifier Tower Fan TP04

Other Worthy Mentions:

  • Best Smart Air Purifier (Up to 60m2, ~RM800) – Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 4 Pro

To keep things simpler, we’ll list these filters according to their stated room size! Starting with smallest to largest!

Best Air Purifier For A Small Room

Considering a typical room size of 10 to 18 square meters, these air purifiers will do well in small spaces!

1. Sterra Moon Air Purifier

If you have a small or medium-sized home that could use an air purifier, the Sterra Moon Air Purifier is an interesting option:

Sterra Moon Air Purifier In Operation (Auto Mode)
Sterra Moon Air Purifier In Operation (Auto Mode)

Not just for its appearance, but that it can be controlled remotely (with the companion app) or manually and intuitively with the orb or eyeball on top.

This air purifier is capable of great fan speeds (there are 3 in total) too. The lowest of which is nearly soundless.

Speed Setting Via The Companion App For The Sterra Moon Air Purifier
Speed Setting Via The Companion App For The Sterra Moon Air Purifier

You can easily see how the air quality in your home is too. Either through the companion app or with the colored ring on the Sterra Moon Air Purifier.

Other functions that we find useful are the scheduling function and timer. You can choose when you want the air purifier to turn off/ on. These are only accessible via the companion app.

Companion App (And Air Quality Status) For The Sterra Moon Air Purifier
Companion App (And Air Quality Status) For The Sterra Moon Air Purifier

Because it helps improve air quality and reduce odors and pet fur, the Sterra Moon Air Purifier is a good option for those with allergies and indoor pets.

Disclaimer: We were sent one of these to try. But our opinions remain our own!


  • Lowest fan speed is close to silent
  • Appealing modern design
  • Does not take up a lot of space
  • Very lightweight
  • Easy to operate (manually or through the app)
  • Air quality displayed
  • Handy scheduling and timer functions available
  • Reduces odors
  • Available in 2 neutral shades – Snow White or Space Gray


  • Can’t switch off the light (no dedicated night mode)
  • You have to choose either the model with ionic or UV technology (not both)

Read Sterra Moon Air Purifier Review With More Photos

2. Blueair Air Purifier Joy S

Resembling a small stylish trashcan, the Blueair’s Joy S puffs away quietly with a high CADR rating.

It claims to remove more than 99% of air contaminants up to 0.1µm in size with its HEPASilentTM technology! Including dust, pollen, spores, smoke, VOCs, bacteria, odors, gases, etc.

For all its advantages though, the Joy S does not have any way to show the user that it is working! Other than waiting for the results!

On the other hand, users have no problem figuring out its operation. And the sound it makes is unnoticeable.

However, the RM1,000 price tag and the fact that the Blueair Air Purifier Joy S does not display the room air quality would make us reconsider choosing this air purifier over others.

Blueair Air Purifier Joy S
  • Filter Type(s): Electrostatic, Carbon & Mechanical (HEPA)
  • Filter Life: ~1 year
  • Room Coverage (Max): 16m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 200m³/hour
  • Effectiveness: 99.97% (PM0.1)
  • Noise Level: 17 – 46dB
  • Energy Consumption: 1.5W – 10W
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM950


  • Small with option to change the fabric pre-filter color
  • Multiple filter technologies
  • Quiet for the first 2 of the 3 fan settings available
  • Has an indicator
  • Washable pre-filter
  • Remote control
  • Easy to change filter
  • 360 degree air intake
  • Lightweight (1.5kg)
  • Energy efficient
  • Has a magnetic clip to keep the wire off the floor


  • No air quality monitoring
  • Quite costly
  • No handles
  • Carbon filter costs ~RM100
  • Not very effective for smoke

3. Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPJ30LA

A notch cheaper than the Panasonic Air Purifier FPXJ30A, the Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPJ30LA offers comparable specifications. But besides the ionizing technology, it has a HEPA filter.

Front Of The Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPJ30LA
Front Of The Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPJ30LA

It does also happen to be louder than the Panasonic Air Purifier FPXJ30A.

Due to the higher suction power of the 16-inch tall FPJ30LA. Which will result in more noise and increased power usage compared to other models.

You’ll still be able to sleep while it’s on night mode though! Something else to note is that you will not be able to monitor the air quality with this air purifier! Unlike with the Panasonic Air Purifier FPXJ30A!

Indicator Light Of The Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPJ30LA
Indicator Light Of The Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPJ30LA

How to clean the appliance:

However, it is a good air purifier for a small room. The HEPA filter makes it great value-for-money!

