GermGuardian - 3-in-1 Tabletop UV-C 78 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier - White/Black

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This GermGuardian AC4100 air purifier utilizes a UV-C light to kill germs and features a HEPA Fresh filter that captures up to 99% of airborne allergens to help you breathe easily in a small room. An active carbon filter layer minimizes odors.
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Overview

What's Included


  • 3-in-1 Tabletop UV-C Air Purifier
  • HEPA Fresh filter
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (279 out of 298)

Features


Designed for small rooms

To help improve indoor air quality.

UV-C light

Kills germs to help create a clean, healthy environment. A switch makes it easy to turn the UV-C light on or off as desired.

Variable speed selector

Allows you to easily choose 1 of 3 fan speeds for custom operation.

HEPA Fresh filter

Captures up to 99% of allergens. Filter indicator light visually notifies you when the filter needs to be replaced.

Active carbon filter layer

Reduces pet and household odors to help keep your space smelling fresh.

Compact design

Enables simple portability and allows tabletop use.


Customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Purifier for Price

    Posted
    DarthNeyehilus
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So to start things out, recently I was looking for an air purifying unit for my apartment, which is 600 sq. ft. I sifted through many reviews, and finally went with the relatively inexpensive Germ Guardian Tabletop model. I didn't really know what to expect since I had never owned an air purifier. Well, all I have to say is that I'm surprised. This little (relatively speaking, it's kind of big, and definitely needs a sort of flattop surface to fit on) guy does its job just like it should: purifies the air, keeps odors at bay (somewhat), and kills germs (I'm not really sure about this one). One can definitely feel the difference between a room with the air purifier running vs. one without. You will really notice the difference when sleeping. This is my biggest joy out of the air purifier. When used throughout the night, I sleep un-congested, can breathe loads better, and wake up without any discomfort in my throat or mouth. Plus, I have two cats, and I feel it does an adequate job of controlling some of the dust associated with them. Now, my only con is the whole odor thing. It does an okay job of odor control, but if I cook something, and flip this bad boy on high (3 settings), it will still take some time to actually affect any of the smell. I'm going to be purchasing another one of the tabletop models, or the 22" standing model, along with the portable purifier for the bathroom so that all of my room are covered throughout my place. Overall, impressive product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product and great deal!

    Posted
    happycleanfreak

    I bought this product because we got a puppy in Sept who is now 8 months old. Great dog, but he has a lot of hair and is getting big fast! I'm a clean freak, and got a little upset when I noticed all the hair he was leaving behind and the smell on him after he came in from outside. I didn't want to start "blaming" him for something he couldn't control, so I bought this air purifier. What a difference! I put it near his crate in the living room, and there is no more smell. # I do wash his kennel pad every 2 weeks anyway#. Plus I think it actually cuts down on the dust in the house! I also noticed if you cook something that has strong odors you can run it in the kitchen and it gets rid of all that lingering smell. I'm eager to try their other products, I'm going for one that covers more area next and putting this one upstairs in my sons room where the dog sleeps. I would recommend this product to anyone who has pets, or just wants a fresher smelling house!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking noise maker

    Posted
    SeanDean32

    I have owned many Air Purifiers and this is the worst one; however it has a very nice appearance. I honestly feel that this Air Purifier gives other Air Purifiers a bad name... This purifier looks very nice, but performs very poorly which can lead to the common misconception that Air Purifiers do not work. This Air Purifier is very loud. On the minimal settings the fan is louder than the lowest settings on a normal and quite air circulation fan. The loudest comes in the form of a deep hum, alike an overhead oven/stove fan, bathroom fan, or other. This Air Purifier barely works as promoted. The purification system is very poor, it can take a week before you notice anything in a 140 sq ft room. When we performed the "smoke" test this machine performed very poorly. It barely filtered any smoke. A normal fan was much better at destroying smoke by blowing it around the room. This machine simply spits it back out. The UV C light is also very poor. Knowing this before I purchased the machine, it was not a surprise. But the "germ killing" UV light is essentially a novelty on this machine. In conclusion this is a very nice looking machine. It fits nice on a night stand or table, but it just does not perform as promoted.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for people with pets & allergies

    Posted
    Sunshine619
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    All I can say is best investment I've made this has been a tough year for me with allergies & I could not get a full nights sleep. Went to Dr & was prescribed Meds that worked momentarily. I purchased this purifier & after the 1st night coughing subsided. I ran it for a few days with no problem then I turned it off to see if I would start coughing & I did. So since then I have been running it for two weeks cough free. I am purchasing a couple more for the whole house. Definintely have been marketing to others. Thanks Germguardian

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fought Smoke from NorCal Fires

    Posted
    NormSF
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    After waiting for about 10 days eating smoke, we found that larger models were sold out so found this one. Actually, we probably did better to get this one than something larger and more costly. The smoke was from the terrible wine country fires and it all blew directly south, seemingly into our house thru closed windows & doors. We put this on at full blast (3) or setting 2 in successive rooms to clean them out. It worked very well and after 3 days felt comfortable in having a friend stay over without his lungs getting clogged. We expect to use it occasionally on days below 50 degrees to freshen the air with the windows closed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good if your hearing is not

    Posted
    AmyM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this when I had to bring my dogs into the house while I was on a vacation. I didn't want my house to smell like dog when I got home and I am allergic to pet dander. I set the Germgaurian on high with a new filter while I was gone and it worked perfectly. The house smelled good when I got home and I wasn't having an allergy attack, which was great. While I was home I wanted to keep it on to keep the house smelling fresh, but it works best on high, and that is just way to loud. I have also found that you have to change the filter a lot more often than I expected about every two months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Air purifier

    Posted
    MKLight
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It works great. I originally was going to use one in the front of the house and one in the rear. This seems to work for both. I keep it in the back of the house. I don't run it 24/7. I use it as needed. If after cooking, I can smell the food, I'll turn it in. If the cats litter box smells, I'll turn it on. I don't smoke, but was in a smoky environment. Just to test it, I hung my shirt in the same room as the air purifier for about and hour and the smell was gone. For everything I've used it for, it works well. The only negative I have is that it's not as quiet as I expected. I have a central HVAC system, but I'd compare the sound (highest setting) to a window or hotel room AC unit. It's louder than I prefer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected!

    Posted
    hugmr
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    Initially purchased this device to help clean up the air in my bedroom from dust. After installing it and having it for a few days I noticed less dust around the room, and also, that it smelled fresh and clean. I definitely did not expect the purifier to go that far but I am impressed. The only thing is that it is fairly loud, I personally like this as white noise helps me focus, but for those that do not, this may not be for you. It also has the UV light which helps even more to get rid of air scents. Great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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