Coway AP-1512HH Mighty air purifier is one the best value-for-money air purifier that comes with all essential features. It has a 4-stage filtration, including True HEPA as the main filter. You can run it in auto mode as it has a built-in particle sensor, and it can clean a 350 square feet room five times an hour.
In this Coway AP-1512HH review, we discuss the specs, features, pros, and cons.
Coway AP-1512HH Specifications:
|Filtration Technology|| |
|HEPA Class||True HEPA|
|Filter Life|| |
|Maximum CADR||233 cubic feet per minute (cfm) for Smoke|
|Room Coverage (8 ft ceilings)||350 sq ft with 5 air changes per hour (calculate ACH for your room)|
|Sensors||✔️ (Particle sensor)|
|Noise Level||24.4 – 53.8 dB|
|Rated Power||77 Watt|
|Dimensions||18.3″H x 16.8″W x 9.6″D|
- Coway Mighty (AP-1512HH) is designed to accommodate room sizes up to 361 sq.ft (CADR: Dust 246 / Pollen 240 / Smoke 233 cb. ft.).
- 4 Stage Filtration System (Pre-filter, Deodorization filter, True HEPA filter, Vital Ion) captures and reduces up to 99.97% of...
- Pre-filter is washable and permanent, designed to catch larger dust particles, The compact unit helps people with asthma and allergies...
- Pollution sensor communicates indoor air quality in real-time. Brightly colored LED lets you know how clean or dirty your indoor air is...
- Energy efficient air purifier with three manual fan speeds plus Auto mode. Auto mode automatically optimizes the fan speed based on the...
In-depth Review of Coway AP-1512HH Air Purifier:
Coway is a top air purifier brand that makes award-winning air purifiers and home wellness appliances. Founded in 1989, the company has been engaging in intensive research and engineering. Coway AP-1512HH Mighty is one of the best-selling products from their air purifier lineup.
Here are the top features of the Coway AP-1512HH Air Purifier.
4 Stage Filtration System
The Coway AP-1512HH air purifier has a four-stage filtration system. It includes a pre-filter, activated carbon filter, True HEPA filter, and ionizer. The first stage is the fine mesh pre-filter, and it helps to remove larger pollutants such as mold spores, dust, pet hair, and pollen from the air. What you need to know is that the pre-filter is washable and permanent.
After the pre-filter, you have the deodorization filter. As the name suggests, the filter neutralizes odors and VOCs by chemical adsorption. This filter sheet is infused with activated carbon and helps to freshen your indoor air. However, this type of carbon filter is less effective than a pellet-based carbon filter. The carbon filter has a lifespan of 6 months.
The next stage is the True HEPA filter. Efficient in removing 99.97% of pollutants as small as 0.3 microns, it traps fine dust, smoke particles, and microorganisms. The HEPA filter has a lifespan of 12 months. To replace the filter, check the filter status indicator.
The purifier has two filter status indicators, one for the HEPA filter and another for the carbon filter.
Last, we have an ionizer. It releases negative ions, which help to freshen the air by bringing down the pollutants to the ground. Ionizer sometimes produces ozone. However, you have complete freedom to use it.
The Coway AP-1512HH air purifier is also approved by the British Allergy Foundation. If you have allergies or asthma, this endorsement will give you an extra sense of confidence in this air purifier.
Built-in Particle Sensor & Auto Mode
To ensure you and your family continue to breathe fresh air, the purifier has an air quality indicator based on a particle sensor. This indicator is color-coded. It changes to blue for clean air, purple for polluted air, and red for high pollution.
The particle sensor continuously counts ambient air pollutants in real-time. If the concentration is high, the sensor sends a signal to the purifier, which adjusts the fan speed to keep the air pollutant-free. To activate this feature, you have to set the fan speed on auto mode.
The Coway AP-1512HH air purifier has a compact design. But this should not fool you. It’s a powerful purifier that can maintain pure air day and night. The housing is ABS plastic, which is strong but may not withstand impact.
Comes in both Black and White in color, this purifier will fit perfectly in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, or even the baby room. It has the following dimensions – 18.3 inches high by 16.8 inches wide by 9.6 inches deep and weighs slightly more than 12 pounds.
As the purifier comes in a flat shape and front-to-top air delivery design, it can fit perfectly on in tight spaces. The design also allows you to place it against the wall.
The Coway AP-1512HH has a powerful fan with 3 fan speeds. You need to know that the purifier has a CADR of 240 cfm for Pollen, 246 cfm for Dust, and 233 cfm for Smoke.
As such, the air purifier can clean a 350 square feet room in 12 minutes theoretically. Check out more room size recommendations from below. With moderate CADR ratings, the air purifier is suitable for both small and medium-sized rooms.
What you need to know that the CADR ratings are not AHAM certified.
Low Noise Profile
At the highest fan speed setting, the Coway AP-1512HH air purifier produces 53.8 decibels of noise. While this is higher than the average noise at home (40 decibels), it’s lower than noise generated during a normal conversation (60 dB).
When you switch to the lowest speed setting, the purifier runs quietly. It produces 24.4 decibels. For understanding, the noise produced by rustling leaves is about 30 decibels.
As such, you can use the purifier in your baby’s room, and your baby will continue sleeping soundly.
The purifier also has an Eco mode that automatically shuts down the purifier after 30 minutes of detecting no pollutants. The Eco mode only works when the purifier is set to Auto mode.
Check out our review >>> The 7 Best Quiet Air Purifiers.
Suitable Room Size for Coway AP-1512HH:
If you have higher ceilings, then use our Air Changes per Hour Calculator to calculate the suitable room size.
Coway AP-1512HH Operating Costs:
Filter Replacement Costs: ~ $48 for a 1-year filter pack, including 1 x HEPA filter and 2 x Carbon filter. (check price on Amazon, Sylvane).
Monthly Energy Consumption: ~ $3.3 (based on 12 cents per kWh and 12 hours use on top speed per day). Use our Energy Usage Calculator to find out the bill based on your usage and the local energy rate.
Pros & Cons:
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Questions and Answers:
Q. When should I replace the filters?
A. For normal usage and indoor air quality, the HEPA filter lasts up to 12 months, and the carbon filter lasts up to six months. However, based on the indoor air quality and usage, you need to replace them earlier.
Q. Can I wash the filters?
A. Only the pre-filter is washable. You have to clean the pre-filter filter using a vacuum or water twice a month.
Q. Does the Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier emit ozone?
A. Yes, as it has an ionizer function. The purifier is compliant with California Air Resources Board for ozone emission.
The Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier is an excellent choice for removing particulate allergens effectively from the air. The 4-stage filtration, including the ionizer, is a good defense against allergens. It comes in a beautiful flat design with moderate CADR ratings, low noise profile, particle sensor, auto shut off feature.
The purifier is a complete value for money and we highly recommend it for you as an effective indoor air filtration solution.