Best Air Purifiers Under $50

Updated November 2019
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An air purifier costing under $50 will generally work well to clean odors, but has a small effective space, making them most effective for an office or other enclosed area. Not all of the air purifiers at this price point come with a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, acting instead as a essential oil diffuser and purifier. Additional available features include automatic shut-off or the ability to add fresh scent back into the air after purification. They generally offer a compact design that will fit easily on a table, desk, or shelf space.

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