AC5000 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier with UV Sanitizer and Odor Reduction, 28 Inch Tower, by GermGuardian®

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SKU: AC5000E
MSRP: $199.99

Regular Price: $149.99

Sale Price: $127.49

Availability: In stock in USA and Canada

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Product Information

The 3-in-1 True HEPA Air Purifier is perfect for allergy sufferers.  With a True HEPA filter, it captures 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as .3 microns in size!

Doctor Recommended! According to the American Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology doctors recommend HEPA air filtration to reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers. 

More than just a filter, the UV-C light kills germs, while the charcoal filter captures odors.  CADR Rated 125+ and standing 28 inches tall, it is lightweight and ideal to use in both medium to large rooms.  Includes a UV-C control and a filter change indicator.  3 speed controls include an ultra-quiet low speed.  Purchase yours today!

It is important to only use GENUINE Guardian Technologies™ replacement parts to maintain product performance and warranty. All parts that are not genuine will void the warranty.


Features & Benefits

True HEPA Filter
Captures 99.97% of airborne allergens, down to .3 microns in size, such as: household dust, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollens.

UV-C Technology
UV-C light works to kill airborne germs and bacteria.

Removes Odors
Removes odors and smoke particles from the air with activated carbon filter.

Kills Airborne Mold Spores
Kills airborne mold spores and other allergens.

Additional Features

  • CADR rated 125+.
  • Quiet operation.
  • 5-year limited warranty.

This product earned the ENERGY STAR by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US EPA. The US EPA does not endorse any manufacturer claims of healthier indoor air from the use of this product.

The energy efficiency of this ENERGY STAR qualified model is measured based on a ratio between the model's CADR for Dust and the electrical energy it consumes, or CADR/Watt.

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How It Works

How It Works

How It Works

WHY UV-C Technology?
UV-C light technology is proven to kill common germs on surfaces, in the air and in water. It is highly effective at penetrating thin-walled viruses and bacteria known to cause: staph, pneumonia, tuberculosis, bronchitis and meningitis. The light alters the genetic structure of the germs and they die.



Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the red and/or blue light blinking when I first turned on the air purifier and how do I shut it off?
The air purifier now comes equipped with indicator lights that automatically blink when it’s time to replace the Filter or UV-C bulb. If the reminder lights are blinking the first time you turned on your purifier, simply reset the system by holding the UV button for at least 3-5 seconds until the reminder lights stop flashing. Your product is now set and ready to go!

Do I need to replace my filter?
Yes. It is recommended that you change the Combination Filter every 6 to 9 months depending on use.

How long is the warranty?
The warranty is a 5-year Limited Warranty. For more detailed warranty information please refer to the warranty section of your instruction manual.

What is CADR?
CADR stands for “Clean Air Delivery Rate” which indicates the volume of filtered air delivered by an air purifier. CADR ratings show the effectiveness of how efficient the air purifier is at capturing fine particles from things like tobacco smoke and plant pollens from the room.

How do I know when I should replace the filter?
It is recommended that you replace the Combination Filter every 6 months — depending on use — to maintain an optimal level of air purification. When the filter turns from white to dark grey or black, it should be replaced with a new one. If the filter is still white, it does not need to be replaced.

What is UV-C light?
UV-C is part of the ultra-violet light spectrum that is filtered out by the earth’s atmosphere. The “C” stands for the particular frequency of UV light that kills germs.

Why is UV-C light so effective?
UV-C light is highly effective at penetrating thin-walled germs like viruses and bacteria. The light alters the genetic structure of the germ, and they die.

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

  • SKU: AC5000E
  • Weight: 10.5lbs.
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.5 x 27.25
  • Cord Length: 6'
  • Construction: Plastic




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Customer Reviews

By mangomom
A Breath of Fresh Air!!!
We have purchased two of these air purifiers from Germ Guaridian. We have two dachshunds and one cat that share our home. After reading about this product, we decided to try one and it worked so well, that we bought a second one. The quality of the air is very noticable after running them for even a short while. We are very satisfied and will purchase a third unit for our second home.
By Wayne Rodgers
Great Buy
The only problem we see is the brightness of the red and blue lights in our totally "blacked-out" master bedroom.
By Dave S
A nice but noisy air cleaner
The Germguardian AC5000E for the last month has been doing a great job of keeping our bedroom air cleaner and smelling better. We keep the speed on low because on medium or high the noise is too much for us to sleep. With the UV light selected it has the appearance of an alien being in the room with us. The only reason It does not rate 5 stars is because of the noise.
By HelloKitty
Great filter
It's an amazing filter and has gotten a lot of the dust and allergens out of my 13x13 room. It's not much of a fan but this thing is rugged. I've tipped it over about 5 times and keep it on almost 24/7 and it's still running like new.
By Nancy Miller Tucker
Germguardian on Guard
I purchased this air cleaning system with hopes that it would help with my allergies. I have animals, live across the street from an excavating company that dust should be their motto. I have dark circles worse than a raccoon. I thought I would wait and see what it could do. To my amazement I dust less, sneeze less, the dark circles are barely there now! The product does the job. The only thing I do not like is that is does not shut off on it's own. I may invest in another one that has all the bells and whistles now that I know I am being "Guarded" at all times.
By yesican
it's well worth buying
Works as advertised My daughter has a pet rodent that she keeps in the spare bedroom which smell awful . This machine eliminates about 85 to 90 percent of the older
By Paul Auclair
One of the best products I've purchased over the years for air cleaning /purification. So far very pleased with product
By Asthmatic - Allergy Severe
Marching to the doctors office since June 2012
My allergies from Molds, housemites, pollens, pollutants have made me sick since June 2012. Running out of options I turned to Germguardian after reading several product reviews from Costco, and I received my order within 3 days.

