The better version of old Inofia PM1619 is here, with a new design concept, though I don’t think it is better. Our today Inofia PM1320 is still too expensive for its real value, making it hard to recommend in the aggressively competitive air purifier market. Why I can say that? Let’s find out in our Inofia PM1320 Review.
Updated: The most popular air purifiers from this brand are the Inofia PM1539 and especially, Inofia PM1608. The latter is tested and certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to meet electrical safety and limited ozone emissions.
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- Quite silent operation
- Decent HEPA filter
- Weak fan power
- No CARB certification
- Low value for the price
Again, Inofia brings a weak contender for a competitive playground. The Inofia PM1320, with not so much fan power or innovative air filtration, is not really what you should try to buy. Perhaps you need to read this Inofia PM1320 Review, and even if you are a fan of their mattresses and pillows, the air purifier is another story.
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Inofia PM1320 Price
Inofia never has a clarification of how they named their devices. We will never know why the more expensive Inofia PM1320 has a smaller number than the previous Inofia PM1619. Things happen again for their flagships – the Inofia PM1539 and Inofia PM1608.
It is the low-end air purifier of the Inofia family, however, at $249 it’s not exactly that cheap, especially when we compare its specs to others with lower price point. In fact, we have air purifiers with low specs in this price range, for example the Oransi Finn or Philips 1000i. But the Oransi comes with an additional UV-C light filter to help kill mold spores and viruses, while the Philips has great smart features, then we don’t know what the advantages of our today Inofia PM1320 are.
For the same price, you can buy the Coway AP-1512HH or Honeywell HPA300 instead. These devices are among the best air purifiers in the world, with excellent price/performance ratio. Even for a reason you don’t choose these aforementioned air purifiers, the AeraMax 300 and Blue Pure 211 are available, and I really don’t know how the anonymous Inofia PM1320 has a chance to compete against.
The result, you can guess easily, Inofia removed the Inofia PM1320 on their website entirely. You can only buy it from the official supplier on Amazon as below. Again, I hope you should check other devices instead.
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Inofia PM1320 Design and Size
We can easily know the design concept behind the Inofia PM1320, the well-known Honeywell HPA300 is certainly the inspiration. It doesn’t have the whole body’s grills, or the air grill is placed a bit front rather than back, but we still have the same bottom-to-top air flow system concept, and even the familiar curves from both sides.
The Inofia PM1320 chooses the white color as its main tone, and though it is made from plastic, it gives a better feeling for the quality than the predecessor. It’s a lot more assured, too, which tries to avoid looking like a bland, anonymous budget air purifier by plastering its back with a faux brushed metal finish.
While keeping the same height of 23 inches, the device is thicker with 17 inches in width. The device is also heavier, as it weighs 23.4 lbs. We will have a handle just in the same location as the Inofia PM1619, to help us move this device around home.
The Inofia PM1320 is the first model of this family to show off the Smart Sensor, and it will display via an LED screen on top control panel. Other buttons are made minimalism, neatly around the top air outlet.
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Inofia PM1320 Filters
When we check the performance of an air purifier, we need to know about the air filter types, as well as the quantity and quality of these air filters inside the device. After passing the front air inlet of Inofia PM1320, contaminants must get through a 2-stage air cleaning system as below.
- True HEPA filter – First, all the contaminants will contact the HEPA filter, which removes 99.97% of all airborne particles down to 0.3 microns such as dust, dust mites, pet hair, pet dander, pollen and mold spores.
- Activated Carbon filter – With the layer of carbon filter, this air purifier can adsorb the odors and smells from kitchen, pet and smoke.
Filtration technology is always not an advantage of small air purifier brands, as the manufacturer will try to use the same filter over and over again for all their products. The air filter of Inofia PM1320 basically share all the same elements with the old one, and I don’t expect it to perform better.
In the test for a larger room than previous test of Inofia PM1619, which is a 150-sq-ft room, I let the Inofia PM1320 run against the Levoit LV-H135 and Winix P300. As you can see from the chart below, the Inofia PM1320 was the worst performer, with the efficiency of only 99.9% for trapping any airborne particles down to 0.3 microns. The result is still acceptable, but come on, you can get better air purifiers with the same price.
Again, in the U.S, you can only buy the filter replacement from the most popular retailers like Amazon. The air filter needs to be replaced every 3 to 6 months, meaning it has a shorter life span than most others.
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Inofia PM1320 Room Coverage
The Chinese air purifier company seems like they love to show off the room coverage of their products. They suggested to use the Inofia PM1320 for a room of 800 square feet, which is similar to the high-end products like Rabbit Air MinusA2 or Alen BreatheSmart FIT50.
The ACH of Inofia PM1320 is 2X to 4X. On highest speed, the air purifier will clean your room every 15 minutes.
The CADR of Inofia PM1320 is 153 cfm in general. This CADR rating is really, really low for the suggested room size, and I believe you should only use it for room up to 200 square feet. Otherwise, the efficiency will drop significantly.
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Inofia PM1320 Sound
Fortunately, Inofia PM1320 keeps the great quiet operation from the previous model. It could easily be the best selling point of this product, and keeping the same low noise level while improving the fan power deserves a compliment.
The noise level of Inofia PM1320 is ranging from 27 decibels to 48 decibels (db). These specs are better than most common air purifiers in the market, and you can sleep or work well with this air purifier.
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Inofia PM1320 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.
To use the Inofia PM1320, you must pay more for the energy bill than the previous Inofia PM1619, as the rated power of this air purifier is 70 watts at the highest setting. Again, the power consumption is too high for an air purifier with low fan speed, and I believe Inofia PM1320 will never be rated with Energy Star.
If you run the Inofia PM1320 for at least 8 hours per day, you will need to pay $25 each year.
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Inofia PM1320 Additional Features
The Inofia PM1320 is the top-level air purifier in low-range segment of the Chinese company, and clearly, Inofia doesn’t want to miss the staple Smart Sensor for this $249 air purifier. Smart Sensor can analyze ambient air quality, then it will visually display on the LED screen on top control panel. If you turn the Auto Mode on, the Inofia PM1320 can automatically adapts to its surroundings by adjusting fan speeds based on the room’s air quality. This feature is must-have on the modern air purifiers, and with this function Inofia PM1320 scores one point over even the well-known air purifiers like Honeywell HPA300 or Blue Pure 211.
Just like the predecessor, you get the familiar features like a customized Sleep Mode, to reduce the noise level to the lowest, as well as turn off all the lights from indicator. In addition, there are settings like basic Timer and LED indicator for filter replacement, which are nice to have.
Inofia PM1320 Customer Service
Though the Inofia website is not well-designed, it is pretty useful to check all the information for your customer service.
Inofia is only a small air purifier brand, but they can offer you with standard delivery service. You can track your order using Inofia website, and actually, we would want to know when and where to receive our products, then this additional service is great.
Of course, you can contact them anytime via email at email@example.com, or live chat with them directly for any further issues. The air purifier comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, as well as a great 2-year warranty. It seems Inofia really commits to deliver the friendly and fast support for the best shopping experience of customers.
The Inofia PM1320 is quiet, and it has an air sensor for Auto Mode, but lots of air purifiers like Coway AP-1512HH, AeraMax 300 or Levoit LV-H133 can do the same thing, but with a lot higher performance than this air purifier. Again, I understand why Inofia removed the device from their original website.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
A decent air purifier with an overpriced cost.