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

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 526 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointment... for the cats.

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    Critta2
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    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

    So far, great air purifier

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    Chase
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    I have this in a 4-bedroom house master bedroom. When it's not occupied, I leave it running on high (with UV-C on in case there's plague going around). I'm not positive it works that way (correct me if I'm wrong), but I have slightly higher peace of mind with it on... At night, I turn it to low (and UV-C OFF because those blue lights are -bright-) while we're sleeping. For what it's worth, I also leave the manual covering the top of the display while we're sleeping because it'll light up your ceiling nicely after your eyes have adjusted. So far, it seems to be keeping the dust down. Something I've noted (and this is important to me and my weird, sensitive nose) is that it is excellent at keeping odors out of the room (I do try and leave the door closed during the day while it's on high to help it turn over just the room's air). I haven't had to replace the one-piece filter yet so I don't know if that's a process. I plan to try cleaning it myself when the display indicator comes on, first. The war against dust is long and arduous. And tedious. This has helped and makes sure cooking, etc. smells don't set on our clothes and such.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth The Money

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    MsLiz
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    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

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    George
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    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 10 months, manufacturer helpless

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    hpoidf
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    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 air purifier

    Posted
    Kate
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Read me

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    WolfManCNY
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    Okay, so I got this device in hopes to eliminate/significantly reduce dust. It's fantastic in eliminating odors, such as from cooking or pets. However when it comes to dust, I don't really see a difference at. But I do notice a significant difference in air quality which is why I kept it. I use it often. DEFINITELY READ ITS RECOMMENDED SPACE FILTRATION. The size of the room it's in obviously makes a difference in performance outcome. It's kinda loud when on the 5 speed which is the highest but it isn't terrible. Like a average stand-up fan loudness. If you out it on 3 speed, it's essentially silent depending on if you have a TV on or something. I knocked it over on accident the other day and there was no suffer in performance so it seems like it can take a couple knock overs. Over all I'd give it a 7.5/10 due to not seeing a difference in dust.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Allergy Relief

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    Jersey24
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

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    Rstar5
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, modern design and excellent filtration

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    XTOS
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    I love this air filter! It can be a bit loud on the 4 or 5 setting, but perfect at level 3. I recommend using level 3 if you run it all day for general air filtering and only use level 4 or 5 if you need it to work quicker after cooking or for eradicating a sudden increase in allergens, pollen, dust, or smoke. Otherwise level 3 works well as the default setting. I love the handle feature, which makes it easy to move it from room to room. I'm not sure how effective the circulation is, since the air seems to blow behind near the intake vents, but so far it seems to be very effective at reducing odors, dust, and allergens. I've had much more restful sleep and less congestion since using this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Air Cleaner

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    Lynne
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    What a difference this product has made in our lives! My husband snores excessively and we thought an air cleaner might help. After doing a lot of research (HEPA and CADR ratings) and not knowing whether such a unit would help, we settled on the GermGuardian 4 in 1. We didn't want to spend $800 but wanted something more than a $25 unit that would give us a chance of figuring out if this would help. It has five speed settings and a washable filter. So we will not be spending high prices for replacement filters on a regular basis. We run it 24/7 on varying speeds and I'm happy to say my husband's snoring has dropped tremendously. Great product for the value. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great overall air purifier

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    Eric
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    I did a lot of research prior to purchasing this item. It certainly holds up to what it is supposed to do. I primarily purchased it due to allergies and waking up in the morning congested. I keep this in the bedroom which is a fairly large room (12x20). You can adjust the speed of the fan so that at a 3 out of 5 fan speed it's virtually silent. While I may wake up feeling a bit dried out, there is no congestion and you can tell the air is fresher. It also has a UV-C light, however, haven't had the need to use it so I can't say if it works well or not. The research on that option is still a bit sketchy anyway. Overall, I would buy this item again and, in fact, am buying one for a family member who has similar issues with allergies. Lastly, we have 2 dogs and a couple of birds. This item seems to manage the dander quite well also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Air Purifier

