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IQAir – Full Product Line Review and Company Overview

IQAir is one of the few purifier manufacturers that establishes a benchmark for purifier performance. They also go above and beyond when it comes to safety, social responsibility, and standing behind thier products. We think they’re great and they’re one of the few manufacturers of a residential HVAC whole house HEPA purifier system. Because IQAir products are worth every penny of their premium price tag; we thought we’d tell you a little about the company before getting into their specific products.


HISTORY AND HIGHLIGHTS

The IQAir company began in 1963 when two brothers, Manfred and Klaus Hammes, formalized a small business they built around a simple invention. The product that started it all was a very simple air filter for residents of their home country, Germany. That filter attached to common household ovens with magnets to help reduce the coal ovens’ black dust buildup on the walls and surfaces of many homes. Manfred realized that his asthma symptoms decreased after using the machine and thus the two brother’s enterprise was born. IQAir slowly grew throughout Europe and eventually expanded into the United States. The company now manufactures top-of-the-line machines from its homebase in Switzerland.

IQAir specializes in residential and commercial air purifiers. Their products range from portable in-home purifiers to HVAC-based air cleaning systems. The company has partnerships with reputable organizations like the American Lung Association and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools. They have won awards including the Consumers Digest Best Buy Winner, Parent Tested, Parent Approved winner, and the Chinese government’s prestigious Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Contribution Award.


IQAIR FOUNDATION AND CLEAN AIR FOR KIDS

IQAir is dedicated to raising environmental awareness and improving air quality for everyone. The IQAir Foundation donates net profits from the Klaus Series Limited Edition air purifier and other resources to providing clean air to children. They also provide clean air technology to various other organizations. The Clean Air for Kids initiative focuses on clean air for schools and classrooms in underprivileged communities or environments with high levels of pollution. IQAir believes that education and resources are crucial to the improvement of clean air and health around the globe.


CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WARRANTY

Representatives are available by email or phone answer any questions that come up about your IQAir product. Residential air purifiers are backed by a 3-year warranty (one-year if used for commercial purposes) and commercial machines are backed by a two-year warranty. You can easily register your air purifier online and receive continual benefits.


RESIDENTIAL MACHINES

Of all the residential purifiers on the market, IQAir models are not the least expensive but they are some of the most powerful. Three different models make up the IQAir purifier line. Each model comes with a pre-filter and a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter which removes 99.97 percent of all airborne particles down to 0.3 microns. None of the machines emit ozone, a negative byproduct produced by some purifiers. IQAir purifiers are generally less aesthetically pleasing than competing brands but they make up for it with exceptional results.

iqair healthpro plus diagram

The Perfect 16 system is a whole-house air purifier that fits into your existing HVAC system. After a pre-installation evaluation and assessment, installation of the Perfect 16 can take less than a day. The installer will then use a laser particle scanner to prove that the air in your home has become 10 times cleaner within the hour. This options still qualifies as residential but requires a larger effort to install and maintain.


COMMERCIAL MACHINES

IQAir services a wide variety of commercial customer, from medical to education, office to hospitality. The company focuses on the needs of the client and encourages potential purchasers to consult IQAir quality experts to find the ideal solution for their organization or enterprise. They defy the “one size fits all” mentality and prefer to guide the customer based on need and preference. Products include compact “stand-alone air cleaners”, “high-capacity stand-alone air cleaners” and “high-performance air filtration for HVAC systems”, in addition to air quality instruments.


IQAir Whole House Plug-in Purifier Reviews

The three residential air purifier series are IQAir’s top sellers for in-home use. The IQAir website makes it easy to input your personal preferences and choose the best air purifier for your home. Whether you are in need of allergy or asthma relief, chemical pollutant removal or simply in search of a luxury design, IQAir has a powerful purifier for you.

HEALTH PRO SERIES

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The Health Pro purifier is IQAir’s most popular model. It comes in three different forms: the HealthPro, the HealthPro Plus and the HealthPro compact. It is considered number one for eliminating allergy and asthma pollutants from the air. The dimensions measure 28 inches high by 15 inches wide by 16 inches deep or H 24″ x W 15″ x D 16″ for the compact design.  The HealthPro purifier has a pre-filter which captures larger particles and prolongs the life of the primary filters.