Improvements have been noticeable since using the product especially with air quality in my living room. I used it in my room last night to see the difference if any. My severe allergies would keep me awake at night coughing, sneezing, wheezing, stuffing nose, chest congestion. I wake up tired and short of breath reaching out for my Ventolin inhaler. I notice the changes in air quality in my room last night (cleaner feel) I woke up this morning feeling fresh (having no symptoms mentioned above)

The plastic smell that a customer mentioned from a previous review only occurred for a day when I first use the product. It went away soon after that.

I highly recommend this product for people with chronic allergies / asthmatic conditions.
By Mark Lowry
Seems to do a good job
I bought this unit because of it's price point and the positive reviews. It arrived quickly and no assembly required. It seems to actually help with pet odors and cooking odors in the home. I won't give it a five star rating because it is not all that quiet. It makes a pretty loud humming on high (not enough to turn it off though), a bit of a humming on med. and is virtually silent on low.
I will recommend this product.
By Seraxia
Great Machine
This machine really cleans the air. I can tell a big difference since adding two of these to my house. One of my rooms has a mold issue and while waiting on remediation I have a towel shoved under the door and one of these running 24x7 with the bulb on to help kill any spores in the air and it seems to help that room smell less musty/moldy.
By Robert J. Harris "Mexican Bobby"
Quiet and smooth.
So far, so good. I occasionally like to light up my pipe and this air cleaner seems to eliminate the smoke and aroma very quickly.
By S. Oakley
Does What It's Supposed To
I originally had the 22" version of this product. Unfortunately the UV light switch failed so I had to return it. I decided to go for the 28" and so far its been a good decision. I used the 22" and now the 28" in a small bedroom, with the door sometimes closed and the difference between the two is basically that the 28" cleans the air sooner (duh).

Now, with almost any product, there's at least one caveat. Here's this one's: you may very well notice a plastic smell when you first start using it. After two of these doing this, I'm thinking its normal. The remedy: put it out in a large room and just let it run. Or even outside if its not too hot. The smell will be gone in 24-48 hours. After experimentation (nothing else to do), I'm pretty sure its the heat from the UV bulb on the surrounding plastic......

