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HoMedics TotalClean 5-in-1 Tower Air Purifier AP-T30 Review: UV-ready!

The days of bad air are coming to an end. HoMedics TotalClean 5-in-1 tower air purifier is a good and unique approach to the air cleaning world. It is well-priced, well-designed, and houses a 5-stage filtration with UV-light that exceeded most air cleaners of its class. However, there are few things we dislike about the machine during our comprehensive review. Some are neglectable and some could potentially be a deal-breaker. Find out what is it and is HoMedics TotalClean worth spending your hard-earned money on.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 159.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 55 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.

HoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean Specification

ProductHoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean
Dimension
11.5 x 24 x 11.3 in
(29.2 x 61 x 28.7 cm)
Weight12.2 lb (5.5 kg)
Fanspeed3
Coverage (up to)195 sq. ft. (18 m2)
Airflow speed
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Humidifying(H) speed
Filtration5-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Pre-filter
12 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
12 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon Odor Filter
12 months
Ionizer/ TechnologiesIonizer
UV-light/ PCO
UV-C light
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Homedics TotalClean Replacement Filter
12 months
55
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level
Power usage level
Timer/ Scheduler2, 4, 8, 12 hours
Sensors
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • 4-stage filtration with 360-degree filtration
  • Whisper quiet oscillation 3 speeds
  • True HEPA Filter
  • Carbon Odor Filter
  • UV-C Technology
  • Customized programming timer
  • Night light
  • Essential Oil Slot with 3 Pads

Pros

  • Complete 5-in-1 HEPA filtration including UV sanitizer for less than 150 dollars.
  • UV-C Technology that kills bacteria and viruses permanently.
  • Standalone True HEPA filter and carbon filter to support the UV-C light.
  • Child-friendly night light for the extra sense of security at night.
  • Aromatherapy ready with a built-in essential oil slot.

Cons

  • Unorthodox design that has a smaller base than the top section.
  • Average airflow performance for an air purifier of its class.
  • Can be a bit noisy at the highest fan speed.

The starters

HoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean dimension
Dimension
11.5 x 24 x 11.3 in
(29.2 x 61 x 28.7 cm)
HoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean weight
Weight
12.2 lb (5.5 kg)

An unconventional design that may not be everyone’s cup of tea. HoMedics TotalClean 5-in-1 AP-T30 is a sleek modern tower air purifier that is on the “fatter” side. At 24 inches tall, 11+ inches in diameter, it is not exactly space-saving and can take up quite a bit of your interior space. The 12.2 pounds weight also makes it slightly hard to carry it around if you decide to use only one air purifier throughout the entire room. There are other slimmer and lighter tower air cleaners out there that would do a better job at fitting in but typically at the cost of the filtration performance.

One design element we particularly like is the front control panel. Besides able to make adjustments to the air purifier at the eye-sight view, it has many customizable programming that helps ease the usability of HoMedics TotalClean. From left to right, you have the replace filter light indicator that reminds you to change a dirty filter, standard power on/ off button, 3 fan speeds with indicator, UV-C sanitize button, Ion button on/ off, night light button on/ off, and a 4 preset timer with indicator. The optional night light is very useful to give the children that sleep in a separate room a sense of security. There is even an essential oil slot where you can insert your favorite aromatherapy pad to help you relax, relieve, and sleep better at night.

Rounding up the passive features, Homedics TotalClean Tower AP-T30 is UL listed (ozone below the limit of 0.05 ppm), CARB certified, pet safe, and comes in a standard 1-year warranty. Build quality is good with top to bottom airflow distribution setup. Available in black or white color options, you can safely use Homedics TotalClean for many years to come.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

HoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean coverage
Purifying coverage
195 sq. ft. (18 m2)
HoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
Being the mid-range AP-T30 version, HoMedics TotalClean air purifier 3 speed can cover up to 195 square feet which is more than sufficient for most playrooms and bedrooms. For larger room sizes like a basement, living room, garage, and kitchen, it will require more time to freshen the air in the designated space. The 360-degree filtration is here to help speed up the airflow distribution across the room.

