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The Delonghi Air Purifier Filter Company is more known for their expresso machines, toasters and air conditioners than the few air purifiers they now make available. The Delonghi Dap70, Dap130, and Delonghi PA120 (Europe) are the three primary models. In this review I will confine myself to the Delonghi DAP70 which is the most popular in the US.
It has a 3-stage filter system, including a washable pre-filter, HEPA filter and carbon filter. Because of the HEPA it will remove dust, dander and many other allergens and irritants. An indicator tells you when to change the filter which generally comes after 6 months. Like most indicators in air purifiers nowadays it is set for 6 months. You may or may not need a new filter then, but it's at least a way to be reminded to check.
A separately controlled ionizer (negative ions) provides added purification for smoke and odor, and helps freshen the air. The unit's HEPA high-efficiency filter traps 99.97 percent of all airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns.
Because of it's size most people look to it for a small bedroom or office.
1 - Inexpensive To Buy
2 - Includes HEPA - best for allergies
3 - Includes Carbon for odor and gas
1 - Replacement HEPA filters run about $35 on Amazon
2 - Loud on High Speed
3 - No Warranty
4 - No technology for germs, bacteria, viruses, etc.
5 - Only covers 110 Sq. Ft.
Retail Price: $75-140.00
Purification Technologies: 3
Square Footage: 110 SQ. Ft.
Replacement Filter Costs: $35
Yearly Costs: $62
Decibel Level: N/A
Warranty - None
Number of Speeds - 4
Filters - 2
2. Particle Removal (Allergens, Dust) 7
3. Immune System Threats (Germs, Virus, etc.) 2
4. Gas Removal (Odor, Chemicals, Smoke) 6
5. Longevity/Quality 3
6. Noise Levels 2
7. Ease of Use 9
8. Warranty 0
9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) N/A
10. Price Value 3
Score: 35 = Poor-Fair
The expensive replacement filters (given how small of an area the DAP70 air purifier covers) make it one of the less recommended models.