Anyway, I'd go for the 28" no matter the room size.
Plug in, turn on, and enjoy.
Within three hours of turning on the unit, my two weeks of misery with allergies and sinus discomfort cleared up. I would never have believed it, but out of desperation and suffering, I purchased this unit based on reviews. I am a new person!! No more sinus issues and discomfort. Love product. One small complaint, the unit is a little loud on the high setting.
By Paul Choquette
Clean air
Nice unit, does a good job & isn't too loud. We definitely have noticed a difference in air quality and would recommend it. We bought two units one in the bedroom and one in the living room
By Nicole M Tucker
Great, great!!
Wonderful product! It really eliminates all of the pollen, dust and odors in the house. I have order another one!
By H. Tharp
Amazing air cleaning system
This is one purchase I am so glad I made! This is powerhouse of a machine and I love that you can clean one of the filters simply using a vac. A member of my family suffers with COPD and we needed very clean air in our home. We decided to go with this air cleaning system as it is a 3 in 1 system with True HEPA! The UV-C is amazing and kills germs just as hospitals use. We have had no colds or allergies since we purchased this machine. We leave it on 24/7. I love the light on it as well as it makes for a great night light as well. If you are considering a quality air cleaner...look no further as this is the one. It is very quite as well even on the highest setting. The air in our home is wonderful and people even comment when they come to visit. If you are cooking the odors are quickly filtered and the air stays very fresh in your home. I cannot say enough great things about this cleaner. We love ours and have friends that have also purchased this exact model. Excellent product!
By Joanne Spears
Works great for removing smoke and other airborne particles for clean air. This has great reviews and has a high circulation of air per room. It runs quietly even on the highest speed.
By sam
Due to large amounts of smoke in our area from burning fires we ordered the germguardian. We had a hepa system already going but it did not take the smoke smell out of the air. The germguardian has worked beautifully and we have survived because of it.
By Photographer
Love it
After trying numerous other products.....we found a winner. Works so well we purchased another one to put in our bedroom. We could feel and smell a difference within the first 5 minutes. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
By horsefun
Successfully treating allergies and more in our house!
I have had this unit plus a small plug-in unit of the same brand for 3 months now. I purchased these for a couple of reasons: #1) to sanitize the air for my weaker immune system and #2) my daughter wakes up (woke up) every morning just completely stuffed up. Allergies are a real problem for her. I cannot tell you the difference in my daughter. The small unit is in the room she sleeps in and the standing unit is in the main room of the house. She no longer wakes up stuffy. She is now the one running to turn it on all the time because it makes her feel so much better. On top of that, her allergies are usually bad enough to cause bad breath from her sinuses. No more bad breath! As for me, I am always the one who catches illnesses and gets them worse than anyone in the family. My husband recently had a bad cold and I only got a scratchy throat!! That is a HUGE improvement for me! I highly recommend the Germ Guardian products. They are still running just as they were when I purchased them. The plug-in unit has been running since the minute we got it. We usually only leave the stand-up unit on during the day. I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
By Caligirl
Love It!
We love this machine. It has been a miracle for us. Both myself and my son have bad allergies and are very sensitive to mold. We had to live in an apartment for 5 months that had lots of mildew/mold around the windows. We also had a large dog at the time who shed like crazy. This system was a life saver, we stayed healthy and strong and enjoyed our clean air.
By Marie hanusek
Very effective
We absolutely love the look of this air purifier. We live in an apartment and it was really difficult to get rid of the "food smell" from anything we cooked. This has really made a HUGE difference in air circulation and quality. My only complaint would be the noise level when it is on the highest setting. There are three settings total, so it is easily adjustable. I would highly recommend this product!
By Buckets' Mommy
So clean!!!
I love having this! I got is for a gift for a relative as she is a smoker. When we visit you cannot even tell it is a smoker's home. This thing really does its job! VERY impressed and it is so quiet.
By Ginger Williams
We read the reviews on Amazon & decided to give this a try. We live in a very open concept house with tons of windows. We hated to have company at certain times of the day because our air was so filled with dust particles. We also have 2 long haired cats. I seriously cannot believe how well this machine works! The air is no longer cluttered - you can really tell in the sunlight. It does exactly what's advertised to do - clean the air! The plastic smell did last about 2 weeks. I was encouraged by the company to run it on high with the light on for 48 hours. This did the trick. I was using the light sporadically & running it mostly on medium. The smell is now gone. The dust is gone. Love this!!
By Rody Rodocker
Great buy!
Great product for the price. We have 2 cats, 2 dogs, and a lot of friends and family with allergies. They all say we would never know u had pets if we didn't see them! On the down side it is a little loud on high setting but i can deal with it. Overall great air cleaner!
By Med 1
Great Product
Very solid performance and no issues to report. It is small enough that you can squeeze it next to a bookcase and you won't even know it is there (especially since it is quiet).
By Joseph A Walsh Jr.
Germ Guardian review
I have been using this purifier for about 6 weeks and can really feel a difference in the air quality around my desk at work. I have also been able to keep from catching anyone else's colds. This is a very easy to use and easy to setup air purifier, and certainly a great deal at it's current price.
By Stefani Hasty
Results after 1 day!!
Call me crazy, but I've had this air purification system for ONE day and can already tell a difference!! I'm no longer feeling short of breath, can take that big gulp of air, seem to have just a totally different quality of air!! I never knew how important air filtration was until I started reading about allergies. This is totally worth spending money on if you are simply health conscious or if you have needs for cleaning the air. Best purchase I've made in a long time for my quality of life.
By artsy girl
Excellent Air Purifier
Wonderful product. My home feels super clean and I no longer have allergies! I have 2 small dogs and hard wood floors. This keeps my home feeling crisp and fresh. I LOVE IT.
By Tananda M. Kalitan
Simply Fantastic
For the price this is the best air filter I've ever used. The filter itself is easy to clean, simply wash it in the sink and dry it thoroughly and pop it back in (just the black part, the rest of it shouldn't get wet). I love it and have it running all the time, my son has breathing issues and I think this has helped him a lot. It moves air really well, but when it's on it's highest setting it is a little loud. Worth every penny though!
By Bunkster Brown
Excellent product!
Bought one of these a month or so ago locally, and have been so happy with it that I'm here on Amazon buying another one for the second floor. It is extremely effective in purifying the air of dust and odors. It has made a huge difference in my allergies. Looking forward to having one cranking on each floor. The filters are rather expensive, but all HEPAs are.
By Great Cook
I have 4 cats and put this near their litter box. I have the Germ Guardian tower raised up off the floor for better circulation. Within 10 minutes of turning it on the air quality was noticeably fresher! I'm going to order one or two more for other areas of the house. Prior to buying this tower model, I have been using the cool looking stainless steel table model of Germ Guardian air sanitizers for years, I have 5 of those throughout the house and basement. I haven't had a cold since I first discovered Germ Guardians, 4 years ago! I have given 3 of them as gifts. I absolutely LOVE them!! My house smells fresh and clean, even with 4 indoor cats. I highly recommend the tower model and the table model. This tower model filters and cleans the air, as well as sanitizing it. The other model I mention here, only sanitizes the air, killing germs and mold spores.

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