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6 Best Wall-Mounted Air Purifiers

Last updated February 8, 2023

Daniel is our resident house gadget geek. He is our man in the frontline, following consumer trends to help him identify the best up and coming tech to review for HouseFresh. When he’s not tinkering with new gadgets, he composes and records his own music at home.

Air purifiers are scientifically proven to make our homes healthier. They use highly engineered filters to capture harmful microscopic particles from your rooms and replace them with clean, high-quality air. By removing these particles, they provide you and your family with fresh air to breathe, which can help with:

  • Allergies and asthma 
  • Removes dust and pet dander
  • Can impede the spread of viruses
  • Remove odors and VOCs

But if you’re limited on floor space, an air purifier can take up much-needed room.

Luckily, there are air purifiers on the market that can be mounted onto your wall freeing up your floor space and ensuring you don’t trip over it. Wall mounting your air purifier gives you that extra room and ensures that the settings cannot be tampered with by curious children or the family pet.

Mounting an air purifier may seem daunting to those who don’t like DIY. Luckily, manufacturers are making it easier for us consumers to fix specific units to the wall without hassle. They even sometimes include the screws and mounting brackets needed so that you don’t have to visit the hardware store. With more and more brands producing wall-mountable air purifiers, here we look at six of our favorite units. 

Disclaimer: As we’re not affiliated with the manufacturers, we can honestly review the pros and cons of each air purifier.

The Top 3 Wall Mounted Air Purifiers

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Ok, let’s get into our full list of the best wall mounted air purifiers on the market today. 

1. Best Overall: Rabbit Air MinusA2

You may have seen Rabbit Airs’ MinusA2 in action in restaurant bathrooms, office spaces and waiting rooms up and down the country. This just shows how popular this brand and particular model is. The MinusA2 contains high-efficiency filters, Auto mode, mood lighting and a host of other features making it our top choice of wall-mountable air purifiers.

Rabbit Air has produced an ultra-stylish unit to suit the modern home. Apart from the white box purifiers we’re used to seeing, the MinusA2 comes with all the features you need to clean the air in your home with ease and class. With its mood light strip and different front panels to choose from, you can make this unit look like a piece of art on your wall.

It’s not just a pretty face; the Minus A2 packs some serious power with its five fan speeds and its large six-stage filter that includes a pre-filter, medium filter, Rabbit Airs’ own BioGS® HEPA filter, an activated carbon filter, negative ion release and a customized filter so you can tailor the air purifier to your needs.


Purifier technology:BioGS® HEPA filtration
CADR (CFM / m³/h):200 CFM (340 m³/h)
Recommended room size:815 sq. ft. 
Filter life:12 months
Noise level (low – high):25.6 – 51.3 dB
Dimensions (in inches / in cm):20.25 H x 21.4 W x 7 D inches /  51.44 H x 54.36 W x 17.78 D cm
Weight (in pounds / in kg):33.3 lbs / 15.1 kg
Energy consumption:$132.52 per year

What We Really Like:

👍 Its modern design looks great mounted.
👍 It also comes with a stand if you choose not to mount.
👍 It comes with a 5-year warranty.
👍 It connects to an app for remote operation.

What We Think Could Be Better:

👎 The control buttons are small.
👎 It takes up a lot of wall space

2. Best Budget Option: IKEA FÖRNUFTIG

IKEA is well known for its modern, affordable furniture and has now entered the world of clean air. Designed by award-winning David Wahl, the FÖRNUFTIG fits perfectly into the modern home. It not only looks good, but it also’s easy to u-dial operation, has a large filter area and comes with a stand if you choose not to wall mount it.

You might not immediately think IKEA when it comes to air purifiers with brands like Levoit, Blueair and Honeywell producing top units. Still, you’ll be surprised at how well the FÖRNUFIG performs in small rooms. We had this unit in our performance testing room, clearing the contaminants in just 61 minutes, which is excellent for a unit at this price point.

The FÖRNUFTIG contains a pre-filter that doubles as the front grill and a HEPA filter that covers most of the unit, so there’s no wasted space. The HEPA is relatively thin but should last you six months before it needs replacing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include an Activated Carbon filter, but you can purchase one separately. 

I liked this unit, so check out my full review here.


Purifier technology:HEPA Filter
CADR (CFM / m³/h):70 CFM / 119 m³/h
Recommended room size:85 – 105 sq. ft. 
Filter life:6 months
Noise level (low – high):28 – 60 dB
Dimensions (in inches / in cm):18H x 12W x 4D inches / 45.7H x 30.5W x 10.2D cm
Weight (in pounds / in kg):6.7 lbs / 3.04 kg
Energy consumption:$31.94 per year

What We Really Like:

👍 Super easy to operate.
👍 Replacing the filters is painless.
👍 Comes with a stand if you don’t want to wall mount.
👍 Great CADR to $ cost.

What We Think Could Be Better:

👎 It’s quite loud on max fan speed.
👎 There are no smart features.

