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Panasonic Air Purifier F-PXH55 Review

I have always been a big fan of Panasonic appliances from their TV series, air conditioner, refrigerator and many other kitchen appliances, but I have never own or even tried on their air purifier series before. Today, I finally get a chance to take a quick look at one of their Econavi series: Panasonic air purifier F-PXH55A. Hit the break for more info.
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Panasonic F-PXH55 Specification

ProductPanasonic F-PXH55
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 499
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Dimension
300 x 580 x 205 mm
(11.8 x 22.8 x 8.1 in)
Weight5.8 kg (12.8 lb)
Coverage (up to)42 m2 (452 ft2)
Humidifying(H) coverage
Airflow speed60 - 330 m3/h (35 - 194 cfm)
Humidifying(H) speed
Fanspeed3
Filtration3-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+-
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ Technologiesnanoe
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level18 - 52 dB
Humidifying(H) Noise level
Power consumption7 - 49 W
Humidifying(H) power
Humidifying(H) capacity
Humidifying(H) tank
Timer/ Scheduler2, 4, 8 hours
SensorsDust/ Odour/ Light
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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Panasonic F-PXH55 key features

  • 3-stage filtration
  • Composite filter - with Super Alleru-buster, Green Tea Catechin, Anti-bacteria Enzyme technology.
  • Super Nano-Technology deodorising filter
  • nanoe purification - a 5 to 20nm water particle will inhibit virus and bacteria
  • Econavi technology - Eco operation mode that save up to 40% of energy wastage
  • 3D circulation airflow - adaptable louver to allow upwards airflow or front airflow depending on the air purifier position
  • 3 speed with Auto, Eco and Sleep mode
  • Clean sign front air quality indicator
  • Dust/ odour/ light sensor
  • Child lock and timer
  • Allergy UK Seal of Approval
Panasonic F-PXH55 dimension
Dimension
300 x 580 x 205 mm
(11.8 x 22.8 x 8.1 in)
Panasonic F-PXH55 weight
Weight
5.8 kg (12.8 lb)

There are 3 colors for this particular model and I chose the black version as I personally think it is the most standout color among the bunch. With the size of 30 x 58 x 20.5 cm, I wouldn’t consider Panasonic F-PXH55 a small unit especially when it does not comes with a humidifier. However, at 5.8 kg in weight, F-PXH55 is light therefore making it a breeze to move this unit. You could easily carry this unit around with just one hand. The standing rectangular shaped exterior looks modern and elegant, but let down by the simple indicator that does not show the surrounding air quality in digital format. Other than that, the entire unit is solidly built, as with most Panasonic appliances.

Below is the comparison table between the 2 models that offered similar features and pricing.

ModelDimension (W x H x D)Weight
Philips AC4014/0135 x 62.3 x 19.6 cm6.1 kg
Panasonic F-PXH5530 x 58 x 20.5 cm5.8 kg

Like most Panasonic air purifiers, F-PXH55 used nanoe technology to stop and prevent bacteria from growing including the notorious H1N1. It can also remove bad odors, tobacco smells and form a protective layer to keep your skin moisture. With Econavi technology, the unit will operate automatically based on the pattern of your surrounding pollutions level without compromising on the effectiveness of the air purifier. All angle 3D circulation airflow that can capture dust and other allergens as low as 30 cm from the floor. A powerful suction that can quickly absorb pollutants through its front opening. Up to 10 years of life span for both composite filter & deodorizing filter. Under clean sign: Blue – clean; Red (small) – slightly dirty; Red (large) – dirty. My favorite: light sensor feature that will turn off the unit’s light when there is no one around. Comes with standard features such as child lock, sleep mode (8 hours). Spot air mode allows freely adjustable spot airflow for rapid cleaning. Lastly, a filter replace indicator that will remind you to change the filter when the filter is dirty.

Applicable area, airflow, noise level and power input

This is the strong point of Panasonic air purifier F-PXH55A especially with the affordable price range. The applicable area is huge at 42 m2. Airflow is excellent at 330 m³/h maximum, down to 150 m³/h and 60 m³/h minimum. Noise level is standard at 52 dB maximum, 32 dB and 18 dB minimum. Power input is slightly higher due to the stronger airflow, at 49 W maximum, down to 11 W and 7 W minimum.

ModelAirflow (Min)Airflow (Medium)Airflow (Max)
Philips AC4014/01237 m³/h
Panasonic F-PXH5560 m³/h150 m³/h330 m³/h

Final thoughts

The lack of humidifying function will not be a big miss given its attractive price. However, there are other models that are setup with similar features together with attractive prices as well and one of it is the Phillips AC4014/01 air purifier. Since you can’t go wrong with either of them, I would suggest you to go with Panasonic F-PXH55A for the longer filter life span, go with Philips AC4014/01 for the wider applicable area (55 m2 VS 42 m2) or just go with the cheaper price model (based on the current market price).

Panasonic F-PXH55 is covered against

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Panasonic F-PXH55 VS Odor

Odor

OK

In conclusion......

  • Wide purifying coverage fully supported by the adaptable, 2 position 3D circulation airflow.
  • Unique Nanoe purification technology that can eliminate bacteria, allergens, odours and at the same time keep skin hydrated.
  • Sensitive Sleep mode that automatically adjust the brightness of control panel indicator when there is no indoor light source.
  • Econavi that will learn and memorize daily activities plus timeline of pollution level so the air purifier can be programmed to be more energy-efficient.
  • Excellent 10 years filter lifespan for composite and deodorising filter.
  • Auto mode, timer and Child lock features all come standard.
  • No dedicated pre-filter to enhance the filtration efficiency. Composite air filter has a effective rate of 99% (compare with True HEPA 99.97%).
  • Lacks humidification feature for its price group. Plain display with simple screen indicator.
  • No straightforward way to deactivate nanoe purification. Requires pressing and holding Spot Air and Econavi button for 3 seconds.
Build quality
5
Features
7
Coverage
2
Airflow delivery
1
Particle Filtration
5
Smoke Filtration
5
Price
5
Upkeeping
10
5
Panasonic-F-PXH55
5

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

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