Recently, EnviroKlenz sent a unit for testing and evaluation. From unboxing to writing, we pushed the unit to the edge, checked every feature, and used the air purifier beyond its normal recommended limits. This is the unbiased EnviroKlenz review and findings of the model.
If you are looking for air purification, you have a lot of options right now. There are basic air purifiers for under $100 and models that have every possible feature involved. The EnviroKlenz Mobile UV Model air purifier is a premium device with multiple stage filtration and UV germicidal irradiation.
If you want to know if the EnviroKlenz is worth the cost, this review will explain the air purifying process. We look at how the Mobile UV Model purifier works and how it compares to other popular models on the market.
The EnviroKlenz Mobile UV Model air purifier has three layers of purification. It is a simple machine that does a lot of work.
Air is brought in through the top louvered fins on the sides of the unit. The air then passes through the air cartridge. This filter uses all-natural methods to remove and absorb odors, viruses, bacteria, VOCs, and chemicals.
Next, the air goes through a UV saturated top layer of the HEPA filter. The UVC lights kill germs and help keep the interior of the unit clean. The HEPA filter further cleans the air of any particles that make it through the first two layers of protection. This includes things like mold spores, dust mites, pollen, and other in-home allergens.
The EnviroKlenz air purifiers were built by a small company that worked directly with their customers over a period of years. They used feedback and customer desires to construct an ideal filtration system that works to keep in-home allergens virtually eliminated and your air cleaner.
Why Choose EnviroKlenz Mobile Air Purifier Brand?
EnviroKlenz was made by the consumers, and it has everything you need for purified air in your home. There are many reasons to consider this unit, and we have the details of each factor below.
EnviroKlenz Air Cartridges
A HEPA air filter filled with earth minerals to absorb odors, chemical residues, and other contaminants. It is the first line of cleaning that the air goes through when entering the system.
The 4-inch thick metal-framed HEPA filter is rated to 0.02 microns, which effectively captures, collects, and (with the UV lighting) can kill viruses, bacteria, and other allergen and illness-causing microbes.
The blower is a four speed fan that pulls the air through the purifier. The four speeds are fairly quiet in all.
The lowest setting, marked “Whisp-Air” on the dial, runs at about 38dB.
It is near silent, and even in the room with nothing else on, it can’t be heard. You can feel the air moving, though, so it is working.
The speeds increase in air volume and noise levels.
On high speed, the air exchanges range between 4 and 5 changes per hour. At 250 CFM airflow, you can filter and replace the air in your entire home in a few short hours. However, it is louder.
Even being “quiet” when the unit is on high (marked “Max” on the dial), we had to alter the volume on the television to hear it properly, even with the machine 200 feet away.
The company states that the DBA range is 54 (low) to 62 (high), but our testing showed 38dBA on low and 71dBA on high. However, the high range did fluctuate and drop to about 64dBA at one point.
UV-C is a germicide, which means it has the power to kill living organisms.
The light inside the EnviroKlenz is outside the harmful ozone-creating wavelength.
While it is much safer for humans and pets, it is death to microorganisms like viruses and bacteria.
There are three indicator lights on the front panel of the system. Two green LEDs are connected to the UV lights inside.
You can turn the lights off with a dedicated power switch, and when they are one, the lights are lit.
If one of the bulbs comes loose, burns out, or has a problem, the light goes out. The third light is the main power indicator and illuminates orange when the system is powered on.
This system is relatively large, and it is sturdy on its four caster wheels. Because of this, you won’t find any anti-tip shut-offs or other similar safety features.
There is only one safety feature, and ironically, it is the only part of the system we had a problem with.
On the rear panel is a small metal nub. This slides into a hole in the frame when the back panel is in place.
Inside that hole is a thin metal strip connected to a light spring and the power switch.
The rear panel must be in place for the system to turn on. However, the nub on the rear panel of our unit was misaligned. We had to use a pair of pliers to pull the nub backward before the unit came on.
While it was a bit disheartening to have this need to be repaired right out of the box, especially for the price of the unit, it isn’t a deal-breaker. We had the system unboxed, assembled (with nub realigned), and turned on within 3 minutes.
EnviroKlenz Mobile UV Model Air Purifier Review
EnviroKlenz Mobile UV Model
|Coverage Area||1000 Sq. ft.|
|Dimension||22 x 15.5 x 15 inches, 38 pounds|
|Filtration Method||1 Air Cartridge, 1 HEPA Air Filter|
|Filtration Life||6 months (cartridge), 2 years (filter)|
|Noise Level||54 – 62dBA|
|UV-C bulbs||2 bulbs 9 watts each|
|Air Quality Sensor||No|
The EnviroKlenz Mobile UV Model is an air purifier on steroids. We were a bit skeptical when it first arrived—a large box with little padding or packaging. While we did appreciate the minimalist packaging, there was a concern for shipping damage. However, there wasn’t.
Set up is quite simple and doesn’t need much instruction. Once you understand the air moves from the top of the machine to the bottom, you can align the two filters with the airflow arrow indicators without much need for literature. Still, the setup instructions are found on the air filter and in the owner’s manual. Set up is less than 5 minutes.
The only issue we had was that the safety switch nub was misaligned and needed to be adjusted with a pair of pliers. After that, it came on every time without issue. We then set out to put it through its paces.
Following the instructions, you should run the system on high for 24 to 48 hours to get a good air cycle in your home. We left it on high for 6 days. No issues. We put foul odors (bowls of old fruit, soured meat, and deodorant sprays) near the unit, and they dissipated in minutes. We blew smoke at the system, and it never made its way out.
After that, the system was turned down to the lowest setting, UV lights turned on and off repeatedly, and we left it on for another 14 days. It never blinked, had issues or got hot to the touch, even on the bottom panel where the fan motor is located.
Next, we spent a day with the unit on its side. This covered all of the intake louvers on that side, leaving only the opposite side and rear louvers open. It didn’t miss a beat. It did, however, get a little louder (we also do not recommend you do this).
The caster wheels come attached already and roll fine over hard flooring, low pile and high pile carpet, rugs, and even the dog’s tail (sorry!). The wheels never had an issue, but it is important to note that they do not lock.
The unit weighs just under 40 pounds, and on an uneven surface, it can move and even pick up steam, banging into a wall or counter with a pretty good force. The caster wheels can be pulled out, though, and are a standard office chair style wheel. So replacing the two rear wheels with locking models is possible but at your own expense.
Also, note that it does need the wheels. Without the wheels, the motor housing sites directly on the ground, which causes a lot of noise and probably isn’t suitable for the system as a whole.
In the end, we were highly impressed with the model. It removed all odors from the house, and after returning home after a day out, you could actually smell the fresh air. Other than the wheels not locking and the initial issue with the safety switch, we couldn’t find anything to complain about.
Improvements we would like to see in the future are:
- Locking wheels
- Anti-tip auto shut-off
- Carry/top handle for easier portability
- Lighter weight overall
What We Like
- Works quietly enough for all situations
- Can run for extended periods without worry
- Makes entire home smell fresh
- Sturdy construction with no box assembly required
- Rolls easily on all surfaces
- UV lights operate on a separate switch, making them optional usage
What We Don’t Like
- Safety switch may be misaligned on shipping
- Caster wheels do not lock
- Initial cost and replacement filters are expensive
Other EnviroKlenz Air Purifier Products
EnviroKlenz only makes one other air purifier. The mobile air system is less expensive and isn’t all that different. Let’s take a closer look.
EnviroKlenz Mobile Air System – Standard Model
The first thing you will notice about the EnviroKlenz Mobile Air System is that it doesn’t have UV lighting. This is the only difference, but it is an important one.
Both models come in two colors (white or black), they both come fully assembled (filters need to be opened and placed), and each has 4 strong caster wheels, a metal frame, and four speed fan.
You will also find the same HEPA air filter and air cartridge inside. Because this model doesn’t have the UV lighting, it makes a few other minor differences.
First, there isn’t a switch or LED lighting on the control panel for the lights, making the control panel smaller. It also shortens and lightens the case. The extra few inches and about 2 pounds saved are noticeable but not a deal maker or breaker.
The big change, though, means you lose some air purification mechanics. While the HEPA filters and earth minerals are the biggest defense against in-home pollution, the UV lighting can kill bacteria and viruses.
This includes the SARs and Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Being able to kill these and other viruses is a big plus.
If you can live with that, though, the standard model is about $100 cheaper (retail), and you won’t have the added cost of replacing the UVC light bulbs (about $40 per pair). Otherwise, there isn’t a reason not to opt for the larger, UV-enabled model.
EnviroKlenz Mobile UV Filters
The EnviroKlenz Mobile UV uses three filter types (including the UV light). Each filter has its own unique properties that work together to give you the cleanest, freshest air possible.
