BEST HEPA AIR PURIFIER
With six stages of air purification, a large 700-square foot coverage and ultra-quiet operation, we had an easy time picking the Rabbit Air Minus A2 as the best HEPA air purifier in our in-depth HEPA air purifier buying guide.
The Rabbit Air A2 provides outstanding air purification performance, making it the best choice if you want to get rid of mold spores, airborne bacteria, pet dander, VOCs and odors.
A HEPA air purifier this good is going to be a bit more expensive. But in return, you enjoy clean indoor air all the time.
Keep reading this review to learn about the pros, cons, features and known issues of the Rabbit Air A2 HEPA Air Purifier .
- Large area coverage – up to 700 square feet.
- High-performance air purification – ideal for those with asthma and allergies.
- Versatile customization options. You can buy a purifier specifically for germ defense, odor removal, pet allergy, and toxin absorber.
- 5-year warranty.
- Can be wall-mounted.
- Quiet operation.
- The WiFi model takes time to set up.
- Not the best purifier for cigarette smoke.
6-Stage Air Purification
When the A2 Air Purifier is operating in your home, your dirty house air is purified as it flows through the following six filter stages:
- Pre-filter: Traps large allergen particles like dust. This enhances purification and prolongs the life of the other filters by preventing clogging.
- Medium-filter: Catches large particles that are 1 micron or bigger including pollen, pet dander, and mold spores.
- BioGS HEPA Filter: This filter goes a step further than a typical HEPA filter. In addition to trapping tiny allergens, it reduces the buildup of mold, pet dander and other allergens on the filter. It’s also designed to prevent the growth of bacteria and viruses. This not only makes your indoor air cleaner, but it also makes the BioGS filter longer lasting compared to a normal HEPA filter.
- Customized Filter: You can choose a customized filter that targets the main airborne contaminant or allergen in your home.
- Charcoal-Based Activated Carbon Filter: This filter targets common household orders as well as chemicals such as VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
- Negative Ion Generator: While the science is not completely settled on the effects of negative ions in the air, some studies show that they can freshen the air, limit the effects of allergens and improve overall air quality. Rabbit Air’s negative ion generator complements air purification by the other filters.
The Rabbit Air HEPA air purifier is recommended for areas up to 700 square feet (20ft x 35ft) in size.
If you are looking for an air purifier for a large living area or an open-plan home, the Rabbit Air A2 is a great choice.
The A2 processes two air exchanges per hour, meaning all the air in the room passes through the 6-stage filter process once every 30 minutes. As a result, Pollen, mold, pet dander and other allergens have little time to build up in the air before they are removed.
In a 350 square foot room, the A2 will purify the air even faster, doing up to 4 air exchanges per hour.
The Rabbit Air A2 is one few air purifiers that can be wall-mounted.
Most air purifiers are stand-alone units meant to be placed on the floor.
You can certainly use the Rabbit A2 on the floor, but it is also designed to be installed high up on your wall using the included wall-mount kit.
Design and Filter Options
As I mentioned, there are several customized filters you can to choose from. Each filter targets a specific type of contaminant.
There’s one for germ defense, one for odor removal, a toxin absorber, and one for pet allergies.
It’s not just the filter that you can customize, you can also choose the color of the panel (black or white come standard).
If you need something more stylish, choose from one of the Rabbit Air artist series panels. These panels feature images by artists like Claude Monet and Van Gogh. There are also original designs by Rabbit Air.
The Rabbit Air Minus A2 air purifier uses a brushless motor that is very quiet.
Even when you’ve selected the highest fan speed, the noise level only goes to 51.3 decibels, about the same level your refrigerator produces.
If that’s still too loud for you, you can lower the fan speed – there are five-speed options. At the lowest setting, the noise level is a barely noticeable 20.8 decibels (same as a whisper).
So if you are planning to use this air purifier in your bedroom, rest assured you can sleep comfortably without an annoying noise.
The only really major drawback to the A2 is the price. But it’s understandable when you consider the coverage area and the 6-stage air purification process it uses. Overall, if you need clean air in your home this air purifier provides excellent value for your money.
That said, there are a few minor issues worth noting:
- The most common customer complaint is that the A2 does not filter-out cigarette smoke smells as well as other odors. If this is an issue in your home, then consider an air purifier designed specifically for cigarette smoke. See our roundup of the best air purifiers for cigarette smoke for a few suggestions.
- The LED indicators are rather bright and may keep you from sleeping if you prefer a dark room. Of course, a bit of black tape can solve that problem.
- The sleep mode sometimes activates automatically when you don’t want it to, like when when you turn down the lights to watch the TV. They should have made the mode manual so that you can turn it on when you want.
While definitely pricey, the Rabbit Air Minus A2 is unmatched when it comes to purifying indoor air. It covers more space than almost any other HEPA air purifier without compromising on performance.
The Rabbit Air Minus A2 is easy to use and looks really nice - especially if you mount it on a wall with one of the customized art panels.
We think the Minus A2 is the best choice for anyone who is looking for a high-performance purifier to cover a large room and remove a wide range of allergens. We recommend it for allergy sufferers, homes with pets and anyone who is sensitive to certain odors.