Top 5 Air Purifier for Home Gym

Do I really need a home gym air purifier?

If you are working out from your own home gym, you are probably very sensitive to hygiene. The home gym is indeed much cleaner than a commercial gym as you are the only user of that space.
But to keep that privilege, there is a cost to pay. It is solely your responsibility to keep the space and all equipment clean and it could be quite burdensome.

Also, in many cases, the home gym is located in the garage or the basement without proper air ventilation. As time goes by it is very easy for your home gym to become a smelly space with your sweat.

So what can we do? One of the easiest solution to keep home gym air quality is adding an air purifier. The HEPA filter can filter out 99.97% of all airborne particles such as harmful dust, pollen, viruses, and mold spores. Also, lots of products have an odor elimination system too. Let's dive into Home Gym Mania's top 5 recommendations.

Product

Product Name

Rating

Price

Germ Guardian AC4825E

Coway AP-1512HH Mighty

Levoit smart wi-fi LV-PUR131S

Winix 5500-2

Honeywell HPA100

1. Germ Guardian AC4825E

Brand / Model

Germ Guardian AC4825E

Color

Grey

Dimension (LxWxH)

9"x5.5"x22"

Product Weight

8.55 lbs

Coverage

167 SF

HEPA Filter

Yes

Warranty

3 years

Germ Guardian is a 4 in 1 air purifier. It’s filtering systems are made up of several layers for perfect air purification for your home gym.

The first layer is pre-filter/charcoal filter captures large dust particle and absorb odors. True HEPA filter reduces up to 99.97% of harmful germs, mold spores, pollen, and other allergens.

Finally, the UV-C light kills airborne viruses and reduces VOC(Volatile Organic Compounds). Germ Guardian AC 4825E can cover up to 167 SF of space.

Pros

  • 4 in 1 filtering system
  • UV-C light to kill airborne viruses

Cons

  • The Covering area is smaller than the others (167SF)

2. Coway AP-1512HH Mighty

Brand / Model

Coway AP-1512HH Mighty

Color

Black or White

Dimension (LxWxH)

16.8" x 18.3" x 9.6"

Product Weight

12.35 lbs

Coverage

361 SF

HEPA Filter

Yes

Lowest Noise Level

24.4 db

Warranty

3 years

Coway AP-1512 HH, AKA ‘Mighty’ is compact but can cover up to 361 SF of space. It’s 4 stage filters includes pre-filter, Deodorizations filter, True HEPA filter, and Vital Ion. Pre-filter captures large particles and hairs and Deodorizations filter captures odors with charcoal layers. 

True HEPA filter reduces up to 99.97% of harmful airborne allergens and contaminants as small as 0.3 microns. Finally, negative vital ion boosts cleaning power and freshen the air. Some people complain about noise with high fan speed, but it does not matter for home gym use.

Pros

  • Compact, but cover up to 361 SF
  • 4stage filter (Pre-filter, Deodorization filter, True HEPA filter, Vital Ion)

Cons

  • Can be a bit noisy with high fan speed

3. Levoit smart wi-fi LV-PUR131S

Brand / Model

Levoit smart wi-fi LV-PUR131S

Color

White

Dimension (LxWxH)

14.6" x 7.2" x 18.5"

Product Weight

15.32 lbs

Coverage

900 SF

HEPA Filter

Yes

Lowest Noise Level

27db

Warranty

1 years

If you have a relatively large home gym, this one is for you. Of course, there is a smaller version, but this one can cover up to 900SF of space. Also, Levoit smart wi-fi works with Alexa and Google home assistant. So you can control it with your voice or your smartphone. If you are tech-savvy, maybe this one is the perfect air purifier for you.

It is equipped with a 3 in 1 filtration system. Smoke eaters and odor eliminators work with a huge honeycomb carbon filter. H13 True HEPA filter remove up to 99.97% of allergens.

Pros

  • Cover the largest area, up to 900 SF
  • Works with Alexa and Google Home assistant
  • Voice Control / smartphone Control

Cons

  • Relatively large
  • 1-year warranty

4. Winix 5500-2

Brand / Model

Winix 5500-2

Color

Charcoal Gray

Dimension (LxWxH)

15" x 8.2" x 23.6"

Product Weight

15.4 lbs

Coverage

360 SF

HEPA Filter

Yes

Warranty

1 years

Winix 5500-2 is also equipped with a 4stage filtration system, but it has unique plasma wave technology. Plasma wave works as a permanent filter to break down odor, allergens without creating harmful ozone.

4 stage filtration system are made up of washable pre-filter, washable AOC carbon filter, True HEPA filter, and plasma wave technology. If you are conscious about harmful ozone, this one is for you. It can cover up to 360 SF of space.

Pros

  • Plasmawave technology neutralizes harmful viruses without creating harmful ozone

Cons

  • 1-year warranty

5. Honeywell HPA100

Brand / Model

Honeywell HPA100

Color

Black or White

Dimension (LxWxH)

13.94" x 8.9" x 13.54"

Product Weight

8.52 lbs

Coverage

155 SF

HEPA Filter

Yes

Warranty

5 years

Honeywell is the number one brand recommended by allergists. Its HEPA filter is proven to help reduce up to 99.9% of airborne viruses. Pre-filter captures VOCs, odors, and large particles, and HEPA filter captures particles as small as 0.3 microns. It can cover up to 155 SF of space and circulate air of 155 SF room 5 times per hour.

Pros

  • number one recommendation by allergists
  • 5-year warranty

Cons

  • The coverage area is relatively small
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Buyer's Guide


1. HEPA Filter

HEPA is an abbreviation of High Efficiency Particulate Air. The true HEPA filter can reduce up to 99.97% of harmful airborne allergens and viruses as small as 0.3 microns.

2. Charcoal/Carbon Air Filter for Odor Elimination

The charcoal layer is very effective to eliminate odor. As the gym is unavoidably associated with sweat and smell from a hard workout, It is an essential feature to keep your home gym free from smell.

FAQ


Q1. Should you run an air purifier all day?

The best way to use an air purifier is to turn it on all day long. As the air quality of your home gym is constantly changing, it is best to keep it running.

Q2. Do air purifiers use a lot of electricity?

The average HEPA filter air purifier consumes around 50-100 watts per hour. With that, the electricity bill would be roughly $6-10 per month.

Q3. Why are air purifiers bad for you?

Air purifiers that generate ozone are bad for your health. Experts say ozone can damage the lung when you inhale it.

Q4. Where should I place my air purifier?

Since most air purifier needs to intake the air to purify it, it is important to keep the area around air purifier clean and clear.