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Alen Paralda Tower HEPA Air Purifier Review

The exclusive "Tower fan" HEPA air purifier, Alen Paralda air purifier brings together award-winning design with advanced filtration technology that can effortlessly eradicate airborne particles including dust mite, mold, pollen and pet dander from your own breathing space. Together with upgraded Alen's HEPA-Silver Filter that can shield the filter against bacteria growth, let's dig deeper and find out what are the other unique features of Alen Paralda tower air purifier.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 324 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 59 - 118 p
 Online price*
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** MRSP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)/ RSP (Retail selling price) is provided by cleanairprice.com. Accurate at the time of posting.
^ Annual filter cost is calculated based on filter price and 12 hours of usage. Pricing could vary depending on air quality, usage frequency, and speed.

Alen Paralda Specification

ProductAlen Paralda
Dimension
11 x 28 x 7 in
(27.9 x 71.1 x 17.8 cm)
Weight15 lb (6.8 kg)
Fanspeed4
Coverage (up to)500 sq. ft. (46 m2)
Airflow speed38 - 117 cfm (65 - 199 m3/h)
Dust free (CADR)114 cfm (194 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)114 cfm (194 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)114 cfm (194 m3/h)
Filtration3-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Pre-filter
Permanent
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA-Silver Filter TF50-SILVER
6 - 12 months
+- 59
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Ionizer/ TechnologiesIonizer
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
HEPA-Pure Filter TF50
6 - 12 months+- 44
HEPA-Fresh Filter TF50-CARBON
6 - 12 months+- 49
HEPA-OdorCell Filter TF50-MP
6 - 12 months+- 89
Noise level37.5 - 60 dB
Power usage level56 W
Timer/ SchedulerProgrammable timer
Sensors
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
WarrantyLifetime Limited Warranty
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • 3-stage/ 4 speed filtration including Ionizer
  • Washable pre-filter
  • Upgrade HEPA-Silver filter with optional filter upgrades
  • Programmable timer
  • Easy top filter change
  • Night light with memory option
  • Hidden cord wrap system
  • Alen Lifetime limited warranty
  • [Optional] filters - HEPA-Pure filter, HEPA-Fresh filter, HEPA-OdorCell filter

Pros

  • Extensive purifying applicable area as with T500.
  • Comes with upgrade HEPA-silver filter.
  • Cable Management System that can hide excessive cords underneath the air purifier.
  • Top pulling filter change that can be done within minutes.
  • The option to turn off Ionizer when not needed.
  • On/ Off Night light keep your setting when the air purifier restarted.
  • Programmable timer.
  • At highest speed 4 setting, only standard fan white noise could be heard.
  • Amazing lifetime limited warranty.

Cons

  • Slightly weaker airflow delivery rate.
  • No dedicated deodorization filter.
  • Optional purchase is needed for odor filtration or dealing with strong chemical.
  • Lacks quality sensors for monitoring and enabled Auto mode.

The starters

Alen Paralda dimension
Dimension
11 x 28 x 7 in
(27.9 x 71.1 x 17.8 cm)
Alen Paralda weight
Weight
15 lb (6.8 kg)

A beauty among tower air purifiers, Alen Paralda do look smaller than its 11 x 28 x 7 in suggested size thanks to the transparent panel and curvy sidelines. 15 lb weight is standard tally with its size while build quality is solid similar to most Alen air purifiers. Overall Alen Paralda would not take up much space but is a tad taller for desktop use. On to features, beside the standard 3-stage filtration including Ionizer, ENERGY STAR rated, timer, filter light indicator, Alen Paralda also comes with 4 fan speed, LCD display with soft-touch controls, night light, upgraded HEPA-silver filter (more on that later), Hassle-free filter replacement with self-closing cover, hidden cord wrap system that hide unused cord underneath the air purifier system and lifetime warranty.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

Alen Paralda coverage
Purifying coverage
500 sq. ft. (46 m2)
Alen Paralda fanspeed
Fanspeed
4
As a tower-type air purifier, Alen Paralda has an impressively wide 500 sq. ft coverage flew from the back and out from the side. It can cover most living hall, bedroom, kitchen or even offices within its coverage. 38 - 117 cfm airflow delivery rate is not the quickest but it's sufficient enough to support the 4 fan speed.
Alen Paralda dust CADR
Dust CADR
114 cfm (194 m3/h)
Alen Paralda pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
114 cfm (194 m3/h)
Alen Paralda smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
114 cfm (194 m3/h)
CADR is at an average of 114 cfm tested by ENERGY STAR. Again not the best but it will do its job. For a more comprehensive comparison, use the comparison table link above.

What’s inside count

^ Alen Paralda filters/ lifespan/ price
Alen Paralda default 3-stage filtration would trap most household non-odor type filtration. For start, the cover pre-filter would capture dust, hair and other large-sized airborne pollutants. For smaller size allergens that are not seen throughout naked eyes, you'll have the HEPA-Silver filter standing by. For even more effective filtration against bacteria, chemicals, smoke, and odors, choose one of the HEPA filter upgrades as seen above. Last but not least, Alen Ionizer is all fired up when dealing with unclear airborne pollutants within its purifying range.

Keep it down

Alen Paralda noise level
Noise level
37.5 - 60 dB
Alen Paralda power consumption
Power consumption
56 W
Alen Paralda 37.5 - 60 dB noise level is subtle at lower speed and acceptable noise at 3 - 4 speed. Our definition of acceptable noise means its loud but at least it's at normal conversation. Choose fan speed 1 to 2 for night time use. Power consumption is not too far off from most home appliances at an average of 56 W depending on fan speed.

At what cost

Alen Paralda MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 324
Alen Paralda annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 59 - 118
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
Alen Paralda is cheaper than all BreatheSmart series models although we would not categorize it under cheap. There is also Alen T500, a cheaper and better value tower air purifier. Annual filter replacement is not the cheapest as filter lifespan last between 6 - 12 months compared with BreatheSmart that could last up to 18 months. Prices would further push up if you opt for the upgraded filter.

Alen Paralda VS the challengers

Alen T500

Alen T500

Stronger airflow yet cheaper price and annual filter cost with same purifying coverage. Does not have the looks, 3 fan speed, and basic bundled filter.
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX

Alen BreatheSmart FLEX

Top up a bit more and you'll get the compact version BreatheSmart Flex which triumph on airflow performance and coverage.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
5
Features
4
Coverage
7
Particle Filtration
7
Smoke Filtration
0
Price
6
Upkeeping
7
6.9
Alen Paralda Tower HEPA Air Purifier
6.9

Max Fernandez

A loving father and a dedicated reviewer for airfuji.com with more than 1000 air purifiers under his belt. Max Fernandez is also one of the million patients currently suffering from asthma. Feel free to nudge him if you have any questions.

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