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TREDY HEPA Air Purifier TD-1500 Review: Trending Air Machine!

A modern, beautiful True HEPA air purifier with a dedicated carbon filter for less than 100. TREDY TD-1500 is nothing short of amazing for an affordable purifying machine. Designed to eliminate 99.99% of harmful particles and smoke in the air at a very portable size. Perhaps the best bits of all, every premium feature you can think of are bundled in. With all that, is TREDY TD-1500 the best compact air purifier currently on sale? How are the filtration performances against other similar segment models? Find out in our full review below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 99.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 44 - 58 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.

TREDY TD-1500 Specification

ProductTREDY TD-1500
Dimension
8.5 x 15 x 8.5 in
(21.6 x 38.1 x 21.6 cm)
Weight6.6 lb (3 kg)
Fanspeed3
Coverage (up to)200 sq. ft. (19 m2)
Airflow speed
Dust free (CADR)100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Humidifying(H) speed
Filtration4-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Pre-Filter
6 - 8 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
H13 True HEPA filter
6 - 8 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Activated Carbon Filter
6 - 8 months
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
Net-Filter
6 - 8 months
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
TD-1500 Replacement cartridge
6 - 8 months+- 29
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level28 dB
Power usage level
Timer/ Scheduler2, 4, 8 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 360 Degrees Air Filtration System
  • Pre-filter
  • True-HEPA filter - Trap 99.97% of particles as small as 0. 3 microns
  • Activated carbon filter
  • Protective Net Filter
  • 3 fan speeds with Auto and Sleep mode
  • Air Quality Monitor - Blue (Pure), Green (Good), Orange (Normal), Red (Polluted)
  • 2-Level brightness night light
  • Timer (2, 4, 8 hours)
  • Whisper quiet operation (lowest 28 dB)

The starters

TREDY TD-1500 dimension
Dimension
8.5 x 15 x 8.5 in
(21.6 x 38.1 x 21.6 cm)
TREDY TD-1500 weight
Weight
6.6 lb (3 kg)

TREDY TD-1500 has set a new bar on how to design an air purifier. This sleek modern looking exterior might not look very functional at first glance, believe me when I said there is more than meets the eye. At only 8.5 in diameters and 15 inches in height, it is bound for the bedside table, work desk, cabinet, or any tight area. The 6.6 lb weight also makes it easy for room-to-room purification when required. In most likelihood, TREDY TD-1500 is going to end up in the bedroom or living room. You can even place it in the garage, basement, kitchen if you find the need.

Moving to the functionality, TREDY TD-1500 HEPA air purifier comes with a standard 3 speed plus autonomous mode. With auto mode, the air machine will automatically set a higher fan speed when a high concentration level of pollutants is detected. Sleep mode locks the fan speed to low and dimmed down the indicator light. Additionally, a child-friendly Night light with 2 levels of brightness is available for added comfort and security. Then there are 2/ 4/ 8 preset hour timers that can be set to turn off the device after the interval time. Filter change light is pretty standard that reminds you to replace the cartridge when it is worn out. Finally, there’s an air quality indicator light that will display blue with pure air, green when air quality is still good, orange when air quality is normal, and red when air is polluted.

On the whole, TREDY 4-stage HEPA Air Purifier TD-1500 exceeded our expectations. Build quality is superb and the surrounding air inlet is excellent in drawing air pollutants. It is also Ul, ETC, AHAM listed, and certified ozone-free. The only downside is the 1-year warranty which is slightly less than some of its competitors’ 2 years offering.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

TREDY TD-1500 coverage
Purifying coverage
200 sq. ft. (19 m2)
TREDY TD-1500 fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
TREDY TD-1500 comes with a complete 3 fan speeds with Auto and Sleep mode. Adding to that is the 200 square feet room coverage at 4 times the air refresh cycle per hour. For a non-asthmatic person or a person without hypersensitivity, you can boost the room size coverage to 400 square feet by dropping the air changes to 2 hourly. Highly impressive considering this is supposed to be a budget air purifier.
TREDY TD-1500 dust CADR
Dust CADR
100 cfm (170 m3/h)
TREDY TD-1500 pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
100 cfm (170 m3/h)
TREDY TD-1500 smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Official clean air delivery rate matches the airflow well at around 100 cfm for dust, pollen, and smoke. Our in-house test matches with the result with the exception of smoke that falls slightly short. While it does not hit our 200 cfm benchmark, the outcome is acceptable given it is an under 100 price category model.

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What’s inside count

Powering TREDY TD-1500 HEPA air purifier awesome air cleaning is the U.S. patented 360 degrees air filtration system. It captures harmful airborne particles at every angle, unlike some models that only draw from the sides. The outer pre-filter will capture dust, hair, fur, lint so it will not pass through to the HEPA filter. The main true HEPA filter will effectively trap 99.97% fine particles as small as 0.3 microns like dust mites, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, and viruses. Lastly, the active carbon filter will remove cigarette smoke, pet odors, musty smell, and chemicals like VOCs, asbestos, radon. Something unique to TREDY, there is an additional protective net filter that captures any remaining particles in the filtration to ensure only clean, fresh air are released. Overall, we are happy with the grade of the filter but keep in mind that you will have to replace it every 6 to 8 months depending on the air quality condition.

Keep it down

TREDY TD-1500 HEPA air purifier will run silently in the background with the right setting. By leaving it in auto or sleep mode, the noise output is at 28 dB similar to whispering noise. Perfect if you are going to place the air cleaner next to you while you work or sleep. Power consumption is low too even though we don't have the official numbers. After our long month of use with 24 hours of non-stop operation, we did not experience any surge in the electricity bills. A good sign of its energy efficiency.

At what cost

TREDY TD-1500 MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 99.99
TREDY TD-1500 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 44 - 58
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
Another highlight of TREDY TD-1500 is the low entry price. For less than 100 dollars inclusive of filters, it is the most bang for the buck HEPA air purifier in the market. Autonomous mode, sensor, nightlight, timer, and 4 standalone filters all come standard in the package. Even the replacement filters will not cost more than 60 annually on everyday use. Sure there are far cheaper options out there, but if you want a decent performance air purifier at a reasonable price, TREDY TD-1500 will deliver just that.
If you are residing in the U.S. or Canada, the best place to buy TREDY TD-1500 is via Amazon. It offers free shipping, 30-days satisfaction guarantee with plenty of stock availability. Other countries can try purchasing it from the Trendy official website that offers a similar package minus the hassle-free experience. Retailers like Walmart, Target, Home Depot do not carry the brand for now so Amazon is still your best bet.

TREDY TD-1500 VS the challengers

PARTU BS-03 True HEPA Air Purifier

PARTU BS-03

Very similar setup but with slightly better filtration performance and higher CADR. Lacks Auto mode and a protective net filter that can be a deal-breaker.
LEVOIT Core 300 True HEPA Air Purifier

LEVOIT Core 300

Black housing with cheaper price tag and support essential oil fragrance addon. Other than that, it is an inferior product compared to TREDY TD-1500.

Pros

  • An affordable 4-stage HEPA air purifier with an impressive 100 cfm CADR. Suitable for asthma sufferers.
  • Support medium large room size with 200 sq. ft. room coverage at 4 air changes per hour.
  • U.S. patented 360 Degrees Air Fan System that delivers clean air at all angles.
  • Comes with a True HEPA filter and activated carbon filter in spite of the compact body.
  • Packed with features including auto/ sleep mode, timer, adjustable night light, and air quality light.

Cons

  • The all-in-one replacement cartridge requires replacing every 6 to 8 months depending on usage.
  • The built-in sensor occasionally fails to detect nearby pollutants and activate Auto mode.
TREDY HEPA Air Purifier TD-1500
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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