Compact iqair healthpro plus

IQAir also offers the HealthPro in a compact mode. It’s great for smaller spaces… and budgets. Check it out on Amazon.com.

All three models have a HyperHEPA filter and the Plus has an additional V5-Cell Filter which specializes in reducing gas and odors. The HealthPro can clean the air of a room between 900-1000 feet and has a low-average noise level, making it perfect for bedrooms. The 3-D Ultra-seal design makes sure that all air passing through the machine is cleaned. With the added bonus of a remote control, the HealthPro series is one of the easiest and most effective air purifiers to use.

Pros

  • 3 model options
  • Great for allergy and asthma pollutants
  • Low noise level
  • H 28″ x W16″ x D 24″ (H 24″ x W 15″ x D 16″ for Compact)
  • Pre-filter
  • HyperHEPA Filter
  • V5-Cell Filter (for Plus)
  • Good filter life and easy to replace
  • 3-D Ultra-seal design
  • Zero ozone emission
  • 6 fan speeds
  • Filter life indicator
  • Remote Control

Cons

  • Higher fan settings create more noise
  • No gas filtration on standard HealthPro
  • Not the smallest or most aesthetically pleasing design
  • More expensive than competing brands

GC MULTIGAS

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The GC Multigas Series aims to reduce gas and odor in addition to chemical contaminants. This model has the same dimensions as the HealthPro and retains a very similar design. It utilizes a HyperHEPA pre-filter, four multi-gas filter cartridges and a post-filter sleeve set. Each of these filters uses activated carbon from bituminous coal which is most effective in eliminating gases, odors and chemicals.  You can adapt your filtration based on your personal needs.

The GC Multigas purifier can clean indoor spaces measuring up to 975 square feet. It also has the triple-seal filter technology and has a long filter life. This model also ensures 100 percent healthy technology without producing ions, ozone or UV. Additional features include 6 purification speeds, programmable timers and a remote control. The price of this machine is even higher than the HealthPro series but with the added benefit of intense gas and odor filtration.

Pros

  • Great for gas, odors and chemicals
  • Low noise level
  • H 28″ x W16″ x D 24″
  • Pre-filter
  • HyperHEPA Pre-filter
  • 4 Multi-gas filter cartridges
  • 3-D Ultra-seal design
  • Zero ozone emission
  • 6 fan speeds
  • Programmable timers
  • Remote Control

Cons

  • Higher fan settings create more noise
  • Filter replacements can cost more due to high power
  • Not the smallest or most aesthetically pleasing design
  • More expensive than competing brands

KLAUS SERIES LIMITED EDITION

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Klaus Hammes, the original creator of IQ Air, was the inspiration for the Klaus Series Limited Edition air purifier. This model combines the interior techology of the HealthPro Plus with the luxury wooden exterior designed by Jim Ipekjian. Mr. Ipekjian hand crafts each wooden cabinet made to house these limited edition air purifiers. This model not only comes with a beautiful design that will blend in well with most homes but 100% of the net proceeds go to the IQAir for Kids program. While this machine goes up even higher in price, it is a perfect way to combine top quality air purification with luxury design and donation to a worthy cause.

Pros

  • 3 model options
  • Great for allergy and asthma pollutants
  • Low noise level
  • H 28″ x W16″ x D 24″ (H 24″ x W 15″ x D 16″ for Compact)
  • Pre-filter
  • HyperHEPA Filter
  • V5-Cell Filter (for Plus)
  • Good filter life and easy to replace
  • 3-D Ultra-seal design
  • Zero ozone emission
  • 6 fan speeds
  • Filter life indicator
  • Remote Control
  • Luxury hand-crafted design
  • 100% of net proceeds go to IQAir for Kids program

Cons

  • Higher fan settings create more noise
  • No gas filtration on standard HealthPro
  • Not the smallest or most aesthetically pleasing design
  • More expensive than competing brands

FINAL THOUGHTS

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IQAir is a high-end air purifier company for residential and commercial use. While, they command a premium price but we think they’re worth every penny. The company manufactures powerful machines with innovative and effective technology. And, they’ve been doing so for decades… so chances are, they’ll be around for many more. 

The purifiers are not the smallest or most affordable options on the market but they are widely considered some of the most efficient and effective air purifiers available. Their interest in environmental education coupled with their extensive information and initiatives make it a good company to support.

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