Friedrich AP260 5-stage air purifier

Friedrich AP260 5-Stage Air Purifier Quick Review

As quoted from Friedrich website, 1 in 5 U.S. people suffer from respiratory discomfort and condition from allergies or asthma. These conditions are often chronic linked due to the long exposure to airborne contaminants (dust, tobacco smoke, tobacco smoke) that we inhaled. With warning signs such as sinus, red eyes, sneezing or difficulty in breathing, user must take action to prevent further damage to our respiratory system and this is where Friedrich AP260 5-Stage air purifier comes in.
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Friedrich AP260 Specification

ProductFriedrich AP260
15 x 26.5 x 7.8 in
(38.1 x 67.3 x 19.8 cm)
Weight18.3 lb (8.3 kg)
Coverage (up to)260 sq. ft. (24 m2)
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Airflow speed
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Antibacterial Pre-filter
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA with Antibacterial Coating
1 year
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
AP260CFRK Activated Carbon Filter
1 year
+- 42
Ionizer/ TechnologiesPlasma Generator
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
Antibacterial/Antifungal Multi-filter
6 months
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
AP260HFRK HEPA Filter Replacement Kit (3 filter)
1 year
+- 69
Optional/ Addon
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support
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Key features

  • 5-Stage filtration - Up to 4X more filter surface area than popular brands.
  • Antibacterial Pre-filter
  • Antibacterial/ Antifungal Multi-filter
  • High Performance HEPA filter with antibacterial coating - Captures up to 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.03 microns
  • Activated Carbon Filter
  • Plasma Generator - neutralize harmful airborne substances with the released of ionized plasma
  • 3 speed (low, medium, high) with Intelligent Auto Operation
  • Smart Detection Air Quality Sensors with LED indicator - Very good (Blue), Fair (Green), Poor (Red)
  • Remote control with magnetic holder
  • Stealth-type night mode
  • 5-Years warranty on electrical functional parts and 1 year warranty on labor

Friedrich AP260 review

  • 5-Stage filtration including Ionizer and multi filter.
  • "True" HEPA filter with 99.97% capture rate on particles as small as 0.03 microns.
  • Dedicated carbon filter for advanced odor and smoke filtration.
  • Antibacterial coating on pre-filter, HEPA filter, Multi-filter.
  • Air Quality indicator with Intelligent Auto Operation a.k.a. Auto mode.
  • Night mode that automatically dim down LED light when no light source and run on ultra-quiet setting.
  • Remote control with convenience magnetic storage holder.
  • 5 years warranty (limited to electrical parts).
  • Average purifying coverage that lose out to some competitors model.
  • Relatively expensive filter replacement cost.
  • No timer or any autonomous shut down feature.
  • Automatically lock out its functionality if you do not replace it after first and second alert beep.
Friedrich AP260 dimension
15 x 26.5 x 7.8 in
(38.1 x 67.3 x 19.8 cm)
Friedrich AP260 weight
18.3 lb (8.3 kg)

Modernly shaped framework, Friedrich AP260 5-Stage is sleek in design with a smooth front cover and a black contrast control panel on the side. A soft blue LED lights on the control brings nice touch to its contemporary style and further enhancing its convenience is the remote control that can be slotted in the magnetic holder. Inside the body comes with an advanced 5-Stage filtration that includes an antibacterial Pre-filter, Multi-filter, High Performance HEPA filter, Activated Carbon Filter and Plasma Generator. Overall Friedrich AP260 5-Stage is solidly built and designed to be easily fitted as part of your house decor.

Applicable area

Friedrich AP260 5-Stage can offer up to 24 m2 (260 sq. ft.) with its innovative 5-stage filtration technology. The comprehensive 5-stage filtration system can remove up to 99.97 percent of all particles as small as 0.03 microns including dust, pollen, pet dander, mole, bacteria, viruses and even notorious chemicals such as tobacco smoke and VOCs. 3 speed mode + Auto mode/ night mode (via Smart Detection Sensors) also comes standard in this machine.

Final thoughts on Friedrich AP260 5-Stage

Friedrich AP260 5-Stage should be a winner in our book, it has fantastic exterior and excellent 5-Stage filtration but the omission of timer and the annoying auto lock down is something you need to consider. Also the lack of any figures disclose for clean air delivery rate or the lack of any certification is another few things that hinder us from completely recommending this air purifier.

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Hair/ Pet hair


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Dust mites


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Mold/ Mildew


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Pet dander


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Virus/ Germ


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Tobacco smoke


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Smoke/ Gas


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Friedrich AP260 5-stage filtration and purifying applicable area is exceptional when go up against irritants, allergens, microorganisms. It is vastly effective on large scale airborne particles particularly dust, hair, pet hair. Then again against small particles, Friedrich AP260 3 speed airflow + is great at taking out dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold, mildew and germs.  As for odors and smokes, Friedrich AP260 is also good in banishing fire, chemicals, VOCs, odors, cooking smell, tobacco smokes, cigarette radon and ammonia.

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