Quality Air Purifiers for Home and Office

There are dozens of air purifier technologies and brands on the market, yet the truth is that 90% of home air purifiers don’t clean the air effectively. The inexpensive air purifiers that you see at your local hardware or big box store don’t move large enough volumes of air to adequately clean a room. Even worse, many air purifiers produce ozone, which can irritate your respiratory system or damage your lungs.

The good news is that industry-leading companies such as IQAir, AllerAir, Austin Air, Blueair and Oransi offer air purifiers that work safely and effectively, providing relief from allergies, asthma and environmental illnesses. More importantly perhaps, these high-quality filtration systems can protect you from the harmful airborne pollutants that can affect your long-term health.

Featured Air Purifiers

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Oransi mod jr HEPA
Air Purifier

Oransi mod jr air purifier
Price: $629.00 CAD
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IQAir HealthPro Plus
Air Purifier

IQAir HealthPro Plus Purifier
Price: $1329.00 CAD
Includes Free Shipping!
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Blueair Protect 7770i
Air Purifier

Blueair Protect 7770i Air Purifier
Price: $1229.00 CAD
Includes Free Shipping!
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AllerAir Pro 5 Plus
UV Air Purifier

AllerAir Pro 5 Plus UV air purifier
Price: $1249.99 CAD
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Canada's #1 Air Purifier Store

four elements Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers is proud to be Canada's #1 Clean Air Store, offering the best home air purifiers on the planet! Using leading-edge technology, our high-quality air purifiers are able to effortlessly and quietly convert contaminated indoor air into fresh air, delivering up to 8 air exchanges every hour. Featuring more activated carbon than low-cost brands for maximum chemical, gas and odour adsorption, and better-than-HEPA filtration to capture hazardous ultra-fine particulates, our air purifiers offer an effective way to improve your respiratory health and general well-being.

“It's not every day that one gets talked down
to a less expensive air purifier by a retailer. I
appreciate your candour.”
B. McKenzie, Ottawa, ON

Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers also carries high-quality humidifiers, IAQ monitors, and accessories such as masks and nasal filters to help you take complete control of your indoor environment. Although we are located in Ottawa, we proudly serve Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and all points in between. Let us help you choose the perfect air purifier today!

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Why Buy From Modern Alchemy Canada?

Over the last 13 years, Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers has firmly established itself as Canada’s foremost air purifier specialist, recommended by leading environmental illness doctors and allergy/asthma specialists from Vancouver to Halifax. With our deep expertise and the full suite of Blueair, Austin Air, AllerAir, IQAir, Oransi and Epurair air purifiers on offer, we promise you friendly advice and honest recommendations at a price that can't be beat.

“Modern Alchemy is the only company I will deal with from now on and is the one I recommend to my patients.”
E. Chan, Naturopathic Doctor, Richmond, BC

We also offer free shipping and Expedited Delivery on all home and office air purifiers, a generous return policy and discounts on filters through our free Filter Replacement Program. And because we're Canadian, you'll receive your items sooner, with no extra Customs charges or exchange rate surprises. Give us a call, you won't find better customer service anywhere!  
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Air Purifier Buying Guide

Some useful tips from the experts at Modern Alchemy Canada on how to buy a home or office air purifier:

iqair motorIt’s All About the Motor. Choose an air purifier with a motor that’s powerful enough to generate 4 to 8 air exchanges per hour to effectively clean the room. The air purifier should also be properly sealed so that contaminated incoming air doesn’t bypass the filter system and exit the air purifier without being cleaned.

hepa materialDon’t Fall For It. As a minimum, an air purifier should have a medical-grade HEPA filter that meets the industry standard of removing 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns. Avoid air purifiers labelled as “HEPA-type” or “HEPA-like” as they are not true HEPA filters, with measured particle filtration levels as low as 55%.

particle sizeSmaller Particle Filtration Means Cleaner Air. If your budget permits, choose an air purifier that delivers better-than-HEPA performance. Today’s leading air purifier manufacturers (e.g., IQAir, Blueair, AllerAir) have all developed technologies that capture much smaller particles than standard HEPA air purifiers can (e.g., 0.1 to 0.003 microns). These tiny particulates are the most harmful to your long-term health as they can penetrate deeper into your lungs and even enter your bloodstream. Better in the air purifier than in you!

dirty carDon’t Buy One That Only Does Half the Job. Good air purifiers should also be able to handle light chemicals and gases, as there are low levels of harmful VOCs and toxic chemicals in every home (e.g., from personal care products, cleansers and detergents, home HVAC systems, off-gassing etc.). If you’re going to invest several hundred dollars in a home air purifier, make sure that it does it all.

pile of activated carbonMore Really Is Better. If you are chemically sensitive or being exposed to more than minute quantities of gases or chemicals, ensure that the air purifier you choose contains activated carbon for the adsorption of gaseous pollutants. Avoid air purifiers with only a thin layer of carbon (e.g., a filter pad dusted with carbon) as this will not do the trick. A deep bed with at least 12 pounds of impregnated granular carbon works best, with AllerAir air purifiers being the top choice for the chemically sensitive. Or try an air purifier like the Oransi EJ120, which has an advanced high-efficiency pleated activated carbon filter that increases the surface area for gas adsorption without impeding air flow.

heavy liftingMake the Cheap Filter Do the Heavy Lifting. Choose an air purifier that has a first stage pre-filter to capture larger particles in order to avoid clogging the downstream HEPA and carbon filters and shortening their lifespan.

