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Medify MA-15 Air Purifier Review: Small, Effective, and Cheap!

An affordable and compact air purifier that packs a punch. Medify MA-15 is the latest addition to the Medify family that comes with an advanced H13 HEPA filter. That's right, this tiny air purifier has a higher grade HEPA filter capable of removing microscopic particles as tiny as 0.1 microns. With such a low selling price of less than 130, what features have been omitted? How fast can it clean the air in the room? Most importantly, is this the best cheap air purifier for its segment? Find out in our Medify MA-15 review.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 119.00 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 70 - 140 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.

Medify MA-15 Specification

ProductMedify MA-15
Dimension
9.7 x 15.5 x 9.7 in
(24.6 x 39.4 x 24.6 cm)
Weight6.6 lb (3 kg)
Fanspeed3
Coverage (up to)330 sq. ft. (31 m2)
Airflow speed
Dust free (CADR)150 cfm (255 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)150 cfm (255 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)150 cfm (255 m3/h)
Humidifying(H) speed
Filtration4-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
2x Pre-Filters
3 - 4 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
2x HEPA H13 filters
3 - 4 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
2x Activated Carbon Filters
3 - 4 months
Ionizer/ TechnologiesAnion generator
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
MA-15 Replacement Filter Set
3 - 4 months
+- 39.99
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level35-51 dBA
Power usage level18 W
Timer/ SchedulerYes
Sensors
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
WarrantyLifetime
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • 4-stage filtration with 3 fan speeds and dual air intake
  • Permanent pre-filter - removes dust, hair, fibers
  • Higher rated medical-grade H13 HEPA filter
  • Carbon filter with carbon pellets
  • Anion generator (can be turned on/ off)
  • Child Safety Lock
  • Filter Replacement indicator
  • 4 Timer setting
  • USA registered Lifetime Warranty

Pros

  • Very affordable multi-stage HEPA air purifier.
  • Uses a higher grade H13 HEPA filter that can remove 99.9% of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns.
  • Excellent dual filtration that covers 330 sq. ft. of room space in 30 minutes.
  • Dedicated carbon filter with carbon pellets capable of removing toxic smoke and odors e.g. VOCs, formaldehyde.
  • Optional Anion generator diffuses negative ions to charge particles and traps them in the filter.
  • Compact and lightweight without sacrificing air filtration performance.
  • Peace of mind lifetime warranty on parts and service.

Cons

  • No air quality monitor, no auto mode.
  • High recurring fees as you will need to replace 2 sets of filters every 3 to 6 months or 2500 hours.

The starters

Medify MA-15 dimension
Dimension
9.7 x 15.5 x 9.7 in
(24.6 x 39.4 x 24.6 cm)
Medify MA-15 weight
Weight
6.6 lb (3 kg)

A compact, HEPA air cleaning machine that stands at only 9.7 inches in diameter and 15.5 inches in height. Medify MA-15 is a highly portable air purifier where you can leave it on the work desk in the morning and bring in to the bed during night time. The lightweight 6.6 lb makes it carrying around simply by gripping on the handle. Surrounding the white modern exterior is the air inlet that sucks pollutants in and a huge top air outlet that distributes clean air out. Fitting is tight with zero off-gassings detected despite the plastic built. Expect the same build quality as other premium air cleaner models that cost 2-3 times more.

Moving to functionality, Medify MA-15 modern exterior is very easy to use thanks to the familar yet distinctive buttons. Starting from the left, you have the child safety lock button that locks the control to prevent children from meddling with it. A timer button that allows you to set between 1, 2, 4, or 8 hours when to shut down the air purifier, dedicated power off button that turn on/ off the machine, a fan speed button that allows you to cycle between the 3 speed, and a dimmable control light button allowing to dim the indicator light. There is also the filter replacement indicator that reminds you to change the filter after 2,500 hour or every 3-6 months.

To recap, Medify MA-15 air purifier is a compact, 3 speed, 4-stage H13 HEPA filtration air purifier with a built-in anion generator. It is ozone-safe, UL listed, AHAM tested, and comes with a lifetime registered warranty. You will never have to worry about manufacturing defects as long as it is equipped with Medify official filters and used within the U.S.A.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

Medify MA-15 coverage
Purifying coverage
330 sq. ft. (31 m2)
Medify MA-15 fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
Being one of the best affordable air purifiers in the market, Medify MA-15 can cover up to 330 square feet of room space in mere 30 minutes. You can select between the 3 preset fan speeds based on operational hours. For example, set it to max speed when you are away for work or holiday, set it to low speed when you need clean air to breathe in with peacefulness in mind. Take note that Auto or Sleep mode is not available here so everything has to be done manually.
Medify MA-15 dust CADR
Dust CADR
150 cfm (255 m3/h)
Medify MA-15 pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
150 cfm (255 m3/h)
Medify MA-15 smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
150 cfm (255 m3/h)
Medify MA-15 CADR mirrors the impressive airflow output. Clean air delivery rate or CADR measures how fast an air purifier can remove particulates in a room. Under a fixed environment, it can deliver 150 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of clean air free from dust, pollen, and smoke. Safe to say Medify MA-15 is ideal for medium room sizes e..g. bedroom, kitchen, dining area, walk-in wardrobe, office, or studio room.

