Mooka is doing a much better impression of the low-range smart air purifier with the Mooka GL-FS32 and it also makes a few improvements over other Chinese console air purifiers. We’re happy to bring to you the first and only Mooka GL-FS32 Review that you need.
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- Inexpensive yet well-designed
- Great Smart features
- Affordable air filter replacement
- A bit lower fan power
- No CARB certification
Mooka has finally come up with a console air purifier, and we can all expect the Mooka GL-FS32 to be a lot better than the KOIOS EPI209 counterpart. But what are the downsides? Let’s find out in this Mooka GL-FS32 Review.
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Mooka GL-FS32 Price
Mooka GL-FS32 is less expensive than the best flagship air purifiers, but is it common for a Chinese flagship? It is the best sign yet of Chinese air purifier manufacturer to build flagship-level U.S smart devices at a fraction of their price.
At $179, the Mooka GL-FS32 is a huge step after the Mooka Allo release. It is a console air purifier, so it has improved fan power a lot, with a flagship air filtration system. Together with the improve in performance, we have a bunch of additional features, to help us live easier with the device.
However, there are a lot of alternatives out in the market. Levoit LV-PUR131 is the most proper device to compete with our today air purifier, or you can look for the AeraMax 200 with the same performance. You should also buy the Airthereal APH260 for just $129, with even better fan power than our today unit.
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Mooka GL-FS32 Design and Size
The Mooka GL-FS32 isn’t new in the sub-$200 air purifier segment, so its construction is the same one with many other popular devices out there. A console air purifier with a front plate to remove the filter, a typical bottom-to-top air flow system concept and a large base.
It is encased in plastic, and choose white to be the main color, just like any other members in Mooka family. The Mooka GL-FS32 feels a bit smaller than other console air purifiers, with the height of only 18 inches and the width of 14 inches.
For extra flair, the Mooka GL-FS32 has a 3-color LED indicator behind the top air outlet. Well, I always think the location of the air quality sensor gives false result to the users, because it can quickly turn to the “good” air quality indicator.
While the Mooka GL-FS32 design clearly doesn’t get everything right when it sits next to other air purifiers, it is clearly more compact. The top control panel is aesthetic and the placement of parts is neat.
This air purifier weighs only 12 lbs, however, it lacks a convenient handle to help us move it around.
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Mooka GL-FS32 Filters
To test the performance of one air purifier, normally we will check the quantity and quality of this device, as well as the air filter types to see how well it reacts with different kinds of pollutants. As the flagship of Mooka, the Mooka GL-FS32 is the only unit to have a special 5-stage air cleaning system inside.
- Pre-filter – A fine preliminary filter that captures any large particles such as hair, fur and lint. It is made of anti-bacterial cotton, so it can prevent the growth of mold spores, bacteria and mildew on the surface of the filter.
- True HEPA filter – Eliminates 99.97% of any particles as small as 0.3 microns, like pollen, mold spores, pet dander, dust or dust mites, which covers most of PM2.5 and PM10.
- Activated Carbon filter – Neutralizes various household odors caused by cooking smells, smoking and pet odors, as well as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
- UV-C light filter – Sterilizes the air coming through the filter to render bacteria and viruses harmless to your health.
- Ionizer – Accelerates the filtration and deposition of dust and other air particles. Can be switched on/off.
It isn’t the first time we have an all-round air purifier for not much as $200, especially when you check all Breathe Quality’s air purifier reviews. The InvisiClean Claro and SilverOnyx are the most popular examples for this kind of air purifier, running all possible air filter types in just one device. However, for a device that is as compact as Mooka GL-FS32, I believe the manufacturer needs to compromise on the fan power to give space for such lots of air filters.
