Modern air purifiers work pretty solid, but now companies are focusing on aesthetics alongside performance. The Medify MA-40 V2.0 Air Purifier comes from a Kickstarter company based in the USA called Medify Air, which launched some pretty modern air purifiers in recent years. The device is a great choice for performance and excellent build quality when choosing an air purifier.
In this post, we review the Medify MA-40 V2.0 air purifier by discussing its specs, features, pros, and cons. We also include a maintenance guide and some questions and answers regarding this air purifier.
Medify MA-40 V2.0 Specifications:
At first, take a look at the specifications below:
Filtration: Pre-filter, HEPA, and Carbon filter combined in a package and optional ion generator.
HEPA class: H13 True HEPA
Filter life: 3000 hrs. (a single set that includes all three filters)
Maximum CADR: 330 cubic meter/hour (m3/h) or 194 cubic feet/minute (cfm)
Sensor: Ambient light sensor (particle sensor removed from version 2.0)
Room Coverage: 800 sq ft with 2 air changes/hr, 320 sq ft with 5 air changes/hr (ACH)
Number of manual fan speed: 3
Automatic mode: No (removed from version 2.0)
Size: 22″H x 9.9″W x 10.9″D
Device weight: 15.5 lbs
Rated power: 68 W
Maximum Noise: 46 – 66 dB(A)
Voltage: 110 – 120 V AC 60 Hz
Manual Booklet: Medify MA-40 User Manual
- A higher grade of HEPA - H13 Filters (higher rated than True HEPA) 99.9% particle removal.
- Cleans a room up to 1,600 sq ft in one hour, 840 sq ft in 30 minutes, 420 sq ft in 15 minutes (CADR 330)
- To make V2.0 quieter in 'Sleep Mode' and Speed 1 the ionizer is automatically turned off, on speed 2 and 3 it can be turned on/off as...
- Tempered Glass panel (like your cell phone, easy to clean, won't scratch like cheap plastic models), sleep and 3 fan speeds, 8 hr...
- Genuine Medify Replacement Filter: B07MTQFFNT, 110 Volt units, USA registered Lifetime Warranty
Update on Version 2.0: The latest version, which has been released back in March 2020, is known as Medify MA-40 V2.0. In the newer version 2.0, Medify Air removed the particle sensor (PM2.5) and the automatic feature since they found it is ineffective. Rather than sensing the whole room, it only counts particles nearby the air purifier and controls the fan speed based on it when it sets on auto mode.
Medify Ma-40 2.0 is a sleek and modern air purifier with H13 true HEPA filtration technology. The compact body is made with high-quality plastic with a glossy finish, which feels very premium by touch.
Backside: On the backside, there is a large air inlet and a carrying handle. The Air inlet has a removable cover for filter installment. As the filters are included in a single package, it is very convenient to install or replace the compact filter.
Top: The top is fully covered with tempered glass, and the control panel is here, which is an entirely capacitive touchscreen with indicator lights. The ambient light sensor is placed on the top panel. This control panel features a child lock, timer, power switch, speed, and the anion controller button.
The timer has four modes: 1h, 2h, 4h, and 8h. It has three manual fan speed and doesn’t have an automatic mode since the particle sensor has been removed from version 2.0. There is also a filter replacement indicator on the top panel.
The left and right sides are flat. It stands on four small feet.
Check out other Medify air purifiers:
- Medify MA-14 Review (airflow: 71 CFM)
- Medify MA-18 Review (airflow: 88 CFM)
- Medify MA-112 2.0 Review (airflow: 560 CFM)
In-depth Review of Medify MA-40 V2.0:
H13 True HEPA Filtration
Medify MA-40 comes with an H13-grade HEPA filter, which is a high-grade particulate filter. The H13 class HEPA filter’s standard efficiency is 99.95% at 0.12 – 0.25 microns (MPPS). It can capture tiny air pollutants like pollen, household dust, mold spores, microorganisms, and smoke particles. Medify claims their filter can remove 99.9% of particles that are sized down to 0.1 microns.
Check out our top picks >>> The 7 Best H13 HEPA Air Purifier
Activated Carbon Filter
The activated carbon filter will help to absorb VOCs and odors from the air. They didn’t mention the activated carbon substances’ total surface area or amount, but it looks thick, which is suitable for remove odors, VOCs, and some gases.
Also, the compact filter includes a pre-filter layer to protect the primary HEPA filter.
The compact 3-in-1 filter is easy to install or replace. However, the combined filter set has some downsides. As you know, the activated carbon filter got saturated quickly than the HEPA filter, so the odor filter’s performance will lower after a couple of months’ usage.
The filter has 3000 hours of life, which is excellent. But the filter replacement cost per year is a bit higher.
