Pollution levels in cities have been bad, but did you know that the air quality in your home can also be bad as well? In fact, research shows that indoor air pollutants can be more dangerous than outdoor air pollutants. From cooking residue, fungal spores, to paints and varnishes, the air we breathe indoors can potentially be more polluted than outdoors. If you are concerned about health or have someone at home with asthma, you may want to get an air purifier for clean air at home. Air purifiers nowadays come with various features and functions, with an extensive range to select from. How do you go about selecting the best air purifier in Malaysia then? In this Best of Home series, we introduce the 10 Best Air Purifiers in Malaysia, sharing quality recommendations that will suit your lifestyle and budget.
This article was last updated on 22 June 2020.
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10 Best Air Purifiers in Malaysia
Founded in 1991, Dyson remains the best brand of air purifiers in Malaysia. One of its latest series, the Dyson Pure Cool™ TP04 is even better than its predecessors. With its sensor function, the TP04 is able to monitor room air quality and adjust its settings accordingly to clean the air effectively. Equipped with a HEPA filter, it effectively captures 99.97% of microscopic allergens that keeps you and your family safe.
Blows cool air to keep your room cool
Impressively, it not only blows purified air, but also makes your room cooler by blowing cool air. This can help with energy savings as you need not turn on your air conditioner. Furthermore, featuring an Air Multiplier 350° oscillation feature, this blows air equally to every corner of the room at quick 77 gallons per second. Lastly, the TP04 has mobile app access which allows you to monitor and control everything just from a few taps on your smartphone.
Why buy this:
- HEPA filter capture 99.97% microscopic allergens
- Smart sensor to monitor air quality
- Pure Cool™ feature that blows cool air
- Air Multiplier 350° oscillation blows air throughout the room
- Mobile app accessibility
Great for large spaces
If you have a large house, the Philips Air Purifier AC3259 is a must-have. With the latest Philips technology, it has a powerful fan and large HEPA filter that can effectively purify the air for a room size up to 95m². On top of that, you can enjoy hassle-free usage with the Philips AeraSense technology. With a professional-grade sensor that identifies fine particles smaller than PM2.5, it will adjust the purifier settings automatically once it detects even the slightest change in the air quality.
Moreover, the Philips AC3259 has 3 auto modes including General Mode, a specially designed Allergen Mode, and powerful Bacteria and Virus Mode. The Allergen Mode is very effective in removing common airborne allergens. Furthermore, there are 5 different speed settings including Sleep Mode for extra-quiet operation when you sleep and Turbo Speed for an extra-powerful fan when needed.
Why buy this:
- Effective for large spaces up to 95m²
- Philips AeraSense feature
- 3 Auto Modes including the effective Allergen Mode
- 5 different speed settings including Sleep Mode and Turbo Speed
One of the best air purifiers in Malaysia, the Blueair Classic 480i features its patented HEPASilent technology which unites the best in electrostatic and mechanical filtration. Even on the lowest setting, these effectively capture airborne particles as small as 0.1 micron in size, including smoke particles. Furthermore, it has an ionizer function to charge the positive harmful particles that are too small to be filtered. Even at the strongest fan speed, its operation remains quiet and will not bother you throughout the day.
3 different series for varying room size
The Blueair series of air purifiers come in 3 sizes for up to 26mᒾ, 40mᒾ, and 72mᒾ room size. There is an LED Panel indicator to monitor air quality and the filter condition. Alternatively, you can simply open its Blueair Friend app in your smartphone to monitor it easily and get notified when you need to replace the HEPA filter.
Why buy this:
- HEPASilent technology captures as small as 0.1 micron size particles
- Ionizer function
- Quiet operation
- 3 available series for different room sizes
- LED Panel and Blueair Friend app to monitor the air quality
Smart air purifier
Turn your home into a smart home with the Xiaomi Air Purifier 3H. It not only has smart connectivity to smartphones but also to other smart apps such as Google Assistant to allow you to control it using voice recognition. With a compact and elegant design, it can seamlessly blend into your modern new home. On top of that, its purifying performance is also impressive. Featuring an integrated 360° cylindrical 3-layered HEPA filter, this captures harmful particles up to PM2.5 size. It includes formaldehyde, odours, and TVCOs. Supported by a powerful air duct system that can deliver 6,330 litres of purified air per minute, this Xiaomi product will make the air in your home clean at maximum level. Furthermore, it also has a sensor to detect air quality and smart algorithm to automatically selects the most optimal speed and power accordingly.
Why buy this:
- Smart function with voice recognition
- Smart sensor with automatic adjustment
- 360° cylindrical 3-layered HEPA filter
- Deliver up to 6,330 litres of purified air per minute
Affordable air purifier
With almost perfect 4.9/5 ratings from over 500 reviews on Lazada, Sharp Air Purifier FPJ30LA is one of the most popular yet affordable air purifiers in Malaysia. Suitable for small rooms with size up to 23m², it’s equipped with powerful air suction and a HEPA filter that can remove mould, viruses, allergens, odours, and static electricity.
Powerful haze mode
In case of the occasional haze, simply turn on its Haze mode and it powerfully collects haze particles, keeping you room air clean efficiently. We especially adore its small and compact size, making it easy to store anywhere in your home.