Besides the typical True HEPA filter, Mooka GL-FS32 uses the UV-C light filter and ionizer to aid the process of purification. It doesn’t cost the manufacturer much, while actually increases the efficiency. However, the downside is these features can emit ozone, which in turn can irritate asthma or many other breathing issues. The Mooka GL-FS32 isn’t compliant with the standards of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) at the time of writing, so if you happen to have asthma attack, you should keep both these features off.
To test the performance of this air purifier, I locked the Mooka GL-FS32 in 150 square feet. I also select the Elechomes UC3101 and Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier from other Chinese manufacturers, as well as the Honeywell AirGenius 4 and Envion Ionic Pro Platinum from native American brands. As you can see, the Mooka GL-FS32 has the best performance in this test, with high efficiency of 99.9% for trapping any particles down to 0.3 microns in size.
You should get the genuine Mooka air filter to replace after 6 months, or sooner if the Mooka GL-FS32 is heavily used. The cost of this filter replacement is just only $29, much lower than other competitors in the same price range.
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Mooka GL-FS32 Room Coverage
The Mooka GL-FS32 keeps up with higher-priced air purifiers on the room coverage, too. It is suggested to clean a room of 540 square feet by the manufacturer.
The ACH of Mooka GL-FS32 is 3X to 5X. Thanks to the low-resistant fan power, the air purifier can clean your room every 12 minutes.
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Mooka GL-FS32 Sound
The Mooka GL-FS32 is, in fact, a console air purifier with higher fan power than the previous model from Mooka. However, it is in the blood of the Chinese manufacturers to use “whisper-quiet operation” to be the best selling point.
On lowest speed, the Mooka GL-FS32 limits the noise level to only 28 decibels (db), which is similar to the whisper. It will ensure minimal disturbance through the night.
When you switch to the highest setting, the noise level of this Mooka GL-FS32 can reach 55 decibels. Well, it is now audible, but thanks to the Smart Sensor, the device mainly stays at the low fan speed. That’s why it could be a perfect candidate for the best air purifier for bedroom.
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Mooka GL-FS32 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 Mooka GL-FS32 has a lot of changes from the previous Mooka Allo, but it has the same power consumption to run all these high-end features. The lowest rated power for the device is just 19 watts, while the highest speed consumes 60 watts in average.
For anyone who will use the Mooka GL-FS32 8 hours per day, you need to spend $7 to $22 each year, depending on the most used fan power.
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Mooka GL-FS32 Additional Features
The Mooka GL-FS32 is the flagship of Mooka, featuring all the high-end things that you need in your air purifier. Now you can easily be aware of your indoor air quality, thanks to the smoke sensor of this device. There is also the Auto Mode, to adjust the fan automatically according to the real-time air quality index.
Mooka GL-FS32 still keeps the built-in Timer, so you can set the device off anytime at 1 to 8 hours. Also, there is a Sleep Mode to keep both the fan speed on lowest and the indicators off.
Sadly, the Mooka GL-FS32 doesn’t have Wi-Fi connectivity function like the Medify MA-Smart or Honeywell HPA250B. It has a remote control instead, and this controller even has more functions than the top control panel. So to say, you should use the remote control.
Finally, we still have the LED indicator to remind us when to change the air filter.
Mooka GL-FS32 Customer Service
The website of Mooka is truly identical to KOIOS, and looking at the appearances of their air purifiers and other products, we can easily conclude these two brands as one. The truth, however, remains unknown to tell.
As if you want to contact Mooka, you need to select the different line from KOIOS. For any trouble you have with their products, you can choose either email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone call at 855-558-8999. You can also follow their facebook page for more information.
Mooka also requires you to activate your product warranty online, so your air purifiers will be covered by an 1-year warranty and 90-day refund. The 1-year technical support for free is also applied for anyone who has registered.
The Mooka GL-FS32 truly deserves to be the flagship of this family, thanks to an advanced air filtration system and high fan power. However, it costs a bit higher than we’ve expected, and places itself in direct competition with top-tier products in the sub-$200 price range.
Good air purifier for high-end users, but there are also many great alternatives.