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    Samrio
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    I've had this now for around 3 months, and began to notice the fresher air in my apartment within a couple of days. We have three dogs (small ones), two kids and the pet dander and allergens were apparent. That's where this product comes in. Within a couple of days, the smell of pet was virtually gone. The air was instantly without odor. I can't explain it, this was easily one of the best remedies to eliminate that lived in smell that you can mask with spray only so many times. The filter has lasted the entire time, and is designed to last up to 6 months, although we'll probably replace it in 4. The dust and pollen allergies are also taken care of with this. Our apartment just feels better and it's nice to just breathe without a glade plugin scent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great air purifier

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    GParent
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    Got this for my daughter's room (1 yr old) because of her allergies. She kept having runny noses and itchy eyes. Decided to give this one a try and it has worked. On level 3, it is very quiet. My daughter sleeps with a sound machine so you can't tell that it's on. After the first 2 days, her running nose cleared up, eyes were no longer itchy and has been able to sleep through the night. My wife and I plan to get one for our room for our allergies since we've noticed ours clear up when we go into our daughter's room. I definitely recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy & great product!

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    LaurieDN
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    I purchased this product and am thrilled with it. Its quiet and extremely efficient & does the job well. I am a smoker and only smoke in 1 room of my house. I purchased this for that room once I had it freshly painted & you can not even smell smoke in that room no more. It's amazing! I've gotten many compliments on it and it is an attractive addition to my room. I purchased an extra hepa filter with it when I bought this to store away for when I'd need it and its been 2 months so far and I haven't had to use the extra filter. I do not know about how long they last before they reccomend changing them, but would reccomend this product to anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Our air has never been cleaner

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    Awesome
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    We deal with a lot of pollen, dust, and mold spores. We finally decided to give an air purifier a try. We did tons and tons and tons of research. We decided on this specific model of GermGuardian. We got a great deal at BestBuy, so we bought two. We have a 2500 square foot house and we keep one of these in the center, and move the other one from end to end - depending on where we are. You can tell the difference. And the shape, size, and white finish fit and look great. We don't mind them, wherever we place them. The real test will be when we have a guest who smokes stay with us. It will be interesting to see if this thing keeps her room from smelling like an ashtray. I'm betting it will work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful and quiet

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    tlok
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    On the highest setting (5) it's great white noise; on the second highest setting it's reasonably quiet, and gets almost totally silent as you go from level 4 down to level 1. I have it in my small-sh bedroom mostly, and try to run it before I go to sleep in the evening and sometimes on low throughout the night. I've noticed an improvement in my breathing during morning meditation and feel like it's doing a good job. I don't use the UV setting much because I guess I'm not sure how effective that is. It removes any litter box odor from my apartment and doesn't take up a lot of space. I'd buy this again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad air purifier

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    LoneWolf
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    I got this for a couple of reasons, one I wanted to see if it would reduce the overall lint in my room, and two if it would actually clean and freshen the air. I'm happy to say that it defiantly does both things well enough. there is better choices out there, heck best buy sells them, but this has a very small footprint, its white like my walls and "hides" itself well, and on the lower fan setting super quiet. I keep it on "4" personally because of the ambient noise when I go to bed. Keep your eyes on the charcoal filter and vacuum it off every now and then and you'll be good to go

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Air Cleaner

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    BrianM
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    I suffer from Asthma and also have a couple cats so during winter months when the windows are closed and fresh air doesn't come in, I decided to purchase this item recently. It has helped so much with air quality in my home. Its easy to use, 5 fan speeds that are not loud at all, an off timer if you want to use it, and the UV light kills germs that cant be seen. Things are smelling fresh, and breathing easier now. If you are looking for a House hepa filter, spend the money on this one, it works great and takes out odors as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend