Air purifiers comparison: 301-700 square feet coverage / $401-600 price

Air purifiers comparison: 301-700 square feet coverage / $401-600 price. 


 

 

Blueair Classic 403 HEPASilent Air Purification System, Allergy, Smoke and Dust Reducer,

Airocide APS-200 NASA Air Purifier for allergies, asthma and chemical sensitive individuals with Odor control

Oransi Max HEPA Large Room Air Purifier for Asthma, Mold, Dust and Allergies

Austin Air A250C1 Health-Mate Plus Air Purifier, Junior

Rabbit Air MinusA2 Peanuts Edition SPA-700A

Air Purifier

Blueair 403

Airocide APS-200

Oransi V-HEPA Max

Austin Air Healthmate Plus Jr.

Rabbit Air Minus A2 SPA700A

Coverage (sq ft / m2)

365 / 34

500 / 46.5

600 / 56

700 / 65

700 / 65

Price

Filtration system

·A fan moves air through the air purifier

·Ionizer, ion chamber

·Particle filter or SmokeStop filter

·Captures 99.97% of the airborne particles as small as 0.1 microns.

·A fan moves air through the air purifier

·A densely packed matrix of hollow glass tubes. (Photo-catalytic Reaction Chamber). No filters!

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·HEPA filter

·Activated carbon filter

·Ionizer

·Removes up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns.

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·Medium particle filter

·About 6.5 lbs. of Activated Carbon and Zeolite

·HEPA filter

·Removes 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·Medium filter

·BioGS HEPA filter

·Customized filter (toxin absorber, pet allergy, germ defense or odor remover)

·Carbon filter

·Removes 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns

Purifies

Dust, pollen, lint, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores. With SmokeStop filter removes heavy gaseous pollutants (cigarette smoke and other VOC’s).

Pollen, mold spores, dust mites, pet dander, viruses, bacteria, airborne microbes eliminate VOC’s.

Pollen, lint, mold spores, pet dander, dust mites, smoke, bacteria, remove gasses, light odors, and VOC’s

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

Pollen, lint, hair, mold spores, pet dander, dust mites, household odors, bacteria, light VOC’s and chemicals, smoke, viruses.

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

4

N/A

4

3

3

Filters price

Filters cleaning and (or) change

Change every 6 months

Once a year

Clean pre-filter every 3 months, change once a year. Change HEPA and carbon filters annually.

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

Clean pre-filter every month. Replace all other filters annually.

Filters cost per year

$120 – $240

$99

$90

$43 – $80

$85

CADR

Dust: 253

Smoke: 235

Pollen: 240

N/A

Dust: 230

Smoke: 230

Pollen: 230

200CFM

Dust: 200

Smoke: 193

Pollen: 201

Fan speeds

4

2

4

3

5

Noise level

32-52dB(A)

Max 41 dB(A)

34-53 dB(A)

49-65dB(A)

20.8-45.6dB(A)

Controls

Manual

Electronic

Electronic

Manual

Electronic

Air quality sensor

Filter change indicator

Auto mode

Programmable timer

Remote control

Carrying handle

Energy star

N/A

Energy usage (max)

80W

60W

90W

80W

47W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Ozone emission

None

None

Negligible

None

Negligible

Size (in / cm)

Height: 23 / 58

Width: 20 / 50

Depth: 11 / 28

Height: 19 / 47.5

Width: 7 / 17.5

Depth: 6 / 16

Height: 22 / 56

Width: 17 / 43

Depth: 8 / 20

Height: 24 / 60

Width: 11 / 28

Depth: 11 / 28

Height: 20 / 51

Width: 21 / 54

Depth: 7 / 18

Weight (lbs / kg)

33 / 15

9 / 4

18.5 / 8.4

24 / 10.9

19.4 / 8.8

Warranty

5 year limited

5 year

10 years

5 years

5 year

Pros

+Made of quality galvanized steel.

+Powerful fan.

+Built-in carry handles for easier move.

+Filter change indicator.

+Energy star qualified.

+Stylish, unique design

+Dark wood grain sleeve, grill made from anodized aluminium

+Light weight

+Available lot of accessories

+Powerful fan, good quality

+Good features – air quality sensor, auto mode, night mode, timer etc.

+Built-in carrying handle

+10 year warranty

+Very well made, built of quality materials

+Powerful, great purification

+Very well get rid of odors

+360° air intake

+Casters for easy move

+Colour choice

+Very little maintenance. Long filters life.

+Easy to use

+Quality materials

+Powerful, 5 fan speeds

+Great features – auto mode, remote control, air quality
indicator, light sensor, filter replacement indicator etc.

+Built-in carrying handle

+Automatically shuts off when the front cover is removed for safety.

+Energy star qualified

+Quieter than competitors

+Available wall mount

Cons

On first use you may notice a slight odor from the active
carbon.

It doesn’t have air quality sensor, auto mode, timer and remote control. Only simple knob for fan speeds.

For 33lbs (15kg) weight could be better casters than carrying handle.

It emits a faint chemical odor.

No data on the particle size removed from the air, or air
change per hour.

It doesn’t have air quality sensor, timer, and remote control.

No energy star qualified

Could be quieter lowest speed.

Bright display lights

Ionizer creates ozone. Can be turned off.

Does not have any
indicators, auto mode, timer or other features that competitors has.

Could be more fan speeds.

No Energy star qualified.

Louder than competitors

No timer

Creates ozone. But Ion generator can be turned off.

Overall Rating (max 5)

3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)

3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

15% Price/performance

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

5% Design

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 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 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

15% Features

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

10% Noise level

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 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)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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)

Conclusions, recommendations

Great performance

IndoorBreathing’s choice.

Best price.

Indoor Breathing’s choice

Note: Though Clean Air Delivery 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:

Air purifiers in this category are made from quality materials. They have a great performance.

Austin Air A250C1 Health-Mate Plus Air Purifier, Junior
Austin Air Healthmate Plus Jr. is very well made, built of quality materials. Powerful, great purification. Excellent for odor elimination. 360-degree air intake, casters for easy move, color choice, very little maintenance, long filters life. Easy to use.

Rabbit Air MinusA2 Peanuts Edition SPA-700A

Rabbit Air Minus A2 SPA700A is built from quality materials. The Air purifier is powerful, it has 5 fan speeds, great features – auto mode, remote control, air quality indicator, light sensor, filter replacement indicator etc. It has a built-in carrying handle. Automatically shuts off when the front cover is removed. Energy star qualified. Quieter than competitors. Available wall mount.

 


Oransi Max HEPA Large Room Air Purifier for Asthma, Mold, Dust and Allergies

Oransi V-HEPA Max is good quality with a powerful fan and nice features such as air quality sensor, auto mode, night mode, timer etc. It has a built-in carrying handle, 10-year warranty.


Airocide - NASA Air Purifier for allergies, asthma and chemical sensitive individuals with Odor control

Airocide APS-200 is very stylish with a unique design. Dark wood grain sleeve, grill made from aluminum. Lightweight. Available a lot of accessories.


Blueair Classic 403 HEPASilent Air Purification System, Allergy, Smoke and Dust Reducer,

Blueair 403 is made of quality galvanized steel. It has a powerful fan, built-in carry handles for an easier move, filter change indicator. Energy star qualified.


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