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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Want Clean Air in Your Home?

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Noise level, Odor

    Look no further, the Molekule Air Pro is here to cleanse your home’s air. I cook a lot and the smells from cooking linger for a while and sometimes the stench isn’t too pleasant. The Air Pro has helped get rid of this cooking smell with their innovative PECO-Filter which breaks down pollutants in your home at the molecular level, such as bacteria, mold, viruses, and allergens. After using the Air Pro for a couple of days, I can confidently say this Air Purifier works like a charm! As my first air purifier, I am very content with the usage so far. ===================================================================================== IN THE BOX/SET-UP: First off, the air pro is heavy. The whole unit is approximately 23lbs., which tells you how much tech is built into this device. The Air Pro came with a carrying bag(pictured below), and the PECO-Filter was inside the air pro but wrapped. The set-up is straightforward and doesn’t take long. You will need to push down and rotate counterclockwise on the center core to access the filter. Upon doing this, you will need to take the filter out of the bag and simply place it in the Air Pro. Then, align the lid with the red mark inside the Air Pro, push down and turn clockwise. There you have it! You can plug it into an outlet and start running the air purifier. If you want more information about the particle level and the ability to manually control the fan speed, all that can be done through the Molekule app. ===================================================================================== USAGE/FEATURES: I have been using the Air Pro for a couple of days now and am completely satisfied with the usage so far. The air inside my living room has never smelled so pure. Although, there was a strange smell coming out of the Air Pro that went away after 36 hours. The smell is supposed to emit from the air pro but Molekule assured that the smell would go away after a while. The tiny touch screen on top of the air pro shows various items. The current status of your Air Pro. The PM(particulate matter) sensor level. The air pro is designed to detect three different size ranges of particles. The light on top of the Air Pro plays a factor in detecting these particles. The sensors let you know how much of these particles are in your air using a color scale. Green = good. Blue = very bad. Excellent technology by the Molekule team! There are two auto-protect fan modes: Standard and Quiet. There is also manual mode which you will be able to cycle between 6 fan speeds. Caution, the fan gets loud at the highest setting. The PECO-Filter Status lets you know when you need to replace the filters. And finally, a couple of settings for the Air Pro. I previously mentioned that I do a lot of cooking and wow, the smells quickly dissipate once I am finished with my cooking. When I am away for a while and come back home, the smell of fresh air hits me like a brick, that’s when I know the Air Pro is running correctly! The technology in the Air Pro is amazing. It’s astounding what technology can now do at the microscopic level these days. If you want to read about it yourself. Visit the following page: https://molekule.com/technology ===================================================================================== APP/MAINTENANCE: I have the Molekule app for Android so it may be different for IOS users. As of November 2020, the app is a little buggy at times where sometimes I cannot connect to the Air Pro and get stuck in the endless cycle of trying to reconnect to my Wi-Fi. The app is somewhat new and understandably will have a couple of bugs. Hopefully, the developers will be able to address the issue quickly. Honestly, you can’t do much with the app. The only useful features is the ability to control the fan speed, view the status of particle levels, and the status of the PECO-Filter which all can be done with the touch screen on the unit. I don’t see the app being useful in the long run, unfortunately. Hopefully, there will be more features added in the future. Maintenance for the Air Pro is expensive. The Air Pro is expensive in itself but replacing the PECO-Filter is another story. According to Molekule, the filter lasts about 6 months. To replace the filter costs $150. Or you can sign up for auto-refills which costs $99 every 6 months. You’re either paying 200 or 300 dollars a year for maintenance. Expensive but may be worth it for the fresh air quality year-round. ===================================================================================== CONCLUSION: Overall, congrats to the Molekule team for creating an innovative and beautiful Air Purifier. I am amazed at how wonderful the Air Pro works. I never gave much thought to how polluted the air inside my home was before obtaining the Air Pro. With this running, I can confidently say there is a major change in air quality inside my home. The Air Pro and maintenance costs are a bit expensive but If you are looking for better air quality inside your home, I cannot recommend this enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Removes everything

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    App, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Noise level, Odor

