Levoit believes in clean air. Often our air is filled with particles that are hazardous for health, and it kills us from the inside. Levoit air purifiers are one of its kind. They are popular not only because of their advanced technology but mainly for their compact designs. Their built is modern and compact enough to use daily. Levoit company provides us with True HEPA technology air purifiers. As they claim their air purifiers to be a True HEPA based technology, levoit has met all the standards that have been strictly set up by the U.S Department of Energy. Levoit air purifier takes in the contaminated air and filters out fresh air to breathe in, which promotes a healthy lifestyle.
Why a Levoit Compact Air Purifier?
Levoit believes in modern culture, and they keep up with the new technologies that are being introduced in the market daily. With the advent of the new modern world, levoit evolved accordingly. They offer many features in their air purifiers that distinguish them from others. One of the main features is that they have WI-FI controls available from their app. Now one can change modes, fan speed, monitor air quality, and many more with just one touch. Some of the major features of a levoit compact air purifier are listed below:
We can use VeSync levoit app to smartly control all the features of a levoit compact air purifier.
We can change fan speed, turn the air purifier ON or OFF, the app can also control the LED light. We can change the modes of our compact air purifier with just a click. Levoit compact air purifier can be scheduled according to our preferences and set up timers. We can also check the filter life of our levoit compact air purifier.
To actively remove all the pollutants, airborne particles, dust and mold particles, etc, levoit has three stages to fully filter the air. Firstly, pre-filter filters out the air then True HEPA filter furthers cleanse the air of airborne particles. Lastly, the air is passed through activated carbon filters to ensure that the air has been fully purified and that it is healthy to breathe.
Levoit compact air purifiers are quiet thus, they do not disturb our sleep. The levoit LV-H132 will never disturb our sleep as it produces only 43 decibels of sound, which is very quiet. Thus, it is best for light sleepers and small babies.
100% Ozone-free Operation:
One of the best features of levoit compact air purifier is that it does not produce ozone as a by-product. This machine has no UV or ionizing element; thus, it is 100% ozone free, which ultimately makes it environment-friendly.
Levoit compact air purifiers have a LED light indicator that tells us about the condition of filters. The LV-PUR131 has a blue light that indicates the filter condition. This light can also be switched off if it bothers some users.
Review of Levoit Compact Air Purifiers:
Levoit air purifiers have a renowned name in the market because of its modern features and models. Levoit is continuously improving its functions with time. At this time LV-H132 and LV-PUR131 are the bests levoit compact air purifiers in the market. Their features and working principles distinguish them from other air purifiers. These two air purifiers are thoroughly reviewed below:
The LV-PUR131 is a true work machine. It can work up to almost any limit to keep the environment green.
It is a square-shaped machine that can cover up to 322 sq. Ft. area. It weighs only 11.2 pounds, and it can eliminate up to 99.97% contamination that causes nasal problems, headaches, dust allergies, etc. from the air. This device is best suitable for larger areas. This is a floor model, and it provides quite yet effective services.
Last year has been great for levoit for pricing their top sellers i.e., LV-PUR131 and LV-H132. These two purifiers range at the top on Amazon, and also, they are a great competition to their rivals as they are of the same price range and offer excellent features as them.
Design and Built:
The LV-PUR131 is designed aesthetically that pleases the user. It has a metal frame panel on its front due to which it resembles another machine from Guardian technologies. The basic design of LV-PUR131 has more advantages than any other air purifier. It has more space inside of it than the levoit LV-H132 air purifier. The back cover is removed when a filter change is required. It can be noted that there is no air grill visible at the sight that shows the y=trapped pollutants and contamination filtered from the air. The only air vent can be seen at the top of the machine with many function buttons and an LCD. The LCD shows the current mode, fan speed, filter condition, and many other operations that are taking place in the purifier at that time.
Levoit LV-PUR131 has 3 stage filtrations like most levoit compact air purifiers. The air passes through 3 different kinds of filters to be contamination free. Following is the 3-stage filtration process of all levoit compact ai purifiers:
• PRE-FILTERS: The main purpose of this filter is to neutralize the airborne particles. This filter can only be vacuumed, and it can not be washed with water.
• True HEPA Filter: This filter eliminates 99.97% of the contaminated particles up to 0.3 microns in size. All particles including dust, molds, mildews and pollen, etc. are filtered out at this stage.
• Activated Carbon Filter: The only purpose of this filter is to remove all types of odors from the environment. While using levoit LV-PUR131, it can be noticed that there is less to no smell of food, smoke, and other unpleasant odor in the area.
Room Coverage and Sound:
The levoit LV-PUR131 covers an area of 322 sq. Ft. thus, it is an excellent purifier to use for larger rooms. This area is normal for any U.S household. It can be placed in a living room, kitchen, or even a bedroom. LV-PUR131 can also be used in smaller areas, and it will work as efficiently as ever. The ACH (Air Change per Hour) of LV-PUR131 is 2X which same as the levoit LV-H132. The CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of this air purifier is within 135 cfm, which means it can take up to an hour to clean a room of 300 sq. ft.
