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Bionaire Air Purifiers Comparison Charts

Updated on October 13, 2012

Bionaire BAP1412-U PERMAtech Mini Tower Air Cleaner

Bionaire Air Purifiers

Bionaire offers a variety of air filtration systems and hybrid purification systems to clean the air. These purifiers are low end air cleaners; meaning that they tend to be cheaper for the initial purchase but end up costing significantly more over the long term. These systems have varying efficiency levels and you should do your homework to figure out if Bionaire purifiers are a brand you really want to invest in. These purifiers are average by the numbers.

Bionaire Air Purifier Comparison Chart

MFG/Model
BAP1225 Envirocheck
BAP 615
BAP8500
BAP1700
BAP242
Bionaire
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$127.95
$699.98
$799.98
$99.99
$56.95
Filter Type
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Pre-filter, particle filter, ionization
Pre-filter, particle filter, ionization
Carbon filter, particle filter, ionization
Cost of replacement parts
4 pack Carbon filter-$17.95/yr, HEPA filter-$58.95/2yrs
4 pack Carbon filters-$17.95/yr, HEPA filter-$58.95/2yrs
Permanent Particle filter-$39.95/5yrs
Permanent particle filter-$39.95/2yrs
Carbon/Particle filter combo replacement-$18.95/6 month
Energy Consumption
150 watts
130 watts
150 watts
150 watts
120 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$116.42/year
$100.90/year
$116.42/year
$116.42/year
$93.14/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$262.32
$208.80
$264.37
$216.41
$169.04
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,835.40
$1,604.20
$1,352.10
$1,523.98
$1,386.40
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
256 square feet
116 square feet
170 square feet
170 square feet
110 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$3,074.39
$5,399.57
$4,666.13
$3,819.64
$4,609.72
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$21,508.59
$41,487.93
$23,860.59
$26,893.76
$37,810.91
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
11.72
25.86
17.65
17.65
27.27
Noise Level dB
57
60
55
55
55
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
72 cents/yr
$1.38/yr
80 cents/yr
90 cents/yr
$1.26/yr
MFG Warranty
Two year limited warranty
Two year limited warranty
5 year limited warranty
2 year limited warranty
2 year limited warranty
Particles
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99% to .1 microns
99% to .1 microns
99% to .1 microns
Odors
some
some
no
some
some
Chemical Gases
some
some
no
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
no
no
Smoke
some
some
no
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
no
Germicide UV (active)
no
no
no
no
no

Bionaire Air Filters Comparison Chart

MFG/Model
BAP 1412-U
BAP1422
BAP725
Bionaire
 
 
 
Retail Price
$69.99
$97.95
$98.95
Filter Type
Permanent Particle filter, ionization
Pre-filter, particle filter, carbon filter, ionization
Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Cost of replacement parts
Permanent Particle filter-$34.99 as needed
Particle/Carbon filter-$14.99/6 months,
4 pack carbon filters-$17.95/yr, HEPA filter 2 pack-$58.95/2yrs
Energy Consumption
80 watts
120 watts
150 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$62.09/year
$93.14/year
$116.42/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$132.08
$206.08
$233.32
Total operating cost over 10 years
$760.88
$1,397.12
$1,777.40
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
120 square feet
180 square feet
256 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$3,302.00
$3,435.35
$2,734.51
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$19,022.00
$23,285.33
$20,828.91
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
25
16.67
11.72
Noise Level dB
55
55
57
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
63 cents/yr
78 cents/yr
69 cents/yr
MFG Warranty
5 year limited warranty
2 year limited warranty
2 year limited warranty
Particles
99% to 2 microns
99% to 2 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
Odors
no
some
some
Chemical Gases
no
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
Smoke
no
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no

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