Air pollution is one of the most dangerous environmental health risks. It affects our health through the air we breathe and even the food we eat.
The air contains high levels of pollutants such as VOCs, formaldehyde, chemicals, pet odors, and cooking odors. Due to the effect of household air pollution, there is an increase in mortality from respiratory infections and lung cancer.
Besides indoor combustion gases, exhaust gases from vehicles stored in garages or outdoors also pollutes the air. To protect your family and ensure you breathe clean fresh air, you need to clean the air. One of the best home appliances that can do so is an air purifier.
From our research, we discovered that the Medify MA-25 Air Purifier is perfect for medium and small-sized rooms.
Want to learn more about this air purifier?
In this post, we review the Medify MA-25 Air Purifier.
Medify MA-25 Specifications:
Filtration: Two sets of 3-in-1 pre-filter, HEPA filter, and activated carbon filter.
HEPA class: H13 HEPA
Filter life: 3 – 4 months (2500 hrs)
Filter Replacement Indicator: Yes
Maximum CADR: 147 cubic feet per minute (cfm)
Room Coverage: 220 square feet with 5 air exchange per hour (ACH)
Number of manual fan speed: 3
Automatic mode: No
Size: 13.5″H x 8″W x 8″D
Device weight: 7.3 lbs
Noise level: 35 – 52 dB(A)
Rated Power: 28 Watt
Voltage: 120 V AC 60 Hz
- NEW 2020!!!
- The Most Powerful table top air purifiers on the market with Dual Air Intakes and two filters.
- A higher grade of HEPA - H13 Filters (higher rated than True HEPA) 99.9% particle removal.
- Tempered Glass panel (like your cell phone, easy to clean, won't scratch like cheap plastic models), beveled edge, 3 fan speeds, 8 hr...
- Genuine Medify Replacement Filter: ASIN B084Q965BF, 110 Volt units, USA registered Lifetime Warranty | ETL certified.
In-depth Review of Medify MA-25 Air Purifier:
The Medify MA-25 Air Purifier is a powerful desktop-grade purifier with dual air filtration. Perfect for apartments, residential rooms, and offices, it’s compact in size and easy to move. Thanks to its strong punch, it comes in a sleek, modern design that fits almost anywhere.
Here are the features of the Medify MA-25 Air Purifier.
The Medify MA-25 Air Purifier is a lightweight and compact purifier at 7.3 pounds. You can carry it from room to room with ease. It has recessed handles, which eliminate the burden of moving the unit.
While the unit lacks a raised base or caster wheels, it’s perfect as a tabletop model or floor model. You can place it on the floor or your dresser, office desk, and nightstand. What we liked about the purifier is that it does not occupy much space. You need to know that the lack of a base makes the purifier a bit less firm.
Most people are familiar with the bottom to top airflow concept featured in most purifiers. Well, Medify decided to change the design and adopt a new concept. The purifier has dual side air intakes with the outlet at the front. As such, the unfiltered air will come from side air intakes.
It will pass through the filtration system where pollutants get trapped before clean air gets released via the front air outlet. While this concept is unique, it will require more fan power.
At the top of the model, where the outlet is commonly featured in most purifiers, you have the control panel. Covered by tempered glass, it allows easy access to the controls. You need to know that the tempered glass is scratch-resistant, unlike plastic.
Available in white, black, and silver, it’s made of ABS plastic. As such, it is impact resistant and can withstand corrosive action from chemicals. This makes the air purifier perfect for the kitchen and office.
Powerful Filtration System
Gaseous pollutants and PM are the most common particles polluting indoor air. PM particles include microscopic solids and liquid droplets. To trap and remove these particles from the air, you need an air purifier with a powerful filtration system.
The Medify MA-25 Air Purifier is the ideal purifier. It has a three-stage filtration system. Since it has dual side air intake, each intake has a three-stage filtration system. Which means the purifier has a dual three-stage filtration system.
The first stage of the filtration system is the pre-filter. It removes large particles such as fibers, hair, lint, and even pet dander. After the pre-filter, you have the H13 HEPA filter.
