Product Description of Philips ac3033, Philips Series 3000i
🦠 High grade filter. It removes ultrafine particles as tiny as 3 nanometres (nm). This is 800 times smaller than PM2.5. It also means it will catch most viruses and bacteria. The Philips Series 3000i has been tested to filter out the influenza virus. It was tested in a a 28.5m3 test chamber contaminated with airborne influenza A(H1N1).
⌛ Filters last for a long time: the filter is expected to last up to 3 years (that is 4-6 times longer than cheaper air purifiers). That means, cost saving in the long run.
📱📶 Remote control via WiFi and smarphone. This makes it easier to control. You can also turn the air purifier remotely, so that fresh and clean air is waiting for you when you arrive home. Compatible with Alexa.
🔇 Very silent: Philips Series 3000i is featured in QuietMark , which is a programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation. The purpose of this programme is to identify the quietest products for use at home. This helps consumers to enjoy a peaceful environments at their homes.
🔬 Accurate and responsive air quality detection: detects increases of particulate matter in the air almost immediately. If your dog starts running around and dust is thrown up into the air, the sensor will display the red light straight away and the purifier will increase its power.
🚬 It also detects Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), which are harmful gases in the air. Most air purifiers equipped with sensors only measure Particulate Matter (PM2.5). Detecting VOC is important because many pollutants found indoors are this type of gases, such as formaldehyde. The Philips ac3033/30 will react to increases in VOC in the air by increasing the power of the fan as needed. This will clean the air from both allergens (particulate matter) and harmful gases (VOC).
Our Opinion on Philips ac3033 Series 3000i
The Philips Series 3000i Air Purifier do not have ionization features or UV light, and therefore it doesn’t release any ozone to the air. It is ozone-free. This is really positive, as ozone is a harmful gas that should be avoided.
The faster any air purifier works, the more noise it will make. The noise levels for the Philips ac3033/30 are only 30 decibels (dB) in Night Mode. This is very silent and very convenient for your sleep, and for not increasing your electricity bill.
On its maximum power, the Turbo Mode, the noise raises up to 70 dB. At night, though, it’s enough with the lowest power setting. We have to bear in mind that the levels of pollution in the air increase with the activity in your home. Walking raises dust, cooking creates fumes, smoking pollutes the air… So you’re better of saving the Turbo Mode for moments when the air cleaning needs an extra push. And at night, when the activity levels are much lower, or when you need concentration and want to avoid noise, use the Night Mode. Or you can also use any other power mode in between, that you feel comfortable with.
Elegant, well rounded, space efficient and some parts made of fabric which give it a stylish look. It looks nice in our opinion.
Ease of use:
It has simple controls, and the light will change its colour depending on the air quality: Blue – Purple – Pink – Red – from Good to Very Poor. This makes it easy to understand what is the status of the air.
On the other hand, the app is very user friendly, and allows you to control the air purifier remotely. So in this sense we think it is a very usable air purifier.
- Long lasting filters, up to 3 years
- 360 degress ensures the air is distributed evenly around the room
- Responsive sensor that immediately adjusts the fan power
- User friendly app with lots of useful info
- Activated Carbon filter is a bit too thin. Cleaning of VOC may not be as complete as with other air purifiers.
- Plug tends to come off when moving the purifier
- Fabric design element is nice, but can be difficult to clean
- The light at the top can't be turned off at night, only dimmed