The Kenmore 83394 Small Room is the entry-level air purifier of this company, and it is a mixed bag of an air purifier. Honestly I like it, because this is one of a few air purifiers accepted by both the Energy Star and AHAM. But what should we expect about this device? Find out in our Kenmore 83394 Small Room Air Purifier Review.
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- Versatile design
- Excellent price for performance
- Energy Star rating
- Easily out of stock
- Hard to find filter replacement
Kenmore started as a Chicago-based sewing machine company, founded in 1913. At the moment, the company is owned by Transformco, so most of Kenmore air purifier products can be found on Sears. Okay, it’s time for our first Kenmore 83394 Small Room Review.
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Kenmore 83394 Small Room Price
While the Kenmore 83394 Small Room is certainly one of the best budget air purifiers available – the question everyone wants to answer is: where can I buy one?
Well, Kenmore 83394 is one of a few air purifiers to achieve the certification from both the Energy Star and AHAM, and it serves in low-range market. The official price tag of Kenmore 83394 Small Room is only $119, making this air purifier the smallest one in Kenmore family.
It serves like the Honeywell HPA100, AeraMax 100 and TruSens Z-1000 in other American air purifier families, yet it has significant advantage in the price. However, it seems the Kenmore 83394 is difficult to get in many well-known e-retailers, and I doubt that you can get one after finishing this review.
You should be aware of the rising of many affordable air purifiers at the moment, and while they don’t get qualification from the Energy Star, they’re all tested strictly in Breathe Quality. Hereby I introduce to you the Levoit Vital 100, Airthereal APH260 and VEVA ProHEPA 9000, which are the best alternatives for the Kenmore 83394 Small Room air purifier.
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Kenmore 83394 Small Room Design and Size
Unpacking the Kenmore 83394, you get the sense that it is designed for fun and not as much stick to the old design for console air purifier. Yes, the Kenmore 83394 can be placed vertically and horizontally alike. This design is shared between Kenmore family, for both the bigger Kenmore 83395 and Kenmore 83396.
However, the Kenmore 83394 retains the very nature of an American air purifier device, as it marks as the smallest model of Kenmore. It has the height of only 14.4 inches and the width of 12 inches, so it is meant to fit anywhere in your home.
Set the practical part aside and you can love the air purifier. Kenmore 83394 feels like a modern air purifier, with its small side air grills and stylish design language. It strongly resembles the bigger GermGuardian AC5900WCA, and because I love GermGuardian device, I think I kinda like the Kenmore family.
Kenmore 83394 Small Room runs the traditional bottom-to-top air flow system concept, or a fun bottom-to-front one, depending on how you place the air purifier.
Its top control panel is simple, but it is very easy to read and monitor. Honestly, I like a control panel like this.
The Kenmore 83394 Small Room weighs 9.7 lbs, and thanks to the convenient handle, you can lift it anywhere you want.
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Kenmore 83394 Small Room Filters
Kenmore 83394 is a simple air purifier with only 3-stage air cleaning system, which is certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
- Pre-filter – A pre-filter is attached with Activated Carbon filter, so it can both trap the large pollutants and odors.
- True HEPA filter – The Kenmore 83394 uses a True HEPA filter to capture 99.97% of airborne asthma and allergy triggering contaminates as small as 0.3 microns.
- Ionizer – It adds another stage of air filtration, to increase the overall performance. Can be switched on/off.
Kenmore 83394 Small Room works like a charm in room of 100 square feet, as it can trap 99.9% of any particles down to 0.3 microns. You should notice that this was also the performance of the Vornado AC350, and it was behind the Levoit Core 300 and Okaysou AirMax8L. It was still better than the old Envion Four Seasons FS200, but this old machine featured both heater and humidifier, which targeted a different group of customers.
You need to change the HEPA filter every 6 months, and the filter is quite expensive at $24. Remember to look for the filter model 83187 for this Kenmore 83394 Small Room.
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Kenmore 83394 Room Coverage
The Kenmore 83394 Small Room, right at its name, is suggested for only small rooms, up to 162 square feet.
The ACH of Kenmore 83394 is 4X. This ACH rating means it will exchange the air in your room every 15 minutes.
The CADR of Kenmore 83394 is 111 Dust/ 105 Smoke/ 117 Pollen (cfm).
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Kenmore 83394 Small Room Sound
Interestingly, all Kenmore air purifiers can keep the same whisper-quiet operation. It will be a gold feature in the flagship Kenmore 83396 Large Room, and less impressive in our today unit.
The truth is, with the noise level of only 29 decibels (db), the Kenmore 83394 Small Room is very silent, just like the whisper. On highest speed, the Kenmore 83394 runs at only 50 decibels, and I believe it could be one of the best options for your bedroom.
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Kenmore 83394 Small Room 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.
Yes, Kenmore 83394 Small Room is an Energy Star air purifier, and to achieve this certification, the air purifier must deliver a good CADR/watt rating. Its power consumption is 49 watts, and you don’t need to pay much for such rated power.
If you use the Kenmore 83394 Small Room for 8 hours per day, you need to pay $17.5 annually.
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Kenmore 83394 Small Room Additional Features
Kenmore 83394 Small Room is a basic air purifier, with not too much to make you say wow. It has a simple Timer setting, to help schedule the time off after 1, 2 or 4 hours. You can also find the LED indicators for filter replacement, to remind you when to change the air filter.
For a budget air purifier, you may think that you can’t expect more. However, if you get the SilverOnyx or Airthereal ADH80 instead, you will get a real Smart Sensor. The best part? These air purifiers are more likely to be available online.
Kenmore 83394 Small Room Customer Service
Kenmore is a big brand from Transform SR Brands LLC, and the company is selling Kenmore product even to overseas markets, so they really care about the customer service. If you have any questions, you can choose to call 844-553-6667 or live chat with Sears team.
Moreover, you should call 800-479-6351 for the customer care service, or ask for Sears Home Service, to get help right at your home. Yes, if you get a Kenmore air purifier, you will be fully backed up with the most available customer service.
Kenmore air purifiers are covered by a 1-year warranty, but if you ask for a refund, you can do it 30 days from the date of delivery or installation.
Kenmore 83394 Small Room is only the entry-level air purifier of this company, yet there are a lot of reasons to buy it. It appeals anyone who wants a certified air purifier, but doesn’t have much in pocket.
Well, the only thing I can’t complain is its availability, and if the air purifier happens to be out of stock when you read this review, don’t hesitate to choose other alternatives.
It is quite good, but it’s hard to buy one.