Germguardian air purifiers have consistently awed the market with their superior performance and sleek technology.
And they have done it again with the ac4100 air purifier, as you will learn in this Germguardian ac4100 review.
Be sure to go through our ‘at-a-glance’ section in case you don’t have time to go through our entire commentary of this budget air purifier.
The Germguardian Ac4100 air purifier at a glance
The Germguardian ac4100 is a simple, stylish 3-in-1 tabletop air purifier that works wonderfully when deployed in small rooms.
What amazed us most is the thoroughness with which its three key ‘weapons’- HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, and charcoal filter – executes their job.
With the HEPA filter, dust and allergens have nowhere to hide while the UV-C light takes care of airborne germs.
Lingering odors from smoke, cooking fumes, pets, and more will as well meet their match in the activated charcoal filter.
And it runs super-quiet (unless you go for the highest speed) to allow you to sleep or focus on work.
In a nutshell, it does nearly everything you would want an air purifier to in a home or small office environment.
Germguardian Ac4100 Review: Comprehensive analysis
This air purifier is a darling for folks who just want an air purifier to supply refreshing air reliably, efficiently, and with minimal fuss.
But what can you expect precisely?
Read on to get the answers..
Germguardian Ac4100: Size and design
Germguardian Technologies says it one of its most compact purifiers.
And yes, it’s only 7.5 x 6.5 x 11”and fits great on a shelf, bedside table, coffee table, TV stand…..you name it.
Remember it weighs just 4.85 lbs. so you can move it from room to room if you so wish.
Plus, it overall looks very sleek and modern- pretty much like most purifiers from the company.
Even the initial set up is a breeze and you should be done within minutes.
On a lighter note, your visitors might mistake it for a speaker (haha).
Germguardian Ac4100: Performance and operation
This Germguardian Ac4100 model steals a march on its rivals when it comes to results.
It’s suction power was the first surprise-the motor moves loads of air and the mini fan blows steadily.
Besides, you can customize the 3 speeds to match the amount of pollution you want it to clean.
But, as I had mentioned, it’s reasonably quiet- more like white noise- especially at the lowest speed though it will be louder at the highest setting.
The UV-C light is the other winner.
It activates titanium dioxide to comprehensively kill viruses, bacteria, odors, and mold spores to bring a much-wanted freshness back into your living space.
Naturally, the purification process won’t be complete without the filters- the machine first pushes air through the charcoal pre-filter then the HEPA filter and finally, the UV-C light.
But you’ll need to replace the all-in-one filter (the 2 filters are combined) every 6 to 8 months together with the UV-C bulb for about 10-12 months depending on usage.
As you would expect, it’s AHAM verified and Carb compliant.
Germguardian Ac4100: Room capacity
Like I had hinted earlier, this air purifier is magical for living rooms, bedrooms, kitchen areas, and offices up to 78 sq.ft.
This air purifier has a CADR rating of 56, 76, and 50 cfm for dust, pollen, and smoke respectively.
This is higher than Levoit LV-H132 which has a CADR of 40 cfm across the board.
Germguardian Ac4100: Power rating and comparative energy efficiency
This purifier’s energy efficiency is a major blot on this otherwise well thought-out construction.
If you leave it running for 24 hours on the highest setting (and the UV-C light on), the unit will use up to 40W of power.
Okay, it’s not the worst in the entire planet but it’s well beaten by a number of its competitor including the rival levoit lv-h132 (28 watts).
Germguardian Ac4100: Warranty and support
This Germguardian ac4100 3-in-1 air purifier comes with a 1-year warranty while the excellent US-based tech support team is very responsive if you need help.
We all want an appliance that gives us peace of mind and although the team is very helpful, the warranty period is notably less than most of its peers.
For instance, the rival levoit lv-h132 air purifier comes with a 2-year warranty.
What I like about the product
- Unbelievable pricing.
- You can use or not use the UV-C Light.
- Nice looking.
What I don’t like about the product
- No automatic mode.
- Can be a bit loud at maximum setting.
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This simple, modern air purifier has quickly become a favorite among shoppers looking for a decent purifier for small spaces while on a tight budget.
And after looking at its construction keenly, we agree that in the Germguardian ac4100, the company has once again built a cool, decent air purifier for the budget market.
Sure, you can point fingers at its relatively poor energy efficiency but compared to other sub $50 air purifiers, it’s among the best.
Where to buy
To wind up our Germguardian ac4100 review, here is where to order the air purifier from: