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The Clarifion air purifying system claims to create negative ions that take pollutants out of the air so that you can breathe better in your home.


  • Many users experienced positive results
  • Proven to pull pollutants out of the air


  • Leaves dust and contaminants on surfaces of your home
  • Might produce potentially dangerous levels of ozone
  • Not practical for large spaces
  • May make your home dirtier (unless you vacuum daily)

Clarifion Review: What You Should Know

By Lydia Noyes

Published on: Apr 2, 2020

Exposure to unclean air is a pervasive health problem that causes more than 200,000 deaths in the United States each year. There’s not often much you can do about outdoor air pollutants, but many people are turning to filters to improve the air quality in their homes.

One brand that offers to clear up your air is Clarifion, which promises to remove pollutants and the “stuffiness” from your rooms so you can breathe better.

This California-based company claims its discrete air purifier uses negative ions to eliminate all contaminants, bacteria, allergens, dust, and yes, even viruses, within 150 feet of it.

Can these claims be believed? Is Clarifion what you need to keep your household safe from sickness? Learn the answer in our analysis here.

How Does Clarifion Work?

According to the company website, Clarifion air filters contain a high capacity ion generator that works as soon as you plug it into any standard outlet.

A bright LED light will turn on to show you that it’s working. There’s no on button or air filters to replace, and it shouldn’t require any maintenance throughout its three year lifespan.

Clarifion claims that each filter can cover up to 150 square feet, though the company recommends having one per room, especially in bedrooms, bathrooms, and the dining room, living room, and kitchen.

It’s best to place the filters near doors or windows so that they can trap contaminants as soon as they enter the space. You can also use the filters in moving vehicles or RVs, so long as they have standard 110v outlets.

These filters should work to reduce pet and cigarette scents, though they aren’t designed to remove the actual smoke from the room.

How Do Air Ionizers Work?

The Clarifion is an air ion diffuser, which shouldn’t be confused with an air purifier. It works to diffuse negatively charged ions into the surrounding air. These negative ions bond to airborne particles and weighs them down so that they fall onto surfaces where they should be swept or vacuumed up.

Air purifiers, in contrast, typically have a fan that pulls in air and then runs it through a filter that traps particles. While this effectively removes them from your home without coating surfaces, it means that you will need to replace the filters often, which can get expensive.

Key Takeaway: Ionizers like Clarifion make sense for those who want to plug in their purifier and forget about it—no maintenance required. Air filters make more sense for those who want to remove air contaminants entirely and don’t want to follow up with the vacuum after use.

What Is the Scientific Evidence for Clarifion?

How effective is an air ionizer like Clarifion, and are there any risks to be aware of? We couldn’t find any clinical research that looked explicitly at Clarifion, but there are studies on the broader impacts of air ionizers.

First, some background. Ions are particles in the air that have either positive or negative charges, based on how many electrons they have.

High levels of positive ions are loosely correlated with negative health consequences like headaches and depression, while negative ions are considered to have soothing, rejuvenating effects.

That’s one of the reasons why people feel refreshed after a thunderstorm—the lightning fills the air with negative ions.

There’s also evidence that negative ions offer protection from illness. One 1994 study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that using a negative ion air cleaning system in a chicken hatchery reduced airborne particles by more than 99% within a minute and reduced rates of salmonella transmission between chicks by 98%.

Research from 2001 also found that negative ions in the air can kill salmonella bacteria, though the ions in the study were released through a targeted aerosol spray.

Furthermore, a 2019 study proved that ions can produce antimicrobial effects, but their effectiveness depends on both the concentration and the bacteria strains being exposed. However, this study was looking at ionizers meant for hospital settings, which are significantly more powerful than what the Clarifion delivers.

Likewise, Clarifion’s claims of cleaning up to 150 feet of airspace likely won’t be a reality outside a lab environment. That’s because the purifier’s location, how long it operates, and your room’s airflow rate will all make a significant difference in the overall effectiveness.

Potential Side Effects

According to a 2005 report from the Consumer’s Union, the risks of using an ion air cleaner might outweigh any benefits.

First, they tend to leave rooms dirtier than before because they deposit a “soot” of trapped pollutants on surfaces, which can further trigger allergies unless you vacuum regularly.

If you get some airflow in the room, those particles might billow up in the air again. You might also see a black buildup on the wall where you have it plugged in as evidence of this soot.

