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DryLam and Real Spirit Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

Updated on October 28, 2012
DryLam and Real Spirit offer several different hybrid air purification systems.
DryLam and Real Spirit offer several different hybrid air purification systems.

Surround Air Multi Tech XJ-3000C Air Purifier with HEPA/Carbon/Pre-Filter and Germicidal UV lamp

Dry Lam and Real Spirit Air Purifiers

The Dry Lam Rain Fresh air purifier appears to be discontinued. This chart outlines the costs and benefits associated with both Dry Lam and Real Spirit air purifiers. Sometimes we include the information on air purifiers that are no longer in production for the purpose of comparison, especially for those who use these air purifiers. These purifiers are all hybrid air purification systems that combine active and passive purification and filtration technologies. Use the chart to compare these purifiers to the competition in the industry.

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Dry Lam and Real Spirit Air Purifier Comparison Chart

MFG/Model
Dry Lam Rain Fresh RFA5000
Real Spirit Ultra Pure
Real Spirit Pet Pro 3800
Real Spirit Model 177 Car
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$449.00
$479.00
$199.00
$39.00
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Carbon filter, Hepa filter, ozone, ionization, PCO (UV light and Tio2 filter)
Pre-filter, carbon filter, HEPA filter, electrostatic filter, ionization, PCO (UV bulb & Tio2 filter)
Pre-filter, Carbon filter, HEPA filter, optional ozone function
Electrostatic filter, carbon filter, PCO (UV light & Tio2 filter)
Cost of replacement parts
Filter replacement pack-$39.90/yr, UV bulb-$29.95/yr
Carbon/HEPA filter-$39.95/6 months, Pre-filter-$10.95/yr, Tio2 filter-$24.95/yr, UV bulb-$19.95/yr
HEPA/Carbon filter-$19.95/6 months
none
Energy Consumption
35 watts
80 watts
15 watts
4 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$27.16/year
$62.09/year
$11.64/year
$3.10/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$516.06
$581.04
$230.59
$42.10
Total operating cost over 10 years
$2,187.35
$2,721.15
$1,410.65
$421.00
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
1200 square feet
754 square feet
320 square feet
26.5 square feet in a car
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$1,290.15
$2,312.54
$2,161.78
$4,766.14
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$5,468.38
$10,826.86
$13,224.84
$47,660.38
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
2.5
3.98
9.375
113.21
Noise Level dB
unknown
53
15
35
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
18 cents/yr
36 cents/yr
44 cents/yr
$1.59/yr
MFG Warranty
3 year limited warranty
5 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
Unknown efficiency
Odors
yes
some
yes
some
Chemical Gases
yes
some
yes
some
Kills mold/mildew
yes
yes
yes
yes
Smoke
yes
some
yes
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
Germicide UV (active)
yes
yes
no
yes

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