Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is another unavailable air purifier of this brand at the moment. Yet another unknown air purifier from Bionaire, resembling a lot like the Holmes HAP716-NU, only without a True HEPA filter at first. Well, we make the Bionaire BAP825WO-NU Review to help you know why you should avoid this air purifier.
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- Overall decent build
- Good customer service
- No True HEPA filter
- Low performance
As a subsidiary of The Holmes Group, Bionaire is now a brand mainly for Canada. Their products mostly resemble the Holmes air purifiers, but they still have two good tower air purifiers of their own. The Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is another name for the well-known Holmes HAP716-NU, but without a True HEPA filter. Now, back to the Bionaire BAP825WO-NU Review, right?
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Bionaire BAP825WO-NU Price
The Bionaire BAP825WO-NU can be found at the same price as the Holmes HAP716-NU, which is $89 for a HEPA-type version. Right at the price section, we have a clear reason to refuse to buy this device. You can easily select the Holmes HAP424-NU or Holmes HAP9422-NUA with a much lower price, but remaining the same tower appearance.
The price of this Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is a major drawback among its own family, and looking outside, we have a lot of potential alternatives in this price range, and they are all newer than our today unit. For example, you should check the Levoit Vista 200, AeraMax 100 or VEVA 8000 Elite Pro. In these new air purifiers, you will experience great True HEPA filter, as well as a bunch of new fancy additional features.
Again, just like the Bionaire BAP756-U, it is hard to find an available Bionaire BAP825WO-NU right now, mostly because of its ridiculous price tag. Here is the most popular deal at the time of writing, but you may find it unavailable when you read our review. So check it carefully.
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Bionaire BAP825WO-NU Design and Size
Again, there are not many differences from the Holmes HAP716-NU. It’s still a standard tower air purifier with the height of 28 inches, standing on a good base and having a decent build. This Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is also attached with a cheap plate to cover the air intake grill, which is made perforated to help capture the large objects of pollutants like hair or fur.
For the difference, we have a new control panel on top of this Bionaire BAP825WO-NU. Instead of using the manual switch, this air purifier uses the functional buttons. For a cheap device like the Bionaire BAP825WO-NU, the buttons are hard to press, though they are quite big and clear to use.
The Bionaire BAP825WO-NU weighs only 13 lbs, which is the common weight of a 28-inch tower air purifier.
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Bionaire BAP825WO-NU Filters
To decide the performance of one air purifier, you will need to know about the quantity and quality of its air filters, as well as the air filter types are used. The Bionaire BAP825WO-NU uses the similar 2-stage air cleaning system from tower air purifier devices.
- HEPA-type filter – It is not a True HEPA filter, and the quality is much inferior. But the air filter from Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is said to clean 99% of any particles down to 2 microns in size.
- Ionizer – Emits negative ions bind with airborne smoke, dust and pollen to form larger particles that are more easily captured, which complies the standard safety of CARB completely.
Using the same old air filter from Holmes, Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is expected to perform equal to things like Holmes HAP424-NU or Holmes HAP9422-NUA. Test it against its own kind, in a room of 150 square feet and duration of 1 hour, the Bionaire BAP825WO-NU had an efficiency of only 82% for trapping particles down to 0.3 microns. To increase the efficiency, you should aim for the Bionaire BAP535UV-U or Bionaire BAP536UV-U, as they have the support of UV-C light filter.
You can use the air filter HAPF30AT HEPA-type filter in this Bionaire BAP825WO-NU, which costs you $17 for 6 months of use. I believe that the True HEPA HAPF300APD is also suitable for this air purifier, but it will cost you $44 for a pack of two air filters. But it can increase the efficiency of Bionaire BAP825WO-NU from 88% to 98%, which is 10% in difference.
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Bionaire BAP825WO-NU Room Coverage
Just like other slim tower air purifiers of The Holmes Group, this Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is suggested to use in a room of 180 square feet.
The ACH of Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is 4X. Another air purifier to clean your room every 15 minutes.
The CADR of Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is 80 cfm in general.
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Bionaire BAP825WO-NU Sound
Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is bigger, and for an air purifier with more powerful fan, we can’t expect the good quiet operation like the previous Bionaire BAP1412D-U.
So to say, the noise level of this air purifier at the highest setting is about 55 decibels (db). It is not too high, though it is audible and you can’t completely ignore the sound. I guess you should put the air purifier at least 100 feet from you to avoid the loud noise operation, especially when you run it on highest speed.
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Bionaire BAP825WO-NU 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 how much energy this air purifier will consume.
We will have a power consumption of 90 watts in this Bionaire BAP825WO-NU. It may have better fan power than even the GermGuardian AC4825, or nearly same fan power as the more expensive PureZone, however, the power consumption of this Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is just too high to accept.
For running the Bionaire BAP825WO-NU 8 hours per day, you need to pay for $32 each year.
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Bionaire BAP825WO-NU Additional Features
The Bionaire BAP825WO-NU is a standard tower air purifier of this company, and you shouldn’t expect much about the additional features from an old brand. To be precise, there is nothing to use in this air purifier, aside from a staple filter life indicator.
Bionaire BAP825WO-NU Customer Service
The Bionaire is one major subsidiary under the name of The Holmes Group, but the customer service is not as good as the main brand. Now, the Bionaire is owned by Sunbeam Products Inc, which was itself acquired by Jarden Corporation.
So, for most parts, the way to contact customer service of Bionaire is similar to Holmes, either by filling in the information at their Contact page, or calling them via phone at 800-253-2764.
They have good delivery option, with standard shipping rate to be from $6 to $40, depending on the order amount. At the time of writing, they also provide a Free Shipping for any orders over $50. There is a return policy for the Bionaire air purifiers, just like Holmes air purifiers, as you can return your item within 30 days of receipt for an exchange or refund of the purchase price, for any reason.
Most importantly, all Bionaire air purifiers are warranted with 5-year warranty, which is the best offer for a low-range lineup.
There are a lot of reasons not to buy this Bionaire BAP825WO-NU. It is overpriced for a HEPA-type only air purifier, the features are old and boring, high power consumption and above all, its availability is non-existent. If you just only love this company, I suggest you to have a look at the Holmes HAP716-NU instead.
Low-end device, and its price is now suitable for a lot of better air purifiers.