Ease of Use Rating
The Finn air cleaner is simple to set up and operate. After removing the back cover to remove the v-hepa filter from the sealed bag, it was just a matter of plugging in the purifier to be operational. The power controls are very intuitive and access to the filter requires removal of the back cover which is easily detached.
The v-HEPA filter requires cleaning every few months with a vacuum for best performance and life of the filter. The pre-filter can be washed or vacuumed lightly to clean as well. As we have found with most other air purifiers, the units come with the v-HEPA air filter. We found the UV lamp relatively easy to access and the stated life is 1-2 years.
Based on our testing the v-hepa Finn can effectively clean rooms in the 320-400 sq ft range( 20’ x 20’).
The noise level at the highest fan speed is louder than some users would want while in a bedroom. However we found the v-hepa Finn air purifier to be quieter than most other HEPA air purifiers we have tested. We did not test the noise level in our lab however the air purifier specifications list the noise level at 40-60 dB which is average for a tower model. On the lowest fan speed setting the Finn was very quiet.
The Finn air purifier removed over 99% of the particles that were passing through the air purifier based on our particle counter. This places the v-hepa Finn air purifier among the top of all air purifiers tested.
In searching the web for customer reviews we found most reviewers purchased for bedroom use and were most interested in a high performance air cleaner to remove allergens such as dust, pollen and mold. 76% of purchasers rate it as 5 stars. Many commented favorably on the extended filter life.
The performance, design and feature set of the air purifier get most of the attention with users commenting on the quiet noise level for a HEPA air purifier, small footprint, design/look and feel and reasonable filter costs. A negative is that this is not designed for larger living areas and works best in a bedroom or office sized room.
CONSUMER REVIEW SUMMARY
5 Star Reviews: 76%
4 Star Reviews: 87%
Source for consumer reviews: brand site and Amazon.