A full AirDoctor review! Everything you need to know from what it is, how it works, the cost, if it is worth it, how I like it, and a promo link to try it out!
This post is not sponsored by AirDoctor and is my honest review after using it for over a year.
We’ve been using our AirDoctor for over a year now and get a lot of questions whenever I share about it on Instagram. So I figured it would be easiest to write a detailed review post about what it is and answer all your questions.
We try to live a healthy lifestyle by eating primarily whole foods, moving our body, prioritizing sleep, drinking clean water, and using safer cleaning/beauty products, and air quality was next on our list! We spend 80% of our time inside our house (we both work from home), and indoor air quality is something that we can control, unlike outside air pollution.
I also recently started to get allergies the past couple of years after never having them growing up (the allergens in Central Texas are nuts). From never experiencing allergies to experiencing them as not fun. With this, I wanted to make sure I was limiting my exposure to them where I could.
With these things a priority, an air purifier was next to purchase for our home. We ended up purchasing the AirDoctor 3000 after doing research and from a friend’s recommendation and love it! It has been so helpful during allergy season, with having a dog, and easy to ensure the quality of the air we are breathing is clean.
Now let’s into the AirDoctor review!
What you will find in this AirDoctor review
- an overview of what an AirDoctor is and how it works
- pricing and a coupon code if you want to try one
- frequency asked questions (filters, noise level, what it filters)
- pros and cons of it
AirDoctor Coupon Code
Before we get into the AirDoctor review, if you are interested in purchasing one, I have a discount link! Save $110-300 on your purchase (discount price will depend on what model you are buying).
What is AirDoctor?
An AirDoctor is a professional-grade HEPA air purifier. It filters out toxins and air-born particles – from dust mites, allergens, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, smoke, bacteria, and viruses. It has been tested to capture and remove airborne particles as small as 0.003 microns in size (100 times smaller than the HEPA standard).
Each model has 3 different filtration systems – a pre-filter, a carbon filter, and an UltraHEPA filter. The carbon filter captures dangerous ozone, gases, odors, and volatile organic compounds (VOC) like formaldehyde. The HEPA filter captures dust, pollen, mold spores, smoke, pet hair and dander, bacteria, and viruses.
There are 4 different models to pick from:
AirDoctor 1000 – circulates the air in 285 sq. ft. 4x/hour or in 570 sq. ft. 2x/hour. This model is great for smaller spaces like small bedrooms, nurseries, home offices, laundry rooms, and more.
AirDoctor 2000 – circulates the air in 305 sq. ft. 4x/hour or in 610 sq. ft. 2x/hour. Great for small rooms, medium-small bedrooms, nurseries, home offices, and more.
AirDoctor 3000 – circulates the air in 638 sq. ft. 4x/hour or in 1,274 sq. ft. 2x/hour. Great for bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and more.
AirDoctor 5000 – Circulates the air in 1,001 sq. ft. 4x/ hour or in 2,002 sq. ft. 2x/hour. Great for extra large spaces, high ceilings, and open concepts.
The model you choose will depend on the space you need it for. We personally use the 3000 and move it back and forth from our kitchen/living room (open-concept space) to our master bedroom. This works well for us right now and we will probably get another one in the future.
How does AirDoctor work?
AirDoctor works with an automatic sensor and the fan speed adjusts depending on what is in the air around it. It is constantly running and filtering on auto mode. When it picks something up, the fan speed will increase to remove the particles. Once removed, it will adjust back down.
The light indicator on the machine will tell you the air quality around it. Low speed and blue light mean good air quality. Medium speed and orange light mean moderate air quality. And high speed and red light mean poor air quality.
How often to change the filters
It is recommended to replace the filters every 6-12 months (depending on the filter). Cleaning them regularly will help maximize their use though! Just use a small vacuum. It also tells you when the filters need to be replaced, which is super nice. The filters are easy to replace and you just pop off the cover and place them inside in the correct order.
Are the filters expensive?
The price of the replacement filters will depend on the model you have. They range anywhere from $45 (smallest model) to $125 (largest model) per filter. When buying in packs from their site, they discount them and it would be anywhere from $115-320 a year. I find this price to be reasonable.
Is it loud?
When the AirDoctor is on auto mode, I don’t find it to be loud at all and don’t even notice it running. It does get loud at the highest setting when it detects toxins or particulars that need to be filtered, but it is only for a short period of time (about 15-30 seconds, depending on what it is). Our AC, the vent over the stove, and fans in the bathrooms are much much louder.
For reference, here is the noise in decibels:
- lowest speed (auto mode) – 30-39 dB
- highest speed – 50-59 dB
The noise will depend on the model so keep that in mind. I have heard that the smaller models can be louder due to the filter being smaller and where the fan is placed.
Does it help with odors?
Yes, AirDoctor can help with odors! The carbon filter is what helps with odors and gases. Since we cook a ton, I have noticed smells don’t hang around as long and aren’t as strong.
The price will depend on what model you are purchasing.
- small AirDoctor 1000 – $399 (or discounted to $289 with my link)
- small AirDoctor 2000 – $389 (or discounted to $279 with my link
- medium-sized AirDoctor 3000 – $629 (or discounted to $349 with my link). This is the one I use and love!
- large AirDoctor 5000 – $999 (or discounted to $699 with my link)
Make sure to use my discount link to save on your AirDoctor purchase!
My honest AirDoctor review
I really enjoy our AirDoctor and am so happy with our purchase. Here are some pros and cons I have with it:
- professional grade with 3 filtration stages – pre-filter, carbon/VOC filter, and an UltraHEPA filter. Having a true HEPA filter is important. Some air purifiers don’t have a carbon filter either.
- their UltraHEPA filtration captures 99.9% of particles – removes particles 100x smaller than the HEPA standard
- 152-534 CADR rating (depending on model) – CADR stands for Clean Air Delivery Rating and depends on how fast your purifier can clean the air compared to the room size. For a large room, you would want a higher rating. It is best to have an air purifier with a CADR of at least 80.
- third-party laboratory testing
- automatically adjusts to the surroundings with its sensors
- it is very affordable compared to other brands – especially when you use my discount link!
- tells you when you need to change the filters rather than having to guess or remember
- fairly aesthetically pleasing and fits in well (it’s not ugly!)
- ability to dim it so no lights are on
- not connected to Bluetooth or WiFi – while this might be a deal breaker for some, we prefer it this way.
- easily portable – they are fairly lightweight and can easily be moved from different rooms if needed.
- some models can be louder than others – this is what I have heard as I only had the 3000 model, but the smaller models can be louder. I don’t find mine to be loud at all.
- the fan is loud on the highest setting – this is just temporary though while it filters the air.
- need to buy new filters every 6-12 months – I find this to be fine and expected, but something to note if thinking about yearly costs.
Is AirDoctor worth it?
In conclusion, I think AirDoctor is 100% worth it! We are constantly bombarded with massive amounts of toxins in our modern lifestyles and air quality is so important! This is especially true if you live in an area that doesn’t have good air quality (major cities) or an area that is prone to fires. I think AirDoctor is one of the best out there for quality, performance, and price point.
If you are interested in buying one, make sure to use my discount link to save the most money.