Owning and using an air purifier is probably one of the most surefire ways to eliminate pesky airborne particles from setting up home base inside of your lungs. We’ve reviewed a number of different air purifiers – from infamous, world-renowned brands to the not-so-well-known – but we’ve never come across anything quite like this MOOKA-made product. Read our full review of the MOOKA True HEPA+ Air Purifier to gain an understanding of just how great of an air purifier it is.
Airflow and CADR
The most important factor to take into account when looking for the most suitable air purifier for your home is whether it has the capacity to do so. The MOOKA is made to work in rooms of between 160 and 540 square feet, making it the optimal device to clean the air in bedrooms, kitchens, basement hobby rooms, and living rooms.
Its CADR ratings for dust, pollen, and smoke are 300 at 177 CFM so there’s absolutely no question whether it can handle the toughest, dirtiest jobs.
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Typically, you’ll come across air purifiers that clean the air using a 3-stage filtration design. Some smaller models stick to dual filters to get the job done. But MOOKA takes is several steps ahead of the game – it uses no less than six different filters to ensure no particle or airborne microorganism will bother you and your family every again.
The MOOKA comes with a standard pre-filter for trapping visible debris, a True HEPA Filter with a 99.97% effectiveness rating on particles as small as 0.3 microns in size, an activated carbon filter that works beautifully at removing VOCs, and…
Ionizer and UV Sterilizer
…an ionizer and UV sterilizer. The ionizer emits small quantities of ozone to eradicate the foulest odors imaginable (dirty diapers, pet smells, and heavy chemicals). The UV sterilizer shoots beams that deconstruct the DNA of microorganisms, leaving them dead in their tracks. Both are optional features that can be turned on and off at will. It’s recommended that you never use the ionizer when people are present in the room.
Basic Filter Indicator
Even though True HEPA Filter and the activated carbon filter have an estimated lifespan of 2,000 hours (roughly two months of 24/7 use), it never hurts to have an extra pair of eyes to constantly monitor the quality of the filters.
Thankfully, the MOOKA does, in the form of a filter indicator. The LED lights on the control panel will alert you when it’s time to swap the filters out for a fresh pair. A handy feature indeed.
Air Quality Sensor and Auto Mode
But the real beauty of the MOOKA is its ultra-convenience. An air quality sensor will constantly sense the quality of a room’s air. With auto mode activated, the sensor will send direct orders to the motorized fan to clean air as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Simply turn the MOOKA on, switch it to auto mode, and you’re done! The only time you’ll ever need to place a finger on the device is when you decide to turn on the ionizer and/or UV sterilizer.
Large Intake, Dual Outflow
We were quite shocked to learn that the MOOKA’s fan and suction inlet are located at the bottom of the device, but in the end, we found it to be a pleasant surprise. The large inlet sucks in copious amounts of air then sends cleaned air out through the outlets located on either side.
With this design, you won’t need to worry about blocking the inlet and outlets by placing it flush against a wall. Just be sure to give it enough clearance on both sides for better airflow distribution.
Whisper-Quiet (on Sleep Mode)
If you plan on placing the MOOKA in your bedroom, the last thing you’ll need is an air purifier constantly humming away into the night while you’re trying to get some shuteye.
The excellent news is that the MOOKA, on its lowest fan speed (sleep mode) generates less than 28 decibels of noise volume which is literally whisper-quiet. On its highest speed, it reaches about 50 decibels – the equivalent of common household background noises.
Finally, to add to the convenience of owning and using the MOOKA, you’ll find a handy remote control inside of the box (sadly, AAA batteries not included) which allows you to send instructions to the device from afar. This is pretty much standard with 500-plus-square-foot air purifiers, but it’s always a nice feature to have.
As you can see from our review, the MOOKA isn’t unlike many modern large-sized air purifiers in terms of performance and quality. Except, of course, for its heavy-duty six-stage filtration which shouldn’t allow an iota of dust pass through the dual outlets.
Oh, and we feel that we should mention once again the magnificent CADR rating of 300 for all three pollutant measurements. If you suffer from pet or seasonal allergies, then this air purifier definitely belongs in your home.