Note: Bigger than it looks from pictures

Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPJ30LA
  • Filter Type(s): HEPA filter and plasmacluster ionizer
  • Filter Life: ~2 years
  • Room Coverage (Max): 16 – 23m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 180m³/hour
  • Effectiveness: 99% (PM2.5)
  • Noise Level: 23 – 44dB
  • Energy Consumption: 13W – 50W
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM339


  • Very affordable at ~RM330
  • Has a timer for 4 or 8 hours
  • Long filter life
  • Compact design
  • Comes in a few colors – grey, pink, blue
  • Haze removal mode
  • Does not emit ozone gases


  • No display for air quality
  • Noisy at highest setting
  • Filter costs ~RM140
  • No wheels
  • Moderately heavy (4kg)

4. Dyson Pure Cool ™ Air Purifier Tower Fan TP04

Touting its signature hollow and sleek silhouette, the Dyson Pure Cool ™ Air Purifier Tower Fan TP04 is undoubtedly as striking as its predecessor, the Dyson TP03.

Dyson Pure Cool ™ Air Purifier Tower Fan TP04

Between the Dyson TP04 and TP03, a notable difference is the increased length of the filter for the TP04 (9m vs 6.7m).

If you have pets in your home, you’ll notice the improvement of the indoor air quality having this air purifier around as it does remove pet odor.

Those who have allergies find that improves their quality of sleep too.

It is however, noisy at the highest speed. And if you’re getting this more for cooling purposes than the purifying function, you might be disappointed:

As the output wind flow is very gentle. So don’t expect this air purifier to match the wind speed of a regular stand fan.

Additionally, you can connect the Dyson Pure Cool ™ Air Purifier Tower Fan TP04 to your WiFi so that you can control or monitor the air quality remotely via the handy Dyson Link app.

But for what it’s worth (~RM2,900), we’d only advise getting the Dyson Pure Cool ™ Air Purifier Tower Fan TP04 if you really like the way it looks and are keen on the Smart functions. But most importantly, you have the budget for it!

  • Filter Type(s): Glass HEPA & Activated Carbon Filter
  • Filter Life: –
  • Room Coverage (Max): 35m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 290 L/s
  • Effectiveness: 99.95% (PM0.1)
  • Noise Level: 41 – 58dB
  • Energy Consumption: –
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM2,829


  • Dual function – stand fan and air purifier
  • Quiet at most speeds (except the highest speed)
  • Looks great in a modern home
  • Effective at removing pet odors
  • Can be remotely controlled and voice activated (Alexa or Siri)
  • Companion app works well


  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t support Google Assistant
  • Short warranty period for the price
  • Replacement filters are costly (RM300 to RM500 for genuine Dyson filters)

5. Samsung Air Purifier AX34R3020WW/ME

Family-friendly AX34R3020WW/ME showcases a rounded design that is safe for kids to be around. There is a child-lock feature as well.

Colors are used to indicate and represent different levels of air quality. It does not use numbers to indicated the air quality.

A combination of filters in the 3-step purification system combats ultra fine and PM2.5 particles (e.g. haze) besides larger ones like pollen.

The Samsung Air Purifier AX34R3020WW/ME is only noisy when it’s on automatic mode and it detects a significant drop in air quality. Then it switches to the highest setting to address the issue quickly.

On the other speed settings, the sound it makes is much more tolerable (i.e. not loud).

We think that in the long run though, the Samsung AX34R3020WW/ME may prove to be an expensive investment.

Since the filter replacements cost RM200. And that the recommended time to change the filter(s) is every 3-6 months!

Samsung Air Purifier AX34R3020WWME
  • Filter Type(s): 2-in-1 PM2.5 and deodorization filters
  • Filter Life: 3-6 months
  • Room Coverage (Max): 34m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 264 m3/h
  • Effectiveness: 99% (PM2.5)
  • Noise Level: 45dB
  • Energy Consumption: 30W
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM699


  • Washable pre-filter
  • Sleep mode and auto mode available
  • Easy to change out the filter
  • 4-colour indicator
  • Under RM1,000


  • Heavy to move (8.2kg)
  • Replacement filter costs ~RM200
  • Frequent change of filter

Best Air Purifier For Living Room Bigger Areas

It may be worthwhile to place an air purifier in this central space where the family relaxes and spends time together!

6. Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier

Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier has non-slip feet so that if you accidentally knock it, it will not fall over. There’s also a child lock you can set. There is a comfortable handle can be folded down discreetly too.

Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier
Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier

But because it has no wheels, the 4.6kg air purifier may be too heavy for elders to move around.

The build of the purifier is sturdy with rounded sides. You can dim or switch off the light.