    My wife and I have had seasonal allergies as long as I can remember, “doesn’t matter where we’ve lived” and have a air purifier of some sort running 24/7 where ever we have lived. I saw the new Molekule Air Pro and had to give it a try. Unboxing: The Molekule arrived in a very sturdy cardboard container and inside the unit was inside a heavy “cloth like” bag, reminded me of an old style military duffle bag “just white”. It was very well protected the way they shipped it and we were impressed. The unit itself is assembled and the only thing you have to do open the top “very simple” remove it and lift out the filter which is wrapped in a plastic bag. Just replace it and the top and you are ready to use. Use: There is an Android APP you will want to download from the Google Play Store and this lets you see how much filter life is left and other settings. The unit itself has a touch screen on top and you can scroll through different displays from filter live to air quality just by swiping across the display. It runs very quietly on “Auto Protect”, just a slight hum is all, and there’s a slight blue light emitted from the vents at the top, otherwise you will really never know its running. Now if you want to run it on manual, on the top speed setting, you will definitely hear it and it’s loud, but its moving a very large amount of air. The air coming out is also directed in a circular angular pattern so you don’t get a stream of air blowing out in one direction. One of our Austin Air purifiers does this and you have to be careful where the outlet is pointed. The Android App allows you to adjust from “Auto Protect” and “Manual” we use auto protect but manual will allow you to adjust the fan speed. The app also shows you the filter life and under the settings you can sign up for auto ship for the filter replacements which saves a good bit of money if you do that over buying filters regularly. Maintenance wise this couldn’t be simpler, to replace the filter you just have to push down and rotate the top of the unit and let go, the top automatically rises up and you remove the top assembly, right below that is the filter that simply lifts right out. Replacing the new filter is done in reverse order and all parts are marked which direction they should go. Filter replacement should take less than a minute which is way faster than any of our other purifiers. Conclusion: We already have filters from AirPura, Austin Air, Bissel, and have had multiple brands over the years. This one takes air cleaning to a different level where it uses UV light and a catalyst to break down contaminants, they call it PECO and the end result is whatever it destroys is basically broken down into CO2, H2O and some trace elements. We were sautéing some garlic “that smell always lingers” the day it arrived and figured that would be a good test and it was. Our other air purifiers where running and the smell was still there when I turned on the Molekule, and to our surprise, within an hour the smell of garlic was gone “before it would take hours for that to go away. We’ve also noticed with the fall allergies here in AZ that our noses were usually stuffy in the AM when waking “even with a HEPA filter running in the room” and after a few days of use with the Molekule that has gotten considerably better. The air in the house overall has a more crisp clean smell to it, something that the other purifiers don’t do. I would say this purifier works the best for VOCs and any type of HCHO as those are completely broken down by the catalyst system, the same with molds, mildew and bacteria, germs etc.. I have a portable air quality meter that measures both VOCs and HCHO along with PM2.0 and PM10, and the readings sitting directly on top of the Molekule are as low as our Austin Air “filter was replaced a couple months ago” so it’s definitely doing its job along with removing all PM2.5 and PM10 particles. The HCHO reading is 0 and the VOCs are the lowest I’ve seen that unit measure. With COVID being so prevalent it’s nice to know that the way this filter works it doesn’t just remove it from the air “or any other contaminant it picks up” and hold onto it, it destroys it, so if you are looking for a really good air purifier that seems to really “purify” the air in your home I would highly recommend the Molekule air purifiers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Wow... I never knew air can be so clean and crisp!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, App, Cleaning
    Cons mentioned:
    Noise level, Odor

