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Ionic Pro and Therapure Air Purifiers Comparison Charts

Updated on October 23, 2012
Ionic Pro air purifiers are prolifically marketed online.  Be sure you know what you are getting by studying these charts
Ionic Pro air purifiers are prolifically marketed online. Be sure you know what you are getting by studying these charts

Ionic Pro Air Purifier Model #CA-500

Ionic Pro and Therapure Air Purifiers

Ionic Pro and Therapure Air Purifiers are all made by the Ionic Pro company. Ionic Pro models rely on ionization and ozone to clean the air. Therapure model purifiers rely on filtration and photo catalytic oxidation (PCO) technology that uses a Tio2 (titanium dioxide) catalyst. This is the most basic form of PCO technology. These air purifiers are low end in quality and tend to cost excessively for the performance they give out. However, they do seem to be popular air purifiers with consumers. The comparison charts below will allow you to see the costs and benefits of these air purifiers for yourself and compare them to the competition. These charts allow you to cut through the misinformation created by advertising to get a more realistic look at what these air purifiers do.

Ionic Pro Air Purifier Comparison Chart 1

MFG/Model
Turbo
PurePro
Compact
Therapure 101M
Ionic Pro
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$188.99
$199.95
$99.99
$599.98
Filter Type/Purifier processes
Ionization, ozone
Ionization, ozone, Electrostatic precipitator
Ionization,ozone, Electrostatic precipitator
Particle filter, UV bulb, Tio2 filter,
Cost of replacement parts
Unknown ?not necessary if replacing unit every two years
none
none
UV bulb-$14.95/yr
Energy Consumption
40 watts
85 watts
unknown
38 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$31.05/year
$26.78/year
unknown
$29.49/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$220.04
$265.92
unknown
$134.39
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,255.45
$1,659.45
unknown
$804.20
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
200 square feet
178 square feet
unknown
72 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$3,300.60
$4,480.75
unknown
$5,600.03
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$18,831.75
$27,968.26
unknown
$33,508.33
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
15
16.85
unknown
41.67
Noise Level dB
unknown
60
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
63 cents/yr
93 cents/yr
unknown
$1.12/yr
MFG Warranty
One year
One year
One year
One year
Particles
Unknown efficiency to .1 micron
Unknown efficiency to .1 micron
Unknown efficiency to .1 micron
99% to .1 microns
Odors
some
Some
Some
Some
Chemical Gases
some
some
Some
some
Kills mold/mildew
some
no
no
Yes (some)
Smoke
some
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
yes
no
no
yes
Germicide PCO(active)
no
no
no
yes

Ionic Pro Therapure Air Purifiers Comparison Chart 2

MFG/Model
Therapure 201M
Therapure 240
Therapure 250
Ionic Pro
 
 
 
Retail Price
$129.95
$149.99
$199.99
Filter Type
Particle filter, UV bulb, Tio2 filter,
Permanent particle filter, UV bulb, Tio2 filter
Permanent part. filter, UV bulb, Tio2 filter
Cost of replacement parts
UV bulb-$19.95/yr
UV bulb-$19.99/yr
UV bulb-$24.95/yr
Energy Consumption
66 watts
60 watts
60 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$51.22/year
$46.57/year
$46.57/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$201.12
$216.55
$271.51
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,276.50
$1,265.56
$1,515.16
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
182 square feet
210 square feet
272 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$3,314.46
$3,094.50
$2,994.76
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$21,036.72
$18,079.43
$16,711.32
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
16.48
14.29
11.03
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
70 cents/yr
60 cents/yr
56 cents/yr
MFG Warranty
One year
One year
One year
Particles
99% to .1 microns
99% to .1 microns
99% to .1 microns
Odors
some
Some
Some
Chemical Gases
some
some
Some
Kills mold/mildew
Yes (some)
Yes (some)
Yes (some)
Smoke
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
yes
yes
yes
Germicide PCO (active)
yes
yes
yes

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