Handle Of The Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier
Handle Of The Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier

Along with a clear user manual (in English), the air purifier is very easy to set up and use with the intuitive touch panel:

Which is responsive to light touches (with beeps for every press). You can change the speed/ mode (auto, medium, high, sleep), light levels, and trigger the timer (2hr, 4hr or 8 hr) or child lock.

The Wi Fi app is easy to set up and use as well. Other than remotely controlling the air purifier (same controls as the panel), you can monitor the air quality or schedule when to shut off the air purifier.

Anion Mode Of The Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier
Anion Mode Of The Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier

Note: You can also reset the filter or toggle the anion mode or child lock.

The color indicator and quantitative reading for air quality is a relief to have. With some other air purifiers, you don’t know if there is any improvement to the air quality!

It greatly reduces dust and pet or smoke odors in the house too. The resulting air is odorless.

Filter Compartment Of The Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier
Filter Compartment Of The Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier

The medium speed is quiet enough to sleep to. And the sleep mode is practically silent (lights automatically switch off too). The sound of the high speed is significantly louder.

At the size it’s rated for, it will suit most room sizes. And a studio or small apartment living space too! If you were considering a similar-sized Smart air purifier, like the Xiaomi Air Purifier PRO H:

It is worth getting the Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier instead!

For the medical grade filter (with longer lifespan of the Xiaomi’s), lighter build (4.6kg vs 9.6kg) the higher room coverage, and longer warranty (5 years vs 1)!

Disclaimer: We were sent one of these to try. But our opinions remain our own!


  • Must remove plastic from filter before use (clearly indicated with stickers and in the manual)
  • Cable length ~1.5m
  • Filter replacement costs RM200. With discount if you buy more
Cosmo Prime® Air Purifier & HEPA Filter
  • Filter Type(s): 3-layered filter (Pre filter, H13 HEPA filter, Activated Carbon)
  • Filter Life: 12-18 months
  • Room Coverage (Max): Up to 80m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 400 to 800m³/h
  • Noise Level: ~38 to 63dB
  • Energy Consumption: 38 to 48W
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Price: ~RM1,300


  • Quality build
  • Compact and light for its room coverage (4.6kg, H x W x L: 497 x 270 x 303 mm)
  • Intuitive display panel
  • Clear and concise instruction manual (In English) with FAQ section
  • Quiet (except highest setting)
  • With a medical-grade H13 HEPA filter (filters 99.97% of all particles)
  • With auto, healthy ion, and sleep mode
  • Lights can be dimmed regardless of mode
  • Has a child lock
  • Easy to set up with app (Smart Life)
  • Has a visible and quantitative air quality (PM2.5) indicator
  • 5-year warranty already activated once you receive the product
  • Free shipping (West Malaysia)
  • With filter change alert
  • Certified – Has CE, FCC, RoHS, ETL and GS certificates through third-party tests


  • No wheels
  • High speed sounds loud
  • Too heavy for elders (4.6kg)

7. Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1715/20

An air purifier that covers up to 60m2 can easily cost more than RM1,000. Like the SAMSUNG AX60R5080WD/ME. But the Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1715/20 falls well under RM1,000.

And the filtration system of the AC1715/20 includes a HEPA filter.

PHILIPS Air Purifier 1000 Series AC1715

The new AC1715/20 (of the same Philips Air Purifier Series 1000) is cheaper than the former Philips AC1215/30. Both models are made in China and come with a 2-year warranty.

From first impressions, you can see that the design of AC1715/20 is different from the AC1215/30. Its footprint is smaller (273*273 vs 541*325) even if it is taller than the AC1215/30 (486mm vs 211mm).

And the shape is entirely different too. The AC1715/20 has a triangular shape while the AC1215/30 is closer to an oblong.

More importantly, the AC1715/20 has a wider room coverage than the AC1215/30 (78m² vs 63m²) and higher CADR (300m³/h vs 270m³/h).

Moreover, you have remote control (with your Smartphone, Google Home or Alexa) with the AC1715/20. This feature is absent with the older AC1215/30.

Another improvement with the AC1715/20 (compared to the AC1215/30) is the numerical display of the air quality. In addition to using colors.

  • Filter Type(s): NanoProtect HEPA Filter, Active Carbon, Pre-filter
  • Filter Life: 12 months
  • Room Coverage (Max): Up to 78m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 300m³/h
  • Effectiveness: 99.97% (PM2.5); 99.9% (Virus); 99.99% (Allergens)
  • Noise Level: 15-50 dB(A)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM899


  • Value for money (room coverage vs price)
  • Inconspicuous appearance (can blend into any room interior)
  • Color and numerical indication for air quality
  • Has a night mode that is very quiet
  • Filtration system includes a HEPA filter
  • Can be remotely controlled via dedicated app
  • Space-saving design


  • Not that lightweight (more than 6kg)

8. Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro

When it first came out from their Mi Home Ecosystem range, the attractive tower-style Mi Air Purifier Pro was originally at a price of ~RM1,000

Of the original variants, 3H is slightly more powerful than the 3C and has a high-quality HEPA filter. But the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro has almost twice their CADR rate!

Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro

And the newer Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro has its own advantages to bring to the table:

Yes, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro may look identical to the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro. It also touts the same coverage area of 60m2 and Smart control.

Physical installation is just plug and play. And connecting to the app for Smart remote control is just as easy.

Both models are capable of filtering out dust and even some volatile compounds (e.g. formaldehyde) via its HEPA filtering system. Which includes high quality activated carbon too!

But the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 4 Pro has one significant improvement over the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro. Instead of changing the filter every 3 to 6 months, you will only have to do it every 6 to 12 months.

And if you’re looking at other models at this price point, the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 4 Pro has the higher CADR rate compared to the Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1715/20 (500m³/h vs 300m³/h).

But its warranty period is only half as long as the Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1715/20. Furthermore, the Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1715/20 has larger room coverage (78m² vs 60m²).

Thus, we think the Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1715/20 offers better value than the Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro.

However, you might still want the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 4 Pro if you already have other Mi Home devices. That way, you can use the same app for all of your Mi appliances.

  • Filter Type(s): HEPA filter
  • Filter Life: 6 – 12 months
  • Room Coverage (Max): Up to 60m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 500m³/h
  • Effectiveness: 99.97% (PM0.3)
  • Noise Level: 33.7 – 65dB
  • Energy Consumption: –
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1099


  • Main button serves as status and PM indicator too
  • Able to save “favorite” mode
  • Appealing minimalist design
  • Low hum on average, and night mode is quiet
  • Can use the mobile app to adjust the speed
  • See estimated filter replacement time via mobile app


  • Short warranty for the price point
  • No handle or groove to move the unit easily

9. Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i (AC3033/30)

Fancy having app control over your home air purifier? So, you can turn it on and off remotely when you’re not at home?

The Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i (AC3033/30) is convenient when paired with Google Home.

Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i - AC3033/30

You can try pairing the Philips AC3033/30 with Siri too. We like how the app alerts you of the presence of allergens.

In fact, you can leave the premium Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i (AC3033/30) to manage the potential allergens in your home! As it has an intelligent auto purification system!

It will switch to faster Turbo mode to clean the air in the room as fast as 10 minutes! Or less!

On other modes, the air purifier produces very little noise (silent mode is true to its name).

For the price and specifications, we think the Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i (AC3033/30) is a better purchase than the Dyson Pure Cool Me Personal Air Purifier!

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That said, Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i (AC3033/30) is our top pick for an air purifier that has room coverage of ~100m2! Just check the size first (dimensions: 64.5 x 29 x 29 cm)!

  • Filter Type(s): Advanced NanoProtect 3-Layer HEPA Filter
  • Filter Life: 36 months
  • Room Coverage (Max): Up to 104m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 400m³/h
  • Effectiveness: 99.97% (PM2.5); 99.9% (Virus); 99.9% (Bacteria)
  • Noise Level: 33-66 dB(A)
  • Energy Consumption: Up to 55W
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM1,999


  • Air quality is indicated by color
  • Huge area coverage
  • Easy-to-use touchpad on top
  • Stylish
  • Dedicated app will even notify you of changes in the air quality
  • Practically silent on Sleep mode, without any glaring lights
  • Not difficult to set up
  • Compatible with Siri and Google Home
  • Will notify you when it’s time to change the filter


  • Expensive
  • Quite large
  • Turbo and auto mode produces some noise
  • No wheels or handles

Best Budget Air Purifier Malaysia

10. Midea MAP-20BD Air Purifier

Midea MAP-20BD Air Purifier is one of the best budget air purifiers (with a HEPA filter) that you can get your hands on in Malaysia!

It does not have an indicator to show that the air quality is better:

But we are content with its mostly quiet performance (Medium speed is still less noisy than an air conditioner) in a bedroom or small living room.

And that it can reduce smoke, odor, haze, and pet fur (not all)!

If you normally experience sinus problems (e.g. itchy eyes, runny nose, more sneezing), you will feel an improvement after using this air purifier in your home.

It is not without useful features either (e.g. sleep mode, child lock, etc) although the pre-filter is not washable.

