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GermGuardian - Elite HEPA Tower Plus 167 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier - White

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GermGuardian Elite HEPA AC5350W Tower Plus Air Purifier: With five speed settings, and a multiple-step air cleaning process, this purifier is built to provide clean, fresh air. An indicator light turns on when a filter or bulb needs replacement so you can run the purifier at its optimal level.
$179.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • GermGuardian Elite HEPA Tower Plus Air Purifier
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (413 out of 432)

    Energy Ratings


    Features


    Medium-sized bedroom capacity

    The 167 sq. ft. room capacity easily cycles fresh air throughout an average sized bedroom.

    Manual operation

    Choose from five fan speeds via digital controls.

    Know when to change a filter or bulb

    A light indicator turns on and flickers when the filter or UV-C bulb needs to be replaced.

    Kills airborne germs and removes odors

    The UV-C light works to kill airborne germs and bacteria, while also reducing common household odor from pets, cooking and smoking.

    Helps prevent bacteria growth

    A charcoal filter contributes to the control and prevention of bacteria growth, germs, and mold.

    Low volume

    Quiet operation keeps noise at a minimum.

    True HEPA filter

    Captures 99.97% of dust and allergens. Multiple levels of cleaning capture allergens, kill airborne germs and bacteria.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 432 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dissapointment... for the cats.

      Posted
      Critta2
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      My parents have three cats and one of them has decided to revolt from using the litterbox. We haven't figured out the culprit yet since they each seem to take turns sitting with pride, as they watch us clean it up. Despite our efforts, it has seeped through the flooring and the smell has infiltrated the air in entire house. Since these freeloaders, I mean cats, won't get a job and pay to replace the floors, we needed to come up with a short term solution until we can. In comes the GermGuardian.. and we are impressed. I ended up buying three different air purifiers, one wall plug-in, and another stand up one (like this one) because it was 50% off through the Deal of the Day. I wish I would've just stuck with this one though, it is definitely my favorite. We keep this one in my parents bedroom and the air is fresh and clean. It has different speed settings and 'low' is perfect for sleeping -- you can barely hear it and what you do hear reminds me of that pleasant white noise sound. I haven't used the timer features because we just leave it running all the time. I'm not sure if you're supposed to do that but we've had it for about a month now and it is still working like a charm. I particularly like that there are two filters and they can be cleaned. Now, not only do the cats seem to like the smell of their own urine but apparently they also think that their fur will be worth money some day since they seem to be storing it in all the nooks and crannies of the house... Not to mention the tumblehair that would roll through . Alas, the cats must be disappointed because the amount of fur has diminished significantly.. and all the claims about having less dust? They're true! I am amazed by how much less dusting I have to do.. I also like the design of this one better. You need to put it at least 12" from the wall so this one fits nicely into a corner. The other Sony I have is shorter and wider so it doesn't blend in as well. (As much as I'm a new believer in these things, I don't feel the need to make it the show piece of any room).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worth The Money

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

      I bought the Germ Guardian after I was tired of waking up every morning congested and feeling like I didnt sleep at all. I even had all my carpets shampooed and change my ACs filter before I bought the Germ Guardian. It didnt work, so I decided to take the plunge on a HEPA Air Purifier. It was a quick setup and plug in to get started. I turned it on and left my apartment for a few hours to see if i noticed a difference when i returned. Boy did I ever. Maybe it was my imagination but the air felt lighter to me. I kept it in the livingroom area that night and fell asleep on my couch. Best night sleep Ive had in a very long time. Right now it filters for living room and kitchen area which is a large space. The bedroom will be getting a separate air purifier soon. For now I put it in the bedroom about an hour or two before bed and it seems to get everything cleared out well. I leave it on a low setting as I sleep. The fan is a little loud at the highest setting but it doesnt bother me in normal day activities around the house. At about a 3 you loose most of the sound which is perfect to sleep to. Overall this is a great product and does what it says it will do.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great unit, but with two caveats

