Loose pet hair flying around is the bane of any pet owner, but the LG PuriCare Air Purifier Pet Mode with Clean Booster (AS65GDST0) helps with that. I've been trying out the air purifier in my bedroom for the last two weeks or so, and the air does feel better. I'm not sure how much of that is in my head, since air purity is really hard to test in non-lab conditions.
- Dimensions at 343 x 587 x 343mm, 11.6kg
- 1-year warranty, 10-year inverter motor
- PM1.0 and Gas Sensor
- App support (LG ThinQ)
LG claims that this version of its PuriCare air purifier features an additional 35% coverage boost for floating pet hair. You can turn this on by activating Pet Mode on the purifier, which also increases the fan speed to a pretty loud level. I wasn't sure how much loose hair it was sucking, so I opened it up to check on the filter. There was a very thin coat of loose fine hair after about two weeks of use. I also noticed that thicker fur does not get sucked in. Instead, you'll find them outside the filter on the floor. Use a vacuum like the Dyson V12 Detect Slim to clean that up.
The Clean Booster feature is a fan on top of the purifier that helps push out clean air when in use. This is unlike other purifiers, which tend to push the air upwards. When disabled, the fan lowers itself down flat to keep it cylindrical. There's also a built-in ionizer, which helps with odours. You can turn on all of the modes with a touch of a finger. You can also control the purifier with the LG ThinQ app, which can give you an air quality report. If you don't want to think about which mode to use, Smart mode will be the best option. It will control fan speeds depending on the air quality. The lights on the Clean Booster can be turned off.
Coverage-wise, the LG purifier is rated for an area of around 61.2 sq m. Furthermore, the Clean Boost fan helps to push air up to 7.5m away. The 3-in-1 HEPA filter comes with a removable wrap when there's too much hair and pet dander build-up. The filter comes with a one-year life span and is washable. You can also use a deodorisation filter to remove stronger odours. You should also clean the PM1.0 sensor every two months for accurate readings.
Retailing at S$999, the LG PuriCare Air Purifier Pet Mode with Clean Booster is pretty expensive. However, it comes with features that will make pet owners happy. I honestly can't tell if the air smells better, but the missus claims it really helps with the amount of fur our cats shed. Get it from Lazada or Shopee.
Note: Review unit provided by LG.
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