Rabbit Air Minusa2 Air Purifier Review

Rabbit Air Minusa2 Air Purifier
1145 ratings
4.5/5

Rabbit Air Minusa2 Air Purifier

Rabbit Air is one of the leaders in air purifier industry since 2004. Given that title, this brand is trustworthy to many people, and their signature product Rabbit Air MinusA2 is no exception. If you’re on the hunt for a high-end air purifier with perfect air filtration system and lots of advanced smart features, you may not want to miss the Rabbit Air MinusA2.

Features

Advanced HEPA filtration with six stages of purification and deodorization

Toxin Absorber customized filter: Traps and reduces volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other chemicals.

The MinusA2 is designed to either stand alone or to be mounted on the wall.

Effectively traps and reduces airborne bacteria, mold spores and particles that carry viruses

FAQ

Yes it will-but…. HEPA filter standard is .3 micron particles, cigarette smoke is in the .01 to 1 micron size. But wait….. (none of what follows is specific to this particular unit or brand)
https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/particle-sizes-d_934.html I also saw a distribution chart that indicated most cigarette smoke was about .1-.15 microns. This is why the absolute answer is ‘No it won’t,’ the ‘holes’ in HEPA filters are too big. It will however, capture a lot of particles because particles hitting any part of the filter will stick–so it will help a lot. (Think of 1″ balls hitting a sticky wall covered in 2″ holes, and ten more walls just like it: a lot of those ping pong balls are going to be stuck right next to holes they could’ve passed through) Also this unit has an ion generator, this charges every particle in the air, which is then attracted to a collecting plate. These generators make ozone which is bad for your lungs and recommended against. However (again), I intentionally bought an electrostatic generator only air filter when I stayed a couple of nights in the apartment of a chain smoker. It was incredibly effective, but I would never use it long term. I also saw tests in a consumer products article in the New York Times that said 90% of sub .3 micron sized particles were trapped by HEPA filters (I’m a bit suspicious of the article….but I think this result is reasonable. I live where there are a lot of wild fires, and someone used to smoke near my house nearly every morning and the air movement brought the smoke in. I learned often after the smoke stopped it was in my house for days after, but if I vacuumed (I have a HEPA vacuum) that eliminated it. If you don’t have a HEPA vacuum, what I used to do for my photo darkroom is to get a second hose, attach it to the vac’s exhaust and run it outside.. The typical vacuum cleaner does a great job of grinding small dust up into even smaller dust and pushing it out the exhaust hole. If you buy this unit I would recommend never using the electrostatic setting except for those rare times someone smokes inside the house. I just had the idea that if you use a HEPA unit after a ‘smoker’ incident, and you have that vacuum cleaner set-up, vacuum the outside of the HEPA filter after the ‘incident’, I’ve vacuumed the outside of my HEPA units’ carbon first filter regularly, and the HEPA filter inside my vacuum cleaner I will also vacuum off if my paper vac-bag has leaked. And N95 face masks (get the ones with the small exhaust valve) over your face work as well as any of this stuff. I wore one yesterday when smoke from the wild fires blew in my direction. Of course close doors and windows. The most effective way to deal with a smoker is to get as far away from them as possible, with weed smokers? call them up when they are good and stoned (and paranoid) and ask if their weed has pesticide in it because you can smell pesticide…. Hope this helps. 

I have very bad allergies and I live a 500 Sq. Ft Efficiency unit.
I wanted the unit the clear the air of cooking smells and allergens.
I called Rabbit Air posed the question and the bottom line is there is very little difference between the filter combinations they sell.
I bought the:
Rabbit Air MinusA2 (model SPA-700A covers 700 sq. ft.) Ultra-Quiet Air Purifier – Stylish, Efficient and Energy Star® Certified, Wall-Mountable!, White, Toxin Absorber unit and love it.
The nice thing about these units is that if you find that the filters are not enough for your allergies you can purchase and replace the filter with the one that is best of allergies. I have not found that to be necessary. The unit has 6 filters and there is only one filter difference to go to the high allergy model

I have not noticed any major difference, having 3 dogs and 2 cats. We initially bought the unit for our office, but I tried it in my house for a week when we realized the unit simply could not perform as an effective smoke eater (as advertised). It performed a tiny bit better in a less harsh environment, but again the results were negligible. Honestly got better results opening windows, and that doesn’t cost $600 (+$100/yr for filters)

If the negative ion generator is on, it DOES produce ozone. The levels are below those required by the California Air Resources Board. However, recent information indicates that no level of ozone is safe. So I personally wouldn’t use the ion generator.

