Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 Review

Constantly bugged by dust mite or pet dander issue coming from your pets yet don’t have the time to handle this everlasting issue? Hamilton Beach TrueAir has the "permanent" solution for you. Introducing the highly affordable and compact Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384. The only few HEPA air purifier in the market that comes with a permanent, 99% efficiency HEPA filter. As minimal upkeeping is required (between 2- 3 times yearly in vacuuming the filter), how is the performance of this entry-level air purifier and does it pack enough punch? Learn more in our in-depth review below.
± 79.00 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 10 p
 Online price*
** 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.

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 Specification

ProductHamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384
8.1 x 16.4 x 10.8 in
(20.6 x 41.7 x 27.4 cm)
Weight6.3 lb (2.9 kg)
Coverage (up to)140 sq. ft. (13 m2)
Airflow speed
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Humidifying(H) speed
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA-grade filter
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
carbon zeolite filters (2 pack)
3 months
+- 4.99
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional/ Addon
Noise level
Power usage level
Timer/ Scheduler
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • Permanent 99% HEPA-grade filter
  • Versatile compact design - use horizontally or vertically
  • 3 fan speeds (WhisperClean, Medium, QuickClean)
  • Ultra Quiet performance
  • 2 replaceable carbon zeolite filters


  • Very affordable price .
  • Permanent HEPA grade filter that can be easily maintain with routine vacuuming.
  • Compact and portable body.
  • Versatile design where you can place the unit horizontally or vertically without ever affecting the airflow efficiency.
  • Generally low noise output.


  • Small airflow coverage with poor airflow delivery rate.
  • Weak filtration (at only 3 micron) with gradual declining on the effectiveness of the permanent HEPA-filter .
  • Ineffective against strong odor and chemicals.
  • Plain vanilla unit with no features like timer, air quality status, Auto mode.
  • Comes only with 1 year warranty (some basic unit offer up to 2).

The starters

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 dimension
8.1 x 16.4 x 10.8 in
(20.6 x 41.7 x 27.4 cm)
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 weight
6.3 lb (2.9 kg)

Not the most fancy looking air purifier in the market, Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 is an entry-level segment air purifier that offers just enough airflow filtration. At a very compact [adimension] and [aweight], Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 is no doubt the ideal size for table desk, bedside table or can even bring around for traveling. The flexible design with removable base allows the air purifier to operate in both horizontal and vertical stand without resorting any airflow efficiency reduction. Usability wise is very straightforward as there is only 1 top control dial knob to manage the 3 fan speed. Front cover also snaps out easily for quick and instant filter cleaning. Other limited features available in the air purifier includes a 3-stage filtration with carbon filter, timestrip cartridge (filter replacement indicator), the aforementioned 3 speed, ultra-quiet operation and 1 year limited warranty.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 coverage
Purifying coverage
140 sq. ft. (13 m2)
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 fanspeed
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 has a reasonable [acoverage] purifying coverage for its compact level category. While its adequate spreading across its 3 fanspeed, against the big boys its long long way behind. Together with the limited airflow delivery rate, Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 is probably best suited for use close to your pet or pet area. See for yourself and compare with other air purifiers via the comparison links above.

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What’s inside count

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 is a 3-stage pet oriented air purifier with additional [acarbonfilter] technology so you would assume its generally strong in pet odors filtration. Not so much I'm afraid as the framework size and price tag means there is very limited space for an excellent filtration. Other than that Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 still manage to squeeze in a [aprefilter] for dust and pet hair and permanent HEPA grade filter for airborne dust mite, pet dander, mold, mildew spores and pollen. Depending on the filter frequency utilization, both pre and HEPA filter will need to be clean or vacuum in a period between 3- 5 months to prevent the filters from being clogged with particles.

Keep it down

One of Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 strongest suit, expect low noise level throughout all speed. For nighttime operation, we would recommend choosing the lowest WhisperClean speed. For other purifying purposes, go with the higher Medium or QuickClean speed. No official figures on the power consumption but we would safely presume it is relatively low tally with the low airflow delivery speed.

At what cost

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 MRSP/ RSP
+- 79.00
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 10
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 is the most expensive unit in its compact TrueAir lineup although we hardly consider that has expensive. Not only the air purifier has an attractive price advantage, there is very minimal annual filter maintenance cost on its dual carbon zeolite filters. Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 might not be the best pet air purifiers around the market, it will certainly do its job given the price tag its in.

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS the challengers

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact 04386

Similar in many ways with cheaper price but have to do without the Carbon Zeolite filters.
Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04383

Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04383

Again cheaper alternative with slightly wider purifying coverage. No dual Carbon Zeolite filters.
GermGuardian AC4100

GermGuardian AC4100

Cheaper with arguably more dynamic filtration including UV-C light. High annual filter replacement cost is the biggest stumble block.
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384

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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