Why buy this:
- One of the more affordable air purifiers in Malaysia yet effective
- Powerful air suction and HEPA filter
- Powerful Haze mode
Compact for personal use
The Dyson Pure Cool Me™ is a compact personal air purifier that you can place wherever you need to keep the air around you purified continuously, be it in your bedroom, study room, or office. The machine’s sealed filter combines an activated carbon and glass HEPA layer, capturing gases and 99.95% of ultrafine particles from the air. Similar to the Dyson TP04 above, it also has the capability to blow cool air instead of just purified air. The Smooth 70° oscillation ensures to blow air not only to your direction, but also the area around you. You can also adjust its airflow speed just by adjusting the dome easily with your fingertip.
If you use this in your bedroom, there is a Sleep Timer function between 30 minutes and 8 hours to keep you cool and breathe good air while you sleep. At the bottom, an LCD screen helps to monitor airflow speed, mode, and filter life.
Why buy this:
- Compact yet effective
- HEPA filter captures gases and 99.95% of ultrafine particles
- Blows cool air
- Smooth 70° oscillation
- LCD monitor to show airflow speed, mode, and filter life
With mosquito catcher
Mosquitos can be pretty annoying, and especially so when they pose a dengue fever threat. However, using mosquito spray or mosquito fogging continuously can be harmful to your respiratory health in the long run. With the Sharp Air Purifier FPGM30LB, not only can you keep the air quality of your home clean but it also has an effective mosquito catcher function. It uses powerful air suction, an insecticide-free glue sheet, and built-in UV lights to effectively catch mosquitoes.
High-density plasmacluster ion technology
When it comes to purifying air, its high-density plasmacluster ion technology powerfully removes harmful airborne particles such as mould and viruses. The ionizer function with high-density plasma cluster ion will charge positive ions, particles, and microorganisms that are just too small while the HEPA filter will capture most of the particles in the air. Compared to the other air purifiers in Malaysia, its decently affordable price tag provides great value for money.
Why buy this:
- Mosquito catcher function
- Uses HEPA filter and ionizer function to clean air effectively
- High-density plasmacluster ion technology
- Affordable price
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Virus Doctor Technology
The Samsung air purifier is one of the best air purifiers in Malaysia when it comes to getting rid of viruses. Featuring Virus Doctor Technology and a 4-step purification system, this removes harmful gases like formaldehyde and up to 99% of ultrafine dust, viruses and allergens. Furthermore, it has a digital display supported with a Double Smart Sensor to monitor the amount of dust particles and other contaminants.
There are 3 useful modes to be used in certain situations. For hassle-free use, simply turn on the smart Auto Mode to allow it to automatically adjust the settings based on the air quality of your room, resulting in the most optimal result. There is also Sleep Mode for quiet operation when you sleep, and Speed Mode for the most powerful purification.
Why buy this:
- Virus doctor technology effectively removes viruses
- 4-step purification system
- 3 Modes: Auto Mode, Sleep Mode, and Speed Mode
Best for travel
Make sure to inhale clean air wherever you go with the Medklinn Versa 45 Air + Surface Sterilizer. Super light at only 220g and easy to carry, this compact air purifier can impressively purify the air in a room or space up to 450 square feet or 42m². Whether you are on a train, plane, or staying in a hotel, you can always inhale purified and clean air with the Medklinn purifier.
Easy to maintain
It is easy to maintain with a replaceable cartridge. The LED light will blink to remind you to replace the cartridge, so you do not have to worry that the filter will not work without you knowing. It even has an energy-saving mode.
Why buy this:
- Super light and easy to carry
- Cover up to 450 square feet or 42m²
- Easy to maintain
Car air purifier
Air pollution can be found in cars as well, and at times, you find your car with a strong-smelling odour. With the Baseus Car Air Purifier, these problems can be solved thanks to its highly-effective air purification system. Utilizing strong suction and high-performance filter, it effectively purifies and removes odour, bacteria, smoke flavour, and most importantly, formaldehyde particles in your car. For a car air purifier in Malaysia, its sample test is pretty impressive with up to 94.2% of formaldehyde removed after 24 hours of use.
You can simply attach it at the bag of your seat, saves you space, and makes your car look neater. Thanks to its cleanable filter, you do not need to spend more money on replacing it in the future.
Why buy this:
- Powerful suction and filter that removes up to 94.2% of formaldehyde
- Cleanable filter
What brand of air purifier is the best in Malaysia?
Just like the vacuum cleaner, Dyson is one of the best brands it comes to air purifiers in Malaysia. I would say Blueair is another great brand for professional air purifiers with superb technology. However, Dyson and Blueair come at a high price point. Considering this, Sharp and Philips are great alternatives for a highly-effective air purifier at much a cheaper price.
Where to buy an air purifier in Malaysia?
You used to only be able to buy an air purifier in Malaysia from retail stores, but now you can purchase them online for the ultimate convenience and even enjoy discounted prices! Lazada is my go-to for kitchen and home appliances. It is also a great place to compare prices.
We hope that our guide on the 10 Best Air Purifiers in Malaysia will help you to buy the best air purifier in Malaysia for your home. Do also read our other buying guides too. Please do share this along with your friends if you have found this useful. Do look forward to more buying guides that we will be releasing soon!
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