With our extremely soggy spring, we can hope that wildfires might not be as much of an issue this summer and fall. But being prepared with an air filter can’t hurt. (And anyone who lived through Portland’s wildfire smoke-pocalypse of 2020 will probably not want to repeat that experience.) Bonus: The Coway and Blueair purifiers will scrub the air of viruses, including coronavirus.

Blueair Blue Pure 211+

If you are looking to scrub the air in a large room (think basement play room or living room/dining space), the Blue Pure 211+ is a great choice. It filters out smoke, allergens, viruses and more in up to 650 square feet. Bonus: It’s relatively quiet. $319.99.

Levoit Core 300 True HEPA Air Filter

The Core 300’s three-stage filtration system captures 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns in size including smoke, dust and pollen. It’s a solid budget choice for clearing a small bedroom of wildfire smoke smells. $99.99. Available in store at Target and Best Buy, and online at levoit.com.

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Coway Airmega 200M

This small but powerful air filter is highly rated and a good value. Best for a bedroom, it cleans the air in up to 361 square feet. When set to eco mode, the fan will adjust on and off as needed. $229 (prices may vary online). Available in store at Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond, and online at amazon.com.

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