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Breathe Easy: Air purifiers to fight the haze in your home

Although the NEA isn’t confirming it just yet, our noses are telling us that the haze is back. If you are looking for an air purifier (or three) to help clear the air in your home, there are some things to note before you buy:

  • Make sure it has a HEPA filter
  • Check the prices of any ‘add-ons’ (for example, replacement filters.)
  • If it does require a replacement filter every so often, stock up on a few to keep you going, so you aren’t searching for one later. This also helps if the model you choose is out of stock in later years.
  • Turn it on in the shop and ensure it is quiet. You don’t want to have something rattling away while you are trying to sleep!

Here are the top picks (complete with why we like it, and where to buy!) Make sure you shop around, as the prices can vary daily.


The Dyson Pure Cool is a purifier and fan in one 

Dyson Pure Cool

Why we like it: Not only does it have a HEPA filter and remove a phenomenal amount of harmful particles from the air, it looks like it could pass for an arty statue in your home. It’s effective, and super quiet. Another plus is that it has a ‘swing’ option to circulate the air more effectively around the home.

Where to buy: Harvey Norman, Best Denki


Hitachi Air Purifier

Why we like it: With a sleek touch-panel and the requisite HEPA filter, this one ticks the boxes. It’s non-descript, so can blend in with the rest of your furniture.

Where to buy: Harvey Norman, #02-56 to 62 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard


Winix WAC5500

Why we like it: The cost-effective option. Still with the HEPA filter, this has an older-style look, but it will do the job.

Where to buy: Isetan Scotts


Clever gadget: The Maier air purifier x night light 

Maier Air Purifiers

Why we like it: Maier has a range of air purifiers that would work nicely as ‘back-ups’. Nifty little gadgets like the MHI-200, a two-in-one air purifier + night light that plugs into the wall.

Where to buy: Maier online


See what you can do to help prevent the haze in Singapore.