Alen BreatheSmart Classic Specification
|Product||Alen BreatheSmart Classic|
|RSPMRSP/ RSP||+- 599|
17.8 x 26.8 x 10 in
(45.2 x 68.1 x 25.4 cm)
|Weight||21 lb (9.5 kg)|
|Coverage (up to)||1100 sq. ft. (102 m2)|
|Dust free (CADR)||300 cfm (510 m3/h)|
|Pollen free (CADR)||300 cfm (510 m3/h)|
|Smoke free (CADR)||300 cfm (510 m3/h)|
|Airflow speed||150-286 cfm (255-486 m3/h)|
|A filterAnnual filter cost ($)||+- 46 - 138|
- Replacement cost ($)
Washable Pre-filter (with HEPA filter)
6 - 18 months
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA-Pure Filter BF35
6 - 18 months
- Replacement cost ($)
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA-Silver Filter BF35-SILVER-CARBON
6 - 18 months+- $79
HEPA-OdorCell Filter BF35-MP
6 - 18 months+- $109
HEPA-FreshPlus Filter BF35-VOC
6 - 18 months+- $89
|Noise level||42 - 56 dB|
|Power consumption||64 - 105 W|
|Timer/ Scheduler||4, 8, 12 hours|
|More color options|
|Air qualityAQ indicator|
|Filter change indicator|
|Warranty||Lifetime Limited Warranty|
|Email/ Phone support|
Alen BreatheSmart Classic key features
- 3-stage filtration with ionizer
- Washable pre-filter/ HEPA-Pure filter - [Optional] filters - HEPA-Silver filter, HEPA-FreshPlus filter, HEPA-OdorCell filter
- 4 fan speeds with auto mode
- Air quality indicator light (Blue, Yellow, Red)
- Advanced SmartSensor
- Personalizable front cover panel
- Child-lock control panel and child-safe vent guard
- 4, 8, 12 hour Pre-set timer
- Smart Filter Light indicator
- Lifetime limited warranty
At a conventional air purifier size of 17.8 x 26.8 x 10 in, Alen BreatheSmart Classic is one of the most modern, eye-pleasing air purifier in its class thanks to the front wood trim cover design. Up to 14 front cover panel to ranging from Brushed stainless steel to Weathered grey, there is definitely 1 design that would suit your home decor. Weight wise is considerably light for its segment at only 21 lb, you could easily carry the air purifier via its back handle. Continue touring the air purifier, you have side air intake grill at sides and bottom just above the stand while air output grill is located at top below the carrying handle. Fitting is tight from top to bottom with no air by-pass detected during our test. Overall Alen BreatheSmart Classic might have a plasticky built, it feels solid with the durability to last for ages.
Continue with the top control panel, operating Alen BreatheSmart Classic Classic air purifier is super easy with separate round button and dedicated indicator light. Starting from left, you have the Ion button, Filter life button, Timer button, Power button, Speed button and finally Auto button. To begin, press the power button to start the air purifier, press again to completely turn off the air purifier light, continue pressing again to stop the air purifier from operation. Different colors will light up around the Power button to indicates its surrounding air quality. Blue means low level of airborne particles detected, yellow means moderate level of airborne particles detected while red indicates significant level of airborne particles detected. Press Ion to enable the ozone-free ionizer (indicator light on), press again to disable it. There are 3 indicator lights on top of Filter life button, when green light is illuminated, filter condition is good so no action required. When yellow light is illuminated, the filter is reaching its end-cycle and you should start ordering the new replacement. When red light is illuminated, it is time to replace the filter. To reset the filter indicator light, press and hold the Filter life button down for 5 seconds. The indicator light should revert from red to green. To set the number of hours the air purifier should be in operation, press the Timer button once and it will lock at 4 hours runtime, press again to set it to 8 hours, again to set it to 12 and again to disable the countdown timer. Speed button is self-explanatory, pressing the button will cycle between speed 1, 2, 3 and T (Turbo). Lastly, press the Auto button to activate Auto mode where Alen BreatheSmart Classic would rely on its SmartSensor technology to automatically set the right fan speed based on the amount of airborne particles in its surrounding air.
