The TruSens Z-1000 is a great introduction to the world of TruSens air purifiers. It is affordable, relatively powerful, and comes with an unique design that is only found on this signature family. Moreover, this air purifier is also the first to get a new color option in TruSens lineup. Let’s find out in our TruSens Z-1000 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.
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- Low-range budget
- Relatively high fan power
- Advanced dual flow technology
- Sleek and compact design
- Pre-filter isn’t washable
- Really noisy on highest speed
TruSens is an active air purifier group under the name of the ACCO Brands Corporation – a big brand in the North America for home appliances. The smallest TruSens Z-1000 is a sleek device with many potential and compelling features to ensure a reasonable profit margin. Today, we will deliver the proper TruSens Z-1000 Review.
TruSens Z-1000 Price
The American air purifier manufacturer, TruSens, is now available in 20 countries, and they are quite popular with a reasonable price. With a signature and unique design, TruSens Z-1000 is now the most affordable air purifier of the family.
For anyone wants the entry-level device of TruSens, this TruSens Z-1000 costs as little as $99. If you want to aim for the next TruSens Z-2000, you must spend at least $100 more.
The official retail price of TruSens Z-1000 is quite easy to handle, but it makes the device under the direct competition with the popular GermGuardian AC5250PT and SilverOnyx. You can also choose the Airthereal APH260, Okaysou AirMax8L or Hathaspace, for a lot higher performance.
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TruSens Z-1000 Design and Size
Speaking of the design, we can’t mistake the TruSens Z-1000 with any other air purifiers on the market, especially when most of the low-range budget devices are sharing the similar cylindrical tower design from Levoit LV-H132.
A word about the size of this air purifier – it is a bit bigger than other tabletop air purifiers. It is 18 inches in height and 8 inches in width, making the device more solid and premium, especially with the flat base that’s generally seen from modern air purifiers.
The TruSens Z-1000 comes with a signature design concept, which is called as the PureDirect technology, to double the air flow streams from the air outlet. Running a common bottom-to-top air flow system concept, TruSens Z-1000 has a 360° air intake at the bottom, to draw in air from every direction.
If you prefer a dark color option for your home air purifier, perhaps the new dark gray option is what you should aim for.
Moreover, the PureDirect technology, with dual air flow streams, is tested to prove that bi-directional airflow delivers purified air more effectively throughout a room, up to 24% more. Combines with the high fan power, the TruSens Z-1000 won’t leave any dead zones in your house.
With aesthetic in mind, the TruSens Z-1000 uses simple touch controls, and the control panel is placed nicely on top, which is above the air outlet.
The TruSens Z-1000 is still a lightweight device, with only 7.7 lbs in total. You can lift it easily with the built-in handle, which also is a plus for the design-wise concept of this air purifier.
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TruSens Z-1000 Filters
To decide the performance of one air purifier, normally we will check the quantity and quality of the air filters inside, as well as the air filter types. Using the entry-level 3-stage air cleaning system, TruSens Z-1000 can be a great air purifier to start with.
- Activated Carbon filter – The first stage is a carbon pre-filter, which can both trap the large pollutants and remove the odors, cooking smells and smoke from the air.
- HEPA filter – TruSens Z-1000 only uses a HEPA-type air filter, to capture 99% of any allergens down to 0.3 microns. However, now you can use either Odor Filter or Allergy & Flu Filter to get the True HEPA filter.
- UV-C light filter – Using the UV sterilization, the TruSens can kill 99.8% of hazardous germs and bacteria in the air. It also reduces the growth of odor-causing microbes on the surface of the filter
The air filtration system of TruSens air purifiers family is named DuPont (the trademark is registered, just so you know). With the combination of UV-C light sterilization and high-quality HEPA filter, the TruSens Z-1000 can capture microscopic particles, allergens and volatile organic components (VOCs), and odorous gases.
Of course, just like any air purifiers with UV-C light filter or ionizer inside, the TruSens Z-1000 is tested and certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for safety in ozone emission, to meet an ozone emission concentration limit of 0.05 parts per million (ppm). It is completely safe to use.
With the upgraded True HEPA filter, the TruSens Z-1000 is now a capable air purifier at the competition. It is still behind the best air purifiers for mold and mildew like the GermGuardian AC4825, InvisiClean Aura and Airthereal APH260, and we also recommend the Levoit Core 300 for better performance at lower price. Still, the TruSens Z-1000 is now seriously a decent option to get at around $100.
The TruSens Z-1000 runs a small HEPA drum filter inside (AFHZ1000-01), delivering what was expected from it which came as no surprise given the quality of the components that it houses. You need to replace the filter after 12 to 15 months of use. However, bear in mind that the new upgraded True HEPA filter costs double, at $49.
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TruSens Z-1000 Room Coverage
TruSens Z-1000 is powerful enough to cover any small rooms, but the suggested room coverage of 450 square feet is well, a bit too large.
The ACH of TruSens Z-1000 is 2X to 4X. This air purifier can clean your room just 2 times per hour in a room of 230 square feet, and double the performance in 115 square feet area.
The CADR of TruSens Z-1000 is 84 Dust/ 56 Smoke/ 96 Pollen (cfm). For the price, the TruSens Z-1000’s fan power is a bit less than others in the market, but thanks to the advanced PureDirect technology, its performance is still good enough.
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TruSens Z-1000 Sound
The fan power of TruSens Z-1000 may be not the highest, but it is perhaps the most noisy air purifier, especially on highest speed. Its noise level can reach as high as 65 decibels, and I believe you will want to turn it off while sleeping.
Even at the lowest setting, the TruSens Z-1000 runs at 39 decibels (db). Of course this is the noise level of library, which is quiet, but it is still higher than most air purifiers in the same price range.
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TruSens Z-1000 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.
Luckily, the power consumption of TruSens Z-1000 isn’t high. It is just only 40 watts to operate the device, making it an Energy Star air purifier.
If you run the TruSens Z-1000 for 8 hours per day, it would cost you only $14 each year.
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TruSens Z-1000 Additional Features
As the entry-level air purifier of TruSens family, the TruSens Z-1000 doesn’t have any additional features to explore. Yes, except for a necessary LED indicator for filter replacement, we don’t have anything to use in this air purifier.
TruSens Z-1000 Customer Service
TruSens is a big air purifier brand in the world, so they truly value the customer service. Whenever you need a support, you can get the answers and tips from their website easily. Or else, you can contact the support, either via live chat or via phone at 833-878-7367, from Monday to Friday. You can also email the customer service at TruSens “Contact Us” page.
At the moment, TruSens does business in 20 countries, and you can easily track your order to see when it will come to your house. All air purifiers can be returned within 30 days, risk free. Just wait for 4-8 weeks for return processing.
All air purifiers of TruSens family is covered with a 2-year warranty. You should remember that the warranty is only applied for the machines, not the air filters or UV bulbs.
The TruSens Z-1000 is a sleek and trusted device to use in small rooms. It has great technology to enhance the fan power, and with the new upgraded True HEPA filter, it is now a competent air purifier.
An unique air purifier, and fortunately, it now has a True HEPA air filter option.