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3M Air Purifiers Comparison Charts

Updated on December 16, 2012
3M is a well known brand that manufactures and distributes air purifiers among its many products.
3M is a well known brand that manufactures and distributes air purifiers among its many products.

The chart below outlines the costs and benefits of using a 3M Filtrete air filter or office air purifier. It shows you how they perform and how much they cost over one year and ten years so that you can compare them to other air purifiers in the marketplace.

3M Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier FAP03

Filtrete Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

MFG/Model
Filtrete FAP00
Filtrete FAP01
Filtrete FAP02
Filtrete FAP03
OAC 50
3M
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$74.99
$101.99
$149.99
$199.99
$99.99
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Particle filter
Electrostatic HEPA filter
Electrostatic HEPA filter
Electrostatic HEPA filter
Particle filter, carbon filter, ionization
Cost of replacement parts
Particle filter-$15.99/3 months
HEPA filter-$19.99/3 months
HEPA filter-$19.99/3 months
HEPA filter-$31.60/3 months
Particle filter-$19.99/3 months
Energy Consumption
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$161.77
$200.77
$248.77
$333.60
$198.77
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,322.70
$1,597.70
$1,837.70
$2,494.05
$1,347.70
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
100 square feet
110 square feet
160 square feet
350 square feet
80 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$4,853.10
$5,475.00
$4,664.44
$2,858.95
$7,453.88
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$39,681.00
$43,573.64
$34,456.86
$21,377.57
$50,538.75
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
30
27.27
18.75
8.57
37.5
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
$1.32/yr
$1.45/yr
$1.15/yr
71 cents/yr
$1.68/yr
MFG Warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
Particles
96% to unknown size
99.97% to .3 microns
99.99% to .1 microns
99.99% to .1 microns
Unknown efficiency
Odors
no
no
no
no
no
Chemical Gases
no
no
no
no
no
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
no
no
Smoke
no
no
no
no
no
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no
no
no

3M Office Air Purifiers Comparison Charts

MFG/Model
OAC 150
OAC 250
3M
 
 
Retail Price
$199.00
$369.00
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Particle filter, carbon filter, ionization
Particle filter, carbon filter, ionization
Cost of replacement parts
Particle filter-$29.99/3 months
Particle filter-$44.49/3 months
Energy Consumption
unknown
unknown
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$327.78
$541.28
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,925.72
$2,816.72
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
216 square feet
320 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$4,552.86
$5,074.50
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$26,746.11
$26,406.75
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
13.89
9.375
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
89 cents/yr
88 cents/yr
MFG Warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
Particles
Unknown efficiency
Unknown efficiency
Odors
no
no
Chemical Gases
no
no
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
Smoke
no
no
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no

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