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It's back again, Germ Guardian 3-in-1 UV-C Tower Air Purifier, 2-pack $199 + 25% ON Rebate

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[Costco] It's back again, Germ Guardian 3-in-1 UV-C Tower Air Purifier, 2-pack $199 + 25% ON Rebate

Costco has a two pack of the 28" Germ Guardian Air Purifier (AC5000) going for $199.99.
https://www.costco.ca/germ-guardian-3-i ... 04333.html

Add item 1377804 to get the $50 energy rebate. (Ontario only, applied after taxes)
https://www.costco.ca/.product.1377804.html

Has UV light to destroy viruses and bacteria, perfect for a time like this. All in, $176 in Ontario for the pair after rebate vs $139.99 each on Amazon

Note, the UV light produces a bit of ozone but it is below the set Canadian limit "The 8 hour TWA Ozone for this product is 0.001 ppmv when tested in a 30 m3 chamber. The product complies with the maximum allowable concentration of ozone of 0.050 parts per million by volume (ppmv) in a 24-hour period. The Health Canada Guideline 2010
recommends that the maximum exposure limit, based on averaging time of 8 hours, is 0.020 ppmv or less when tested in a sealed, controlled room approximately 30 m3"

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For whatever its worth, Consumer Reports rates this model as a 41/100. And said “ • Not very effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen, even at its highest and most effective speed. ”
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pete93 wrote: For whatever its worth, Consumer Reports rates this model as a 41/100. And said “ • Not very effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen, even at its highest and most effective speed. ”
Mind sharing the top 10 list? Thanks.
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m5love wrote: Mind sharing the top 10 list? Thanks.
Hope this works.
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pete93 wrote: For whatever its worth, Consumer Reports rates this model as a 41/100. And said “ • Not very effective at removing dust, smoke, and pollen, even at its highest and most effective speed. ”
Honest question: how can something with a true HEPA filter not be good at removing dust? I thought a HEPA filter removes almost everything.
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holeechow wrote: Honest question: how can something with a true HEPA filter not be good at removing dust? I thought a HEPA filter removes almost everything.
Bad conception, leaks, etc...
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If anyone is looking for an air purifier I’ve been using this for the past 4 years and still going strong. Rated well on many different websites too. Filters are about $60 a year.

Coway 111804 AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode, Black https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00BTKAPUU/ref ... zEbVGVNYFH
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markol wrote: If anyone is looking for an air purifier I’ve been using this for the past 4 years and still going strong. Rated well on many different websites too. Filters are about $60 a year.

Coway 111804 AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier with True HEPA and Eco Mode, Black https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00BTKAPUU/ref ... zEbVGVNYFH
for a second there, i thought it was an ipod shuffle...
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I picked up the Rowenta Pure Air purifier for $134,99 at the Etobicoke costco on Friday. Seemed too good to be true for the model. There was only one left.
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If you have a forced air system, you might want to look into one of these instead. Its a UV light you install in the cold air return (or warm air outlet) in the furnace duct. Install takes about 30 seconds and all you need is a cordless drill (it comes with the metal hole punch). As a result of the forced air circulation, it will purify the entire house.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/swor ... 3123p.html

I got this ~ 6 months ago for allergy reasons after reading the reviews, and nowadays I sleep better at night as well. There are a bunch of different items like this on Amazon if you can't find this in stock locally.
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brunes wrote: If you have a forced air system, you might want to look into one of these instead. Its a UV light you install in the cold air return (or warm air outlet) in the furnace duct. Install takes about 30 seconds and all you need is a cordless drill (it comes with the metal hole punch). As a result of the forced air circulation, it will purify the entire house.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/swor ... 3123p.html

I got this ~ 6 months ago for allergy reasons after reading the reviews, and nowadays I sleep better at night as well. There are a bunch of different items like this on Amazon if you can't find this in stock locally.
This actually works? I need to look into this if it's that easy and affordable
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brunes wrote: If you have a forced air system, you might want to look into one of these instead. Its a UV light you install in the cold air return (or warm air outlet) in the furnace duct. Install takes about 30 seconds and all you need is a cordless drill (it comes with the metal hole punch). As a result of the forced air circulation, it will purify the entire house.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/swor ... 3123p.html

I got this ~ 6 months ago for allergy reasons after reading the reviews, and nowadays I sleep better at night as well. There are a bunch of different items like this on Amazon if you can't find this in stock locally.
This doesn't actually filter anything physical out, though.
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Bought this deal last month for 181 tax in and it included two extra filters. The units have been great and have noticed a significant change in the air
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brunes wrote: If you have a forced air system, you might want to look into one of these instead. Its a UV light you install in the cold air return (or warm air outlet) in the furnace duct. Install takes about 30 seconds and all you need is a cordless drill (it comes with the metal hole punch). As a result of the forced air circulation, it will purify the entire house.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/swor ... 3123p.html

I got this ~ 6 months ago for allergy reasons after reading the reviews, and nowadays I sleep better at night as well. There are a bunch of different items like this on Amazon if you can't find this in stock locally.
I've had this for 10+ years on my furnace. The bulbs are the PITA as they burn out within 6-12 months depending on longevity. Never really noticed if the UV light was effective or not though to be honest.
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Squirrel99 wrote: This actually works? I need to look into this if it's that easy and affordable
I am not a doctor nor do I claim to be one, but UVC light is a powerful disinfectant.

What's more, these lights in the shark fin are able to operate at much brighter levels because it's encased in your furnace and thus your eye can't see it (there are warnings all over the thing to never look at it directly). Maybe it's a placebo, but I do find we're a bit healthier since installing and my allergies are less.
Jon Lai wrote: This doesn't actually filter anything physical out, though.
No, your regular furnace filter is doing that already assuming you have a decent MERV. This thing is killing all the mould spores, viruses, and bacteria that fly in front of it.
krazykanuck wrote: I've had this for 10+ years on my furnace. The bulbs are the PITA as they burn out within 6-12 months depending on longevity. Never really noticed if the UV light was effective or not though to be honest.
I have only had it a few months myself so have no feedback, but if the bulb lasts 12 months I am pretty happy. Replacement bulbs do not seem very expensive.
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Not bad....$156.99 all in for me including $20 off coupon I had earlier. Thanks!

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I bought it over 3 years ago. It's going strong and filters well.
I breath better and sleep better. At this price, I'm buying more for my other rooms.
I've had other air purifiers and its as good, if not better for the price point.
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From what I found, it's better to have many air filters that are made for smaller room then to have 1 very large capacity one in single location.
So, this price point is very intriguing.
Also, this one has a dial instead of capacitive buttons on the newer models, which makes it excellent for connecting wifi switches. You can add smart functions for a cheap price.
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Last sunday I purchased this air purifier in the mississauga North Location.

https://breathequality.com/winix-c555-review/

Overall, I like the power towards this air purifier and the fact that it is small enough to be very beneficial.

This came with 2 hepa replacement, 8 carbon replacement and has a pre-filter that can be cleaned

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