Hitachi Air Purifier EP-A7000

Hitachi Air Purifier EP-A7000 Review

Not wanting to be left behind, Hitachi, an unmistakably Japanese brand in home appliances and electronics has come out with their high end made in Japan air purifier: EP-A7000. Not only EP-A7000 comes with 3 color options (premium red, premium black and white), this air purifier is jam-packed with features including many pre-set settings that can be selected at a click of a button or with a remote control. Despite of all that, there are few things that we are not fully impressed with it, find out more after the jump.
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Hitachi EP-A7000 Specification

ProductHitachi EP-A7000
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 899
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Dimension
430 x 584 x 273 mm
(16.9 x 23 x 10.7 in)
Weight10 kg (22 lb)
Coverage (up to)50 m2 (538 ft2)
Humidifying(H) coverage
Airflow speed60 - 420 m3/h (35 - 247 cfm)
Humidifying(H) speed48 - 360 m3/h (28 - 212 cfm)
Fanspeed3
Filtration4-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+-
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level15 - 52 dB
Humidifying(H) Noise level13 - 50 dB
Power consumption4 - 60 W
Humidifying(H) power4 - 60 W
Humidifying(H) capacity670 mL/h
Humidifying(H) tank2.5 L
Timer/ Scheduler4 hours
SensorsDust/ Odor/ Humidity
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Humidifier
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone support

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Hitachi EP-A7000 key features

  • 4-stage Proactive filtration with 3 speed (Silent, Medium, High) plus Max, Auto mode
  • Washable, permanent pre-filter
  • Allergen-Free HEPA Filter
  • Heavy-Duty Deodorizing Filter
  • Humidifying filter (for humidification)
  • 5 operation modes (Air Purify, Pollen, Strong Deodorization, Humidify, Skin Moisturize)
  • Eco Mode - Save 23% more energy compared to silent mode
  • Remote control with controller pocket
  • Dust, odor and humidity sensor with adjustable sensitivity setting (Low, Medium, High)
  • Memory function, dimmer control, Inverter, 4 hours timer
  • Air Sensor (Green = clean, Blinking = contaminated), Humidity level indicator and Clean Humidifying Filter (Red)
  • Allergy UK Seal of Approval
  • Made in Japan
Hitachi EP-A7000 dimension
Dimension
430 x 584 x 273 mm
(16.9 x 23 x 10.7 in)
Hitachi EP-A7000 weight
Weight
10 kg (22 lb)

Hitachi air purifier EP-A7000 is size at 43 x 58.4 x 27.3 cm with the weight of 10 kg. It is large and heavy (even without any water in the humidifying tank) but considered common under this category. What is uncommon though, is that there are 3 color options for this round: Premium red; premium black; white (limited to certain countries). The design is conventional boxy shaped and most materials is made out of plastic although it does not feel too plasticky. There is no color screen and instead it is replaced with many classic “neon type” light indicator that will either blink or light when a mode is selected.

Overall the design is safe I would say, the different color options and clear transparent water tank (to indicate the water level) is a nice touch, but let down by the plain indicator that even many brand these days offered color screen that provide better visual and complete information.

ModelDimension (W x H x D)Weight
Hitachi EP-A700043 x 58.4 x 27.3 cm10 kg
Sharp KCD60EW42 x 63.7 x 24.2 cm8.6 kg
Panasonic F-VXF7039 x 60.8 x 29.5 cm10.2 kg
Philips AC4084/0139 x 58.6 x 24.3 cm10 kg

Hitachi air purifier EP-A7000 comes with 4 standard filters: pre-filter, humidifying filter, HEPA filter and deodorizing filter. The proactive filtration; which basically includes all the filters, used multi-layered, allergen-free filter (HEPA) and heavy duty active carbon (deodorizing filter) to absorb bad odors, VOCs and other airborne pollutants. 5 simple operation modes that can be selected according to the situation. An eco mode option that operates when the air is clean or the humidity is at an acceptable level, the fan will automatically pauses and operates in an hourly basis. Infrared remote control that can turn on or off the unit, switch between 5 different modes, adjust the airflow speed, eco, timer (only 4 hours option available) and max buttons (The unit will run at maximum capacity for 5 minutes). Built-in dust, odor and humidity sensor with memory function that will remember your previous setting. A 2.5 L tank that can release up to 670 mL/h of water. Selectable 4 airflow speed setting along with eco and auto mode. Lastly it comes in 3 unique colors and the unit is produced in Japan.

Applicable area, airflow, noise level and power input

Here is where Hitachi air purifier EP-A7000 strength lies. The applicable area for air purifying is excellent at 50 m2 and 27.3 m2 with humidifying. Airflow is one of the best, at 420 m³/h maximum all the way down to 270, 204 and finally 60 minimum. With humidifying, airflow is at 360 m³/h maximum to 210, 174 and 48 minimum. Noise level is low especially on silent mode (minimum setting) from 52, 42, 38 to 15 dB for non-humidifying and 50, 36, 40 to 13 for humidifying. Power consumption is normal for at 60 maximum to 22, 14 (16, 11 with humidifying) and 4 minimum setting.

ModelAirflowAirflowAirflow
Hitachi EP-A700060 m³/h204 | 270 m³/h420 m³/h
Sharp KCD60EW90 m³/h240 m³/h396 m³/h
Panasonic F-VXF7072 m³/h168 m³/h408 m³/h
Philips AC4084/01210 m³/h

Final thoughts

Let’s start off with the bad points of Hitachi air purifier EP-A7000. The outdated, limited information screen indicator, only 1 timer setting, short life span of humidifying filter (3 years) and that’s it. Other that than, Hitachi air purifier EP-A7000 is pretty much flawless and with the much lower price (depending on market), there is no short of options why you should pick this air purifier up.

Hitachi EP-A7000 is covered against

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Pollen

Pollen

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Dust mite

Dust mites

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Chemical

Chemical

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS VOCs

VOCs

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

EXCELLENT

Hitachi EP-A7000 VS Odor

Odor

EXCELLENT

In conclusion......

  • Excellent multi-stage filtration, airflow with good coverage area.
  • Standalone pre-filter, HEPA and deodorization carbon filter.
  • Both Allergen-free HEPA filter and deodorizing filter is cost-effective due to the long-life filter lifespan.
  • Humidification with a large, easy removable water tank (with handle).
  • Select up to 5 operation modes plus Eco, Max and our favorite Auto mode.
  • Full features remote control with a convenience remote control pocket.
  • Adjustable sensitivity dust, odor and humidity sensor.
  • High reliable Japan built quality.
  • Outdated screen indicator especially given its price category.
  • There is no adjustment in timer. You are stuck with a preset 4 hours setting.
  • Short humidifying filter lifespan especially when compare with the HEPA and deodorization filter.
Build quality
7
Features
7
Coverage
3
Airflow delivery
3
Particle Filtration
9
Smoke Filtration
9
Price
1
Upkeeping
10
7.6
Hitachi Air Purifier EP-A7000
7.6

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