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What’s inside count

Do not be fool by Homedics TotalClean tower air purifier size. It comes with the much sought-after 5-in-1 air purification. Starting with the pre-filter that traps large particles like dust, debris, pet hair, lint from taking up the HEPA filter space. The free True HEPA filter will capture up to 99.97% of airborne allergens as small as 0.3 microns such as dust mite, pet dander, mold spore, mildew, and pollen. The carbon filter will remove chemical fume, and smoke coming from cooking, cigarette, paint, pet odor, musty mold, diaper. The built-in UV-C technology kills germs, bacteria, and viruses permanently by destroying their DNA. The ionizer generates millions of ions that attract and pull down airborne contaminants for the filter to capture. Overall, the filter quality surpasses our expectations and we can feel the improvement in the air as we breathe.

Keep it down

Depending on your acceptance level of white noise, HoMedics TotalClean 5-in-1 can be whisper quiet at the lowest speed, and frustratingly noisy at the highest speed. You can still run it in the living room or bedroom anonymously by keeping the fan speed low. Power consumption is not too shabby for all-day operation. Our utility bill did not see any major surge after we left Medics TotalClean running for months (low speed + night light off).

At what cost

HoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 159.99
HoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 55
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
For around the price region of 150-160 after discount, HoMedics TotalClean 5-in-1 Tower Air Purifier is a steal in our book. You'll get a 5-in-1 filtration that is close to the base price. Furthermore, 3 essential pads are included in the package so you do not have to stock up instantly. Cartridge filter replacement can be costly to maintain depending on how bad is your indoor air quality. Most people will replace it every 6 months for optimal filtration performance. The only thing missing is the autonomous mode that can be a deal-breaker for some. If that's your thing, opt for the alternative options below.
So where to buy HoMedics TotalClean 5-in-1 Tower Air Purifier? Amazon is our go-to site as it comes with an unbeatable price, purchase with purchase deal, free shipping, and 30 days return policy. Almost everyone has an Amazon account so it is very easy to get on to. HoMedic's official website is also doable but it is less appealing than Amazon. You do get free shipping + 10 face masks with $50+ purchase though. Lastly, your retailers and dealer may carry the brand but as far as we can tell, stock quantity is limited.

HoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean VS the challengers

silveronyx true hepa air purifier

SilverOnyx True HEPA

If you don't mind giving up the night light and essential oil slot, this would be a good alternative option.
InvisiClean Aura II 4 in 1 Air Purifier

InvisiClean Aura II 4 in 1

A well-rounded UV air purifier that offers strong airflow output with the medical-grade H13 True HEPA filter.
GermGuardian AC5250PT

GermGuardian AC5250PT

A better all-around model in terms of airflow performance. You do have to settle with a bulkier body, higher filter upkeeping, and no essential oil tray.

Final thoughts on HoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean

There are only around 200 reviews online, but the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. A high 91% of the 4-5 stars rated buyers are happy with their HoMedics TotalClean AP-T30 purchase. The indoor air quality has improved, they breathe, sleep better, and experiencing fewer allergies. Most people also feel HoMedics TotalClean air purifier is excellent for the money where you get so many filtrations for the price of one. The effective UV-light addon is another common praise received from the buyers and we couldn't agree more. As for the negatives, only 5% of the 1-2 stars buyers share their dissatisfaction. Most of the complaints are directed towards the loud fan noise or the plasticky build quality. If you are the unfortunate few that receive a broken unit, you can easily request a new replacement unit as long as the air purifier is still under warranty.

To summarize, HoMedics TotalClean 5-in-1 air purifier will be a good purchase even though we do not agree with some of HoMedics ozone products. It is difficultto find something that offered the same caliber as HoMedics TotalClean AP-T30.

HoMedics TotalClean 5-in-1 Tower Air Purifier AP-T30
3.5

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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