Info: Available in Two Colours
The Roomaid Mini not only provides relief from the tiny particles generally associated with triggering asthma or allergies, but also from harmful airborne chemicals and gases which may be in your immediate environment -- such as off-gassing from the materials or equipment in your room; or exhaust fumes from your own or surrounding vehicles. The surrounding air is first drawn through its outer prefilter, which captures the larger visible particles; then enters the HEPA filter which traps the small particulates; and passes through the VOC canister in its centre, whose special carbon pellets adsorb those airborne chemicals and gases as well as odours; with the clean air being emitted through the grilled slot all around the lower part of the housing, below the filters.
This air purifier is recommended for relatively small areas up to 240 square feet (assuming a standard 8 foot ceiling), where it can provide one full Air Change per Hour (ACH), or up to 4.8 ACH for an area as small as 50 square feet.
This is also a portable unit. It is quite light (about 2 kg) and consumes very little power, so it would be easy to take with you, if you were going to stay in someone's guest room (and they smoke or have pets) after a party, for example, or even to take travelling (its universal adapter comes with several different types of plug tips so it can operate in many countries). It can even operate in a car or truck (something to appreciate if you're stuck in smoggy traffic, or have a long road trip in store).
In vehicles (where it can be held in place on a back seat with a seatbelt clip and powered with a lighter plug adapter cord available in the Roomaid Auto Adapter Kit), its hourly air exchange ratings would vary with the size of the vehicles as follows:
- Small SUV (6 seats) (about 240 cubic feet): 1 ACH
- Medium-Sized Car (4 seats) (about 150 cubic feet): 2 ACH
- Small Car (2-seats) (about 75 cubic feet): 3.2 ACH
Roomaid Mini Three Stages of Filtration
Stage 1: A Foam Prefilter - a 1/8" thick foam sleeve which stretches over the HEPA filter, to capture larger particulates such as dust, carpet fibers, lint, and (pet) hair. It can be vacuumed or washed when it starts to get clogged, and should be replaced about once a year. The unit ships with one spare one.
Stage 2: A True HEPA filter cartridge, which is 99.97% efficient at 0.3 microns. With 13 square feet of pleated material, it targets small particulates such as Bacteria; Dust Mites; Fungus Spores; Pet Dander; Pollen; Radon Progeny; Skin Flakes; Tobacco Smoke; Viruses; and Wood Smoke. It snaps easily into place surrounding the VOC canister in the middle when you position its four pegs over the corresponding holes in the base.
Stage 3: A VOC Canister Filter in the core targets chemical and gas pollution and Volatile Organic Compounds such as ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, or toluene which can be emitted from things like aerosol sprays, carpets, cleaning supplies, dry-cleaned clothes, electronic devices, furniture or paneling, paints, adhesives, glues, solvents, or wallpaper, in rooms, or from fuel or exhaust fumes in or around vehicles. It also targets: Bacteria; Cooking Odour; Pet Odour; Pet Dander; Tobacco Smoke; Wood Smoke; and Viruses. This filter consists of 200 grams of Granulated Carbon pellets providing 210,000 m2 of adsorption surface area, which are all encased in a steel meshed canister.
Delivered Airflow: 16 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) at Low speed; 32 CFM at High
Noise Rating at 6 feet: 40 to 47 dBA
Dimensions: 8.5" diameter, 6.2" high
Weight: 4.4 lbs
Construction for filter Housing: 24 gauge steel, durable baked thermoset powder finish
Power Consumption: 5 Watts per Hour
Motor: Backward curved impeller
Power Connection: comes with a 12v DC Adaptor on a 7 foot long cord with a standard North American plug, for running on 115 AC current, and includes two other types of plug tips.
The Roomaid Mini comes with a 5-year limited warranty from the date of purchase: with a 5 year warranty for the motor/fan, and 1 year for all the other component parts (except filters).
The Replacement Filters/Accessories available for this model include: 1) Roomaid Annual Filter Kit with VOC; 2) HEPA Snap-On Cartridges; and 3) Roomaid Auto Adapter Kit. (All sold separately.)
Recommended Filter Life for Each Stage with Regular Use:
- Pre-Filter: 12 months (check every 3 months, to vacuum or hand wash)
- HEPA Filter: 3 to 5 years (check after 2 years; replace when the media's outside surface has turned dark)
- Central V.O.C. Canister: 12 months (replace every year, or when there is a noticeable increase in odors)