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *****Review***** --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have to state the very first obvious thing upon unboxing the Molekule Air Pro 1000 sq. ft. Air Purifier. This thing straight up looks like it came out of Tony Stark's lab. I have to hand it off to the individuals/team that designed the unit and say that it really does look futuristic, premium and very aesthetically pleasing. I also really enjoy that the team was thoughtful enough to include a nice leather strap just in case you needed to move the unit to a different part of your home. The unit itself looks to be of a smooth brushed type of aluminum and the wire is integrated into the bottom base where you can do some cable management for safety and “final touches” on the whole look aspect of things. Now comes down to the actual functionality of this thing. Does it really make a difference? After unboxing it I immediately plugged it in and began setting it up. I had to unfortunately drop a star because of the actual app. In this day and age the app shouldn’t cause so many problems. It was a pain to get it set up and paired up with the unit. I tried everything from even resetting the Molekule Air Pro, completely unplugging the unit, down to messing with my phone to get everything paired up correctly. But after a bit, I was finally able to say that I successfully paired everything up and things started to work as expected. The app gives you some great information about the unit, you can change the speed of the fan (auto/manual), filter status and air quality (particle level). I kept the unit running and plugged in since the little box on the end of the cord says it uses low energy (so keep it plugged in); well so I did. I have to admit that after just an hour or so I can already tell the difference in the air quality of my home. How do I explain this…? It’s like taking in a deep breath of fresh air at a mountain peak where the air is nice and crisp… Clean. Sorta sweet might I add? Maybe it’s just my mind playing tricks on me I thought. Well as mentioned I kept it plugged in. Normally when I come home some days there’s this weird rotten egg smell that comes from the outside and somehow comes into my home even though my windows are closed. To my surprise… the Molekule Air Pro 1000 sq. ft. Air Purifier does its job and I legitimately can not smell that rotten egg smell inside my home anymore. To my knowledge the PECO-Filter is not only supposed to collect pollutants but it also destroys them. So perhaps that is why I don’t smell that rotten egg smell anymore? Regardless I have to say that the Molekule Air Pro 1000 sq. ft. Air Purifier definitely does the job. You have the option of changing the fan speed via the mobile app or on top of the unit through the touchscreen. I personally felt like leaving it on auto and having it do it’s thing made the most sense. At night time, I would change it to the “quiet” mode but to be completely honest; you can probably even leave it on the normal auto mode because I could hardly even hear the thing as is. As you crank the fan speed up manually you will definitely notice more noise; especially at level 6. Now to be completely fair… I don’t know why anyone would want to crank that sucker up to that level. I personally felt like leaving it on auto (standard) was quiet enough where it didn’t bother me and still did what it was intended to do. Overall I have to say that I am pretty impressed with this thing. I also did some research as to why you’d choose something like the Molekule which uses the PECO-Filter vs an air purifier that uses HEPA filters. From what I found out, HEPA filters simply catch particles onto the filter itself and collect it till you’re ready to replace the filter. When the HEPA filter is done with you simply replace it. The PECO-Filter on the other hand destroys the actual particles using light technology instead of simply attaching to the filter and collecting it like the HEPA filter does (keep in mind you still need to replace the PECO-Filter). Luckily you have an option through the app to sign up for a subscription on the PECO-Filter where it will save you some money as opposed to buying each individual filter one at a time. I will say this… If you are an individual that really cares about the air quality in either your home or office space and want to breathe in some clean crisp air; you will not be disappointed in investing in the Molekule Air Pro. Oh and I had the fantastic pleasure of using this everyday for about 2 weeks and decided to give it back a star. So all in all; I would give this air purifier a 5 star even though I docked one initially for the app issue(s) I encountered. Why may you ask? Because I can definitely tell that my air within my home is so much cleaner. The app issue was a hiccup and I was able to hold my breath long enough with this clean air that I am giving it back a star. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *****Quick Features & Specs***** --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3x airflow: Designed to meet the needs of business and high-traffic areas, with 3x the airflow of Molekule’s award-winning consumer devices. PECO-powered: Breakthrough PECO technology doesn’t just collect pollutants, it destroys them. 3x detection: A particle sensor detects a range of air particles in three sizes, to better understand what’s in your air, from PM10 (pollen) and PM2.5 (dust), to smaller than PM1 (smoke). 3 ways to protect: Delivers two Auto Protect modes, Standard and Quiet, to automatically regulate fan speed based on particle levels, at noise levels ideal for day or night, as well as a manual mode. PECO-Filter status indicator: Easily track the replacement schedule for your PECO-Filter. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *****What's in the box***** --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Molekule Air Pro 1000 sq. ft. Air Purifier PECO-Filter (installed) Manual/Instructions

