If you are looking for an H13 HEPA air purifier with high CADR ratings in a smaller form factor, then the new Medify MA-50 could be the best fit for you. The purifier is 50 percent lighter and 1 inch shorter than the best-selling Medify MA-40 model, still delivers 70 cfm of more air. Unlike one-filter (MA-40) or dual-filter (MA-112), the Medify MA-50 comes with the same Medify-quality 3-in-1 filter in a four-sided design.
Want to learn more about Medify MA-50 Air Purifier features and benefits?
- In-depth Review
- Suitable Room Size
- Operating Costs
- Pros & Cons
- Medify MA-40 vs. MA-50 vs. MA-112
- Questions & Answers
Medify MA-50 Specifications:
|Filtration Technology|| |
|HEPA Class||H13 True HEPA|
|Filter Life||6 months (3000 hours)|
|Maximum CADR||294 cubic feet per minute (cfm)|
|Room Coverage (8 ft ceilings)||440 sq ft with 5 air changes per hour (calculate ACH for your room)|
|Noise Level||35 – 56 dB(A)|
|Rated Power||55 Watt|
|Dimensions||21″H x 9.5″W x 9.5″D|
- UV LIGHT: An added layer of protection so particles are trapped and fully removed from the air. Includes a touch operation panel with...
- MAXIMUM COVERAGE: Cleans large spaces up to 2,200 sq ft in one hour, 1,100 sq ft in 30 minutes (CADR 500). 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...
- QUALITY TESTED & BACKED: CARB, ETL, and Energy Star certified. Backed by a USA registered Lifetime Warranty when genuine Medify...
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In-depth Review of Medify MA-50:
Powerful Filtration System
The Medify MA-50 Air Purifier comes with a 3-in-1 powerful filtration system plus an optional UV sterilizer. The filters are on all 4 sides of the air purifier, and the first line of protection is the pre-filter. This filter traps large particles such as lints, dust, pet dander, and others.
By trapping the large particles, the pre-filter extends the life of the H13 HEPA filter. For best performance, vacuum the pre-filter once a month.
The next stage of the filtration system is the H13 HEPA filter. This filter is more efficient than the traditional HEPA filter. It removes most airborne pollutants, including ultrafine dust, smoke particles, bacteria, and even viruses.
Basically, it traps 99.9% of airborne pollutants as small as 0.1 microns. By trapping pollutants you can’t see, the H13 HEPA filter reduces asthma and allergies’ common triggers.
The last stage of the filtration system is the carbon filter. Composed of carbon pellets, it adsorbs VOCs, smoke, gases, and odors from households and pets. VOCs originate from the burning of fuels such as wood, kerosene, and gas. They also come from personal care products such as hair spray, cleaning agents, and perfumes.
Exposure to VOCs for a longer period has adverse health effects.
The composite filter has a lifespan of 3,000 hours or roughly 6 months for daily 16 hours of usage. To know when to replace the filters, check the filter replacement indicator. If it flashes red, it’s time to replace the filters.
Buy original filters from the manufacturer and follow the instructions in the owner’s manual to replace them. By replacing the filters with original ones, you enhance the air purifier’s performance. This ensures the removal of airborne pollutants and delivery of clean air in your home.
It comes with a UV light designed to destroy mold and germs in the filter. However, it seems like the UV light is permanent and LED-type, which is less effective than mercury-based UV lamps.
Coverage Area and Noise
The Medify MA-50 Air Purifier has a CADR of 294 cfm (500 m³/h) and 4 fan speeds. The purifier can clean an area of 550 square feet four times per hour at high speed in a closed room. Check out more room coverage recommendations below.
By running the air purifier at high speed, you can refresh the stale air and reduce health issues caused by airborne pollutants. For example, dust, pollen, and bacteria can trigger respiratory and other health issues. Running the Medify MA-50 Air Purifier at high speed keeps you and your family healthy by trapping airborne pollutants.
The Medify MA-50 Air Purifier is ideal for medium-sized and large rooms such as your living room, kitchen, and bedroom. When you run the purifier at the lowest fan speed, the purifier’s sound level is 35 dB. The sound level of a whisper is 30 dB, and a humming refrigerator is 40 dB.
At 35 dB, the purifier will not interrupt your sleep as it runs all night quietly. It will trap pollutants and refresh the stale air in your bedroom all night. This ensures a comfortable sleeping environment for you and your family.
The maximum sound level of the purifier is 56 dB. This is slightly higher than the sound level of a normal conversation (50 dB) and lower than a burst of laughter (60 dB). If you want to run the air purifier at the maximum fan speed, do so during the day. The running purifier will not distract you or be a nuisance.
Stylish Design and Easy to Use Controls
The Medify MA-50 Air Purifier weighs 7 pounds and has the following dimensions – 21 by 9.5 inches. As a perfect blend of modern design and technology, it can fit easily in any space.
It comes fully assembled with the filter set already installed. The purifier has 4-way air intakes and an upward air outlet.
Made of premium ABS plastic, the purifier’s body has a glossy finish that gives the purifier a premium look and adds to its appeal. At the base, you have rubber feet. Since the Medify MA-50 Air Purifier is a floor model, the rubber feet prevent slipping. They also provide stability to the purifier preventing it from getting knocked over by children or pets.
At the top of the unit, you have a touch control panel with the following buttons – power, timer, fan speed, dimmer, child lock, and UV.
The timer buttons cycle through the following settings – 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, and off. This button comes in handy when you’re away from home or at night. If you set the timer to 2 or 4 hours, the purifier will run continuously for this duration. Once the time elapses, the purifier will power off.
Children are curious, and due to this, they always end up in mischief. For example, they can accidentally change the timer or fan speed setting. To avoid this, press the child lock button and hold for 3 seconds. It locks all functional buttons. Repeat to unlock. By locking all functional buttons, you prevent the change of settings.
Suitable Room Size for Medify MA-50:
If you have a high ceiling, find out how fast it can clean your room with our Air Changes per Hour Calculator.
Medify MA-50 Operating Costs:
Annual Filter Replacement: ~ $140 based on 6-months usage per filter (check availability & filter price).
Monthly Energy Consumption: ~ $2.4 (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:
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Questions and Answers:
Q. Does Medify MA-50 comes with an ionizer?
A. No, the unit doesn’t have an ionizer which is pretty common in Medify air purifiers.
Q. Where can I buy the replacement UV light for the Medify MA-50 Air Purifier?
A. It looks like the UV light is LED-type and permanent. So, you don’t have to replace it.
Q. Does Medify MA-50 have an auto mode?
A. No, Medify MA-50 doesn’t have any built-in air quality sensors. Also, the model has no remote controller or smart app control.
The Medify MA-50 Air Purifier is a superb mid-range air purifier that comes with superior H13 HEPA filtration. It also has an activated carbon filter that removes VOCs, smoke from a wildfire, and household odors. Surprisingly all the features come in a beautiful compact design.
If you already have a Medify MA-40 air purifier and you need an upgrade, then the Medify MA-50 could be a worthy upgrade as you will get more coverage, less noise, and better air intake design in a smaller form factor.