Quickly go through Alen BreatheSmart Classic standard list of equipment: 3-stage filtration with 4 fanspeed, HEPA-Pure filter (default choice), Ionizer, SmartSensor with auto mode, air quality indicator, quiet WhisperMax technology, Advanced Smart Filter that calculates filter replacement life based on usage/ environment, child lock, Auto-off safety feature that disable the unit from functioning when front cover is not properly closed, UL listed, Energy Star rated and Lifetime limited warranty.
Airflow, CADR and everything in between
What’s inside count
^ Alen BreatheSmart Classic filters/ technologies/ lifespan
While Alen BreatheSmart Classic "only" comes with 1 bundled filter set, the filter quality is there therefore it still rocks in filtering out common airborne pollutants at a reasonable time. Starting with the washable pre-filter (attached above HEPA filter) that would trap large particles such as dust and pet hair while prolonging the HEPA filter lifespan. Depending on which HEPA filter you choose, the basic HEPA-Pure filter is great at filtering out common allergens without any deodorization capability. Optional filters upgrade includes mold, germs & asthma specialist HEPA-Silver, chemical, VOCs, smoke targeted HEPA-FreshPlus (recommended) and pet & diaper odor neutralizer HEPA-OdorCell. Last but not least the built-in ionizer would release negative ions and electrostatically merge unwanted particles causing them to drop to the floor.
Filter maintenance and careUnlike every other console air purifier that comes with multi-layer of filters, replacing Alen BreatheSmart Classic filter is probably the easiest task as there is only 1 filter change. With the unit standing upright, pull out the front panel from the bottom corner. Remove the used filter by pulling the pull strings and place the used filter in a plastic bag to prevent dust from re-spreading into the air. Prepare the new filter set by removing the plastic wrap and insert into the air purifier with the pull strings facing towards you (outward). Finally, snap back the front panel but this time start with top tabs then follow by the bottom. The entire steps take less than 2 minutes excluding cleaning the washable pre-filter. To wash the pre-filter, slowly peel the black foam layer that is held on work Velcro. Proceed by lightly vacuum or wash the pre-filter off any large particles such as dust and hair. If you choose to skip the pre-filter care (not recommended), you only need to do this every 6 – 18 months as the HEPA filter is non-washable.
Alen BreatheSmart Classic is covered against
Hair/ Pet hair
Keep it down
Alen BreatheSmart Classic 42 - 56 dB noise level is standard in its class although on paper it feels quieter on the whole (probably due to the WhisperMax technology). Auto mode is great in controlling the noise level for bedroom use unless you are planning to operate it constantly at max speed. Ionizer does not generate much noise unlike some other models.Power consumption varies depending on the fanspeed you are constantly in. Between 64 - 105 W, it is slightly higher than we would hope but nonetheless understandable given is purifying range. Like every other BreatheSmart air purifier, Alen BreatheSmart Classic is energy star certified so it's somewhat energy-efficient if you manage to meet its criteria.
At what cost
^ Alen BreatheSmart Classic replacement filters estimated cost
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50The cheaper and slightly smaller version with similarity in design, features and the highlight swappable front panel. The downside of picking Alen BreatheSmart Fit50 is you do have to settle for a weaker CADR and smaller purifying coverage that at best 900 sq ft.
Alen BreatheSmart FLEXThe smallest version with even cheaper price tag and maintenance cost. Like the previous model, Alen BreatheSmart has an even smaller purifying coverage that can only go up to 700 sq ft. You do have to forego some features like Auto mode due to the lack of sensors but the rest of the specification including the swappable front panel design remain.
Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-780AAlso comes with 4 customized filter options and plenty of beautiful front panel design to choose from, Rabbit MinusA2 SPA-780A might not having the airflow distribution as Alen BreatheSmart, it rocks with a more comprehensive 6-stage filtration plus a wholesome of aesthetic enhancement including a thinner and lighter frame size body.
