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3Q Air Purifier Comparison Charts

Updated on July 24, 2013
3Q Air Purifiers are cheaply made hybrid air purifiers imported from overseas manufacturers.
3Q Air Purifiers are cheaply made hybrid air purifiers imported from overseas manufacturers.

3Q AP04 Electrostatic Ionic Air Purifier -Bargain 2 AP04A for half the price of one!

3Q Air Purifiers

3Q air purifiers are foreign manufactured and are expected to have quality issues typically associated with manufacturing in China. They provide some diverse hybrid functionality that can make them an appealing choice under certain circumstances. However, you really want to take a look at the short and long term costs associated with 3Q or any air purifier before making a purchase decision.

3Q AP04 Most Complete Air Purifier System

This is the most complete 3Q air purifier. It combines ozone, ionization, passive UV purification, and some carbon filtration to address multiple air pollution factors with the purification process. This air purifier comes with a 3 year warranty and retails for $229. This is the 3Q air purifier you want if you are looking for a more complete air purification solution. Not only will it remove particle pollution from the air, but it will also take away some of the odors and chemical gases in the air and kill some of the bacteria in the air as it passes through the machine in proximity to the UV bulb. This is 3Q's best offer for a complete air purification solution.

3Q Electrostatic Ionic Air Purifier - Best of 3Q

3Q Economical Ionizer Air Purifier Bargain

The 3Q AP01 Electrostatic (ESP) Ionic Air Purifier is one of 3Q's best bargains for ionization purposes. This is a singular purpose air purifier designed to remove particulant from the air. It does not take care of other pollutants like odors, gases, mold and bacteria. But it removes particles from the air. It has an ionization function. It has an ESP rod that causes dust and particles to stick to it. It costs only 16 cents per square foot of air cleaned per year when you calculate the math. It has a one year warranty and should be replaced yearly. If you are looking for an ionizer with no other air purification processes, this is one of 3Q's best choices.

3Q Ionizers and Ozone Generators Comparison Charts

MFG/Model
Electrostatic Precipitator & Heater(AP081H)
ESP w/ UV and Ionization (AP081E)
Desktop (AP-03)
F828 Fridge
Electrostatic (AP-01) w/Dust Rod
3Q
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$359.99
$289.99
$79.99
$39.99
$149.99
Filter Type/Cleaning Process
Pre-filter, Electrostatic Precipitator (also a heater)
Pre-filter, Electrostatic precipitator, 15 mg/hr o3, ionization, uv bulb
Ionization, floral aroma dispensor
30 mg/hr o3 (ozone)
Electrostatic precipitator, ionization
Cost of replacement parts
none
None currently available (replace purifier yearly)
Floral fragrance refills-12 for $59.99/yr (not included in cost projections)
4 AA batteries-$7.99/6 months
none
Energy Consumption
1540 watts
40 watts
2.5 watts
4 AA batteries
8 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$597.62/yr based on 6 month heater use
$31.05/year
$1.94/year
$15.98/year
$6.21/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$957.61
$321.04
$81.93
$55.97
$156.20
Total operating cost over 10 years
$7,056.17
$3,210.35
$419.35
$359.75
$812.05
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
500 square feet
1000 square feet
300 square feet
120 square feet
500 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$5,745.66
$963.12
$819.30
$1,399.25
$937.20
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$42,337.02
$9,631.05
$4,193.50
$8,993.75
$4,872.30
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
6
3
10
25
6
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every 3 months
Every month
Cost per square foot
$1.41/yr
32 cents/yr
14 cents/yr
30 cents/yr
16 cents/yr
MFG Warranty
One year limited warranty
One year warranty
One year warranty
One year warranty
One year warranty
Particles
Unknown efficiency down to .1 microns
Unknown efficiency to .1 microns
unknown
no
Unknown efficiency down to .1 microns
Odors
no
some
no
yes
no
Chemical Gases
no
some
no
yes
no
Kills mold/mildew
no
some
no
no
no
Smoke
no
some
no
yes
no
Germicide UV (passive)
no
yes
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no
no
no

3Q Hybrid Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

MFG/Model
AP04A/AP04S ESP
728 Car Air Purifier
3Q
 
 
Retail Price
$229.00
$29.99
Filter Type
15 mg/hr Ozone, ionization, electrostatic precipitator, UV bulb, carbon filter
ionization
Cost of replacement parts
4 pack charcoal filters-$44.99/yr
none
Energy Consumption
12 watts
n/a
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$9.31/year
n/a
Unit and parts cost for first year
$283.30
$29.99
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,459.00
$149.95
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
180 square feet
unknown
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$4,722.61
unknown
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$24,316.67
unknown
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
16.67
unknown
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
81 cents/yr
unknown
MFG Warranty
3 year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
Particles
Unknown efficiency down to .1 microns
unknown
Odors
some
no
Chemical Gases
some
no
Kills mold/mildew
some
no
Smoke
some
no
Germicide UV (passive)
yes
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no

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