In this review, I will introduce a slightly different air purifier than usual. I tested the Afloia Q10 2-in-1 air purifier and dehumidifier. I will point out right from the start that I focused more on the air purifier’s performance and less on the dehumidifier.
If you are not sure how effective this combination can be and whether the Q10 can work well as both an air purifier and a dehumidifier, please read this Afloia Q10 review, in which I go into all the details.
The Afloia Q10 is a small and innovative air purifier designed for rooms up to 161 sq. ft. However, if you plan to use it as a dehumidifier, it is designed for slightly larger rooms, like 215 sq. ft.
Table of Contents
- Filtration Technology
- How do I change the filter on the Afloia Q10?
- Noise Test
- Efficiency Tests
- Operating Costs
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Pros and Cons
- Final Thoughts
My impression after my first encounter with the Afloia Q10 is that it is a small, stylish air purifier that offers an innovative option (dehumidifier). Which at the same time, I cannot wait to try.
In addition, what bothered me most was that the Q10 does not have a pre-filter and a carbon filter, which is a big minus in my opinion and can affect performance. So far, I have had the opportunity to test one air purifier from this brand, the Afloia Mage. I like to test devices from the same brands and compare their quality and performance.
In this review, I present all the tests I have carried out on the Afloia Q10 air purifier. In addition, I describe all the features that this model has, and finally, in the end, I come to a conclusion about this device.
Short on time? Here are highlights of the Afloia Q10
- The Afloia Q10 is a combination of an air purifier and dehumidifier, so you will be able to purify the air and reduce humidity with it.
- The Afloia Q10 is designed as an air purifier for rooms up to 161 sq. ft.
- Use HEPA filter only, no pre-filter or carbon filter.
- The dehumidifier will only be effective in rooms where the humidity is around 80%.
- The HEPA filter for the Q10 should be replaced between 3 and 6 months on average.
The Afloia Q10 air purifier is defined by specifications, which you can see in the table below:
|Dimensions||7.6 x 7.6 x 13 inches (193 x 193 x 332 cm)|
|Filters||H13 HEPA Filter|
|Filter Longevity||3-6 months|
|Coverage||161 sq. ft.|
The Afloia Q10 is a minimal, simple device that looks very pleasing at first sight. It is painted in white, except for the bars on the top, which are grey.
The build quality is of a satisfactory level. However, when you hold the device with both hands, you don’t feel that this is a low-budget air purifier.
The air intake is located at the front, which means that there is also a HEPA filter. At the back, at the bottom, there is a tank that collects the collected water. This is the water that the machine collects when the dehumidifier is switched on.
I would also add that I am missing handles for carrying the device. But, regardless of that, it is a very small and light air purifier, so I think this shortcoming will not be a problem.
The control buttons are located on the front, horizontally arranged. The buttons are sensitive to touch, sufficiently pressure-sensitive, and work without any problems. Above each button, there is an indicator or several LED dot-shaped indicators.
You can find a ‘Power‘ button in this button bar, a ‘Dehumidifier‘ button to switch the dehumidifier option on or off, a ‘Fan Speed‘ button, and a ‘Timer‘ button to set the timer option.
Afloia Q10 draws air through the vents on the front of the unit. The air is then filtered and, if the dehumidifier is switched on, it is dried and exits through the vents on the top of the unit.
Size and dimensions
The air purifier weighs 2,7 kg. The dimensions of the device are: 7,6 x 7,6 x 13 inches (193 x 193 x 332 cm).
What is in the box?
When you buy the device, you get an Afloia Q10 air purifier, dehumidifier, H13 HEPA filter, and user manual.
I would like to remind you that the Afloia Q10 comes with the cover removed, which is also in the box. The reason for this is to alert users to the fact that they need to unpack the HEPA filter from the foil it is in and prepare it for work.
The Afloia Q10 does not have many advanced features or other features that set it apart from other similar air purifiers.
Most importantly, it has a dehumidifier option, which is not common in similar devices. Below I will describe some of the basic features that the Q10 has, which are worth mentioning.
This is the most innovative option offered by the Afloia Q10, and I will do my best to explain it as well as possible.
As I said at the beginning of this review, the Afloia Q10 is both a purifier and a dehumidifier. The thing is that you can turn on the dehumidification option if you want. The condition for the dehumidifier is that the air purifier is switched on.
Since it has a dehumidifier, it is logical that the appliance should have a container where all the collected water is stored. This container is located at the back of the device at the bottom.
This container holds approximately 1000 ml of water, but the Afloia Q10 can only collect a maximum of 26 ml from the air during the day. Of course, there is one catch: the dehumidifier only works if the humidity in the room is around 80%.
Unfortunately, I don’t live in an environment with that much humidity. For me, the average humidity at the time I tested the device was around 50%, so I could not try the dehumidifier in the way I liked to test it.
I would advise you not to place the dehumidifier in places that are too humid as the HEPA filter can become wet, moldy and eventually, you will need to replace it ahead of time. The Afloia Q10 dehumidifier is effective in rooms not exceeding 215 sq. ft.
This option is standard on many air purifiers. Still, it is handy, especially if the device does not have an advanced “Smart” control mode, “Smart APP,” or something similar. The timer can be set to 2h, 4h, or 8h. The timer works on the principle that the device switches off after a chosen time.
Filter Replacement Indicator
This is an option that I consider essential and necessary for every air purifier. However, in some devices, such as the Hathaspace HSP001, this option is not available. For me, it was unbelievable that such an excellent air purifier lacks this option.