Air Cartridge Filter
The air cartridges look just like your standard air filter, but they have a lot more going on. On the surface, there is a standard HEPA pleated filter material to capture dust and larger particles. However, inside is a patented blend of “earth minerals,” which contains proprietary NanoActive® Magnesium Oxide (MgO), Zinc Oxide (ZnO), and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2).
These are used to further filter the air by absorbing some moisture, odors, chemicals, VOCs, and contaminant byproducts. Most filtration systems and air purifiers stop here. But the EnviroKlenz system is just getting started.
True HEPA Filter
Sitting directly on top of the blower is a large HEPA filter. It has a 2-year replacement rating and will capture 99.9% of fine particles (down to 0.02 microns), including viruses, allergen particles (mold, pollen, pet dander, etc.), gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
The metal-framed filter is secured to the bottom of the unit with set screws, so the air must pass through it to return to your room. This is a great design to ensure there is no air bypass from the filter area.
UV light is responsible for a lot of things on this planet. There are three waves, including UV-A, which is what tans our skin, UV-B, which has some therapeutic properties and carries Vitamin-D, and UV-C, which often doesn’t make it through the atmosphere.
While not technically a filter, UV-C lighting is germicidal and will kill germs, viruses, and bacteria. The UV-C is dangerous to all living things, though, when it is between 160-240nm wavelengths.
This is what creates ozone which can be harmful to our health. However, the UV-C lights in the EvironKlenz system run at 254nm, outside the O3 creation range. The light saturates the top layer of the HEPA filter, killing any bacteria or virus that enter the filter.
EnviroKlenz Mobile UV Model Compared
EnviroKlenz isn’t the only premium air purifier on the market. We compare the brand against IQAir and Austin to find out how EnviroKlenz holds up.
EnviroKlenz Vs. IQAir Air Purifier
The IQAir HealthPro Plus is a stylistic purifier that uses much of the same filtration measures as EnvironKlenz. The main difference here is that the IQAir doesn’t use UV light to kill bacteria. Instead, they use a triple filter system that is 100% sealed into the unit body.
The filtration level is just as high as the HEPA filters in the EnvironKlenz. Without the UV light, though, the bacteria and viruses don’t die but get trapped in the filter material. Because of this, the biggest difference is that IQAir filters out 99.5% of pollutants, where the EnvironKlenz contains 99.9%.
The IQAir is taller, lighter, and has higher CFM (300 compared to 250). It is also about $100 more than the EnvironKlenz model. However, it does cover a slightly larger area, has remote operation and a 6-speed motor.
While both models are efficient and durable, the EnvironKlenz model is less expensive, slightly more capable, and has UV lighting to kill the bacteria. IQAir also has a much more expensive model (GC MulitGas) that uses gas-phase media filters to filter the air and cleans up to 90% of all airborne particles.
EnviroKlenz Vs. Austin Air
Austin Air HealthMate Standard air purifier is another premium model that costs much less than either EnvironKlenz or IQAir models. They also boast a 99.97% capture rate of pollutants, particles, and bacteria.
Like the IQAir model, Austin Air doesn’t use UV lighting to kill viruses and bacteria. The $250 drop-in price compared to the other two models make Austin air comparable and popular. The Austin Air unit does use 4 stages of filtration instead of 3, though.
It captures odors, pollutants, smoke, and all the other HEPA filter particles that air filters capture. This unit is smaller and only has 3 speeds. It does output the air 360 degrees, though, where the EnviroKlenz only outputs through the front of the unit.
While the filtration is great, it doesn’t kill bacteria and viruses. However, the HealthMate does capture them. The lower cost is alluring, and the excellent filtration makes it worthwhile. However, the EnviroKlenz is slightly better and much more efficient. If you need to save money, the HealthMate is a great choice; otherwise, the EnviroKlenz is a better option.
How To Use An EnviroKlenz UV Air Purifier Effectively
When you receive the box, you can have the system open, set up, and running in less than 5 minutes. Proper setup and effective use looks like the following.
- .Open the box, remove the top packing material and pull the unit out of the box. The power cable is also inside the box, loose on the bottom.
- .Remove the rear panel from the unit and pull out the filters, bulbs, and literature.
- .Unpack the air cartridge and place it into the guide slots with the airflow indicator pointing down.
- .Open the UV bulbs and snap them into place below the air cartridge.
- .Open and place the air filter into the bottom of the unit, under the guides. Make sure it is placed all the way to the rear and centered over the blower.
- .Tighten the thumbscrews on both sides of the rails to keep the air filter in place.