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    MOLEKULE 4 Boundary Defense

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    Pros mentioned:
    App, Filters, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Dust, Noise level, Price

    PROS The MOLEKULE AIR PRO air purifier arrived extremely well boxed in recyclable, minimally inked corrugated cardboard. Marketing language on exterior packaging expresses high ideals on behalf of consumers. MOLEKULE offers a range of price points and model sizes to accommodate a variety of room sizes and price points for those who find the AIR PRO model a reach. Interestingly, documents are attached to the exterior of the AIR PRO box that have useful statistics for those who might need the highest level of the MOLEKULE technology for large applications such as nursing homes, gyms, medical and/or hospital applications, et al. Distributing the MOLEKULE data at the consumer level is a great way to inspire the decision makers at home based businesses as well as businesses of all sizes to consider air purification as another means to reduce the spread of Covid 19. The company surprises the consumer with a luxurious special touch: Sunken into a white cotton duffle with handles and cinched at the top by a thick grey cord, the machine must be coaxed out of its 'gift' wrapping. A wide, rugged leather handle affords easy transport of the Unit between locations within the home. Unlike the industrial look of its competitors, the AIR PRO design is exquisitely modern and elevates any room with a touch of elegant high style. The tone of its sleek architecture is a value added spin for anyone seeking a contemporary aesthetic in a useful appliance. Unlike competitors these days, the manual is printed on an ~ 7” square card stock. Silken to the touch, the font height is easy on the eyes as are the graphics. The guide got me quickly through unboxing, removal of plastic from the filter as well the reseating of the unit's cap on to the filter for start-up. Download of the APP for Android was trouble free as was my initial connection to Wifi. I really like that the unit’s 360-degree air intake uses a laser driven particle sensor to measure the microbial load of a room. With each startup, a tiered status report is displayed in the APP and/or in the Unit’s top mounted digital screen. Track the readings in the APP or on the Unit’s round digital screen: GREEN for Good/ YELLOW for Moderate/ RED for Bad/ PURPLE for Very Bad. At initiation, the APP and the Unit’s digital screen indicated that my initial PM status in the bedroom was MODERATE on all levels. After closing the bedroom doors then returning after an hour, the APP and the unit’s digital screen indicated the room’s PM had been reduced. My new status was upgraded to GOOD on all levels: PM10 coarse particles, PM2.5 fine particles and PM1.0 microfine particles. Since set up, I am pleased to announce that my sleep pattern has improved. Mid cycle awakenings by allergens affecting my respiratory system have disappeared. To get a more dynamic reading of the Unit’s ability to clear PM, I moved the Unit to ‘kitchen duty’. I have a weak exhaust over my range; so, dehydration projects fill the house with the smell of spices, onions and garlic that I don’t want imbedded into curtains, carpet and upholstery. The Unit eliminated all dehydration odors within minutes to read GOOD on each PM Level. Likely that with a second Unit, I will not need a kitchen exhaust fan. Not following my own good sense, I unleashed VOCs from car paint touch up applicators in the kitchen. The AIR PRO handily eliminated the fumes in several minutes. At the APP and at the Unit, the user can scroll through options to adjust function from Auto Protect to Manual, view filter status, connect to Wifi, view product details such as Serial #, execute a reset, etc The manual boasts technology that uses PHOTO ELECTRIC (UV Light), CHEMICAL and OXIDATION (PECO) to eliminate viruses, bacteria, pollen, animal dander, as well as VOCs, smoke, cooking odors. The company states best in the field. So far, I see no other company using the PECO system. Though the rate of air movement through the AIR PRO can be manually adjusted from Levels One to Six, in my environment, when the Unit operates at maintenance level in a previously cleaned space, the Unit’s decibel has been near imperceptible at Level One. Level Six is the highest level. Used for rapid clearing of pollutants, Level Six has the sound of wind being forced through a tunnel. When not being manually adjusted, the sound of the fan increases relative to the level of pollution that the Auto Protect fan is attempting to clear. This is a subjective issue since everyone’s level of sensitivity to sound as with light and EMFs (electromagnetic fields) is different. Nonetheless, for sound reduction, choose the QUIET option. If trying to eliminate blue light in the bedroom to deepen sleep, choose the DARK Mode to turn off the Unit’s UV light then reengage UV scrubbing during daytime hours. The Unit has a MANUAL option if you need to disengage Wifi EMFs to deepen sleep or limit exposure at any time. If hypersensitive to EMFs, sound or light, you can use the unit only as needed. Also, see the Radiation Exposure Statement at the back of the manual. Since I am on an EMF reduction campaign to improve sleep, I turned off the Wifi and unplugged the Unit. Next morning at restart of the Unit, there was no change in the PM status. The room was still at PM level of GOOD. This reading lets me know that no ongoing source of pollution is generating a microbial load such as mold spores from the master bathroom. I hold out hope that the need to dust will be reduced. The literature says that the Unit is energy efficient. If on a Solar panel diet or to be exacting about energy conservation for any reason, you may want to use a kilowatt meter to track the Unit’s energy consumption 24/7 to evaluate the cost of your pattern of usage. BTW, you may be able to get the kilowatt hour usage data at various fan speeds from MOLEKULE’s customer service then multiply that by your usage time and cost per kilowatt hour to project costs to inform your purchase. For tax purposes, so far, I don’t see that the Unit is Energy Star Rated; but, leniency is in order if the certification process is anything like that of the organic food industry, long, arduous and expensive. Warranty coverage is 2 years. Bottomline, MOLEKULE air purification is a wise defensive strategy for home and health: 1) to eliminate indoor pollutants that emerge from furnishings and unwittingly from personal projects as well as 2) to eliminate pollutants that infiltrate from the outdoors such as smoke from woodburning and grilling neighbors as well as vehicular and industrial emissions, pollen and other threats to my immunity. Having a poly-sytemic impact on the human body, heavy metals, chemicals, viruses, bacteria, mold, pollen, animal dander, etc can bioaccumulate over time turning on genetic markers for disease and premature death. In addition to detox protocols to mitigate exposures, MOLEKULE is a useful tool in the mitigation of harmful levels of toxicity increasing in our air, water and food. For example, women's breast milk has been determined to deliver a toxic load of chemicals to newborns. See Does Mother's Milk Transfer Environmental Toxins to Breast-Feeding Babies? - Scientific American CONS But, given the option to accept the added expense of the bag or pay less, I would have opted out on the bag to get a less demanding MSRP. Occurs to me that a new basis for comparison will have to be designed to give the MOLEKULE a fair shake. Unfortunately, without the technical skills and tools, I was unable to conduct a comparative analysis with the smaller Honeywell units in other areas of my home. Moreover, I was unable able to find a third-party platform that established a basis for comparison of the MOLEKULE to other units on the market in a manner that could not be manipulated. In other words, I could not trust demos by competitors with biased intentions. Filter replacements can either be scheduled with an Auto Ship subscription or ordered as needed. Once the filter gets congested, the machine will briefly cycle on then off, reminding the user to make the purchase. Preferable would be a filter design that does not require periodic replacement and expense. Filters that can be cleaned at home frees the consumer from having to engage in subscription maintenance tasks and payments. These days almost every device and APP seeks endless attachment to the consumer’s bank account. Since hypersensitive to chemical pollutants, I was concerned after reading that the unit might off gas odors from its new plastic housing when unboxed. On reading that potential, I thought to put the unit outdoors at start up but lost focus and failed to protect my boundaries. Thankfully, the charcoal pad included in the packaging did a great job absorbing the odor. Any emissions that occurred beneath my awareness did not cause an allergic reaction. The manual says the Unit “will be unable to detect their presence (to) automatically adjust the fan speed to remove them ‘(i.e. VOCs off-gassing from the Unit’s housing)’ ”. I am not clear why the Unit is unable to clear its own VOCs. The Unit cleared VOCs from glue fumes inadvertently released in my kitchen. Still wondering where the difference lies.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Solid Product. App needs work.

