The Medify MA-440 is the firm’s most polished and premium air purifier to date. This isn’t a Medify MA-112‘s replacement, instead, we should consider the latest air purifier of Medify Air as an innovation, with too many additional features which set it apart from others. So, get ready with the latest Medify MA-440 Review right now.
In Breathe Quality, we have reviewed all air purifiers under these sections. Also, we guarantee that:
- We do give honest reviews (both pros and cons) so anyone will guarantee to have the wisest choices.
- We do not (and never) exaggerate one product just to let you click the links and buy that product blindly.
- High-quality HEPA filter
- Plenty of additional power, like humidifier, soundscape and essential oil scents
- Wireless tablet control
- Lifetime warranty
- Comes with Filter Club subscription
- Annual filter cost is high
- High power consumption
- No Smart Sensor
In Breathe Quality, we consider the Medify Air as an air purifier force to be reckoned with, similar to what Levoit and Alen are doing at the moment. For a small startup, this company has developed more air purifiers (with Medical-grade HEPA filter) than any other original American brands. The Medify MA-440 is their latest air purifier, to complete the most popular Medify MA-40 in an impressive way. Are you ready for the Medify MA-440 Review?
Medify MA-440 Price
The Medify MA-440 feels grown-up, and it certainly doesn’t look or feel out of place alongside the top-flight competition from the likes of Levoit, Alen and Winix. Performance is good, as usual, the design appealing, and there are tons of additional features here.
As I recall, the Medify MA-440 is the most polished, premium air purifier the firm has made in its short existence. Yes, even the flagship Medify MA-112 or the most popular Medify MA-40 aren’t as appealing as our today reviewed unit, not to mention the distinctive feature of wireless tablet control.
The Medify MA-440 is now available on many common well-known retailers, but it is charged officially for $399 in Medify Air’s website. Well, it costs you $50 (and perhaps more) for buying this air purifier instead of MA-40, but I think it’s reasonable for an air purifier with humidifier function, right?
Finally, there is a hybrid air purifier among the lineup of Medify Air family. This air purifier is still cheaper than the Boneco H680 and sometimes, Sharp KC-860U, but if you’re looking for something more affordable you may want to check out the Boneco H300 or Oreck Air Refresh.
However, for our U.S’s reader, you should choose the Medify MA-440 for a local support service.
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Medify MA-440 Design and Size
Design is always the best selling point of Medify Air. They only build distinctive model, to help you select the most appropriate air purifier for your home.
And the first thing you notice when you use the Medify MA-440 is that it feels different to previous flagships from the firm, as it uses the common design of console air purifier, which is notably used in Alen devices like the Alen BreatheSmart.
The air purifier is made of stainless steel, with the toughened protection hopefully meaning it doesn’t get smash. It has a premium finish with the red-brown color, and this is the only air purifier from the firm to get the treatment.
Medify MA-440 is a huge air purifier with 30 inches in height, and 17.5 inches in width. It is pretty much taller than even the Medify MA-40, also thicker and wider, which is impressive considering the use of metal here.
It uses a bottom-to-top air flow system concept, with the air intake covered with a front plate. There’s nothing on top of the Medify MA-440, because you will use a 7-inch touch screen control panel to manage the setting. You only find a hole for releasing scents, and two LED indicators.
Source: Medify Air website
Medify MA-440 weighs 25 lbs, which is 2.5 times the weight of a Medify MA-Smart. It could be heavier if you fill the water tank full.
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Medify MA-440 Filters
To decide the performance of one air purifier, normally we will check the quantity and quality of the air filters inside it, as well as the air filter types. The Medify MA-440 is a mid-range air purifier, with the most powerful 4-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.
- Activated Carbon filter – Uses substantial carbon filter with carbon pellets to remove toxic odors and formaldehyde.
- Ionizer – Produces negative ions to charge particles and trap them inside the unit. Can be switched on/off.
The Medify MA-440 welcomes back the ionizer from the low-range Medify MA-18 and later, Medify MA-40 to enhance the performance of the H13 True HEPA filter. This is the medical grade air filter, to guarantee the capture of even particles with 0.01 microns in size.
