If you‘re looking for an affordable room air purifier that‘s easy to set up, the GermGuardian GG1100W is a good choice. It‘s the only purifier we tested that can plug straight into the wall without the need for an extension cord.
The purifier is also one of only two we tested that offers both a high and low fan setting. While we didn‘t notice a difference in air quality when comparing the high and low settings, we do like having the option to conserve energy or run the purifier at a faster speed.
While this purifier didn‘t earn top marks in our testing, it did manage to edge out a few competitors. We were surprised to see this unit push more allergens out of the air than our winner, the Blueair 403. After being run for one hour, this purifier rid our testing area of 90 percent of allergens.
Our main complaints with this purifier are it‘s lack of exceptional filtration capabilities and its relatively small particulate–capturing area.