- AP15AU (Small Room)
I've had more health problems while using this device than before, fobbed off by support
I purchased a Homedics AP15AU Air Purifier brand new a few weeks ago, but have had health side-effects since using it. I originally purchased it to clean the air in my small apartment, the first day using it it gave off a 'plasticy' smell for quite some time, which I was told was normal for first time use.. Upon putting it in my bedroom and running it for a couple of hours I developed a tight chest, blocked sinuses and very irritated throat. I thought that perhaps it was coincidence and that I may just be coming down with something, I shut it o...ff and the tight chest, blocked sinuses and irritated throat eventually went away.. I started the unit up two days later and the exact same things occurred.. I contacted their support page on Facebook, only to be told to 'go see a doctor' and that they hadn't heard of that happening with their machines before. They did ask me for the four digit date code from the bottom of the unit, I sent them the info but have heard nothing further back from them.... An Air Purifier is supposed to 'clean' the air, and you can't get sick from 'clean air' so obviously something is going on with the unit. I followed the instructions for installing the HEPA filter and carbon filters perfectly.. Based on this experience I can't recommend the unit, and I consider the $100+ I paid for the unit to be a total waste of money.
Purchased in November 2019 at 247deals_au for $116.05.
Strange design features
Two features of the AP25AU Homedics True Hepa Air Purifier which I would describe as being bad design are, firstly you have to switch the purifier off twice. Repeatedly it has happened that I have switched it off and after a while noticed it is still running. So I switch it off a second time, and it goes off. Pressing the off switch the first time only switches off the little light! This gets quite annoying.
Secondly it is normal proceedure to place appliances up against the wall so they take up the least amount of room. But you can't do that ...
Smell of the chemical, or plastic coming from the air coming from the unit is so bad
We found the unit gave off a terrible chemical/plastic smell that we were unable to continue running it , we initially thought that maybe it was just because it was new, but even after a few hours the smell continued, very disappointed in this product at this moment in time.
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- AP25AU (Medium Room)
It does the job, but it is very noisy. I will be looking at something else after using AP25AU for a few nights. What's the point of having your air cleaned if it is impossible to sleep with the unit in the room operating on the lowest level? Sounds like an old fan that got out of grease and not balanced properly so also vibrates.
Questions & Answers
|Category||Air Purifiers||Air Purifiers|
|Features||Adjustable Speed Settings and Carbon Filter||Adjustable Speed Settings, Carbon Filter and Timer|
|Maximum Noise Level||60 db||53.3 db|
|Max Room Size||10.6 m²|
|Weight||6 kg||7.25 kg|
|Dimensions||365 x 210 x 435 mm||450 x 510 x 233 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
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