Don’t let the design distract you, there’s an impressive air purifier lurking behind the confusing-yet-well-made exterior of Medify MA-14. Let’s see what Medify Air put in their entry-level air purifier, in our latest Medify MA-14 Review.
UPDATED: If you need an air purifier for larger room, you should look for the Medify MA-40, or the flagship Medify MA-112. Or you only look for newer budget options, check the Medify MA-15 and Medify MA-25.
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- High-quality HEPA filter for low budget
- Impressive fan power
- Lifetime warranty
- Comes with Filter Club subscription
- Cheap build
- A bit noisy on high speed
- No carbon filter
Medify Air is only the new kid on the block in American air purifier market, but they quickly gain attention from common folks in need of air cleaning system. The Medify MA-14 is a budget device, and we love it. But to know if it can rival other competitors from Levoit or GermGuardian in this price range, we really need to read this Medify MA-14 Review.
Medify MA-14 Price
At first glance, we can think of the Medify MA-14 as a Winix AM90 – one of the best air purifiers in 2021. However, the brain of this Medify MA-14 can’t compare with the well-known smart air purifier, which the later Medify MA-Smart can.
To compare this too much to a Winix AM90, or even Levoit LV-H135 would be unfair to the genuinely impressive power under the hood of the more expensive air purifiers, but it’s curious that we can have such same design concept in an air purifier with only half the price.
The Medify MA-14 is only $99, which is the price of the lowest-range segment, and the reduced price make path for the next Medify MA-15. It’s a “fashion” device, one for those who want a slightly cheaper air purifier with decent build and some attractive specs. One that you may take a look for, then forget it immediately if you don’t like.
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Medify MA-14 Design and Size
The Medify MA-14 isn’t a strange air purifier, and not even the Winix AM90 did make the design concept of a cubic air purifier for the first time. In fact, you will be familiar with most of the design language of Medify Air from this entry-level air purifier, especially the Medify MA-40 and Medify MA-112.
The body of Medify MA-14 is clean, and there’s only one color available for this cubic air purifier. It makes use of many rectangular holes for the front cover that you can see pictured throughout this review.
The Medify MA-14 measures 12.2 inches in height and 8.3 inches in width. It weighs only 5.3 lbs, so you can grab the device and bring it anywhere in your home. Unlike other air purifiers with such design, the Medify MA-14 has a large base.
You can enjoy the clean air through the usual bottom-to-top air flow system concept of Medify MA-14. The top air outlet is made stylish, with large air grills for maximum air output.
As (mainly) a tabletop and desktop air purifier, the Medify MA-14 places the control panel on front. The buttons are simple and minimalism, making the device more enjoyable to look at.
2020 could be the year of new color trending for air purifiers. The Medify MA-14 is now available to select with black color, prolonging the collection from the Medify MA-25 and Medify MA-40.
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Medify MA-14 Filters
High-quality air filter is one of the main selling points of Medify Air, and even in this entry-level air purifier, you will see a 2-stage air cleaning system as below.
- Pre-filter – A layer of pre-filter covers the True HEPA filter, to prolong the life time of the core filter, by trapping the large objects of pollutants like fur, hair and large dust.
- True HEPA filter – The True HEPA Filter (graded H13) that captures 99.97% of as small as 0.3 microns allergens, virus particles, pollen, mold and fungi particles.
Medify Air is proud to manufacture the standard medical grade of True HEPA filter in their every product. Though not having the Activated Carbon filter like Medify MA-18 or Medify MA-25, our today unit still can remove most of the contaminants out of the air.
I performed a test in a room of 100 square feet, both for the Medify MA-14 and Medify MA-18, in 1 hour. Also, I used many Chinese air purifiers like the Hathaspace, Elechomes EPI236, Inofia PM1619 and Okaysou AirMax8L to help you compare with the air purifiers of Medify Air. As a result, our today unit had a score of 99.9% efficiency for trapping any particles down to 0.3 microns, which is the same as the Vornadobaby Purio and Vornado AC350 in the same price range.
Moreover, the Medify MA-14 doesn’t have a carbon filter, so it can’t adsorb the odors and chemicals.
Medify MA-14 offers a reasonable filter replacement cost for a H13 True HEPA filter, as it is only $39. However, it can only last for 4 months, and I believe that the annual filter cost can cause much headache on you.
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Medify MA-14 Room Coverage
Medify Air is famous for boasting their high fan power by using m3/h for flows unit, distributing among all air purifier products. For the entry-level air purifier of the family, Medify MA-14 is recommended for a room of 200 square feet.
The ACH of Medify MA-14 is 1X to 4X. If the Medify MA-14 does only one exchange in 1 hour, it can cover a space of 470 square feet.
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Medify MA-14 Sound
High fan power requires the special fan to pull highly pressured air, especially when the air purifier uses HEPA filter, so the air can pass through the randomly distributed fibers. Such complicated process makes the fan to run with high noise level.
The Medify MA-14, despite of its low fan power, still runs with high noise level, up to 55 decibels (db) on highest speed. For an air purifier specially made for bedrooms, it is quite noisy to operate. So to say, you should keep it on lowest speed most of the time.
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Medify MA-14 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.
The highlight of this Medify MA-14 is its low power consumption. This air purifier can use a rated power of only 26 watts, which is one of the most energy-saving devices in this price range.
If you run the Medify MA-14 for 8 hours per day, it would cost you only $9 each year.
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Medify MA-14 Additional Features
The Medify MA-14 arrives running many additional features for bedroom like a Nightlight function, for relaxing ambient blue light. Moreover, it has a built-in Sleep Mode, so it can limit the air purifier on lowest speed, and turn off all control panel lights.
However, there is no LED indicator for filter replacement, so you need to remember the date manually. It is important, because the lifetime warranty depends on your compliance with replacing the filter on time.
Medify MA-14 Customer Service
Medify Air is a well-known air purifier company, especially in Amazon for some obvious reasons, and one being the excellent customer service. They provide easy access from both phone at 302-659-8104, and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medify Air also guarantees your air purifier to be free of defects in material or workmanship for a lifetime period. To start the lifetime warranty, you need to submit a warranty registration within first 30 days, and commit to change genuine Medify Air’s filter every 4 months, 6 months or 1 year (depending on the product), as well as strictly follow the manual guide of Medify Air.
If you want to return the product, you must do it within 30 days of purchase with a valid receipt. Remember to include the original box and packaging materials.
Medify MA-14 is easily defeated by the new Levoit Vital 100 in terms of performance rating, but it has a lifetime warranty under (of course) strict limits to get. Overall, it is still a great air purifier with high-quality air filter, and lots of fan power for the price. So, if you love its sleek and compact design, just go for it.
A good starting air purifier, with H13 True HEPA filter.