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Medify MA-112 Review

Derek Hales

Written By: Derek Hales

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We test the Medify MA-112 air purifier, which has a massive coverage area of 5,000 sq. ft. How well does it perform? Let’s find out now. 

FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE; EXTRA LARGE AIR PURIFIER

Medify MA-112 air purifier

Medify MA-112

The Medify MA-112 is an air purifier with a large size and an ultra large coverage area. It can cover up to 5,000 sq. ft. in 60 minutes, providing ample coverage for large rooms or even entire homes. It comes with a sleep mode, preset timers, and optional UV light and ionizer. Our testing showed the MA-112 to have excellent performance, reducing the PM2.5 down to 0.1.

Pros

  • Fantastic air purification performance, reduced PM2.5 and PM10 to 0.1
  • Massive coverage area, 5,000 square feet (1 air change per hour)
  • Quiet sleep mode, just 21.2 dB

Cons

  • It’s an expensive machine (granted, the coverage is also the most we’ve ever tested)
  • It’s physically quite large, 28.3” tall and 15.7” wide

Scoring

Large coverage and great performance
  • Design - 98%
    98%
  • Performance - 100%
    100%
  • Quality - 98%
    98%
  • Usability - 95%
    95%
  • Value - 95%
    95%
97%

Summary

The Medify MA-112 is a large air purifier with fantastic performance. In our tests, we found the MA-112 was able to remove 99% of airborne particles and improve the PM2.5 by 98.9%. The large size is paired with a large coverage area of 5,000 sq. ft. in 60 minutes. It has wheels that make it easy to move around, a sleep mode, preset timers, and 5 stages of filtration. Overall, an excellent air purifier for maximum coverage.

Purification Test

To test the Medify MA-112, we set up the air purifier in a medium sized room in our office. I took a baseline measurement before starting the test to measure the current air quality. Then, I let the Medify MA-112 run on the highest setting for 1 hour and measured the air quality again.

Medify MA-112 air purifier
Medify MA-112 air purifier

We can then compare the difference between the starting baseline and the post-run data to determine the air purification performance of the Medify MA-112

Starting Baseline

  • PM2.5: 9.1
  • PM10: 14.6
  • Particles: 1444
  • AQI: 37

After 1 Hour

  • PM2.5: 0.1
  • PM10: 0.1
  • Particles: 15
  • AQI: 1

After the 1 hour test, the Medify MA-112 removed 99.0% of airborne particulates from the medium-sized room we tested in (~14’x10’).

The Medify MA-112 improved PM2.5 air quality by 98.9%.

Air Quality Testing meter
Electronic testing meter we use to measure particulates and air quality

In order to get these measurements, we used the Temtop LKC-1000S+ professional air quality detector. This device allows us to get precise readings and performance bearings before and after the test. 

Below, we’ve included information on the testing criteria and what defines good vs. bad air quality. 

air quality index - PM 2.5 particulate matter index
air quality index – PM 2.5 particulate matter index

With an air purifier this large, we expected good performance. During our tests, we found the MA-112 to have excellent performance. It was able to reduce the PM2.5 and PM10 to 0.1.

The Filters

The Medify uses 5 different filters to clean the surrounding air, however, the main filter is a H13 HEPA filter.

Here are all the included filters:

  • Pre-filter
  • HEPA filter
  • Activated carbon filter
  • UV light filter (optional)
  • Ionic generator (optional)

The pre-filter is the first filter layer. It’s designed to capture the largest particulates and debris.

Medify MA-112 filters HEPA side
Medify MA-112 filters HEPA side

Next is the HEPA filter. It is doing most of the heavy lifting and captures particulates as small as 0.3 microns.

The third filter layer is the activated carbon filter, which removes VOCs and reduces odors.

Medify MA-112 filters carbon side
Medify MA-112 filters carbon side

The UV light filter is an optional filter that can be turned on/off with a button. This filter sterilizes passing air. When turned on the UV light will run for 20 minutes and turn off automatically.

Finally, you can turn on the ionizer, which charges airborne contaminants causing them to stick to nearby surfaces. Medify states their ionizer is ozone free. In any case, it’s optional and can be turned on/off with a tap of a button. 

Noise Test

We also tested how loud the air purifier was while running. To perform this test we have the air purifier run on the different modes and use a sound meter to measure noise level. We tested the Medify MA-112 from about 3’ away. 

