Alen BreatheSmart review

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Editor choice Alen BreatheSmart review
8.6 Total Score

$399.00

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  • 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.
  • Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Allergies and Dust (Espresso, 2-Pack)
    Alen BreatheSmart review
  • Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier review
    Alen BreatheSmart review
  • Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier with HEPA-Pure Filter for Allergies and Dust (Espresso, 2-Pack)
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Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier :

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.

Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier

  • 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.
  • BreatheSmart is fully customizable, offering four different filter types to accommodate changing air purification needs, and 15 panel color options to match your home decor.
  • Alen’s exclusive SmartSensor feature automatically detects and adjusts to changing air quality, prolonging filter life and conserving energy.
  • Maintain a peaceful home environment while purifying the air with WhisperMax technology, designed to eliminate irritating high frequency sounds.
  • All of Alen’s air purifiers include a lifetime warranty, ensuring years of pure air for your home

The Alen BreatheSmart incorporates several different “smart technologies” that make the unit easy to own and operate.

Smart Sensor
This is a built in particle sensor that detects the particles in your rooms air.

Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier

Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier

Air Quality Light
The light ring on the top of the unit conveys the air quality detected by the particle sensor and presents it as Blue/Yellow/Red meaning Good, Moderate or Poor.

Automatic Mode
When put in Automatic mode, the BreatheSmart will adjust its speed up and down based on the particles detected in the air. This lets the BreatheSmart react to increases in airborne particles, while not running on maximum speed when the air in your room is clean, which help save money and extend your filter life.

Filter Life TImer
The BreatheSmart uses a filter life timer which tells you when to change your filter. The different lights here progress from green/yellow/red to indicate the filter is Good, Almost time to replace, and time to replace. Most units just have a single light that comes on. The BreatheSmart gives you a heads up that you will need to replace your filter soon.

Easy instruction stickers and quick start guide
Who wants to read the manual to figure out how to use something you just opened? No one! So Alen has added some easy to follow stickers to the unit that give you a quick summary of what every button does on the unit and how to use it. Once you are familiar, it’s easy to peel off.

On, Sleep Mode, Off
The power button is top and center. Pushing it starts the unit running and you immediately notice the light ring around the center power button. Ours was yellow when we first turned it on, but soon switched over to red after about 30 seconds.

Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier

Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier

Pressing the power button a second time turned all of the lights on the unit off, but the fan kept running. This is the sleep mode. Pushing the power button again turns the unit off. Therefore, if the lights are on, and you want to turn the unit off, you have to push the power button twice in a row, or you are just going to turn off the lights. Some customers report that they intuitively push the button and walk away thinking they turned the unit off but having only put it into sleep mode.

Construction quality seems good
Unlike other premium units in its class, like the Blueair 403 or the air pura T600, the BreatheSmart is made out of all plastic, rather than all metal. The plastic is a way to reduce cots that has then been applied towards other features like smart technologies. However, despite being plastic, the unit overall feels solid.

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

FilterCostChange Frequency
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

Power Cost:
Running the BreatheSmart on high speed, 24 hours a day will result in a power cost of $11.34/month.

Filter Cost:
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.

 

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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.

8.6 Total Score
Very Good

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.

8.6Editor's score
Dust/pollen/smoke removal (high)
9
Dust/pollen/smoke removal (low)
8.5
Noise (high speed)
8.5
Noise (low speed)
9
6.5User's score
Design
6.6
Perfomance
7.5
Display
6
Battery
6.2
PROS
  • 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.
CONS
  • Relatively high operating costs.
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  1. quiet operation and best-in-class warranty and performance.

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