Oreck Tru Response is the second attempt to add new Truman Cell into the air filtration system. Though the device is removed from the inventory of Oreck, we will give it a try in the Oreck Tru Response Review.
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.
- Many discount on the device
- Add-on UV-C light filter
- High-quality Odor filter
- Low CADR rating
- No True HEPA filter
Oreck starts as a vacuum cleaner manufacturer, just like Dyson in the United Kingdom. However, the American company quickly turn into making the air purifiers, and they’ve gained some remarkable achievements, especially with the Oreck XL Professional. The Oreck Tru Response is the second machine with same air filtration system as the aforementioned air purifier, and today we will know about it in Oreck Tru Response Review.
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Oreck Tru Response Price
Oreck Tru Response is a decent attempt, and whoever have tried, or have got, the Oreck XL Professional will notice the air purifiers are practically the same, except for a few under-the-hood additions.
Truman Cell air filter is the signature invention of the Oreck family, and while it shares many similarities with the Particle filter of Blueair, it isn’t a HEPA filter, so it can last permanently. However, the efficiency can’t be as high as the Swedish counterpart.
It is sad that we can’t get the Oreck Tru Response right on the official Oreck website anymore, heck it’s even removed from the user guides for products. You can get the Oreck Tru Response via random retailers, at a much lower cost than the original one. For example, let’s check the deal below, which is only $112.
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Oreck Tru Response Design and Size
Like the Oreck XL Professional (you will again see the similar writing for Oreck ProShield Plus), the Oreck Tru Response can be put both vertically and horizontally. Such versatility is also applied in popular air purifiers like Hamilton Beach 04384 and Hamilton Beach 04386.
In fact, it looks a bit more premium with the attractive top control panel (if you put the device horizontally). When put it horizontally on ground, the height is only 6.25 inches, and the width is just 15 inches, making Oreck Tru Response a perfect tabletop air purifier.
It has the same 360° air intake and runs the same bottom-to-top air flow system concept like its brothers using Truman Cell filter. The air grills are made large and parallel, to reduce the obstruction for air input and output.
Oreck Tru Response is an ease-of-use air purifier, as you can simply open the top cover to change the Truman Cell filter. It is quick and easy to uninstall or set up the machine.
For the weight, Oreck Tru Response is only 12 lbs, so you can bring it anywhere in your home easily.
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Oreck Tru Response Filters
To decide the performance of one air purifier, normally we will check the quantity and quality of its air filters, including of the air filter types. The Oreck Tru Response will use a 5-stage air cleaning system as below.
- Pre-filter – The pre-filter screen is able to capture the large object of pollutants like large dust, pet hair or fur. It is washable to be permanent.
- Truman Cell filter – The patented filter of Oreck with Electrostatic Precipitator technology, which is one type of ionizer, to attract particles to the filter.
- Activated Carbon filter – With the Helios Shield system, the Oreck Tru Response can reduces common household and chemical odors, such as stagnant kitchen smells and paint fumes.
- TiO2 filter – A necessary filter to help improve the UV lamp’s efficiency.
- UV-C light filter – Kills germs, mold spores, bacteria and viruses.
The different between Oreck Tru Response and Oreck XL Professional lays in the air filtration system. As the only device in the family with an UV-C light filter, Oreck Tru Response is able to deal with the organic contaminants like viruses, germs or bacteria.
I used a similar test for the Oreck Tru Response as others using Truman Cell air filter, in a room of 100 square feet. The Oreck Tru Response only scored 99.5% for trapping any particles as small as 0.3 microns, which is just as high as a Blue Pure 411.
You can get the Truman Cell filter replacement for $59, but it is quite unnecessary because the filter itself is permanent to use.
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Oreck Tru Response Room Coverage
Though the upfront cost is high, the Oreck Tru Response is only recommended for such a small room size, at only 80 square feet.
The ACH of Oreck Tru Response is 4X. With this air changes per hour rating, the Oreck Tru Response can exchange air in your room every 15 minutes.
The CADR of Oreck Tru Response is 50 cfm in general, which is just like the CADR rating of an air purifier under $100 range.
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Oreck Tru Response Sound
The Oreck Tru Response is quite silent when you run it on low speed (the device has 3 fan speeds). I’ve measured the noise level to be around 20 decibels (db) at the lowest setting, which is just like the sound of rustling leaves.
On highest speed, the noise level can be as high as 48 decibels (db), which is audible, but it isn’t annoying like common air purifiers. It is mostly because of its low fan power, which doesn’t generate much noise.
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Oreck Tru Response Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” because we need to run an air purifier for a constant long time, and power consumption is really a thing to consider.
To operate an air purifier like Oreck Tru Response, you only pay for a power consumption of 55 watts, with an addition of 5 watts for the UV lamp.
If you run the Oreck Tru Response for 8 hours per day, you will need to pay $22 each year.
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Oreck Tru Response Additional Features
The Oreck Tru Response is made to be a mid-range air purifier, so it delivers many high-end features on the table, for example the Smart Sensor. With its built-in dust sensor (or DustSense technology), this air purifier can monitor the amount of pollutants by automatically adjust the fan speed.
We also have a Night Mode, which limits the fan speed to the lowest setting, and turns off the Auto Mode. Or we can schedule the time off with a Timer. These are the basic settings of Oreck Tru Response, and we will live easier with them.
Oreck Tru Response Customer Service
As one of the biggest air purifier brands in the world, Oreck maintains a very strong customer service, which is truly the top selling point of this manufacturer.
That’s why Oreck not only commits with many global responsibilities, this American company also provides everything to help their customer buy and use their product easily. If you purchase an air purifier from Oreck, you are ensured to find the closest store or monitor the whole order status. For every problem, you can contact them via live chat, or call them at 800-289-5888, from Monday to Friday.
They also give you a 2-day express shipping, and Oreck usually promotes with a discount, as well as free shipping for most of their products. Note that the shipping will be quicker if the order is placed in the U.S.
Oreck is the rare company that allows full refund for their air purifiers, providing that the unit is still within the trial period. You should contact 877-533-2019 for more information. Also, you can ask for warranty at 800-989-3535, which lasts for 3 year in case of residential products. For commercial products, Oreck only provides a 1-year warranty.
Oreck Tru Response has many high-end elements to claim its mid-range original cost, but its low performance drags the device to a much lower price range. If you can get the device for under $150, it is great to go immediately.
With a drop in price, the Oreck Tru Response is a great option for small rooms.