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Nash Air Purifier Review

Budget-Friendly Wifi Purifier

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Nash Air Purifier

The Nash air purifier is a mid-size purifier with lots of versatility in terms of controls and simple automation. You can enable voice-commands, auto-detect sensors, temperature-limiting cycles, or cycles based on sunrise or sunset in your local area. It can cover up to 258 sf. and can perform up to 5 air changes per hour. For a powerful mid-range purifier that won’t break the bank, the Nash is an excellent option. Check Price

Pros

  • Wifi connectivity for smartphone control
  • Auto mode uses sensors to detect and react to changes in current air quality.
  • Can also set up cycles based on local temperature, sunrise, or sunset

Cons

  • Larger body compared to other units with the same area coverage
  • Air input only from the front of the purifier (some models offer 360° input / output)

Nash Design

The design of the Nash air purifier is a tall, white body, with rounded edges, a carrying handle, and controls on the top.

Nash air purifier complete eview

There is an air intake grill on the front of the unit and air output out the top.

This air purifier is designed to clean up to 258 square feet of breathable air, with air changes up to 5 times per hour.

The side of the Nash has a simple white carrying handle that helps to move this air purifier to different rooms.

Compared to models with similar air coverage, the Nash is a bit heavier, so this carrying handle really makes it easier to move it from one space to another.

The Filters

The Nash air purifier uses three filters to purify the air.

  1. Fine pre-filter: captures larger particles like dust, lint, or fibers
  2. Activated carbon filter: absorbs pollutants, odors, and harmful gasses, removing them from the air
  3. HEPA filter: captures particles as small as 0.3 microns
Nash smart air purifier with the filter
Nash smart air purifier with the filter panel open

These three filters combined help to purify the air of a range of irritants, helping to ensure that only clean air passes through.

Over time these filters can get clogged. To keep the Nash running at peak performance, it’s important to replace the filters as needed.

The filter indicator light on top of the unit will let you know when it’s time to replace.

Close up of the HEPA+ filter on the Nash air purifier
HEPA side of the 2-in-1 filter (The other side is carbon)

The Controls

The controls are located at the top of the purifier and serve the following functions:

  • On / Off
  • Timer (1, 2, 4, or 8 hr)
  • Wifi Connection / Filter Reset
  • Fan Speed (1, 2, 3, or Auto)
  • Child Lock
Display settings on the Nash air purifier

To get cycles up and running, you can control the Nash by the following methods:

  1. Controls directly on the unit
  2. Voice commands (when paired with Amazon Alexa ore Google Home)
  3. Nash app on your smartphone.
  4. Smart Life app on your smartphone

Using the Nash app on your smartphone, you can:

  • Turn the purifier on and off
  • Change the speed setting
  • Change the mode
  • Set up a schedule
  • Set up automation

The Modes

This purifier has three different setting modes.

  • Manual: Choose between speeds 1, 2, 3
  • Auto: Automatically selects the best speed based on current air quality
  • Sleep: Silent mode
More settings on the Nash air purifier

For more hands-free automation, you can also set the following features:

  • A timer for when the purifier should turn on and off
  • A temperature limit for when you want the purifier to run
  • Control by sunrise and sunset (in your time zone)

Size & Dimensions

The Nash air purifier is a medium-sized purifier that is designed to sit comfortably on the floor or a large table.

  • Width: 12″
  • Depth: 8″
  • Height: 23″
  • Weight: 15 lbs.
Relative size comparison of the Nash air purifier
Relative size comparison of the Nash air purifier

Accessories & Parts

There are no extra accessories that come with the Nash air purifier besides the parts that needed for basic operation.

What’s in the box?

  • Purifier Body
  • Power cord
  • Washable pre-filter
  • 2-in 1 HEPA+ and carbon filter
  • User Manual / Quick Start Guide
Nash smart air purifier - HEPA filter

Performance

For performance testing, we set up the Nash air purifier in a medium-sized room (12×12′) in my home. We used the Temtop LKC-1000S+ professional air quality detector to get a baseline reading for the existing air quality. From there, we let the purifier run for an hour and then re-ran measurements.

