You have probably heard the claim that HEPA filter based purifiers can capture 99.99% of the airborne allergens and pollutants from the air, but the Molekule Air Purifier is the first purifier which will destroy them 100%.
The producers of this innovative air purifier have created the Molekule as the first one which not only captures the airborne pollutants but which also destroys them. This means that with a Molekule air purifier at home or at work you can ensure that the air you breathe will be completely free of allergens, VOCs, bacteria, viruses, and mold.
The Molekule air purifier is quiet, portable and you can control it via a mobile app.
The technology behind this ingenious device is based on over 20 years of research and development, but how does it work exactly and is it actually better than the other air purifiers out there?
The fact which lets us believe that the Molekule air purifier is truly different and could be much more efficient for cleaning out the air is that it was developed with grants from the Department of Defense and EPA, rather than by private investments or crowdfunding. This means that it is a much more serious air purifying device than many of the other ones available on the market right now.
Read on to find out all you need to know about the new Molekule air purifier.
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How does the Molekule Air Purifier actually work?
The Molekule has a two-layer filtration system. It pulls in air from 360 degrees, and as it passes through the light activated Nano filter of the device (Photo Electrochemical Oxidation Technology – PECO), all of the allergens and other harmful pollutants which get caught in the pre-filter get broken down to molecules and transformed into harmless elements on a molecular level. After this process, the clean air is distributed back into the room.
While the pre-filter captures the larger particles such as dust, dander, and pollen, the light based Nano-filter takes care of the much smaller particles.
The filter uses a UVA wavelength LED light which imitates sunlight and thus causes a chemical reaction which breaks down all of the harmful elements to molecules. As a result, all of the pollutants are completely eradicated rather than collected in the filter and kept sealed in the device.
According to the producers of the Molekule air purifier, the molecular breakdown and transformation will turn all allergens, VOCs, viruses, mold, and bacteria into harmless components of water, carbon dioxide or trace minerals.
The device has been rated to capture airborne pollutants sized just 0.1 nanometers which are about 1,000 times smaller than the 300 nanometers which traditional HEPA filters can capture.
The Molekule is recommended for rooms and areas of up to 600 square feet and can be a true savior for people who suffer from allergies, respiratory problems, and asthma. For the best results, it is recommended that the air purifier is placed in the room where you spend the most time and especially close to your bed at night for the best results.
The unit will filter all of the air in the area once every hour, so you can ensure that the air you are breathing is always clean and safe when the Molekule is on.
The company behind the Molekule air purifier claims that the device has been tested intensively by third-party labs and that the results of reputable research teams from the University of South Florida and the University of Minnesota have found that it can completely destroy 3.9 million E.coli bacteria in one single pass.
More about the Molekule air purifier itself
The Molekule air purifier is cylinder-shaped and is 23 (H) x 8.25 (diameter) inches. It made of aluminum and has a leather handle for easy portability.
Since the device does not use powerful fans it is very quiet, so you can sleep without being disturbed while it is cleaning the air in your bedroom for you.
Because the pre-filter captures only the larger particles it will get clogged with gunk much slower than the filters in the traditional air purifiers. This means that you won’t need to clean and replace the filters as often as you would with a conventional HEPA base purifier. The sensor in the unit will alert you immediately when it detects that the filter needs to be replaced.
The Molekule has a touchscreen which allows for easy control, but you can also control it remotely via the useful companion mobile app. The smart air purifier has Wi-Fi so you can monitor it and control it via your mobile phone or another connected device on your Wi-Fi network.
The highly efficient air purifier has 3 operation modes to choose from:
With a sound level of just 30dBa, the unit will operate as quietly as a whisper, while it will continue cleaning and sanitizing the air in your room.
This mode is slightly noisier and is as loud as a regular conversation. When switched on, the Turbo boost will ensure that the air in the room is filtered out and cleaner much quicker.
With a noise level of 42dBa which is still no louder than a hushed conversation, the Auto mode will allow the Molekule to determine when the air needs a turbo clean or not. This will be based on the size of the room, the presence of pets or other factors.
The modes can easily be set via the touchscreen display or via your mobile phone or other device connected to the Wi-Fi network. You can also use the app to check out the metrics of each cleaning cycle so that you can choose the proper mode at all times. You can also monitor the status of the filters and their remaining life.
Once it is time to change the filters, the company offers to deliver them directly to your doorstep.
What about the price?
One Molekule air purifier can be purchased for $799, and it comes with a starter set of a pre-filter and the PECO Nano-filter. If you choose to buy it directly from the manufacturer, you will receive a full year of free filter replacements, which includes an average of 3 replacements per 11 months for the pre-filter and one replacement of the Nano-filter per six months.
People who already own the air purifier need to pay an annual subscription fee of $99 if you have purchased the unit before February 2018. For those who have bought it later on the subscription fee is $129 per year. The shipment of the filters is free and it is done directly to your doorstep.
Of course, you can decide to buy the filters separately which will cost you $30 for the pre-filter which needs to be replaced once in every three months, and $85 for the Nano filter which requires replacement every six months.
You can expect to pay a $29 shipping fee if you are in the US and about $40 if you live in Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii or the US Virgin Islands.
The filters are changed very easily with no mess involved and no special tools required.
Every purchase from Molekule is backed by a 60-day refund policy and a 1-year limited warranty.
More about the company behind the Molekule Air Purifier
Molekule was established in 2014 in San Francisco. The technology of air purification via PECO was first invented by a Professor of Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida Dr.Yogi Goswami. He used the principles of nanotechnology combined with solar technology and light to invent the PECO based air cleaning system.
Dr. Goswami’s son is the one who is currently working on improving the technology which will allow people to breathe much better.
The technology is being implemented in hospitals, hotels, businesses, airplanes, and others.
Should you buy the Molekule air purifier?
If you want an air purifier for your home, you can opt for a traditional one which utilizes HEPA filters to clear out the air inside. The cost of these purifiers varies, but you can expect to pay about $100-200 for one. This is quite a bit less expensive than buying a Molekule air purifier.
At the same time, if you or somebody at home suffers from dust, pet or hay fever allergies, or if you have respiratory problems, you may want to opt for the Molekule air purifier which will ensure that the air indoors is 100% clean and healthy to breathe.
On the other hand, if you simply want a device which will clean out the air from dust and pet dander or pollens, you can get a conventional air purifier.
The fact is, the Molekule air purifier will destroy all of the harmful pollutants including all microbes and viruses and will ensure that you and the people in your household or business premises breathe 100% clean air at all times.
So, given the health benefits of this ingenious air purifier, we strongly recommend you consider purchasing one or more of these devices for your home or work, and you can rest assured that you and everyone else will breathe healthy air, without any harmful chemicals, bacteria, allergens, mold and other potentially dangerous airborne particles.