NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier Review
The NuWave OxyPure is a fantastic piece of engineering in the Air Purifier industry. It is a premium game-changing piece of gear for your home with some unique features and details. Today’s market is full of far too many air purifiers to choose from. However, the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier is different from the rest with its simple yet powerful user-friendly technologies. These features and technologies are what we will be going through today in our NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier Review.
NuWave LLC has been quite successful in the field of kitchen appliances for almost 30 years now. While the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier may seem too big for what it is, I do not doubt that the size reflects on the features. The plethora of advantages of this product will be worth it. And with that said, that is exactly what we will be doing today in our NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier review. Let us start.
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- What is NuWave OxyPure?
- NuWave Oxypure Features
- Air Quality
- CADR Ratings
- Air Changes Per Hour (ACH)
- 4 Filters
- Control Panel
- Smartphone App
- Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Replacement Filters
- Pros and Cons
- User Feedback
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I contact the Customer Service for NuWave OxyPure Air Purifiers?
- How long is the warranty for NuWave OxyPure Air Purifiers?
- Is the NuWave Air Purifier verified by AHAM?
- What is the maximum room size that NuWave OxyPure Air Purifiers can be used in?
- Does the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier have WiFi connectivity?
What is NuWave OxyPure?
The NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier is the company’s first endeavor into the air purifier market. While other purifiers are fairly smaller, the NuWave OxyPure stands at a height of 26 inches. It is quite large for an air purifier and is considered a heavy-duty model.
NuWave Oxypure Features
The NuWave Oxypure stands out for the features and benefits it brings to its market, and NuWave seemingly knew about this when they introduced it to the market.
The NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier removes contaminations and toxins from the air in your room. This includes various types of substances, such as lead, dust, mold, pollen, pet dander, smoke, bacteria, viruses, allergens, and other organic or chemical compounds. This means that the OxyPure is at work trying to make your and your family’s breaths cleaner.
These cleaning mechanisms are very deep and technologically sound. The NuWave OxyPure has proven to be able to clean most of the air within the range it can function in, which is ideally up to 515 square feet.
That is considerably large for just one room. At night, users have been reported to sleep more soundly due to the improvement in the quality of air thanks to the OxyPure!
Speaking of sleeping, while the air quality is being improved – there have been cases when customers were bothered by the sounds of their Purifiers. This is what gave NuWave the vision to add six levels of fan speeds so that at night, the sound can be minimized.
When it will be convenient, the sound can be maximized. Of course, minimization may lead to the lesser performance of the OxyPure and vice versa. The fan and its speed are both important to keeping the air purified!
A frequently encountered term when thinking in the context of Air Purifiers is CADR. This acronym is short for Clean Air Delivery Rate and portrays one of the most critical ratings that should be checked when thinking about purchasing an air purifier.
The simple way to go around this is that the CADR rating of the air purifier in consideration should be a minimum of 2/3rd of the area of the room in context when measured in square feet.
The official CADR ratings are given for the removal of three different pollutants in the air – Smoke, Pollen, and Dust. These ratings are given by AHAM, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers – which happens to be the highest rating body when it comes to air purifiers in the United States.
There are no official CADR ratings for NuWave Oxypure since this is not yet an AHAM verified air purifier. Nonetheless, there are self-reported CADR Ratings, and they are:
- Dust – 346
- Pollen – 369
- Smoke – 332
The NuWave OxyPure has the ability of cleaning rooms that are as big as 500 square feet, according to these ratings.
Air Changes Per Hour (ACH)
Another rather important metric when talking about air purifiers is the Air Changes per Hour measurement. ACH is related quite closely to the CADR Ratings. What does it do? Well, it’s quite simple; it measures the volume of clean air delivered by the air purifier per hour – which is represented in terms of the volume of the room. A decent air purifier should usually be able to give off clean air in volumes that are equal to that of the room in about 10 to 15 minutes. This will result in an ACH value of 4 to 6.
The higher this value tends to be, the better it is usually considered, at least under normal circumstances. And in the case of the NuWave OxyPure air purifier, the ACH value of at least 4 rooms smaller than 500 square feet, according to the aforementioned CADR Ratings.
There are filters inside every air purifier. These filters are what ensure the cleanliness in the air as the air passes through them. They collect dust, particles, lead, mold, dust mites, pollen, smoke, and other volatile organic compounds. It is essential then for an air purifier like OxyPure to have a great filtration system.
And that is exactly what the OxyPure delivers. It has a state-of-the-art, revolutionary 4 filter system.
Stainless Steel Pre-Filter
The Stainless Steel Pre-Filter is washable and reusable for quite a long period of time, going up to as much as 20 years. It captures the larger particles, allergens like pollen, pet hair, and pet dander, and other pollutants.
This is what ensures that the larger pieces of contamination in the air are not able to pass through the filter. It would lead to the filters that lie deeper end up being clogged, as the more sensitive filters lie deeper in the mechanism.
A drawback of the stainless steel pre-filter is that as it lies in the outermost part of the entire filtration system, it tends to collect dirt more readily. For peak performance, it may be desirable to clean this filter occasionally to keep airflow as smooth and consistent as possible.
The cleaning can be done manually or with a vacuum cleaner. To clean it manually, it is better to not use volatile liquids such as acid or bleach, as it may lead to undesirable effects. It is best to stick to water when cleaning for this reason. This should keep the filter healthy and should make it last for at least 20 years.
The Bio-Guard Filter in the OxyPure is also washable and reusable for up to 20 years, just like the Stainless Steel Pre-Filter. It uses ESP, or Electrostatic Precipitation to capture and trap all the particle pollutants of very small sizes. And it is known to be able to do this with 100% efficiency.
To explain it simply, the ESP happens to be lined up inside the Bio-Guard filter, which is fiberless. It collects the pollutants, and it can capture pollutants as small as 0.09 microns.
There are no other air purifiers in the existing market that is able to capture 100% of particle pollutants that can perform this efficiently on such small particles. It also eliminates 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, and molds.
The ESP principle is also used in other well-known air purifiers which have been becoming decent alternatives to the now, more outdated HEPA based air purifiers.
Just like the Stainless Steel Pre-Filter, the Bio-Guard Filter is also washable. The washing should be done with less reactive soaps. It is somewhat more sensitive as it uses electric discharge when functioning, and it may be risky to use reactive components when cleaning. Immersing it in water and using a mild soap may be the easiest way to go for this.
Ozone Removal Filter
The name may already have given you an idea of what its role is in this mechanism, but let us go through it regardless. The Ozone Emission Removal Filter is an aptly named segment of the entire filtration system of the OxyPure.
It deals with harmful ozone gases like O3 and reduces it to about 1 part per billion, which is a chemical measurement for density. This ends up resulting in an amount of ozone gas that is 70 times less than the usual household standard of 70 ppb.
Although it is not specified how this filter actually works, there are many different theories as to how it does this. None of which are actually confirmed.
Unlike the aforementioned Bio-Grade and Stainless Steel Pre-Filters, the Ozone Filter is not washable or cleanable. It is manufactured in such a way that cleaning or washing it may affect the effectiveness of filtration negatively, it’s even mentioned in the user guidelines to ensure that consumers do not take part in this.
2-in-1 HEPA/Carbon Filter
The market is filled with HEPA filters that work excellently against particle pollutants, but the OxyPure’s combination HEPA/Carbon Filter work a bit differently, and better. This filter does not just trap pollutants and allergens like dust, dust mites, hair, mold and spores. It ends up trapping industrial, vehicle and household smokes and fumes, emissions from burning, basically.
HEPA is an acronym for High Efficiency Air Delivery. These filters are widely used to remove pollutants like pollen, dust, etc. It also happens to be an international standard for air filters.
The Carbon Filter is the other segment in this combination, which is used to remove smells, gases and other volatile organic compounds or VOCs. Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Ozone, and Sulphur Oxide are just some of the materials that can be cleaned out by the Activated Carbon Filter.
This is being done by it as it ends up captivating these gases inside the millions of micro pores that lie on its surface. It is therefore able to capture a large volume of gases in relevance to its own weight.
