GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier Review

Reviewed Air Purifiers: GermGuardian AC5350B
Overall Rating:
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Air Cleaning Performance:
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Noise Quality:
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User Friendliness:
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Overall Value Derived:
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Pros

  • A cost-effective air purifier from a reputed brand;
  • Comes with True HEPA filter technology that gets rid of 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as .3 microns in size and activated charcoal pre-filter;
  • Ideal for home offices, washrooms, and bedrooms;
  • Lightweight which makes it easy to carry from one room to another;
  • Consists of a UV-C light to kill germs and bacteria;
  • Extremely quiet and efficient;
  • Great value for money;
  • Offers 4-stages of filtration;
  • Recommended for spaces that are of maximum 167 square feet;
  • Energy efficient and is renowned for low energy consumption;
  • Comes with a high CADR rating;
  • Contains a filter change indicator and an up to 8 hour time;
  • Performs as a superior air cleaning system;
  • Simple, stylish design that looks good in any home environment;
  • Comes with an easy to use digital display panel.

Cons

  • Only useful for a space of maximum 167 square feet;
  • Need to change the filter every 6-8 month’s time;
  • There is no presence of air quality sensor in this air purifier.

Are you suffering from allergies or asthma and want an air purifier that can assist in destroying germs, bacteria, and odors?

If yes, then you will appreciate the value offered by GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier. It has been specifically designed for medium to large rooms of maximum 167 square feet. The amazing part is that GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier is a true HEPA, AHAM verified air purifier. It has multi-layered air filtration combined with UV-C sanitizer that assists in getting rid of 99.97% of .3 microns of large particles in the air, including dust mites, smoke, bacteria, common household odors, pet dander, mold, pollen, etc.

The making of the air purifier is rather slick and stylish. It easily fits into the room at least from the design point of view. It is very easy to use this air purifier. There are certain features which are missing from this air purifier like WiFi connectivity which tech-savvy people would have loved. But, when you think about it from a common person’s point of view it makes sense as a certain section of the audience will love its simple look and easy to use functionality.

GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier effectively sanitizes the air using 4-stage filtration process, including:

  1. Mechanical air pre-filter;
  2. Activated charcoal filter;
  3. High-performance True HEPA air filter;
  4. UVC lamp with Titanium Dioxide

GermGuardian AC5350 Elite is covered against

Dust
EXCELLENT
Pollen
Good
Hair/ Pet hair
Good
Dust mites
Good
Mold/ Mildew
Good
Pet dander
Good
Virus/ Germ
Good
Tobacco smoke
Good
Chemical
Good
VOCs
Good
Smoke/ Gas
Good
Odor
Good

Key Features

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

Charcoal Filter (aka Activated Carbon): Charcoal/Activated Carbon contributes to the control and prevention of the growth of bacteria, germs & mold

Power of UV-C Technology: UV-C light technology works with Titanium Dioxide to kill airborne germs.

Removes Odors: The activation by the UV-C light decompose remaining odor molecules caused by smoking, cooking, and pets.

Additional Features:

  • CADR rated 125+
  • Stands approximately 28-inches tall
  • Digital Controls
  • Filter Change Indicator
  • Select fan speed mode: 1-5 (1 is low, ultra-quiet sleep mode, while 5 is high)
  • Select UV-C ON or OFF using UV-C Mode button
  • UV Bulb replacement indicator

Review the Product

Air Cleaning Performance: sssss

The GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier is an above average performer when it comes to air cleaning. Reason?

When we placed it into our smoky, 167 square feet testing room it was able to get rid of a 91.5% of the airborne particles over the first half hour. But, after an hour the number rose to 99.5%. This puts it just behind Coway, which gets rid of 99.84% in one hour.

But there is still a major loophole in GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier. Its CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) is 125 which means that it is good enough to handle rooms of a maximum 188 square feet. This might be enough for most bedrooms. But, in case you wish to purify the air in your living room, it might seem to be a bit underpowered.

Noise Quality: sssss

This is where GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier is more effective than other branded air purifiers. It is one of the quietest models that we tested. The only way you can hear a bit of noise of GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier is when it is on the highest setting. Even then it produces a fairly low hum which easily blends with the background of television watching or listening to music. At lower settings, you will not be able to hear anything from GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier. It is virtually silent.

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GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier offers an above-average user experience. Let us look at the positives first. It has a very clean and simple interface. It is very easy to read the backlit buttons. The LCD display assists in indicating which settings have been selected. This additional feature helps you to set fan speeds, turn the UV sanitizer on and off, and set an automatic sleep timer. It comes with a comfortable carrying handle which makes it moving very easy from one room to another.

Now it is time to look at the loophole. There is no in-built air quality meter which is clearly there in most of the branded air purifiers nowadays. But, it is important to note that we did not miss this feature while using GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier. If it was there things would have been better,

we guess.

Price: sssss

GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier is somewhat in the middle of the road when it comes to price. It employs filters that last for six months and cost $34. It uses 0.03kWh of electricity per hour. The total estimated lifetime cost of the air purifier comes to $542 if you add the list price of $180 with an assumed lifespan of half a decade. This makes GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier one of the costliest air purifiers available in the market.

Overall Value Derived: sssss

The list price of GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier is $180 and an estimated lifetime cost of $542. If you are looking for quality and do not mind spending a few extra dollars, GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier is one of the best options available in the market.

“HOW DOES IT COMPARE?”

Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier

Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier is recommended for spaces that are of maximum 465 square feet while GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier is recommended for spaces that are maximum 167 square feet. This is where Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier wins over GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier.

Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier is eco-friendly and will not emit UV or ion in the environment. While GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier employs UV-C sanitizer which is not eco-friendly and emits UV or ion in the environment.

GermGuardian AC5350B weighs approximately 5 Kg while Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier weighs approximately 6.80 Kg. So, GermGuardian AC5350B clearly is more lightweight and can be easily moved from one room to another.

The final difference, the start price of Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier is $197.81. While for GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier it is $180.

Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier


Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier is built with SurroundSeal Technology that assists in minimizing air leaks. This feature is not available in GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier.

Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier comes with a patented 360-degree air intake and discharge maximizes efficiency. While GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier does not have this feature.
Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier covers 390 sq ft of room space. While GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier covers 167 sq ft of room space.

The list price of Honeywell 50250-S True HEPA Air Purifier is $149.99 while for GermGuardian AC5350B Air Purifier it is $180.

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