Modern air purifiers work pretty solid, but now manufacturers are focusing on aesthetics more. The Medify MA-40 v2.0 Air Purifier comes from a Kickstarter company based in the USA called Medify Air, which launched a bunch of good-looking yet effective air purifiers in recent years.
Medify MA-40 v2.0 is the third-highest coverage air purifier from Medify’s floor standing air purifier lineup after MA-112 and MA-50 model. The unit comes with a 3-in-1 filter plus an optional ionizer. The back-to-front air delivery design with a CADR of 224 cfm is suitable for an average bedroom or even a living room.
In this post, we review the Medify MA-40 v2.0 air purifier, its specs, top features, pros, and cons. We also give you some maintenance tips and answers to some FAQs on this air purifier.
- In-depth Review
- Suitable Room Size
- Operating Costs
- Pros & Cons
- Medify MA-25 vs. MA-40 vs. MA-50
- Maintenance Tips
Medify MA-40 V2.0 Specifications:
|Filtration Technology||3-in-1 filter package: Pre-filter, HEPA filter, and activated carbon filter plus optional ionizer|
|HEPA Class||H13 True HEPA|
|Filter Life||6 months (3000 hours)|
|Maximum CADR||224 cubic feet per minute (cfm)|
|Room Coverage (8 ft ceilings)||336 sq ft with 5 air changes per hour (calculate ACH for your room)|
|Sensors||❌ (Particle and Light sensors removed from version 2.0)|
|Fan Speeds||4 (including sleep mode)|
|Automatic Mode||❌ (removed from version 2.0)|
|Noise Level||46 – 66 dB(A)|
|Rated Power||54 Watt|
|Dimensions||22″H x 9.9″W x 10.9″D|
|User Manual||Medify MA-40 V2.0 User Manual|
- MAXIMUM COVERAGE: Cleans large spaces up to 1,600 sq ft in one hour, 840 sq ft in 30 minutes (CADR 380). Ideal for homes, apartments,...
- HEPA H13 FILTRATION: Trusted to remove 99.9% of particles including odors, smoke, pet dander, dust, and more down to 0.1 microns in...
- ULTRA QUIET: Choose from 3 fan speeds, with the lowest setting operating virtually silent. Runs at 110 Volts at a min noise level of...
- EASY TO USE FEATURES: Includes a sleek touch screen operation panel with 0-8 hour timer, fan speed, sleep mode, filter replacement...
- QUALITY TESTED & BACKED: CARB, ETL, and Energy Star certified. Backed by a USA registered Lifetime Warranty when genuine Medify...
Update on Version 2.0: The newer 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. According to their test, the sensor only detects airborne particles nearby the air purifier instead of the whole room.
Medify Ma-40 v2.0 is a modern-looking air purifier with a higher-grade H13 HEPA filtration technology. The body is made with high-quality plastic with a glossy finish, which feels very premium by touch.
Back: On the backside, there is a large air inlet and a carrying handle. The back cover has magnets for an easy locking mechanism. As the purifier comes with a composite 3-in-1 filter package, it is very convenient to install the filter.
Top: The top is fully covered with tempered glass. The control and the display panel is located here. The controls are based on capacitive touch technology. This touch control panel features a child lock, timer, power switch, fan speed, and ionizer switch.
The timer has four modes: 1h, 2h, 4h, and 8h. It has 3 manual fan speed settings and a sleep mode. The indicator lights turn off when the sleep mode activates. It doesn’t have an automatic fan speed mode since the particle sensor has been removed from version 2.0. A filter replacement indicator is also located on the top panel.
The left and right sides are solid. 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 Class HEPA Filtration
Medify MA-40 comes with an H13-grade HEPA filter as the core particle filtration, a high-grade particulate filter. The removal efficiency of an H13 class HEPA filter is 99.95% at 0.12 – 0.25 microns (MPPS). They can capture tiny airborne pollutants such as fine dust, smoke particles, and microorganisms. Medify claims their filter can remove 99.9% of particles that are sized down to 0.1 microns.
The first layer of the defense is a pre-filter net. The pre-filter traps larger pollutants such as lints, pet dander, mold spores, and dust. It also prevents the core HEPA filter from getting clogged so much early.
Check out our top picks >>> The 7 Best H13 HEPA Air Purifier
Pellet-based Activated Carbon Filter
The last stage of the composite filter is an odor and gas filter. The honeycomb-shaped filter is filled with activated carbon pellets, which adsorb odors and VOCs from the air. Medify didn’t mention the amount of the activated carbon material used in the filter, but it is thick enough to remove light household odors.
The composite filter is convenient when it comes to maintenance. However, the combined filter has some downsides. As you know, the activated carbon filter becomes saturated earlier than the HEPA filter, so it is not possible to change the carbon filter independently.
Another downside of the combined filter is, the attached pre-filter is not washable. Although, you can clean it gently to remove accumulated dust from the filter surface. The filter needs to be replaced every six months or 3000 hrs of usage. It looks like the filter replacement cost per year is a bit higher.
Medify MA-40 v2.0 also has an ionizer add-on as optional. When it is turned on, it releases charged particles to be attached to the dust floating in the air. Then the heavy particles fall to the ground.
The ionizer only helps to remove particles from the air and cannot remove odorous pollutants. It usually increases the particle CADR by approximately 8 percent. Ionizer filtration also releases a small amount of ozone as a byproduct. However, the unit is ozone-safe, and CARB approved.
You shouldn’t use the feature if someone has asthma or breathing difficulties at home.
Room Coverage, CADR, and ACH
Medify MA-40 v2.0 has a particle CADR of 380 cubic meter per hour (m³/h) or 224 cubic feet per minute (cfm). You will get 2 air changes per hour in a 840 square feet room and 5 air changes per hour in a 336 square feet room. When the indoor pollution is higher, the more air exchange rate is better.
With the CADR ratings, the purifier is suitable for medium to large rooms based on your desired air exchange rate. Please check out our recommendations below for room coverage.
The air purifier’s noise level is 46 decibels on the lowest fan speed and 66 decibels on the top fan speed. The noise level is slightly higher compared to the air delivery rate. For reference, 70 decibels is the level of noise generated by a vacuum cleaner.
The minimum noise is 46 decibels, which is not “very quiet.” So if you want to use it in the bedroom at night in sleep mode, you have to keep it a little away from the bed.
Control panel lock is another useful feature for preventing any unwanted setting changes by touch. You can easily activate it by tap and hold the Child Lock icon for 3 to 5 seconds. However, you have to tap and hold the icon for 30 to 45 seconds to deactivate the child lock, which seems annoying.
Another advantage of this mid-range air purifier is that you will get a lifetime service warranty from the manufacturer. To claim the warranty, you must have to use the original replacement filter every 3000 hrs of usage.
The air purifier doesn’t have an AHAM verification for the CADR rating. 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: ~ $120 based on 6-months usage per filter (check availability & filter price).
Monthly Energy Consumption: ~ $2.3 (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.
Pros and Cons:
Medify MA-25 vs. MA-40 vs. MA-50:
Place the air purifier on a flat surface where it can easily circulate the air. Do not block the air inlet and/or outlet. Keep it at least 50 cm 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.
Replace the filter every 6 months or 3000 hrs of usage. Use only the original replacement filter. You can clean the filter surface gently with a dust collector. Also, you need to clean the back cover often.
Always use a dry dust cloth to clean the air purifier. Unplug the device before maintenance work. Keep it unplugged when not in use. Always follow the owner’s manual when it comes to maintenance.
Please read our blog post on how to use an air purifier to get the most out of it.
Questions and Answers
Q. Is the filter set is washable?
A. No, but you can clean the filter surface softly using 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 replacement indicator light will be turned on when the filter needs to replace. Depending on the indoor air quality, you may need to replace it earlier.
Q. Does the air purifier produce ozone?
A. Very low when the ionizer is turned on, and it is also CARB certified. However, the ionizer feature is optional, and you can turn 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 will remove mold spores from the air. However, air purifiers can’t control mold growth. It would be best if you regulated the indoor moisture level to stop mold growth.
Q. Does it remove odors?
A. Yes, it does remove light household odors. The purifier has a honeycomb-shaped filter that is filled with activated carbon pellets to absorb odors and VOCs.
Q. Does Medify MA-40 v2.0 has an auto-activated sleep mode based on the light in the room?
A. No, since v2.0 doesn’t have a light sensor, you have to manually set the sleep mode.
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 with performance makes it a perfect indoor air purifier. You can use it to remove airborne allergens and light household odors efficiently. The most important thing is the users are quite happy with it.