Aprilaire 1610 Air Purifier: Trusted Review & Specs

The Aprilaire Model 1610 is truly the best solution for any special installations where space may be an issue. But what about its performance against other brothers? We will find out, in our today Aprilaire 1610 Review.

Updated: If you are looking for a common console air purifier for large rooms, you should check the Aprilaire Clean9550, Aprilaire Allergy9550, Aprilaire Allergy+Pet9550.

In Breathe Quality, we have reviewed all air purifiers under these sections. Also, we guarantee that:

  • We do give honest reviews (both pros and cons) so anyone will guarantee to have the wisest choices.
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aprilaire 1610 review

  • Great value for money
  • Huge coverage
  • Solidly built
  • Special design for small spaces

  • Only MERV-11 air filter
  • Low performance rating

Since 1954, Aprilaire has always been one of the top solutions for air cleaning. Besides the normal functional air purifiers, they have invented the whole-home air cleaners to save your heating and cooling equipment. Alright, let’s get back to Aprilaire 1610 Review.

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Aprilaire 1610 Price

Aprilaire fans salivated at the imminent release of the Aprilaire 1610. For the first time, those who’d been demanding a special product to help them solve the lack of space were getting their way with the proper air cleaner with special design. What wasn’t to love?

Well, the only thing you will hesitate from buying this Aprilaire 1610 is its cost. It is $154 in the official Aprilaire website, which is $45 higher than an average air cleaner of 1000 series. However, it is reasonable to raise the price bar, as Aprilaire uses more materials to construct the body.

If you’re stuck deciding which Aprilaire air cleaner is suitable for you, just contact the professional from this company. Moreover, you can choose other alternative, like the Honeywell F100. However, Honeywell F100 can be quickly upgraded to Honeywell F300, while you need to buy the Aprilaire 5000 all by yourself.

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Aprilaire 1610 Air Purifier.

The whole-home air cleaning system to help remove pollen, dust and mold spores. For room up to 2000 sq ft. Special design.

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Aprilaire 1610 Design and Size

Quick comparison for design of Aprilaire 1610 with models 1210, 1310, 1410 and 1910.

  Aprilaire 1610 Aprilaire 1210 Aprilaire 1310 Aprilaire 1410 Aprilaire 1910
Height (inches) 18 22 20.4 17.75 25
Width (inches) 15.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75
Depth (inches) 30 27.4 22 30 22
Weight (lbs) 22 18 15 17 18

From the above table, you can easily guess the Aprilaire 1610 is an upgrade from the familiar Aprilaire 1410, which derives from the original shape of Aprilaire 1110.

Aprilaire 1610 remains the height to be 18 inches, but widens the width to 15.75 inches from the common size of 6.75 inches. It is also the heaviest product in the lineup, with 22 lbs in weight.

This air purifier adds more material to help you install in upflow HVAC systems with right or left returns. The return opening is adjustable, from 8 inches to 10 inches. Also, Aprlaire 1610 has a built-in ductwork, so it can avoid field forming transitions, and reduces the installation time.

Aprilaire 1610 runs the same 16 x 25 air filter like the Model 1410, so it is safe to use the same 410 air filter in this product. However, we are now having the genuine 610 air filter, giving much more versatility in installation.

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Aprilaire 1610 Filters

The Apriliare 1610, just like any others in Whole House Air Cleaner series of Aprilaire will use only one air filter.

  1. HEPA filter – Just like other HVAC system’s filter, Aprilaire 1610 will use the MERV-11 air filter, which can remove 94% of pollen and mold, 72% of airborne bacteria and fungi, 56% of all dust particles.

To protect your HVAC system from any types of allergens and pollutants, like dust, dust mites, pollen and more, you need a good filter with proper installation.

Aprilaire 1610, like any others in 1000 series, uses a MERV-11 air filter to trap 37% of particles from 0.3 to 1 microns, 67% of particles 1 – 3 microns and 92% of particles up to 10 microns.

Moreover, you can upgrade to the MERV-13 (just like any air cleaners in this family) to enjoy better performance. The MERV-13 filter can trap 63% of particles from 0.3 to 1 microns, 88% of particles 1 – 3 microns and 93% of all particles up to 10 microns.

The air purifier requires maintenance just once a year for optimal performance, when you need to replace the filter. The 610 filter (MERV-11) costs only $59, and that’s also the price of the 613 filter (MERV-13).

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Aprilaire 1610 Room Coverage

All air purifiers under the 1000 series, including of Aprilaire 1610, are able to work with the whole-home HVAC system, and can clean the room up to 2000 square feet easily.

The Aprilaire 1610 is not a common air purifier with fan power, so we can’t measure its ACH and CADR rating.

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Aprilaire 1610 Sound

Without fan power, Aprilaire 1610 won’t produce any noise. And actually the Aprilaire 1610 will work in unison with your existing heating, ventilating, and cooling system (HVAC) to filter all contaminants in your air, so no way you can see it in your living areas.

So to say, this isn’t even a selling point of Aprilaire 1610, and you should bypass this section at all.

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Aprilaire 1610 Power Consumption

One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review if this air purifier is good or not.

However, the Aprilaire 1610 is just a cabinet of one air filter. It doesn’t need the electricity, and you don’t need to check its power consumption.

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Aprilaire 1610 Additional Features

What could you possibly expect from an air filter housing like Aprilaire 1610, as well as any whole-home air cleaners made by Aprilaire.

You could ask for the thermostat to be included with Aprilaire 1610, but again, I must repeat that you need to buy it separately.

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Aprilaire 1610 Customer Service

Aprilaire is one of the top air purifier brands in the U.S, and they are happy to assist you for any problems. Just call them toll-free at 800-334-6011, from Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m CST. You can also email them out of working hours, right in their Contact Us page.

Aprilaire grants you a 5-year warranty for any whole-home air cleaners, the warranty is on cabinet from the date of installation. Moreover, you are guaranteed by Clean Coil, to commit the professional cleaning in the next 10 years, at the cost of $100.

In case of Aprilaire 9550 series, the limited warranty is only effective for 1 year, and you don’t have the Clean Coil Guarantee.

Top Aprilaire 1610 deals right now

Aprilaire 1610 Air Purifier.

The whole-home air cleaning system to help remove pollen, dust and mold spores. For room up to 2000 sq ft. Special design.

Our verdict

Aprilaire 1610 is the perfect solution of the 1000 series from Aprilaire, specially designed for anywhere with less space. Other than that, it is just an Aprilaire 1410 with its performance.

  • Cleaning Power
  • Portability
  • Features
  • Power Consumption
  • Price


A special designed Aprilaire 1610 for special installations where space may be an issue.