Germ Guardian AC6000 Hygia 6.0 - Complete Air Cleansing System
Features: Promotes a Healthy Breathing Environment: Six stages of filtration create a complete air cleansing system for your home.Captures Airborne Allergens: HEPA filter captures 99.9 percent of airborne particles such as household dust, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollensDestroys Odors: Helps to remove smoke and odors from the airWhisper-Quiet Operation: Optional speed settings allow for whisper-quiet operation when run on low Specifications Power Supply: 120Vac, 60Hz Power Consumption: 100 watts Cord Length: 9 feet Housing Material: plastic Timer Option: 1, 2, 4, and 8 hour settings Fan Speed: Auto, Quiet, Low and High Hygia 6.0 comes with a remote control Dimensions: 8" L x 16" W x 20" H CADR Rating Information Square footage covered: 144 Tobacco Smoke: 95 Dust: 107 Pollen: 129 Filters: Pre-filter, Charcoal, HEPA, PCO, UV-tube, Ionizer Filter Replacement: FLT-4000
Power Supply: 120Vac, 60Hz
Power Consumption: 100 watts
Cord Length: 9 feet
Housing Material: plastic
Timer Option: 1, 2, 4, and 8 hour settings
Hygia 6 not for everyone HYGIA 6.0 AC-6000 Complete Air Cleansing System
If you suffer from Sick Office Syndrome or are sensitive to off-gassing from electronic computer and office equipment, this product is not for you.
This unit is made by Germguardian. Due to a design flaw of positioning of the fan after the air leaves the filter assembly instead of before, results in fan motor off-gassing causing a smoke smell. It ends of contributing to the chemical fumes it is designed to filter. I spoke with Germguardian about this and they state that the air leaving the filter is 99% pure and clean, but would not acknowledge or deny that the fan motor could emit any fumes during operation.
As I stated before, unless you are sensitive to the off-gassing, you probably won't notice the smoke smell.
What really upsets me is that the company I purchased it from, The Allergy Buyers Club, would not allow me to return it without an 30% restocking fee, including shipping to and from costs.
I you plan to buy this unit, make sure you understand the return policy....more info