Therefore, it is possible for the HEPA and Activated Carbon filters in the NuWave OxyPure to capture a tremendous amount of toxins and contaminants in the air.
VOCs are especially dangerous because they are often found to be in very high amounts indoors in our houses than the outside. This is due to large emissions of it never being able to leave our houses, due to poor ventilation systems. Not all of our houses have chimneys!
While the aforementioned three filters have been fairly long lasting and considered permanent, this filter combination may require replacement from time to time. It will last about 12 months when continuously used before needing replacement.
The NuWave OxyPure is quite a special home appliance. But that does not stop it from shipping with some of the most frequently found features in home appliances. For example, almost all appliances with automatic features have a sleep mode. And the NuWave OxyPure is no different. Let us have a rundown of the features available with this device:
Fairly self-explanatory, but when the OxyPure enters sleep mode, the LED lights will be off and the fan will still be active. The fan speed of this device is adjustable, and it must be assigned before going into sleep mode.
To adjust fan speed, the regulator labelled ‘FAN SPEED’ should be set to the desired level. Then, hold down on the ‘FAN SPEED’ button to activate sleep mode. To turn sleep mode off, any button can be pressed.
Ultimate Clean Mode
In the ultimate clean mode, the unit adjusts itself to highest or lowest speeds based on air quality. There is no time factor or limit for how long it can do this, and should be re-assigned manually if the customer chooses to change the mode.
To turn ultimate clean mode on, the button labelled ‘ULTIMATE CLEAN’ should be pressed. To turn it off, press it once again.
Ultimate Clean mode can be used with the Turbo mode to keep the fan at the highest speed regardless of the air quality for 30 minutes, and then switch to the regular Ultimate Clean mode.
The Eco-Friendly mode can make the OxyPure turn itself on automatically when poor air quality is detected. The speed will adjust accordingly to the air quality.
Turbo function cleans the air at the highest fan speed for a range of time limits. It can be adjusted from thirty minutes, to one hour or to two hours.
To turn Turbo mode on, press the Turbo button to set the time limit. It will then turn on and then deactivate when the time has finished. To go back to the lowest level, press ‘TURBO’ until the bar next to it is half lit.
When the Auto function is used, the unit will adjust the fan automatically without any time constraints.
The NuWave OxyPure Air Filter has two sensors primarily. The odor sensor, which is located at the front, and the filter sensor which is located at the back.
The Odor Sensor
It is what identifies and takes actions based on the odor that is in the presence of the device. It is located on the side corner of the OxyPure under the opening of the small grill. This sensor must be kept clean from dust and debris, and a soft cloth should be used. Tampering with the Odor Sensor in any harmful way can result in malfunctioning and loss of effectiveness of the OxyPure.
The Filter Sensor
It is located on the back, above the Filter Slot Cover of the OxyPure. The filter sensor is necessary for the OxyPure to identify and make decisions that regard particles in the air. If there is high dust accumulation, the filter sensor needs to be cleaned more often. A dry cotton swab is recommended to clean the Filter Sensor.
There is a vast range of choices that may seem challenging at first, but are easy to use that ships with the NuWave OxyPure. The features and buttons that are available from the main control panel are used by the customer to decide what their air filter should be doing at what particular times.
The control panel layout is composed of
- Main Power Button
- Auto Clean Mode
- Ultimate Clean Mode
- Fan Speed Selection
- Auto Timer Button
- Turbo Clean Mode
- Particulate Pollution Indicator
- Gas Pollution Indicator
The layout is very easy to understand as each of the buttons contain lights next to them which indicates what option has been chosen.
A simple mobile application exists that makes using the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier easier further. It is called NuWave Connect and it is widely available on the Google Playstore or the Apple Store.
The application is composed of a simple user interface. After ensuring that the NuWave OxyPure is also connected to the same WiFi network, proceed to the verification page. If verification has been completed, select OxyPure. Now you can activate Wi-Fi pairing mode by holding the OxyPure’s power button for two seconds until the Wi-Fi button starts blinking.