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What’s inside count

Despite the low price, Medify Air MA-15 is equipped with a dual intake 4-stage HEPA filtration that can capture all types of airborne contaminants. When air is drawn in, the pre-filter will block large particles like dust, hair, fibers, lint from proceeding. The medical-grade H13 TRUE HEPA filter will remove 99.9% of allergens as small as 0.1 microns e.g. dust mites, mold spore, pollen, bacteria, and viruses. The carbon filter with carbon pellets absorbs pet odors, cooking smells, cigarette smoke, musty mold, chemical fumes from cleaning products e.g. VOCs, asbestos, formaldehyde, benzene. Last but not least, the anion generator diffuses ions that latch to nearby pollutants in the air. The now merged ions will fall due to heavier weight allowing the filter to capture.

Overall, the filter quality is decent for its segment but we would prefer the use of a larger filter than the dual filter setup. The permanent pre-filter is washable so it should save you a lot in the long run. The optional anion generator is a nice feature to have and you can disable it at any time especially if you are an asthmatic person with sensitive lungs.

Keep it down

Medify MA-15 noise level
Noise level
35-51 dBA
Medify MA-15 power consumption
Power consumption
18 W
Medify MA-15 has a modest 35 dBA noise output when you moderate at the lowest speed. Not the most silent air purifier in the market but it will not disturb your workflow or sleep during operation. At the highest speed, the fan noise is at 51 dBA which is audible but not overly loud. As for power usage, Medify MA-15 is very energy efficient hovering around 18 watts per hour. With 12 hours of continuous runtime, the estimated electricity cost is around $0.03 per day, $1 a month, or $12 dollars a year. For the recommended 24 hours, just multiply the numbers by 2 and the cost is still low compared to other home appliances.

At what cost

Medify MA-15 MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 119.00
Medify MA-15 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 70 - 140
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
At such an affordable price point, we can hardly find any fault with Medify MA-15 air purifier. It comes with genuine 4-stage filtration including a medical-grade H13 HEPA filter. The H13 filter itself is worth all the money you paid for. Staying with the filter topic, the 70 to 140 dollars recurring cost is rather steep given how cheap is the air purifier is selling at. Then again the filter cost is justifiable as you are using a dual filter set and have to replace it every 2500 hours or 3-4 months. If you can't bear the high filter cost, this is not the right model for you.
There are limited places you can get Medify MA-15 air purifier or any of the products from its lineup. Amazon is definitely the first place you should try as it offers great discounts, instant rewards, free shipping, and an assuring 30-day return policy. Medify official website is also a great option as it comes with almost similar perks and hassle-free purchases. Retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot, Costco does carry electronic appliances but availability is subject to the store.

Medify MA-15 VS the challengers

TREDY HEPA Air Purifier TD-1500

TREDY TD-1500

Cheaper and comes with an air quality indicator, auto mode, sleep mode. You do have to compromise with a smaller purifying coverage and fewer filtration.
LEVOIT Core 300 True HEPA Air Purifier

LEVOIT Core 300

Identical but comes with slightly weaker airflow performance and CADR. Loses out on the ionizer feature but gains the upgradable filter option.

Final thoughts on Medify MA-15

Medify MA-15 air purifier is a highly regarded machine that receives great reviews all around the world. Out of the 1400+ ratings, there are 92% of reviewers give it a 4 to 5 star ratings. The majority of the users are happy with the filtration performance where they feel the air cleaner does make a difference in their air quality. With less dust and in the air, they sneeze less and have better energy performing the daily task. Common household smell will also disappear with Medify MA-15 running in the background. Perhaps most users are happy about is the low selling price that still manages to include a medical-grade H13 True HEPA filter and carbon filter. As for the cons, only 3% of the users complained their unit is broken or did not do anything. A few are dissatisfied with the loud fan spinning noise. Bring to a conclusion, if you want something cheap, dependable, and comes with a medical-grade HEPA filtration, Medify MA-15 air purifier will fit the bill.
Medify MA-15 Air Purifier
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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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