Poor indoor air quality has been held responsible for a variety of illnesses and allergic reactions that are experienced by people everywhere. Instead of stocking up on the latest medications to mask symptoms, some people have decided to attack the problem at its source by purchasing equipment that will help them to clean the air that they and their loved ones breathe. Besides gaining better respiratory health, cleaning indoor air reduces unpleasant odors that are caused by cooking, smoking and pets. The following air cleaning systems use the latest technology to physically filter out irritating particulates and eliminate health destroying bacteria, viruses and mold.
1. GermGuardian AC4825, 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System
The GermGuardian AC4825, 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System has all the bells and whistles of a professional quality air purifying system. The appliance comes with a prefilter, a charcoal filter and a True HEPA filter that cleans the air of dust particles, dust mites, pollen and even particulates produced by wood burning fireplaces. The filtration system of the GermGuardian AC4825, 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System catches over 99 percent of physical airborne pollutants down to three tenths of a micron in size. Additionally, the air cleaning system uses ultraviolet (UV) light technology to destroy the DNA and reproductive functions of bacteria and viruses which renders them harmless. This 22 inch model air cleaner is most effective in small to medium sized rooms.
2. O-Ion B-1000 Permanent Filter Ionic Air Purifier
The O-Ion B-1000 Permanent Filter Ionic Air Purifier combines energy efficiency with high performance air purification technology. For example, the relatively light weight air cleaner uses 7.5 W of power to clean physical particulates down to one hundredths of a micron. The appliance’s ionizer produces negative ions that allow the air purifier to remove pollutants from indoor air. The ionizer also has a filtration system that includes a washable permanent electrostatic dust collector rod and charcoal filter; the appliance needs no replacement filters which equates to significant cost savings for long term use. The ultra quiet air cleaning system has two speed functions to control air circulation.
3. GermGuardian AC5000E 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier System
The GermGuardian AC5000E 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier System has many of the features of previous model GermGuardian air cleaning systems, but the GermGuardian AC5000E 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier System is designed to clean larger spaces than some previous models. The unit stands 28 inches high. The system also has three speeds to control air circulation and a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 125. The higher CADR indicates that the appliance can filter out particulates like pollen, dust and tobacco smoke by products faster than lower rated air purifiers.
4. Honeywell 50250-S Round Air Purifier
The Honeywell 50250-S Round Air Purifier relies on a True HEPA filter to clean the air of 99.97 percent of mold spores, pet dander and dust down to three tenths of a micron in size. The round design of this air purifier allows air to flow into the machine efficiently from any direction in a room. The Honeywell 50250-S Round Air Purifier is capable of effectively cleaning spaces that are nearly 400 square feet in size. While the air cleaning system does not have permanent filters, the appliance comes with an automated detection system that alerts users when filter replacement is needed.
5. GermGuardian GG1000 Pluggable UV-C Air Sanitizer
The GermGuardian GG1000 Pluggable UV-C Air Sanitizer is a portable, ultra quiet air cleaner that is ideally used to remove airborne viruses, bacteria, mold spores and the odors caused by bacteria in small spaces like kitchens, bathrooms and pet areas. The unit plugs into standard outlets and requires no replacement filters. The UV-C light denatures viruses and bacteria in the air which leaves rooms clean and fresh smelling without chemicals.
6. Hamilton Beach TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator
The Hamilton Beach TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator is an air purifying system that uses three carbon filters to eliminate odors in rooms up to 10 feet by 10 feet in size. The air cleaner is designed to work continuously for months before filter changes are required. The Hamilton Beach TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator has a two speed control system that allows users to adjust air circulation, and it works with an optional fragrance cartridge. While the unit does not sanitize air, it filters the air via a simple design that uses about as much energy as a 15 W light bulb.
7. Honeywell Compact Purifier
The Honeywell Compact Purifier is designed to clean spaces of up to 85 square feet in size using a series of filters and ionization technology. A washable prefilter catches large airborne particulates, and the unit’s permanent HEPA filter attracts smaller pollutants that can be as small as three tenths of a micron. Users can choose to turn on the ionization function for more thorough cleaning. The easy to transport air purifier stands less than 10 inches in height.
8. Honeywell QuietClean Compact Tower Air Purifier
The Honeywell QuietClean Compact Tower Air Purifier is a light duty air cleaner with a CADR of 40. The air cleaning system operates using permanent, washable filters that capture respiratory irritants like dust, pollen and pet dander. Users of the Honeywell QuietClean Compact Tower Air Purifier can adjust air circulation via the unit’s two speed controls. Honeywell also includes a five year warranty with the purchase of this unit.
9. GermGuardian AC5250PT 3-in-1 Pet Pure True HEPA Air Purifier System
The GermGuardian AC5250PT 3-in-1 Pet Pure True HEPA Air Purifier System is a comprehensive air cleaning system for large spaces. This air cleaning appliance takes a high tech approach to tackling indoor pollutants, germs and odors. For instance, the unit uses a True HEPA filter to capture particulates down to three tenths of a micron in size, and the filter is treated with an antimicrobial agent that prevents the growth of mold on the filter. The air purifier’s charcoal filters and UV-C light help to eliminate odors as well as germs.
10. Enerzen Commercial Ozone Generator 3500mg Industrial O3 Air Purifier Deodorizer Sterilize
The ozone produced by the Enerzen Commercial Ozone Generator can quickly turn musty odors into fresh smelling indoor air. The air purifier has a steel casing that makes it rugged enough for use just about anywhere that there are standard outlets. The unit is designed to saturate unoccupied spaces with germ destroying ozone for a predetermined amount of time, and it comes with a built in timer to monitor cleaning sessions.