AllerAir Air Purifiers Buying Guide
||We understand that when it comes to
choosing an air purifier, you have a multitude of
options. Even within a given brand the selection can be
overwhelming. To help with this, we have put together a
quick and simple guide to understanding one of our most
option-heavy product lines, AllerAir Air Purifiers.
Quite simply, AllerAir makes excellent air purifiers.
Like all manufacturers, AllerAir air purifiers have
positives and negatives, but overall the product is a
solid one, particularly for more sensitive allergy and
asthma sufferers. With that being said, we hope that
this helps you sort through your options and can more
easily choose the AllerAir air purifier that will best suit your
AllerAir Air Purifiers by Room Size
|Coverage - AllerAir initially breaks down all their
products down by size. The exact coverage area and air
exchanges per hour will vary depending on the dimensions
of the room where you want to use the unit as well as
whether or not you need smoke or chemical filtration. As
a rule, smoke or chemical filtration will reduce the
effective coverage area. A general guide for capacity is
|AllerAir 6000 Series - Effective up to 1800 square feet
AllerAir 5000 Series - Effective up to 1500 square feet
AllerAir 4000 Series - Effective up to 1200 square feet
AllerAir AirTube Series - Effective up to 200 square feet
AllerAir Air Purifiers Filtration and Naming Explained
Filter Media - Corresponding to the coverage of each AllerAir series is the amount of
AllerAir filter media. So, the series with the most filter
media is the 6000. Next comes the 5000, then the 4000 and lastly the AirTube series.
Size - The next criteria which differentiates the AllerAir air
purifiers is the actual size of the units. Generally speaking, the
6000 Series will be the largest and heaviest. Keep in mind that the
larger size allows it to filter more air, so the effective output of
air from the 6000 Series will be higher than any of the others. The
5000 Series steps down from the 6000 in both regards, and the 4000
Series will be the smallest and lightest of the three.
Alpha Coding (Naming) - Each AllerAir series comes with multiple
letter designated models. This is a simple breakdown of what each
There are two sizes of media filters in AllerAir units. Each series
has a specific standard filter depth, and then for an extra deep filter, AllerAir uses
a letter designation:
D - Extra Deep filter. Units with the "D" classification have a
thicker filter than what comes standard.
There are also two carbon classifications within each AllerAir
EXEC - is a standard carbon blend. This is used to designate the
basic carbon blend that AllerAir uses in its air purifiers. This
blend offers excellent, broad range particle filtration.
VOCARB - is a blend of carbon specifically designed to filter
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's). This blend still offers good
particle filtration, but is designed to also handle harmful
There are three additional classifications you will find with
AllerAir air purifiers.
DS - Units with the "DS" classification are designed to handle smoke.
Those most concerned with smoke filtration, whether tobacco or
otherwise, would want to look for models with this designation.
UV - These units have a UV Light. UV lamps alter the DNA of
pathogens to render them harmless. Customers concerned with bacteria
and viruses would benefit from the UV option.
MCS - Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. As of now, there is only one AllerAir
model that offers MCS, the
Allerair AirMedic MCS Series Air Purifiers.
PLEASE NOTE: The AirTube series is essentially a portable line of air
purifiers. For cubicles, home offices, dorm rooms or small work
areas, this unit is a great fit. For room filtration your best
options are the 4000, 5000, and 6000 Series.
Allerair AirMedic line of air purifiers is best suited for those dealing
with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity as well as more severe allergy
sufferers. These units are specifically designed to deal with the
filtration needs of these individuals.
AllerAir offers a carbon test kit. Some people will find that even
specific types of carbon will agitate their condition. This kit
consists of several different carbon blends, and once ordered the
price of the kit is deducted from the cost of any purifier you
subsequently purchase. AllerAir offers this in the hopes to not only
best meet your needs but to save the time and hassle of possibly
returning a unit due to an incompatibility.
