The Envion Therapure TPP220 is simply a great combination of its predecessors, but with double the charging price. It is excellent with that new air filtration system, however, still far from perfect. Let’s find out in our Envion Therapure TPP220 Review.
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- The first complete form of Envion products
- More sophisticated control panel
- Not a True HEPA filter
- Not really worth your money
- A bit noisy
Envion comes with another Therapure air purifier, again, and this time they decided to make an air purifier with good orientation for later products. Envion Therapure TPP220 may not be the best deal at the moment, but if you have time to look at the Envion army, you will easily see it as a good start. Okay, get ready for the Envion Therapure TPP220 Review.
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Envion Therapure TPP220 Price
It’s easy to forget, but just a few years ago it looked as if Envion, or Holmes or even Bionaire would take over the world of air purifiers. These companies have established more air purifiers than any other brands, with products in many of local stores for customers to choose.
They don’t follow the trend to sell the products well on Amazon at the moment, and with the air purifiers having only HEPA-type instead of True HEPA filter, Envion isn’t a good buy for long. The brand is now just a subsidiary of the Swiss company Boneco, ending the legacy of one old air purifier brand.
The Envion Therapure TPP220 is the first of the family’s second generation, following up by the Envion Therapure TPP230 and Envion Therapure TPP240. Its price is also the most affordable, with only $99 in the official website. It is also pricier than the entry-level of Ionic Pro Series – Envion Ionic Pro CA200.
With double the price of both predecessors – Therapure TPP50 and Therapure TPP100, the Envion Therapure TPP220 sets itself in a more aggressive competition. The 2019 releases of Levoit Core 300 and Levoit Vista 200 are the most anticipated ones right now, and you can’t ignore the AeraMax 100 or PureZone with the same price. More or less, there is no reason to buy the Envion Therapure TPP220 at the moment, but it’s your choice, and our mission is to give you the best deal as possible.
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Envion Therapure TPP220 Design and Size
Now Envion is back, and back in a big way. The Envion Therapure TPP220 is really a colorful product, and you can select from not two, but six different color options. It is a lot better than the first Envion Therapure TPP50, which has only 2 color options. You can get your hand on the Black, White, Blue, Green, Orange and Red. For example, below is a white version of this Envion Therapure TPP220.
The Envion Therapure TPP220 is a chunky monobloc device but weighing in at just over 5.2 lbs, is actually much more manageable than many other air purifier rivals. It also keeps its dimensions trim with the height of only 15 inches, being shorter than even a Blue Pure 411.
This air purifier will have a new back-to-front air flow system concept, to match the new tower design. The air inlet grill is also where you find the locking latch, to unlock and open the air purifier for filter replacement. The front air outlet is made of large grills, and I believe that Envion is happy to settle down on this concept.
Envion Therapure TPP220 also uses the knob to change the fan speeds. We will have one button to turn on the UV lamp, as well as another indicator to tell us if the UV light is on. The front light on indicator makes the whole air purifier beautiful to use at night.
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Envion Therapure TPP220 Filters
To decide the performance of one air purifier, normally we will check its air filter types, then carefully look for the quality of each air filter. Envion Therapure TPP220 uses the signature 3-stage air cleaning system of this company as below.
- HEPA-type filter – It is not a True HEPA filter, and the quality is much inferior. It is able to capture mold, smoke, germs, bacteria, viruses, common allergens, pet dander & odor from the air in your home.
- UV-C light filter – The Envion Therapure Mini TPP220 can kill germs, bacteria and viruses with the UV lamp. It is certified by California Air Resources Board (CARB) for ozone emissions under safety.
- Photocatalyst filter – A material to support the UV light filter in removing dangerous gasses and toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from the air.
Like I said earlier, the Envion Therapure TPP220 is indeed a combination of both Therapure TPP50 and Therapure TPP100 in terms of air filtration system. It adds a new photocatalyst filter, which is a process occurring when the light source interacts with the pollutants. With TiO2 aid, the photocatalyst filter can decompose the pollutants like gases or VOCs with relatively low cost, and high chemical stability.
I’ve finished a test for the whole family of Envion, and as you can see, the performance of the Envion Therapure TPP220 is the lowest. It is quite reasonable for the most affordable product, as well as the lowest fan power. The test was conducted in a room of 150 square feet, and under 1 hour.
The HEPA-type air filter from Envion Therapure TPP220 is said to be permanent, and you mustn’t wash the air filter by any means. Instead, you should vacuum and clean it with a slightly damp cloth. I’ve found a deal for the HEPA-type air filter, just in case you need for replacement.
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Envion Therapure TPP220 Room Coverage
Envion Therapure TPP220 comes with a better room coverage than the first two models, as it is suggested to use in a room of 210 square feet.
The ACH of Envion Therapure TPP220 is 3x. The new tower air purifier can clean your room every 20 minutes.
The CADR of Envion Therapure TPP220 is 86 Dust/ 83 Smoke/ 80 Pollen (cfm).
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Envion Therapure TPP220 Sound
When running an air purifier with higher fan power, Envion shows clearly many inferior engineering level. The higher fan power from Envion Therapure TPP220 makes a rattling noise, and I’ve received a lot of negative reviews for the loud noise from our today unit.
I’ve measured the noise level of this Envion Therapure TPP220 to be in range of 50 to 60 decibels (db), which is really loud for an air purifier with such low performance. If you are sensitive to the sound, you shouldn’t use the Envion Therapure TPP220 in your bedroom.
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Envion Therapure TPP220 Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” because we need to run an air purifier for a constant long time, and power consumption is really a thing to consider.
The power consumption of Envion Therapure TPP220 is 35 watts, with an additional 3 watts for the UV lamp. This is one great selling point for this air purifier, because you will never worry about the energy bill using it.
Running an Envion Therapure TPP220 for 8 hours per day, and you need to pay just $13 each year.
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Envion Therapure TPP220 Additional Features
Besides the power button and new UV control button, the Envion Therapure TPP220 remains an air purifier with no additional feature. If you love the additional features, I guess you must change to SilverOnyx, AeraMax 100 or Biota Bot MM108, as they all have the most necessary high-end feature – the Smart Sensor.
You want such feature on an Envion product? Then you must pay for $150 more to have the flagship Envion Therapure TPP640. But is it worth such investment?
Envion Therapure TPP220 Customer Service
Envion is a subsidiary of the Swiss brand Boneco, a big air purifier brand with exceptional customer service. You can call the support for any Envion products toll free at 800-875-8577. This is the quickest way to reach the customer service, but if you prefer email, their contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will only enjoy the warranty for the first year since purchase date, and you need to pay for any shipping and processing fee that occur. 1-year warranty is not as good as many other big brands (even Boneco own products have better warranty policy), but it is still better than nothing, right?
The Envion Therapure TPP220 is a good start for a serious air purifier of Envion, but it doesn’t give enough value for the actual money, so we can’t recommend using this device at the moment. Whether you want a true performance or you love the fancy features, the Envion Therapure TPP220 is not the one for you.