Coway’s old model is still an absolute looker and there’s still plenty of gas in the tank if you’re considering it as your next best air purifier in 2019, even though many Coway newer devices are available. Today, we will make a Coway AP-1512HH Review to see why you still want to stick with this air purifier.
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- Awesome technology
- Innovative design
- Amazing performance
- The top light can’t be turned off
- The ionizer emits a little ozone
Coway is the number one Korean brand for air purifiers not without a reason. With nearly 30 years in this industry, this brand is a symbol to life-care service sector in Korea. They also are ranked 1st in Korea Consumer Electronics Market Share & Brand Awareness. A well-known brand is always the first reason people look at when buying a product of technology. Coway AP-1512HH, in fact, meets every demand a person would need for their home air quality. Let’s find out in our Coway AP-1512HH Review.
Coway AP-1512HH Price
Just like Winix, another Korean brand, Coway targets a very wide range of consumers ranging from normal low-range devices to premium high-end air purifiers. We could easily understand the trend of these South Korea manufacturers, to bring the air purifiers to every class with their own preferences.
Coway AP-1512HH stands among low-range budget air purifiers segment, with an attractive price of around $260. The device is available in two colors – a dark black and a bright white. If you are looking for a comparison, you should check the Honeywell HPA300 and Blueair Sense +. They both have the same performance with this Coway AP-1512HH.
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Coway AP-1512HH Design and Size
Well, it’s like Coway make drastic changes to their industrial design every year, if not want to say many changes in one year.
And that’s exactly the case here. Coway AP-1512HH only shares same idea design with the low level AP-0512NH. Frankly, this doesn’t bother me in the slightest. The Coway AP-1512HH was already one of the best-looking air purifiers around.
Both the front and back are covered in plastic, and if compare to Winix 5500-2 or Coway AP-0512NH, Coway AP-1512HH looks much more luxury. Place the Coway AP-1512HH next to an iPod and you’d be surprise to see the similarity. Under the steel plate of the front, there are many intake air vent to help bring the polluted air in.
Also, we will have 5 function buttons on top of this air purifier. Like any other classic air purifiers, Coway AP-1512HH has an air outlet on top to release the fresh air out to your environment.
Coway didn’t change the classic design of Korean air purifiers with two handles at each side. However with 12.3 lbs, this air purifier is on par with Levoit LV-PUR131 in weight and is lighter than lots of Korean brand air purifiers like Winix WAC9500 or Winix 5500-2. Interesting, Coway AP-1512HH also brings us a feel of small, with both the height and depth are 14.8″. That’s why this air purifier is suitable for a small room, mostly bedroom.
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Coway AP-1512HH Filters
Close to perfection. That’s the best way to describe the filtration power of Coway AP-1512HH.
At low-range segment, most of air purifier manufacturer needs to sacrifice something – the air filter, the noise level or the fan power. Within the Coway AP-1512HH, amazingly, there is no sacrifice at all. To compete against Winix with their signature PlasmaWave Technology, Coway added enough air purification process to be at mid-range level. Let’s have a look in the 4-stage filtration of Coway AP-1512HH:
- Pre-filter – A washable pre-filter will help you capture the large particles of contaminants, from pet hair, human hair and mold. Keep in mind that this pre-filter is washable and therefore, is permanent to use.
- Activated Carbon Filter – This 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.
- Ionic Technology – Vital ionize boosts the cleaning power and freshens the air. Can be switched on/off.
Not much has really changed from the power of Coway air purifiers, but this still holds up as the best True HEPA air purifiers in the world. We have tested many air purifiers in the same low-range and will confirm the power of Coway AP-1512HH is top-notch. It can be compared with the power of the well-known Honeywell HPA300 and even the mid-range Honeywell HPA600B. This great 4-stage air filtration is even greater than the Amazon’s Choice air purifiers like Winix 5500-2 and Levoit LV-PUR131.
