Hamilton Beach TrueAir Air Purifier Review 2019

Last Updated: January 1, 2019

Looking for an effective air purifier, but the price-tags leave you breathless? Check out the Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04386A compact air purifier.

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The Hamilton Beach TrueAir air purifier range combines sleek aesthetics with higher performance. These elegant devices are a cost-effective alternative to some of the more expensive units on the market. For this review, our expert team of analysts will be taking a look at the Hamilton Beach TruerAir 04386A, although there are other variants of this purifier in the TrueAir range that are worth taking a look at if this one does not quite hit the mark.

 

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Hamilton Beach TrueAir Air Purifier

 

Retailing for a listed price of $79.99, although often on sale for a lowered price, this Hamilton Beach TrueAir air purifier is a great alternative for those of us who don’t want to cash out for an expensive air purifier that we may not necessarily need. One of the smallest air purifiers we have come across in our reviews of home air purifiers, this product is suitable for smaller living spaces, and definitely worth considering for installation if the living space you have in mind matches the specifications listed in this review. Check out the full review below for more information.

 

Cleaning Capabilities

This Hamilton Beach TrueAir is effective in areas of up to approximately 160 square feet. Unfortunately, the exact clean air delivery rate (CADR) scores for this unit were not available to us at the time of this review, however, we can testify that this unit functions efficiently within its recommended range.

A feature that we particularly admired about this product was its 99% HEPA-grade filter, which is capable of removing airborne particulates as small as 3 microns. While this is not necessarily the best filter we have come across in our air purifier reviews, it is impressive nonetheless when the asking price of the unit is taken into consideration.

Regrettably, due to the lack of a carbon filter, the Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04386A is not very effective at removing household odours.

 

Efficiency / Certifications

Unfortunately, there was no information regarding this unit’s efficiency or certifications available to us at the time of this review, so beware any potential buyers, this unit may not be the most cost-efficient on the market in this regard. If you require information regarding power consumption, or simple want to double-check this unit’s certifications, we advise contacting Hamilton Beach directly, where a representative would be more than happy to help you out. We would advise that our readers take caution when considering this device, due to its lack of certifications. However, as affordable air purifiers are concerned, this one certainly performs quite well.

 

Convenience

For those of us well acquainted with air purifiers, it should come as no surprise that this unit lacks several of the convenient features of other devices on the market. This is due to the low asking price, as is typically the case with inexpensive purifiers. There are a number of features that we would have enjoyed seeing incorporated into this unit’s design, however we are aware that it may be asking too much. One feature we were relieved to see included in the the TrueAir 04386A was its 3 changeable fan speeds, which allows the user to operate their device on a lowered capacity, when they want to save energy or do not believe that the product’s full power is required. As an added bonus, all three of these settings are exceptionally quiet.

Another aspect of this product we enjoyed is its permanent HEPA filter. Usually this kind of design feature would be covered in the “Design” section of our review. However, we found that the addition of a permanent HEPA filter improved user convenience immensely. Instead of having to replace your HEPA filter, costing you money, now you need only vacuum it, once every 3-6 months, depending on level of usage.

 

Design

Weighing only 5.74lbs, this unit is exceptionally light, even by air purifier standards. Combine this with the units small and compact design and you have a unit that can be installed virtually anywhere in your home without invading your living space. Due to its ultra-light weight design, moving this unit from room-to-room could hardly be any easier. In addition to this, four adhesive “feet” are also included with this unit, enabling you to install your device in either a vertical or horizontal configuration. The only limitation on this device with regard to where it should be installed is that we would advise that it is implemented in living spaces that have adequate air circulation. We would not recommend usage in a kitchen, garage, or other area that has grease or chemicals.

 

Help & Support

Hamilton Beach maintain numerous online resources for users of their products. Company representatives are contactable via telephone, email, or through one of the company’s various social media presences. Other resources provided online on the Hamilton Beach official website include FAQs, downloadable user manuals, and service & parts locators.

 

Verdict

Overall, this unit is a fantastic alternative to some of the more expensive units on the market. Retailing for far less, yet still maintaining an admirable performance, the Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04386A is perfect for installation in small-medium sized living spaces, such as offices or bedrooms. It’s ultra-quiet operation, coupled with its compact, light-weight design, make this one of the least invasive air purifiers on the market today. We would have liked to see more convenient features integrated into the product’s final design, however considering the asking price, it is understandable that such features were omitted.