Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier Reviews

Reviewed Air Purifiers: Levoit LV-PUR131
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Air Cleaning Performance:
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Overall Value Derived:
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Pros

  • Much improved performance;
  • Highly durable for the price;
  • Compact and nominal design;
  • Reasonably priced for a large room air purifier;
  • Slightly quiet.

Cons

  • Motor gets hot after using for months;
  • Filters are expensive to change;
  • Sometimes the fan stops functioning or makes a clunking noise;
  • Very hard to move anywhere.

The Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier is the older sibling of levoit air purifier lv-h132 replacement filter. It has a sleek, square design which comes in a white shade to fit seamlessly in most of the homes and offices. It has everything that you are looking for in a good air purifier from a HEPA filter, an activated carbon filter to a cost-effective price tag. In this following sections, you will get valuable levoit air purifier reviews.

Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier consists of auto mode feature which is mostly available in other brands. But, what makes this brand exclusive is the fact that the auto mode of the machine enables it to assess the air quality and alter the fan speed accordingly.

Isn’t that wonderful?

It even has an air quality indicator that uses different colored lights to tell how good or bad is the quality of the air. In case, if you opt for the auto mode there is no need for you to check the air quality indicator as the machine does that job wonderfully well.

There are three different filters available in Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier:

  1. Fine mesh pre-filter;
  2. HEPA filter;
  3. An activated carbon filter.

The fine mesh pre-filter helps in neutralizing germ, pet dander, mold, bacteria, and other similar allergens. HEPA filter assists in tackling the large to micron size airborne pollutants. While an activated carbon filter is useful to get rid of gases like pet odors, VOCs, and cigarette smoke.

The great part is that Levoit LV-PUR131 does not contain any fancy lights, permanent filters, or ionizers to make you worry about ozone which is an added bonus!

Levoit LV-PUR 131 has a noise level of a maximum of 52 db which is slightly lower than the industry standards. Although truth be told, you will be able to hear a slight humming noise at medium to high speed. Use the auto mode for sound sleep at night without any disturbance

Levoit LV-PUR131 is covered against

Dust
EXCELLENT
Pollen
Good
Hair/ Pet hair
Good
Dust mites
Good
Mold/ Mildew
Good
Pet dander
Good
Virus/ Germ
Good
Tobacco smoke
Good
Chemical
Good
VOCs
Good
Smoke/ Gas
Good
Odor
Good

Key Features

  1. 3-stage filtration;
  2. Fine-mesh pre-filter;
  3. HEPA filter;
  4. Activated Carbon filters;
  5. 3 fan speed with Auto mode;
  6. LED display with air quality indicator;
  7. 1 to 12 hours timer;
  8. 2 years warranty.

Review the Product

Air Cleaning Performance: sssss

Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier is just about an average product when it comes to air cleaning.

Want to know why?

When we placed it in our living room, it achieved an 86.7% reduction in airborne particles after half an hour of testing. This is just about average, as some of the top air purifier brands have about 99.3% reduction in airborne particles in comparison. This does not mean that this brand is not good. You would be surprised to know that it has a CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) spect of 135 which means it has enough power for 200 square foot rooms. But after an hour of usage, it showed remarkable progress of 99.3%.

This result shows that Levoit LV-PUR 131 Air Purifier is great for pollen allergy sufferers with a bedroom of less than 200 square feet. When it comes to odor reduction, Levoit LV-PUR 131 Air Purifier is in the middle of the pack.

Noise Quality: sssss

Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier consists of a well-designed fan and noise dampening body which makes it the quietest air purifier models available in our country. When you keep at the high mode it produces a low pitch that is unnoticeable.

In fact, the noise is so low that you would be able to concentrate for longer durations to read your favorite novel without being disturbed. While if you keep it in low and medium the noise is even quieter but noticeable.

User Friendliness: sssss

When it comes to user-friendliness Levoit LV-PUR131 earns a few brownie points. It consists of a simple set of buttons that come with adjustable settings. Although it has only three fan speeds, Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier covers it up beautifully by having a sleep mode for quietest operation, and an automatic off timer. It even has an auto mode that uses the inbuilt air quality meter to automatically adjust settings on the basis of the current conditions. But, frankly speaking, it is very inconsistent. It is better to turn on the highest setting to ensure that your earbuds are not disturbed. At only 11.4 pounds in weight, it is very easy to move around.

Price: sssss

Although, the energy usage of Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier is quite low at 0.015 kWh on an hourly basis of operation that comes to approximately $ 7.88/year), the lifetime cost is still on an average around $ 589. It lists for $ 200 up front. Its filter lasts for half a year and costs $ 35.

Overall Value Derived: sssss

With a list price of $ 200, Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier seems to be an enticing choice compared to other large capacity models. But, when you look at it from long-term perspective it costs round about the same as the best brands that sell air purifiers which also offer better performance. In the end, this makes Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier not the first choice of most users.

“HOW DOES IT COMPARE?”

Levoit Air Purifier LV-PUR132 Air Purifier Replacement Filter

This is the latest version of the same line offering a relatively compact and lightweight option weighing a mere 6.5 pounds. It is ideal for the bedroom, office, and even a hospital room. Due to the small size advantage, Levoit LV-PUR132 Air Purifier can be shifted easily from one place to another. On the contrary, Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier weighs twice as much than its smaller counterpart making it hard to move.
As far as the control features are concerned, both these products have touch controls yet there are certain special features that one has that the other might lack. Here, Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier wins easily.

Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier

The Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier is a very effective and efficient air purifier. On top of the regular removal of contaminants from the air, this product has other worthwhile features that make it a worthy purchase. It uses a four-stage filtration and removes 99.9% of contaminants from the air along with odors.

The great part is that this product can be used in a room of up to 361 square feet which is not the case with Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier. It also has a pollution sensor that provides real-time information about air quality.

What else do you want?

The purifier also comes in an eco-friendly mode wherein it automatically shuts down once no pollution is detected.

GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Full Room Air Purifier

GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Full Room Air Purifier is a cost-effective product that does not break your bank. It provides the same air-purifying functionality at Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier at an affordable price. It has a HEPA filter that captures 99.9% of allergens, including mold spores, pollens, and pet danders. The great part is that it even uses a charcoal filter that is not available in Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier to reduce common odors from smoking, cooking, pets etc. It also has an optional UV-C technology to kill germs and bacteria.

Purezone 3-in-1 True Hepa Air Purifier

In case, if you reside in an area where there are frequent wildfires or there is someone in your home that smokes then, you can combat that smell using a product like PureZone 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier. It consists of a true HEPA filter that assists in removing 99.9% of fine particles from the air like pet dander, mold spores, smoke, and pollen. It even has UV-C light that assists in destroying microorganisms like fungi, virus, and bacteria.

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