Air purifiers comparison: 301-700 square feet coverage / $301-400 price

Air purifiers comparison: 301-700 square feet coverage / $301-400 price. 


 

 

Oransi Finn HEPA UV Air Purifier

Winix U450 Signature Large Room Air Cleaner with True HEPA 5-Stage Filtration, PlasmaWave Technology and AOC Carbon

Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier (SPA-550A)

Austin Air A200A1 Junior Unit Healthmate Junior Air Purifier

Air purifier

Oransi V-HEPA Finn

Winix U450

Rabbit Air BioGS SPA-550A

Austin Air Healthmate Jr.

Coverage (sq ft / m2)

400 / 37

450 / 41

550 / 51

700 / 65

Price

Filtration system

·A fan moves air through the air purifier

·Pre-filter

·HEPA-filter

·Germicidal UV lamp

·Ionizer

·Captures 99.97% of the airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger

·A fan moves air through the air purifier

·Anti-bacterial pre-filter

·True-HEPA filter

·Carbon filter

·PlasmaWave technology

·Captures 99.97% of the airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger

·A fan moves air through the air purifier

·Large particle pre-filter

·Activated carbon filter

·BioGS HEPA filter

·Negative Ion generator

·Captures 99.97% of the airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and larger

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Permafilt Pre-filter

·Medium particle filter

·About 6.5 lbs. of Activated Carbon and Zeolite

·Medical grade HEPA filter

·Removes 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns, and 95% larger than 0.1microns

Purifies

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

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of
household dust and smoke particles. Reduces airborne bacteria and particles that carry viruses. Absorbs low odors and chemical vapors.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, pet dander, dust mites and most of
household dust and smoke particles. Reduces airborne bacteria and particles that carry viruses. Absorbs low odors and chemical vapors.

Pollen, lint, hair, spores, mold, and fungi, pet dander, dust mites,
household odors, dust particles, bacteria, cooking odors, pet allergens, and odors, VOC’s, tobacco smoke, particles that can carry viruses.

Air change per hour (Based on an average coverage ~500 sq ft)

2

5

3

3

Filters price

Filters cleaning and (or) change

Replace pre-filter every 8 months, replace HEPA filter every 24 months.

Clean every 3 months. Replace filter annually.

Wash pre-filter every month. Replace HEPA and carbon filters every 18 months, clean them every 3 months.

To extend main filters life, you can buy pre-filter separately for $30. Replace filter kit every 5 years or more often.

Filters cost per year

$45

$120

$55

$33 – $60

CADR

Dust: 140

Smoke: 140

Pollen: 140

Dust: 291

Smoke: 298

Pollen: 343

Dust: 149

Smoke: 135

Pollen: 162

200CFM

Fan speeds

3

4

5

3

Noise level

40-60dB

29-56dB

22.8-48.6 dB

49-65dB.

Controls

Electronic

Electronic

Electronic

Manual

Air quality sensor

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Filter change indicator

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Auto mode

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Programmable timer

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Remote control

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Carrying handle

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Energy star

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Energy usage (max)

55W

110W

38.5W

80W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

Ozone emission

Negligible

Negligible

Negligible

None

Size (in / cm)

Height: 22 / 56

Width: 10 / 24

Depth: 7 / 18

Height: 25.6 / 65

Width: 18.9 / 48

Depth: 11.8 / 30

Height: 22.2 / 56

Width: 16.6 / 42

Depth: 9.8 / 25

Height: 16.5 / 42

Width: 11 / 28

Depth: 11 / 28

Weight (lbs / kg)

10 / 4.5

18.7 / 8.5

16.8 / 7.6

47 / 24

Warranty

10 years

5 years limited

5 years limited

5 years

Pros

+Space saving design

+Light weight

+Long filter life

+10 years warranty

+Energy star qualified

+Well built, great quality

+Attractive control screen

+High CADR ratings

+Powerful – can move a lot of air

+Many features – air quality sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, remote control

+Dimming light sensors

+Energy star qualified

+Great quality, very effective

+Well made electronic controls

+Uses only 38.5W on max speed

+Quieter than competitors

+Lot of features – air quality sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, timer, remote control

+Long filter life

+Energy star qualified

+Powder-coated Metal construction

+Excellent filtration

+Very long filter life

Cons

Ionizer produces ozone, but you can turn it off

Could be higher air flow and more fan speeds.

UV sterilizer may produce the chemical smell. But you can turn it off.

Quite large size

PlasmaWave produces ozone but can be turned off

PlasmaWave makes ticking sound

Quite expensive filters

Have to place it 2 feets from wall

Ion generator produces ozone, but can turn it off

Quite big size

Heavy

Not many features

No Energy star qualified

Overall Rating (max 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

15% Price/performance

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)

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)

35% Performance

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

15% Features

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

10% Noise level

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)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

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)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations

IndoorBreathing’s choice

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 do not give CADRs to their purifier. This should in no way bias potential customers against them.


Summary:

This category has very high-quality air purifiers with at least 5-year warranty. Read final words below for each air purifier.


Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier (SPA-550A)

Rabbit Air BioGS SPA-550A is the winner of this category. It is very effective and has great quality, well made electronic controls. Uses only 38.5W power on max speed. Rabbit Air BioGS SPA-550 is also quieter than competitors. It has a lot of features – air quality sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, timer, remote control. It has long life filter. Energy star qualified.


Austin Air A200A1 Junior Unit Healthmate Junior Air Purifier

Austin Air Healthmate Jr. doesn’t have a lot of features but it has powder-coated metal construction body, excellent filtration, and very long filter life. Also, this air purifier has about 6.5 lbs. of Activated Carbon and Zeolite that helps eliminate odors.


Winix U450 Signature Large Room Air Cleaner with True HEPA 5-Stage Filtration, PlasmaWave Technology and AOC Carbon

Winix U450 is well built with attractive control screen, has great quality. High CADR ratings. Powerful – can move a lot of air. It has many features – air quality sensor, filter replace indicator, auto mode, remote control, dimming light sensors. Energy star qualified.


Oransi Finn HEPA UV Air Purifier

Oransi V-HEPA Finn has space saving design, lightweight, long filter life, 10 years warranty. Energy star qualified.


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