The Hunter air purifier that you choose could end up making your home a much easier place to breathe in, helping you to purify the air as much as possible.
If you have the need for an air purifier, from allergy trouble, sensitivity, or even just comfort, having one of these machines will be important for your home. Examination, however, will indicate which type of Hunter air purifier you should purchase.
Hunter makes a range of air purifiers which all use the same basic type of technology to function. The main filter component is different and will help to purify the air in your home in different, yet fundamentally basic ways. Depending on your particular needs for air filtration, choosing between these types will make all of the difference in the world.
Once you know which type of filter you would prefer, you can begin to choose the correct model for you.
The biggest factors of this decision will relate to how big of a space you want to purify with your machine and how many controls you want the unit to have.
Some units have a mechanical operation while others will indicate their performance using digital controls. Some units even include a remote control, making them a great choice for certain needs.
All Hunter air purifiers will have the same basic set of functions. Each of them contain three different fan speeds, with the quietest setting being no louder than a whisper. This can allow you to run your purifier without being subject to much distraction.
The first stage of filtration on all models is pushing the air through an activated carbon pre-filter. This function performs two basic purposes. The carbon in the filter works to absorb all unwanted odors, making it more pleasant to breathe. The pre-filter will help to catch the largest particles in the air, placing less stress on the main filter.
From here, you need to look into the specific types of filter to determine what the best models may be for your needs.
HEPA Filter System
HEPA filter technology uses one of the most effective forms of air purification in the field. This method takes a HEPA certified air filter and uses it to trap 99.7% of the particles that pass through the filter, particles up to 0.3 microns small.
Additionally, it is a washable filter. By running it under warm water at periodic intervals, you can cleanse the filter and after allowing it to dry, use it again.
A HEPA filter is one of the strongest types of filters available to use in your Hunter air purifier. Many other models and brands use HEPA filters to their advantage and those purifiers that do not have a HEPA filter will emulate the technology used in a HEPA. It is a smart choice because it is long-lasting and a very high rate of purification. Typically, a HEPA filter will only need replaced every year.
Models That Use a HEPA Filter
The Hunter QuietFlo 401 takes advantage of this type of filter.
315 square feet will be treated to 6 full air changes per hour. Additional Features
Uses a digital LCD display to help program the unit and make it easier to control. Digital Counters work to inform you when filters need changed.
Price and Warranty
The list price of the QuietFlo 401 is $310. It has since been discontinued by the manufacturer and can typically be found for under $200. A new model is covered by a 5 year limited warranty.
HEPAtech Filter SystemThis filter works in the same way as a traditional HEPA filter but with an added bonus. The filter has been given a permanent electrostatic charge, which works to attract even smaller particles than the traditional filter may capture.
These filters are guaranteed to purify over 99.7% of the contaminates in the air that are up to 0.3 microns small. This charge has been known to attract particles as small as 0.1 microns, however, making this filter potentially even more effective.
Most of the purifiers that have a HEPAtech filter will additionally feature an ion generator. This function works to release negative ions into the air as the air is being pushed out of the purifier. This makes the air feel and smell fresh, taking away the stale feeling that a room can often give the air inside it.
Models that use HEPAtech
Hunter HEPAtech 375 model, Hunter HEPAtech 251 model, Hunter HEPAtech 30374 model
375 model gives 7 complete air changes to a 411 square foot area, 251 will cover a 325 square foot room with 6 air changes per hour, 30374 will give a 400 square foot room 7 complete air changes in an hour.
375 model has an anti-bacterial paper which helps to purify germs, 251 gives an LCD indication when filters need to be changed, 30374 will run with a timer, shutting off when you decide.
Price and Warranty
375 will generally feature around $375 with a 5 year limited warranty, 251 will cost between $125 and $200 and has a 5 year limited warranty, 30374 has been discontinued and can be found between $75 to $200, depending on the supplier.
PermaLife Filter  This type of filter is designed to be a lifetime filter for the purifier that you choose. A Hunter air purifier that has a PermaLife filter is designed to use HEPA-like technology to clean and purify your air. While it is not a pure HEPA filter, this filter will capture up to 99.5% of all contaminates in the air that are as small as 0.5 microns.
The PermaLife filter will easily be cleaned using a vacuum with upholstery tools. From here, the quality will be replaced to new and you can continue to use this filter with little problem.
Most PermaLife models will feature an ion generator as a part of the unit as well.
Models with PermaLife Filters
Hunter 30756 and Hunter 30547
30756 can give 6 complete air changes to a 14 by 14 room, while 30547 will give a 510 square foot room six changes.
30756 comes with a remote control for easy control, while 30547 offers a Turbo-mode which allows you to rapidly clean a room on high-speed.
Price and Warranty
30756 will generally sell for around $170 with a 5 year limited warranty. 30547 has a selling price between $200 and $270, with the same 5 year limited warranty.
Many different options are available for anyone looking for the best Hunter air purifier for their home or office. By determining your needs, you should easily be able to figure out which model is the best for you!
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