When it comes to choosing an air purifier, IKEA offers two excellent options: UPPÅTVIND and FÖRNUFTIG. These air purifiers are compact, efficient, and more similar than you probably think. However, each one is unique and has its strengths and weaknesses. In this article, I will compare the differences and similarities between the UPPÅTVIND and FÖRNUFTIG, and determine which one is better.
The IKEA UPPÅTVIND is a small air purifier that rooms of up to 75 sq. ft. It has a two-stage filtration system consisting of a pre-filter and particle filter. While this filtration technology does a good job of filtering out large particles, it doesn’t have an activated carbon filter, which is necessary for removing odors and harmful gases. Furthermore, UPPÅTVIND’s performance test results weren’t as impressive as FÖRNUFTIG’s. On the positive side, this air purifier is quieter and easier to maintain, making it a good option for small spaces.
On the other hand, the IKEA FÖRNUFTIG is a bit more powerful air purifier that covers rooms of up to 108 sq. ft. It has a three-stage filtration system, including a washable pre-filter, HEPA filter, and activated carbon filter. Although the activated carbon filter is not included with the device, you can purchase it separately. The FÖRNUFTIG’s filtration technology effectively removes most airborne pollutants, including odors and gasses.
Another advantage of FÖRNUFTIG is its compatibility with a smart plug. In terms of price, the FÖRNUFTIG is initially more expensive than the UPPÅTVIND, but the difference is not significant, especially as the FÖRNUFTIG’s three-stage filtration system and superior performance justify the price.
|Dimensions||11 x 8.8 x 4.9 inches (28,0 x 22,5 x 12,5 cm)||18.1 x 12.2 x 4.3 inches (46,1 x 31 x 10,9 cm)|
|Room Coverage (4.8 ACH)||75 sq. ft. (7 m²)||108 sq. ft. (10 m²)|
|Filtration Technology||Pre-filter and Particle Filter||Pre-Filter, HEPA Filter and Carbon Filter|
|Filter Replacement Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Longevity||up to 6 months||4-6 months|
|Operating Costs Ratings|
|Number of Fan Speeds||3 – Speed 1, Speed 2, and Speed 3||3 – Speed 1, Speed 2, and Speed 3|
|Air Quality Sensor||No||No|
|Smart Plug Compatible||No||Yes|
|Noise Levels||42.5 – 53.8 dBA||42.2 – 58.2 dBA|
|In-Depth Review||IKEA UPPÅTVIND||IKEA FÖRNUFTIG|
|Price||Check Price on IKEA||Check Price on IKEA|
IKEA UPPÅTVIND Vs IKEA FÖRNUFTIG – Video Comparison
Which One Does It Better?
In conclusion, while both the UPPÅTVIND and FÖRNUFTIG have some similarities, the IKEA FÖRNUFTIG is the clear winner and my absolute buying recommendation.
Its superior performance, larger room coverage, and three-stage filtration technology make it a better investment. Furthermore, its compatibility with a smart plug makes it more convenient to use. Therefore, if you are looking for an much efficient and reliable air purifier, the IKEA FÖRNUFTIG is the one.
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