get the factsDon’t Believe Everything You Read. Be sure to choose an air purifier that is rated for the size of the room you are placing it in. Tread carefully when navigating manufacturer and retailer room coverage statistics, as these figures are often overstated (e.g., based on too low a number of air exchanges per hour to adequately clean a room). Modern Alchemy states the delivered air flow rates and realistic room coverage figures for all of the air purifiers that we sell.

ozone moleculeJust Say No to Ozone. Steer clear of Ozone Cleaners that deliberately release ozone into the air. Many Negative Ion and Electrostatic air purifiers also generate ozone (O3), sometimes above recommended government safety levels (e.g., 0.05 ppm). While these air purifiers are excellent at removing smoke odours, prolonged exposure to ozone can aggravate respiratory issues and cause lung damage. There have been several class-action lawsuits against the manufacturers of ozone air purifiers, so we recommend avoiding these air cleaners altogether.

Quiet signSilence Is Golden. If quietness is important to you, choose an air purifier that generates less than 35 dB on low speed. Blueair, IQAir and Epurair air purifiers all meet this criterion and are truly “whisper-quiet.” If you are ultra-sensitive to sound, check out the IQAir HealthPro Plus or the Oransi EJ120, which are two of the quietest high-performance air purifiers on the market. On its lowest speed, the Oransi air purifier doesn't even register on the decibel scale!

calculator photoCrunch the Numbers. Compare the operating costs over the life of the air purifier, taking into account the recommended filter change schedule, replacement filter costs and power consumption levels. If you want a low-maintenance air purifier with a long filter life and low lifetime operating costs, Austin Air and Epurair air purifiers are your best bets.

discontinued stampNow What Do I Do? Avoid air purifier manufacturers that frequently change their models or discontinue products as this could mean that replacement filters and other accessories won't be available down the road, making your air purifier obsolete. The air purifier brands that we carry all provide excellent support for older models.

warranty stickerIn it For the Long-Run. Look for a manufacturer that stands behind what it sells, offering a minimum 5-year warranty. AllerAir, IQAir and Oransi all go above and beyond, offering 10 years on most residential air cleaners, while the Canadian-made Epurair MA-1P and MA-1C air purifiers cover you with a lifetime warranty.

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From Our Customers

“Modern Alchemy has the best prices, but more importantly, Robert is extremely knowledgeable and honest, and will always give his genuine opinion on questions regarding air purifiers. I recommend all friends and family to Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers.”

Z. Kassam, Vancouver BC


“Thank you for your professional and kind approach regarding my specific air cleaning needs. I can see that you are not just there to promote the most expensive air purifier, but to work with each person’s needs.

Your professionalism, kindness and time spent is a "breath of fresh air" in a world of big-box stores. Your integrity and honesty speaks for itself, and I would highly recommend your business and products to anyone here on the West Coast.”

K. Jensen, Comox, BC

“You’re officially the "Go To Guy" for all of my IQAir filter needs. With the flood of counterfeit filters out there, it’s nice to know you have my back! I’d like to also compliment you on your follow-up and follow-through, all of which comprise your impeccable and personalized service”

M. Peak, Toronto, ON

Air Purifier Picks by City

Each Canadian city has its own air quality issues depending on geography, temperature/humidity levels, air movement, industrialization, traffic congestion, emissions from surrounding regions, proximity to wildfire zones and the presence of pollinating trees, grasses and weeds. Poor outdoor air usually translates into poor indoor air as fine particulates, allergens and gaseous pollutants can easily seep inside your home. Click on the thumbnails below to see the air quality issues and air purifier recommendations for your city.


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Latest Indoor Air Quality News

Cannabis Bong Smoking Significantly Elevates PM2.5 Levels

Bong smoking cannabis increases PM2.5 levels

Apr 6, 2022. As with tobacco smoke, secondhand cannabis smoke contains hundreds of toxic chemicals and dangerous fine particulates. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that cannabis bong smoking can increase PM2.5 levels in the room by 100 to 1000 times, only dropping gradually after smoking ceases. Recorded PM2.5 levels increased to a peak of 1300 ug/m3, with 40% of the particulates still lingering 90 minutes after smoking had stopped. Cannabis bong smoking generated 4 times more PM2.5 particulates than tobacco hookah smoking, with PM2.5 levels reaching double the EPA hazardous air quality threshold in just 15 minutes. As a result, the researchers warn that bong smoking is not as safe as generally perceived. Source: JAMA

Is there a Connection Between Air Pollution and Weight Gain?

Breathing Polluted Air Linked to Obesity

Feb 23, 2022. Although it may seem incredulous, research conducted by the University of Colorado and published in Environment International has shown that breathing polluted outdoor and indoor air can affect bacteria in our digestive system, disrupting our ability to burn energy and enhancing the risk of gastrointestinal disorders and weight gain in the long-term. Previous research has suggested that there may be multiple mechanisms at work, with polluted air reducing our ability to synthesize Vitamin D (associated with obesity) and causing internal inflammation that can interfere with hormonal activity and the part of the brain that governs appetite. There is also some evidence that exposure to polluted air in the womb can lead to obesity in the first 7 years of life. Source: Nature World News

Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers is 100% Canadian-owned, operating out of Ottawa, Canada. We proudly serve Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s and all points in between. We also ship many of our air purifiers anywhere within the contiguous United States.

Phone: 613-894-0331
Toll Free: 1-877-GO-7-PURE (1-877-467-7873)
Email: info@modernalchemyair.com

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