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Vornado PCO500 Silverscreen Enhanced HEPA Air Purifier

  • Item #: 870-0013
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  • Enhanced HEPA 4 Stage Filtration
  • Combining titanium dioxide with UV light
  • Advanced Dust & Odor Sensors
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    Vornado PCO500 Silverscreen Enhanced HEPA Air Purifier

    The Vornado® PCO500 Enhanced HEPA Air Purifier destroys what HEPA alone can’t capture by combining certified True HEPA filtration with an advanced carbon filter and Vornado's patented, UV-activated Silverscreen™ media to remove or destroy a broad spectrum of allergens, bacteria, viruses, smoke, odors, gases, and VOCs. Vornado®'s PCO500 Silverscreen™ combines titanium dioxide with UV light to terminate airborne allergens, harmful gases, viruses and bacteria.  

    PCO500 Silverscreen™ features advanced sensors to monitor dust and odor levels and adjust fan speed accordingly, touch-sensitive controls, low or no light-activated Sleep Mode, turbo Quick Clean fan speed, and more, providing you with the healthiest air from Vornado. Ideal for any room up to 265 sq. ft. 

    Vornado PCO500 Silverscreen Enhanced HEPA Air Purifier - A Closer Look

    • Whole Room Air Purification - up to 265 Sq. Ft.
    • Silverscreen™ Photocatalytic Oxidation with UV Attack and Destroy Airborne Contaminants
    • 2 True HEPA Filters Capture 99.97% of Airborne Particles
    • 2 Advanced Carbon Pre-Filters Capture Odors
    • 4 Airflow Settings with Control Lock Option
    • Automatic Dust and Odor Sensing Modes
    • Filter Replacement Notifications

    Instructions ‒ Vornado® PCO500 Silverscreen™ Enhanced True HEPA Air Purifier

    Please see Owner's Manual tab for the owner's guide on the PCO500, including full instructions on changing the filters, UV Bulb and Silverscreen™ Trays. For best results, locate unit at least 6 inches (15.24 cm) away from any wall or furniture.

    General on Cleaning Permanent Pre-Filter:

    • Regular maintenance helps to ensure your air purifier continues performing at its best. Keep the area surrounding the air purifier clean. Also, periodically wipe down the exterior of the unit with a soft, damp cloth, and be sure to vacuum any dust buildup on the exterior or interior of the unit, especially on the air intake grilles located on each side.

    • The large permanent pre-filter is the first filter you see when you remove the unit's front panel. Its job is to capture large particles, thus preserving the life of the HEPA and Advanced Carbon filters. Periodically inspect the permanent pre-filter, and rinse with clean water or vacuum using your vacuum's brush attachment to keep the machine performing well and to save on filter replacements.

    Replacement Parts and Frequency:

    The PCO500 comes equipped with four (4) indicator lights that alert you when it's time to replace the filters, UV bulb, and Silverscreen™ trays. Indicators will light based on actual time of use, and assume the following normal usage, running 24/7.

    • HEPA Filters (2 required ‐ Vornado Part # MD1-0022) ‒ indicator illuminates after 9,000 hours of run time (about once per year).

    • Advanced Carbon Filters (2 required ‐ Vornado Part # MD1-0027) ‒ indicator illuminates after 9,000 hours of run time (about once per year).

    • UV Bulb Tray (one required ‐ Vornado Part # MD1-0026) ‒ indicator illuminates after 9,000 hours of run time (about once per year).
      Note: To ensure the effectiveness of the UV spectrum, the UV Bulb Tray should be replaced according to the unit's alert notification even if the bulb is still functioning.

    • Silverscreen™ Trays (2 required ‐ Vornado Part # MD1-0024 [2-Pack]) ‒ indicator illuminates after 45,000 hours of run time (about once every 5 years).

    Please remember that service life is related to the volume of air that passes through the air purifier and the amount of contaminants in the air. If your indoor air has an unusually high level of airborne particulates, smoke or gaseous contaminants, service life may be shortened, and likewise may be lengthened when air pollutants are typically lower.

    All genuine Vornado replacement parts for the PCO500 are available through ACHOO Allergy.

