Toshiba Smart air purifier is a 26-inch tall HEPA and UV air purifier which you can conveniently control from your Alexa devices. It is AHAM-approved, which means you can trust the advertised performance. The purifier is simple to use, and the maintenance costs will not make you anxious.
In this post, we review the Toshiba Smart Wi-Fi Air Purifier based on in-depth market research.
Toshiba Smart Air Purifier Specifications:
|Filtration Technology|| |
|HEPA Class||True HEPA|
|Filter Life|| |
|Maximum CADR||143 cfm (Tobacco Smoke)|
|Room Coverage (8 ft ceilings)||215 sq ft with 5 air changes per hour (calculate ACH for your room).|
|Smart Control||Only supports Amazon Alexa. You can add it directly on the Alexa app.|
|Noise Level||32 - 52 dB|
|Rated Power||58 Watt|
|Dimensions||26.6″H x 6.9″W x 10″D|
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In-depth Review of Toshiba Smart Air Purifier:
Toshiba is an iconic Japanese brand founded in 1875. The company has been one of the biggest manufacturers of consumer electronics and home appliances.
One of the best air purifiers to come off Toshiba’s production line is the Toshiba Alexa-enabled Smart air purifier.
The air purifier has the following dimensions: 26.6 by 6.9 by 10 inches and weighs about 16 pounds. Encased in an ABS plastic body, the purifier has a modern, space-saving, and stylish design that fits any home decor.
Thanks to the use of ABS plastic, the air purifier can withstand impact and damage. The air intake is on the front while the outlet is at the top. The bottom to top airflow concepts ensures more pollutants get trapped, and the clean air is distributed in the room. At the top, you’ve got the controls.
Available controls include power, purification volume, and UV buttons. To run the air purifier, press the power button, and to shut down the unit, press it again, once.
Next is the UV button. When you press the button, it turns on the UV LED lights and turns it off when you press it again. The UV light’s purpose is to deactivate airborne germs in the filter. By doing so, the filter prevents any mold or bacterial growth on it.
Last, we have the purification volume button. Its purpose is to adjust the fan speed. Above the button, you’ve got the status of the fan speed. They include low, medium, and high. The higher the fan speed, the more air changes the unit can make, but it makes more noise.
True HEPA Filtration
The air purifier has a 2-stage physical filtration system: an activated carbon pre-filter and a True HEPA filter. The composite pre-filter traps large particles such as dust, pet hair, and lint.
The foam-type carbon pre-filter also adsorbs light household odors. However, we don’t think you will feel a significantly odorless environment using this air purifier. To effectively remove odors, you need granular or pelletized carbon filters.
Next is the True HEPA filter as the main particle trapper. This filter removes 99.97% of 0.3-micron airborne pollutants from the air, including fine dust, pollen, smoke particles, airborne bacteria, and other airborne allergens.
The carbon pre-filter has a lifespan of 3 months, while it is 12 months for the True HEPA filter. You can also monitor the status of the filters by checking the filter replacement indicator.
To replace the filters, buy original replacement filters. To remove the back cover, grasp the wedging block and pull outwards. You should see the filter assembly. To remove the filters, hold the drawstring on both ends and pull.
Remove the plastic packaging from your new filter(s) and install the filter assembly. Remember, activated carbon pre-filter is always on the outside. Replace the back cover and press the power button to run the air purifier.
Noise and Performance
Toshiba recommends that you place the air purifier more than 30 cm from a wall or other objects for the best cleaning effect. To avoid the influence of metal shielding, place the unit at least 50 cm from another appliance.
This 26-inch air purifier has a CADR of 145 (dust), 228 (pollen), and 143 (smoke). Best for small and medium-sized rooms, it can clean up to 215 square feet. In an hour, it can make five air changes.
When it comes to noise, it has a sound level of 32dB at the lowest fan speed. This is comparable to the sound level of rustling leaves, a whisper, or soft music. At the lowest fan speed, the air purifier will clean the air while improving sleep quality. Also, the low sound level acts as a gentle white noise creating a restful indoor environment for you.
At the highest fan speed, it has a sound level of 52dB. This is slightly higher than the average home noise at 40dB but below a normal conversation and background music at 60dB.
As a smart-control air purifier, the unit is compatible with Amazon Alexa. With Alexa, you can turn on and off the unit. All you’ve to do is speak to any of the following commands: “Alexa, turn on/off the Toshiba air purifier,” or “Alexa, turn on/off Ultraviolet mode on the Toshiba air purifier.”
Also, you can change the fan speeds or check the fan speed and UV light status using voice commands. Furthermore, you can rename the device from “Toshiba air purifier” to any name you like.
To sync the Toshiba Smart Air Purifier with Alexa, press and hold the power button on your air purifier for 3 seconds. Now, sign in to the Alexa app and add the device from the device tab. Follow the in-app instructions to pair your air purifier with the Alexa app.
The pairing only works in a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network and doesn’t support the 5 GHz band.
Suitable Room Size for Toshiba Smart Air Purifier:
If you have higher ceilings, use our Air Changes per Hour Calculator to calculate the suitable room size.
Toshiba Smart Air Purifier Operating Costs:
Annual Filter Replacement:
- Carbon pre-filter pack: ~ $16, 1-year usage (check availability & filter price).
- HEPA filter: ~ $30, 1-year usage (check availability & filter price).
Monthly Energy Consumption: ~ $2.5 (based on 12 cents per kWh and 12 hours use on top speed per day). Use our Energy Usage Calculator to find out the bill based on your usage and the local energy rate.
Pros and Cons:
Non-smart version at a lower price >>> Eureka NEA120 Air Purifier (different branding under the same parent company).
Questions and Answers
Q. Can you wash the filters?
A. No, you cannot wash the filters. The carbon pre-filter should be replaced in 3 months and the HEPA filter in 12 months. You can vacuum the filters using a soft brush head.
Q. Can this unit work with Google Assistant?
A. No, it can only work with Amazon Alexa devices. You can control the purifier using the Alexa app on your smartphone softly.
Q. Why the replacement filters are from the Eureka brand.
A. The Toshiba Smart air purifier is the smart-control version of the Eureka NEA120 Air Purifier. Both Toshiba and Eureka are the sub-brands under the parent company Midea Group.
If you’re into smart home mania and are looking for a budget-friendly air purifier, this is the unit you’re looking for. Not only is it perfect for cleaning small and medium-sized rooms, but it is also AHAM-verified. You can also control it using voice commands using your Amazon Echo devices from any room in your home.