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CFM, Amway, Haier, and GE Air Purifiers Comparison Charts

Updated on October 30, 2012
Compare CFM, Amway, Haier & GE (General Electric) Air Purifiers today!
Compare CFM, Amway, Haier & GE (General Electric) Air Purifiers today!

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CFM, Amway, Haier, and GE Air Purifiers

These comparison charts compare Continental Fan Manufacturing (CFM), the Amway Atmosphere HEPA purifier, Haier air purifiers, and General Electric (GE) air purifiers. CFM is primarily a fan manufacturer but they carry a couple air purifier models. The Atmosphere is Amway Global's attempt at penetrating the air purification market. Haier carries a series of low end (meaning cheap front end cost with higher back end costs and average or below average performance levels). GE also offers several air purifier models. These comparison charts allow you to compare these air purifiers to each other and to others in the industry. Use these charts to make educated decisions about the air purifiers that you use.

CFM Amway Haier GE Comparison Chart 1

MFG/Model
CFM CX1000
CFM CS3000GS
Amway Atmosphere
Haier HAPM100
Haier HAPE200
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$1,132.00
$1,437.00
$1,075.00
$149.50
$159.99
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Pre-filter, HEPA filter, 2 carbons filter, PCO (UV bulb & catalyst)
MERV 11 filter, PCO (UV light & , ionization
Pre-filter, carbon filter, HEPA filter
Carbon pre-filter, HEPA filter
Carbon pre-filter, HEPA filter
Cost of replacement parts
Replacement filter pack-$170.00/ 2yrs, UV bulb-$39.00/yr
Replacement Part Kit-$86.00/yr
Carbon filter-$101.90/6 months, HEPA filter-$145.99/yr
Replacement filter pack-$83.84/yr
Replacement filter pack-$99.99/yr
Energy Consumption
110 watts
45 watts
59 watts
92 watts
92 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$85.37/year
$34.93/year
$45.79/year
$71.40/year
$71.40/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$1,217.37
$1,471.93
$1,222.69
$220.90
$231.39
Total operating cost over 10 years
$3,939.70
$3,911.30
$5,610.02
$1,883.72
$2,033.90
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
1000 square feet
3000 square feet
390 square feet
107 square feet
201 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$3,652.11
$1,471.93
$9,402.49
$6,194.04
$3,454.65
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$11,819.10
$3,911.30
$43,154.00
$52,819.51
$30,366.13
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
3
1
7.69
28.04
14.93
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
42
42
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
39 cents/yr
13 cents/yr
$1.44/yr
$1.76/yr
$1.01/yr
MFG Warranty
2 year limited warranty
2 year limited warranty
2 year limited warranty
5 years on parts, one year on labor
5years on parts, one year on labor
Particles
99.97% to .3 microns
65-80% to 1-3 microns
99.99% to .009 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
Odors
some
no
some
some
some
Chemical Gases
some
no
some
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
some
some
no
no
no
Smoke
some
no
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
yes
yes
no
no
no
Germicide PCO(active)
yes
yes
no
no
no

Haier and GE (General Electric) Comparison Chart 2

MFG/Model
Haier HAPE300
GE AFHC09AM
GE AFHC21AM
GE AFHC32AM
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$159.99
$149.00
$269.00
$899.98
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Carbon pre-filter, HEPA filter
Washable Pre-filter, HEPA filter, Carbon filter
Washable pre-filter, HEPA filter, Carbon filter
Washable pre-filter, Carbon filter, HEPA filter
Cost of replacement parts
Replacement filter pack-$99.99/yr
Carbon filter 4 pack-$29.99/yr, HEPA filter-$39.99/yr
Carbon filter 4 pack-$59.99/yr, HEPA filter-$49.95/yr
4 pack carbon filters-$69.99/yr, HEPA filter-$79.99/yr
Energy Consumption
92 watts
44 watts
85 watts
86 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$71.40/year
$34.15/year
$65.97/year
$66.75/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$231.39
$213.14
$394.96
$635.74
Total operating cost over 10 years
$2,033.90
$1,586.35
$2,854.35
$4,257.40
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
264 square feet
140 square feet
330 square feet
500 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$2,628.59
$4,567.59
$3,590.19
$3,814.44
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$23,105.10
$33,995.48
$25,946.04
$25,544.40
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
11.36
21.43
9.09
6
Noise Level dB
42
49
55
55
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
77 cents/yr
$1.13/yr
86 cents/yr
85 cents/yr
MFG Warranty
5 years for parts, one year for labor
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
Particles
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
Odors
some
some
some
some
Chemical Gases
some
some
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
no
Smoke
some
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no
no

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