VAVA VA-EE004 has potential on paper, but is the actual performance enough to make it rise above the competition? Let’s give this currently available air purifier a chance in our VAVA VA-EE004 Review.
Updated: The VAVA VA-EE008 is now the flagship air purifier of this company with higher performance, as well as the only air purifier being tested by AHAM to date.
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- High fan power for low price
- Good, decent HEPA filter
- Quiet operation
- High power consumption
- Not always be in stock
VAVA is a brand under the Sunvalley Group, a Chinese electronics company with subsidiaries in many countries around the world, including of the U.S. You can find the name VAVA not only in air purifier field, but also laser projector or dash cam. But don’t worry, as an air purifier from a big corporation, surely the VAVA VA-EE004 will be a good air cleaning system in your house. Let’s read our today VAVA VA-EE004 Review.
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VAVA VA-EE004 Price
VAVA has launched a slew of affordable in the past few months, with the VAVA VA-EE004 be the first of its kind. It is packing a simple 3-stage air cleaning system with an additional UV-C light filter, together with a high fan power to extend the room coverage. The device is expected to steal the hype from the Pure Enrichment PureZone.
And all of these features costs as little as $89 for the VAVA VA-EE004. There is no official website for VAVA air purifier in the United States, so you’d better check it on Amazon. There is only one problem, the VAVA VA-EE004 isn’t always in stock, and you may find it unavailable anytime. It is recommended to check the VAVA VA-EE08 instead.
The availability is really a problem for this air purifier to compete on the market, especially when there are many active air purifiers from highly regarded brands, such as GermGuardian AC4825 or Levoit Core P350. Chinese air purifiers also swamp this segment with things like the Okaysou AirMic4S or Mooka Allo.
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VAVA VA-EE004 Design and Size
From the front, the VAVA VA-EE004 could be confused for one of several generic-looking budget air purifiers, using an old-styled console air purifier design. It looks quite like a Honeywell HPA100, but it doesn’t have the curved edges like the famous air purifier.
The air purifier is painted in black, and clearly it doesn’t have the premium matte black color. Actually, I also prefer the jet black color on plastic air purifier body, but well, we don’t have such nice color on a budget device.
Just like the Honeywell air purifiers, VAVA VA-EE004 makes parallel air grills to pretend to be 360° air intake. It has a common bottom-to-top air flow system concept, with the fresh air coming out of the top air outlet.
This air purifier isn’t so compact to be used tabletop, as it is 16.3 inches in height and 13 inches in width. If you look for the most compact VAVA device, you should check the VAVA VA-EE014 instead.
VAVA VA-EE004 has a simple top control panel, placed in front of the top air grill. It is intuitive with only 5 different buttons.
For the weight, our today reviewed VAVA VA-EE004 is just 9.5 lbs. You can bring it anywhere in your house.
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VAVA VA-EE004 Filters
For a budget device, it is amazing to have a 4-stage air cleaning system in this VAVA VA-EE004. Well, the more air cleaning stages, the better.
- Pre-filter – Simple pre-filter with charcoal layer to trap and reduce large objects of allergens, dust and pet hair.
- Activated Carbon filter – The honeycombed Activated Carbon filter can capture formaldehyde, odors, household fumes and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
- True HEPA filter – Removes 99.97% of any particles as small as 0.3 microns, like pollen, mold spores, pet dander, dust or dust mites.
- UV-C light filter – Works to kill airborne germs, mold spores, bacteria and viruses.
The VAVA VA-EE004 is a real competitor to the GermGuardian AC4825 and Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 in the same price range, thanks to an extra UV-C light filter. This filter is safe to use, and because this air purifier is certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), its ozone emission concentration is limited not to trigger asthma.
The simple 3 main mechanical filters of VAVA VA-EE004 works great at trapping allergens and odors, and this air purifier can run the air filtration system from LifeSupply USA – a well-known company of making air filters for many big brands. It also guarantees the high performance.
With good fan power, the VAVA VA-EE004 is much better than the VAVA VA-EE014 in terms of performance. In a room of 100 square feet, I let this air purifier run at maximum capability for 1 hour. I also chose many Chinese devices to compare the performance with our today reviewed unit, like the Okaysou AirMic4S, hOmeLabs and Elechomes EPI081. As you can see, the VAVA VA-EE004 had the highest efficiency, up to 99.9% for trapping any particles down to 0.3 microns.
The VAVA VA-EE004 doesn’t have an in-house air filter, and you should buy the alternative from LifeSupply USA, which can last for just 6 months.
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VAVA VA-EE004 Room Coverage
The budget air purifier category is surprisingly vibrant with plenty of Chinese brands jostling for position. The VAVA VA-EE004 is an unexpected air purifier with high fan power, and it can cover 270 square feet by manufacturer’s suggestion.
The ACH of VAVA VA-EE004 is 2X to 4X. This air purifier can clean your room every 15 minutes.
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VAVA VA-EE004 Sound
Like many budget air purifier, the VAVA VA-EE004 has trimmed down the noise level by reducing the fan power, to the point the lowest speed is just only 30 decibels (db). It is the whisper-quiet operation, and you hardly notice any sound from the device.
The noise level on highest speed is just 50 decibels. As a manufacturer of speaker, VAVA is expertise at making air purifier with near silence. The VAVA VA-EE004 is perfect for your bedroom and nursery.
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VAVA VA-EE004 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 VAVA VA-EE004 isn’t an Energy Star air purifier, and it bears a high power consumption of 60 watts, even for an air purifier with not so high fan power.
If you run the VAVA VA-EE004 for at least 8 hours per day, you need to pay $21 each year.
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VAVA VA-EE004 Additional Features
It isn’t difficult to get used to the VAVA VA-EE004 air purifier, as it handles just like any other budget devices. It has a simple Sleep Mode, to dim all the light off and reduce the fan speed to the lowest. There is also a basic Timer to schedule the time off for 2, 4 or 8 hours.
The VAVA VA-EE004 has an automatic LED indicator for filter replacement, which is blinking when you need to change the air filter.
VAVA VA-EE004 Customer Service
Sunvalley Group is an international company, with more than 10 years in foundation. They really focus on the customer service for any brands under their control, so you can trust in a proper support for all VAVA air purifier products.
When you need help from the manufacturer, email them at email@example.com or call the support team at 888-456-8468 (they are available from Monday to Friday).
VAVA offers free shipping on any order, within 3-5 business days of processing payment. However, the shipping policy isn’t applied in some states, which you should visit VAVA’s official website to find out.
At the moment, VAVA covers the warranty for 18 months, on any air purifier products. It seems the manufacturer doesn’t state online, and we can only find the answer on Amazon. I will update the information as soon as possible.
If you are looking for a high-fan-power air purifier, you’d be hard pressed to do better than the VAVA VA-EE004. It features everything you’d expect to see in a more expensive air purifier but we’re continually surprised by how cheap it is. It could be from an unknown name, but this brand belongs to a international corporation, with amazing and dedicated customer service.
VAVA VA-EE004 is surprisingly good, but only if it’s in stock.