Proven performance against ultrafine particles
Ultrafine particles are smaller than 0.1 microns. By sheer number, about 90% of all airborne particles are this size. The primary source of ultrafine particles is combustion from motor vehicles, refineries, industrial plants and even cooking. Viruses are also ultrafine particles. The small size of ultrafine particles enables them to be easily inhaled, deposited into the lungs and absorbed into the blood. They have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma and even cancer.
Manufacturers of ordinary air filtration systems claim only that their systems filter particles larger than 0.3 microns. IQAir is different. IQAir’s HyperHEPA filtration in the HealthPro Series is proven and certified to filter at least 99.5% of all particles down to 0.003 microns – the smallest particles that exist. Independent testing by laboratories and government agencies verifies the effectiveness of IQAir technology against ultrafine particles. When it comes to protection against ultrafine particulates, IQAir is the proven choice.
Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, also known as secondhand smoke, significantly increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease in non-smokers, as well as contributing to respiratory illnesses. We agree with this advice from the Mayo Clinic: “The best way to protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke is to not allow smoking in your home.” Still, the best solution isn't always possible and that's where an air purifier can help.
Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, 60 of which are known carcinogens. These various elements are a mix of liquids, gases, and solid particles. An air purifier cannot help protect against tobacco smoke unless it provides a high level of efficiency against both particles and gases. On the other hand, a high-efficiency air purifier with the right filtration media can help dramatically. The IQAir GC MultiGas air purifier, which offers unrivaled protection against both particles and gases, is the recommendation of most experts.
The positive effect of air purifiers in homes where secondhand smoke is an issue has been demonstrated. For example, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently reported that an air purifier can be as effective as drugs in reducing asthma attacks among children in homes where one or more parents smoke. On average, the children in the study suffered 33 fewer days per year enduring severe asthma symptoms.
Note: IQAir does not endorse smoking indoors. IQAir views air cleaning as a means in reducing the effects of secondhand smoke only when smoking is unavoidable. In an environment where smoking indoors in unavoidable, smoking should be confined to only one room.
New Edition fan
The New Edition features the most powerful fan ever used in a compact room air purifier. That power translates into even bett
r air cleaning results. The new three-dimensionally optimized design now uses state-of-the-art aerodynamics to convert energy into more air and less noise. IQAir systems use the highest quality fan
motor available. This fan has an astonishing 1325 m³/h rating at 2750 rpm. Because each fan is individually balanced and uses steel ball bearings, it outlasts other fans by years. The IQAir New Edition fan is suspended in a housing unit that isolates the fan from the housing with eight shock absorbers to further reduce noise.
Sophisticated controlsEvery IQAir room air purifier features six fan speeds and its streamlined system controls allow you to easily program automatic operation via a day/night timer. This allows you to cut energy costs and extend filter life by using your GC MultiGas air purifier to clean the air exactly as you need it when you need it. Also, the included intelligent filter-life monitor precisely forecasts filter replacement based on actual usage and color-coded lights tell you when it's time to change each filter. Relax and let the system work for you. A sleek and efficient handheld remote control makes it easy to manage your GC MultiGas air purifier from almost anywhere in the room. You can set the fan speed and even timer controls without getting up.
The best media for superior filtration
The GC MultiGas features the best media in the industry combined with superior filter design to provide an unequaled level of protection against gases, odors, and chemicals. The four disposable gas-phase filter cartridges of the GC MultiGas feature 12 lbs. (5.4 kg.) of the highest-grade activated carbon from bituminous coal, not the lower-quality coconut-shell carbon others use. IQAir also does not use zeolite, another less effective and less expensive filtration medium. Alumina pellets impregnated with potassium permanganate remove formaldehyde from the air. The cylindrical shape of the GC MultiGas cartridges allows for optimal contact between the air and the filtration media, while offering very low air restriction. Meanwhile, post filters wrap each cylinder, preventing any media dust from being released while further improving overall system efficiency.
5-Year warrantyThe IQAir GC MultiGas air purifier is an investment in clean air for many years to come. Like all of our air purifiers, each GC MultiGas air purifier is manufactured at our factory in Switzerland to demanding standards that are the highest in the industry. And each system is thoroughly tested and its performance verified before it leaves the factory (see above). As a result, IQAir is proud to cover the GC MultiGas in the United States and Canada for a full five (5) years against defects in parts and labor. Filters are consumables and exempt from this warranty.
The built-in handle and sturdy casters of the GC MultiGas make it simple to roll around the room or house, providing high-performance air purification wherever you need it.
Up to 21% more clean airThe New Edition GC MultiGas features the most powerful fan ever used in a residential room air purifier. That power translates into even better air cleaning results. The new three-dimensionally optimized design now uses state-of-the-art aerodynamics to convert energy into more air and less noise. We also improved the HyperHEPA® filter pleating design, which increases the filter surface area of the filter. The result of these improvements is up to 21% more clean air.
Powerful gas and odor removal
The GC MultiGas packs the chemical removal power of more than 100 gas masks.
Highest amount of micropores
The activated carbon used in IQAir's GC MultiGas media is activated in a way to preserve
the maximum number of micropores.
IQAir looks beyond theoretical claims, testing the performance of each individual GC MultiGas system at the factory to ensure that it meets our strict specifications. The results of the tests are detailed in a hand-signed Certificate of Performance, which is included with every air purifier. No GC MultiGas air purifier will be shipped from the factory unless it is certified to provide a minimum of 99% efficiency against particles.
Up to 20% longer filter life
IQAir’s New Edition air purifiers feature the most advanced filter-pleating pattern ever designed for a residential system. This technology not only increases airflow, but also increases particulate loading capacity by 20% on the H11 HyperHEPA pre-filter. This saves you money and reduces the frequency of filter replacements.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
A significant number of individuals suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), characterized by elevated sensitivities to household chemicals. Symptoms can include eye irritation, wheezing, fatigue, rhinitis, sore throat or cough, skin rashes and other symptoms. The best strategy for treating MCS is to avoid the airborne contaminants and chemicals that trigger the illness and reactions. Because indoor air pollution concentrations are typically much higher than outdoor air pollution levels, “air-filtration devices that remove both particulate and chemical substances from breathable indoor air usually benefit MCS patients considerably,” one leading medical expert concluded.
Reviewers rate IQAir air purifiers as the best systems available for MCS sufferers. Most other air purifiers simply are not effective enough to make a real difference in the quality of the air an MCS sufferer breathes. Equally important, IQAir does not use any technologies that add additional MCS triggers into the air, such as ozone or chemicals. And IQAir products are constructed of computer-grade ABS plastics that do not “off-gas” into the air.
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