LEVOIT 24db Filtration System True HEPA Filter Air Purifier
Last updated date: June 2, 2020
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In addition to removing annoying allergens from the air in your home, this air purifier deodorizes, thanks to the activated charcoal filter. There's a sleep mode and timer built-in, so you can program the purifier to shut off automatically. This unit even comes with a pet lock button, so your furry sidekick can't alter any of the settings. In our analysis of 75 expert reviews, the LEVOIT LEVOIT True HEPA Filter Air Purifier placed 2nd when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
Designed in California: Perfect gift for Pet Families! The Core P350 air purifiers for allergies and pets create a healthier home for you and your loved pets such as dogs, cats, bunnies, and even reptiles. The pet lock button prevents your pets from tampering with any of the other buttons or settings. Enhanced Pre-filter: The new fine non-woven fabric pre-filter is more effective than other common pre-filters at capturing hair, pet dander, cigarette smoke, dust. Build the powerful first barrier to protect your and your pet's health with Core P350. Unique ARC Formula: Compared with other air purifiers, Core P350's deodorizing ability has increased by 60% through the AirReComposition Formula, which chemically decomposes the unpleasant odors in the air without worrying about second-hand pollution. Ideal for Allergies: The H13 True HEPA air purifier reduces up to 99.97% of harmful germs, hair, pet dander, dust, smoke, pollen and other allergens as small as .3 microns. Improve your air quality and help you and you pets relieve sneeze, cough, sinuses and heavy breath. Sleep Mode & Timer: The QuietKEAP Technology keeps noise levels as low as 24dB. Set a timer for 2, 4, 8, or 12 hours, then turn off the display light to enjoy a perfect and undisturbed night of sleep. High Powered: The Vortexair Technology offers an increased airflow of 240 m³/h, handily covering rooms as large as 219 ft² and refreshing the air 5 times per hour.
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An Overview On Air Purifiers
The reasons for buying an air purifier can be as numerous as the number of pollutants in the air — and indoors, that number tends to be bigger than most people would expect. Despite the best efforts of the filters in our air conditioners, pollen and dust particles can settle into carpets and upholstery. Mold spores can grow in moist areas. And if there are pets or smoke involved, expect dander and carcinogens to be part of every breath.
Whether you suffer from allergies or just want to eliminate the smell associated with all this particulate matter, a good air purifier can be an essential accessory in any room. But how are they different from the filters we already have in our regular AC?
All that depends on the purifier. Most models circulate air through a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, and often more than one. HEPA filters are certified to trap particulate matter as small as 0.3 microns, which covers dust, pollen and most bacteria. Some purifiers boast a medical-grade Hyper-HEPA filter that will go down to 0.003 microns — enough to pick smoke out of the air.
In conjunction with this, the more high-tech air purifiers can employ an extra line of defense. The Germ Guardian uses an optional UV light that renders many micro-organisms sterile, and an activated charcoal filter that can actually pull in and neutralize toxins through electrostatic attraction. There are also models that can ionize incoming particles, which are then sucked in by metal plates or other treated substances.
A word of caution on ozone, though. While they’re less common these days, some air purifiers generate ozone, which, according to the manufacturers, can deodorize and disinfect the air. The jury is still out on those claims, and in fact the presence of ozone in confined spaces can be more harmful than the pollutants you’re trying to get rid of.
For a measure of general effectiveness, you can look for a rating on most air purifiers called the CADR — Clean Air Delivery Rate. It’s a number that represents the cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air that has been cleared of all the particles of a given size. These ratings are recognized by the EPA and can be found on most devices. If you can’t find them, the number is fairly easy to calculate: Just take the CFM on the air purifier and multiply it by the percentage of a certain particle (smoke, pollen, etc.) that the machine can remove.
DWYM Fun Fact
That air purifier humming away in the corner of your room may look tranquil, but it was initially created for military use. The HEPA filters that are so common today were first employed to keep lab workers safe at the Manhattan Project, the 1940s scientific effort that led to the creation of the atomic bomb. Back then, scientists were less concerned with their ability to keep their allergies in check. They were using the filters to block out as much radioactive material as possible.
The Air Purifier Buying Guide
- One of the first things you’ll want to consider when buying an air purifier is the kind of room you’ll be using it in. When it comes to price, this is usually the primary factor. A workhorse unit that can handle an entire living room and kitchen is going to run you significantly more than a machine that’s meant for a home office for good reason.
- Are you looking for protection from allergies or just need to freshen up the air? A quick look at the specs for the purifier should tell you what particles it can effectively remove from the air. Again, a HEPA filter is going to do the trick for most common irritants and odors, including pet hair and dust. But if you live in a smoker’s house, look into something more robust.
- Much like your air conditioner, you’ll likely be keeping an air purifier on for as long as you plan on breathing the air in that room. In a lot of cases, that might be all day, so power consumption matters. Frugal users might want to check out the wattage specs on prospective models. There are also features that can mitigate that electricity drain, such as timers. In most cases, your air purifier won’t be running all the time. It’ll cycle the air through a few times an hour, and you can adjust that number more or less with most models.
- Another thing to figure into your price point are the filters. Like your AC, there’s upkeep involved. Check not only the price of your filter, but the frequency with which you’ll need to replace it.
- Since they’re meant for indoor use, most air purifiers are better looking than, say, that wall AC unit you had in your dorm room at college. That said, few people want them as the focal point in a room. If you’re getting one for a small room, you likely want a small purifier — or at least one that’s nondescript. Sleekly designed at less than 17″ x 19″.