Top 5 Best Box Air Purifiers Comparison


 

 

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701-2000, 401-600 Alen Breathesmart fit50

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Winix u300-2

Air Purifier

Coway AP-1512

Rabbit Air Minus A2 SPA780A

Alen Breathesmart FIT50

Haverhill HAP52010E

Winix P450

Coverage (sq ft/m2)

361 / 34

815 / 76

800 / 74

538 / 50

450 / 41

Price

~ $249

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~$549

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~$499

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~ $169-200

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~ $221-279

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Filtration system

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Washable pre-filter

·Charcoal filter

·True-HEPA filter

·Ionizer

·Captures 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·Medium filter

·BioGS HEPA filter

·Customized filter

·Carbon filter

·Negative ion generator

·Removes 99% of particles greater than 0.3 microns

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Washable pre-filter

·HEPA-pure filter (You can choose also between HEPA-silver, HEPA-OdorCell, HEPA-FreshPlus)

·Ionizer

·Removes 99% of particles greater than 0.3 microns

· A fan moves air through the filters

· Washable pre-filter

· True-HEPA filter

· Activated carbon filter

· Captures up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns or larger

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Carbon pre- filter

·True-HEPA filter

·PlasmaWave technology

·Captures 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger

Purifies

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles. Absorbs low household odors.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold and fungi, pet dander, dust mites, household odors, dust particles, bacteria, cooking odors, pet allergens and odors, VOC’s, tobacco smoke, particles that can carry viruses

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of household dust, bacterias and smoke particles. Depending on the filter you choose also great for heavy odors, germs, chemicals and VOC’s

Pollen, hair, lint, dust, mold spores, pet dander, a large part of fumes, bacteria, household dust and tobacco smoke. Eliminates low
odors.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles. Absorbs low household odors.

Air change per hour (Based on an average coverage ~400 sq ft)

4

2

1.5

5

4

Filters price

1 HEPA + 2 carbon filters kit ~$50

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Filter kit including all filters $85

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$79 (click to see), $89 (click to see), $119 (Click to see) or $129 (Click to see) depends on which you choose

Filter replacement kit ~$60

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Ultimate filter cartridge ~$120

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Filters cleaning and (or) change

Clean pre-filter every month, replace carbon filter every 6 months, replace HEPA annually

Clean pre-filter every month. Replace filter kit annually if use 24/7

Clean pre-filter regularly. Replace HEPA filters annually

Clean pre-filter every 2 months. Replace all 3 filters annually.

Replace Carbon filter every 3 months, replace HEPA filter annually

Filters cost per year

$50

$42.5 – $85

$79, $89, $119 or $129 depends which you choose

$60

$80 or $120

CADR rating

Dust: 240

Smoke: 233

Pollen: 246

Dust: 200

Smoke: 193

Pollen: 208

220 (per energy star test)

N/A

Dust: 298

Smoke: 291

Pollen: 343

Fan speeds

3

5

4

6

4

Noise level

24.4 – 53.8 dB

25.6 – 51.3 dB From very quiet till heavy rainfall

32.4 – 48.7 dB. From whisper quiet to heavy rainfall

Quiet on low, loud on speed 4, 5 and 6

27 – 60 dB

Controls

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Filter change indicator

Air quality indicator

Auto mode

Programmable timer

Remote control

Carrying handle

Energy star

Energy usage (max)

77W

61W

60W

60W

110W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Ozone emission

Negligible

None

None

None

Negligible

Size. Height, Width and Depth (in / cm)

H: 18 / 46

W: 17 / 43

D: 9.6 / 24

Height: 20 / 51

Width: 21 / 53

Depth: 7 / 18

Height: 22 / 56

Width: 17 / 43

Depth: 10 / 25

H: 18/45

W: 21/53

D: 10/25

H: 26 / 66

W: 19 / 48

D: 12 / 30.5

Weight (lbs / kg)

12 / 5.6

19.4 / 8.8

16 / 7.2

15.4 / 7

18.7 / 8.5

Warranty

3 years limited

5 years

Lifetime limited

1 year limited

3 years limited

Pros

+Stylish design

+High quality air filtration

+Great features – air quality sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, timer

+Energy star qualified

+On lowest setting uses only 7W power

+Great quality

+Powerful, really impressive purification

+Many features – odor sensor, air quality indicator, auto mode, remote control, light sensing, mood light etc

+Can be mounted on the wall

+Customizable designer panels

+5 fan speeds

+Energy star qualified

+Very good quality

+Powerful and quiet fan

+Many great features – air quality monitor, auto mode, timer etc

+Customizable designer panels

+Lifetime warranty

+“Lock” button

+Energ star qualified

+ Powerfull

+ 6 fan speeds

+ Lot of features – air quality indicator light, filter check
indicator, timer, safety shutoff, auto mode, remote control

+ Well made electronic controls

+ Carrying handle

+ Energy star qualified

+Modern design, excellent electronic controls

+Lot of features – air sensor, filter replace indicator, auto
mode, remote control

+Energy star qualified

+High CADR ratings

Cons

Ionizer produces ozone, but can be turned off

Could be bigger air inlet

Only 3 fan speeds

Wall kit should be purchased separately. It cost around $20

No programmable timer

815 sq ft works well for normal residential use. If needed for allergy sufferer use, recommended is 408 sq ft

I am not 100% sure does ionizer produce ozone, but you can just keep it turned off.

Have to choose between filters. Can’t combine them together.

 Could be better construction, front panel mount is fragile

 Only 1 year limited warranty

Quite big

Produces ozone, but can turn off PlasmaWave

Buzzing noise from PlasmaWave

Hardly functions in Auto mode

Overall Rating (max 5)

4.35 Stars4.35 / 5

4.47 Stars4.47 / 5

4.32 Stars4.32 / 5

4.6 Stars4.6 / 5

4.32 Stars4.32 / 5

15% Price/performance

4 Stars4 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

5% Design

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

35% Performance

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

5 Stars5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

15% Features

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

5 Stars5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

10% Noise level

4 Stars4 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

4 Stars4 / 5

Conclusions, recommendations

Indoor Breathing choice

Note: Though Clean Air Deliver Ratings (CADR) can be found for a large number of favorite brands, many of the most well-respected companies in the air purification field do not give CADRs to their purifier. This should in no way bias potential customers against them.


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Coway AP-1512 is stylish with a unique design. High-quality filtration, great features  – air quality sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, timer. Energy star qualified. On lowest setting uses only 7W power.

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Winix P450 has a modern design, excellent electronic controls. Lots of features – air sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, remote control, energy star qualified. High CADR ratings.

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Rabbit Air Minus A2 SPA780A is powerful, really impressive purification, great quality. Many features – odor sensor, air quality indicator, auto mode, remote control, light sensing, mood light etc. Can be mounted on the wall, customizable designer panels, 5 fan speeds. Energy star qualified. This air purifier includes everything you need.

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Alen Breathesmart FIT50 has powerful and quiet fan, very good quality, customizable designer panels, lifetime warranty, “lock” button, air quality monitor, auto mode, timer etc. Energy star qualified.

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Haverhill HAP52010E is very powerful air purifier with 6 fan speeds. Also has a lot of features – air quality indicator light, filter check indicator, timer, safety shut-off, auto mode, remote control. Haverhill HAP52020E has well made electronic controls, carrying handle and it is energy star qualified.