With levels of pollution rising in the modern world, it’s more important than ever to have an air purifier in your home. Even if you don’t live in a smoggy city, there’s reason for concern. The most idyllic countryside residences are susceptible to traveling smog, microscopic allergens, and irritants. There are also always seasonal factors to consider depending on your location, and of course, pets, smokers, and other unpleasant household odors.
The Elechomes Air Purifier provides a terrific value for home and office air quality control, and it’s packed with useful features to give you maximum control over the air quality in your home. Today, we’ll take a look at this model’s filtration technology, user control, and design and determine its strengths and weaknesses for different types of households. After that, to give some context, we’ll put it up against four other models from different manufacturers to see where this device stands in comparison to other market alternatives.
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Rising above a number of competitors in its field, this model utilizes four-stage filtration technology to catch microscopic particles of all different sizes and maintain air quality that smells fresh and keeps your family healthy. First, a pre-filter captures larger debris like hair and dust. Next, an antibacterial cloth kills harmful bacteria. Then, a True HEPA filter traps particles as small as 0.25 microns before the air is deodorized with an activated carbon screen.
It’s easy to set this device up for your specific needs. An automatic-shutoff timer can be set between one and eight hours so you can choose the runtime that fits your energy needs while you’re at work or out on errands. Kids in the house? A child lock prevents curious tots from changing all your settings while you’re busy cooking dinner. This model is also great for people who don’t want to spend a lot of time fiddling around with settings – the Smart Mode uses a smell sensor and a dust sensor to determine the fan speed required to deodorize your air properly. If you like to run your air purifier at night, the Sleep Mode will allow you to get your rest uninterrupted by dimming the lights and reducing the fan volume.
While it’s possible to cart this item back and forth to work, you might want to go a different direction if portability is what you’re after. At almost 19 pounds, it’s not the lightest machine in the world. But the weight and 20-inch height are necessary for the punch that this device packs. It has a coverage area of 350 square feet, making it perfect for a large bedroom and bathroom area, a living room, or a spacious home office.
The Elechomes Air Purifier is a powerful device, with a four-stage filtration system and 350 square feet of coverage. While it might be a little large if you’re looking for a home-to-work model, it’s an antibacterial barrier and programmable auto-shutoff timer make it a perfect choice to occupy a permanent place in your bedroom or living room. The smart mode is also very exciting for people who want a device that they can set and forget.
Elechomes UC3101 vs. Germ Guardian AC5350B
The GermGuardian AC5350B differs considerably in size from the Elechomes, weighing only 11 pounds, but standing almost ten inches taller. The height makes the GermGuardian best fit for a stationary existence, as well. But even though the Elechomes model is smaller, it sports a significantly larger coverage area – 350 square feet to the GermGuardian’s 167.
As far as the technology inside goes, the GermGuardian also packs a 4-stage filtration system, but it’s slightly different from the Elechomes’s. While both devices utilize pre-filters, HEPA filters, and activated carbon. (As a side note, the GermGuardian describes its activated carbon filter as “activated charcoal,” but these terms are interchangeable, contrary to popular belief.)
The difference lies in the method each device uses to kill harmful bacteria. While the Elechomes utilizes an antibacterial cloth, the GermGuardian implements a UV-C light screen. Both of these methods are effective, but it’s worth noting that there is some controversy over whether or not UV-C is entirely safe – it allegedly releases trace amounts of ozone into the air.
The bottom line between these two devices comes down to power. The Elechomes’ 350 square foot coverage is inarguably superior to the 167 square feet sported by the GermGuardian. Perhaps you don’t need 350 square feet of coverage – in that case, you might prefer a lighter-weight device, but as mentioned, the GermGuardian is almost ten inches taller. The Elechomes seems to be superior in almost every category.
Elechomes UC3101 vs. Inofia Air Purifier
The Inofia is almost in a different class of air purifier with a coverage area of 1,056 square feet. This makes it ideal for larger rooms or open-concept spaces. What gives this model almost three times the coverage area of the Elechomes is a more powerful fan and two different filters. Note having two different filters is not the same as having a 2-stage filter. The Elechomes has one filter with four filtration stages.
