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OVERVIEW: My Warning: The Alen T300 Air Purifier is a very small air purifier (only 1-200 sq. ft.) for a very big price ($299) as sold in Target and at Amazon online. I would not recommend this air purifier. The replacement parts are also very expensive. But now I'll calm down and do my complete review and make some recommendations (Whew!).
I was surprised, amazed when I read the specifications on the Alen T300 air purifier which is referred to as a "Tower of Power" on Targets website. I like the technology they included but for the price you can easily find something twice as good with much lower maintenance. It is very, very profitable air purifier for everyone in the picture, except the consumer.
[Hint; Someone suggested that Phillips makes a UV bulb that will work in this unit that costs only $15 yet is exactly the same. I cannot confirm this but it may be a possibility. I also do not know if it will affect the Warranty]
Video coming soon.....
Stage 1 HEPA - to remove pollen and dust
Stage 2 Carbon - for removing odor
Stage 3 Ultraviolet - for killing germs and viruses
Stage 4 Negative Ions for healthier air and help killing mold
1 - Conveniently sold in stores
2 - Includes the 4 technologies I recommend most
1 - Only covers 1-300 square feet
2 - Expensive
3 - Expensive replacement filters
4 - Poor customer service (per Amazon reviews)
5 - Loud on low and high (36/60 Db)
Retail Price: $ 299
Purification Technologies: 4
Square Footage: 1-300 SQ. Ft.
Replacement Filter Costs: $118 ($59 UV / $59 HEPA)
Yearly Costs: $145
Decibel Level: 36/60 Db (Low/High)
Warranty - Lifetime (Except you have to buy filters on auto-ship which, along with the UV bulb, will set you back $110 every six months!)
2. Particle Removal (Allergens, Dust) 6
3. Immune System Threats (Germs, Virus, etc.) 6
4. Gas Removal (Odor, Chemicals, Smoke) 5
5. Longevity/Quality 4
6. Noise Levels 2
7. Ease of Use 9
8. Warranty 5 (because of the autoship)
9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 2
10. Price Value 2
Score: 47 = Poor
Please see the comparison chart (left menu or link below) to make a better choice for your money.