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, App, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Noise level, Price

    About The Air Pro is one of the higher end air purifiers that Molekule makes. It utilizes a PECO air filter and is designed to not only trap but destroy viruses, bacteria, mold, allergens, and chemicals in the air. Setup The physical setup is really easy. The packaging is nicely done and resembles the type of packaging you’d see from companies like Google, Apple, or Sonos. It’s well thought out and clean looking. Remove the product from the packaging and unlock the core by pushing down and twisting. Remove the PECO filter from the wrapper and put it back inside the core. Push the top down and lock it into place. Unwind the cord on the bottom and plug it in. The app setup was not easy. In fact, it was really bad. Molekule needs to address this immediately. The air purifier has an app available on both the App Store and Google Play. For reference, I used the Android version. It has a nice-looking GUI, but I had a really hard time with getting the Air Pro to connect to my internet (Orbi Mesh Router on a gigabit service provider). It took over a week for me to get it to connect, and honestly, the time that it did connect I didn’t do anything different than the other 10 times that I tried. It just finally decided to work. Very frustrating. The App The app really doesn’t do much. It talks with the air purifier, and you can see the status of the unit. That’s about it. You can set up refill orders for the filters and it requests an email address upon which I immediately started getting promotion material from Molekule (even when the app wasn’t working). The app does let you adjust the speed of the fans manually, but it recommends leaving it on the auto setting so there’s not much of a benefit here. The Air Purifier The Air Pro is one of the largest air purifiers that I have seen. It kind of looks like a stool, with the top of the unit at about chair height. It is designed to clean up to 1,000 SF of air space. The Air Pro is different than most other air filters because it doesn’t just trap debris, it actually destroys it. As I mentioned earlier, the Air Pro is designed to destroy viruses, bacteria, mold, allergens, and chemicals. It has sensors that detect 3 different sizes of particles. As a consumer, it is hard for me to verify these claims. The air does smell fresh around the unit, but that’s about as far as I can confirm. Noise The amount of noise that this large air purifier would create was a concern for me. I am using this in my main entertainment area of my home, so I didn’t want this to cause a constant humming. What I found it to actually be was very acceptable. I have had computer fans make more noise than this. The initial power on has a louder fan sound as it ramps up but returns to a barely noticeable level once it is running. Filter Reordering Filters for the Air Pro are pretty expensive - $150 each. If you sign up for auto-refills you can get them for $99. Each filter lasts for around 6 months. I do think that though the filters are expensive, this may be a case of “you pay for what you get”. Overall I think that the product is a solid product itself. I had a huge issue with the app which dinged its creditability. If Molekule could fix this, I believe that it would help quite a bit. The quality of the air purification seems to be really good. This is a high-end air purifier, and it does things that most other air purifiers can’t do. Overall, I like the Air Pro and am giving it 4 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Molekule for the Win

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    App, Cleaning, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Odor

    This is a review for the Molekule Air Pro 1,000 sq. ft Air. Purifier Initial thoughts: Very modern looking. It's Not too heavy, just over 20 pounds. Has a leather strap to carry it. Decent length cord. Clean design and very easy to put together. All you really have to do is remove it from the box, open the lid and place the filter in. Make sure the red lines match and shut the lid. Turn on and you're good to go. All in all, took less than 2 minutes to put together. I've been eyeing one of these for sometime, so I was happy to get hold of it. You can really tell the difference after a few days. It helps eliminate odors, kills certain bacteria and alerts your smartphone. The best part of this is the smart detection. It's constantly on patrol and can sense when a large amount of pollutants enter the room. If the smart detection is auto, it'll automatically turn itself on and work to rid it. To put this feature to the test, my wife and I cooked Bolognese without using the kitchen hood. Obviously the odor from the food isn't toxic, but it definitely changed the odor levels in the room. All of a sudden, we heard the device kick up a few levels to work its magic. Within 20 minutes it took  Another great part. A neighbor of ours was using the firepit and we happened to have a window open. A lot of smoke and odors entered the house. The device detected this and turned itself into a higher setting. In about 20-30 minutes we were smoke and smoke smell free! My eyes and nose are super sensitive to odors and particles in the air. Since I've been using this, I have had ZERO issues! There have been a few occasions when it's noticeably turned on (indicating a spike in particulates), but it doesn't take long to eliminate those. Pros: Easy set up Mobile app Easy reorder Smaller than I thought Sensor Cons: Expensive compared to other air purifiers Slight lag in mobile app Filter Price ($150 per or auto order feature for $99) Overall: I really wish I can give this a 4.5/5. The reason I took half a star off is because of the expensive air filter. It's a bit petty of me, I know... But it's already a pricey machine and will be a higher expense to replace the filters. I want to point out though, that I highly recommend this air purifier. It's fantastic and one of the best I've ever owned. Even though there's a small lag in the app, I know it's constantly working when it needs to be. We leave it on auto and I trust it enough to work it's magic. I have a very sensitive nose for odors and haven't even flinched since we've had this device. When you look at clean air vs. money, obviously you want clean air. But I understand affordability will keep some people away from buying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Simple, Powerful, Great for urban homes

