Top 5 Best Drum Air Purifiers Comparison


 

Airpura R600 All Purpose Air Purifier,

Austin Air HealthMate Plus Air Purifier (HM450)

Airpura T600 Tobacco Smoke Filtration Air Purifier

IQAir HealthPro Compact Air Purifier

IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier

Air Purifier

Airpura R600

Austin Air Healthmate Plus

Airpura T600

IQAir HealthPro compact

IQAir HealthPro Plus

Coverage (sq ft/m2)

2000 / 185

1500 / 140

2000 / 185

1240 / 115

1240 / 115

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

·Medium particle filter

·About 15 lbs. of Activated Carbon and Zeolite

·Certified HEPA

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

·A fan moves air through the filters

·TarBarrier Pre-filter

·Carbon filter w/26lbs activated carbon

·HEPA-barrier post filter

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·HyperHEPA filter

·Captures 99.5% of airborne particles as small as 0.16 microns and 99.97% as small as 0.3 microns

·A fan moves air through the filters

·Pre-filter

·HyperHEPA filter

·Captures 99.5% of airborne particles as small as 0.16 microns and 99.97% as small as 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 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, 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, mites and most of the household dust, bacterias, viruses, allergens.

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

Air change per hour (Based on an average coverage ~400 sq ft)

2

3

2

2

2

Filters price

Filters cleaning and (or) change

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

To extend main filters life, you can buy pre-filter separately for $33. Replace filter kit every 5 years or more often

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

Replace pre-filter every 6-12 months, HEPA every 2-4
years.

Replace pre-filter every 6-12 months, HEPA every 2-4 years.

Filters cost per year

Min $156

$65 – $120

Min $250

$90 – $170

$90 – $170

CADR rating

Max 560CFM

Max air delivery 400CFM

Max 560CFM

Max air delivery 240CFM

Max air delivery 260CFM

Fan speeds

Variable

3

Variable

6

6

Noise level

28.1 – 62.3 dB

50dB – 66dB.

28.1 – 62.3 dB

25-69 dB

25-69 dB

Controls

Manual

Manual

Manual

Electronic

Electronic

Filter change indicator

Air quality indicator

Auto mode

Programmable timer

Remote control

Carrying handle

Energy star

Energy usage (max)

120W

132W

120W

215W

215W

Voltage

120V

120V

120V

120V

120V

Ozone emission

None

None

None

None

None

Size. Height, Width and Depth (in / cm)

Height: 23 / 58

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 15 / 38

Height: 23 / 58.4

Width: 14.5 / 37

Depth: 14.5 / 37

Height: 23 / 58

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 15 / 38

Height: 24 / 60

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 16 / 40.5

Height: 28 / 71

Width: 15 / 38

Depth: 16 / 40.5

Weight (lbs / kg)

45 / 20

47 / 21

49 / 22

25 / 11

29 / 13

Warranty

5 years on parts, 10 years on labor

5 years

5 years on parts, 10 years on labor

5 years

5 years

Pros

+Very powerfull

+560CFM air delivey

+Carbon filter w/18lbs activated carbon

+Variable fan speeds

+Long warranty

+Casters

+Very powerfull, moves 400CFM air

+Covers large area

+15 lbs. of Activated Carbon

+Purifies allmost everything

+5 years warranty

+Very powerfull

+560CFM air delivey

+Carbon filter w/26lbs activated carbon

+Variable fan speeds

+Long warranty

+Casters

+Powerfull

+Covers large area

+6 fan speeds

+Filter change indicator

+Timer

+Remote control

+Carrying handle

+5 years warranty

+Powerfull

+Covers large area

+6 fan speeds

+Filter change indicator

+Timer

+Remote control

+Carrying handle

+5 years warranty

Cons

High filter cost per year

Not many features

High filters cost per year

Could be more fan speeds

Not many features

High filter cost per year

Not many features

High filters cost per year

No auto mode

High filters cost per year

No auto mode

Overall Rating (max 5)

(4.3 / 5)

(4.4 / 5)

(4.2 / 5)

(4.3 / 5)

(4.2 / 5)

15% Price/performance

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

5% Design

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

35% Performance

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

15% Features

(3 / 5)

(3 / 5)

(3 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

10% Noise level

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

(4 / 5)

(4.5 / 5)

(3.5 / 5)

(4 / 5)

(4 / 5)

Conclusions, recommendations

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.


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.


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.


Austin Air HealthMate Plus Air Purifier (HM450)

Austin Air Healthmate Plus is very powerful, moves 400CFM air. Covers large area. It has 15 lbs. of Activated Carbon. Purifies almost everything, 5 years warranty.


IQAir HealthPro Compact Air PurifierIQAir HealthPro compact is powerful, covers a large area, has 6 fan speeds, filter change indicator, timer, remote control, carrying handle. 5 years warranty.


IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier

IQAir HealthPro Plus is powerful, covers a large area, has 6 fan speeds, filter change indicator, timer, remote control, carrying handle. 5 years warranty.


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