As soon as the box arrives, the first thing you are going to say is “this thing is huge!”. The box certainly is, but let’s see about the unit.
Opening the box proved to be extremly easy. Rather than being taped in a dozen locations the box is sealed with bands. Once the bands are cut, the arrows on the box direct you to where to lift.
The box opens up in a clamshell style exposing the unit and manual. The low lip on the front makes it easy to lift the unit out of the box.
The BreatheSmart is large, but is not nearly as big as the box makes it appear.
Cost to Operate
Cost to Operate: Very Good
Monthly Power Cost:$11.34
Monthly Filter Cost: $6.55
Maximum Operating Cost: $17.90/month
Typical Operating Cost: $8.94/month (We divide max operating cost in half since we don’t expect everyone will run it on high 24/7)
In order to determine the cost to operate, we consider power consumption cost and filter replacement costs:
Power Consumption Cost
|Unit Power on High:||105 watts|
|Cost of Electricity from Utility:||15 cents/kWh|
|Your Daily Power Cost on High:||37 cents per day|
|Your Monthly Power Cost on High:||$11.34/month on high|
Filter Replacement Cost
|HEPA Filter (Used for Cost to Operate)||$59||~9 months|
|HEPA-Silver Filter||$79||~9 months|
|HEPA-FreshPlus Filter||$89||~9 months|
|HEPA-OdorCell Filter||$109||~9 months|
Running the BreatheSmart on high speed, 24 hours a day will result in a power cost of $11.34/month.
Changing your HEPA-Pure filter on schedule every 9 months will cost about $78.60 per year, which averages out to $6.55/month.
Reasons to Buy (The Good)
A best buy
The BreatheSmart is arguably one of the best air purifiers on the market. It offers excellent performance, high coverage, low noise and ease of use. This unit changed the game and is seeing a lot of copycats in the air purifier market, but the BreatheSmart still stands out as the leader.
Designer Panel Options
The BreatheSmart also recently introduced customizable front panels that allow you to match your decor. This helps mitigate one of the drawbacks, which is that the unit is large. Now it can easily blend in to any environment.
Alen BreatheSmart review
AIR PURIFIERS FOR ALLERGIES AND DUST
Live your best with the best-in-class performance of the Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Allergies and Dust for cleaner, breathable air throughout the home and beyond.
Perfect for living rooms, open concept rooms, and other large rooms up to 1,100 square feet, the BreatheSmart with HEPA-Pure filter quietly and efficiently removes allergens and dust, purifying your air in less than two hours.Alen’s exclusive SmartSensor feature automatically detects and adjusts to changing air quality, prolonging filter life and conserving energy. WhisperMax technology uses pink noise to eliminate irritating high frequency sounds, enabling the BreatheSmart to purify the air while maintaining a peaceful home environment.
BreatheSmart is fully customizable, offering four different filter types to accommodate changing air purification needs, and 15 panel color options to match your home décor. All of Alen’s air purifiers include a lifetime warranty, ensuring years of pure air for your home.
Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier review scores :
Overall score for the Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier is mainly how well the model removed dust and smoke from a test chamber, plus quietness for room purifiers and airflow resistance for whole-house units.
Dust/pollen/smoke removal: How well models cleared air of fine clay dust and cigarette smoke; performance of portables is at their highest and lowest speeds. Ones that scored well for dust removal should perform comparably for pollen.
Noise: Based on instrument measurements with a portable model running at its highest and lowest speeds.
Perfect for living rooms, open concept rooms, and other large rooms up to 1,100 square feet, the BreatheSmart with HEPA-Pure filter quietly and efficiently removes allergens and dust, purifying your air in less than two hours.
- Runs quietly on its lowest and highest speeds.
- Easy to operate its controls, carry it, and clean or replace its filter(s).
- Relatively low annual costs, which includes routine filter replacement (if any) and annual operating costs.
- Includes an ionizer but produces no significant ozone.
- Has a carrying handle.
- Automatically adjusts the air filtration speed according to the room’s current air quality.
- Great quality.
- Perfectly cleans and moisturizes air in the room.
- Long Filter Life
- Smart Filter Light - Based on use and environment
- Very impressive design and functions.
- Relatively high operating costs.