AC9200WCA is one of the top GermGuardian air purifiers from GermGuardian company. GermGuardian produces air purifiers and other equipment for fresh air for many years. We can say that they are one of the leaders in this field of business. They created many types of air purifiers, some of them are for small rooms, and some of them are powerful to purify even the most prominent room. AC9200WCA can handle all the places up to 378 square feet. This purifying power is astonishing. Even the large rooms like a living room now can have fresh, clean air with the use of GermGuardian AC9200WCA.
GermGuardian AC9200WCA Review
|Captures Allergens||True HEPA captures 99.97% of Pollen, Dust Mites, Pet Dander and Mold.|
|Fights Germs||UV-C Power kills airborne Bacteria, Viruses and Mold Spores.|
|Reduces Odors||Charcoal filter Reduces common odors from Pets, Smoking and Cooking.|
Without a doubt, we need to talk about design first. Design of this air purifier is futuristic. Whoever made this design had a future in its mind. Only 20.65 pounds for such a powerful device. Dimensions are also very small for such a high-performance unit. Without any kind of problems, you will be able to place this amazing air purifier in any room in your house. Even in the already mentioned living room. Some folks can have large living rooms, but this is not the problem for AC9200WCA because even do it is small it has the power to filter the big rooms.
Five Stage of Filtration System
This air purifier just as many other high-quality air purifiers has pre-filters which can be washed and cleaned. Pre-filters primary job is to remove big pollutants like hair and big airborne particles. Pre-filtration helps with the rest of the stages. Not only this way air purifier will work at maximum performance, but it will also save expensive filters from early replacements.
HEPA Filter is the second stage, and we can say that this air purifier uses True HEPA filter with the ability to remove 99.97% airborne particles. That includes allergens, dust, mold, pollen, pet dander and other small particles. With such a high-performance HEPA filter you can be sure that your allergies will not be triggered. Because of that, this air purifier is ideal for the people who suffer from allergic reactions to small particles, pollen, mold, dust or other allergens that can be filtered from the air. I also need to mention that this air purifier is perfect for little kids. In young age kids have all kind of respiratory problems, so why not help them by using an air purifier and reduce such respiratory problems to the minimum?
Activated carbon filter comes after True HEPA filter and all nasty things removed from the air. But the job of the carbon filter is totally different. Carbon filters are not removing particles; they are eliminating odors. Bad smells, odor, kitchen smoke or even cigarette smoke can be removed by the activated carbon filter. The larger the size of the activated carbon filter the faster it will remove bad smells. Because of small design AC9200WCA is not the best choice if you primary want to eliminate bad odors. Don’t get me wrong, it will still remove bad smell, smoke and other nasty air pollutants that trigger our nose, but its efficiency will be limited because it is a small device. For fast removal of bad odors, you should look at the size of the air purifier, the bigger the size, the bigger the carbon filter.
In case something went through in first three stages, the fourth stage is the most powerful. UV-C light is capable of killing germs, viruses, and bacteria. I don’t know the power of this removals, but if they claim that viruses can be killed, then it is not a bad idea to use this air purifier at the cold times. When the cold weather comes, people get inside, and germs, viruses or even bacteria can be spread among them. In such cases, AC9200WCA can be very useful.
The last stage is the ionization process. Many people don’t like this way of air filtration because there is a possibility to produce ozone in high levels that may become hazardous to people. But GermGuardian is a well-known company, and I am sure they have tested and measured their ionization process to the last detail. That experience means that even if you turn the ionization process on, you can be safe of not creating ozone. Generating negative ions is actually a very good way to make a solid air purifier even better at purifying the air. Ionization process makes small particles bigger and heavier which then get caught in the HEPA filter much easy. In this way, some particles that can even go through HEPA filter may be caught because of ionization process.
GermGuardian AC9200WCA Review of Options
On the touch control panel, you can choose whatever options you wish to run. You can choose from 3 different fan speeds. The speed option will also make sure the room gets cleaned faster or slower depending on the speed option you choose. UV-C light can be turned on or off. Some people don’t like UV-C turned on when they are in the room. You can turn off ionization process if you like. From fancy options, this air purifier has Ultra Quiet mode that is ideal for the bedroom when you want fresh air but also a quiet night. Filter change indicator is extremely useful, and you will not need to bother with filters, all you need to do is check the indicator, and if it is saying to change filters, then you change it. The 6-hour timer means that air purifier will work for 6 hours and then it will shut down. This is the ideal mode that saves money and energy but at the same time keep the air in the room clean.
GermGuardian AC9200WCA Performance
GermGuardian air purifiers are well known for high performance. The same case is with AC9200WCA model. This little GermGuardian air purifier is capable of high-performance CADR ratings. For smoke, CADR is 310, dust 310 and pollen 346. These numbers are measured in a room of 378 square feet while using 70W of power.
GermGuardian AC9200WCA Filter
You should always replace the filter with a genuine GermGuardian filter. Only that way you can be guaranteed high performance. GermGuardian recommends changing filters every 6 to 8 months, but since this air purifying model has filter indicator, you can just wait for the lamp to show that the air purifier requires a change of filter. Filters are not expensive and are of the same quality as the originals.
|Product Dimensions||1.5 x 14.2 x 17.5 inches|
||True HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as .3 microns such as household dust, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollens|