1. The IQ Air Pre Filter is actually a Hepa filter that is better than a lot of Hepa filters out there.
2. Powerful motor sits above it
3. The V-5 Charcoal filter eliminates gases and Volatile organic compounds often found indoors due to cooking and off gassing from new furniture and plastics.
4. The Hyper Hepa filter polishes the air to a degree that no other filters on the market can match.
What is the best home air purifier in the world? … Here’s a hint… It’s the IQ Air. Hands down, any standalone model of IQ Air is the best home air purifier in terms of complete air cleaning ability.
If you are following the nanoparticle pollution in the air, and have been convinced by the evidence about geoengineering, you will, like me, feel that air filtration and in particular, an IQ Air is a must have for everyone.
Aside from that, it really depends on what you want are looking for in an air filter. I would say for me, they are worth every penny just for the (now annual) forest fire smoke season. I have two IQ Airs and would be happy with one or two more.
The reason they are the best and why no competitor can touch them has to do with the patented “Hyper HEPA filter” IQ Air invented. No other filter, even others that rival it in price, can filter particles as small. This is really important to a lot of people who have the greatest sensitivities or who have medical conditions. Of course for healthy people who just want the best and the absolute cleanest air guaranteed, the IQ Air should be your first choice. For allergies and general air cleaning the Health Pro Plus model is probably going to be more than enough. If you have multiple chemical sensitivities, IQ Air offers the GC MultiGas with much larger chemical filters. But what distinguishes all IQ air filters from everyone else is the Hyper Hepa Filter.
The single thing distinguishes the IQ air from ALL other filters is that it filters the smallest particles.
The highest standard HEPA filter in a well-built high-end filter system will filter particles as small as 0.3 microns and that is very small. For a lot of people that is good enough….much better than a non-HEPA filter. The IQ Air Hyper HEPA Filter will filter particles down to 0.003 microns. That is 100 times smaller and is as small as a particle can get.
As I mentioned earlier, this filter is patented so no other HEPA air filter on the market can filter as completely. It is the single thing that distinguishes it from ALL other high end filters.
For me, the concern with air pollution is not just with general air pollution we are all aware of but with the new Nanotechnology that we have suddenly been surrounded within recent years. We are not really told much about it in the news and that makes me suspicious. Why? Because it is in almost everything now. From clothes to paints, to plant food and food packaging, even to the stratospheric solar radiation management you can see being sprayed out of planes that make the clouds every day. Nanotech or Nano-sized heavy metals are everywhere. There really is no way to know just how much there is in the air column and the corporate media isn’t going to tell us any time soon. I suspect that we won’t really know the truth until somehow it goes viral in some way. Like DDT and Asbestos, it will be around for years before anyone notices. Too late for many who will be damaged or killed by it.
Seal the Deal
One other thing that distinguishes the IQ Air from most other air purifiers is that it has an airtight seal around the filters themselves. If you are like me you won’t have considered this to be a very big deal but after looking into it I found the seal was what separated most cheaper or poorly designed HEPA air purifiers from the higher quality ones that usually run well into the $500 range in price and beyond.
Of course, it almost goes without saying that even other HEPA air purifiers that leak are going to be surprisingly inadequate. Almost like not having an air filter at all. If you have a leak around the air filter then you are not going to have completely clean air….ever…..no matter how high a setting or how long you run the machine.
With the IQ Air guarantee of quality (each one individually tested and signed by the tester) and warranties, I was impressed from the moment I got my first one and after 10 years have never regretted my purchase.
If you are serious about air purification, don’t even bother with a system that does not include HEPA filtration. No matter what kind of fancy name they give for their filtration system or filters, they won’t be as good if they don’t at least claim HEPA filtration. If you want a guarantee that surpasses even the best HEPA filter systems, then I would say don’t waste any time on other HEPA filters and just go directly to the IQ Air series.
The air you breath is important and the IQ air is the best and most thorough air cleaner in the world period.
Sure, it’s pricey, but they are the best and they know it so they can charge like that. Having said that though, as I said, I have never regretted my purchase in the 10 years since I bought my first one. That is because every day I breathe all day long and every day I feel good that it is there in the corner cleaning out particles that would have ended up in my lungs. Back then it was about $100 cheaper. (The price won’t ever go down on these). Don’t wait for a sale as they are like Apple products that way. I’ve never seen a ‘sale’ on them. They have payment plans available.
For home and allergy sufferers: Choose the Health Pro, Health Pro Plus or Health Pro Compact model.
Price: $999.00 to $1149.00
For Multiple chemical sensitivities: Choose the GC Multi Gas.
Just to make this review perfectly balanced I will weigh in with one concern I have with the IQ Air systems.
There are some people who have complained that the IQ air V-5 charcoal filter emits an odor. Some notice it and others don’t.
I notice it. I find it odd that a filter that is supposed to get rid of odors actually emits an odor itself! The smell is so annoying that I only put the filter in when there is a serious gas situation in the house. When someone burns something on the stove or during forest fire season when the air is thick with smoke I have found that the V-5 filter will not only get rid of all smoke and all associated odors and gases in amazing time, but the odor of the filter itself goes away at those times. So it seems to me that there really has to be something substantial in the air for the V-5 filter to work. In other words, the filter has to be working on some odor otherwise it will emit an odor of its own.
I have seen that IQ Air says the filter is impregnated with Alumina, and since nano particulates are something I have enough suspicions about already, I don’t like the idea of additives in my charcoal filter even if it makes it more effective somehow. Now to be clear, the V-5 Filter will get rid of odors and gases in the most incredible way (just as the video shows), my concern is with the odor it emits when there is no significant amount of gas or odor in the air.
There is an option of just getting the Health Pro or Health Pro Compact models instead of the Health Pro Plus or the GC Multi-gas which is cheaper and more compact if you are only concerned with filtering particulates since it leaves out the V-5 Filter. My next IQ air is going to be a Health Pro Compact without the V-5 filter and I will search for a separate charcoal air filter to use in conjunction with the IQ Air.
I really hope IQ air fixes this problem but since a minority of people even notice it, I doubt they will. They don’t have to do anything to sell their filters because as I said, they are the best and they know it, they have no motivation to change the design OR lower their prices.