Air purifiers comparison: 2000+ square feet coverage.


 

Airpura V600 Specific Chemicals Filtration Air Purifier

Airpura C600 Chemical Abatement Air Purifier

Airpura R600 All Purpose Air Purifier

Airpura T600 Tobacco Smoke Filtration Air Purifier

Aprilaire 5000 Air Cleaner

Phoenix Restoration Equipment -Guardian HEPA Air Scrubber

Air Purifier

Airpura V600

Airpura C600

Airpura R600

Airpura T600

Aprilaire 5000

Phoenix Guardian Air scrubber

Coverage (sq ft / m2)

2000 / 185

2000 / 185

2000 / 185

2000 / 185

2500 / 232

2625 / 243

Price

Filtration system

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·Carbon filter w/18lbs activated carbon

·True-HEPA filter

·Removes 99.97% of particles greater than 0.3 microns

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·Carbon filter w/26lbs activated carbon

·HEPA-barrier post filter

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·Carbon filter w/18lbs activated carbon

·True-HEPA filter

·Removes 99.97% of particles greater than 0.3 microns

·A fan moves air through the filters

·TarBarrier Pre-filter

·Carbon filter w/26lbs activated carbon

·HEPA-barrier post filter

·Electrostatic technology

·Pleat spacers

·Filtering media

·Control electrode

·Ionizer frame

·Removes 98% of particles greater than 0.1 microns

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·7.5lbs activated carbon filter

·True-HEPA filter

·Removes 99.97% of particles greater than 0.3 microns

Purifies

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles.

Removes heavy odors, germs, chemicals, and VOC’s.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles.

Removes heavy odors, germs, chemicals, and VOC’s.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles.

Removes heavy odors, germs, chemicals, and VOC’s.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles.

Removes heavy odors, germs, chemicals, and VOC’s.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of the household dust, bacterias and smoke particles.

Removes heavy odors, germs, chemicals and VOC’s

Air change per hour (Based on an average coverage ~2000 sq ft)

2

2

2

2

7

5

Filters price

Filters cleaning and (or) change

Clean pre-filter regularly, replace annually. Replace Carbon filter every 2 years. Replace HEPA every 5 years.

Clean pre-filter regularly, replace annually. Replace Carbon filter every 2 years.
Replace HEPA barrier annually.

Clean pre-filter regularly, replace annually. Replace Carbon filter every 2 years. Replace HEPA every 5 years.

Clean pre-filter regularly, replace every 3 months. Replace Carbon filter every 1-2 years. Replace HEPA barrier annually.

Replace filtering media annually.

Check filters regularly. Replace when needed.

Filters cost per year

Min $180

Min $242

Min $156

Min $250

Min $40

Min $150

Air delivery

Max 560CFM

Max 560CFM

Max 560CFM

Max 560CFM

Max 2000 CFM

Max 1400 CFM

Fan speeds

Variable

Variable

Variable

Variable

4

2

Noise level

28.1 – 62.3 dB

28.1 – 62.3 dB

28.1 – 62.3 dB

28.1 – 62.3 dB

From acceptable
till loud

Loud

Controls

Manual

Manual

Manual

Manual

Electronic

Manual

Air quality indicator

Filter change indicator

Auto mode

Programmable timer

Remote control

Carrying handle

Energy star

Energy usage (max)

120W

120W

120W

120W

60W

1400W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Ozone emission

None

None

None

None

None

None

Size (in / cm)

Height: 23 / 58

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 15 / 38

Height: 23 / 58

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 15 / 38

Height: 23 / 58

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 15 / 38

Height: 23 / 58

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 15 / 38

Height: 18 / 45

Width: 11.5 / 29

Depth: 31 / 79

Height: 39 / 99

Width: 25 / 63

Depth:25 / 63

Weight (lbs / kg)

45 / 20

45 / 20

45 / 20

49 / 22

36 / 16

121 / 55

Warranty

5 years on parts, 10 years on labor

5 years on parts, 10 years on labor

5 years on parts, 10 years on labor

5 years on parts, 10 years on labor

5 years limited

1 year limited

Pros

+Very powerful

+560CFM air delivery

+Carbon filter w/18lbs activated carbon

+Variable fan speeds

+Long warranty

+Casters

+Very powerful

+560CFM air delivery

+Carbon filter w/26lbs activated carbon

+Variable fan speeds

+Long warranty

+Casters

+Very powerful

+560CFM air delivery

+Carbon filter w/18lbs activated carbon

+Variable fan speeds

+Long warranty

+Casters

+Very powerful

+560CFM air delivery

+Carbon filter w/26lbs activated carbon

+Variable fan speeds

+Long warranty

+Casters

+Awesome air delivery, very powerful

+Low filter costs

+Filter change indicator

+Low energy usage

+5 years limited warranty

+Very powerful, max 1400 CFM air delivery

+Covers more than 2500 square feet

+7.5lbs activated carbon filter

Cons

High filter cost per year

Not many features

High filter cost per year

Not many features

High filter cost per year

Not many features

High filter cost per year

Not many features

Advanced filtering technology, does not purify as many pollutants as competitors

Not many features

Only 2 fan speeds

Huge energy consumption

Not many features

Loud

Only 1 year limited
warranty

Overall Rating (max 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

15% Price/performance

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

5% Design

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

35% Performance

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

15% Features

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

10% Noise level

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

Note: Though Clean Air Deliver Ratings (CADR) can be found for a large number of favorite brands, many of the most well-respected companies in the air purification field does not give CADRs to their purifier. This should in no way bias potential customers against them.


Summary:

Maximum performance, heavy carbon filters, powerful fans. Whole house air purifiers.


Airpura R600 All Purpose Air Purifier

Airpura R600 is very powerful, has 560CFM air delivery, carbon filter w/18lbs activated carbon, variable fan speeds, long warranty, casters.


Aprilaire 5000 Air Cleaner

Aprilaire 5000 has an awesome air delivery, very powerful, low filter costs, filter change indicator, low energy usage, a 5 years limited warranty.


Airpura V600 Specific Chemicals Filtration Air Purifier

Airpura V600 is very powerful, has 560CFM air delivery, carbon filter w/18lbs activated carbon, variable fan speeds, long warranty, casters.


Airpura C600 Chemical Abatement Air Purifier

Airpura C600  is very powerful, has 560CFM air delivery, carbon filter w/26lbs activated carbon, variable fan speeds, long warranty, casters.


Airpura T600 Tobacco Smoke Filtration Air Purifier

Airpura T600 is very powerful, has 560CFM air delivery, carbon filter w/26lbs activated carbon, variable fan speeds, long warranty, casters.


Phoenix Restoration Equipment -Guardian HEPA Air Scrubber

Phoenix Guardian Air scrubber is the most powerful air purifier, max 1400 CFM air delivery. It covers more than 2500 square feet. It has 7.5lbs activated carbon filter.


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