NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier Review

The NuWave air purifier is the stuff of clean freaks’ dreams. Featuring a five-filtration system that includes both a HEPA and a carbon filter, the NuWave air purifier not only removes pollen, dust, smoke and pet dander, it also eliminates bacteria, viruses and mold, making it a powerful weapon in the war against airborne contaminants in your home.

Last Updated November 2022

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Pros Cons
5-filter filtration system, including Electrostatic Precipitation & HEPA/Carbon filter Fan can be noisier on high settings
Removes 99.99% of bacteria & 99.6% percent of viruses from the air Costs more than some air purifiers (but filters are longer-lasting)
360-degree air intake, with six fan speed settings
Wi-Fi enabled
Auto mode automatically adjusts fan speed depending on air quality
Air quality & odor detection system, with display indicators
Indicator light alerts you to clean or change the filter
Covers up to 1,200 Sq. Ft.
Energy efficient modes
90-day money back guarantee, 1-year warranty
Installment payments offered in most states
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9.8

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Eliminates 99.99% of bacteria & 99.96% of viruses
Filters smoke, dust, pollen, odors, pet dander & more
5-stage filtration system, including Electrostatic Precipitation & HEPA/Carbon filter
Designed for rooms up to 1,200 sq. ft.
Automatic sensors, with six fan speeds
Wi-Fi enabled to remotely monitor & control air quality with an app
90-day money back guarantee, one-year warranty
Energy Star Certified

What is the NuWave OxyPure Smart Air Purifier?

In the world of home air purifiers, this one ranks among the most advanced for many very good—and data-backed—reasons. First on the list: Its filtration system. The OxyPure employs five (yup, five) filters that work together to remove pollutants from indoor air. And that air inside your home can get pretty dirty—as much as five times more than outdoor air, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

How well does that five-filter system work? According to independent third-party testing, the OxyPure eliminates airborne allergens and pathogens in up to 1,200 square feet of space (with two air exchanges per hour). It captures and traps 100 percent of pollen, dust, smoke, pet dander and other particles as small as 0.09 microns (as compared to 0.30 microns for many other models). Even more impressive: It was also shown to eliminate 99.99 percent of bacteria, 99.96 percent viruses, and 99.95 percent molds within two hours of detection. But wait, there’s more: This purifier also eliminates harmful ozone gas in your home 70 times more effectively than EPA requirements. And it removes 100 percent of odors and smoke, as well as toxic gases, like benzene and formaldehyde, at a rate of 95 percent.

Excellent efficacy numbers aside, the OxyPure’s high-tech features also help put this home air purifier one smart step ahead of the rest. With Wi-Fi enabled technology, it allows you to track, monitor, and operate the purifier from pretty much anywhere using the NuWave Connect app and your smartphone. Plus, it’s designed with a 360-degree air intake (so air enters from all sides, not just one); automatically detects overall air quality and odors; and when set to auto mode, adjusts to one of six fan speeds to clean the air quickly.

Even with all that technology, operating the OxyPure won’t break the bank. Three of OxyPure’s filters are reusable for up to 20 years; the fourth and fifth, 2-in-1 HEPA/ carbon filter lasts up to a year before needing to be replaced—which helps cuts costs on filter replacement. (Plus, if you purchase during one of their promotions, you’ll get an additional eight HEPA/Carbon filters with your OxyPure purchase—so that’s nine years of use before any extra filter purchases. The OxyPure also has unique energy-saving modes that, when activated, can be…well, money-saving.

How it Works

The NuWave OxyPure Smart Air Purifier has a 5-stage filtration system: That’s five filters, doing five different things to clean your air. The first is a Pre-Filter, which is made of durable stainless steel and designed to capture larger pollutants and allergens from the air, like pollen, pet hair and dander. Filter two is a high-tech Bio-Guard filter—it uses 8000V of electrostatic charge (or Electrostatic Precipitation) to capture 100 percent of pollutants as small as 0.09 microns, and eliminate up to 99.99 percent of airborne bacteria, and 99.96 percent of airborne flu viruses, and mold within two hours. The third filter is for ozone emissions removal, as well as other harmful airborne chemicals. Ground level ozone concentrations (measured in parts per billion or ppb) varies depending on where you live. The national average is about 70ppb, which is also the current EPA standard. OxyPure’s ozone filters lowers ozone concentration in your home to 1ppb. Filters four and five come in a combo HEPA/Carbon Filter, which not only removes allergens, but also household fumes, volatile organic compounds (or VOCs, such as formaldehyde, benzene and other cleaning chemicals), and odors. An indicator light tells you when it’s time to clean or replace a filter. You can wash the pre-filter and Bio-Guard filter and vacuum the ozone filter—and all three are reusable for up to 20 years. The HEPA/Carbon filters last about one year before needing to be replaced.

