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Vollara Air Purifiers Comparison Charts

Updated on November 1, 2012
Vollara offers the leading premiere air purifiers in the area of active purification.  They hold the sole patent on the revolutionary Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) technology studied extensively by Dr. James Marsden at Kansas State University.
Vollara offers the leading premiere air purifiers in the area of active purification. They hold the sole patent on the revolutionary Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) technology studied extensively by Dr. James Marsden at Kansas State University.

Vollara Air Purifiers

Vollara offers a line of active air purification systems. These systems use combinations of ionization, ozone, and Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) technology. RCI technology is the most advanced form of photo catalytic oxidation (PCO) technology available in the marketplace today. Vollara offers one hybrid air purifier that combines RCI technology with HEPA filtration. Use these comparison charts to see how Vollara's air purifiers compare to other active purification systems in the industry. I have provided charts on all the major air purifiers so you can make your comparisons. Vollara made our top 10 list of active purification companies in the number one spot for both cost and performance. Use the charts wisely.

Fresh Air Box - A miniature of the Fresh Air Surround Technology, this air purifier gives you quality air purification.

Fresh Air Surround - This is #1 on our top 10 Active Air Purifier list. It has one of the highest cost to performance benefit ratios.

Vollara Air Purifiers Comparison Chart 1

MFG/Model
Fresh Air
Fresh Air Everest
Fresh Air HEPA
Fresh Air Box
Classic Air
Vollara
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$749.99
$749.99
$499.99
$349.99
$599.99
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Ionization, ozone 360 mg/hr on away mode, RCI PCO
Ionization, RCI PCO
Pre-filter, HEPA filter, RCI , germicidal UV
100 mg/hr ozone on away mode, ionization, RCI
360 mg/hr ozone, ionization
Cost of replacement parts
RCI Cell-$100.49/2yrs
RCI Cell-$100.49/2yrs
Pre-filter-$10.00/yr, HEPA filter-$50.99/4 months, UVC bulb-$20.45/yr
RCI Cell-$62.99/yr
Ozone plate-$16.49/as needed, Ecohelp filter-$42.99/6 mo, Lint Screen-$23.49/yr
Energy Consumption
90 watts
90 watts
90 watts
30 watts
30 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$69.85/year
$69.85/year
$69.85/year
$23.28/year
$23.28/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$819.84
$819.84
$671.82
$373.27
$642.98
Total operating cost over 10 years
$2,050.45
$2,050.45
$3,533.40
$2,297.70
$2,037.73
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
3000 square feet
3000 square feet
300 square feet
1500 square feet
3000 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$819.84
$819.84
$6,718.20
$746.54
$642.98
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$2,050.45
$2,050.45
$35,334.00
$4,595.40
$2,037.73
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
1
1
10
2
1
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every 3 months
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
6.8 cents/yr
6.8 cents/yr
$1.18/yr
15 cents/yr
6.79 cents/yr
MFG Warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
Particles
Yes (unknown efficiency)
Yes (unknown efficiency)
99.97% to .3 microns
Yes (unknown efficiency)
Yes (unknown efficiency
Odors
yes
some
some
yes
yes
Chemical Gases
yes
some
some
yes
yes
Kills mold/mildew
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Smoke
yes
some
some
yes
yes
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
yes
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes

Vollara Air Purifier Comparison Chart 2

MFG/Model
Fresh Air To Go
Fresh Air Focus
Fresh Air Buddy
Vollara
 
 
 
Retail Price
$249.99
$49.99
$121.99
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Ionization, ozone RCI PCO
4 mg/hr ozone, ionization
Ionization, ozone
Cost of replacement parts
none
none
Rechargeable battery pack with Lithium batteries-$80.99/one time
Energy Consumption
10 watts
4.5 watts
Recharge batteries
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$7.76/year
$3.49/year
$80.99/once
Unit and parts cost for first year
$257.75
$53.48
$202.98
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,327.55
$534.83
$1,300.89
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
500 square feet
50 square feet
Personal breathing space
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$1,546.50
$3,208.80
NA
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$7,965.30
$32,089.80
NA
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
6
60
NA
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
27 cents/yr
$1.07/yr
unknown
MFG Warranty
One year limited warranty
6 month limited warranty
90 day limited warranty
Particles
Yes (unknown efficiency)
Yes (unknown efficiency)
Yes (repels out of breathing space)
Odors
yes
yes
yes
Chemical Gases
yes
yes
yes
Kills mold/mildew
yes
yes
Yes (keeps out of breathing space)
Smoke
yes
yes
yes
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
yes
no
no

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