- .Insert the back panel, ensuring the nub on the door enters the access hole and pushes the safety switch down.
- .Plug the power cord into the back of the unit and then into a grounded outlet.
- .Turn the power switch for the lights on and make sure the bulbs come on.
- .Turn the speed selection dial to the preferred speed and make sure the fan starts blowing and the LED lights all illuminate.
- .Let the system run (preferred on high speed) for 24 to 48 hours to cycle all the air in your home through the unit.
- .After that, you can select the speed you like and run your system when it is needed.
EnviroKlenz Deals, Coupon & Promo Codes
If you check out on the EnviroKlenz website, there is a place on the order page to enter a coupon or promo code. These codes can be found all over the place. If you have made a purchase before, they will send one or two every so often to your email, for example.
If you haven’t bought before, you can find them on sites like RetailMeNot.com and knoji.com. These sites use user input and search bots to find savings codes. Some are limited time, many are already expired, but some are still good. It is trial and error on the most part, though.
To use a promo code, you have to find one. Visit one of the coupon sites and search for EnviroKlenz. The result will have you click through to the site, and you can then shop and enter the code when prompted.
Other codes are good on sites like Amazon, though these usually don’t work well. Many offer a discount but require that you sign up for additional paid services to get the 5% off. Before you click to use a code, make sure you know where it is coming from and what is required on your part to receive the discount. It isn’t always worth it.
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People Also Ask (FAQ)
What is the recommended room size for using the EnviroKlenz?
The EnviroKlenz UV model has 4 fan speeds and is capable of running efficiently in spaces up to 1000 square feet. Each speed will have a different airflow speed in cubic feet per minute (CFM). Whisp-Air, the lowest setting, moves air at 80 CFM and is ideal for smaller rooms or when you need a more quiet operation, about 175 square feet will have 1 to 2 air exchanges per hour.
Low speed moves at 150 CFM, is great for rooms up to 225 square feet, and can complete 2 to 3 air exchanges per hour. Medium speed runs at 200 CFM, ideal for rooms up to 550 square feet with 3 to 4 air exchanges per hour. Finally, high-speed uses the full 250 CFM for 1000 square foot coverage and 4 to 5 air exchanges per hour.
Are UV light air purifiers effective? Do UV lights kill mold?
UV light air purifiers are effective. The UV light kills bacteria and viruses trapped in the air filter and inside the unit, keeping maintenance to a minimum and the air even cleaner. UVC is known to kill all types of mold, including black mold. It also eradicates the SARs and Coronaviruses and many forms of bacteria.
When should I use UV light over an air purifier?
UV light is designed to disinfect. You can find it on some robotic mops, for example, that will kill bacteria left behind on your floors. You shouldn’t, however, use UV instead of air purification. It is best practice to use them together. The UV light should be directly over the filter material. As the filters trap the bacteria, the UV light kills them. Working together is much better than either one on its own.
Where is the best place to put an air purifier in a bedroom?
For best practices, you should put the unit as close to the center of the room as possible. If you need to put it against a wall, ensure you have enough room for air to flow on all sides of the machine. Using a fan to direct air towards the purifier will help the airflow and get dirty air into the unit faster.
How much does it cost to run an air purifier all day?
The cost will depend on how much you pay for electricity and how many watts the air purifier uses. If you multiply the kilowatts (watts of machine divided by 1000) by the cost per kilowatt-hour and then multiply that result by 24 hours in a day, you will get your total cost.
For example, the EnviroKlenz UV model uses 115 watts or 0.115 kilowatts. The national average cost per kilowatt-hour is 13 cents ($0.13). If we multiply these together (0.115 x 0.13) times 24 hours, we get a total running cost of $0.36 per day. On average, the unit running constantly will cost you $10 per month.
Where can I buy EnviroKlenz UV Air Purifier?
The best place to purchase an EnviroKlenz UV air purifier is online. You will get free shipping and the most current price shopping through the brand website. If you are looking for a better deal on the price, some discounts and free shipping (for Prime members) are found through Amazon.
The EnviroKlenz Air Purifier UV Model was made by consumers to meet expectations and needs. The UV lights kill viruses and bacteria while the filters capture odors, particles, and pollutants.
While this air purifier isn’t for everyone, if you need allergen reduction, have high-risk illness residents, or just want the cleanest air possible, then you may want to consider this model. While there are a few minor glitches, nothing that is a deal-breaker comes up.
The durable, reliable, and fast-acting air purifier is worth the cost at almost any price. Owning one will make you a believer in a few short hours.
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