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[6% OFF] Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS AP-1519P HEPA Air Purifier (As of 08/15/2021)

$209.99

08/15/2021 01:45 EST

Black/Brown – 16.8 x 18.3 x 9.6

SKU: B07TVL3F3D Category:

Description

80-watt power consumption and quiet operation with noise level range from 24. 4 dB to 53. 8 db.

Works with Coway IoCare mobile application which includes indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring, filter notification, scheduling, and speed and smart mode control.

Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS air purifier is designed to accommodate room sizes up to 325 square feet.

Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS True HEPA and Activated Charcoal Filters capture and reduce up to 99. 97% of particles 0. 3 microns in the air, including pollen, pollutants and other allergens. It also reduces more than 90% of volatile organic compounds and reduces fumes such as NH3 and CH3CHO. And it comes with a washable and permanent pre-filter to catch larger dust particles.

Energy efficient air purifier with three manual fan speeds plus Auto mode. Auto mode automatically optimizes the fan speed based on the level of indoor air quality. When no pollution is detected for 30 minutes, the fan will automatically stop and enter Eco mode to save energy.

Pollution sensor communicates indoor air quality in real-time. Brightly colored LED lets you know how clean or dirty your indoor air is every minute of the day. Also features a timer and a filter-lifetime indicator.

Works with Alexa. Ask Alexa about the indoor air quality, or to change the fan speed. You can also set up smart reorders through the Alexa app for filters, to keep your purifier running at its best.

Timer feature allows device to run 1/4/8 hours before automatically powering off.

Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS AP-1519P HEPA Air Purifier Reviews

The Coway Airmega 1512HHS is quiet and works well at filtering air. It is only loud if you put the fan on full blast (level 3). Most of the time, I keep it set to auto or eco modes, which seems to keep the fan quiet at level 1 or 2. It’s lightweight and easy to move from room to room.Setup was easy with the exception of connecting the device to WiFi. Because it only connects via a 2.4Ghz connection and not 5Ghz it failed to connect for several attempts. Eventually I was able to connect it to WiFi by setting up a “guest network” with my router (I use Google WiFi), which broadcasts at 2.4Ghz. After I did this, it connected seamlessly but it took me a while to troubleshoot the connection failures and search online to find a solution.Once connected, the app has good device management features for turning the device on/off, changing the fan speed, putting it in auto or eco mode, or on a timer or schedule. Also, the app and device itself monitor the filters and tell you when you need to change them and clean them.The reason I gave this product 4 stars rather than 5 is that the Coway ioCare app does not provide much in the way of air quality monitoring. For example, I want to know the pm2.5 levels in my room (i.e. dust). Presumably the device is monitoring that somehow with its sensors but the app only provides that information for outdoor air quality. I have an Awair air monitoring device that tells me pm2.5 levels, CO2, Chemicals, Humidity, and air temperature. I expected the Coway Airmega to provide this information, but it doesn’t provide any information. The only information in the app about air quality is a generic graph that either says the air is healthy or not, but it doesn’t indicate why or what the levels are.

Many of the good quality filters are similar in many ways. What makes this one stand out is the easy-to-clean dust pre-filter and Charcoal secondary filter.The dust pre-filter is a fine screen-like material. The “Filter” light will com on when it starts to get blocked. A quick rinse with the garden hose and bam, done. Dry if off, reinstall it, and press the “reset filter” button – DONE.The charcoal filter is a honeycomb actually filled with high quality activated charcoal pellets. This means it will actually last a long time removing smells (etc).The automatic air quality sensing system is somewhat over-active on this unit. If left on automatic, I find it goes into HIGH at the drop of a hat. I leave it set to one of the manual speed settings.

Let’s start with the bad: setup isn’t very fun. The IOCare app is buggy and you’re going to have to run through it multiple times before you get it working. You’re also going to need a 2.4Ghz WiFi network set up in your home (the device doesn’t support 5Ghz). But if you have that and some persistence, you can get this working. I believe in you. Just keep trying over and over again. PS. Don’t sign into IOCare with Google, instead use your email and create a password.Now onto the good: this is every bit the air purifier that the AP-1512HH was, the one that was consistently the Wirecutter’s top pick. Minus the air ionizer (which was a gimmick anyway) allowing Coway to advertise this model as 100% ozone free. Plus a proper honeycomb activated charcoal filter like Winix has on its 5500-2. This allows for better smell dissipation, and is washable so it does not require replacing. HEPA filters for the HH fit this model, which means filter replacements are just as inexpensive over the long term (a key selling point over the Winix).Now onto the smart: when it works, it’s pretty great. Seriously, I didn’t expect the smart features to be any more than a gimmick, but they’re actually pretty cool. For starters, you can turn it on or off and change the fan speed using Google Assistant or Alexa. It works surprisingly well and the commands are super simple (“Alexa, change the fan speed to 2”). My favorite smart feature are the alerts: the IOCare app will send you push notifications for poor air quality when the Coway detects a high particulate count. I often get these alerts when I’m cooking on the stovetop downstairs and there’s smoke, so it definitely works. I like how the app allows you to view your current indoor air quality and see how it compares to outside (the AQI provided by your local weather station). You can also view your indoor air quality as a graph over time. Lastly, the app will send you notifications when the pre-filter needs to be cleaned or the HEPA filter replaced.As for the air purifying itself, no complaints, it works great, about as well as the 5500-2 which I also own. It’s super quiet on its automatic setting. And its more stylish than the Winix so its less likely stick out among your decor. Sadly, it doesn’t have an automatic Sleep Mode when it gets dark like the Winix (a feature I really like), but it does have a button to turn off the light so its not obtrusive in the dark (I keep it in my bedroom and its barely noticeable). You can also set a schedule through the app to automatically turn off the light at night and keep the fan at its lowest speed when you’re sleeping. I haven’t personally tried this out so I don’t know how reliable it is, I just know that its there.All in all, a worthwhile successor to the HH and worth the extra ~$50 assuming you get it set up correctly.