Midea MAP-20BD Air Purifier
  • Filter Type(s): 3 in 1 Compound Filter (Pre Filter, HEPA Filter & Active Carbon Filter)
  • Filter Life: 1 – 2 years
  • Room Coverage (Max): Up to 40m² (440 ft²)
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 200m³/h (118 CFM)
  • Effectiveness: 99.97% (PM2.5)
  • Noise Level: 25-47 dB(A)
  • Energy Consumption: Up to 50W
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM365


  • Acceptably quiet
  • Affordable
  • Features include a timer, child lock, sleep mode, and 4 speed settings
  • Decent filter life


  • Heavy (6kg)
  • Replacement filter costs RM100
  • Pre filter is not washable

What To Look Out For In An Air Purifier

To determine which the best air purifier in Malaysia for your home, keep the following in mind:

1. How Effective Is It?

Effectiveness for air purifiers is in percentage and in terms of particle pollution or PM. Which is how the experts measure air quality!

PM or Particulate Matter are solid or liquid droplets in the air. The numbers represent the diameter of these particles and use the unit of microns or micrometers (µm).

To put things into clear perspective, human hair measures 50-70µm:

  • PM10 – mold, pollen and dust
  • PM5 – particles of smoke, organic compounds, metals, etc
  • PM3 – dust mites, some bacteria, haze, cigarette smoke

Anything smaller than PM2.5 can enter our bodies directly! By the way, viruses are ~0.01µm.

Surprisingly, the weak spot for most air purifiers is particles under the size category of 0.3µm! And not the ones under (or above) 0.3µm!

2. Cost Of Maintenance

Depending on the model, you may have to change the filter every 3 months, 6 months or 12 months!

Some air purifiers come with an indicator to let you know when it’s time to change the filter!

Price range: RM40 up to RM800

3. Where Are You Using It?

Bigger (we don’t necessarily mean the physical dimensions of the air purifier in this sense) is better when it comes to selecting an air purifier:

So even if you only have a small space to cover, aim to get an air purifier that can handle a larger space.

They are more effective at doing their job and usually have settings to accommodate a small room too!

Have the air cond on all the time? Get the best humidifier with air purification then!

4. How Noisy Is It?

Assuming you mean to have the air purifier on for long periods and in the same room with you, it’s ideal to get one that makes as less noise as possible!

Look at the decibel ratings if you are buying one online!

For reference, a hum equal to the sound a fridge emits would be ~50 decibels (dB). Ceiling fans can be lower than 54dB.

Obviously, the lower, the better especially if you plan to put your air purifier in the bedroom or office.

5. Is It Certified?

  • Energy Star – A guarantee that the air purifier is already more efficient than most models
  • CADR – Clean air delivery rates. Naturally, a higher figure is better.
  • AHAM – By the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. That means the filter has been tested successfully to its claimed room size.

6. What Features Does The Air Purifier Come With?


  • Washable Pre-filters – these are more sustainable and economical in the long run!
  • Indicator Light (Filter Life) – convenient so you don’t have to track it yourself
  • Air-Quality Sensors – Some filters will show you the air pollution level
  • Handles and Wheels – Move it to wherever you need it easily!
  • Remote Control – Nowadays, you can find filters that use apps instead! Some allow you to schedule when to turn on (and off) the filter for when you’re not at home.


  • Ionizing capability isn’t necessarily a good thing. This can produce unwanted ozone gases.

Air Purifier Benefits

Health benefits of an air purifier range from reducing symptoms of asthma, allergies and even improving cardiovascular health!

These studies from around the world (i.e. Canada, USA, Taiwan) do have their limits.

Like the lack of long-term studies. Or other external factors that might impact the studies – like changing pillowcases, using a vacuum, etc.

Alternatively, you can try an essential oil diffuser if you want your home to smell a certain way too! 

Note: If you want to know if an air purifier or an air humidifier might be better for you, our air purifier vs air humidifier article will certainly prove insightful.

What An Air Purifier Can Filter

Generally, air purifiers work best on airborne particles that have not settled on surfaces yet.

These include:

  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Pollen
  • Viruses

What An Air Purifier Cannot Filter

And if you want your air purifier to cover a larger space, you might want to invest in the best stand fan too!

How To Take Care Of Your Air Purifier

  1. Replace those filters at the recommended times
  2. Optimize the air flow by limiting obstructions
  3. Run it all the time (low speed) with closed windows/ doors
  4. Clean the pre-filter (if any) periodically


That wraps up our line-up of best air purifiers in Malaysia! For small spaces and budgets, we recommend that you get the Sharp FPJ30LA or Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 4 Pro. 

But for larger spaces and budgets, the Philips 3000i comes highly recommended!

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