As a new air purifier from Medify Air, the Medify MA-440 isn’t sent to be certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for ozone emission safety. However, you shouldn’t worry about the standard of a Medify Air air purifier, as they have a lot of devices guaranteed by the CARB, like Medify MA-40 or Medify MA-112.
For the Medify MA-440, I run a performance test in an area of 200 square feet, and let it run for 1 hour. I also used the Boneco P400, Dyson Pure Cool Link and Oreck AirInstinct to compare with the result of our today unit. The result, Medify MA-440 is truly the best performer, with the highest efficiency of 99.95% for trapping any particles down to 0.3 microns.
Sadly, there is one downside for such high quality – the filter replacement cost. You need to spend $124 for a set of filters for this Medify MA-440, and it only lasts for 3000 hours, or 6 month. So to say, the filter cost of two years can be higher than the upfront cost.
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Medify MA-440 Room Coverage
The Medify MA-440 is recommended to use in rooms of 350 square feet by the manufacturer for maximum ACH rating, which is slightly less than the Medify MA-40.
The ACH of Medify MA-440 is 2X to 4X. If the Medify MA-440 does only two exchanges in 1 hour, it can cover a space of 700 square feet.
The CADR of Medify MA-440 is 176 cfm in general. It is quite suitable for the room coverage, though.
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Medify MA-440 Sound
Finally, there is one air purifier that Medify Air marketed as “surprisingly quiet”. Medify Air said that they use the DC motor for whisper quiet performance, instead of the old AC motor. It will reduce the fan power a little bit, but it can trim down the noise much better.
If you run this air purifier on highest speed, the noise level is only 55 decibels (db), which is a lot better than the low-range Medify MA-18 or Medify MA-Smart. However, it isn’t as quiet as the newest Medify MA-25.
Moreover, you won’t need to worry about the actual noise level, because the Medify MA-440 uses up to 16 different relaxing sounds to keep you calm and pleasant as you work or sleep. It has white noise, pink noise and brown noise in several categories like ocean, rain or even spa and medication.
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Medify MA-440 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 Medify MA-440 comes with a very high rated power, to cover all high-end functions it has. The power consumption is measured to be 120 watts, which is the highest among Medify Air family.
If you run the Medify MA-440 for 8 hours per day, it would cost you $43 each year.
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Medify MA-440 Additional Features
The tagline for the Medify MA-440 is the “Luxury spa 4-in-1 air purifier”, and to achieve such name, it needs 3 different features, besides the normal air purifying function, to help create spa experience in any room.
I’ve mentioned the relaxing soundscapes in the “Sound” section, and the Medify MA-440 also packs with more relaxing and pleasant things, like aromatherapy and humidifier.
The aromatherapy is adding a refreshing smell to your room, pre-loaded with Vanilla Mist, Lavender Chamomile, Eucalyptus and Island Breeze. It is released from a small hole on top of the air purifier.
Moreover, Medify MA-440 uses a built-in water pump to add water into the humidifier function. The water is also filtered to remove hard water and minerals, and sanitized with an UV bulb to kill the bacteria and mold spores, and therefore, you don’t need to wash the tank. By adding cool mist into your room, the Medify MA-440 can add moisture to your air, effectively avoid the negative effects of dry winter air.
Medify Air will give you a tablet to control your Medify MA-440. Using a 7-inch touch screen control panel features large buttons, the Medify MA-440 can be controlled from anywhere, anytime. It also gives you notifications and alerts if there are any issues with the functions.
You can dim the tablet light and reduce the fan speed at the same time using the Sleep Mode. It is the most effective mode to run while sleeping.
Finally, you will have a LED indicator for filter replacement, to help you keep track with the current filter’s life.
Medify MA-440 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 email@example.com.
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.
Another wonderful device from the Medify Air family – the Medify MA-440. It is the only hybrid air purifier with humidifier and aromatherapy functions, which not only keeps your home healthy and clean, but also helps you avoid the negative effects of dry air.
High-quality hybrid air purifier and humidifier of Medify Air.