The RENPHO RP-AP068 brings a next-gen design to last-gen internals. While there is nothing wrong with that, you should remember this air purifier is only for cleaning small rooms. But anyway, I love its design, and I’m happy to deliver to you the proper RENPHO RP-AP068 Review.
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- Decent air filtration performance
- Fairly quiet
- Sleek design
- Great with Nightlight function
- Low fan power
- Carbon filter feels bad
RENPHO is just a newcomer in air purifier industry, but they know how to please their customers. For example, the RENPHO RP-AP068 is a starter air purifier, but with sleek and unique design that can only be found in more expensive devices. In our today RENPHO RP-AP068 Review, we will check if the air purifier has more to tell or not.
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RENPHO RP-AP068 Price
The budget air purifier segment of the U.S is on fire, yielding great options for consumers at a crazy pace. This race has gone deep, as you can now find a proper air purifier for less than $100. And sometimes, close to $50.
And I believe it is a thrill ride to witness, with each season bringing more features from the premium to the one below it. 2 years ago, the Levoit LV-H132 could be a great phenomenon, marking the great features that you can’t find from Holmes or Honeywell (which are the long-standing air purifier brands in our country).
By this, every air purifier manufacturer following this trend has seen tremendous success while the rest have had their share usurped. For example, the RENPHO RP-AP068 is one air purifier like that. It copied all the goodness of the famous Levoit LV-H132, and reduce the price point for $20. Yes, you can have the starter RENPHO RP-AP068 for only $59 on official RENPHO website, which is $30 cheaper than the next-gen RENPHO RP-AP001.
However, this air purifier isn’t the only one to shine in this segment. For less money, the Airthereal ADH50B and Levoit LV-H126 have proved their capabilities already. And you shouldn’t forget about the GermGuardian AC4200 and PureZone Halo, because they too are valuable air purifiers to use for not much money.
While we can’t decide the budget champion for less than $50, RENPHO RP-AP068 is certainly a good and decent option to consider. Especially for its good design, though.
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RENPHO RP-AP068 Design and Size
I have complimented too many times on a sleek design of RENPHO RP-AP068. While air purifier designs have become somewhat indistinguishable across many other brands, the RENPHO RP-AP068 is one of a kind. It is clean and tidy, with the main white tone color, greatly increasing the simplicity of this air purifier. You only need less than 3 minutes to understand how to set up this air purifier properly.
Starting with the dimension, RENPHO RP-AP068 is extremely compact with only 11.4 inches in height and 11 inches in width. It is just half the size of the latest air purifiers like RENPHO RP-AP002.
It seems particularly eye-catching with the top U-shape air outlet, with an air quality indicator at the center. The RENPHO RP-AP068 sports the common bottom-to-top air flow system concept, with more trapping efficiency thanks to the 360° air intake.
On top of this air purifier, we can find a control panel on the right, and again we can see the simplicity of this air purifier. You will operate the RENPHO RP-AP068 thanks to only one button.
It weighs only 6.6 lbs, and it is ready to be available in any rooms in your house.
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RENPHO RP-AP068 Filters
For a budget air purifier, normally I don’t expect too much when reviewing the air filtration system. As a direct competitor to Levoit LV-H132, RENPHO only makes air purifier with 100% ozone-free, and this RENPHO RP-AP068 is one example with a simple 3-stage air cleaning system.
- Pre-filter – A preliminary filter removes large particles like hair or pet dander. It also covers the True HEPA filter, and prolong its life time.
- True HEPA filter – RENPHO RP-AP068 uses True HEPA filter to remove 99.97% of any harmful contaminants as small as 0.3 microns in size.
- Activated Carbon filter – Neutralizes various household odors caused by cooking smells, smoking and pet odors.
There is not much to tell about this simple air filtration system of RENPHO RP-AP068, however, you should know that this air purifier is tested strictly and certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). So to say, it is great air purifier to love and use.
Against the competitors, RENPHO RP-AP068 isn’t inferior. I made a test for this air purifier in a room of 100 square feet, and as you can see, it matched the performance of the LV-H132. Of course, it is behind the new Levoit Vista 200, so if you want the better result, you should opt in for the later air purifier.
RENPHO doesn’t only make budget air purifiers, but also affordable air filter. The filter for RENPHO RP-AP068 costs only $29 for a set of two filters, so you can use them for a whole 1 year.
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RENPHO RP-AP068 Room Coverage
A downside of using compact air purifier is its small room coverage. The RENPHO RP-AP068 is supposed to cover 100 square feet at its maximum capability.
The ACH of RENPHO RP-AP068 is 2X. As a portable air purifier, it can only clean your room 2 times per hour.
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RENPHO RP-AP068 Sound
Here’s where the RENPHO RP-AP068 really shines. With a low fan power, the internals make RENPHO RP-AP068 quiet when operating. It is truly designed to be an air purifier for bedroom, as it has Sleep Mode and Nightlight function to show off.
The noise level of RENPHO RP-AP068 is only 37 decibels (db), which is lower than the library’s noise level. Still, in the extremely competitive quiet air purifier segment, where users are known to judge an air purifier based on silent operation, the RENPHO RP-AP068 isn’t the best.
On highest speed, the noise level could reach 52 decibels, which is a little bit higher for such low fan power. Make sure to keep this air purifier on lowest speed when you’re sleeping.
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RENPHO RP-AP068 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.
RENPHO RP-AP068 has a power consumption of 28 watts, which is somehow reasonable for its fan power. Like most portable air purifiers, this device won’t cost you a lot of money.
If you decide to use the RENPHO RP-AP068 for 8 hours per day, you need to spend only $10 each year.
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RENPHO RP-AP088 Additional Features
RENPHO RP-AP068 is the most basic air purifier in the whole RENPHO lineup, so it isn’t surprise to see not so many additional features on this product.
As the direct opponent of Levoit LV-H132, it must have the Nightlight function and Sleep Mode. They’re the same tiring things we’ve been seeing for many air purifiers at this price point, though. There is only one minor difference with the original, as the RENPHO RP-AP068 can turn off the Nightlight function.
Finally, we have a LED indicator for filter replacement, and you should check if the flashing light to change air filter for peak performance.
RENPHO RP-AP088 Customer Service
As a native American air purifier company, RENPHO is great at customer service. They always try to answer any inquiries within 24 hours, to support you about their products or services.
RENPHO offers customer service for every day of the week, from Monday to Sunday. You can either call them at 844-417-0149, or email them at email@example.com. If you are UK user, you can reach them at 44-785-555-5664.
You can easily track your shipping order on RENPHO website, and they commit to deliver air purifiers between 48 to 72 hours, for US buyers only. If you select the Standard shipping option, you even get a free shipping from RENPHO.
RENPHO provides a 30-day return with money-back guarantee, for all of their air purifiers. However, you are responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item.
Also, you need to register a warranty for your air purifier product, then RENPHO will cover you with an 1-year warranty. It is good enough to have your air purifier covered by any warranty, right?
RENPHO RP-AP068 is a decent air purifier to buy for not so much money. It rivals the Levoit LV-H132 with the same performance, so the decision depends on your favorite design.
Overall a decent air purifier to buy for less than $100.