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HEPA Air Cleaner / HEPA Air Purifier Comparison Chart

HEPA Air Cleaner / HEPA Air Purifier Comparison Chart

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Use this accurate chart to help you choose the best HEPA air cleaner or HEPA air purifier that will best fit your needs and for the lowest cost!

EZ Air TRACS Blue Air 501 Alen A375UV Ultra Rabbitair SPA-582A IQ Air Healthpro Plus Austin Air Healthmate AllerAir 6000 Exec UV NQ Clarifier Commercial Honeywell Enviracare 50250 Hunter Quietflo 401 Hamilton Beach TrueAir 04163
Cost $450 749 $499 $499 $390 $835 $449 $699 $699 $189 $239 $199
Air Flow (CFM) 250 250 388 n/a 208 240 250 1 400 2 350 250 260 140
Certified HEPA YES YES No No No Yes No No No No No No
UV Lamps, # and watts No YES.   Two 9w No Yes, Two, wattage n/a No No No Yes One 20w Yes Two 9w No No Yes. One, wattage n/a
Location of UV lamps N/A Shining on HEPA Intake N/A After HEPA N/A N/A N/A After HEPA at exhaust After HEPA at exhaust N/A N/A After HEPA at Exhaust
Carbon LBS. 3 10.5 10.5 < 1 < 1 2 5 15 18 15 < 1 < 1 < 1
Separate Carbon & HEPA YES YES Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tools Needed for Maintenance NO NO No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes 4 No
Filter Indicator YES YES No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Filter indicator based on timer or differential pressure switch Pressure Switch Pressure Switch N/A Timer Timer Timer N/A N/A Pressure Switch Timer Timer Timer
Ionizer NO NO Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Keypad Controls No YES No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No
Air Changes per Hour (ACH) in 400 sq. ft room 5 4.7 4.7 7.3 4 4 4.5 4.7 7.5 6.6 4.7 4.9 2.6
Annual Cost 6 $68 $103 $263 $157 $171 $178 $36 $476 $288 $88 $144 $135
Actual cumulative 5 year maintenance costs 7 $339 $515 $1315 $785 $855 $890 $179 $2,380 $1,440 $440 $720 $675
Made in USA YES YES No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

1 Manufacturer’s noted air flow is 250 cubic feet per minute

2 Air Flow is measured without filters installed

3 Recommended amount of carbon used annually

4 Scissors are needed to cut Prefilters to size

5 Assumes 8 foot ceiling

6 Annual Replacement costs assume 10 to 12 lbs of carbon replacement annually (or Manufacturer’s recommendations if sooner), HEPA replacement every 3 years, and Manufacturer’s recommendations for Prefilter  and UV Lamp replacement. Pricing comes from Manufacturer.

7 Actual cumulative 5 year maintenance costs assume minimum 10 lbs of carbon used annually, HEPA replacement every 3 years, and Manufacturer’s recommendations for Prefilter and UV Lamp replacement. Pricing comes from Manufacturer.  It is the typical maintenance costs incurred from the time you turn the unit on the first day and turn it off five years later.

Additional Resources

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