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

      This unit moves air rapidly across the room and does a great job at removing odors and filtering for dust/mold while zapping airborne pathogens. However, I was a bit disappointed with the timer. The timer has a basic function mode of just leaving it on for 1,2,4...8 hours. It does not have the ability to choose days of the week, a range of hours, etc.. only a simple duration from 1hr up to 8hrs. Furthermore, when the timer shuts the unit down, your previous settings are erased. Even when using it in conjunction with an outlet timer, which allows you to set days and hours of the week, the unit simply powers off and back on, but you must manually turn the UV light on and set the fan speed each time and does not retain settings in-between powering off/ back on. I wish this unit had some sort of settings memory and more features to the timer that allowed days of the week and a range of hours to choose from. Regardless of those two caveats, I do recommend this unit as it is fairly priced for what you get and moves air sufficiently and quietly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great air purifier

      Posted
      Kate
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought the Germguardian airpurifier this week and we already see the difference. No more itchy eyes, scratchy throat and stuffy nose; we both feel noticeably better in regard to severe allergies and asthma. I choose this air purifier over others for its HEPA filter, UV light system, 5 years manufacturer warranty, quality/price ratio, and good ratings. Note that the replacement filters are less expensive than those of better known brands. Background: my husband and I are both allergy sufferers and he has asthma. We live in the Kansas Flint Hills and this year allergies have been fiercest that ever: mold, ragweed, goldenrod, grasses, etc... We live in a 100 years old house with stone walls in the basement and the transfer of the ground's humidity/wetness behind them produces an ideal mold growing environment despite the use of a dehumidifier.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Allergy Relief

      Posted
      Jersey24
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      For months, year around I suffer with allergies. Unfortunately, I have carpet in my bedroom and that's worse for allergy sufferers. This buy was the best of the best. Since getting this I am not sneezing, waking up with congestion, itchy eyes or having repeat sinus infections. I could tell immediately the difference in the rooms air quality--and I sleep so much better. I cannot open my windows in my bedroom due to the pollen levels. Also, when my grandchildren visit I bring it to the family room. They also have allergy and asthma problems. No carpet in the rest of my place but everyone has dust, especially if you have hardwood floors and heat/AC vents. I am thinking of buying a smaller one for my desk at work. Love it! A must buy even if you don't have respiratory problems. I especially recommend for pet owners. If you entertain, someone else could have an issue!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Failed after 10 months, manufacturer helpless

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

      We bought two of these units on April 2017. We were very happy with these products. We had already replaced the filters a couple of times, as well as the UV light. However, after about 10 months of usage one of them starting generating warm air. We got concerned and stopped using it. BestBuy said we needed to contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer asked us to ship it to them at our own expense and they they would fix is because we were under the year warranty. After a very poor customer service email exchange they decided to send the unit back to us. No explanation was provided. I had to emailed them and ask about what was done to the unit. I was told that there was nothing wrong with the unit. They simply sent it back to us. In a nutshell: skip to other brand, this company does not stand by their product.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great purchase

      Posted
      Rstar5
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      My husband and I bought this air purifier to help with the occasional smoker outside of our apartment building as well as to help with his allergies. We have a smaller air purifier from this same company that we have been happy with so we sticked with it when choosing a larger one for our living room. I love that the purifier is super quite when on level 3 or lower which is plenty for everyday use. On the occasion that we need a little bit more power and air filtration, like in the case of someone outside our 3rd story balcony smoking, we bump it up to 5 and let it do it's job. It should be mentioned that level 5 is going to make a bit of sound but it's a background noise sort sound and I don't think that it is necessary to leave it at this level at all times. Vary happy with this air purifier and the brand Germ Guardian. We will continue to come back to this brand in the future.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic.. Simply Put.

      Posted
      Dubradio

      Let me preface this review that I have never been one to use air purifiers, i just felt they were gimmicky. But after taking the plunge and purchasing the Germ Guardian 5350 I will be buying another one in the very near future. As this units recommended usage area is a medium size bedroom i choose to use it first in my master bedroom. Wow, after the first night I can say that this works perfectly. I have never slept so well, I generally wake up with sore eyes and/or throat every night, not so after 1 night with this, the second night i choose to put it in our hallway between our master bedroom and living room and left it run all day and all night... again, when i walked in the front door the following afternoon the entire house just smelled fresh and clean, the air was not thick or stale, and I was genuinely comfortable again in my own home.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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