Smart Air Purifiers can connect to your phone via an App for remote control and the ability to view and track your home’s air quality.
The Best Smart Air Purifiers
I took a look at a number of smart connected air purifiers that are available in Australia and these are my top picks. All of these Air Purifiers will perform well at improving your home’s air quality. The big difference between options are what smart home platforms they support. All the smart air purifiers use their own apps but many can also connect to Google Assistant, Alexa and HomeKit.
Also make sure you get an Air Purifier that matches the space you’re looking to put it in. All purifiers will give you coverage area.
Breville Air Connect Smart Purifier
The Breville Air Connect is a reliable Air Purifier which can be connected to the Breville Home App. This is one of the best air purifiers in Australia. The Air Purifier can also be controlled using Google Assistant and Alexa. The App will show you the current Air Quality and it also will track when a filter replacement is needed.
There is a night mode which will dim the display and lights.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Purifier
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Purifier has app and voice control. Xiaomi sells a smaller model as well for smaller spaces. The Xiaomi Air Purifier is quiet for its size. It has a large coverage area of 380m3.
Philips 2000i Smart Air Purifier
The Phillips 2000i connects with Philips Clean Home+ App and also works with Alexa. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with Google Assistant. The app will show you the current air quality and it offers some basic controls. The 2000i has a night mode setting which will dim the display and operate the fans in near silence.
The Best HomeKit Smart Air Purifier
Currently there are two HomeKit compatible smart air purifiers available in Australia:
Sensibo Pure Air Purifier
The Sensibo Pure Air Purifier connects with the Sensibo App and also works with HomeKit Google Assistant and Alexa. Sensibo make a range of smart air conditioner controllers, air quality sensors and this connected purifier. It’s not as quiet as some of the other air purifiers we tested. But it really depends on the fan speed. The Sensibo Pure can turn off when it’s not needed and back on again when it detects particulates in the air.
SmartMi P1 HomeKit Air Purifier
The SmartMi P1 is one of the few homekit compatible Air Purifiers. I currently use this model in my apartment. As it’s HomeKit enabled you can automate it (for example turn it on when you get home and off when you leave) and control it via Siri or the Home App.
SmartMi app is pretty terrible, but I’ve never actually used it beyond setting up the Air Purifier as I can use the Apple Home app instead.
If you’re after a HomeKit Air Purifier, currently this is the best option. You could possibly add a smart plug to a regular air purifier, however not all Air Purifiers will switch on automatically when they get power.
Note – I’m not 100% sure if this purifier comes with an Australian Plug. When I ordered mine a couple of years ago it came with a U.S plug (the transformer still works with 240v) so it might need an adapter.
Why Get a Smart Air Purifier
Check the Air Quality
Smart Air Purifiers have a built in air quality sensor. This Air Quality data can be tracked through a connected app. They will also automatically adjust the purification rate based on the pollutants in the air. For example, my Air Purifier does very little most of the time, but will spin up when I’m cooking or have the windows closed.
Being able to monitor the air quality in your home will give you a better idea of what is causing problems and how to deal with them.
Most smart air purifiers will allow you to control them remotely. You’ll be able to turn them on and off and view air quality data.
I’ve setup my Air Purifier (SmartMi) to automatically turn off when I open a window. I use a HomeKit window sensor (currently using the eve sensor) to trigger the automation. This is a really easy automation to setup and saves me from needlessly running the purifier when the windows are open.