IKEA Fornuftig Air Purifier Review
We use an air purifier from Eureka Forbes in the bedroom. But I was looking for one for Anju's office. This time my requirements were simple, easy to maintain, affordable, and decent purifier. I choose IKEA Fornuftig Air Purifier. Here is my review
- It's available in Bangalore; it's affordable at INR6,000. A decent ceiling fans cost you around INR2000 now. It can accommodate two purifiers - HEPA by default; you can add a carbon filter (formaldehyde, smoke, smells etc) if you want. HEPA filters need to be replaced when required, and there is a light for that. It's easy to identify and can be ordered online.
- Setup is easy and can be hand-assembled. The hardware build is simple. It's a powerful fan behind the filters, which sucks the air from the front and releases it at the back. The filters can also be replaced without any tools. It has a stand to make it sit on the floor or table. But you can also hang it on the wall. It looks very good on the wall.
- In terms of control, it has a rotary button on the top to control the speed and comes with three speeds. There is a simple light for the filter change notification. It has a power on and off button. If you want smarts, use a smart plug and a good external sensor.
- It's powered by an external dc power supply (ICPSW24-19-1A). It takes 24V DC, 0.8 A, and 19W. I wish it were standard USB-C.
- Other stats
- Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) at highest/lowest fan speed: 120/25 m3/h (with both particle filter and gas filter installed).
- Sound level at the highest/lowest fan speed: 60/28 dB (with both particle filter and gas filter installed).
- Maximum wattage: 14 W (with both particle filter and gas filter installed).
- Net weight: 3.05 kg (with both particle filter and gas filter installed).
- The particle filter is tested according to EN 1822-1 and ISO 29463-3 which corresponds to class EPA12.
I am pleased. I might get another one and fit it in front of my standing desk on the wall. I would like some fresh air while working.