Pollution and respiratory illness are everywhere these days. More and more people are suffering from asthma, allergies, and other respiratory diseases. Because of this, many people rely on air purifiers in order to breathe a clean and fresh air.
Allergens, unpleasant odors, and other unhealthy airborne contaminants are some of the primary factors that contribute to the degradation of the quality of air in your home. The GermGuardian AC490OCA helps eliminate the allergens, odors and other contaminants from the air. This amazing air purifier comes with a three-stage filtration system that consists of charcoal filtration, HEPA filtration, and UV-C light treatment, all of which help in scrubbing the air clean.
The GermGuardian AC4900CA offers users numerous convenient features designed to help home and office owners purify the air easy and hassle-free. The unit has all the features that can entice anyone, especially those suffering from allergies and other respiratory diseases. This article will further discuss the features and benefits of this unit.
Design and Construction
The GermGuardian AC4900AC sports a slim tower design. The unit measures 21.75 inches in height, 8.875 inches in length and 7.125 inches in width. It comes with a sleek and stylish design that suits well in any interior design. It also features a UV-C on/off switch turns on and off the UV-C light treatment feature. The design and construction of the GermGuardian AC4900CA make the unit a lightweight and portable air purifier.
Advanced Three-Stage Filtration System
The three-stage filtration technology follows a comprehensive system. On the first state of the filtration process, the air in the room passes through an activated charcoal pre-filter, which effectively captures large contaminants from the air such as dust, lint, and pet dander. The filter is made from a high-quality absorbent charcoal material that absorbs unpleasant odors in the household stemming from cooking, chemicals, and pets.
The second stage of the filtration process will allow the air to pass through a true HEPA filter. The said filter is designed in a way that it captures approximately 99.97% of allergens, dust and other contaminants from the air. The HEPA filter has the capacity to capture particles as small as 0. Microns. Some of the contaminants that the filter is able to capture include dust, mold, pollen, pet dander and tobacco smoke.
The next and final stage in the filtration process is treating the air with the help of UV-C or ultraviolet germicidal light. UV-C helps in eliminating airborne bacteria and viruses such as but not limited to E. coli, rhinovirus, and streptococcus. The GermGuardian AC4900CA will then release clean and purified air after the three stages of the filtration process.
UV-C Light Technology
UV-C light technology is just one of the few innovations that the GermGuardian AC4900CA have. Ultra Violet light is known for eliminating germs on surfaces, either in water or in the air. It is also known to effectively eliminate thin-walled viruses and bacteria which are considered to be the leading causes of diseases like bronchitis, meningitis, pneumonia, stap, and tuberculosis. The idea behind this is that UV-C light eliminates germs instantly by altering the germ’s genetic structure. The UV light also activates the Titanium Dioxide or TiO2 in the combination filter to help combat the growth and spread of germs, mold, and bacteria. Last but not the least, UV-C light also helps eliminate foul odors caused cooking, cigarette smoke, and pets.
Filter and Bulb Replacement Indicator
The GermGuardian AC4900CA also comes with a filter and bulb indicator. This feature is extremely handy as it would be able to notify you if it is already the right time to replace the filter and the UV-C light bulb. The filter may need to be replaced every 6-8 months, depending on the frequency of use of the air purifier. If you use the air purifier on a daily basis, you will likely need to change the filter more often.
Another advantage of GermGuardian AC4900CA is that it is effective in getting rid of odors, making it an ideal companion to pet owners with the help of the unit’s charcoal filter. It is natural for animals to produce smells. If you have pets at home like birds, cats, dogs, hamsters and other pet animals that produce foul odors, the GermGuardian AC5000E can help capture and trap the odor within the air. It can also help you eliminate dander which contributes to allergies.
Pros and Cons
- Features a slim tower design making it easy to store and transport
- Comes with filter replacement indicator
- Effective in eliminating germs and viruses from the air
- Eliminates odor effectively
- Silent operation
- Needs to replace filters every 6 months
Overall, the GermGuardian AC4900CA is a highly recommended air purifier for any home or office owner, especially for those suffering from allergies and other respiratory diseases. The unit is also ideal for pet owners. Ideally, there is no such thing as a perfect purifier as each unit comes with its own fair share of ups and downs. The GermGuardian AC4900CA is no different, but the air purifier has consistently been providing quality performance to its users. If you are looking for a inexpensive yet effective purifier, this one fits the bill just right.