3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 (Lowes) vs Levoit Core 300

  • Great for a small room
  • Easy to set up and operate
  • Good for allergies
  • Filter is easy to clean
  • Filters are replaceable
  • Great for allergies
  • Low noise level
  • Easy to use
  • Effective at removing dust and allergens from the air
  • Auto mode for night time operation

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Filter Replacement

3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 (Lowes)
Best Air Purifiers for Your Home Office
CR’s take: The 3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 looks like a paper shredder and will fit nicely underneath your desk. On its low-speed setting, this model garners a Good rating for its ability to remove smoke and dust particles from the air. It’s also whisper-quiet. At high speed, it works even better, earnin...
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Consumer Reports
9 months ago
consumerreports.org
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Levoit Core 300
Reliable, Small-Space Purifier
The media could not be loaded. This is still the least-expensive, but most effective, out of now five air purifiers I’ve bought over the years. I like to do the “flashlight test,” with every air purifier I buy, because combating dust in my older Bay Area home is the main reason I bother with these m...
5/5
James
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Air Quality

3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 (Lowes)
Best Air Purifiers for Your Home Office
CR’s take: The 3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 looks like a paper shredder and will fit nicely underneath your desk. On its low-speed setting, this model garners a Good rating for its ability to remove smoke and dust particles from the air. It’s also whisper-quiet. At high speed, it works even better, earnin...
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Consumer Reports
9 months ago
consumerreports.org
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Levoit Core 300
We’ll see...Please check updates!
Week 1 in 150-200 sq ft room: 1. If you cannot stand white noise, this is not for you. Sleep mode is quiet and forgettable, but regular fan settings are (very) audible. Mine is sat on my desk, and I wouldn’t be able to clearly hear a show or movie on my laptop on settings 2 and 3. Doesn’t bother me ...
4/5
Malikah
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Pollutant Reduction

3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 (Lowes)
Best Air Purifiers for Your Home Office
CR’s take: The 3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 looks like a paper shredder and will fit nicely underneath your desk. On its low-speed setting, this model garners a Good rating for its ability to remove smoke and dust particles from the air. It’s also whisper-quiet. At high speed, it works even better, earnin...
PositivePositive
Consumer Reports
9 months ago
consumerreports.org
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Levoit Core 300
We’ll see...Please check updates!
Week 1 in 150-200 sq ft room: 1. If you cannot stand white noise, this is not for you. Sleep mode is quiet and forgettable, but regular fan settings are (very) audible. Mine is sat on my desk, and I wouldn’t be able to clearly hear a show or movie on my laptop on settings 2 and 3. Doesn’t bother me ...
4/5
Malikah
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Ease Of Use

3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 (Lowes)
Very Good Room Air Purifier
I received this as a free promotional product from 3M. I am currently using this Air Purifier in the lower level of a home that houses a large dog and a wood stove. Very easy to set up and operate. I initially turned it on and within 1 hour of operation the stove and dog smell were gone. I did initi...
5/5
WillThrill
3 years ago
filtrete.com
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Levoit Core 300
GREAT AIR PURIFIER FOR PETS AND COOKING SMELLS!
Very pleased with the efficiency and the modern look of this air purifier. I cook broccoli and it really smells up the house. Plus we have a dog that likes to get wet and then run through the house all stinky. I put this in my family room and it cleans the air in family room and kitchen. Pretty quie...
5/5
8520
2 years ago
walmart.com
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Energy Efficiency

3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 (Lowes)
Does the Job
Okay, I received this unit from 3-M to review in a non partisan, no strings attached offer almost two months ago. Wanted to actually use it for a while before commenting.
We live in a 1977 built single level home. A number of years ago we added cellulose insulation in the attic and had our ducts se...
5/5
Snowman
3 years ago
filtrete.com
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Levoit Core 300
Exposure times in different settings
Get a HEPA filter for your main workspace. The Levoit 300 is effective and affordable for small/ medium size rooms. 4. Antiviral preventative nasal sprays are coming soon , watch for trials at local universities.
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JerrySenderson69
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Allergy Relief

3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 (Lowes)
Restful sleep for allergy sufferes
My son has asthma and is allergic to dust. We have hypo allergic pillow and mattress covers that help him sleep but he still wakes up with a puffy face. I am so glad 3M gave me this filtrete tower air purifier to try. It is truly the next step in doing all we can do to help him get a good night slee...
5/5
bxpt
4 years ago
walmart.com
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Levoit Core 300
This thing is magic!
I bought 2 units for my 1 bedroom apartment and have been using them for six months. Historically, I've had a terrible dust mite allergy. Since I've been using these, my allergies are much better and my overall Ige levels are down to the lowest level they have been in 15 years! Good price point. Pro...
5/5
jenjensf
2 years ago
walmart.com
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Allergens

3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 (Lowes)
Restful sleep for allergy sufferes
My son has asthma and is allergic to dust. We have hypo allergic pillow and mattress covers that help him sleep but he still wakes up with a puffy face. I am so glad 3M gave me this filtrete tower air purifier to try. It is truly the next step in doing all we can do to help him get a good night slee...
5/5
bxpt
4 years ago
walmart.com
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Levoit Core 300
This thing is magic!
I bought 2 units for my 1 bedroom apartment and have been using them for six months. Historically, I've had a terrible dust mite allergy. Since I've been using these, my allergies are much better and my overall Ige levels are down to the lowest level they have been in 15 years! Good price point. Pro...
5/5
jenjensf
2 years ago
walmart.com
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Effectiveness

3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 (Lowes)
Love it!
I bought this and did NOT get it free like others did. It does what it says it does. I have mine on high and it has different settings. It came with one filter and I bought a extra one. It is black and has a light. It has strong fans and a timer 2hour and 4 and 8 hour. It has 4 speeds of control cle...
5/5
testrite1
2 years ago
walmart.com
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Levoit Core 300
Reliable, Small-Space Purifier
The media could not be loaded. This is still the least-expensive, but most effective, out of now five air purifiers I’ve bought over the years. I like to do the “flashlight test,” with every air purifier I buy, because combating dust in my older Bay Area home is the main reason I bother with these m...
5/5
James
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Noise Level

3M Filtrete FAP-C03-A2 (Lowes)
Thick Filter, Nice Size for an Average Room, & Avoids Expensive Niche Brand Filter Systems!
I really like the idea of a normal furnace-filter company making their own room air purifier with super-sized versions of their filters, that they can offer at scale for more economical pricing and availability. And I don't like the idea of being tied to expensive niche brand filters that are very s...
4/5
Tiger
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Levoit Core 300
Doesnt reduce odors or effects of allergens
Very dissappointing. I am submitting this review for the unit and the extra pet filter. After 3 weeks, I haven't noticed any improvement of odor or air quality. I love in a 2 bedroom apartment and am using it in my living room. I have a dog and a couple other pets, and people in a downstairs apartme...
2/5
Funk
3 years ago
amazon.com
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