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    Vornado PCO500 Silverscreen Enhanced HEPA Air Purifier Specifications

    Model: PCO500 Siverscreen™
    Provides Relief From: Asthma, Bacteria & Germs, Dust Allergies, Dust Mites, Fragrances & Odors, Mold & Mildew, Pet Dander, Pollen
    Room Size: up to 265 sq. ft. (approx. 15' x 18')
    Recommended For: Allergies, asthma, smoke, odors, gases, some VOCs, viruses, bacteria, overall air quality
    Best Fit: Recommended for those with more serious allergies, asthma, COPD or other respiratory or health issue, or anyone wanting cleanest air
    True HEPA Filtration: Yes
    Particle Filtration Efficiency:
    Particles - 99.97% to 0.3 microns
    Bacteria, Viruses, VOCs, Gases - to 0.001 microns
    Particle Removal: Dust, dust mite allergen, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, bacteria, viruses
    Gas and Odor Removal: Smoke, fumes, chemical vapors, household odors
    VOC Removal: Yes
    Optional Filters: No
    Unique Features / Benefits:
    Tested & verified to perform at True HEPA standard
    Silverscreen™ + UV kill germs and enhance odor reduction
    Particle and/or Odor detection with auto fan speed adjust
    Long-life filters & replacement alerts
    Fourth Quick Clean fan speed
    CADR: Dust rating: 178
    CADR: Pollen rating: 194
    CADR: Smoke rating: 172
    ACH (air changes per hour): ACH per room size:
    4.3 ACH - 324 sq. ft.
    5.4 ACH - 256 sq. ft.
    6.9 ACH - 196 sq. ft.
    9.4 ACH - 144 sq. ft.
    13.6 ACH - 100 sq. ft.
    Airflow (cubic feet per minute): 78-184 cfm
    Filtration System:

    4-stage filtration:

    2 Permanent pre-filters

    2 True HEPA filters

    2 Advanced Carbon pre-filters

    Silverscreen™ media with UV light-activated Titanium Oxide

    Number of Filters to Replace:
    4 (2 HEPA & 2 Carbon filters)
    UV Bulb
    2 Silverscreen™ Trays
    Replace HEPA Filter: Every year (continuous use)
    Replace Pre-Filter: Every year (continuous use)
    Replace Other Filters: When used continuously:
    • UV Bulb - every year
    • Silverscreen™ Trays - every 5 years
    Dimensions (H x W x D): 24" H x 15.47 " W x 11.74" D
    Product Weight: 19.55 lbs
    Noise Level - (min-max decibels):
    Low 46 dB(A)
    Med 55 dB(A)
    High 60 dB(A)
    Turbo 64 dB(A)
    Controls: Touch-Sensitive Controls with LED display
    Remote Control: No
    Number of Fan Speeds: 4
    LCD Display: No
    Clock: No
    Programmable Cycles or Timer: No
    Sleep Mode Yes - Light activated
    Auto Fan Mode (auto adjusts based on air quality): Yes - in conjunction with Particle and Odor Sensing modes
    Particle, Gas or VOC Detector: Particle and/or Gas/Odor Sensing Modes
    Filter Status Indicator: Yes - 4 LEDs (Carbon Filter, HEPA Filter, UV Bulb, Silverscreen™ Trays) - located on top of unit
    Filter Reset function: Yes
    Other Indicators:
    Power On
    Airflow/Fan speed
    Particle Sensing Mode
    Odor Sensing Mode
    Door Ajar
    Sleep Mode
    Control Lock
    Other Features:
    Touch-Sensitive Controls
    Control Lock - saves settings
    Auto light dimming of controls - press any button to re-illuminate
    Safety shut-off when door ajar
    Casters or Handles: Yes - handle at rear-top
    Air Inlet: Side grilles
    Air Outlet; Top
    Housing Construction: Plastic
    Fan / Motor Assembly: 4-speed, PSC, Class A motor 700-1600 RPM
    Energy Consumption (watts):
    Low 67W
    Med 80W
    High 93W
    Turbo 121W
    Power Requirements: 120V
    Power Plug 6-foot power cord, 2-prong polarized plug
    Amperage 0.6 - 1.0 Amp
    Energy Star®: No
    AHAM-certified CADR: No - CADRs tested independently per ANSI/AHAM AC-1
    Approvals / Other Certifications: ETL listed. California ARB certified.
    Ozone Emission: None
    Manufacturer's Warranty: 5-Year Limited

    Vornado PCO500 Silverscreen Enhanced HEPA Air Purifier Additional Resources

    Vornado-PCO500-Silverscreen-HEPA-Air-Purifier User's Manual   Vornado-PCO500-Silverscreen-HEPA-Air-Purifier Owner's Manual