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What is the best air purifier Malaysia (2022)? 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 13 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 that replacement carbon filters!

13 Best Air Purifiers In Malaysia 2022

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, RM600) – Philips Air Purifier Series 800 AC0820/30
  • Best Value-For-Money Air Purifier (Up to 60m2, RM800) – Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1215/30
  • Best Value-For-Money Air Purifier (Up to 80m2, RM1,300) – 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
  • KIMOZO Smart Air Purifier with UV MODE KIMOZO-UV-8818

Best Premium Air Purifiers:

  • Best Air Purifier (Certified) – Cosmo Prime Air Purifier
  • Best Air Purifier/ Fan – Dyson Pure Cool ™ Air Purifier Tower Fan TP04
  • Best Medical-Grade Air Purifier – Honeywell HAP 18200 Air Purifier

Other Worthy Mentions:

  • Best Air Purifier For Pet Owners (Up to 30m2, RM600) – Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPF40LW
  • Best Smart Air Purifier (Up to 60m2, RM800) – Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 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. 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 to wait for the results!

On the other hand, users have no problem figuring out its operation. And the sound it makes is unnoticeable according to reviews. Users also like the way it looks!

However, the RM1,000 price tag and the fact that the Blueair Air Purifier Joy S does not display the room air quality will make most users reconsider!

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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

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

2. 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

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However, users still feel that 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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

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

3. 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 odour.

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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

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

4. Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPF40LW

FPF40LW is the larger brother of the FPJ30LA and twice the price too! But the FPF40LW is able to cater to a bigger room!

Utilizing the same plasmacluster ion technology that FPJ30LA does, it can remove allergen, microbes and viruses from the air too!

And has additional features other than the haze mode which the smaller FPJ30LA carries!

Note: FPF30LH is the medium-sized option of the plasmacluster series with a max room capacity of 21sqm. With the same special features as FPF40LW.

As for performance, users comment that it is very quiet (especially on sleep mode), and is easy to install and use. It only seems noisy at the highest speed.

But that’s not a big issue, as users can feel that the air quality improves after leaving the air purifier on for a while. It effectively removes odor from pets and pet fur too.

Some users find that they sinus and allergies clear up with the Sharp FPJ30LA around! Other uses have had their unit for more than a year! And it still works!

The only thing that users find disappointing with the Sharp FPJ30LA is the absence of an air quality indicator!

Sharp Plasma Cluster Air Purifier FPF40LW
  • Filter Type(s): Mechanical (HEPA), humidifying, active carbon and deodorizing filters
  • Filter Life: 2 years for the HEPA filter
  • Room Coverage (Max): 23 – 30m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 240m³/hour
  • Effectiveness: 99% (PM2.5)
  • Noise Level: 21 – 49 dB
  • Energy Consumption: 3.7-31W
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM599

Pros:

  • Long filter life
  • Low power consumption
  • Quiet operation
  • Medium weight (4.7kg)
  • Under RM1,000 (Price is around RM600)
  • Haze mode, anti-dust mode and a ion shower mode
  • Simple elegant design
  • Can remove odors (e.g. cigarette smoke or pet odors)
  • Ionizing technology without producing harmful ozone gases

Cons:

  • Still not suitable for large houses
  • Replacement filter costs ~RM200
  • No air quality monitoring feature

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! Unfortunately, not by numbers as one user would have preferred.

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.

According to reviews, it only gets 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

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • 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 at 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 accidently 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!

According to other users, 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!

Note:

  • 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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

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

7. Philips Air Purifier Series 800 AC0820/30

This aesthetically-appealing air purifier price falls in the mid-range around RM600. It’s around the same size as a table lamp too.

With the maximum room coverage close to 50m²:

And from what most users have to say about it, it’s incredible value when you compare it to more expensive models with similar coverage! It has a high CADR rate and room coverage for its small size!

Users feel that is effective in improving air quality. With regular use, it prevents asthma from acting up when it normally would! The room does not feel as stuffy after using the air purifier too.

You can judge its effectiveness visibly through the colors the air purifier uses to indicate room air quality.

Tip: Make sure to remove the plastic covering the filter before you use the purifier!

And seeing that it is lightweight, you can move the unit around where you need it most. Without breaking a sweat! It’s also really easy to use and assemble the Philips Air Purifier Series 800 AC0820/30!

There are 3 modes (sleep, auto and turbo) that you can select. And among them, turbo is the noisiest. Sleep mode is truly quiet though.

As a minor complaint, one user points out that the power button is inconveniently placed at the back of the unit and at the bottom.