3. Best for Larger Spaces: Fellowes AeraMax PRO AM 4

Fellowes may not be at the top of the list when you think about air purifiers, but when it comes to wall-mountable units, these guys are showing the rest how it’s done. You can mount this air purifier high and out of the way without compromising the aesthetic of your room or use the stand to place it anywhere on the floor.

Inside the PRO AM 4 is a filtration system that consists of a pre-filter, an Activated Carbon filter and an H13 True HEPA with AeraSafe™ Antimicrobial Treatment filter. H13 grade HEPA (also known as medical-grade HEPA) is highly efficient at capturing 99.95% of harmful contaminants as small as 0.1 microns (microscopic). It also includes a PlasmaTRUE™ Bipolar Ionizer, but I’m not a big fan of this technology.

The PRO AM 4 comes with a few special features you won’t find on many other air purifiers on the market, all backed with a 5-year warranty. First, the control panel is a touch screen, so there are no buttons to break. The real star is the unit’s two high-grade air quality monitor that shows your room’s air quality and the percentage of particles being captured in real time.


Purifier technology:True HEPA with AeraSafe™ Antimicrobial Treatment Activated Carbon Prefilter
CADR (CFM / m³/h):450 CFM (765 m³/h)
Recommended room size:650 – 1100 sq. ft. 
Filter life:6 months
Noise level (low – high):42 – 68 dB
Dimensions (in inches / in cm):19.5 H x 37 W x 9.5 D inches /  49.53 H x 93.98 W x 24.13 D cm
Weight (in pounds / in kg):33.3 lbs / 15.1 kg
Energy consumption:$252.01 per year

What We Really Like:

👍 The display screen is sharp.
👍 Has reinforced housing.
👍 Engineered with a high-efficient motor.
👍 Built-in quiet mode.

What We Think Could Be Better:

👎 It’s a large unit.
👎 Filters can be hard to change.

4. Rabbit Air A3

For our next recommendation, we’ve chosen another model from Rabbit Air; this time, we’re looking at the sleek, modern A3. Rabbit Air market the A3 as high-performing, ultra-quiet and intelligent and they’re not lying. The stylish A3 will bring your walls to life with their interchangeable front panels, including the Artist Series, Hello Kitty and Peanuts Editions.

Rabbit Air take filtration seriously with their advanced BioGS® system. Harmful contaminants have six stages of trying and battling through, but 99.97% of them won’t make it. There’s a pre-filter, medium filter, Activated Carbon filter, BioGS® HEPA filter, an ionizer and a customizable filter to suit your needs.

Rabbit Air has made an app for your smartphone (it also connects to your Alexa system) that connects to the A3. It allows you to monitor the air quality in your room, adjust fan speeds and change the color of the light strip. 


Purifier technology:BioGS® HEPA filtration
CADR (CFM / m³/h):257 CFM (437m³/h)
Recommended room size:515 – 1070 sq. ft. 
Filter life:24 months
Noise level (low – high):20.3 – 51 dB
Dimensions (in inches / in cm):19.7 H x 18.9 W x 8.4 D inches /  50 H x 48 W x 21.34 D cm
Weight (in pounds / in kg):20.3 lbs / 9.2 kg
Energy consumption:$130.35 per year

What We Really Like:

👍 It’s very quiet on low fan speeds.
👍 Comes with a 5-year warranty.
👍 Takes in air 360-degrees around the front panel.
👍 Monitors air quality in real-time.

What We Think Could Be Better:

👎 Takes two to mount.
👎 I don’t like ionizers.

5. Medify MA-35

Here at HouseFresh, we actually buy air purifiers to test them ourselves, and we have reviewed Medify units like the MA-14, the MA-25 and the MA-40, so we know what this brand is capable of. The MA-35 combines all the technology found in Medifys’ floor units built into a high-performing wall-mountable air purifier for your home.

When you open up the MA-35, you find a 3-stage filter that combines a pre-filter to trap larger particles like dust and dander, a H13 True HEPA filter to capture harmful contaminants like pollen, mold and fine dust and an Activated Carbon filter that contains carbon pellets to remove odors and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). 

Unfortunately, the filters only last around four months until they need replacing, so you’ll need to factor this cost into your budget.  

The MA-35 comes with a few features that will make your life easier when it comes to operating your air purifier. On the side of the unit is a numerical and color-coded air quality monitor, so you always know what state your environment is in. It also has an auto mode, timer, sleep mode, child lock and a TVOC indicator light.


Purifier technology:Pre-filter, True HEPA H13, active carbon composite
CADR (CFM / m³/h):171 CFM (290 m³/h)
Recommended room size:500 sq. ft. 
Filter life:4 months
Noise level (low – high):Up to 66 dB
Dimensions (in inches / in cm):15.6 H x 23.2 W x 3.9 D inches /  39.62 H x 58.93 W x 9.91 D cm
Weight (in pounds / in kg):13.7 lbs / 6.2 kg
Energy consumption:$86.90 per year

What We Really Like:

👍 Comes with a remote control.
👍 It uses an H13 True HEPA filter.
👍 The display is easy to read.
👍 Comes in 3 different colors Black, White or Silver.

