AllerAir Air Purifiers Buying Guide

AllerAir Air Purifiers Buying Guide
AllerAir Air Purifiers 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 needs.

AllerAir Air Purifiers by Room Size

AllerAir Air 4000 seriesCoverage - 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 as follows:
AllerAir AirTube SeriesAllerAir 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

AllerAir Filters 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 means. 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 series.

  • 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 chemicals.

  • 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 Air PurifiersAdditionally, the 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 carbon test kit
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 representatives.

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!

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