Note: Don’t forget to remove the plastic cover from the filter before you use this purifier! Integrated filter replacement model is FY0194.

Philips Air Purifier Series 800 - AC0820/30
  • Filter Type(s): VitaShield HEPA Filter
  • Filter Life: 12 months
  • Room Coverage (Max): Up to 49m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 190m³/h
  • Effectiveness: 99.5% (0.3µm); 99.9% (H1N1 Virus); 99% (Bacteria)
  • Noise Level: 35-61 dB(A)
  • Energy Consumption: Up to 22W
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM599

Pros:

  • Lightweight and not bulky
  • Easy operation and installation
  • Quiet (especially in sleep mode)
  • Indicates air quality with different colors
  • Filter replacement is affordable (less than RM80)

Cons:

  • Power button is not conveniently positioned
  • Not effective for large rooms

8. Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1215/30

Certified/ tested by both ECARF and Airmid:

The Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1215/30 will clear the air for rooms up to 63m². The sound it makes is quite audible during auto mode. But in sleep mode, it’s near silent!

Note: Both ECARF and Airmid are international allergy-friendly certification bodies.

Concerning that auto-mode, it really does boost the power according to what its air quality sensor detects! Including cooking fumes that waft out from your kitchen!

The filters are conveniently all easy to access from the front of the unit too!

After running it for a while, users notice a difference in their environment – the room feels less stuffy! It helps relieve the allergy/ sinus symptoms of a few users, based on reviews!

But what users really like about the Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1215/30 is the price versus its capability!

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 AC1215/30 falls well under RM1,000.

It’s not a huge appliance either! And like the Philips Air Purifier Series 800 AC0820/30, it displays air quality with different colored lights.

One other feature that users appreciate is the child lock!

Note: The air purifier tilts forward, the angle is not obvious from the display picture.

Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 - AC1215/30
  • Filter Type(s): Advanced NanoProtect HEPA Filter
  • Filter Life: 12 months
  • Room Coverage (Max): Up to 63m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 270m³/h
  • Effectiveness: 99.97% (PM2.5); 99.9% (Virus); 99.9% (Bacteria)
  • Noise Level: 33-66 dB(A)
  • Energy Consumption: n/a
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM942

Pros:

  • Value for money (room coverage vs price)
  • Light enough to move around the house
  • Easy to install
  • Fantastic performance against dust (and pet fur)
  • Inconspicuous appearance (can blend into any room interior)
  • Color indication for air quality

Cons:

  • Performance reduces significantly with thick haze

9. Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 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. This price has gone down further.

Which increases the buying appeal of the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro!

There are smaller variants of this model:

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!

It is capable of filtering out dust and even some volatile compounds (e.g. formaldehyde) via its HEPA filtering system. Which includes activated carbon too!

Users can’t find much fault with the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro! Not only is it very sleek and elegant (also portable), it also operates silently on auto mode.

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

The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro may have the higher CADR rate compared to the Philips Air Purifier Series 1000 AC1215/30 which also covers up to 60m2. But the filter life and warranty period are much shorter for the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro!

Note: There are slightly smaller variants of this model.

Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro
  • Filter Type(s): 3-layered filter
  • Filter Life: 3 – 6 months
  • Room Coverage (Max): Up to 60m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 500m³/h
  • Effectiveness: 99.3% (PM0.3)
  • Noise Level: 34.1 – 57.5dB
  • Energy Consumption: Up to 66W
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM800

Pros:

  • Main button serves as status and PM indicator too
  • Able to save “favorite” mode
  • 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

Cons:

  • Have to replace the filter (easy process) every 3 – 6 months
  • Short warranty
  • No handle or groove to move the unit easily

10. Honeywell HAP 18200 Air Purifier

Honeywell’s HAP 18200 Air Purifier is a medical-grade air purifier that is popular among those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses! It has quite the reputation in Singapore!

Honeywell HAP 18200 Air Purifier

Expensive at ~RM2,000 and big but it works well with a filtering capability for particles as small as 0.3µm. With its HEPA filter. There is a pre-filter (activated carbon) too.

Each of these filters has its own indicator light for when replacement is due.

And a powerful fan for maximum air intake.

Set up may require you to put in the pre-filter yourself. But that doesn’t take long to do! The air purifier is straightforward to use.

And users can see that the pre-filter catches dust and other large particles after a few days’ use!

However, that is only by opening up the filter to look at it. As there is no air quality display on the outside of the air purifier!

It’s lighter than the bulky exterior suggests. With a convenient top handle to increase its portability.