This is a medical-grade filter with advanced cleaning power. The H11-H12 HEPA filter can trap between 85% to 99% of pollutants as small as 0.3 microns. They include pollen, mold, dust, dust mites, and common smoke. When it comes to the H13 True HEPA filter found in the Medify MA-25 Air Purifier, it traps more than the ordinary HEPA filter.
It traps pesticides, carbon dust, tobacco smoke, virus carriers, all bacteria, and asbestos. Basically, it can trap particles as small as 0.1 microns. Although the purifier has a medical-grade HEPA filter, it’s not a medical device.
The last stage of the filtration system is an activated carbon filter. Composed of carbon pellets, it efficiently traps and removes toxic odors, VOCs, formaldehyde, and smoke. The filters have a lifespan of 2500 hours. Basically, they can last for 3 to 4 months.
To know when to replace the filters, monitor the replacement filter indicator. If it turns red, replace the used filters with genuine filters from Medify.
CADR and Noise Level
Since the air purifier has a dual air intake, it provides more filter surface area. It has a CADR of 250 cubic meter per hour or 147 cfm. As such, it can clean up to 1,000 square feet in an hour. It can also clean up to 500 square feet in 30 minutes and 250 square feet in 15 minutes.
When it comes to fan speed, it has three settings. At the lowest fan speed, the sound level will reach 35dB. This is slightly higher than the noise made by rustling leaves or soft music at 30dB and lower than the average home noise at 40dB. This means you can run the air purifier in your bedroom, and it will not interfere with your sleep.
To set the purifier to the lowest fan speed, select night mode.
At the highest fan speed, the air purifier sound level is 52dB. This is higher than the average home noise but below the sound level of a normal conversation or background music at 60dB.
The Medify MA-25 Air Purifier is CARB certified, Energy Star certified and ETL listed. Since it has no optional ionizer or UV-C, it does not emit ozone. At the highest fan speed, it consumes 28W.
Since its Energy Star certified, the purifier will save you on energy costs.
Suitable Room Size for Medify MA-25:
If you have higher ceilings, use our Air Changes per Hour Calculator to calculate the suitable room size.
Medify MA-25 Operating Costs:
Annual Filter Replacement: ~ $150 based on 4-months of usage per filter (check availability & filter price).
Monthly Energy Consumption: ~ $1.2 (based on 12 cents per kWh and 12 hours use on the 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:
Medify MA-25 vs. Medify MA-40 v2.0:
The Medify MA-25 and Medify MA-40 v2.0 have rectangular tower designs, three fan speeds, and medical-grade HEPA filters. They also have tempered glass covered control panels and are ideal for cleaning large rooms.
While they have several similarities, they have differences too.
The Medify MA-25 has a room coverage of 220 square feet, while the Medify MA-40 v2.0 has a room coverage of 320 square feet with 5 air changes per hour in hour. This means the latter has more room coverage than the former.
The power rating of the Medify MA-25 is 28W. That of the Medify MA-40 v2.0 is 68 W. While both purifiers are Energy Star certified, it’s clear that the former is energy-friendly, unlike the latter.
Medify MA-25 doesn’t have any electronic filtration, such as an ionizer, while Medify MA-40 v2.0 has an optional ionizer feature.
Questions and Answers
Q. Does this unit emit ozone?
A. No, it does not emit ozone. The unit has no electronic filtrations.
Q. Are the filters washable?
A. No, the 3-in-1 composite filters are not washable. However, Medify recommends vacuuming the white side of the filters every month.
Q. Will the unit work with windows and doors open?
A. The manufacturer recommends closing all windows and doors before running the purifier. Running the purifier with the windows and doors open will reduce the unit’s performance.
Medify Air is a trusted brand that guarantees quality and reliability. This reflects on the Medify MA-25. The purifier has dual three-stage filtration systems with H13 HEPA based filters. As such, it can trap particles as small as 0.1 microns.
The unit is lightweight and compact, making it ideal for offices, living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. All you have to do is place the unit on your nightstand or desk and press the power button only once. You can set your desired fan speed depending on the level of pollution in your home or office.