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Cleaning, Filters

    The Molekule Air Pro is, simply put, amazing. Living in an urban area with loads of air pollutants, and cigarette smoke from my neighbors, my old purifier/ fan could not keep up and ended up being returned because it was too noisy at low levels. The Air Pro is a beast meant to scrub air in a 1000 sq.ft area, and to be placed in the open, and the PECO filter is amazing. It uses light as a catalyst to destroy the bad stuff, leaving fresh, clean air, and you can see the light (It’s not UV so it’s not dangerous to look at) and when changing the filter you can see where the LEDs are. Now the Pro is large, standing at almost two feet high and almost twenty-three pounds, I am glad it has the carry strap, as it was greatly needed. Set up is easy, you get the purifier, a filter, and the instruction manual. There is no remote (Your phone is the remote), and the touch interface is easy to navigate. Once it’s connected to wi-fi, set it on auto and forget about it, the response time from pollution detection to action is a tad sluggish, but you certainly hear it ramp up once it starts to scrub the air. There really isn’t much more to this awesome purifier, which is excellent, it’s a simple plug-and-play type of machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Product For Clean Air

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Odor

    First off I want to comment on the modern design and neutral tones which blends in well with our decor. I have had it running for a little over two weeks now in my living room where my wife and I hang out the most. We do not smoke or have pets, so I won't be able to comment on that. Yet I do have allergies and sometimes a musty smell in the house when arriving back from travel. Since installing this Molekule, there has been no musty smell in the house and my allergies have been improving significantly. Very impressed. It says it kills viruses, but I will just assume it does. My wife was burning candles the other night and the Molekule starting sounding like a vacuum. I checked my app and it said Particle level:Bad. It ran like that for about another 10 minutes then went back to it's quiet running sound. I checked the app and it said Particle level: Good and the smokey smell from the candles was gone. So it detected the smoke from the candles in the air. How cool is that? I then started thinking about all the times my wife burned candles and the air I had been breathing in the whole time. Going to start eliminating candle use and sticking with the Scentsy. I would like to give this unit a 4.5 star rating because I just saw the cost of replacing the filters every six months. I think there could be some improvement there on cost. Overall though, I would recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great product

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning

    Awesome air purifier! Easy on the eyes and cleans the air with ease. I bought this because I smoke in my basement and I did not want the smell going to the main floor. At its highest setting it’s pretty loud and the lowest setting is very quiet! Works like a charm.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Molekule Air Pro for your health

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, App, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Dust, Price

    I have wanted an air purifier for some time due to my asthma and after the many recent wild fires! Hoping to remove smoke, dust, pollen and other seasonal pollutants from the air inside the house. I came across the Molekule line of air purifiers and after reading about them, I decided this was a quality line of products. I decided to go for the Air Pro because it says it covers 1000sq ft. This seems very sturdy and well made and was packed very professionally... It even includes a storage bag and 1 filter. Easy to set up with the Molekule app downloaded and connected to my WiFi. It turned on and I was ready to purify. This purifier uses a PECO filtration system which is supposedly activated by light to break pollutants down to their molecular components vs a HEPA filter which removes pollutants using a series of filters. The PECO filter needs to be replaced about every 6 months or when the purifier lets you know it's time. Each filter costs about $79-$99 each, but is cheaper if you sign up for their auto-refill program. It says to set the purifier away from corners, walls, furniture - basically in an open space and set it to run 24/7. I did just that. And I set it to auto so it would automatically adjust the fan speed as necessary. Everytime I checked, my air was quality was rated as Good. And everyday, I checked my filter useage and it went down 1%. That is 1% per day. At that rate, the filter would need to be replaced every 100 days - that's quite an expense! Does it purify the air? Aside from the Molekule telling me it did, I also felt it was cleaning the air. It so happens that I got a new rug and furniture which had their own unique odors. It did seem within 24 hours the smell was substantially less and the air did seem fresh. This seems quite expensive to maintain, with instructions not to wash the filter. Replacing it 3-4 times/year will be costly. How much is my health worth? How much is yours worth??

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Super high quality that's effective

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, Cleaning, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Dust, Noise level