Medify MA-112 top
Medify MA-112 top

Our results showed the following decibel levels from each mode.

Power ModeNoise Level (dB)
Sleep21.2 dB
124.5 dB
230.2 dB
337.6 dB
448.5 dB

In our tests, we found the noise level of the MA-112 to range between 21-46 dB. At the lower end, this is similar to a fan or white noise and great for sleep. At the higher end the noise level is closer to the hum of a refrigerator.

Common noise levels:

  • 20 dB – rustling leaves
  • 30 dB – whisper
  • 40 dB – quiet library, babbling brook
  • 50 dB – refrigerator, moderate rainfall
  • 60 dB – normal conversation, dishwashers
  • 70 dB – traffic, showers
  • 80 dB – alarm clock, telephone dial tone

Usability Test

Using the Medify MA-112 is simple. It’s easy to move around due to installed wheels on the bottom. The power cord comes pre attached, and the simplicity of the device means there is little in the box.

Medify MA-112 filters both sides
Medify MA-112 filters both sides

Here is what comes with the MA-112:

  • MA-112 air purifier
  • 2x HEPA filter (pre-installed)
  • User manual

Setup

The MA-112 is easy to set up. The most important step is simply removing the plastic around the filters. The filters come pre-installed inside the device, however, they are still wrapped in plastic. Once it is removed, you can plug in the device and turn it on. 

Medify MA-112 logo
Medify MA-112 logo

Controls

On top of the air purifier is a touch panel to control the device. The MA-112 does not have app connectivity or an included remote. As a result, you are able to control all the functionality of the device from the touch panel.

Medify MA-112 control panel
Medify MA-112 control panel

From the touch panel you can:

  • Turn device on/off
  • Control fan speed (4 modes)
  • Turn on the UV filter
  • Use preset timers
  • Toggle sleep mode
  • Turn on Ionizer
  • Check filter status

Unfortunately, there is no auto mode with the MA-112. However, having a sleep mode and timers is a nice addition. 

Maintenance

To maintain the MA-112 you will need to replace the filter regularly. Medify recommends replacing the filter every 4-5 months or 3,000 hours. Generally, when you need to replace the filter depends on use. Luckily the MA-112 has a filter indicator light that will notify you when the filter needs to be replaced.

Medify MA-112 removing filters
Medify MA-112 removing filters

When you need to replace the filter, you open the sides of the MA-112 and remove the previous dirty filters. After replacing the new filters, you snap the side covers back in and reset the filter indicator light. 

Size & Dimensions

The Medify MA-112 is a large air purifier. It came in an incredibly large box and stands tall at 28.3”. While it is large, it is still easy to move around due to wheels included on the base. 

Here are the exact dimensions of the Medify MA-112:

  • Length – 15.4”
  • Width – 15.7”
  • Height – 28.3”
  • Weight – 33.5 lbs.
Medify MA-112 internal fan
Medify MA-112 internal fan

This large size has a large coverage area as well. It covers 5,000 sq. ft. every 60 minutes, according to Medify. The MA-112 has a CADR rate of 950m3/h which will cover varying levels of square footage over time. 

15 min.

1,250 sq.ft.

30 min.

2,500 sq.ft.

60 min.

5,000 sq.ft.

Specifications

Specifications
ManufacturerMedify
ModelMA-112
Width15.7″
Height28.3″
Weight33.5 lbs.
FiltersHEPA, Carbon, UV light, Ionizer
Wifi CompatibleNo
Room Coverage5,000 sq. ft.
CADR950 m3/h
ReturnsVaries by retailer
WarrantyLifetime
PriceCheck Price

Should you buy the Medify MA-112?

I would recommend the Medify MA-112 if you’re looking for the following features:

  • Full home coverage: The Medify MA-112 boasts of 5,000 sq. ft. of coverage in 60 minutes. This is perfect for open concept areas, large offices, or even full home overage.
  • Excellent cleaning performance: In our tests, we found the Medify MA-112 to have excellent purification performance. It removed 99% of airborne particles, while reducing the PM2.5 and PM10 to 0.1. This is fantastic performance, and with the large area of coverage, you can expect clean air for the whole home. 
  • Ionizer and UV filter: The inclusion of an optional Ionizer and UV filter is a great feature. If you want extra levels of filtration, the MA-112 has you covered. Both of these filters can be turned on quickly with a button.

For more information or to buy the Medify MA-112 click here.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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