Possibly more alarming, ion air purifiers are known to produce ozone, which is a lung irritant that often triggers asthma. Though most devices designed for home use produce only trace amounts, there’s minimal regulation on these levels, and some brands likely exceed government recommendations.

Since 2009, the California Air Resources Board has banned all devices that create ozone concentrations above 50 parts per billion. Though most ionic purifiers should easily comply with this guideline, this ozone can build up in rooms that are small or poorly ventilated.

This paradoxically can trigger worse breathing problems for asthma or allergy sufferers.

Pricing and Refund Policy

Clarifion sells its air purifiers in package deals where you save money the more you purchase at once. Here are the current pricing options:

  • One device: $39.97
  • Three devices: $95.91
  • Six devices: $149.82
  • Ten devices: $199.70

Shipping is free for all purchases. Once you order, expect the package to arrive within two weeks.

All purchases qualify for a 30-day satisfaction guarantee that starts from the day you receive it. If you aren’t happy with the purifier, you can ship it back for a refund minus a 15% restocking fee, or 90% store credit. You will also be responsible for all return shipping charges.

For help with further questions, contact Clarifion at 844-326-7726 or support@getairsoap.com.

Analysis of Customer Reviews

There are currently 42 reviews for Clarifion on Amazon, averaging four stars. Here’s what customers were saying most often about this product.


  • Helped remove stuffiness in rooms
  • Great for allergy sufferers
  • Takes pet odor out of the air


  • Light is too bright for night use in bedrooms
  • Didn’t make a difference for some users
  • Too expensive for minimal benefits


If you’re looking to keep the air in your home clean, a better choice is a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) purifier, which relies on filters to trap air and can even trap gasses.

In most cases, you’ll pay more upfront for a HEPA system ($100–$200 per unit), and it will require regular filter replacements. For this extra cost, you’re getting an air purifier that works over a large space, and you will be freed from dusting and vacuuming every day it runs.

For those with severe allergies or who are looking for something slightly higher-powered, the Molekule might be a better fit. This device promises to both capture and eliminates air pollutants by turning them into harmless molecules so that there’s zero risk of them bothering you. It claims to purify up to 600 square feet of living space and works in all directions at once, so it doesn’t matter where you place it.

As the Molekule costs $800 for the base device and about $30 per filter, it’s a lot more expensive than the Clarifion or even most HEPA filters. However, it’s a far better option for anyone interested in extreme air purity.

The Bottom Line

The Clarifion air purifier seems to accomplish what it promises—it works to pull dust, bacteria, and even viruses out of the air. However, that’s likely not enough of a selling point for most people for three reasons:

  • The device leaves all the contaminants in your home on your floor, walls, and other surfaces until you clean them up. Any breeze can add them back to the air. Unless you are on top of your dusting and vacuuming, this can lead to more significant problems for allergy sufferers.

  • Clarifion’s claims of cleansing the air within 150 feet are likely overly optimistic. You would need a medical-grade device to purify air at that level.

  • There’s a small but significant risk that it could build up ozone levels, which might have adverse health effects.

There are better ways to purify your air, and we recommend considering one of them instead.

Customer Reviews

2.0 Stars out of 26 Reviews
5 Star:23% 4 Star:3% 3 Star:0% 2 Star:0% 1 Star:73%
27% Recommend This Company
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Posted on Apr 1, 2023

No more dust!

By Fred B., Bessemer, AL, Verified Reviewer

I reside in Alabama, and dust is a constant. Dust the house today; it's back tomorrow. I took a chance and bought the Clarifion devices. I plugged two in, one in my great room and one in the hallway near the ac return, and haven't had dust on my furniture in the great room since then. That was late January. I seem to breathe easier, and even in the pollen season, which is currently covering all outdoors, I'm not finding dust on my furniture. Now, dusting is for polishing and shining instead of digging out the furniture.

This may not be the case for everyone, but that's how it has been with me.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

I haven't felt the need to return their devices.

These devices run with no noise and low maintenance.

They offer sales, on occasion.

No “cons” were specified in this review

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Feb 15, 2023

Works great

By Angie C., Jacksonville, FL, Verified Reviewer

I can honestly tell you it has worked in our bedrooms. My son has asthma and once I plugged this in it has helped him a lot. Plus he has a cat and it helps with not breathing cat dander.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Fast shipping

Replacement asap

Answers my questions quickly

The plug-ins had to be replaced before 2 months

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Jan 11, 2023

Have been using for 6 months, works great!

