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Aerus and Wagan Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

Updated on December 29, 2012
Aerus Air Purifiers rely on HEPA filtration while Wagan air purifiers use ionization and ozone.
Aerus Air Purifiers rely on HEPA filtration while Wagan air purifiers use ionization and ozone.

Wagan Car Air Purifier

Aerus and Wagan Purifiers

Aerus is a company known for great quality. Their air purifiers tend to be high end quality and high on the pricing scale. Wagan only provides air purifiers for the auto market. This comparison chart gives you a good look at the cost to performance ratios of these various purifiers. You pay for quality and performance but you also need to have balance. This chart lets you compare these purifiers to other air cleaners in the marketplace.

Aerus/Wagan Air Purifiers Compared

MFG/Model
Aerus AQ 1000
Aerus Lux Guardian
Wagan 9620/2022 Car
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$599.99
$1,399.99
$17.95
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Pre-filter, Carbon filter, HEPA filter
HEPA filter, Carbon filter, ionization, PCO (UV bulb & Tio2 filter)
Ionization, ozone
Cost of replacement parts
HEPA filter-$119.00/yr, Carbon filter-$49.95/6 months
HEPA filter-$89.95/yr, UV bulb-$29.99/yr
none
Energy Consumption
42 watts
110 watts
Car battery
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$32.60/year
$85.37/year
NA
Unit and parts cost for first year
$682.54
$295.26
$17.95
Total operating cost over 10 years
$2,470.04
$5,232.65
$179.50
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
700 square feet
2000 square feet
150 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$2,928.10
$442.89
NA
Cost to cover 3000 sq.ft for 10 years
$10,585.89
$7,848.98
NA
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
4.29
1.5
unknown
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
35 cents/yr
26 cents/yr
12 cents/yr
MFG Warranty
5 year limited warranty on fan and motor, one year on other parts
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
Particles
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .1 microns
Unknown efficiency
Odors
some
some
yes
Chemical Gases
some
some
yes
Kills mold/mildew
no
yes
yes
Smoke
some
some
yes
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
yes
no

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