Made in Germany. IDEAL Health AP30 PRO home air purifier review
With a wide variety of home air purifiers on the market, the importance of choosing a device from a trustworthy manufacturer can not be overlooked.
The Geman based company IDEAL is the world's leading manufacturer of paper shredders and office cutting machines and has been producing goods for over 65 years. When it comes to the quality they leave nothing to chance.
IDEAL AP30 PRO home air purifier. Professional air purification guaranteed
If you don't want your allergies to get to you and you need an air purifier that can permanently remove pollutants from indoor air then the IDEAL AP30 PRO may be just the device you are looking for. Due to its cylindrical design and the OptiFlow system, it can capture pollutants located further away and distribute the cleaned air optimally throughout the room.
The AP30 PRO German made home air purifier traps both small and large particles, as well as gases and molecules. It boasts an impressive 100% removal of coarse particles PM10, 99.98% removal of fine and ultra-fine particles PM2.5 and PM0.1.
These can involve anything from dust and smoke stirred up by vehicles on roads, pollen grains, mould spores, plant and insect parts, agricultural processes to particles that can only be seen with an electron microscope. Very small in size particles are the most dangerous as they can bypass the nose and throat and penetrate deep into the lungs and some may even enter the circulatory system.
The graph below shows the AP30 PRO's impressive removal rate of airborne particles of various sizes.
How does the AP30 PRO home air purifier work?
The air purifier from IDEAL works by drawing in dirty indoor air through the high performance 360° filtration system that consists of a fine mesh pre-filter, a long-life true-HEPA filter and a layer of activated carbon.
Dust, particulate matter, pollen, dust mites, pathogens such as bacteria, mould spores, cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes (including NO2), chemical vapours (formaldehyde, toluene, n-Butane, VOCs) and unpleasant odours get trapped inside the device. The round shape of the multilayer filter allows it to capture widely spaced pollutants and distribute purified air optimally through the large outlet opening on top of the unit.
Does it use a lot of electricity? How much does it cost to run?
You cannot run an air cleaner for a few hours and expect the air in your room to always remain fresh. An air purifier should run for at least 10 hours a day or for best results - 24 hours a day 7 days a week. However, in doing so, conventional indoor air purifiers can consume up to 550 kWh of electricity per year. Hence the importance of having an energy-efficient air purification solution cannot be overstated.
Thanks to the GreenTech EC German-made electric motor and the smart filtersystem the AP30 PROcan achieve up to 50% lower energyconsumption compared with AC solutions and, in addition, it is ultra silent. The AP30 PRO air purifier can monitor the air automatically in the "automatic mode", ramping up when harmful particles are detected.
Let's estimate electricity cost for the AP30 PRO if we left it running for a year in the automatic mode.
— 365 days a year (8760 hours in a year)
— 95% of that time running at low speed (5 W)
— 5% of that time running at higher speed (10 W on average)
Energy costs of £13.14 per year (consumption of 87.6 kWh per year at £0.15 per KWh).
How many air changes per hour will the AP30 PRO air purifier do in my room?
The number of air changes per hour depends on the airflow rate of an air purifier and the volume of your room where the device is located. The AP30 PRO can achieve the airflow rate of up to 310 m3/h in the "turbo" mode.
Airflow rate (m3/h)
To estimate the number of air changes per hour that the AP30 PRO will do in your room enter the airflow rate of the air purifier from the table above and the dimensions of your living or working space and the interactive calculator below will do all the work for you.
How quiet is the AP30 PRO? Will it disturb me while I am sleeping or working?
The technology inside the AP30 PRO makes it one of the quietest air purifiers in the industry thanks to the aerodynamic single piece fan design and the GreenTech EC motor.
It's a whisper-quiet air purifier that has minimum noise pollution of 16.7 dB at the lowest fan speed ("night mode") and isperfect for bedrooms, offices, study and children's rooms. If you are sensitive to noise pollution this is the air purifier that can truly make a difference in your life.
To put this very low figure into perspective, below is the list of noise pollution examples that we may encounter in our daily lives:
Normal conversation - 65 dB
Vacuum cleaner - 70 dB
Office environment - 50 to 60 dB
Bedroom at night - 35 to 40 dB
How often will I need to replace the filter?
The air purifier will alert you when it is time to replace the filter. On average, depending on the operating environment, the life expectancy of the multilayer filter is 12 months.
Clean air can be beautiful
In addition to being an excellent air purifier that can effectively remove harmful airborne pollutants and keep your allergies at bay, the AP30 PRO is no larger than a small waste paper bin and with the choice of optional colourful filter covers the device is sure to fit in seamlessly with any home or office interior.
If you fancy a change simply swap out the removable textile cover for the colour of your choice.
What are the additional features of the AP30 PRO?
In contrast to other air purifiers with many buttons, displays and switches the AP30 PRO features a simple to use "EASY-TOUCH" control function that allows you to operate the air purifier in an intuitive and comfortable way.
Have all the controls at your fingertip, turn the unit on or off, switch on automatic or manual mode, change up to five fan speeds or turn on the night mode using only one button on the panel.
Connect the AP30 PRO to a WiFi and enable further control of your air purification device with the downloadable app "IDEAL AIR PRO" available on Google Play and the Apple store.
Enable the timer or child lock functions, check the filter's status or customize the automatic mode in the user-friendly app.
Ready to create a healthier environment for you and your family?
Check out the product page for the made in Germany IDEAL AP30 PRO air purifier to learn more.