Tracs vs IQAir vs EZ Air

IQAir Healthpro Plus Air Purifier Verses TRACS & EZ Air Purifiers

EZ Air TRACS IQAir Healthpro Plus
2009 Cost $475 $725 $900
Air Flow (CFM)1 250 250 260 1
Individually Certified HEPA 99.99% @ .3 microns2 YES YES No
Amount of HEPA media3 80 ft2 80 ft2 40 ft2
UV Lamps, # and watts No YES.  Two 9w No
Location of UV Lamps N/A Shining on HEPA Intake N/A
Keypad Controls No Yes Yes
Carbon lbs. with each unit4 10.5 10.5 5
Different carbon blends available Yes Yes No
Separate Carbon & HEPA YES YES Yes
Tools Needed for Maintenance NO NO No
Filter Indicator YES YES Yes
Differential Pressure Switch for Monitoring Filters YES YES No5
Air Changes per Hour (ACH) in 400 sq. ft room6 4.7 4.7 4.9
Certificate of Performance with each unit Yes Yes Yes
Made in the USA YES YES No
Annual Cost7 $67.80 $103 $263.40
Actual cumulative 5 year maintenance costs8 $339 $515 $1,317
Five Year Savings vs. IQAir Healthpro Plus $978 $802

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1 Air flow for the IQAir Healthpro Plus was taken from the website of various authorized IQAir Internet dealers, as the information was not available from the IQAir website. Air flow for TRACS and EZ Air are from the manufacturer.

2 The only information available regarding the certification of the HyperHEPA filter in the Healthpro Plus is that it is certified to remove 99.5% of particles as small as .003 microns in size, and it is not clear whether the testing is done by independent bodies of by IQAir themselves. Information from authorized IQAir Internet dealers showed the filters to be 99.97% efficient at .3 microns. Information on the HEPA in TRACS and EZ Air is provided by the manufacturer, which states their filters are individually certified (by the filter manufacturer, not PAS) to be 99.99% efficient at .3 microns.

3 Amount of HEPA media for the IQAir Healthpro Plus was taken from the website of various authorized IQAir Internet dealers, as the information was not available from the IQAir website. HEPA media data for TRACS and EZ Air are from the manufacturer.

4 Recommended amount of carbon used annually, as at least 10 lbs of carbon will become saturated within a year under normal ambient air conditions if a unit is run 24/7.

5 Filter change indicator in the IQAir Healthpro Plus utilizes a timer that denotes the lifespan of each filter based on data supplied by the customer upon startup. Filter replacement indicator is therefore not based on actual filter loading, but instead a predetermined timetable.

6 Assumes 8 foot ceiling

7 Annual Replacement costs over a five-year period assume minimum 10 lbs of carbon used annually, HEPA replacement every 3 years, and Manufacturer’s recommendations for Prefilter and UV Lamp replacement. Pricing comes from Manufacturer.

8 Actual cumulative 5-year maintenance costs assume minimum 10 lbs of carbon used annually, HEPA replacement every 3 years, and Manufacturer’s recommendations for Prefilter and UV Lamp replacement. Pricing comes from Manufacturer. It is the typical maintenance costs incurred from the time you turn the unit on the first day and turn it off five years later.

Additional Resources

Comparing Air Purification Systems

Microorganism destruction chart using ultraviolet light (UV) to kill molds, bacteria, and viruses

Why we no longer sell IQAir Healthpro HEPA Air Purifiers

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