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.
Wish we'd bought it years ago
Bought this on a particularly smoky day (bushfires and back burning), my fiancee has bad asthma and was genuinely worried about ending up in hospital. Ran out and bought one, brought it home, ten minutes sitting near it on full blast in a fairly large lounge room and she was breathing easily. I was shocked how well it worked, it was much better than we'd expected. We've since bought a smaller unit for the bedroom.
Why 4 not 5 stars? It is pretty noisy and filters are expensive to replace. I am also rating this a little higher because it's relatively cheap; there are units that can filter smaller particles but they cost a lot more.
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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.
Works well but filters are expensive
I’ve had my Cli-Mate AP30 unit for around 3 months & I've been impressed by how in Auto mode it senses any increase in dust & chemicals in the air & the fan automatically speeds up until the air is clean. It can be annoying however listening to the fan repeatedly speed up & slow down as it reacts to changes in the amount of dust & chemicals it senses.
One of the reasons I chose it over other air purifiers is that it’s very quiet when set to auto mode. One minor irritation is the blue operating lights being quite strong at night & lighting u...p the room. I have the unit located outside my cat's enclosed litter tray & when my cat does his business & stirs up the litter the fan in the Cli-Mate AP30 speeds up on sensing the litter dust coming from the enclosure. It also senses chemicals in the air e.g. spray on deodorant, after shave lotion, smoke & the fan speeds up until the air is clean again. My main complaint is that the filters are expensive costing $99. It’s recommended that the filters are replaced every 8 months or 1500 hours of operation. Running the unit 24 hours per day the warning light indicating that the filters need changing started flashing after less than 3 months continuous use. If I changed the filters every 1500 hours while running the unit 24 hours a day it would cost me at least $400 per year for filters making it prohibitively expensive to run. I’m going to ignore the flashing warning light & continue to use the filters for up to a year because I mainly bought the unit to remove dust from the air & the filters still do this as long as you clean them regularly.
It functions as advertised and is priced well compared to others of equal specification.
I purchased the CLI-AP30 for the wife who has allergies so I thought, with a little bit of scepticism, to give it a go. It's been used in the bedroom over the last two months and I notice no dust which you usually see in the sunbeams, and the wife says she is sleeping better with no more episodes of tightness in the chest or breathing difficulties. I hand wash the coarse filters under water fortnightly and there’s dust present where it’s drawing in air, so I know that it has to be working.
The only cons so far are:
- for me the lights are b...
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Could someone please assist with where I can purchase new filters
My shopping doesn't have them and the only place I found them was Alibaba but no one responds when enquiring
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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