Alen T500 Review – Take A Closer Look At The Tower Air Purifier

Alen T500 HEPA-Pure Tower Air Purifier

Currently, many air purifiers are available in the market, one of which is the Alen T500. This product can be a good choice for those who are in the market for a compact tower air purifier that requires very little floor space. Read on to see if it is a good fit.

Measuring 22″ H x 6″ W x 10″ D, the Alen T500 comes with a small footprint. It is something that you can move easily from one room to another. The weight of this air cleaner is just 9 lbs. Its rivaling products such as the Honeywell Air Genius 5, weighs around 13 lbs. The GermGuardian AC5000E that also comes with a space saving tower design, is still a bit heavier at 10.55 lbs.

When it comes to performance, the Alen T500 is advertised to be 63% more effective than comparable towers. The manufacturer claims that it offers 75% particle removal after 30 minutes. The CADR rating is 159. It cleans up to 500 sq ft, making it a good choice for you living in a studio apartment that usually ranging around 300 to 400 square feet.

Unlike many tower units out there that normally blow air out the top or off to the side, with the T500, air is blown from the front just like a fan. Talking about fan, this unit lets you choose from 3 fan speeds. At the highest fan speed, the CFM output is 130. The rate of air flow at the lowest setting is 48 CFM. Intended for basic cleaning power, the manual states that this air purififer will cover 185 sq ft on LOW.

When it comes to power consumption, it would not cost much to operate the compact air purifier. The Energy Star Certified air purifier only consumes 53 watts of electricity on its highest fan speed and 30 watts on the lowest setting.

In terms of filtration, the manufacturer offers four filter options to meet your personal needs; HEPA-Pure (allergies and dust), HEPA-Fresh (chemicals and cooking odors), HEPA-Silver (asthma and respiratory issues/mold and bacteria), and HEPA-OdorCell (smoke odor/pet dander and odor). The HEPA-OdorCell costs around $30 and can be very useful for pet owners. The HEPA-Fresh is priced around $10 and the HEPA-Silver is offered at $15.

This unit is shipped with HEPA-Pure Filter. The HEPA type filter is only designed to capture up to 95% of particles at .3 microns. Machines that offer true HEPA performance offer 99.97% filtration efficiency at 0.3 micron. If you are looking for an air purifier that offers significant relief to asthma and allergy sufferers, there are better options on the market. That said, customer feedback suggests that it does a relatively good job of cleaning the air.

The Alen T500 also comes equipped with a pre-filter that helps to save the main filter by capturing large dust and hair. You can vacuum the black pre-filter to restore its performance. The HEPA media, however, is not reusable. There is a filter replacement indicator that will illuminate when it is time to change the filter.

As of this writing, this compact air cleaner is rated 4.0/5 stars on Amazon.com, not overly impressive but it cannot be argued that the majority of reviewers have been satisfied with this product.

No product is perfect. There are a number of complaints about the noise level of this 120V model. According to some reviewers, this air purifier is quite noisy on high speed setting. This is something to think about if you want an air cleaner to help you sleep better at night. That said, many reviewers agree that this machine is relatively quiet on low and medium settings.

Despite such negative feedback, most of the customer reviews have been positive. Though it does not work everyone, most owners are thrilled with its ability to efficiently remove airborne particles. The T500 also features ozone safe ionizer to enhance its ability to remove airborne particles. There is a button to turn the built-in ionizer on or off in case you do not want to use it.

Other positive aspects of the light-weight air purifier include the digital display with simple touch button controls, its generous lifetime warranty (only valid in the US), and the quick and easy filter changes. It is also worth mentioning that this unit has a 12 hour timer to control air circulation. You can have it turn off automatically in a set amount of hours.

The Alen T500 Tower Air Purifier may or may not work for you. However, if you are looking for a compact, light air cleaner which is easy to move around the house, then based on many user reviews, this product is worth considering.

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