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SunAire & Humanscale Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

Updated on October 30, 2012
SunAire offers air purifiers that use photo catalytic oxidation technology.  The humanscale air purifier uses filtration technology.
SunAire offers air purifiers that use photo catalytic oxidation technology. The humanscale air purifier uses filtration technology.

SunAire and Humanscale Air Purifiers

Sun Aire is one of the few air purifier company that only uses photo catalytic oxidation (PCO) technology in their air purifiers. These PCO air purifiers are great for removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and killing some bacteria. They will not be able to remove particles from the air and they will not be effective against odors. The Humanscale Zon air purifier only uses filtration technology. These air purifiers have limited cleaning capabilities as they address very narrow issues in the broad context of air purification needs. Compare these air purifiers to others in the industry with the other charts I provide and you will see that you can get greater and more diverse performance capabilities for an equal or lesser cost.

Humanscale Desktop Air Purifier

Sun Aire Air Purifier

Sunaire & Humanscale Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

MFG/Model
Sun Aire Residential
Sun Aire Commercial
Sun Aire Half Size Commercial
Humanscale Zon
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$649.00
$1,599.00
$799.00
$240.00
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Photo Catalytic Oxidation PCO (UV light and catalyst), pre-filter
Photo Catalytic Oxidation PCO (UV light and catalyst), pre-filter
Photo Catalytic Oxidation PCO (UV light and catalyst), pre-filter
Carbon filter, Particle filter
Cost of replacement parts
UV bulb-$40.99/yr
UV bulb-$40.99/yr
UV bulb-$40.99/yr
Filter replacement pack-$95.40/yr
Energy Consumption
60 watts
60 watts
60 watts
23 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$46.57/year
$46.57/year
$46.57/year
$17.85/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$695.57
$1,645.57
$845.57
$291.85
Total operating cost over 10 years
$2,091.54
$3,991.54
$2,391.54
$1,489.70
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
2000 square feet
4000 square feet
2000 square feet
166 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$1,043.36
$1,234.18
$1,268.36
$5,273.73
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$3,137.31
$2,993.66
$3,587.31
$26,922.29
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
1.5
0.75
1.5
18.07
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
42
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Every 3 months
Cost per square foot
10.5 cents/yr
10 cents/yr
12 cents/yr
90 cents/yr
MFG Warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
Particles
Efficiency unknown
Efficiency unknown
Efficiency unknown
99% to unknown size particles
Odors
some
some
some
some
Chemical Gases
some
some
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
some
some
some
no
Smoke
some
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
Germicide PCO(active)
yes
yes
yes
no

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