Having an ionic feature in your air purifier is a reason to create ozone and irritate asthma and respiratory issues. And it seems ozone emission level of Coway AP-1512HH is worse than Rabbit Air to handle it. So if your health is affected by ozone, you should think again before buying Coway AP-1512HH.
You need to replace the True HEPA filter once per year and the Activated Carbon filter once every 6 months. Luckily, the cost of filter replacement for Coway AP-1512HH is only about $45.
In fact, we were using two Coway AP-1512HH at both our home and our office. The symptoms of serious allergies had reduced significantly in a short time. There is not a slightest sign of asthma when using the ionizer within this device, so don’t worry.
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Coway AP-1512HH Room Coverage
In the US and a few other territories, a powerful air purifier must be the one cover a huge area space. That’s why all air purifier brands from the US aim directly at large room. We could find Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 with a 300 sq ft, or Honeywell HPA300 with no less than 465 sq ft.
With a same price with Levoit LV-PUR131, Coway AP-1512HH can cover effectively a room of 360 sq ft. Consider the price could drop about $60 to $70, and is way much cheaper than other US brands, we satisfy with this room coverage without doubt.
The ACH of Coway AP-1512HH is 4X. This specs is as powerful as the rival Korean air purifier brand – Winix. More air changes per hour result in more frequently your room will be cleaned.
The CADR of Coway AP-1512HH is also impressive, with 246 Dust/ 233 Smoke/ 240 Pollen (cfm). One again, Coway is even with Winix in terms of power. CADR tells exactly how well an air purifier can clean the air within a particular size room and if you concern of the power of your air purifier, you should choose Coway AP-1512HH right away.
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Coway AP-1512HH Sound
As an air purifier designed for bedroom, Coway AP-1512HH must meet the strict requirements to not be noisy. With only 3 fan settings and a lowest noise level of 24.4 db, this air purifier is much better than the Best Seller Levoit LV-H132 – one of the best air purifiers for bedroom.
With nearly 1/3 the price of the Rabbit Air MinusA2, Coway AP-1512HH proves that how we could have a silent yet powerful air purifier. You should now understand why this device is the Top voted for best air purifiers in last year.
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Coway AP-1512HH Power Consumption
One of our most FAQ is “Do air purifier 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 power consumption of Coway AP-1512HH could be as low as 4.9W, thanks to the fantastic Eco Mode. It is safe to say that Coway AP-1512HH is the most energy-saving air purifier in the market today. Even the number one brand in energy-saving – Rabbit Air just reach 5W at lowest setting. However for the trade off, the highest setting will consume more energy to increase the air purification process.
Let’s think for a minute, for like 8 hours of using per day, it would normally cost you from only $20 to $40 per year.
Coway AP-1512HH Additional Features
Personally, we would like a lot more additional features on an air purifier. Though Coway unveiled many new air purifiers at the moment, if you want a quick-fire look at the Coway AP-1512HH, we’ve got you covered. In short, our Coway AP-1512HH Review will tell you that it’s still a great air purifier with many features.
One good thing will never be changed from Korean devices is tons of featuring functions. Both Winix and Coway are well-known for their up-to-date features on their air purifiers. You need a Smart Sensor to have you automatically select the most proper mode for your room, or a timer to set up on your own? Then Coway AP-1512HH will cover all of these functions.
As we stated clearly in Power consumption part, Coway AP-1512HH brings out the unique Eco Mode, to help further boost the power of Smart Sensor, and reduce the power consumption to as low as possible. This feature is really gold for anyone who are worrying about the annual electric bill.
It uses an intuitive air quality indicator, too. Also, this device features two LED filter replacement indicator for True HEPA and Activated Carbon filter, respectively.
Coway AP-1512HH 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.
Coway AP-1512HH has finished one year after being awarded as the Best Air Purifier by many famous organizations, but it is still a good performer in the market at the moment. Coway has just raised the bar for every other low-range air purifiers. Simply put, if you want to buy a new air purifier within $200 right now, this is the one to pick.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
Easily the best low-range air purifier around right now. The Coway AP-1512HH genuinely feels like it could surpass even the mid-range machines in purifying air.