The filter change indicator will let you know when it is time to change the filter. The indicator lights up red, which means that you need to change the HEPA filter on your Afloia Q10.
This is an essential certificate, and I can say that the fact that the Afloia Q10 is a CARB-certified device is a sign that Afloia is a serious company with serious aspirations to conquer the market.
CARB certification means that the California government has approved the device and can be sold in California. Please note that California laws are stringent. No product can pass the test and obtain this certification without quality. In addition to this certification, Afloia Q10 is also FCC and ETL certified.
Room Coverage and CADR
Room coverage is an exciting element when it comes to the Afloia Q10 air purifier. The reason is that, according to Afloia, this device will perform best as an air purifier in rooms up to 161 sq. ft. while the dehumidifier function will perform best in rooms up to 215 sq. ft. This is the information that can be found in the product presentation or in the user manual.
I have not tested the dehumidifier option in detail because the humidity in my environment is lower than that at which the Q10 operates. However, performance tests and how the air purifier works you can find in this review.
This is a point on which I, unfortunately, do not have much to say.
The Afloia Q10 uses an H13 HEPA filter which traps 99.97% of fine particles and allergens as small as 0.1 microns and large pollutants such as dust, pet dander, smoke, mold, and pollen.
I am very disappointed that the Q10 has neither a pre-filter nor a carbon filter. Significantly, these two filters would have improved the performance and filtration quality of this model. The filter is located on the front of the device.
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How do I change the filter on the Afloia Q10?
Ideally, the Afloia Q10 has a filter reset indicator that will let you know when it is time to change the filter. On average, this is a period of 3-6 months, but it all depends on how often and in what environment you use the air purifier.
As soon as the filter replacement indicator lights up, you should buy a replacement filter and follow the procedure described below:
Total time: 10 minutes.
After you have disconnected the air purifier, open the filter cover.
Then, remove the old HEPA filter from the machine.
The next step is to prepare the new filter by unpacking it and inserting it into the air purifier.
The last step after inserting the new filter into the device is to reset the filter reset indicator by holding your finger on the power button for 7 seconds.
The Afloia Q10 uses 3 fan speeds, low, medium, and high. However, I don’t like that there is no sleep mode because I strongly support devices with that mode. I especially love quiet and efficient air purifiers that I can easily use in my bedroom.
I did volume tests of the Afloia Q10 air purifier at all speeds. I can say that I expected better results. I expected the Q10 to be a slightly quieter air purifier.
At first speed, the Q10 produces about 50.6 dBA, at second speed about 56.3 dBA, and at third speed about 60.8 dBA. Thus, the Q10 is not very loud at maximum speed. The bigger problem is that it is slightly louder at first speed than is usual with similar devices.
|Speed 1||50.6 dBA|
|Speed 2||56.3 dBA|
|Speed 3||60.8 dBA|
All in all, the sound produced by the Afloia Q10 is not irritating, and I think it will suit many users. Still, I would not recommend it for a bedroom or similar room where silence is needed.
The Afloia Q10 is an air purifier designed for rooms up to 161 sq. ft. so I have tested it in rooms that best fit the recommended dimensions. However, I urge you to look at the Levoit Vista 200 review, which is designed for rooms of the same sizes, and compare these two models.
I would like to point out that in these tests, I have only tested the air purifier and that the dehumidifier function has not been tested. However, I did each test separately, and the device was working at maximum speed in both tests.
120 sq. ft. Room Test
In the first test, I tested the Afloia Q10 in a room with an area of 120 sq. ft. This room is slightly smaller than the recommended dimensions.
The Afloia reduced the AQI from 115 to 15 in 60 minutes, improving the air quality by about 87%.
|#||Starting Baseline||After 60min|
I can say that I am somewhat satisfied with this result, mainly because the Q10 does not use a carbon filter.
194 sq. ft. Room Test
In the second test, in a 194 sq. ft. room, which is larger than the recommended dimensions, the Q10 performed slightly worse.
In 60 minutes of operation, the device improved air quality by approximately 79%, reducing the AQI from 118 to 25.
|#||Starting Baseline||After 60min|
Although this room is larger than the recommended dimensions, I think that the Q10 could have achieved a slightly better result.
The Afloia Q10 is a purifier and dehumidifier with a power of 45W. In my opinion, this is a lot for such a small device. However, this power is due to the additional option that this model has, the dehumidifier.
Interestingly, the air purifier does not consume much energy. The maximum consumption it achieves is 7.8 W at full speed. As soon as you switch on the dehumidifier, however, consumption jumps by an incredible 35.5W.
Looking at the air purifier alone, the Afloia Q10 is not a big power consumer and spends less than $1 monthly at high speed, 24 hours a day.
|Speed||Power Usage (W)|
A slightly higher cost is filter replacement, which can happen up to 3-4 times a year. Fortunately, replacement filters are not expensive, so this is not a very high cost either. Overall, the Afloia Q10 does not have high maintenance costs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Afloia Q10 ozone-free?
Afloia Q10 does not use an ionizer, UV light, or other filtration forms, so it is ozone-free. In addition, the dehumidifier does not produce ozone.
When can I use the dehumidifier?
You can use the dehumidifier whenever you like. Still, it is recommended not to use it in rooms where the humidity is less than 80%.
How often should I change the filter?
The filter on the Afloia Q10 should be changed between 3 and 6 months on average, depending on how dirty the filter is and the conditions in which the device is used.
What is the warranty on this device?
Afloia gives a 24-month warranty on this model.
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