The OxyPure is equipped with a full range of six fan speeds, from gentle breeze to turbo. Sensors monitor air quality and odors, and show you how clean or dirty your air is via a color-coded display. Put the purifier on “auto” and it will automatically adjust the fan speed, depending on the quality of the air. You can also set OxyPure to whatever mode or setting that suits you best. In “Ultimate Clean” mode, the fans operate on gentle breeze speed as long as your home air is clean. If the quality dips or odor increases, the fans will ramp up to the highest speed until air quality is restored, and then return to speed level one. Engage “Eco-Friendly” mode and the purifier stays off until it detects poor air quality. Then it runs on auto mode until the air quality is green and good, and then shuts off again. When it’s time to hit the sack, “sleep” mode turns off all indicator lights and allows for flexible fan speeds and noise levels so you can rest better.

Pricing

The NuWave OxyPure Smart Air Purifier will run you $599.94 (flexible payment plans are available for qualified buyers).

NuWave offers a money back guarantee: Try the purifier for 90 days, and if you’re dissatisfied, send it back for a full refund, less processing and handling where applicable.

Keep an eye out for special promotions, which could include free shipping, additional filters and a longer warranty or limited-time free VIP service. With your NuWave OxyPure purchase, you may also be able to take advantage of exclusive one-time offers, including a five-year supply of HEPA Carbon Filter Cartridges for $124.88, 20 percent off a second NuWave OxyPure purifier for $479.94, or an additional two-year VIP warranty service for $90.

How Does it Compare

With so many air purifiers on the market, how do you know which is best for you? Here’s how NuWave OxyPure Smart Air Purifier compares:

NuWave OxyPure Smart Air Purifier Honeywell Pro Series HEPA Air Purifier BlueAir Health Protect 7710i Dyson Purifier Cool Formadehyde Conway Air Mega 400s
Price $599.94 $899.99 $799 $649 (in white/gold) $749
Removes 100% of particles at 0.09 microns Yes No No No No
5-Stage Filtration System Yes No No No No
Auto Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile App Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Money Back Guarantee 90-Day No 60-Day 30-Day 30-Day

Getting Your NuWave Products

Order online or call to purchase your OxyPure purifier. You can check the status of your order on the website, and ask any questions through a Chat Now box. NuWave is ready to ship (for free) seven days a week, and orders are sent out the same day.

Your unit will arrive with filters in place, and can be placed just about anywhere you please. The OxyPure takes in air from all sides, so it doesn’t have to be next to a wall to be effective, like many other purifiers. And there are wheels underneath for easy maneuverability.

Certifications

Certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s EnergyStar. You may even be eligible for an Energy Star rebate on your OxyPure purchase.

Certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). That means it passed independent testing for both ozone emissions and electrical safety and is certified for sale in California as it produces less than the benchmark 50ppb concentration.

About the Company

NuWave has produced and distributed the NuWave line of housewares since 1997. It is headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL.

Reviews

Jay H.

Definitely the best air purifier I've ever owned. It's great to set it on auto and let it do it's thing.

GDDB

My NuWave air purifier made such improvement in the air we breathe in our home. My husband and I have slept much better since the first night it ran in our bedroom. It is so easy to move to other rooms, which is a great feature. I will buy another one soon so the whole house has clean air!!

Michael63

I am always hesitant to purchase air purifiers because there are so many that don’t do what they say. Not this one! It really works and works well. It is absolutely worth the money investing and has already made my asthma better inside the house.

Kathy n Gary

We have 3 dogs and 2 long hair cats and my husband started suffering with allergic symptoms. The very first night it ran, my husband's allergic symptoms were gone! If the animals are running around and playing in the house, the NuWave does its thing and gets the flurry of fur and dander in the air immediately under control.

Happy Customer

We have noticed a BIG difference in the amount of dust in our home - and for living in a VERY DUSTY area, that makes a world of difference to us.

BM56

I sneeze just looking outside. Last year, both spring and fall were the worst: sleepless nights, waking up completely congested and unrested, feeling crappy. I finally decided I had to try something. I bought the OxyPure hoping for any kind positive change, and it was a game changer. I run this unit on high 24/7 about three feet from my bed. Very easy setup and simple to operate. If you guys ever come up with a mobile backpack unit with helmet let me know, I'm on board! :-)

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