If you now tap on Finish Network Configuration button on the add device page of the Connect app, it will ask you to confirm your existing network password.
When the OxyPure has connected to the Wi-Fi, the light that was blinking will stop and stay lit continuously.
Wi-Fi is a commonly featured selling point of most home appliances today like smart TVs and refrigerators, and the NuWave OxyPure is no different. The device has WiFi accessibilities that can be used to the fullest with help of the NuWave Connect application on smartphones.
To turn Wi-Fi on, press and hold the power button of the OxyPure for 2 seconds till the Wi-Fi light starts blinking. Use the smartphone application after that to successfully connect to the OxyPure and access its many features. The instructions have been mentioned in more detail on how to do this in the segment above.
The OxyPure is a curved cubic box that has a dimension of 14 x 14 x 26 inches. It is significantly larger than a lot of more commonly known air purifiers due to the array of features it has. It is also fairly heavy for an air purifier, weighing in at around 27.25 lbs., or 12.36 kilograms.
It is silver in color and has a pristine color scheme. Many NuWave Oxypure reviews mention that it looks somewhat futuristic and has a tech-savvy aesthetic to it.
Among the four filters that have been discussed above, namely the Stainless Steel Pre-Filter, Bio-Grade Filter, Ozone-Filter, and the HEPA/Carbon Combo Filter, only the last one is replaceable. The three before it are all washable and reusable. Due to the critical features of the HEPA/Carbon Combo Filter, it is often needed to be replaced as a spare part.
Replacement Filters cost at around 50 dollars. They are also sold in bulk, with discounts being availed. This filter lasts for about 1 year before needing replacement.
The NuWave OxyPure Air Filter has a limited warranty of 5 years. In case the OxyPure is purchased directly from NuWave instead of any third-party seller, VIP service is given, which covers the cost of shipping in case of any defects that may have been found with the filer.
Pros and Cons
- One of the biggest complaints about air filters is how their filters are not actually washable. That’s not the case with the OxyPure, as three of its four filters are completely washable, and the one that is not, has 3 replacements that are shipped when purchased.
- The OxyPure can do most of the work on its own as long as it has a power source. The user can rest and go on with their day while the OxyPure ensures that the air is clean.
- The filter system actually does do a very good job of cleaning the air. The results can be found in just a few days, resting assured that the air is cleaned as needed.
- The price of this device makes it rather unavailable for a large demography of people. Even though it is great at performance, it is not the best deal for its price.
- Customer support from NuWave is infamously bad. It is really hard to come into contact with them. So while the build quality is indeed great, in case an issue does occur – you will need to spend a long time for a response.
User feedback for the NuWave OxyPure Air Filter is overwhelmingly positive. In their reviews, customers are very satisfied with the product, even though it does not seem to be very commonly purchased because its price point.
Frequently Asked Questions
Given below are some questions that have been seemingly been asked by a lot of users to sites where this product is sold, or NuWave themselves.
How can I contact the Customer Service for NuWave OxyPure Air Purifiers?
The Alen Customer Service on 1-877-689-2838 is always available, and you can also choose to send them a message on their website.
How long is the warranty for NuWave OxyPure Air Purifiers?
The NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier ships with a limited 5 years of warranty.
Is the NuWave Air Purifier verified by AHAM?
No, the NuWave Air Purifier is not verified by AHAM. Not all manufacturers participate in AHAM as it is a voluntary program.
What is the maximum room size that NuWave OxyPure Air Purifiers can be used in?
The NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier can be used in rooms as large as a little over 500 square feet.
Does the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier have WiFi connectivity?
Yes, the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier has WiFi connectivity. The Smartphone App called NuWave Connect is required, however to access the features that OxyPure has.
Sitting at a rather weird place in the world of Air Purifiers, the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier is definitely a quality product. Should you get it? Probably, yes. If you have a high budget or are willing to go that extra file for some quality air, this product is great. Unfortunately, it may not always be available as it seems to come into stock only for limited amounts of time.
We hope this article has helped you understand the product better and helps you decide on whether you should buy it or not.