Nowadays, air quality highly deteriorated because of the presence of allergens, odors, and other unhealthy airborne pollutants. It is not only outdoor air quality that is being affected as even the quality of air indoors also suffers. Therefore, more and more people are suffering from allergies, asthma, and other similar respiratory ailments. Because of this, air purifiers have become in-demand in many homes. There are many brands and models of air purifiers available in the market. Each boasts different sets of features that can entice different people depending on their budget and needs. Today, we will review the GermGuardian AC5350B air purifier.
The GermGuardian AC5350B Review
The GermGuardian AC5350B comes with an enticing set of features that are designed to help homes and offices in improving indoor air quality with ease. The unit comes with features that can pique the interest of anyone, especially those suffering from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases. This article will tell you more what to expect with this air purifier unit.
Design and Construction
The GermGuardian AC5350B sports a slim tower design. It measures approximately 27.56 in height, 9.06 inches in length and 6.69 inches in width. The unit also sports a minimalistic and stylish design that perfectly suit a home or office interior design. It also comes with a UV-C on/off switch that allows the user to turn on and off the unit’s UV-C light treatment feature. The unit is made of high-quality ABS plastic material. Singe GermGuardian invested a great effort in the unit’s construction and design, you can ensure that unit is lightweight and portable.
Advanced Filtration System
The GermGuardian AC5350B is noted for its efficiency in purifying the air with its four different levels of filtration. The unit’s advanced filtration system helps in eliminating the allergens, household odors and other pollutants in the air. The unit’s filtration system follow a comprehensive process. First, the airborne particles will pass through the unit’s pre-filter which captures large particles like dust, pollen, and pet hair.
The second stage would be the unit’s activated carbon that comes with the pre-filter. The activated carbon is made from a premium-quality absorbent charcoal material that can effectively absorb different household odors caused by chemicals, cooking and pets. The next stage of the filtrations process would be the unit’s HEPA filter. In this stage, particles as small as 0.3 microns. The majority of the pollutants that the filter is able to capture include dust, mold spores, pet dander and plant pollen.
The last and final stage in the unit’s filtration process would be the UV-C or germicidal light. This feature helps in purifying the air from various airborne bacteria and viruses. After the air passes through the final stage, the GermGuardian AC5350B will then release the clean air for a fresher indoor air quality.
UV-C Light Technology
The UV-C light technology is perhaps the best selling factor of the GermGuardian AC5350B. This feature is known for its efficiency in killing germs on any surface, either in the air or in the water. This new innovation is effective in killing various thin-walled viruses and bacteria that cause diseases like bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis, and tuberculosis. UV-C light works in such a way that it eliminates germs by making some changes on the germ’s genetic structure.
Another great feature of the GermGuardian AC5350B is the charcoal filter. This feature eliminates different odors, making it an ideal equipment for those who keep pets at home. It is natural for pets to produce odors. If love taking care of pets like birds, dogs, and cats, the unit’s charcoal filter can help trap some odor. Not as good as other machines, but better than many. It can also effectively remove dander from the air which can help alleviate allergies.
Filter and Bulb Replacement
The GermGuardian AC5350B also feature a bulb and filter indicator. This feature provides the user with a notification if it is already time to have the UV-C light bulb and filter replaced. Generally, you will need to replace the filter at least once every 6-8 months, depending on how the user frequently use the air purifier. If you run the purifier all day every day, plan to replace the filter fairly often.
Other Great Features
The GermGuardian AC5350B also comes with five different fan speed ranges. You can choose to set the unit to ultra-quiet sleep mode if you want a decent amount of purifying power with no noise or you can set the unit’s purifying power to high with minimal white noise. The unit is also CADR rated at 125+ and is capable of purifying indoor air in a 193 square feet room.
Pros and Cons
Check out below for a summary of the pros and cons for the GermGuardian AC5350B.
- Captures allergens and other airborne contaminants that trigger allergy and asthma
- Sports a sleek and minimalistic design ideal for modern living space
- Ideal for small and large rooms
- Easy to replace filters
- Designed to remove only light household odors (not recommended for heavy odors)
Overall, we do recommend the GermGuardian AC5350B for a small apartment or office space. This unit is advantageous to those people suffering from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases. The air purifier is also an ideal partner to those who keep pets at home. Ideally, there is no such thing as a perfect air purifier as each unit comes with its own set of benefits and flaws.
Will this purifier disappoint you? No, not at all. However, if you can increase your budget a bit you can buy a much, much better machine. Take a look at the Austin Air Healthmate and Honeywell 50250-S, if you need more performance. Each dollar you spend on one of those machines returns a lot more performance than a dollar spent on a GermGuardian.