    I suffer from bad seasonal allergies and it's been a rough fall season so far. I had read about Molekule and their distinctive approach to air purification and was eager to give the Pro model a try because of its expanded features over the regular model. I have been using my Molekule Pro for about 2 weeks so far and it appears to working quite well. My sneezing has noticeably lessened since I first switched it on. The Molekule Pro arrived in a sturdy box and unpacking was surprisingly easy and enjoyable. Simple set up instructions are the first thing you see and the unit is inside a nice canvas-style bag with handles for easy lifting. I downloaded the Molekule app and set up took very little time. You just have to enter a code into the app that is displayed on the unit's circular screen and the connection was secured. The app offers basic services like auto/manual cleaning modes and PECO filter life. You can select a "standard" auto function or a "quiet" mode which doesn't raise the fan speed to loud levels. It also has a manual mode with allows many levels of fan speed and at full speed, this unit is LOUD! It does process a ton of air as well which is nice compared to the original model which doesn't offer all these options. This unit it made for 1000 square feet spaces which is really nice. Auto modes are directed by the Pro unit's built in PM sensors to measure the particles in the air, which is a laser reader at the base of the unit. The PM reader is actually 3 PM readers. Instead of the typical PM 2.5 sensor found on most air purifiers, the Pro model also has both PM 10 (larger particles) and PM 1.0 (very small particles). Thats a nice addition and allows the auto clean function to be even more effective. The Pro unit is extremely high quality, sleek and modern. It's made of brushed aluminum, plastic and a built-in leather(Vegan) carrying handle which is very similar to the regular model, but it's a bit larger. It's still a good size and not too big. The power cord is wound around a built in cord holder under the unit. There is a circular touch screen built into the top and it offers several function/info screens. One screen shows the general air quality, one for detailed PM sensor measurements, one to run the auto/manual modes, one for PECO filter life and one for general settings. You just swipe left or right through them. The screen can be a little finicky and swiping isn't always registered. Inside is the cylindrical PECO filter and UV-A light which work together to clean the air. The UV light activates a catalytic reaction on the PECO filter surface which then breaks down particles at the molecular level. It does not use HEPA filters like most other systems. It can break down larger particles like dust all the way down to microscopic particles like viruses. Apparently is can destroy smaller particles than any other air purification system. I obviously can't prove that but trust their research. I know there has been a bunch of controversy over their claims but their research and testing seems very sound. You can sign up for auto filter replacements at a significant discount and they send a new PECO filter every six months. I'm all set for filters now. After setting the Molekule Pro, it's been nothing but smooth sailing. To be honest, not much has happened but I have noticed the air feeling fresher. As I mentioned, my sneezing has definitely been reduced and I'm super pleased about that. It's become an invisible item in my living room now and I like that as well. So far, I can say it has been an effective and elegant addition to my home.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Peace of mind

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    App, Cleaning, Filters
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Dust

    This air cleaner is a serious machine. It comes impressively packaged and easy to use right out of the box. I like the open chamber where you can clean out dust thoroughly within the whole drum. The fan part, that is the top piece, is not capable of opening up to keep that ultra clean, but regular maintenance (vacuuming surface dust) will hopefully prevent a major collection long term. I have 3 other air cleaner models/brands in my home that I've purchased over a 10 to 15 year period. All of them have dust collect inside and it drives me nuts that I change the filter, but the guts have dust stuck inside that I can't get to. The filter is heavy duty. The UV light runs if the fan is on. There is no way to stop the UV light. This is fine because I have this in my living room. For me, if I wanted this in my bedroom, it would get returned since the light can't shut off. I completely understand the point of the UV is for virus abatement etc. My main concern is dust though. Blue light in a bed room is not recommended due to melatonin interference. I did the call the company to see if there was a "dark mode" for this model and there is not. There is also an option to link the fan to an app on your phone. I downloaded the app and played with it for over 30 minutes to try to connect. I finally called tech support and it worked. They had to verify my email from their end first, then my machine was able to link up. The app lets you control the fan with ease. My app didn't recognize my Air Pro as an Air Pro. It classified it as an Air Mini. The second time I called tech support (about the dark mode question), I mentioned that my app didn't have the correct model in the description. The rep changed it on her end for me. This is important to get right especially if you sign up for auto ship filters. I asked if it would have auto shipped the wrong one if I had not spoken up, she said it would have. The other issue with the app is that it asked for permissions to my photos, media etc. I have since uninstalled the app after trying it out because I didn't find a lot of use for it, and I didn't feel it necessary to have access to areas of my phone that it probably didn't truly need. The no - dark mode and app that needs tweaking is the reason for 4 stars. This machine is high end and very well made. If you worry more for dust/allergens only, this is overkill. For dust, allergen, and germ/virus concerns, I think it's great given the current pandemic and for annual cold and flu season. The filters are $99 and recommended to be changed every 6 months.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Louder than expected - leaves a smell in the air

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I purchased this device on the premise that it would destroy the pollen, mold spores, and other pollutants that have caused me such grief this allergy season. I also based the purchase on CR saying it would do a great job on high fan setting removing these from the air - and would do a fair job on low. I also hoped it would be quiet. The is nicely styled and definitely looks higher class than the competition. It can connect to WiFi but doesn't need it to function. The air quality sensor works - says I'm usually at great air quality unless we are cooking on the stove. This triggers the sensors to say the air quality is reduced and spins up the fan to clean the air. There are two things that have proven disappointing in the first week. First, on the Auto Standard fan setting - it chortles like a diesel engine in a big truck. Not as loud, but not the smooth rush of air sound I expected. I reached out to customer service at Molekule and they confirmed it should not sound like this based on an uploaded video. I worked with Best Buy support to get a replacement - they were fantastic and got another shipped immediately. Unfortunately, unit #2 sounds the same as the first. Second issue - the smell coming from the purifier. It was strong at first but has lessened but not disappeared. To some in the house, it smells like baking sweet bread. To others, it's just unpleasant. Between these two issues, I don't know that I can keep it. Other models score well in CR and cost less than half the cost of this device. I'm still undecided if I will return it or not. I have 30 days to decide...