By Kelly Z., Litchfield, CT, Verified Reviewer

These definitely cut down on the dust. I have 2 large glass lamps on our night tables. After 3 weeks, there's hardly any dust on the lamps. They used to get covered in dust within about 2 days or 3 days because of our oil burner. I also am not having some of the sinus problems I had at night due to the dust and the cat dander in the bedroom. This definitely works.

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Arrived quickly

Easy to use

No maintenance needed

No “cons” were specified in this review

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Sep 23, 2022

I think they work!

By Shelly S., Venice, FL, Verified Reviewer

I can tell when they are wearing out. Within a day or 2 of plugging the new ones in…especially in the bedroom, I feel like my breathing is better at night. Sinuses seem better, rooms feel cleaner. I live in FL now.

Wasn’t used to the humidity, all the rain, even to the point of mildew now and then in the bedroom closet. I buy the cheaper one, 3 at a time, and feel like they work well for about 2 years.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Think they had 1 sale, where you could get 6 of them, for the cost of 3…so I could put one in most rooms which was great! Then I was hooked on them.

Like it that you don’t have to change filters or clean them.

All you do is plug them in. No maintenance.

No “cons” were specified in this review

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on May 12, 2022

Terrible product

By Karen A., New Jersey, Verified Reviewer

I used mine for a month and see no difference. Can't open to clean as instructed that it could cause fire if not cleaned.

I feel I was sucked into this scam. I wish I read more reviews before purchasing.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Misleading of product

Helpful Review? 3 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 23, 2022


By Dana F., Walnut Creek, CA, Verified Reviewer

I've had mine for less than a year, I bought three. One light is burned out, the blue light I think. They put more dust in the house, they're not worth the money. I will never buy one again.

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Never buy again

Helpful Review? 5 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 8, 2022

Don't buy these. The company doesn't stand behind their product.

By Maria D., Hilton Head, SC, Verified Reviewer

I bought 3 of these. One died after 2 months and I just noticed another one is dead. I only bought these at the end of November, the company would not replace them because it was over 30 days, but these supposedly have a 2–3 year life span. If you ask me, they are junk!

Length of Use: 3–6 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Never picked up the phone, just played music

Helpful Review? 3 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 20, 2022

Complete scam

By Marco J. , Knoxville, TN

The company severely oversells its product. It only produces ozone and does not “clean the air”. Do your research, which shouldn’t include company marketing BS.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Doesn’t clean air

Need at least 10 per home and only creates ozone

Scam, hope lots of folks aren’t ripped off

Helpful Review? 6 People Have Voted

Posted on Oct 23, 2021

Buying more

By Glenda C. , Bonita Springs, FL

It made a big difference in the air quality in our home, especially in the bedroom where, before Clairon, it affected my sinuses at night. It makes a HUGE difference in my sleep quality. I didn’t like that one of them no longer had a light, which made me think that it was done. And one of them started blinking, which meant I had to put it behind furniture where it is probably less effective, as the company recommended open spaces as much as possible. Bottom line, I’m buying more.

Length of Use: 2+ years

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Improved air quality


Helpful Review? 3 People Have Voted

Posted on Oct 21, 2021

Does not do anything

By Robert G., Houston, TX, Verified Reviewer

No benefits noted. When the blue light started to pulsate after a little over a year we decided to trash this device because of a warning label about “flashover or a risk of fire.” We don’t know whether the pulsating light was directly related to this warning but we decided we don’t want this overpriced but probably worthless device anymore.

Length of Use: 1–2 years

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

An expensive way to get a device that did not really do anything

After about a year, blue light started flashing, made us wonder about “flashover or risk of fire” warning label, so we threw it out

Helpful Review? 5 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 10, 2021

Cheap product!

By Jay F., Columbus, OH, Verified Reviewer

I like this product. I had 3 and felt they did an effective job. After 5 months 1 just quit working. When I contacted the company they said they only guarantee for 30 days. That’s a sign of a company that manufactures a cheap product. I would have expected them to at least stand behind their product for half a year. I think I’ll check out other ionizers in the future.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Works as long as it is working

Company doesn’t stand behind their product

Cheaply manufactured and company knows it

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted
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