How smart can this VAVA VA-EE014 be, in a world full of cylindrical air purifiers like it? We will find out, in our latest VAVA VA-EE014 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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- Sleek design
- Good, decent HEPA filter
- Quiet operation
- Easily be out of stock
- High power consumption
VAVA is just only 5 years old, but the brand belongs to a trusted international electronics company named Sunvalley Group. The VAVA VA-EE014 is certainly the act to follow the trend of cylindrical air purifiers in budget segment. Will it work? We will see in our today VAVA VA-EE014 Review.
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VAVA VA-EE014 Price
For its launch price, the VAVA VA-EE014 is a difficult sell. With the familiar design, paltry performance, and no actual information about the customer service, it doesn’t offer much in the way for value for money. The situation is even worse as this air purifier is often out of stock.
Not too long ago, Sunvalley Group was founded. Now, with subsidiaries in many countries around the world, including of the United States, any brand under its name should be considered. VAVA air purifier is part of the new products, which taps firmly into the low-end of the market.
VAVA VA-EE014 costs you just $79, meaning it is a little bit cheaper than the ‘available’ VAVA VA-EE004. Notice that this air purifier, along with its brothers, is certified completely by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
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VAVA VA-EE014 Design and Size
Various devices over the years, in particular the Levoit LV-H132 and its brother – Levoit Vista 200, typified the trend of making cylindrical air purifiers, with 360° air intake. This design can maximize the fan power, as well as be compact to be put tabletop. Certainly these aforementioned air purifiers are the most popular ones, leading to a lot of homage products later.
The VAVA VA-EE014 isn’t an exception, with a design that is exploited by a lot of Chinese air purifier names. It is suitable for a newcomer, which starts with low-range budget products. I can see VAVA VA-EE014 is a strong attempt to keep up with this trend, because they’ve already had a budget air purifier named VAVA VA-EE004.
With not a lick of metal to be seen anywhere in the construction of the VAVA VA-EE014, it is truly sleek with the jet black option color. In my opinion, there are only the RENPHO RP-AP088 and Bulex AF-3222 to compare with the appearance of our today reviewed unit.
However, the VAVA VA-EE014 has a different 360° air intake, with stylish air grill. It sports the common bottom-to-top air flow system concept, and I bet this will soon be the only air flow direction in modern air purifiers.
The control panel is located at the center of the top, making the device much more beautiful and simple.
The VAVA VA-EE014 is a compact air purifier, with only 10.6 inches in height. It is just 4 lbs, and you can put it on a night stand.
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VAVA VA-EE014 Filters
The VAVA VA-EE014 is a classic air purifier, so it doesn’t have the UV-C light filter like the VAVA VA-EE004. Let’s take a look at the simple and common 3-stage air cleaning system of this air purifier.
- Pre-filter – Simple pre-filter traps and reduces large objects of allergens, dust and pet hair.
- 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.
- Activated Carbon filter – Removes household odors from cooking, pets and chemicals.
The quantity of stages in an air cleaning system is never an absolute metric when determining the quality of an air purifier, yet marketing types have been keen for years to have the world believe that you should only count the number of stages. But even for marketing purpose, the VAVA VA-EE014 doesn’t come close to reaching the standard, because it only has 3-stage air cleaning system.
In real-world use, the VAVA VA-EE014 shows inferiority, in compared with other Chinese air purifiers in the same price range, like Okaysou AirMic4S, hOmeLabs and Elechomes EPI081. You can look at the chart below, to conclude the efficiency of this air purifier to be only 99.3% for trapping any particles down to 0.3 microns, which is only above the Bionaire BAP536UV-U.
Again, VAVA doesn’t make in-house air filter for their air purifier, so you should look for an alternative online. It is recommended to change the air filter every 3 months, for optimal performance.
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VAVA VA-EE014 Room Coverage
Unfortunately, the VAVA VA-EE014 doesn’t match the high fan power from its previous VAVA VA-EE004. Perhaps a more compact air purifier needs weaker fan power, and the device is suggested in only 100 square feet.
The ACH of VAVA VA-EE014 is 2X. It can exchange the air in your room once every 30 minutes.
The CADR of VAVA VA-EE014 is 50 cfm in general.
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VAVA VA-EE014 Sound
Something must be said for using such a low fan power on a regular basis, however. The VAVA VA-EE014 can keep the noise level to be really low, and therefore it is recommended for bedroom use.
The noise level of this VAVA VA-EE014 is 30 to 50 decibels (db). On lowest speed, it is truly quiet and you can’t notice any sound from the device while operating.
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VAVA VA-EE014 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.
Well, the VAVA VA-EE014 consumes as much energy as the VAVA VA-EE004, with less fan power. It has a rated power of 60 watts, and I consider it to be too high.
If you run the VAVA VA-EE014 for at least 8 hours per day, you need to pay $21 each year.
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VAVA VA-EE014 Additional Features
As a competitor of the Levoit LV-H132 (well, of course it is), the VAVA VA-EE014 shows off with its Nightlight function, which you can adjust the brightness easily.
It also has an optional Sleep Mode to dim the light off, as well as keep the fan power on lowest speed. The VAVA VA-EE014 has a memory function, so it will remember your last setting when turning on.
Finally, there is a LED indicator for filter replacement, so you don’t need to check the filter life usually.
VAVA VA-EE014 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.
Perhaps the most issue with the VAVA VA-EE014 is its availability, because it’s usually out of stock on Amazon, and you can’t find the air purifiers on official VAVA website. But even when you have a chance to get it, the VAVA VA-EE014 isn’t an air purifier which can be compared against many others in the market at the moment. It has low efficiency of trapping allergens, while consuming more energy. Well, if you can forget the sleek design, you should choose the VAVA VA-EE004 instead.
First, it needs to be available.