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Cheap Air Purifiers for College Students

Starting college is an exciting time for both students and parents. An aspect that is often overlooked is the impact of indoor air quality and results in school. This is especially true if you suffer from allergies and asthma.

One of the concerns that college students need to be aware of is allergies.

If you have allergies to airborne contaminants, college can present new challenges that you didn’t face before. You need to have a plan to reduce exposure to allergies, deal with allergic reactions, and generally handle your allergies.

college students moving into dorm

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, college students with allergies should do five things before starting their first classes.

First, they need to start handling their allergy healthcare on their own, including picking up prescriptions and creating appointments with allergists- no more Mom and Dad running the show!

Second, students need to research allergy-assistance resources that are available on campus, such as nebulizer treatments or transportation to nearby hospitals in case of an allergy emergency.

Next, students who are allergic to dust or mold should have the right cleaning supplies and understand the proper techniques for effective air cleaning, which can include the use of an air purifier in the dorm room or apartment.

The group then suggests learning about special accommodations that may be provided by the school if you have food allergies.

Finally, they say that students should inform roommates and friends about their allergies so everyone is aware of the issue.

What Makes a Good Dorm Room Air Purifiers?

As we mentioned above, an air purifier can be an effective tool for controlling indoor air pollution in a dorm room. But for a college student, you want to make sure you are selecting the right product.

If you are looking for a cheap air purifier for a college student, you will have a lot to sort through, and there are many different units to choose from. However, there are a few aspects that you should look for in an air cleaner.

First, you should find one that has a compact size. Many students live in small dorm rooms or apartments, so their living space is often limited. You need to find an air purifier that won’t dominate the room; preferably one that can be stored beside a couch or along a wall, which will limit the amount of usable floor space taken up by the air purifier.

You should also find an air purifier that is powerful and has a quiet motor. Most college students have roommates, and the room often needs to be used for quiet study and reading; you can’t have an air purifier that makes too much noise. There are many affordable air purifiers that have quiet motors, making them ideal for college dorm rooms and apartments.

Make Sure the Performance is High

While price is important, you can get a lower cost air purifier that still delivers the performance and efficiency you deserve. The key is to make sure the filter efficiency is high to remove most airborne particulates and the air flow is sufficient for the room size.

Let’s take a closer look at three Oransi air purifiers to see why these are some of the most popular models, thanks in no small part to the affordable price.

Oransi Finn air purifier in a bedroom

Finn HEPA UV Air Purifier

This is one of the most popular air purifiers for dorm rooms, largely because of the small size and low profile. It is only 10 inches wide, 22 inches tall, and 7 inches deep, so you can place this air purifier in practically any dorm room or college apartment.

Despite the size, it has a powerful and efficient motor, making the Finn capable of cleaning a 400-square-foot space, which is the equivalent of a 20-foot by 20-foot dorm room. It can clean dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, and many other airborne allergens that you might find in dorm rooms.

The Finn air purifier is loaded with fantastic technology. It uses a 2-stage filtration system that starts with a pre-filter and also uses a HEPA filter, which maximizes the potential for this excellent air purifier. It has a filter indicator, which tells you when the filter needs to be replaced, and it has a V-Lock/V-Seal system, which ensures that no air is able to bypass, meaning all the air that enters the air purifier is filtered.

This air purifier also gives you a great value. It comes with two additional replacement pre-filters, and a V-HEPA air filter that will last for 12 months and can be cleaned are reused to extend its lifetime, all while reducing the amount you have to spend on an air purifier.

Oransi OV200 air cleaner in bedroom

OV200 Air Purifier

If you want to have something a little larger for your dorm room, you might consider the OV200 air cleaner, which has a larger size and greater power, but still has an affordable price tag. This purifier is rated to clean a 400-square-foot room, and it gives you high-end performance while fitting into smaller spaces. It is only seven inches deep, so it can be placed against a wall to maintain the space you need in a smaller dorm room or apartment.

Like all of Oransi air purifiers, the OV200 also gives you a great value. You enjoy excellent savings when you order two or more air purifiers, and you could also get free shipping when you place your order.

The purifier is a low cost to operate, which can be important for college students living off campus and paying for utilities. Best of all, when you buy this air purifier, you’ll get the benefit of a 10-year warranty, so you won’t have to worry about replacing the unit if it malfunctions.

Of course, none of this matters if the air purifier doesn’t remove air pollutants and allergens. In this regard, the OV200 delivers. It is rated to remove over 99% of all airborne allergens and particulates.

Oransi Max HEPA air purifier for living area

Max HEPA Air Purifier

For even greater air purification power, all at a price that won’t empty your bank account, you can step up to the Max HEPA air purifier. This purifier can clean allergens, asthma, mold spores, bacteria, and pollen, and it does it all at a price you can afford. With activated carbon technology used in a three-stage filtration system, this purifier is excellent for offices, living rooms, bedrooms, and, of course, college dorm rooms.

While this air cleaner has the highest price on our list of cheap air purifiers for college students, it still delivers an excellent value. The Max has more filter material than many other air purifiers, so the filters will last longer, which means you don’t have to spend as much money purchasing new accessories. On average, the Max HEPA air purifier can save you $113 in the first two years. It also has a low cost to operate thanks to an efficient motor.

With the ability to remove more than 99% of airborne particles and allergens, this purifier gives you reliable filtration that meets your high standards. The Max tested as the best air purifier in an independent study completed by Clemson University

student studying in messy dorm room

Get a Fantastic Air Purifier for Your Dorm

You can have the right air purifier for your dorm. Dorms and poor air quality are an important issue, so make sure you have a high-quality purifier that will remove air pollution and provide clean air all through the school year!

Contact Oransi and we’ll help you choose the right HEPA air purifier for college students and allergies.