Dear PatyLt as I stated before, I have both the Molekule and the Levoit machines. As of this moment I prefer the Levoit due to its lower cost. 75% less than Molekule. Having said that, I still have a Heavy pollen season to go through, so the jury is still out. Before the machines I went through 12 to 15 handkerchiefs a day, now 3 to5.
@leo can you share any further information from the conferencce call?
Still wondering if the conference call took place and is there any further information to share?
Glad I didn’t hold my breath! My second Molekule filter has been shipped. Just in time for the pollen season!
I’m considering the $799 Air and based on Molekule filter life recommendations, there would be an additional annual cost of $400. @Brickshy have you found it necessary to replace filters as often as recommended?
Well I don’t know. Funny thing about replacing the filters when I first told my doctor about the unit and the benefit I was receiving( this was at about the first month of use) he said he wanted me to change filters every 4 months. Well I had already signed up for automatic 6 month replacement so I sent them an e-mail asking if my plan could be changed to 4 mo intervals. Know what, I never heard from them. My 3 rd replacement is due to arrive Friday. I feel fine except I did have to put the machine on “BOOST” for about half hour to bring me out of an allergy attack. As for a longer interval I wouldn’t want to take a chance.
We recently purchased the Molekule Air and bought their filter replacement option at $130/yr. After using the unit a few days, we only notice an air quality improvement when running on Boost mode. Obvious problem is noise level on that mode. We have tried leaving the unit on Boost when out of the room (~400 sq. ft.) and return to Auto mode when returning to occupy the space. We first come into the room the air is noticeably fresh however after a few minutes running on Normal mode, air quality reverts to same as any other room in the house. Molekule App reports PECO-Filter Good 98% Pre-Filter Good 97%. Have submitted this experience to Molekule - waiting for their reply. Wondering if other Molekule owners have same experience?
My unit has 3 modes “Silent, Auto, and Boost” If by saying “Normal” you mean "Auto"you should be getting same results as I.
I am Asthmatic and have the machine on “Auto” all the time. You can hear noise level increase slightly from time to time. If I experience a coughing attack I switch to “Boost”. a noticeable odor (Noticed more by family members) happens. After about 30 min my breathing returns to normal. The phone app has never worked for me. I always use controls on the unit.
Molekule’s response to my observation of better air quality only on Boost. I had also asked how long should we expect to keep running on Boost for overall improvement.
"Please be advised that we recommend to put the device in boost mode mainly for personal performance or deep cleaning. Most of our customers that suffer from allergies and asthma sometimes take a few weeks to notice a difference in air quality. With our patented PECO technology, it’s tough for consumer-grade air quality sensors to detect the changes in the air."
My first Molekule was purchased May 2019. Worked fine. Stopped my Asthma attacks within 15 minutes. Great but I could never get the Phone app to work. Oh well works fine manually.
Fast forward to March 2021. Ordered second unit fora another room. Installed the app again. Worked fine (1 Time) next time refused to pair with my phone. Uninstall again GRRRRRR!!! Play store shows 230 negative ratings, nearly all about connectivity. My guess thir developer has long skipped out with their money. Love the machine hate the app.
The Molekule works fine without the app. In fact, I don’t think the app adds much.
I had a problem with the original Molekule joining the wi-fi network. It required a 2.4Ghz network but kept joining the 5Ghz band. Once I got it on the 2.4Ghz it worked fine, but, as I say it doesn’t make that much difference. I rarely use it.
I’ve had my Molekule for two years now. Over this time, I haven’t noticed any deterioration of the PECO filter over its 6month life. I did learn to change those pre filters though. They really get filled with hair and dust. During allergy season (for me, that’s about 9months of the year) I’ve been taking it out monthly and blowing it out with our big air compressor. Mostly, I do that because the thought I’d all those dust bunnies gives me the creeps!
It’s still noticeable when coming into my rather large bedroom that the air is cleaner. My granddaughter even noticed.
FYI I have added another layer of filtration to my Molekule. It uses filtration and Hook/loop fasteners from AMZ.
I call it “The wrap” and renew it at 45 days. The other filters are changed at the recommended 3 and 6 mo intervals. If any one wants to know details on the wrap I will be glad to put them up here.
Does it restrict the airflow possibly making it work too hard or shorten the life of the motor? It’s a good idea and I like the fact that you can see the accumulation of dirt and dust but I’d worry about the questions I mentioned.
I use a shop vac to clean the pre-filter. Blowing compressed air drives dirt deeper into the filter which traps small particles making the filter less productive.
That’s good to know! I’ll change my procedure.
My Molekule is arriving Friday and I can’t wait no more waking up with headaches woohoo!
AbeMartinez We will be looking forward to your report. Lisa Laporte says her headaches are helped.
Personally I have never had the headache thing. I do have severe asthma. Whenever I feel an attack coming on I put the machine on BOOST for 15 minutes, and I am good. Before I always had to use a Nebulizer to restore breathing.
Yes Absolutely…My VA doctor even is in favor of a 4 month replacement interval. I have not gone tat far, satisfied that 6 months is enough for me.
Concerning the claims in the original WireCutter article/video, how does this compare to their top units (Coway, Blueair, Levoit, Winix)? Or does the way that it cleans not make that an equal comparison?