Customer Reviews

Deloris B
Deloris B
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This is my second minus A2 now, this new one I got is the SPA780N which has the app support. Since most of the other reviews went over all the general information, here is a quick gist: This is one of the top of the line air purifiers on the market, made in Korea, not china, and is one of the only air purifiers that is wall mountable. In addition, it uses a brushless motor, this alone sets it apart from other top tier brands since everybody else uses brushed motors. A brushed motor has a definite limited lifespan as the carbon blocks wear out due to friction, rabbit air uses brushless motors which lasts longer (in order or magnitudes) and is more efficient. The big shocker: I took it apart, just because I am a curious person, and saw that they used a very high quality Panasonic brushless motor. This was icing on the cake on an very well built air purifier, a motor that 99.999% of the customers won't ever see and they chose to use top tier motor rather than some generic Chinese one. Little details like foam gaskets on the filters, magnetic closing mechanism for the latch, and even the pleasant chime goes a long way in making the high price worth it. The verdict is, if you have the money, you should very much get this because an air purifier is something that is run 24/7, might as well get the best. The app itself while being version 1 works well, no bugs to report yet.
Wolfshanze
Wolfshanze
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I was a little nervous about dropping this much money for an air purifier, but it was the only one I found that covered a reasonable square footage. I planned to use this for my whole condo, not just one room. I have about 1200 square feet. I’ve mounted it to the wall in my living room, which is open concept to the kitchen, dining room, and front hallway. It doesn’t really get my bedrooms, which are in the back, but I didn’t expect it too. I have 2 dogs, a cat, and was worried that there would be pet odors. Since getting this purifier, people have actually commented as to how fresh it smells in my place. And that the air feel lighter. I have the germ filter, although I don’t know what the difference is between what the filters do. I’m not sure it entirely makes a difference. I can really see how hard the machine works when I cook dinner. The purifier doesn’t like any kinds of smells, so when I cook dinner, it freaks out a little bit and will run on high until all of the cooking odors are gone. I’ve had this machine for a month and am absolutely loving it. I don’t regret my purchase at all. I would also recommend it to anyone who asks.
Karen B.
Karen B.
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Love, love, love this air purifier, cleaner, odor tackler, dust buster, dog gas blaster... the list goes on. Did a lot of research on different air purifiers. Bought a Hunter 8 years ago, and it's still going, (that is in the bedroom). Then I bought a Holmes from the bulls-eye store. It stopped working within a 16 months. Looked at Rabbit Air, thought about it a long time...research, hmm.... then I said what the heck I'll try it. I have 3 parrots ranging from small to large, 3 medium sized dogs and 2 cats oh, and lets not forget our pet squirrel. Our house is only 1500+ (a little) square ft. I have the Hunter in the main bedroom and the Rabbit is in the main part of the house where the animals all hang with their human counter parts. I set it all up and plugged it in. Was a little worried that the indicator was red. I quickly read through the manual again and it started to turn purple then finally blue. First night, wake up in the morning and can breath, nose not stuffy. Huh? wow, this thing really rocks. Every morning wake up without a stuffed up nose. Love the fact that when it detects something in the air it quickly ramps up and zaps it out. Dust has been at a minimum. Love that part and the dog poofs, don't make us run for the gas masks. That totally rocks, did I mention 3 medium sized dogs? I am convinced that this is genius. Saving my pennies for one more to do the entire house.Thanks Rabbit!!!
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Rabbit Air Minusa2 Air Purifier
1145 ratings
4.5/5