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HoMedic Fellowes and FilterQueen Air Purifiers Comparison Charts

Updated on May 31, 2014
Homedic, Fellowes, and FilterQueen Air Purifiers Comparison Charts
Homedic, Fellowes, and FilterQueen Air Purifiers Comparison Charts

Homedics Ar-20 Hepa Air Cleaner 100 Cadr

Homedic, Fellowes, and Filterqueen Air Purifiers

Homedic, Fellowes, and Filterqueen all provide hepa filtration systems for cleaning the air. These systems vary in performance, coverage, and costs. Homedic and Fellowes air purifiers tend to be low end air filtration systems while Filterqueen is a higher end and higher front end cost hepa system. This comparison chart allows you to see the costs and benefits associated with these air purifiers and also compare the contrasts between low end and higher end filtration systems. Use this comparison chart to help you in your search for the right HEPA filtration system.

HoMedic HEPA Air Purifier Video Showcase

HoMedic HEPA Air Purifier

This video introduces a HoMedic hybrid air purifier that utilizes HEPA and UV technology in the air purifier. The marketer on the video is not telling the truth when she says it is one of the only UV air purifiers on the market. The majority of air purifiers are cheap hybrids that combine some kind of UV technology, active air purification, and HEPA filtration into an air purifier. This air purifier is over priced and under performs for what it promises to do. More importantly, it won't do what most people need and want an air purifier to do - clean the air efficiently enough to get rid of allergy problems.

Homedic Fellowes and Filterqueen Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

MFG/Model
HoMedic AR-10
HoMedic AR-20
Fellowes AP 230PH
Fellowes AP 300PH
Filterqueen Defender
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$89.99
$129.99
$299.99
$359.99
$850.00
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
HEPA filter
HEPA filter
Carbon filter, HEPA filter, ionization
Carbon filter, HEPA filter, ionization
Charcoal filter, HEPA filter
Cost of replacement parts
HEPA filter-$29.99/yr
HEPA filter-$39.99/yr
Carbon filter-$4.99/3 months, HEPA filter-$29.99/yr
Carbon filter-$5.99/3 months, HEPA filter-$49.99/yr
Charcoal filter-$8.99/6 months, HEPA filter-$51.00/yr
Energy Consumption
38 watts
65 watts
53 watts
66.5 watts
240 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$29.49/year
$50.45/year
$41.14/year
$51.61/year
$186.27/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$119.48
$180.44
$356.10
$429.47
$1,063.24
Total operating cost over 10 years
$894.80
$1,154.45
$1,440.92
$1,863.42
$4,312.32
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
120 square feet
160 square feet
230 square feet
300 square feet
300 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$2,987.00
$3,383.25
$4,643.54
$4,294.70
$10,632.40
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$22,370.00
$21,645.94
$18,794.61
$18,634.20
$43,123.20
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
25
18.75
13.04
10
10
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
75
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 4 months
Every 4 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
75 cents/yr
72 cents/yr
63 cents/yr
62 cents/yr
$1.44/yr
MFG Warranty
One year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
5 year limited warranty
5 year limited warranty
2 year limited warranty (upgrade to 3)
Particles
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.9999% to .1 microns (class II medical device)
Odors
no
no
some
some
some
Chemical Gases
no
no
some
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
no
no
Smoke
no
no
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no
no
no

FilterQueen Defender Air Purifier Class II Medical Device

FIlterQueen Defender - Is it really worth it?

The FilterQueen Defender is claimed to be a Class II Medical device. That sounds really cool. But if you look at the performance of the Filterqueen relative to the costs to use it, you will see that its not a great investment. You can see that the cost to clean per square foot is very high. Certainly it is way more effective than many air purifiers on the market. But I can tell you, that for a much better cost, you can clean your air space with a HEPA filtration system. The company that makes the best HEPA filters and also makes them cheaper is AllerAir. We provide an extensive comparison chart review of AllerAir HEPA Air Purifiers so you can make the best decision for you. Our other hubpages offer comparisons of most air purifiers on the market.

Fellowes AP=300PH Air Purifier Review

Fellowes Air Purifiers

The Fellowes Air Purifiers are hybrid air cleaners that combine carbon and HEPA filtration with ionization. I gotta be honest. It might help clean the air some, but its by far not your best bang for your buck. The long term costs of this air purifier far outweigh many better alternatives. We believe the comparison chart data and performance facts of various air purifiers demonstrate that your best HEPA Air Purifier is an AllerAir Air Purifier and the best Ionization type system (Active Air Cleaner) is the Vollara FreshAir Surround. The rule in air purification is that if it costs cheap when you first buy it, it means your expenses will be higher over time to maintain the level of air protection you want. If you pay more up front, you get better quality, longer lasting systems, that end up requiring filter changes less and last a long time.

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