The Inofia has two filters, each of which are single-stage composite activated carbon filters. There’s a trade-off here: the Elechomes uses more effective filtration technology (down to 0.25 microns as opposed to Inofia’s 0.3), but the Inofia’s two separate filters give it a larger coverage area and allow it to filter more air over the same period. Your choice will come down to the size of the room in which you want to place your air purifier.
The Inofia also features wireless connectivity, which does put it a rung above the Elechomes regarding user control. Simply connect your air purifier to your wifi network, and you’ll be able to control it with a smartphone app, anytime, anywhere. Similar to the Elechomes, the Inofia also uses sensors to monitor your air quality and offers an Auto Mode that functions much the same way as the Elechomes’s Smart Mode.
Elechomes UC3101 vs. Hathaspace Air Purifier
Hathaspace’s covers the same amount of space as the Elechomes’. It’s also a similar height and only a few pounds heavier. The Hathaspace model has similar sensors and an Auto Mode analogous to the Elechomes’s Smart Mode. The main difference between these two air purifiers lies in the way that they filter the air in your home to keep it healthy and smelling fresh.
The Hathaspace model uses six different filtration stages to cleanse your air of allergens and harmful microscopic particles completely. It’s the first stage, like the Elechomes, is a pre-filter, but this pre-filter is slightly more advanced. While it also filters large particles like dust and pet dander, this Nano-Cold Catalyst filter also removes harmful household chemicals from the air like formaldehyde, ammonia, and benzene. Its next three stages are the same as the Elechomes: antibacterial, activated carbon, and True HEPA. But it’s last two stages are the icing on the cake.
In the fifth stage of filtration, a UV-C light filter destroys germs and micro-organisms like bacteria and viruses. The sixth stage not only cleanses the air being run through the machine itself, but it also releases active cleansing agents into the air it expels. These negative ions perform a variety of helpful functions to keep your home clean. They neutralize the air and eliminate odors, smoke, mold, dust, bacteria, and viruses.
It’s hard to argue against more filtration, and the Hathaspace model outperforms the Elechomes in this category. Since aside from that, both devices function in pretty much the same way, the Hathaspace model seems superior.
Elechomes UC3101 vs. Pure Enrichment PureZone
The PureZone is a much smaller machine, weighing in at only 6 pounds and standing only a foot high. As you might expect, its coverage area is somewhat smaller, too – it only covers spaces up to 200 square feet. As far as the filtration technology is concerned, the PureZone’s system also utilizes four stages of filtration, but instead of using an antibacterial cloth to get rid of germs and bacteria, it uses a UV-C light filter. The rest of the filtration system is the same, consisting of a pre-filter, True HEPA filter, and activated carbon.
Like the Elechomes, Pure Enrichment’s offering sports a sleep mode that dims the display lights and uses a quieter fan setting than it uses during the day. The difference here is that the PureZone’s fan can get down to 30dB, while the Elechomes can only quiet itself to a range of 35-38dB. This might not make a difference for everyone, but if you’re a particularly light sleeper, you might want to err on the side of caution. It’s important to have healthy air in your house, but a good night’s sleep is essential.
Aside from the sleep question, the PureZone is just for a smaller room. Its light weight might be terrific if you want to bring your air purifier to work with you. If you want a stationary air purifier with a larger coverage area, the Elechomes is probably your best bet.
Five different air purifiers, five different options for your specific lifestyle. It seems like the Hathaspace’s 6-stage filtration system rises to the top of the pack regarding pure filtration power. The Inofia is probably best if you have an open-concept floorplan in your home or if you’re trying to maintain the healthy air quality in a large office with cubicles. The Inofia’s wifi connectivity is also a pretty exciting feature if you’re interested in being able to control your device from anywhere, anytime.
Our original subject, the Elechomes, still seems like a solid choice for a workhorse air purifier; a combination of quality and value. You’re the only one who will be able to decide which is best for your needs, but we hope this has helped you understand the main differences between these models.