We don’t think most users can justify that price tag of the Honeywell HAP 18200 Air Purifier however! Especially when the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro has similar specifications. And is more modern-looking!

  • Filter Type(s): Carbon pre-filter and HEPA filter
  • Filter Life: 2-3 months (Pre-filter), 1-1.5 years (HEPA filter)
  • Room Coverage (Max): 40 – 63m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): ~288 m³/hour
  • Effectiveness: 99.97% (PM0.3)
  • Noise Level: n/a
  • Energy Consumption: <95W
  • Warranty: 3-5 years

Pros:

  • Does not create ozone gases
  • Basic (no-frills) operation, just 3 settings available
  • Washable pre-filter contains activated carbon
  • Long life HEPA filter
  • Filter life indicator
  • Long warranty

Cons:

  • Expensive at ~RM2,000
  • Expensive to maintain – pre-filter costs RM150, HEPA filter costs RM400-500
  • No wheels
  • Uses at lot of power at the highest setting
  • Net weight of ~7.8kg

11. 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?

According to one user, it is convenient when paired with Google Home.

Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i - AC3033/30

Other users have tried pairing the Philips AC3033/30 with Siri successfully. And like how the app alerts them of the presence of allergens.

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!

Switching 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).

There is one user who claims that the Philips Air Purifier Series 3000i (AC3033/30) is a better purchase than the Dyson Pure Cool Me Personal Air Purifier! For price and the specifications!

Promo video:

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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

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

Best Budget Air Purifier Malaysia

12. 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 users 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)!

Users who normally experience sinus problems (e.g. itchy eyes, runny nose, more sneezing) feel an improvement after using this air purifier in their 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

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

13. KIMOZO Smart Air Purifier with UV MODE KIMOZO-UV-8818

At just RM300, it would not be fair to expect a lot from the KIMOZO Smart Air Purifier with UV MODE KIMOZO-UV-8818!

However, the CADR of the KIMOZO Smart Air Purifier with UV MODE KIMOZO-UV-8818 is good for an air purifier in the 50m2 range, and sufficient for a small bedroom.

For comparison, the more expensive Philips Air Purifier Series 800 AC0820/30 offers a CADR of 190m³/h.

It has a smart auto mode too.

Users have no problem sleeping to the sound of this air purifier too as it makes little noise.

It does have some bright lights. But that’s a small price to pay. With many users seeing a reduction in allergy symptoms! It can lessen cooking odors too.

And unlike the similarly priced Midea MAP-20BD Air Purifier, the KIMOZO Smart Air Purifier with UV MODE KIMOZO-UV-8818 indicates air quality on the top panel!

Yet the build is not the most solid but still acceptable. If you happen to touch it when it is on low speed, it vibrates a little.

And a few users have received a fully non operational unit. Or report unsteady AQI readings, or that the UV mode or remote control do not work.

Note: The manual is online (environmentally friendly) and you can access it by scanning the barcode at the back of the air purifier!

KIMOZO Smart Air Purifier with UV MODE KIMOZO-UV-8818
  • Filter Type(s): 3 layers composite filter (Pre Filter, HEPA Filter, Honeycomb Active Carbon) + ionizer + UV Light
  • Filter Life: 3000 operating hours or 1 year
  • Room Coverage (Max): Up to 50m²
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): 180m³/h
  • Effectiveness: 99.97% (PM2.5)
  • Noise Level: From 24 dB(A)
  • Energy Consumption: Up to 50W
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM295

Pros:

  • Cheap for its coverage
  • With a HEPA filter
  • Moderately light (5.4kg)
  • Comes with a remote control
  • Has many features – a timer (12 hours), Haze mode, sleep mode, UV mode, auto mode, ionizer, and 3 speed settings
  • Filter replacement is considerably cheap (RM79)
  • Not too noisy
  • Displays temperature and Air Quality Index
  • With built-in UV function to kill germs

Cons:

  • No child lock
  • Can’t wash the pre filter
  • Some find it noisy
  • Not certified by a third party
  • Occasional quality issues reported
  • Relatively low CADR rate for its room coverage

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?

Good:

  • 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.

Bad:

  • 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

Conclusion

That wraps up our line-up of best air purifiers in Malaysia! For spaces and budgets, we recommend that you get the Sharp FPJ30LA (Item 4) or Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier Pro (Item 11). 

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

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Janice

Janice is the editor for BestBuyGet.com. Wanted to be an author as a kid, got a D in English (First Language), but somehow now a content writer with an engineering background. Bakes, does yoga, plays the piano, reads, and most other introverted indoor hobbies. Also an active volunteer at Zero Waste Malaysia.