Most of the modern mechanical air purifiers you will see today that use two filtrations only, one is the main HEPA filter, and another one is the odor filter. We found this sleek and compact mid-range true HEPA air purifier that uses 4 stage core filtrations, which seems pretty uncommon. Today we are going to review the Mooka True HEPA Air Purifier (model: GL-FS32) about its effectiveness, worthiness, and a little comparison with a similar air purifier at this price range.
Specifications and Features:
At first, let’s check the specifications below:
Filtration: Pre-filter, HEPA, and activated carbon filter in a package, UV-C sanitizer, ionizer
HEPA class: True HEPA (H12)
Filter life: 2000 hrs
CADR: 300 cubic meter/hour or 177 cubic feet/minute
Sensor: VOC sensor
Coverage: 540 sq ft at 2.5 air changes per hour or 265 sq ft at five air changes per hour
Number of manual fan speed: 3
Automatic mode: Yes
Size: 18.3″H x 13.8″W x 7.1″D
Device weight: 12.3 lbs
Rated power: 75 W
Lowest Noise: 28dB
Voltage: 100-120V AC, 60 Hz
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Mooka GL-FS32 true HEPA air purifier is a sleek and glossy finished air purifier loaded with multiple filtration techniques. The flat and sideways air inlet design will allow you to use it everywhere, even against the walls. This design is very convenient when you have a little more space in your room to place it. It doesn’t seem so many features in the touchscreen control panel on top, but it includes a beautiful remote controller. Mooka GL-FS32 is lightweight, easily portable with carrying handles, and the maintenance is super easy.
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In-depth Review of Mooka True HEPA Air Purifier (GL-FS32):
Compact HEPA and Activated Carbon Filter: The core filtration is a composite filter, which includes an H12 class true HEPA filter, activated carbon filter, and a layer of pre-filter. True HEPA performance will deliver 99.97% efficiency on particulate pollutants as small as 0.3 microns. So, you can use it against all kinds of particulate air pollutants like pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, and smoke particles. The 3rd stage filtration is an activated carbon filter combined to the HEPA filter package. This filter will absorb odors, VOCs, and gas pollutants. An antibacterial cotton pre-filter includes on the first stage of the composite filter, which will block the large air pollutants and increase the HEPA filter efficiency.
They said the composite filter includes some materials that absorb formaldehyde mainly, but they didn’t uncover about it.
Check out our review on Best Air Purifiers for Smoke & Odor
Filter Replacement: The manufacturer recommends to change the filter every 3 to 6 months based on usage and indoor air quality. A timer-based filter life indicator will light up after 2000 hours of usage. It seems a good filter life as it is a composite filter. However, it might be saturated early or last longer, which depends on air quality primarily. You can also vacuum only the carbon filter side.
Filter Costs only $30, so the yearly filter replacement cost will be around $60, and it is acceptable compared to its moderately high airflow rate. Check out the current price of the Mooka GL-FS32 Replacement Filter.
UV-C Air Sanitizer: An ultraviolet light turns on automatically when you switched on the air purifier. This UV light will destroy any leftover microorganisms like mold spores and bacteria that pass the core HEPA filter pack. You can only control it from the remote controller, and it goes off automatically every 4 hours.
Ionizer: A negative ion generator or ionizer included its filtration steps. Negative ion adds some efficiency in particle removal from the air. Like the UV light, it turns ON by default when you power ON the device each time. But, unlike the UV light filter, the ionizer can be controlled through the device touch panel, and there is an indicator light.
Ionizer produces a small amount of ozone, and they claim it’s below the safe level. Mooka also claimed it got CARB certifications for the ozone-safe air purifier list, but we did not find it on the list. Most possibly as it’s a new air purifier, and CARB still didn’t update their list yet. If someone has asthma or breathing issues, don’t turn it ON.
Check out our review on Best Ozone-free Air Purifies
Coverage, CADR, and ACH: The Clean Air Delivery Rate or CADR of Mooka GL-FS32 is 177 cfm, which is excellent for a mid-range air purifier. The 177 cfm airflow is suitable to use in a room-sized of 265 square feet with five air exchanges per hour. If you want more air exchange per hour (ACH), then you need to select the room size smaller. You can calculate your room size with your preferred ACH with our advanced ACH calculator.
Live Air Quality Display: Mooka GL-FS32 air purifier has a built-in air quality sensor to measure air quality. Although it can only detect VOCs and odors as the sensor lacks a particulate sensor to detect particulate matters (PM). It displays the indoor air quality with three colors: Blue for good, Green for moderate, and Red for worst.
Mode of Operations: The touch control panel and display on top have some basic features only. It features a power button, four timer setting, three fan speed mode with sleep mode, and the ionizer button. It turns on with automatic mode where all the four fan mode indicator lights up. In auto mode, the air purifier adjusts its fan speed automatically based on the air quality sensor. On the sleep mode, the fan speed settles at the lowest settings, and all the led indicators turn OFF.
Noise: From the noise perspective, this is not a great air purifier. Although it’s very tranquil at the low fan speed, which is only 28dB, it is deafening on the highest fan speed setting. In low-speed settings, it’s pleasant, but the efficiency will reduce.
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Power: The rated power is 75W for high fan speed with the ionizer, and UV-C turned ON. In the sleep mode, it consumes only 19W of power. For a daily 12 hours of usage, the monthly electricity bill will be $3.2 at 12cents/kWh energy rate. Also, you can find out your personalized energy cost with our Air Purifier Electricity Consumption Calculator.
Certifications: AHAM does not verify this air purifier CADR. Also, this is not an Energy Star certified.
Our Recommendations to select Mooka GL FS32:
Pros and Cons:
A little comparison with similar Colzer BKJ-33 True HEPA Air Purifier:
if you are looking for multiple additional filtrations along with a true HEPA filter and a moderately high airflow rate in a midrange priced air purifiers, then this would be a better investment for indoor air cleaning.