Levoit LV-PUR131 Review

The bigger brother in Levoit air purifier lineup, Levoit LV-PUR131 air purifier is designed to combines punchy air flow distribution with reasonable price tag. Placed in a sweet spot between highly affordable and high performance air purifier, the purifying applicable radius plays a big role in people choice especially if they are suffering from awful air quality. In comparison with the airflow circulation rate, coverage, noise level, power consumption and size, how versatile is this True HEPA air purifier and does it have adequate purifying effectiveness for its price? Head over to our air purifier in-depth review below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 159.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 40 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Levoit LV-PUR131 Specification

ProductLevoit LV-PUR131
Dimension
14.5 x 18.5 x 7.2 in
(36.8 x 47 x 18.3 cm)
Weight11.2 lb (5.1 kg)
Coverage (up to)322 sq. ft. (30 m2)
Dust free (CADR)135 cfm (229 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)135 cfm (229 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)135 cfm (229 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed3
Filtration3-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Fine Preliminary Filter
6 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA filter
6 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Activated Carbon Filter
6 months
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
LV-PUR131-RF Replacement Filter
6 months
+- 34.99
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level<= 52 dB
Power consumption40 W
Timer/ Scheduler1 - 12 hours
SensorsAQ sensors
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty2 years
Email/ Phone support

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Levoit LV-PUR131 key features

  • 3-stage filtration
  • Fine Preliminary filter
  • True HEPA filter
  • Activated Carbon filters
  • 3 fanspeed with Auto mode
  • LED display with air quality indicator
  • 1 to 12 hours timer
  • 2 years warranty

Levoit LV-PUR131 review

  • Outstanding value given the price and specification.
  • Inexpensive and easy to replace 3-in-1 filter kit.
  • Support medium to large room size thanks to the wide purifying coverage.
  • True HEPA filter and Activated carbon filter works well with the fine preliminary filter supporting.
  • Auto mode/ air quality indicator comes standard.
  • Programmable timer from 1 to 12 hours.
  • "Only" 2 years warranty (some model offer up to 5 years).
  • CADR is not the highest in the segment.
  • Hard to control the machine at night as buttons are touch-based with the exact same size.

The starters

Levoit LV-PUR131 dimension
Dimension
14.5 x 18.5 x 7.2 in
(36.8 x 47 x 18.3 cm)
Levoit LV-PUR131 weight
Weight
11.2 lb (5.1 kg)

Not your typical console air purifier, Levoit LV-PUR131 looks exceptional modern and “expensive” (NOT) that does not reveal any air inlet/ outlet upfront. “On top of it all”, there is a piano gloss control panel with LED air quality display that enhances the overall premium feel. The AQ display is a “nice touch” although we would prefer the touch buttons to do the same. Other than the minor complains on buttons feedback, you can find an impressive amount of features at its price including sensor with Auto mode, Quiet-sleep operation, CE/ FCC certified, lifetime customer support and 2 years warranty.

Levoit LV-PUR131 airflow, speed, and CADR

Levoit LV-PUR131 coverage
Purifying coverage
322 sq. ft. (30 m2)
Levoit LV-PUR131 fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
Levoit LV-PUR131 has a very impressive 322 sq. ft. purifying coverage for its price that would cover medium to large room size. Unlike the previous Levoit LV-H132, the 3 fanspeed along with the often underrated Auto mode provide more than enough airflow adjustability when needed.
Levoit LV-PUR131 dust CADR
Dust CADR
135 cfm (229 m3/h)
Levoit LV-PUR131 pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
135 cfm (229 m3/h)
Levoit LV-PUR131 smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
135 cfm (229 m3/h)
On to CADR or clean air delivery rate, the overall (cadr) for dust, pollen and smoke is not too shabby but slightly weaker when compare with the airflow purifying coverage. For other features comparison, feel free to use the comparison table above.

What’s inside count

Levoit LV-PUR131 Pre-filter
Fine Preliminary Filter
6 months
Levoit LV-PUR131 HEPA filter
True HEPA filter
6 months
Levoit LV-PUR131 carbon filter
Activated Carbon Filter
6 months
^ Levoit LV-PUR131 filters/ technologies/ lifespan
Levoit LV-PUR131 might have the same 3-stage filtration as Levoit LV-H132, it uses a bigger filters that provide superior filtration rate against microorganism. The initial fine preliminary would neutralize bacteria, germ, pet dander, mold and other similar allergens; True HEPA filter would continue on by tackling large to micron size airborne pollutants. On gases such as pet odors, cigarette smoke and VOCs, you have the Activated carbon filter standing by.

Covered against

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Pollen

Pollen

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Dust mite

Dust mites

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Chemical

Chemical

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS VOCs

VOCs

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS Odor

Odor

GOOD

Levoit LV-PUR131 3-stage filtration and purifying applicable area is terrific when pit against allergens, irritants, viruses and bacteria. It is vastly efficient on large airborne pollutants such as dust, hair, pet hair. On the one hand against tiny pollutants, the 3 speed airflow input/ output + is distinctive at capturing pet dander, dust mites, pollen, mold and mildew.  As for smokes and odors, it is also impressive in eliminating chemicals, odors, cooking smell, fire, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, vapor, radon and ammonia.

Keep it down

Levoit LV-PUR131 noise level
Noise level
<= 52 dB
Levoit LV-PUR131 power consumption
Power consumption
40 W
Levoit LV-PUR131 <= 52 dB noise level is slightly lower than industrial standard though you should expect some white humming noise at medium to high speed. Suitable for night/ bed use especially with Auto mode enabled. 40 W Power consumption rate is also lower than industrial standard that varies based on how often your are running the air purifier and at what fanspeed.

At what cost

Levoit LV-PUR131 MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 159.99
Levoit LV-PUR131 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 40
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
Cheap and performance doesn't goes well together where you could either have one but not both. Levoit LV-PUR131 air purifier manage to cross a balance between them by offering an inexpensive price tag with solid airflow performance. Even better news is the low annual filter cost that cost way less than most air purifiers thanks to the bundled 3-in-1 filter replacement kit.

Levoit LV-PUR131 VS the challengers

Levoit LV-PUR131

The cheaper, smaller brother that offers nightlight mode and a more versatile body. Downside is the mediocre purifying coverage in comparison.
Honeywell HPA300

Honeywell HPA300

Up on purifying coverage and CADR but down with the lack of Auto mode, timer and higher filter cost.

Final thoughts on Levoit LV-PUR131

Overall, we like Levoit LV-PUR131 effectiveness against air particles and micro organisms. While all air purifiers have their particular advantages/disadvantages, the upsides you would get from the air purifier is more important than the shortcomings.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
7
Features
6
Coverage
6
Airflow delivery
6
Particle Filtration
7
Smoke Filtration
7
Price
8
Upkeeping
9
8

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