    Features

    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Molekule Support
      Posted .

      Hey Joe, we really want to apologize for the experience you've had so far. It sounds like you may have gotten two devices that aren't performing optimally, which is exceedingly rare, but indeed possible. Since our support team has already deduced that the sound from the first one seemed like it's coming from a defective unit, if your 2nd device is making the same sound, that one should likely be exchanged as well. We know that's not an ideal solution, but with this being an incredibly rare occurrence, we'd hate for you to not have the opportunity to experience the device as intended. We're also don't want you to have to put up with any sort of lingering smell from the purifier, as that's not how things should be either. We're hoping you'll notify Best Buy support once again so they can swap you out one final time. If you still run into either of these issues on the 3rd one, then we may need to follow up with Best Buy directly. We're confident you won't have any issues after exchanging again, but we do want to apologize again for the inconvenience and difficulty here. We know this hasn't been an ideal start, but we're hoping that you'll be willing to give us one more try. We're confident you'll love the device once we get you one that's working the way it's intended to.

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Molekule Owner

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Purchased March 2021, very quite, no problems. It seems to be doing what it was purchased for. My only complaint is the price of the filters every 6 months.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good for VOCs and HCHO; decent for particulates

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, App, Cleaning
    Cons mentioned:
    Dust

    VOCS and HCHO (formaldehyde) are just as important to control in our homes as dust and particulates. I have some professional air quality experience and find the technology and effectiveness of the Molekule Air Pro to be very good. However, I do also use top-notch filtration for my furnace filters and have HEPA filters for particulates in addition to this Air Pro. The Air Pro connected easily and the app is very good. The LCD display at the top is responsive and has useful info about air quality (qualitative info, not quantitative) as well as controls (auto, manual, etc.). The unit itself is rather bulky and they recommend that you place it away from walls which can be tough. Build quality if excellent. Molekule air purifiers are the "Apple" of the home air filtration market! Overall a nice unit for protecting against VOCs and HCHO in your home from cleaning fluids, paint wood and vinyl floors, and new carpet. Less great for dust IMHO, but just use a good HEPA filter for that.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Large, Loud, Expensive, but Effective

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Cleaning, Filters, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Allergies, Noise level, Odor

    The Molekule Air Pro Purifier is a beast in a number of ways. First, it has quite a large footprint. Standing several feet tall and with a diameter of about a foot, it can't really be hidden in a room. But it is aesthetically pleasing to look at so doesn't look out of place in a large room. Secondly, when the purifier is on top speed (level 6), it is a jet engine, It is so very loud. As it spins up, it truly does sound like a jet engine spinning up. Luckily, when on auto and the air is clean, it is very quiet. Only when it detects particles or contaminants in air, it spins up loudly to quickly clean the air. And clean the air it does. The Air Pro can quickly remove smells from a room (bacon, dirty diapers, etc.) making the air smell fresh again. With the PECO air purification technology, the Air Pro destroys VOCs, bacteria, mold, viruses, allergens, and more instead of just trapping the airborne particles. It really is amazing how quickly the purifier cleans the air. Setup is relatively easy, though it took me two tries to get it setup properly and the phone app makes controlling the machine and viewing your air quality easy. For the price of the device, I did expect the app to have much more functionality like recording the air quality over time, reporting the outdoor air quality, etc. It's a very basic, and I mean basic, app. Replacement filters (recommended replacement every 6 months) run at $150 each. That's an additional $300 a year to keep the machine working at its optimal performance. The PECO technology built into the filters truly drives up the cost of replacements. Overall, the Molekule Air Pro purifier is a great air purifier (the best I've tried), but with the large up front cost and yearly cost for filters, it is very hard to recommend this machine. if you want the cleanest air in your home no matter the cost, this machine is for you. Otherwise, it is difficult to justify the large expense.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Molecule pro

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    So far we love it. One month in and completely satisfied.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Molekule Pro

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Can get noisy in standard mode. Happy with our purchase.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This unit moves some air

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Air quality, App, Filters

    First off I was very please with the look and quality of this air purifier. It fits in nicely with our décor, so no need to try and hide this unit out of the way some where.. In my household we have pets and some members with allergies and have had multiple different air purifiers units. None have worked this well this quick. So this unit is a lot bigger than all the others I have used also. Unboxing and set up went very easy for me. I didn't run in to any issues pairing the unit with my phone in the app. And the app is very plan and simple to use. Most of the time I just keep the unit in auto mode and it stays fairly quiet. But if you put it in manual mode and turn it on high it gets loud. We only do this when we are leaving the house and then turn it back down when we get back. And have noticed a big difference in eliminating smells and pollen. We have a wood burning fireplace and love to use it. But who wants to smell it two days later? No one. We have noticed this smell is gone the next day now. And the wife's runny nose is always better at home thanks to this unit. This unit is good up to 1,000sqft so I keep it in the front of the house and it has been working well for us. And I recommend signing up to get auto refills on your filters to keep your air quality the best you can. If you are in the market for an air purifier this is the best one I have found for my household.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It’s ok

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    4 stars because it works but I’m not able to confirm that it kills viruses and bacteria

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend