The Coway AIRMEGA 150 has an assortment of features you’d usually pay more for, but its fan power will be lower. For anyone who prefer a smaller model for their bedrooms, perhaps they should read our today Coway AIRMEGA 150 Review to check this wonderful air purifier.
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- Low, low price
- Appealing design
- Good air sensor
- Still only has dust sensor
- Higher air filter cost
Coway could be the best South Korean air purifier manufacturer at the moment, winning Korea Consumer Electronics Market Share & Brand Awareness 1st prize. The company brings just a couple of units to compete in the United States market, but it is enough to make them No.1 choices for air purifiers. In our today Coway AIRMEGA 150 Review, let’s review the most affordable Coway product, which replaces the old Coway AP-0512NH.
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Coway AIRMEGA 150 Price
You usually get what you pay for when it comes to air purifiers, but the AIRMEGA 150 is one of the very few air purifiers that your low budget should afford. Don’t expect miracles at this price, but the Coway’s quality manages to reach respectability in all the areas that matter most.
The Coway AIRMEGA 150 won’t let you down if you’re keen to spend as little as possible on your next air purifier purchase. Yes, at $189 and always in stock, the Coway AIRMEGA 150 will be the device you need for your small or medium-sized room.
This air purifier will be a great competitor to many successful devices in market like the LivePure Apsen, Hunter HP700, Bissell air220, Vornado AC550 and Medify MA-25. However, if you love an air purifier with more Smart features, you should get the Levoit LV-PUR131S instead.
We hope that the Coway AIRMEGA 150 will take the ‘budget’ label just about as far as it can go, even for a brand like Coway – one of the first names we think of when it comes to famous budget Coway AP-1512HH that manage to offer decent value, successfully mixing low prices with respectable performance. This will be the answer of Coway to its biggest competitor – Winix that sold new Winix AM80 at very low price.
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Coway AIRMEGA 150 Design and Size
This is one of the cheapest air purifiers around full stop, and everything else in this review has to be weighed against that. You haven’t forgotten the low, low price of this air purifier, have you? Because we’re going to keep mentioning it. For a handset that’s as light on the wallet as this one, the Coway AIRMEGA 150 doesn’t look bad at all, though you’re not suddenly going to confuse it for a premium-level device.
Of course, with the cheaper devices being more beautiful, Coway can’t keep the old design of Coway AP-1512HH into any new products. The Coway AIRMEGA 150 looks exactly like the latest models of Winix – Winix AM90 and AM80.
The perforated holes leads the way, which is a sensible balance between being able to capture large dust and actually be good-looking. As is the norm on the sub-$200 air purifiers we’ve tried, you get a basic plastic housing, running the bottom-to-top air flow system concept. Don’t think the common concept is bad, as more than 90% of current air purifiers are using this airflow direction.
This design is a winner of three international design awards, naming Good Design Award, IF Design Award and Finalist in 2020. The compact design can fit in any space, because the AIRMEGA 150 has a smaller size at 18 x 13.4 x 6.5 (inches). In fact, it has smaller footprint than any other Coway’s models.
It has 3 color options: Dove White (which is our today unit), Peony Pink and Sage Green. I will put a link to the green color option, so you can check whether it is your favorite color.
Top control panel of this AIRMEGA 150 is aesthetic and simple, and I believe you will love it more than the old AP-1512HH model. There are only 3 buttons, but that’s enough to control this device.
It’s not going to embarrass you with a little more weight than common bedroom-centric air purifiers, at 12 lbs. It is in fact similar to the Levoit LV-PUR131, and it is lighter than even the common Winix 5500-2.
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Coway AIRMEGA 150 Filters
The air filtration system of Coway AIRMEGA 150 is fine, and because we love the quality of the old Coway AP-1512HH, I truly believe in the 3-stage air purification system of this air purifier.
- Pre-filter – A extract-type washable pre-filter will help you capture the large particles of contaminants, from pet hair, human hair and mold. It is easy to remove, so you can maintain your unit easily. Slide out, rinse, and hang to dry.
- Activated Carbon Filter – This deodorization filter works its best to deodorize and trap harmful gas to keep your place fresh and odor-free.
- True HEPA filter – The high-performance composite True HEPA Filter that captures 99.97% of down to 0.3 microns allergens, virus particles, pollen, mold and fungi particles. It has an antibacterial back to prevent bacteria and mold spores to grow on.
Without the ionizer, the Coway AIRMEGA 150 is fine with a natural anti-bacterial treatment. You are absolutely not going to prefer this traditional multi-layered air filtration to a all-in-one filter, but 3 separate air filters normally lead to better performance.
In compare with the Filtrete FAP-T03BA-G2, Sharp FP-K50UW and Honeywell HPA200, the AIRMEGA 150 has a slightly lower performance, due to its lower fan power. In a room of 150 square feet, the result of 99.92% is not bad, however.
The only drawback of this high-quality air filter is its cost. Yes, the AIRMEGA 150’s filter (AP-1019C) costs $45, and it can last only 1 year. It seems Coway has raised the filter cost for all of their models.
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Coway AIRMEGA 150 Room Coverage
Coway AIRMEGA 150 is recommended to use in room of 214 square feet, suggested by the manufacturer. Its room coverage is only suitable for the pollen type (largest object of pollutants).
The ACH of Coway AIRMEGA 150 is 4X. This air purifier will clean your room every 15 minutes.
The CADR of Coway AIRMEGA 150 is 161 Dust/ 138 Smoke/ 219 Pollen (cfm). With low Smoke CADR, the air purifier is only recommended for personal use in small room.
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Coway AIRMEGA 150 Sound
One of the advantages of a lower fan power is of course lower noise level, and at 24 decibels (db), you won’t hear anything from this Coway AIRMEGA 150.
The maximum noise level of this air purifier is just 48.3 db, which is a lot better than the Coway AP-1512HH. It seems the air purifier will be a better candidate for the best air purifier for bedroom, if only it has better performance.
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Coway AIRMEGA 150 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.
The AIRMEGA 150 features the signature Eco Mode (but Coway won’t tell you), making it a great low-energy air purifier. At just 35 watts, this air purifier can run 24/7 without burning your bill.
If you’re going to use the Coway AIRMEGA 150 for 8 hours per day, you only need to pay $12.5 per year.
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Coway AIRMEGA 150 Additional Features
AIRMEGA 150 does what Coway AP-1512HH did best, introducing the Auto Mode that changes the fan speed according to the air quality, thanks to the dust air sensor. Real-time monitoring keeps you informed of the status of your air quality, also you can turn off the light if you need to sleep.
The Eco Mode is hidden inside the Coway AIRMEGA 150, so the air purifier will turn off when it track good air quality within 30 minutes. This feature is perfect at keeping the power consumption as low as possible.
Finally, we have LED indicators for filter replacement. This feature will keep reminding you when to change the filter for optimal performance.
Coway AIRMEGA 150 Customer Service
As one of the top electronic brands in Korea, Coway is somehow as huge as Samsung. This brand not only carries out clean innovations for the customers, Coway also delivers their direction as Coway Trust. That’s why Coway always strongly focus on their customers and community. With global subsidiaries and regional dealerships that serves over 60 countries, you should believe in the 3-year warranty for every product from Coway brand.
Moreover, you can contact them via phone at 800-285-0982, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Normally, they will try to contact you back within 24 hours.
The Coway AIRMEGA 150 is a solid air purifier at an excellent price. It’s not necessarily a case of five stars for the flagship air purifier and one star for the budget one, because you have to factor in how much you’re spending. In the case of this air purifier, you get all the additional feature of the better, at much lower price.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
AIRMEGA 150 is a perfect budget option of Coway’s lineup.
Coway AIRMEGA 150 Air Purifier: Trusted Review in 2021
Coway AIRMEGA 150 Reviews and Specs (Air Purifier Trusted Reviews in 2021). ✓ Cleaning Power: True HEPA ✓ Room: 214 sq ft ✓ Value: 4.5/5 ✓ Certified Review.
Product Brand: Coway
Product Currency: USD
Product Price: 189
Product In-Stock: InStock