- How It Works
Features & Benefits
Features & Benefits
Features & Benefits
True HEPA Filter
Captures 99.97% of airborne allergens such as household dust, pet dander, mold spores and plant pollens. HEPA filter captures particles as small as .3 microns in size.
UV-C light works to kill airborne germs and bacteria.
Reduces common household odors from: pets, cooking and smoking.
Doctors recommend HEPA air filtration systems to reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers*.
- CADR rated 100+
- Quiet operation
*Source: American Academy of Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology (2003)
- Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty
- Manual: AC4825E PDF Manual
- SKU: AC4825E
- Weight: 7lbs.
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 9 x 21.5
- Cord Length: 6'
- Construction: Plastic
How It Works
How It Works
How It Works
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 Filter (FILTER B/FLT4825) every 6 to 8 months depending on use.
How long is the warranty?
The warranty is a 3-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.
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I am amazed at how much stuff is in the air in my home that I couldn't see. It does such a great job keeping the air clean, and fresh, and literally after using this, not one single person in my household has caught the flu in 4 years. Im not even kidding! That UV light does truly zap that stuff and kills it off. So for my family of 3, plus 2 cats and a dog, we all have been healthy. I am sure that this is one of the reasons that we have been healthy for this long so far.
I just keep it clean and replace the bulb at the appropriate times and it hasn't acted up even one time. I use it on high at all times.
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- Awesome filter!Review by K. S. Williams
The quality of the air is markedly improved. My boyfriend came over a few days after I had this running and actually took notice of how much fresher the air seemed. My lungs agree, and with the combination of the right medication, I'm breathing better than I have in years. (Posted on 5/29/2014)
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- Noticed a Difference Immediately!Review by Sabrina Powder Puff "Sabrina"
Apparently, the charcoal filter filters out bad air dust mites, allergens, and things, and then the UV thing zaps other bad stuff dead. Hurrah! It's all very scientific.
It's only been a week, and it's quite a major difference. After the first night, the air smelled much fresher. We have two cats; and before we received this, we had done our usual hyper-vacuuming, using the enormous lint-roller thingy on the couch, washing the curtains, changing the bedding, etc. That did seem to help a bit. However, we do all these things quite regularly (REALLY), even though our two cats our short-hair.
It seems to be more of an allergy problem (we live in TN, and the allergies in this mountainous valley are a hell-hole for everyone- they post allergy alerts on TV).
We put this baby on the "one" (lowest) setting the first night and noticed a real " fresh-air" smell.
The second night, we put it on "two" and it hummed along, cleaning the air. We slept like babies for the first time in ages.
We still have not put it on the "three" setting as I'm afraid it will suck our entire house into the filter!! ;)))
It is very quiet, and it cleans about 155 square feet of air per hour, so we ordered just one. It does have a glowing blue light, so you might not want to keep it in the bedroom at night.
Our shyer cat thinks it is Darth Vader. Both of our cats love to play with the box.
A note: It DOES come with the filter already installed- you do not have to install the filter.
You will pry this from my cold, dead hands. (Posted on 5/29/2014)
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I am going to buy a second (larger unit) for our upstairs living area. I take the smaller one upstairs while I'm cooking if I am making something that is really smelly (like fried fish or bacon) and run it while I cook. It really helps to minimize the amount of lingering odors. It would be nice to not have to move it around all the time!
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I have recommended this item to four people who ordered it, and all of them said that they are noticing a huge difference in the air quality in their home.
***ONE THING TO NOTE*** You have to rinse the thinner filter off about every two weeks (and be careful, it can tear easily). I don't recommend vacuuming it (I tore it up, and it didn't seem to get all the crud out). I usually just rinse it out in the tub with cool water and let it air dry for about 5-10 minutes. It will help prolong the Hepa filter in it. (Posted on 5/29/2014)
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- so far, so good!!Review by Chandra Faulkner "mama chacha"
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- Perfect for our asthmatic household.Review by Toddler Teacher
This review for right now is 24 hours in to having it on in the house, and later I will come back and add to it.
Set up was easy straight out of the box, and I put it out of traffic areas in the house. I was worried with where I put it there would be trouble for good air circulation, but it is doing great! In fact with it on high I noticed a tag on the other side of the room (directly across) was moving on one of the toys yesterday as I was cleaning. Then I cooked fish last night (our den has an open doorway to the kitchen), and I couldnt even smell it cooking!! I decided to test it this morning, and sat on the couch painting my nails. Even using nail polish remover I couldnt smell it!!! (which astounds me b/c I hate doing my nails simple b/c of the toxic fumes!!) As far as noise, its not that bad. On high, with the tv and with kids running around it is a little white noise and thats it. I sleep with the bed room doors open, and having a tower computer on in the den annoyed me, however on medium I couldn't even hear it in the den! It also moves a lot of air b/c even when the ac isnt blowing air, it feels like it is b/c of this tower! I am super excited at the thought of having better air quality in the house so we dont have as many issues, and I know it will take probably a good month for me to be able to judge that (and trust me I keep up with our flair ups b/c my son sees a specialist so I can tell you if it will make a difference or not). I also liked the UV light, since we have kids over to play all the time it makes perfect sense to have it to.
Also anyone that has lung issues, make sure to avoid any purifier that has the ion part (where you turn it on for a fresh smell) it actually causes lung problems (if you have underlying problems). Oh and check out the reviews on walmart . com for this purifier, it has hundreds of reviews and most are five star (which is one of the reasons I went with this model even though not everyone loved it on here).
Check back in August and I will add an update =)
Hi ALL! Sorry took me so long to come back and update =) Fortunately if you see below I did give a heads up three weeks in we still loved it. This unit is holding up well, and really does a good job! Since buying it (I guess going on six months ago now --WOW THAT WENT FAST!!) it helped with our asthma and allergies. Within the first month I stopped waking up with a stuffy nose, and it was taking particles out of the air so I wasn't seeing as much dust. I still would love to have them in each room, but that is on the back burner. Make sure you have enough for the sq footage of your room. We have since moved to a larger place, that has more sq footage in the den, and also two open doorways leading to other rooms. As such, this unit is doing really well for how much air it has availability to; when I should honestly probably should have one more in here. It isn't too loud, and I love the uv light. Within the first month of us having it we were exposed to someone (a visitor) that wound up having pneumonia. With the fact we have a higher risk of catching lung illnesses, I was really nervous. I think a big contributor to not catching it is because we had this unit running on high with the uv light. I highly recommend this unit, and I hope it helps! =)
We just about hit the year mark! Still working great and going strong! Make sure you wipe down (inside and out) once a month (as the book says). Still going strong, and working well! =) Buy this one, and you wont regret it!
Unit is still working great! We added a second one earlier this year, and pleased with both! =) (Posted on 5/29/2014)