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Hamilton Beach and UTLT Air Purifier Comparison Charts

Updated on October 28, 2012

Hamilton Beach and UTLT Air Purifiers

Hamilton Beach provides 3 air purifier models that combine filtration with ionization for particle removal. These purifiers also have a carbon filter but it is a cheap filter that does not provide meaningful odor and gas removal. The UTLT air purifier is a foreign manufactured air purifier that combines ESP (electrostatic precipitater) with active purification processes that include ionization and ozone. This comparison chart allows you to see the long and short term costs associated with these air purifiers so that you can get an adequate picture of the cost-performance benefit of using these systems. Use this chart to compare these systems to other purifiers in the industry.

Hamilton Beach and UTLT Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

MFG/Model
Hamilton Beach 04493P
Hamilton Beach 04384
Hamilton Beach 04493
UTLT PLUS AP-360
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$109.99
$79.99
$99.99
$199.95
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Carbon filter, permanent particle filter, ionization
Carbon filter, Permanent particle filter, ionization
Carbon filter, Permanent particle filter, ionization
Electrostatic filter, ozone, ionization
Cost of replacement parts
Carbon filter-$8.99/3 months,
Carbon filter-$4.99/3 months
Carbon filter-$8.99/3 months
none
Energy Consumption
unknown
unknown
unknown
15 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
unknown
unknown
unknown
$11.64/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$175.77
$133.77
$165.77
$211.59
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,252.70
$962.70
$1,202.70
$1,116.15
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
180 square feet
140 square feet
190 square feet
100 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$2,930.09
$2,866.69
$2,617.51
$6,347.70
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$20,882.51
$20,630.66
$18,990.63
$33,484.50
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
16.67
21.43
15.79
30
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every month
Cost per square foot
70 cents/yr
69 cents/yr
63 cents/yr
$1.12/yr
MFG Warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
unknown
Particles
99% to .5 microns
99% to .5 microns
99% to .5 microns
Unknown
Odors
some
some
some
some
Chemical Gases
some
some
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
maybe
Smoke
some
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no
no

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