CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

GermGuardian AC5900WCA VS. Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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GermGuardian AC5900WCA

Reasons to buy GermGuardian AC5900WCA:

  • button icon It captures 99.97% of dust and allergens.
  • button icon Has 3-speed setting for customized performance.
  • button icon Covers small-to-medium sized rooms of up-to 338Sq.ft.
  • button icon It uses UV-C light technology to fight bacteria & germs.
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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Reasons to buy Germ Guardian AC5250PT :

  • button icon Affordable
  • button icon Ideal for allergic people
  • button icon Great for pet households
  • button icon Effective on litter box odors & other weird odors
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Germ Guardian AC5250PT

  • AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES
USABILITY
DRAW :
SAFETY
WINNER :

GermGuardian AC5900WCA

  • OZONE FREE
APPEARANCE
DRAW :

COMPARISON – GermGuardian AC5900WCA VS. Germ Guardian AC5250PT

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Features a True HEPA-Filter that eliminates 99.97% of allergens and other airborne-contaminants as small as 0.3-microns.

Yes

HEPA Filter that captures and removes up to 99.97% of allergens and other particles as small as 0.3-microns such as household dust, pet-dander, mold-spores and plant-pollens.

TIMER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

It also features a programmable-timer that can be set for 1, 2, 4 or 8 hours before the unit shuts down.

Yes

Comes with an inbuilt-timer that can be set from 1-to-8 hours depending on how long you want this device to purify your room air before it shuts down.

FOR LARGE ROOMS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
No

No

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Uses a Carbon-filter to trap and eliminate cigarette-odor and other household-odors from pets and cooking.

Yes

Uses an activated charcoal filter to capture and eliminate common odors including cigarette smoke odors.

ROOM SIZE AND AIRFLOW

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Designed for use in small-to-medium sized rooms of up-to 338Sq.ft. Additionally, this device can filter and circulate room-air for over 4X per-hour.

Yes

Room coverage is up to “180Sq.ft.” CARD rating; CADR Smoke - 116, CADR Pollen 128, CADR Dust - 126

FIGHTS GERMS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Uses UV-C light technology with Titanium-Dioxide to eliminate airborne germs, bacteria and viruses.

Yes

Uses optional UV-C light technology that works along with Titanium Dioxide to eliminate airborne germs like; staph, influenza, pneumonia and rhinovirus

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Its True HEPA filter eliminates 99.97% of dust-mites while the integrated Pre-filter helps to capture large dust-particles within air.

Yes

Uses a True HEPA Filter to capture and remove up to 99.97% of dust mites. Additionally, it also features a Pre-filter that helps to capture large dust particles.

REMOVES PET DANDER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Uses a True HEPA Filter to capture 99.97% of pet-dander and other airborne-pollutants down to 0.3-microns.

Yes

Uses a Pre-filter with an activated carbon layer to capture and remove pet-odors within your home hence making it a perfect appliance for pet-owners.

GETS RID OF POLLEN

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

The True HEPA Filter helps to destroy 99.97% of pollen and other airborne-allergens down to 0.3-microns.

Yes

Uses a True HEPA Filter to trap and eliminate pollen and other allergy-triggers within your home.

REMOVES SMOKE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Its Carbon-filter can eliminate cigarette and cooking smoke. This filter can also remove common household odors so as to provide you with fresh air.

Yes

Uses an integrated Pre-filter and Charcoal-filter to trap and eliminate cooking-smoke, cigarette-smoke and other types of smoke that may accumulate within your home

REMOVES MOLD

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Uses a HEPA-Filter and UV-C light technology with Titanium-Dioxide to eliminate 99.97% of mold-spores.

Yes

Uses a Hepa-Filter to capture up to 99.97% of allergens including mold. It also uses Pet Pure which is an antimicrobial agent added to the filter to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and odor-causing bacteria on the surface of the filter.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

The integrated True HEPA Filter can destroy 99.97% of allergens and other airborne-pollutants as small as 0.3-microns.

Yes

Uses a Hepa-Filter to remove 99.97% of allergens and other particles 0.3 microns from your home. This actually makes it a perfect home-appliance for allergy sufferers.

QUIET OPERATION

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

It features 3-speeds whereby the low-speed (speed-1) provides ultra-quiet operation making this unit perfect for use in areas that require optimum silence.

Yes

Operates quietly even when operating at the highest speed-setting. Also features an ultra-quiet sleep mode that operates at the lowest setting to provide you with optimum peace when sleeping.

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
No

No

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

To change its filters, you just need to take-off the front-panel by pushing on a clip and then pull to reveal the filters.

Yes

Features easy-to-change filters that will need to be replaced after 6-to-8 months or depending on the use of the product. In fact, these 3 filters can be easily accessed by pressing a lock and release button

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
No

Yes

Features an auto-mode that automatically captures and eliminates 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as 0.3-microns.

SLEEP MODE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

It features an ultra-quiet sleep mode that runs on lowest speed setting (speed-1) thus making this device perfect for use in bedrooms.

Yes

Features an ultra-quiet sleep mode uses the lowest speed-setting in-order to ensure optimum silence when you’re sleeping at night.

WATTAGE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Uses about 65-watts on the highest speed-setting and less than 8-watts at the lowest speed.

Yes

Uses 63-watts when operating on the highest speed-setting and it use 33-watts when running on the lowest speed setting.

ENERGY STAR

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

It has an energy star rating for low power-consumption even when running on the highest speed-setting.

Yes

Energy Star Certified because it meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US-EPA

Germ Guardian AC5250PT

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

The control-panel features several digital controls which include; fan-speed, UV-C on/off button, filter-replacement-indicator, Timer & a Power-button.

Yes

Controls include: A timer-set button, UV-C ON/OFF Button, Fan-speed button, Power on/off button and a filter-reset button. Modes include; the fan-speed mode, UV-C mode and ultra-quiet sleep mode.

FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Has a filter-change-indicator that will blink red to alert you that it’s time to replace the filters.

Yes

Features a filter replacement reminder that alerts you when it’s time to replace the filters. However, its only one single filter that needs to be replaced every 6-8 months

ECONOMICAL

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

It’s very economical because it consumes less power and even features a timer-option that help in the energy-saving process.

Yes

Uses less energy even with long-hours of performance and it is also very affordable.

AFFORDABLE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

This unit is affordable but equipped with some of the best technologies in air-purification.

Yes

It is very affordable compared to most air-purifier models within its range.

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

It uses a True HEPA filter & UV-C Technology to reduce on exposure to indoor asthma triggers.

Yes

It is perfect for allergy sufferers including Asthmatic People because of its UV-C light technology that works with Titanium Dioxide to reduce airborne bacteria, viruses, germs and mold-spores

ALEXA COMPATIBLE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
No

No

FILTER LIFE - BASED ON USE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

All its filters need to be replaced every 6-to-8 months depending on the use of the product.

Yes

All the filters in this device require a replacement every 6-to-8 months

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
No

No

OZONE FREE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Doesn't emit harmful- ozone because it UV-C technology converts it back to oxygen.

No

GermGuardian AC5900WCA

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

It has a portable, speaker-like tower design with a display-control-panel at the top, air-inlets at the back and air-outlets on the sides coupled with a stand at the bottom and a carrying-handle.

Yes

Tower design – fits in small spaces

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

Has a dimension of: 9.6"W x 16"L x 21"H coupled with a compact, black tower-shaped body made of durable ABS-plastic with a carrying-handle and stand.

Yes

28-inch tall with a small footprint coupled with a lightweight body

WEIGHT

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

13-pounds and this makes it lightweight and easy to transport.

Yes

10.55 pounds

Overall Winner

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