How Is Molekule Air Mini Different From the Original Molekule Air Purifier

Molekule has reimagined the future of clean air through its breakthrough, patented PECO technology that destroys pollutants, and the launch of Molekule Air Mini is another step in our mission to bring clean air to more people. Below, you will find the differences between Air Mini and Molekule Air, and how they can improve indoor air quality in every room of your home.

What you should know about the differences

To differentiate our growing product catalog, our original product, the Molekule air purifier that launched in July 2017, is now called Molekule Air. Here are the main takeaways of how the new Molekule Air Mini compares to the original Molekule Air:

Size of room coverage

  • Molekule Air Mini: 250 sq. ft.
  • Molekule Air: 600 sq. ft.

Molekule Air Mini was specially designed for rooms up to 250 sq. ft., which is ideal for spaces like studio apartments, kids’ bedrooms and home offices. Molekule Air was designed for larger rooms up to 600 sq. ft., making it ideal for master bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms.

Price

  • Molekule Air Mini: $399
  • Molekule Air: $799

Created for smaller spaces, Molekule Air Mini is available at $399 and the original Molekule Air for larger spaces is available at $799. Molekule offers various financing options, with Air Mini for as low as $0 down and $33/month and the Molekule Air starting at $45/month for those who qualify for financing with our finance partner, Affirm.

PECO technology

The same PECO technology contained in Molekule Air is now available in Molekule Air Mini. Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO) destroys pollutants like allergens, mold and airborne chemicals (VOCs) at the molecular level, unlike traditional filters like HEPA that simply collect them on a filter where they can be released back into the air.

Both products are PECO air purifiers designed to destroy indoor air pollutants and bring clean air in your home. Now that you know how they vary in room coverage and price, see below for the finer differences between the two.

The finer details: Specification differences

Each feature was carefully considered when designing the Molekule Air and Molekule Mini. Here are more detailed specifications that distinguish the two products:

Number of filters

  • Molekule Air Mini: Integrated filter
  • Molekule Air: two filters

The new Molekule Air Mini contains one integrated PECO Filter, while the original Molekule Air contains two filters, with a separate Pre-Filter and PECO-Filter.

Weight of device

  • Molekule Air Mini: 7.3 lb
  • Molekule Air: 18lb

Air Mini is less than half of the weight of the original Molekule Air. The new device is 12 inches high and 8.26 inches in diameter, while the original is 23 inches high and 8.25 inches in diameter.

Device placement recommendation

  • Molekule Air Mini: elevated surface
  • Molekule Air: central location

Placing Air Mini on an elevated surface, like a shelf, stand or table, will help maximize air intake. We recommend placing either Air Mini or Molekule Air close to your bedside at night, to help filter the air in the “sleep breathing zone” for maximum benefit.

Device power consumption

  • Molekule Air Mini: 18-53W
  • Molekule Air: 20-80W

Both products were designed to be energy efficient. Molekule Air Mini ranges from 20W at the lowest speed and 53W at the highest speed, while Molekule Air consumes about 80W at its highest speed. For an estimated calculation of kWh by day, month and year for Molekule Air, see here.

User interface

  • Molekule Air Mini: one-touch button display
  • Molekule Air: LED touch screen

Air Mini has an easy-to-use interface with fan-speed indicator lights and a single button, which can be used to wake up the device, cycle through fan speeds, and put the device in standby mode. Molekule Air has a digital LED touch screen that provides those features, as well as additional settings controls like Dark Mode and room size selection.

Each design element was chosen to deliver a powerful, safe and effective solution for truly clean air in your living space, from small rooms to large. The new Molekule Air Mini and the original Molekule Air are customer-centric products, built specifically for those suffering from allergies, asthma and those with poor indoor air quality problems.

Recap: What’s different about Molekule Air Mini

Molekule Air Mini can clean the air in small rooms of up to 250 square feet in an hour, at a price point of $399, while the original Molekule Air can be used in larger rooms of up to 600 square feet at a price point of $799. Both products use the patented Molekule PECO technology to destroy indoor air pollutants.

We recommend that you choose the unit based off room size that is best for your space, or create a bundle for multiple rooms in your home. Bundling your Molekule air purifiers ensures that more air across your home is purified, which can lead to cleaner air for your entire family. Bundles are available at discounted prices, starting with Molekule Air and Molekule Air Mini for as low as $72/month starting at 0% APR with Affirm. Because both products are energy efficient, and air is constantly flowing in and out of your space, you should run your devices 24/7 to help maintain clean air for you and your household.

Written by

Dilip Goswami is the Co-Founder and CEO of Molekule, a company on a mission to solve the global air pollution crisis by reimagining the future of clean air.