What We Think Could Be Better:

👎 The display could have been on the front.
👎 No app connectivity.

6. Fellowes AeraMax PRO AM 3

If the AeraMax PRO AM 4 from Fellowes (No.3) is a little too big for your space, check out the AeraMax PRO AM 3. Another excellent performing wall mountable air purifier, just a little smaller. The technology in this unit is pretty much the same as the AM 4, using EnviroSmart™ to monitor the air quality and adjust the settings accordingly continuously.

Under the hood, you’ll find a 3-stage filtration system that’s made up of a pre-filter, a commercial grade Activated Carbon filter and an H13 HEPA filter to trap 99.95% of those nasty microscopic particles that can cause harm to your health, including mold spores, pollen, dust and other allergens. This unit also has PlasmaTrue™ (Fellowes’ ionizer technology), but you should know my opinion on ionizers by now. 

The display on the PRO AM 3 uses a technology Fellowes call PureView™. This enables the unit to show you the information collected by the EnviroSmart™ feature through a color box and through numerical percentages of particles captured. If the screen is red, your air quality is bad, so you should up the fan speed; if it’s blue, your air quality is good.


Purifier technology:H13 True HEPA
CADR (CFM / m³/h):221 CFM (437m³/h)
Recommended room size:700 sq. ft. 
Filter life:12 months
Noise level (low – high):38 – 67 dB
Dimensions (in inches / in cm):19.5 H x 21 W x 9.5 D inches /  49.53 H x 53.34 W x 24.13 D cm
Weight (in pounds / in kg):20 lbs / 9.16 kg
Energy consumption:$217.25 per year

What We Really Like:

👍 The display is highly informative.
👍 The filters can last up to 12 months.
👍 Has an auto mode.
👍 It comes with a 5-year warranty.

What We Think Could Be Better:

👎 It’s louder than most.
👎 Filters can be hard to change.

Buying Guide: Wall-Mounted Air Purifiers

First, let’s address the question many of you are probably asking yourselves:

🤔 Can all air purifiers be wall mounted?

The simple answer is no.

For air purifiers to be able to be wall-mounted, they need the right holes to attach brackets that then attach to your wall. We would strongly advise against making your own incisions as this could compromise the effectiveness of your air purifier.

What to Look for When Buying an Air Purifier to Mount on Your Wall

The most important features you need to consider BEFORE choosing a wall-mounted air purifier are:

  1. Is it really wall mountable?
    Remember you should never attach a unit to your wall if this unit doesn’t already come with the right holes in the right places and with brackets for you to use when pinning it to the wall.

    Each unit featured in this list can be both wall-mounted or floor-standing, and instructions on how to mount are easily accessible, like this instructional video for the Rabbit Air A3.
  1. What is the size of the room?
    Measuring your room and purchasing an air purifier suited to that space is essential. For example, there’s no point using the IKEA FÖRNUFTIG in a 500 sq. ft. room as it won’t clean the air effectively.

    That is why we tried to be inclusive in our shortlist by recommending products suitable for different-sized rooms.
  1. Is the unit built with high-quality materials? And does it come with a warranty?
    When mounting an air purifier on the wall, you want to be sure that it will not crash to the floor or, even worse, fall on somebody’s head. Look for units build with reinforced materials or those that come with a manufacturer’s warranty that covers accidental damage.

    Every air purifier we included in this list has been built to high standards and has a warranty. The Fellowes PRO AM 3 and PRO AM 4 both come with reinforced housing.
  1. What filtration technology does the unit offer?

    The filters are arguably the most important part of any air purifier. We only recommend units that contain HEPA-grade filters as we believe (as does science) that HEPA technology is the most efficient way of removing particles from the air. Rabbit Airs’ MinusA2 and A3 come with a six-stage BioGS® HEPA filtration system.

What You Need to Know When Mounting an Air Purifier on the Wall

Placing your air purifier in the right place can make a big difference to the air quality in your home.

An air purifier works best when it isn’t pressed up against a surface; that’s why it’s recommended that you keep your unit at least six inches away from the wall. In the case of wall-mounted purifiers, they are (usually) designed so that the air intake is far enough away from your wall to maximize efficiency.

PRO TIP: Make sure you read the installation instructions properly and follow them so that your air purifier doesn’t work harder than it should due to how it’s been mounted.

Here are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to positioning your unit:

✅ DO place your air purifier close to the source of pollution
❌ DON’T position your unit in the corner of the room
✅ DO check the inlets and outlet are not blocked or confined
✅ DO keep it away from traffic (don’t place it where it could get knocked or damaged)
❌ DON’T install your unit so high you can’t reach it
✅ DO try to keep it away from doors and windows

Lastly, here’s a common question we’ve received from a few readers:

🤔 Can I mount my air purifier next to my TV?

We strongly advise against installing your air purifier next to your tv. Air purifiers can create an electrical disturbance known as Radio Frequency Interference (or RFIs), which can affect the picture on your television. If this happens, you may notice the picture jumping or looking wavy.

Last update on 2023-06-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API