Finally, most people find that the AllerAir 5000 Series is best value of all AllerAir models offered. It offers excellent filtration and coverage
at the best price point. The AllerAir 6000 Series is best for the most
intense air filtration situations, and the AllerAir 4000 Series is your best
option when space limitations are a concern. All AllerAir models are
highly customizable. We hope that this helps you to better
understand your air purifier options. As always, if you have any
questions, please contact one of our customer service
AllerAir Air Purifier Health Benefits
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), since we live and work in buildings that are sealed tightly for
energy efficiency, air pollution levels are two to five times higher inside the home than out (and sometimes they can be
100 times higher!). We take 9 out of 10 breaths indoors, inhaling about two table spoons of airborne particles a day.
Airborne particles include allergens like mold spores, pet dander, dust mite allergen, and pollen.
Because the founder of
AllerAir Technologies designed the first AllerAir air purifier for his wife who suffered from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS),
he realized that people need an air purifier that effectively eliminates irritating gases, toxic chemicals, odors and smoke as
well as airborne air particles. The AllerAir MAC-B carbon filter contains the most activated carbon in the industry and
effectively filters air impurities in the form of gas, odor, vapor, or smoke. AllerAir air purifiers do not off-gas toxic
chemicals, nor do they emit ozone, a powerful lung irritant that should be avoided by allergy and asthma sufferers.
AllerAir air cleaners will rid your air of hundreds of different impurities and toxic chemicals and help you breathe better. Volatile
Organic Compounds (VOCs) can enter the air from cleaning products, new carpet, new furniture, adhesives, plastics, and building
materials. Many VOCs, such as formaldehyde, can lead to cancer and other illnesses after repeated exposure. Secondhand tobacco smoke
contains hundreds of toxic chemicals and many carcinogens; luckily, AllerAir air purifiers can absorb smoke, tar, fine ash, and
other airborne particles.
Besides the specially formulated MAC-B carbon filtration, AllerAir air purifiers provide true medical-grade
HEPA filtration, eliminating dust, mold, animal dander, pollen, bacteria, viruses, and other disease-causing microorganisms. To
learn more about the health benefits of air purification, see Why Indoor Air Quality Is Essential for Your Health, Air Purifiers
and Allergy Relief, and these interesting Indoor Air Quality Facts.
AllerAir - Optional UV Lamp
In 1903, Neils Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for using UV light (ultraviolet radiation) to sterilize the bacteria that causes
tuberculosis. Hospitals, medical offices, and laboratories have been using germicidal UV lamps to sterilize air and water for over 50 years. Inside the
AllerAir air purifier, the UV lamp sits above the filters and emits a certain wavelength of energy, ultra-violet energy, which breaks down organic matter
and destroys the DNA of biological contaminants. You won't have to change the UV bulb frequently since the average life
span of a UV bulb is 10,000 hours.
AllerAir Air Purifier Construction and Materials
The cylindrical shape of the compact yet powerful AllerAir air purifier provides maximum airflow, and rolling casters provide
easy, scuff-free movement. Easy to operate and maintain, the affordable AllerAir air purifier will last for years. The HEPA filter
lasts 3-5 years before needing to be replaced; the carbon filter lasts 1 to 3 years, depending on the environment; and the pre-filter
lasts 2-3 months but you can extend the life of the pre-filter by vacuuming it with a
HEPA vacuum cleaner.
Additionally, AllerAir replacement filters are less expensive than most replacement filters, and since the carbon filter and the
HEPA filter are separate, you can use only the carbon filter if you wish and save money by prolonging the life of your HEPA filter.
Join the Clean Air Club, our free filter replacement reminder
program, and we'll automatically notify you when its time to change your filters.
All AllerAir air purifiers come with a 10-year
warranty on parts and 5-year warranty on labor, and the all metal, durable housing is guaranteed not to off-gas harmful chemicals.
The AllerAir air purifier does not produce any
ozone, a lung irritant emitted by some air cleaners,
nor does it consume much electricity. In fact, the AllerAir motor consumes 95 watts of power about the same as a single
100 watt light bulb. You can run your AllerAir air purifier constantly for only pennies a day!