The difference between the baseline and post-run data gives a solid picture of how well the air purifier was able to improve indoor air quality.

Good vs. Bad Air Quality

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

What were the results?

Starting Baseline

  • PM2.5: 2.9
  • PM10: 5.1
  • Particles: 259
  • AQI: 12

After 1 Hour

  • PM2.5: 0.2
  • PM10: 0.2
  • Particles: 29
  • AQI: 0

After 1 hour the Nash air purifier removed 95% of air particulates from the medium-sized room we tested in (~12’x12′).

Nash improved PM2.5 air quality by 96%. Overall, the performance of the Nash air purifier was excellent and it greatly improved the indoor air quality in a reasonable amount of time.

Setup & Usability

Setting up the Nash air purifier is simple. There are a couple of different options in terms of setup.

  1. For the fastest setup: Use the physical controls on the top of the purifier; just plug it in and go.
  2. For the most convenient setup: Pair your smartphone to the Nash app and control from your phone; pairing takes less than 5 minutes
  3. For the “smartest” setup: Pair the Nash to a voice-enabled device like Amazon Alexa or Google Home; pairing takes less than 5 minutes

Maintenance

In order to ensure the best performance, it’s important to regularly maintain the Nash air purifier.

Two of the most important maintenance tasks include:

  1. Wiping down the air intake and outlet grills with a dry, lint-free cloth.
  2. Replacing the filter as needed.
Carbon side of the HEPA+ Nash filter
Carbon side of the HEPA+ Nash filter

At normal operation, it is recommended by the manufacturer to change the HEPA+ filter every 6 months (or approximately 1,500 hours). You can find replacement filters here.

Is the Nash purifier a good value?

So is the Nash purifier a good value? The short answer is yes. This purifier really has a lot going for it.

  1. Excellent performance
  2. Auto mode
  3. Wifi-connectivity (with app-based control)
  4. Air quality sensors which communicate with the app for real-time ratings
Nash air purifier carrying handle detail
Close up of the carrying detail on the Nash

It is a fairly large purifier, larger than other models with comparable area coverage I would say. However, the fact that it offers wifi connectivity at such a good price, makes this purifier a really great value.

If you have room to spare and wifi connectivity is important to you, I would recommend the Nash air purifier.

Nash Specifications

Specifications 
ManufacturerNash
ModelAP-1
Area Coverage258 sf.
Width12"
Height23"
Weight15 pounds
Air OutputTop
FiltersHEPA + Carbon
Filter IndicatorYes
TimerYes, 1 / 2 / 4 / 8
Auto ModeYes
Sleep ModeYes
Wifi CompatibleYes
Returns30 days via Amazon.com. Varies by retailer
Warranty1-Year limited
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Should you buy the Nash Air Purifier?

Considering the Nash air purifier, but still trying to decide if it is right for you?

This purifier is a good mid-size air purifier with good air coverage, simple controls, and solid performance.

Overall, I would recommend the Nash air purifier if you’re looking for an air purifier with the following features:

  • Wifi connectivity: At this price point, it can be rare to find a model with wifi connectivity, but Nash has you covered. With wifi, it is easy to control the air purifier directly from your smartphone or even via voice command.
  • Child lock: The Nash purifier comes with a one-touch child lock that allows you to disable all other buttons on the device in order to protect the settings from little fingers.
  • Automated controls: This purifier has an “auto mode” which uses senses to automatically detect indoor air quality and PM2.5 levels and adjust accordingly. You can also automate when the purifier runs using a times or based on your local weather (like temperature, sunrise, or sunset).

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Summary

The Nash air purifier is a mid-size purifier with lots of versatility in terms of controls and simple automation. You can enable voice-commands, auto-detect sensors, temperature-limiting cycles, or cycles based on sunrise or sunset in your local area. It can cover up to 258 sf. and can perform up to 5 air changes per hour. For a powerful mid-range purifier that won’t break the bank, the Nash is an excellent option.

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