Keeping the air inside your home clean and fresh will always be in your family’s best interest. Airborne contaminants that are invisible to the naked eye may be causing you harm without you knowing, as these pollutants can trigger allergies and asthma and act as an instrument in the spread of infections.
Air purifiers can help remove these contaminants from the air, and the mid-end Vornado AC350 model makes for a great option to consider in this regard. Learn more about this machine through this review.
- True HEPA filter removes 99.97% of pollutants that are as small as 0.3 microns
- Activated carbon filter reduces odors and smoke
- Filter change indicator
- Adjustable fan speed
- Long warranty
- No timer
- Not as effective against airborne germs compared to models with UV technology and ionizer
- Loud on highest speed setting
To purify air, the Vornado AC350 uses a combination of a True HEPA filter and an activated carbon pre-filter. This duo removes particulate pollutants, odors, and smoke in mid-sized rooms up to 220 sq. ft. With a power consumption of 96 watts, it’s worth noting that the AC350 is not exactly the most energy-efficient model out there.
Another main talking point that Vornado likes to bring up when describing the AC350 is its powerful blower and “precise aerodynamics,” which enable it to effectively circulate clean and fresh air around the room. Take note, though, that this makes this particular model less quiet than many of its competitors.
|Dimensions||17.7” x 10.85” x 13.2”|
|Area Coverage||220 sq. ft.|
|Power Consumption||96 Watts|
|Filters/Technology||Activated carbon pre-filter + True HEPA filter|
|Odor Reducing Filter||Carbon pre-filter|
|Control Style||Electronic push buttons|
With clean air delivery rate (CADR) ratings of 142 for smoke, 152 for dust, and 170 for pollen, the Vornado AC350 comes out as a respectable air purifier for small to medium-sized rooms. The activated carbon pre-filter neutralizes odors and traps larger particles even before they can reach the next purification stage, which involves a True HEPA filter. The True HEPA filter, meanwhile, removes up to 99.97% of pollutants that are as small as 0.3 microns.
The True HEPA filter is bound to remove some microorganisms from the air since some germs are larger than 0.3 microns in size, but the AC350 won’t be as effective against these germs as other models that have dedicated UV-C lamps or ionizers. Lastly, this machine boasts being able to circulate air around the room efficiently by virtue of its powerful blower and precise aerodynamics.
There are three speed options being offered by the Vornado AC350, which means you can adjust the fan’s speed according to how much purification you actually need. Also, it has two filter change indicators—one each for the True HEPA filter and the carbon pre-filter.
The Vornado AC350 is an air purifier that measures 17.7” x 10.85” x 13.2”. At 10.22 lbs., it’s lighter than many other models. This semi-compact form suits its profile as a small- to medium-room air purifier. Although it’s only available in one color (white), it doesn’t seem like the AC350 will have a hard time fitting in most homes. Its simple-yet-modern design is easy to appreciate, and its control panel is intuitive and uncomplicated.
Warranty and Support
Vornado warrants the AC350 to be free from manufacturing defects for five years from the date of purchase, which speaks volumes about how confident the manufacturer is about the air purifier’s build and make. Vornado’s website and customer support channels are also rather easy to navigate, which should satisfy consumers who are in need of assistance for this product.
Vornado paints a picture of a simple yet effective True HEPA air purifier in the AC350. While models with a dedicated UV-C lamp and/or ionizer are still preferable if you’re concerned about bacteria and viruses, the AC350 appears to be able to do a respectable job at lessening allergens and larger airborne germs inside your home. Nonetheless, all the features that this air purifier offers are still pretty promising considering its reasonable price.
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