Good with limitations.
I purchased a Climate AP30 Air Purifier 14 months ago for my wife's room as she is a chronic asthmatic. It seems to work very well and her breathing has certainly become better since buying it. In the current time of high smoke levels due to the terrible bushfires it has sure done the job.
The unit appears to be well made and it is easy to remove the filters for cleaning or changing. The fan is quiet except when it is in auto mode and it senses poor quality air and the fan goes to full speed, this does not usually last long. There is a sle...ep mode that keeps the fan at low speed no matter what the air quality is. The first one I bought became very noisy after about eight months and it was replaced under warranty by The Good Guys on instruction from Breville, the distributors, after it was checked by a local appliance technician. My main concern is that the operation handbook states that the filters should be replaced every 2000 hours or 8 months. This is based on running the AP30 8 hours a day, we need to run the AP30 24/7 so the recommended filter change comes down to every 83 days, in other words 4 times per year. At nearly $100 for a set of filters this is a very expensive air purifier to run.
Purchased in November 2018 at The Good Guys for $332.00.
Excellent at Filtering but Replacement Filters $$$
It really helps keep pollen out (we no longer get hayfever inside on high pollen count days) and gets rid of smells inside quickly (which is very handy with a toilet-training toddler).
Only downside is how expensive the replacement filters are - $99 a set - but it does work extremely well.
So we do recommend it, but only if you are a hayfever or asthma sufferer that needs allergens or odours removed. Otherwise it's too expensive to keep going.
I find the cli-mate AP30 good, but the replacement filters are an exorbitant price. If you buy 3 lots of filters at $99 each, you might as well buy another unit at around the same price, or buy a different unit with more reasonable filter pricing. The mark up on the filter replacements is far to high.
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Average quality, high maintenance & loud.
This unit does a good job at dust and particles that are visible as well as some of the smaller irritants we inhale. But remember, a grade 12 Hepa is only going to block 0.3 microns and higher, when most viruses and germs are smaller than that. Also, 90% of the particle nasties are under 0.3 . I was in a desperate need to get something to help with the incredibly dusty room, and that's all they had in stock. Philips, BlueAir, IQ air and many others, have much better filters that do below 0.3 micron. They are also more expensive, in some cases, ...much more. So you pay for what you get. The unit looks very sleek and the handles make it a cinch to carry around (other manufacturers take note). The auto sensor also works well. However, I am overall unsatisfied to be honest. I have owned purifiers for 20 years, and the cli-mate has the worst maintenance of the lot, as well as the weakest lifespan on it's filters! This was a real surprise and something I wouldn't even think of asking before purchase, as i expected it to be similar to others. They want you to WASH the pre filters and let them dry every week or two weeks.. This is a huge pain. The Hepa is only good for 2000 hours. WOW that is low and by far the worst specs of any $300+ purifier on the market. 2000 hrs at 24/7 operation is just under 3 months! And therein lies the second issue.. the filters are grossly overpriced.. $100 for the set of hepa replacement filters (which i will admit are very cleverly a cinch to install) - which means to run this purifier 24/7 you would need $400 per year just in replacement filters. Suddenly, the more expensive units that do a much better job, simply because they are higher quality, are not much more expensive after all (except the IQ air). In fact the blue air 450E at $500 more purchase price, would have been a much much better long term investment. What a mistake I have made. Right now, the Philips 1000 which is the same price, does 60m2 rather than 30m2, and can filter to 0.02 microns. I should have been patient till that was back in stock. Those cli-mate filter prices are absolutely obnoxious and I honestly wish I could return the machine. Of course if they were yearly filters like other purifiers, $100 would be perfectly normal. It's the fact that they are only rated for 2000 hours.
Product doesn't work well
I've had my cli-mate 30 for 4 days i don't recommend it. It blows air up to hard then it can't suck the air in because it blows way too hard I've had it on since i brought it and my lungs hurt really bad in the morning it mainly just blows air around your room it's good for air circulation but that about it all it's doing is the same as a fan it only picks up dust and smoke if it's directly on the intake holes other than that it's completely useless and a waste of money.
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Where can I purchase the 4 replacement filter elements when the time come to change them and how much does each cost?
I assume you've found the replacement filters since posting your question. Anyway, the cheapest supplier for the filter I could find is
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|Features||Adjustable Speed Settings|
|Maximum Noise Level||58 db|
|Max Room Size||25 m²|
|Dimensions||725 x 425 x 190 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Construction Material||Metal and Plastic|
- GTIN13: 9333353012729
- MPN: CLIAP30
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