Coway AP-1512hh Air Purifier Review

When it comes to air purifiers, Coway is up there with the best as we will learn in this Coway ap-1512hh review.

Perhaps I should mention that we have studied countless air purifiers- low end, medium range, and even the high end types- and we can smell a special purifier from miles.

This is was the case the first time we looked at the Coway ap-1512hh air purifier, attracted by the tons of rave reviews that we were encountering in the media.

I will highlight this mightily effective air purifier cutting edge features first, just in case you’re in a rush.

Coway AP-1512HH Air Purifier: At a glance

Coway AP-1512hh Review

To begin with, I love the looks-it’s such a handsome air purifier- and the barely noticeable noise.

Plus, the powerful suction draws in polluted air as if its life depended on it hence its efficiency.

Then, thanks to the built-in pollution sensor, the fan automatically adjusts into a higher gear if it senses raised pollution levels to overcome potentially suffocating contamination.

But probably the best of the lot is the four-stage air filtering system – recall that some air purifiers use the less effective 2-stage filtration setup.

As a result, even the most stubborn pollutant stands very little chance when faced by the might of the Coway AP-1512HH air purifier.

In a nutshell, the Coway AP-1512HH air purifier is perfect if you’re looking for a trailblazing air purifier that hates pollutants and odors more than you do.

Coway AP-1512hh Review: Comprehensive Analysis

Let’s now proceed to our in-depth Coway ap-1512hh review.

The Coway AP-1512hh:  Design and construction

It comes with a plastic case and the entire construction feels sturdy.

It’s a compact air purifier and measures just 16.81 x 9.57 x 18.31 inches so it fits easily into tight spaces.

In addition, it weighs a very portable 12.35 lbs.

The shape looks great and has a glossy finishing.

You gave two color choices- elegant black or cool white.

The Coway AP-1512hh:  Performance and operation

Like I mentioned at the start of this Coway AP-1512hh review, one of the biggest winners in the purifier is the 4-stage filtration system.

To begin with, the largest contaminants including mold are captured by the pre-filter.

At the same time, the deodorization filter will wage war on irritating odors to leave your space smelling fresh. 

The extraordinarily powerful true HEPA filter then chips in to filter out any surviving pollutants including smoke and stuffiness.

Lastly, the ionizer helps boosts the air purifier’s cleaning and freshening powers to help eliminate any allergens that could still be lurking around.

Overall, the system captures and cleans about 99.97 %( down to 0.3 microns) of all polluting particles including volatile organic compounds.

You can set 3 different fan speeds manually while the auto-mode optimizes performance starting at speed 1 through to 3 depending on prevailing air quality.

The push buttons on the top make it very easy to change speed.

You can, of course, always activate the auto feature if you want it to clean the air without bothering you. 

Still, you can take advantage of the timer and set the machine to run for a few hours- 1/4/8 hours- then go off automatically.

Onwards to the issue of noise and the noise level oscillates between 24.4 (lowest speed) -53.8 decibels (highest setting).

To put you in the picture, WHO recommends a maximum of 30 decibels for a good night’s sleep so you’ll enjoy restful nights.

You will need to change the filters except the washable pre-filter to sustain top results.

This brings me to the one drawback here: the replacement filters are a bit pricey.

Coway AP-1512hh: Power rating and comparative energy efficiency

The machine can consume about 77 Watts of power at the highest fan speed.

But the trend nowadays favors energy savers and this air purifier hasn’t been left behind- it switches to Eco mode to save energy if the timer counts 30 minutes without detecting any contamination.

At this time, usage drastically drops to about 4.9 watts, way below what most of its competitors out there can manage.

Coway AP-1512hh: Room capacity

Note that the purifier is best for living rooms, apartments, and middle-sized spaces sized not more than 361 sq.ft

Meanwhile, it’s bitter rival winix 5500-2 works well for up to 360 sq.ft.

By and large, these two match each other here.

For example, they both maintain 4 air changes per hour.

Even the CADR ratings are very close as you can see from the following table.

CADR Rating Coway AP-1512hh winix 5500-2
Dust 246 243
Smoke 233 232
Pollen 240 246

Coway AP-1512hh: Warranty and support

Generally speaking, the machine comes with a limited manufacturer’s warranty covering internal/functional parts (but filters) for 1 year and 3 years for motor/electronic parts.

Then, their dedicated support center is always at hand to help settle your issues.

You can call or email the folks there.

What I like about the product

  • Compact, cute design.
  • Superb performance-first design.
  • Super easy filter replacement.

What I don’t like about the product

  • The light looks a bit brighter  at night
  • Lacks a remote control

Conclusion/my opinion

This Coway ap-1512hh mighty air purifier ticks all the boxes if you’re after a decent, affordable, and efficient air cleaner.

The auto-mode is quite thoughtful and will amplify the fan speed based on the changes in the air quality.

Nothing is perfect in our world and it lacks Bluetooth connectivity and remote control.

But it does its job impressively and puts up a compelling case to be considered among the best air purifiers for medium-large spaces.

Where to buy

You can order this air purifier online and offline from retailers such as:

  • Amazon
  • The manufacturer’s website.
  • Walmart.
  • Homedepot.
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