Airmega 400Better purifying coverage, CADR with dual pre-filter MAX2 setup, these 2 are the main reasons to go with Airmega 400 rather than BreatheSmart. Otherwise Alen BreatheSmart Classic is pretty much the better choice with cheaper price point plus the availability to customized filter and front panel design.
- Plenty of swappable wood trim front cover design.
- Wide purifying coverage, superior airflow delivery rate and highly adjustable (up to 4 speed).
- Up to 3 optional filter upgrade to choose from depending on your needs.
- Ionizer could be turn on or off.
- Longer lasting filters (up to 18 months) depending on usage volume/ air quality.
- Accurate Smart Filter Light replacement indicator that calculates based on usage/ fanspeed/ environment.
- Abundance of features - SmartSensor (air quality sensor), auto mode, filter life timer, pre-set timer.
- Child friendly machine with locking control panel and safe vent guard.
- Alen unique Lifetime Limited Warranty.
- Lacks odor filtration on bundled HEPA-Pure filter (Optional filter upgrade required).
- No dedicated odor carbon filter which could come in handy as filter replacement can be done separately.
- Noisy at highest speed nevertheless Auto mode does come to rescue.
Final thoughts on Alen BreatheSmart ClassicThere is no question on the capabilities of Alen BreatheSmart customizable HEPA air purifier but ask yourself, what is the purpose of purchasing an air purifier? If is for allergies related purpose, Alen BreatheSmart customizable would do an excellent job according to 88% of the Amazon user reviews rated at 4 – 5 stars. Other compliments include the abundant of features and, wide purifying coverage and airflow performance. What surprise us is that not many people praise Alen BreatheSmart customizable customizable front panel option that we think could be because of the additional cost involved. For the remaining 12% users that gave it a not so good review, their complains mainly focus on the air purifier poor filtration against allergies from pets despite the right type of customized filter. Contrasting feedback to ponder upon, if you do not mind spending this much on a top-notch air purifier, what we have here is an air purifier that has customizable exterior and interior (optional filters) as well. Recommended.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ
Can I use Alen BreatheSmart Classic filters on BreatheSmart FIT50/ Flex?
What is WhisperMax technology?
Can Alen BreatheSmart Classic front panel be painted?
What is the differences between Alen BreatheSmart Classic, BreatheSmart Fit50 and BreatheSmart Flex?
- Alen BreatheSmart is the highest range in its stable that has the best purifying coverage, CADR/ airflow follow by Alen BreatheSmart Fit50 and BreatheSmart Flex.
- Alen BreatheSmart Fit50 surprisingly has the lowest noise level although it's hard to tell in real life situation.
- Both Alen BreatheSmart and BreatheSmart Fit50 comes with WhisperMax technology and SmartSensor + Auto mode while BreatheSmart Flex have to do without.
- Alen BreatheSmart Fit50 and BreatheSmart Flex also comes with Advanced Smart Filter Life that calculates filter lifespan based on usage/ environment while BreatheSmart Flex have to do with basic Filter Life that based on runtime.
|Alen BreatheSmart||Alen BreatheSmart Fit50||Alen BreatheSmart Flex|
|Coverage||1100 sq. ft. (102 m2)||900 sq. ft. (84 m2)||700 sq. ft. (65 m2)|
|CADR||300 cfm (510 m3/h)||220 cfm (374 m3/h)||245 cfm (416 m3/h)|
|Airflow||150-286 cfm (255-486 m3/h)||110-231 cfm (187-392 m3/h)||53-187 cfm (90-318 m3/h)|
|SmartSensor + Auto mode|
|Filter replacement indicator||Smart Filter Light||Smart Filter Light||Filter Light|
|Weight||21 lb (9.5 kg)||16 lb (7.3 kg)||15 lb (6.8 kg)|
How to tell apart which BreatheSmart do I owned?
Alen BreatheSmart Classic indicator LED light is very bright. Is there a way to turn it off?
Where is Alen BreatheSmart Classic air purifier made from?
What does Alen BreatheSmart Classic Lifetime Limited Warranty cover?
- Warranty will only be applicable if you are the unit original purchaser and in the US or Mexico.
- Alen BreatheSmart Classic air purifier must be connected to a proper power supply (see voltage label). Using voltage converter, transformer or plug adapter will effectively void the warranty.
- Shows no evidence of tampering, accidental damage, mishandling, modification or repair by anyone other than authorized Alen service personnel.
- Replace the filter as stipulated timeframe in the manual to avoid excessive stress on the motor.
- Remember to keep your proof of purchase and register your Alen BreatheSmart Classic air purifier at www.alencorp.com/register or call 1-800-630-2396 for warranty validation.
What is the differences between each Alen HEPA filters and which Alen BreatheSmart Classic replacement filter should I get?
All Alen BreatheSmart Classic filters are great at addressing dust, allergies and asthma. For a specific concern, choose:
- HEPA-Pure - standard filter for household allergy relief.
- HEPA-Silver - advanced all-around solution filter that is best against mold, germs & bacteria.
- HEPA-Fresh/ HEPA-FreshPlus - chemical filter that is best against strong chemicals, smoke and VOCs.
- HEPA-OdorCell - odor neutralizer that is best in removing diaper smell and pet odor.
What is the difference between Smart Filter Light and standard Filter Light?
What is the differences between HEPA-Silver and HEPA-FreshPlus as both comes with activated carbon?
How many filters Alen BreatheSmart Classic used?
Which is the best filter for paint, chemicals or formaldehyde fumes??
Which is the best filter to get rid of the smoke from wildfire/ wood burning?
Does Alen BreatheSmart Classic get rid of cigarette smoke?
- Alen BreatheSmart Classic will not remove residual smoke/ odors from wall paint, furniture, carpet and drapes.
- Make sure Alen BreatheSmart Classic is used in the recommended room size or intended source.
- Run on higher fan speed for maximum efficiency.
- Avoid smoker from smoking indoor.
Which filter would work best to get rid of musty mold in a basement?
Which filter do I need to get rid of pet odors and litter box odors?
Which filter in Alen BreatheSmart Classic is best for just eliminating cooking smells in an open kitchen?
Is it possible to use more than 1 customizable filter at the same time?
How do I reset Alen BreatheSmart Classic filter indicator after I have replaced it with a new filter?
Where do I find Alen BreatheSmart Classic replacement filter?
What is the function of SmartSensor with Auto-Mode?
Is Alen BreatheSmart Classic air purifier wall mountable?
Which filter does Alen BreatheSmart Classic comes with?
Is Alen BreatheSmart Classic's HEPA filter washable?
Can you use an extension cord on Alen BreatheSmart Classic air purifier?
Alen BreatheSmart Classic Troubleshooting
More on Alen BreatheSmart customizable
Built with significant plastic housing, Alen BreatheSmart customizable air purifier is large and tall though not the bulkiest in its class. The omission of casters makes sense as it is not the heaviest at only 21 lb. You could easily carry it around with the built-in handle. Plenty of indicator lights with round touch buttons located at the top panel, abundant of air intake and outtake surrounding side/ top of the air purifier. Filters are easily changeable via the front magnetic cover. The most fantastic part of this air purifier is the available designer panels cover option that we could personalize (check out Dark Espresso Wood Grain) similar to how we change our cellphone cover. On the whole Alen BreatheSmart customizable air cleaner design is clean, nicely executed yet easy to use.
Applicable area, airflow, noise level and power inputOne of the strongest point of Alen BreatheSmart customizable HEPA air purifier. With the release of 2 air changes per hour, the air purifier can effectively cover a maximum of 102 m2 or 1100 sq. ft. in removing particles down to 0.3 microns. Parallel to the Airflow delivery strength, Alen BreatheSmart customizable has a highly impressive and consistent airflow delivery rate. Powered by WhisperMax technology, the noise level of the air purifier is reduced to 41.5 dB and 56 dB vary on the airflow speed. Inevitably, the power input level is rather high as to accommodate the strong airflow output, between 64 watts minimum to 105 watts maximum.
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