CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

GermGuardian AC5900WCA VS. IQAir HealthPro Plus

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Winner:

IQAir HealthPro Plus

Reasons to buy IQAir HealthPro Plus:

  • button icon Very powerful filtration system
  • button icon Wide room coverage of up to 1,125 Sq ft
  • button icon Eliminates smells and chemicals from the air
  • button icon Air filters last for a long time
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Runners Up:

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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

IQAir HealthPro Plus

  • FOR LARGE ROOMS
  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
  • AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES
USABILITY
DRAW :
SAFETY
WINNER :

IQAir HealthPro Plus

  • CHILD LOCK
APPEARANCE
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
IQAir HealthPro Plus

Reasons why we like it:

  • FOR LARGE ROOMS
  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
  • AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES
  • REMOTE CONTROL
  • CHILD LOCK
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COMPARISON – GermGuardian AC5900WCA VS. IQAir HealthPro Plus

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

Uses a HyperHEPA Filtration system which is proven and certified to trap and remove almost all airborne pollutants (ultrafine) of size 0.003 microns in size at 99.97% efficiency

TIMER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

Features: (1) Time & Day Settings - set current time and day settings, (2) Automatic Timer ''Day-of-the-Week-Timer'' - deactivate Timer ON period on particular days of the week, (3) Timer ON / OFF (4) Speed Selection - it allows you to set fan speed for the Timer ON period.

FOR LARGE ROOMS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
No

Yes

Yes, its room coverage is 1,125 Sq.ft

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

The V5 Cell Filter (F2) is strong enough to capture and remove Cigarette odor from your room

ROOM SIZE AND AIRFLOW

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
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 size coverage is 1125 Sq.ft and It Delivers up to 780 cfm while at the lowest setting which consumes 27 watts. But when set at the highest speed - it will consume 215 watts.

FIGHTS GERMS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

HyperHEPA filtration technology is tailored for superior airborne particle removal. It is the only air purifier that removes ultrafine particles by 90%

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
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

Since it can trap and eliminate pollutants as small as 0.003 micron in size - it can easily capture and remove dust mites

REMOVES PET DANDER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

HyperHEPA filtration technology can capture and remove 99.97% of pet dander. So if you leave with pets, worry no more about Pet Dander

GETS RID OF POLLEN

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

Is good at eliminating pollen before it enters the air you breathe. So if you have Asthma – this is the right air purifier for you.

REMOVES SMOKE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
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

Reacts very well to smoke of all types; It could be smoke from the kitchen, bush fire or tobacco smoke

REMOVES MOLD

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it does remove mold effectively.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

Traps and removes allergens by 99.97%. The HyperHEPA filter system is tailored to eliminate all sorts of allergens including ultra-fine particles that are smaller than 0.1 microns

QUIET OPERATION

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
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

Has an average of 7% less sound across various fan speeds. It will operate quietly without reducing on its filter life and performance

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
No

Yes

You can wash or vacuum them to remove dust. The PreMax Pre-Filter traps large particles – so cleaning it once a week maintains the performance of the unit.

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
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

Air filters are well positioned at the back of the purifier making it very easy to remove and replace them.

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
No

Yes

It monitors and purifies air every after a few minutes. That is why it is a medical grade air purifier.

SLEEP MODE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
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.

No

WATTAGE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

27 Watts (on Fan Speed 1), 53 Watts (on Fan Speed 2) , 92 Watts (on Speed 3), 121 Watts (on Fan Speed 4) , 154 Watts (on Fan Speed 5) 215 Watts (on Fan Speed 6) and 1 Watt when the unit is on standby.

ENERGY STAR

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

It uses only 27 watts at lowest speed and 215 watt max at highest speed - thus save you lots of power.

IQAir HealthPro Plus

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
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

Sophisticated controls include: Programmable operating options, Filter-life monitoring, Color-coded lights

FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

The PreMax Filter Life LED - notifies you of the status of the PreMax filter while the HyperHEPA filter Life LED - notifies you on when to replace the HyperHEPA filter.

ECONOMICAL

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
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 power yet its air filters last longer so you won't spend any money soon buying air filters.

AFFORDABLE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

No

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

This is number one choice for allergy sufferers. It has received recognition for its ability to reduce allergens and other air contaminants

ALEXA COMPATIBLE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
No

Yes

You can easily adjust fan speed, program the unit and set schedules with a remote control.

FILTER LIFE - BASED ON USE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

PreMax Filter: 18 Months & V5-Cell: 2 Years & HyperHEPA Filter: 4 Years

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
No

Yes

Features control panel keys that can be locked to prevent tampering with settings. You can easily lock or unlock the control panel keys by pressing both the MENU & ENTER Keys simultaneously for at least 3 seconds.

OZONE FREE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

It does not emit off ozone gases and harmful chemicals to the environment – this makes it safe for every home.

IQAir HealthPro Plus

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
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

Premium design with an EvenFlow Diffuser and a triple-seal technology which eliminates air leakage

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
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

16 x 15 x 28 inches

WEIGHT

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

35 pounds

Overall Winner

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