Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384

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.

Retail suggested cost*
+- 79.99
Annual filter cost^
+- 10
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Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 Specification

ProductRSPRetail suggested cost ($) Link
Dimension
W x H x D
WeightRoom size/ Coverage (up to)Dust free (CADR)Pollen free (CADR)Smoke free (CADR)Airflow speedFanspeedFiltrationA filterAnnual filter cost ($)
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Deodorization/ Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ technologies
UV-light/ PCO technologies
Other filters/ Treatment
All-in-one filters/ Cartridge
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional filter/ Addons
Noise levelPower consumptionTimer/ ScheduleSensorsMultiple color optionsAuto modeAir qualityAQ indicatorFilter replacement indicatorWi-Fi/ Bluetooth enabledENERGY STAR certifiedWarrantyEmail & Phone support
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384
+- 79.99
8.1 x 16.4 x 10.8 in
(20.6 x 41.7 x 27.4 cm)
6.3 lb (2.9 kg)140 sq. ft. (13 m2)33-stage+- 10
Pre-filter
Permanent
HEPA-grade filter
Permanent
carbon zeolite filters (2 pack)
3 months
+- 4.99
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1 year

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Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 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

The starters

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 dimension
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
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 8.1 x 16.4 x 10.8 in (20.6 x 41.7 x 27.4 cm) and 6.3 lb (2.9 kg), 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, CADR and everything in between

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 coverage
Purifying coverage
140 sq. ft. (13 m2)
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 has a reasonable 140 sq. ft. 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.

What’s inside count

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 Pre-filter
Pre-filter
Permanent
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 HEPA filter
HEPA-grade filter
Permanent
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 carbon filter
carbon zeolite filters (2 pack)
3 months
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 is a 3-stage pet oriented air purifier with additional carbon zeolite filters (2 pack) 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 Pre-filter 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.

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 is covered against

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 VS Odor

Odor

OK

On the whole Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 effective Pre-filter plus 140 sq. ft. purifying coverage and airflow delivery rate integration is brilliant in catching large-scale airborne particles example dust, hair. take on irritants, allergens, microorganisms, Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 HEPA-grade filter incorporated 3 fanspeed and 3-stage filtration is at above average level in banishing pet dander, dust mites, pollen, mold and mildew.  On odors, fumes and smokes, Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 carbon zeolite filters (2 pack) is modest in coping chemicals, diaper odors, cooking odors, cigarette odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, radon and ammonia.

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 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 10
^ Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet 04384 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.

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

Cheaper with arguably more dynamic filtration including UV-C light. High annual filter replacement cost is the biggest stumble block.

In conclusion......

  • 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).

More on Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04384

Comes in a modern white ABS plastic housing, Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04384 is well-build although it will not strike you as a premium air purifier from the exterior. At a very small and lightweight body, the flexible design allows Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04384 to be place horizontal or vertical depending on the spaces you needed, you could place it by the table, cabinet, shelf or even floor at maximum airflow efficiency. A manual dial knob is located at the topand a front cover that can be taken out to clean the permanent HEPA filter.

Applicable area and airflow

Relatively poor applicable area for Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04384 which is deemed suitable for small room only. Again there is no official figures released for Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04384 CADR but our in-house test shows that it deliver below average results which is no surprise as this entry-level true air allergen-reducing air cleaner is designed for.

Final thoughts on Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04384

Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04384 air purifier is ideal for a person with or without pets that only needs a small purifying coverage. It can be placed next to a bed or at a desk and able to filter common allergens mainly dust with minimal maintenance. If you do not mind the airflow performance trade-off for a very affordable price, this hassle-free air purifier might be the perfect one for you.

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