Another downside of the combined filter is the pre-filters are not washable. Although, you can clean the filter surface gently to remove pet hair, dust, and lints. The filter set needs to be replaced every six months or 3000hrs of usage.
The unit has a negative ion generator in addition to its air its filtration arrangement. However, it is optional, and using it will give the air purifier some boost (usually increase the CADR by 8%) in the air cleaning rate. Ionizer produces a small amount of ozone. However, the unit is ozone-safe and CARB approved.
However, you shouldn’t use the feature if someone has asthma or breathing difficulties at home.
Coverage, CADR, and ACH
The CADR of Medify MA-40 2.0 is 330 cubic meter per hour (m3/h) or 194 cubic feet per minute (cfm), which is capable of cleaning a large room of 800 square feet with 2 air changes per hour (ACH) or 400 square feet with 4 air changes per hour. This moderate CADR level is good enough for medium to large-sized rooms.
You will get a noise level of 66 decibels on the highest fan speed, which is not the quitter. For reference, the average sound level of a vacuum cleaner is 70 decibels.
On the lowest fan speed setting, it’s around 46 decibels, but the performance (CADR) will drop. However, from the noise level perspective, this is not a quieter air purifier.
The glass-top touch screen control panel is very convenient to use and feels premium to touch. The starting sound is charming. It has 3 manual fan speeds. You can manually turn ON or OFF the Anion, which generates ions to capture particles. A downside is it has no remote or app control features.
It has a night mode that activates the dark environment. Night mode only actives if the automatic mode turns on. All indicator lights turn off on the night mode except the power and front air quality display indicator. The fan runs low on night mode.
Child lock is another useful feature for preventing any unwanted button pressing on touch. You need to press the button for 30-45 secs to deactivating the child lock, which is kind of annoying.
Another great thing about this mid-range air purifier is you will get a lifetime service warranty from the manufacturer. To claim the warranty, you must have to use the original replacement filter and replace it on every 3000hrs of usage.
The air purifier doesn’t have an AHAM verification seal. However, it is Energy Star certified and CARB approved.
Suitable Room Size for Medify MA-40 V2.0:
If you have a high ceiling, find out how fast it can clean your room with our Air Changes per Hour Calculator.
Medify MA-40 V2.0 Operating Costs:
Annual Filter Replacement: ~ $130 based on 6-month use per filter (check availability & filter price).
Monthly Energy Consumption: ~ $3 (based on 12 cents per kWh and 12 hours use on top speed per day). Use our Energy Consumption Calculator to find out the bill based on your usage and the local energy rate.
Official Introduction Video:
Pros and Cons:
Placement: Place the air purifier where air can circulate easily through it. Do not block its air inlet or outlet. Keep it at least 50cm from the wall. Please do not use it on the same socket that is connected to the TV. Keep it at least 3 feet from the TV to avoid any interference.
Filter: Replace the filter every 6 months or 3000hrs of usage. Use only the original replacement filter. You can clean the filter surface carefully with a dust collector. Also, you need to clean the back cover occasionally.
Caution: Always use a dry dust cloth to clean the air purifier. Always unplug the device before maintenance. Unplugged the unit when it is not in use. Always follow the user manual when it comes to maintenance.
Please read our blog post on how to use an air purifier to get better results.
Questions and Answers
Q. Is the filter set is washable?
A. No, but you can clean the filter surface softly with a dry microfiber dust cloth.
Q. When to change the filter set?
A. In every 6 months or after 3000 hrs of usage. The filter life indicator light will be turned on when the filter needs to replace.
Q. Does this produce ozone?
A. Very low when the Anion is turned on, and it is also CARB certified. However, you can keep it off.
Q. Does it remove dust?
A. Yes, Medify MA-40 has an H13 grade HEPA filter, which can remove particles as small as 0.1 microns, including fine dust, smoke residue, pollen, and others.
Q. Does it remove mold?
A. It can remove mold spores from the air, yet no air purifier can’t control mold growth. You need to control the moisture level to stop mold growth.
Q. Is this good for smoke removal?
A. Yes, it is suitable for cleaning smoke particles and the smell effectively. But you have to consider the room size to get the best result.
Q. Does it remove odors?
A. Yes, and it can remove common household odors. The purifier has a honeycomb filter which is filled with activated carbon pellets to absorb odors and VOCs.
Please read our post >>> commonly asked questions about air purifiers.
Medify MA-40 2.0 might be the right air purifier for you if it meets all the criteria you need. The excellent build quality, along with performance, makes it a perfect air purifier. You can use it to remove allergens, smoke, or any other indoor air pollutants effectively. The most important thing is the users are quite happy to use it.