There are many HEPA air purifiers that are designed to merely comply with the filtration standards set forth for “true” HEPA filtration systems. However, this is not the aim of the IQAir New Edition HealthPro Plus Air Purifier. This particular filter blows away the crowd with almost impossibly effective particle filtration down to a size of 0.003 – microns, which is about 100 times better than your average HEPA air cleaner. But, as we explain below, that’s not all that makes this the filter of choice among leading health associations. For more information about this air purifier and why it’s worth admittedly stiff price tag, please keep reading.
IQAir New Edition HealthPro Plus Specifications
The Swiss-made IQAir New Edition HealthPro Plus is in our view the most impressive residential home air purifier currently available.
First off, like other IQAir models, this air purifier has an unrivaled ability to take down impossible small particles out of the air. For instance, this system uses medical-grade HEPA filtration that easily clears the Department of Energy (“DOE”) true HEPA standard of at least 99.97% for particles down to 0.3 microns in size. In fact, the whole system is rated to filter 99.5% of particles down to 0.003 microns!! This is almost absurd – and is roughly 100X better than your typical “true” HEPA filtration system!
However, the HealthPro Plus has something other IQAir models don’t – a V5-Cell™ Filter. This filter uses a MultiGas™ granulated carbon and impregnated activated alumina media that is outstanding for absorbing various kinds of odors, fumes and chemical contaminants.
Just take a look at what the HealthPro Plus can do to a room intentionally filed with smoke and noxious fumes:
But unparalleled small particulate and odor control isn’t all that the HealthPro Plus offers. This purifier is also constructed with longevity and user convenience in mind. The filter itself has been designed to achieve 38% longer filter life, and this model is also quieter than ever, with 32% less noise reported for all 6 fan speeds. As a result, you don’t have to worry about sleeping in the same room with this unit.
Likewise the body of this purifier is modular, so you can simply and quickly access and change filters. Further, the materials uses throughout the HealthPro Plus are extremely durable and resist wear. The tower is also fitted with rolling casters for easy mobility.
With all of these features and performance, it’s not surprising that the HealthPro series is the filter of choice for the major air quality associations. In fact, IQAir is the only air cleaning technology endorsed by the American Lung Association. There can be no better indicator of quality than this. Finally, in the unlikely even you have any problems with your filter unit, rest assured that the HealthPro series is backed by a 5-year warranty (for residential use).
IQAir New Edition HealthPro Plus Reviews
Aside from the myriad of allergy/air quality associations that endorse this air purifier, consumers everywhere are praising it for its ultra-high performance and quality. Currently, this air cleaner has earned an average user satisfaction rating of 4.4 out of 5.0 stars on amazon.com based on a long record of 75 reviews to date. As you can see in the distribution of scores, nearly all of these reviews are 5-star.
Specifically, people rave about its ability to virtually sterilize home air, and rid it of odors and all other impurities. Allergy sufferers in particular are overjoyed with this unit, and overall the consensus is that it’s intelligently designed form the perspective of a user.
The very few negative comments are typically directed towards price and fan noise when the unit is operated at higher speeds.
Concluding Thoughts & Opinions
While this unit is a bit expensive for the average household, it’s value lies in the extreme level of ultra-small particle filtration it delivers, and it’s ability to absorb smoke, fumes or other harmful or offensive odors. In particular, if you suffer from allergies, asthma, or are simply sensitive to air quality, then we have no hesitation saying that the IQAir New Edition Health Pro Plus is easily worth the comparatively stiff up front price. There really is no more effective HEPA filter in it’s class.
And as far as operating costs, yes filter replacements are a pain, and they’re not cheap either, but given the longer life of this new model’s HEPA media, it’s still comparable to other high-performance HEPA units over the life of the unit.