The levoit LV-PUR131 can be considered as the actual face of the company due to one very small yet beneficial feature – its quietness. It only makes up to 43 decibel sound, which is almost quiet to nothing. Thus, this makes it great for light sleepers and small babies.
After reviewing this air purifier from different users, it was noted that even after months of using this purifier remained quiet and effective.
Many people frequently ask if air purifiers consume high power? Well, the fact is that to make an air purifier work efficiently, it has to remain on for a longer time. This, in turns consumes greater power.
Levoit LV-PUR131 is bigger in size than the LV-H132, this means that it will consume more power to work efficiently. The average consumption of LV-PUR131 is only 40 watts, whereas the Honeywell HPA300 air purifier consumes up to 130 watts within the same price range. Thus, levoit offers energy-saving air purifiers. Even Energy Star rated this air purifier to be one of the best energies saving levoit air purifier.
Levoit LV-PUR131 has an auto button feature that makes it extremely easy to operate it. We can change its mode, fan speed, turn it ON or OFF, etc. with just the help of one click. Sleep mode can also be scheduled according to our timings.
Like every other air purifier, LV-PUR131, too, has its drawbacks:
- The filter replacement is expensive than usual
- After months of consecutive usage, the motor of LV-PUR131 can heat up to extreme levels
- Sometimes the fan stops working or makes a clunky noise
Keeping in light all the pros and cons of LV-PUR131, it can be concluded that for a large area it is a good air purifier and it is also soundless. If its maintenance is kept into account, then it can last a long time. Its maintenance can be costly, but it contributes to the effectiveness of its working. If you are looking for a modern yet efficient air purifier, then it is your go-to but if you are looking for a smaller version, then you might want to give a levoit LV-H132 air purifier a look.
It is a round shaped air purifier that is perfect for smaller areas and it also consumes lesser power. it works effectively in 86 sq. ft. area.
The company’s main aim with this air purifier is to bring true HEPA filter technology is smaller and cheaper devices. The experience may not be the same as a high end HEPA filter air purifier but it can give us a touch of experience of how a true HEPA filter actually works. The price tag of LV-H132 reads $89. There may be a variation in the pricing but mostly comes in the same range.
Design and Built:
The company used a new approach with LV-H132, instead of making it as a square boxed shaped purifier like others they made it into a small cylindrical shape.it is 14.5 inches high and 8.5 inches in diameter. It weighs only 6.6 pounds which is almost half as the levoit LV-PUR131 compact air purifier. The pre filter is placed at the bottom of the purifier. The air enters from the bottom and filters its way out from the top. Levoit LV-H132 has a big credit in the bottom-to-top concept which is at the hype right now. As they shape is cylindrical, the front and back of the air purifier is the same. Due to the intake of air from the bottom, there is only a limited space for air to come in, that’s why it is best to use this air purifier in small areas where limited amount of air can be filtered at a time.
Like the levoit LV-PUR131, this air purifier, too, has the same filtration process. The 3-stage filtration is used for levoit LV-H132 compact air purifier just like it is used for all other levoit compact air purifiers:
- PRE-FILTERS: The main purpose of this filter is to neutralize the airborne particles. This filter can only be vacuumed, it cannot be washed with water.
- True HEPA Filter: This filter eliminates 99.97% of the contaminated particles up to 0.3 microns in size. All particles including dust, molds, mildews and pollen etc are filtered out at this stage.
- Activated Carbon Filter: The only purpose of this filter is to remove all types of odors from the environment. While using levoit LV-PUR131, it can be noticed that there is less to no smell of food, smoke and other unpleasant odor in the area.
Room Coverage and Sound:
Levoit LV-H132 is a compact air purifier and just like any other compact air purifier it covers only a small portion of area. Normally LV-H132 can cover up to 129 sq. ft. The ACH (Air Change per Hour) is 2X, same as levoit LV-PUR131. The CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) is only 40 cfm which is usually really low for any air purifier. This means that it takes LV-H132 1 hour to filter out an area of 129 sq. ft. only.
For a small room setting, this air purifier is really quiet. It has small fans and only 3 fan settings. At the highest level it only produces 50 decibel of sound which is almost nothing. So, for quiet places like offices, hospitals and libraries LV-H132 is the best choice.
As the size of levoit LV-H132 is compact, it consumes very less power. we also know that levoit company always designs those air purifiers that consumes the least amount of power. Thus, the LV-H132 consumes only 28 watts of power which is very energy friendly and makes it one of the best energies saving purifiers.
Due to its size and compact nature, the levoit LV-H132 can be transported where required. It is a portable device and can be easily moved from room to room. Unlike some other gigantic and heavy purifiers, LV-H132 can be easily moved from places and it can also be easily set up anywhere.
Like every other machinery, LV-H132 also has some disadvantages:
- It does not shut off automatically when completed one cycle
- It does not have light indication for filter change.
- Sometimes it can take longer time to filter out the air in a small area.
The levoit LV-H132 is a decent purchase for cleansing the air but it is best for personal use only as it is very compact and takes up great time and power to filter air in a large area.