No of filtration Stages
What are we looking at?
The Philips AC3256/60 air purifier is a high-performance, premium air purifier in the top pricing tier. This is a powerful air purifier that is extremely effective at delivering clean, filtered air at a superior speed.
Able to handle huge spaces of up to 95 m/2, the Philips AC3256/60 air purifier can clean 99% of bacteria within 1 hour. It comes fitted with a 3 stage filtration process as follows; Preliminary Filter, Carbon Activated Filter and True HEPA Filter. If you’re not sure what these mean, check out our filter gide here!
How loud is it?
The Philips AC3256/60 air purifier has 3 modes of operation which are; General, Allergen and Sleep mode. On sleep mode the lights dim and the noise is reduced to just 33db. This is quiet enough to operate whilst sleeping without being disturbed in the night and is comparable to noise levels in a library. General mode can be used during the day without distracting the user from other daily activities and we would suggest using Allergen mode when rapid filtration is needed.
The Philips AC3256/60 air purifier is the largest on our list, measuring 80 x 48 x 34cm. Despite this, we believe it is one of the best looking, with a slightly futuristic, high tech feel. The user interface is controlled with touch-sensitive buttons and large numerical displays which are very easy to read.
A huge advantage of this air purifier is that it comes with an inbuilt air quality monitor which displays real-time PM2.5 data so that the user can monitor the quality of the air at all times. Stand-a-lone monitors like this usually cost over £100 on their own.
The Philips AC3256/60 air purifier can handle large spaces of up to 95 m/2 or around 1020 ft/2. Is it here that this air purifier stands out from the rest. If used in smaller spaces this machine would be extremely efficient, cleaning the air rapidly.
Working in parellel with the inbuilt air quality sensor, the Philips AC3256/60 air purifier can react automatically to changes in air quality. Boosting filtration when pollution increases and reducing power when the air is low in contaminants. It is extra features like these that, for us, justify the premium price tag.
Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)
The Philips AC3256/60 air purifier has a CADR of 367 m3/hour which beats the other air purifiers on our list hands down. This is by far the highest CADR in our top 6 and it’s this performance which helps justify the premium price. If you’re not sure what we mean by CADR, check out our guide here!
If you have the budget to accommodate this device then it is certainly one of the best air purifiers available on the market today. The exceptional CADR rating, inbuilt air quality monitor with automatic reaction to the air quality around it sets the Philips AC3256/60 air purifier apart from it’s competition!
Real time air quality monitor
Displays live PM2.5 data
Excellent CADR Rating
Can clean 99% of bacteria within 1 hour
Reactive to air quality
Will boost power automatically with increases in detected pollution
In the top pricing tier
Premium air purifier with a premium price tag
Largest air purifier on our list
A larger machine to accommodate the extra power