Walter Shillington writes about products he knows firsthand. His articles focus on healthcare, electronics, watches, and household items.
I like spring. The snow finally disappears, the grass turns green, and the birds return, chirping cheerfully. And my cat, a talented mouser, disappears outside for hours at a time.
Unfortunately, spring is also pollen season. I habitually develop a sore throat and a cough that lasts until the end of June.
This year I decided to pick up an air purifier which would, hopefully, filter out all that nasty pollen. After examining the various models available on Amazon, I chose the TaoTronics TT-AP006.
The TaoTronics TT-AP006 is composed of white plastic with a gray-colored top. It is 8.25 inches wide, 8.25 inches deep, and 11.75 inches high.
Numerous and tiny circular holes perforate the front and back of this air purifier, feeding air to a three-stage filtration system. Then a fan forces the air through the filter and upward until it exits via the top of the device.
This unit’s control panel adjusts the fan’s speed, sets a timer, and operates the unit’s night light. A separate indicator provides an alert when the filter requires replacement.
The TaoTronics TT-AP006 is fitted with a replaceable H13 HEPA Filter which also incorporates an activated carbon filter and a prefilter.
Noise level ranges from 24—50db, depending upon fan speed. The air purifier is whisper quiet at the lowest setting as it slowly recirculates the air within a single room. At its highest speed, the TT-AP006 can clean 200 square meters of air within one hour. This air purifier is intended for small to medium-sized rooms.
- Manufacturer: TaoTronics
- Model: TT-AP006
- Weight: 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds)
- Dimensions: 30 x 21 x 21 centimeters (11.75 x 8.25 x 8.25 inches)
- Power required: 120 – 240 volts
- Rated power: 26 watts
- Rated CADR: 200 m³/h
- Effective Area: 10 – 20m²/107ft²-224ft²
- Noise level: 24 – 50db
- Filter: H13 HEPA Filter + Active Carbon Filter + Pre-Filter (replaceable)
TaoTronics is trademarked by Sunvalleytek International. This company focuses on the incorporation of the latest technology into easy-to-use devices.
The TT-AP006 is fitted with an H13 HEPA filter combined with an active carbon element and a prefilter and is suitable for small to medium-sized rooms. Its filtration system captures up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as .3 microns. The particles captured include dust, pollen, smoke, odor, and pet dander.
This filter is not washable and should be replaced every three to six months.
The TT-AP006 has a CADR (clean air delivery rate) of 200 square meters per hour. This figure denotes the amount of air that is cleaned of particles, sized 0.3 microns or larger, within one hour.
This air purifier worked effectively in my small office. Usually, however, it sits in the dining room with the fan set to low. As I watch an endless series of science fiction movies, it quietly sucks away my cigarette smoke.
While only faintly noticeable during daylight hours, an attractive blueish light climbs up and around the numerous air intake holes of the air purifier at night. This illumination allows me to locate and operate my home theater remotes without interfering with the projected movie. This light can be turned off if not required.
The TT-AP006 can be set to turn off automatically after one, four, or eight hours.
This air purifier is equipped with three-speed settings. In the sleep mode, the fan revolves slowly, creating no detectable sound. When set to low, the fan noise is very faint. Like all devices of this type, the noise level produced by this air purifier becomes significantly louder when set to its highest speed. You would probably only use this mode when someone lights up a cigarette or jacks up the stove’s temperature a little higher than ideal when cooking dinner.
If properly maintained, The TT-AP006 will last for many years. For best results, the filter should be replaced every three to six months.
The manufacturer has combined a practical design with excellent quality control. If you are searching for an air purifier suitable for a small to medium-sized room, the TaoTronics TT-AP006 should be on your shortlist.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Walter Shillington