Levoit LV-H126 VS GermGuardian AC4100

In this round VS comparison, we are focusing on 2 identically small but useful air purifier. On the left is newcomer Levoit LV-H126 that comes with a unique blue cloth front panel. On the right is the classic GermGuardian AC4100 that has been around for ages. Both air purifiers have their strong suits with one known for its ability to squeeze out maximum performance out of nothing while the other is known for its ability to fit in a UV-C light in a compact body. Find out which one in our details Levoit LV-H126 VS GermGuardian AC4100 battle.

Retail suggested cost*

+- 59.99
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Dimension W x H x D

6.8 x 10.5 x 7.9 in
(17.3 x 26.7 x 20.1 cm)
6.5 x 11 x 7.5 in
(16.5 x 27.9 x 19.1 cm)

Weight

4.8 lb (2.2 kg)4.85 lb (2.2 kg)

Purifying Coverage

161 sq. ft. (15 m2)60 sq. ft. (6 m2)

Dust free (CADR)

Pollen free (CADR)

Smoke free (CADR)

Airflow speed

Fanspeed

33

Filtration stage

3-stage4-stage

Annual filter cost ($)

+- 26+- 48 - 65

Pre-filter

Fine Preliminary Carbon Pre-Filter
2 - 3 months
Charcoal Pre-filter
6 - 9 months

HEPA filter

True HEPA filter
6 - 8 months
HEPA filter
6 - 9 months

Carbon filter

High-Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter
2 - 3 months
-

Ionizer Technologies

UV-light/ PCO

-
LB4100 UV-C Light
10 - 12 months14.99
PCO Filter

Other filter

-
-

All-in-one filter/ Cartridge

LV-H126-RF Replacement Filter
6 months
+- 12.99
FLT4100 Filter-E HEPA
6 - 9 months
24.99

Optional Addon

-
-

Noise level

<= 54 dB

Power consumption

35 W

Timer/ Scheduler

Sensors

Color options

Auto mode

Air quality indicator

Filter change indicator

Wi-Fi enabled

ENERGY Star certified

Remote control

Child lock

Warranty

2 years1 year

Features

  • Special blue cloth front panel
  • 3-stage filtration with 3 fan speed
  • True HEPA filter - PM 2.5/ 0.3 microns
  • Pre-filter and activated carbon filter
  • 2-year warranty
  • 4-stage filtration with 3 speed
  • Charcoal pre-filter
  • Replaceable True HEPA Filter
  • 3 fanspeed with optional UV light + PCO Filter

Ratings

Build quality
7
Features
3
Coverage
4
Airflow delivery
4
Particle Filtration
7
Smoke Filtration
5
Price
9
Upkeeping
9
Build quality
5
Features
3
Coverage
3
Airflow delivery
3
Particle Filtration
6
Smoke Filtration
4
Price
9
Upkeeping
8

On the Whole

Levoit LV-H126 comes in dimension of 6.8 x 10.5 x 7.9 in (17.3 x 26.7 x 20.1 cm) at 4.8 lb (2.2 kg) weight while GermGuardian AC4100 has a dimension of 6.5 x 11 x 7.5 in (16.5 x 27.9 x 19.1 cm) at 4.85 lb (2.2 kg) weight. On to airflow distribution and performance, Levoit LV-H126 airflow efficiency has great 3 speed 161 sq. ft. (15 m2) purifying coverage while GermGuardian AC4100 airflow efficiency also has a decent 3 speed 60 sq. ft. (6 m2) purifying coverage.

Moving on to the filtration, filters and features, Levoit LV-H126 comes standard with Special blue cloth front panel, 3-stage filtration with 3 fan speed, True HEPA filter - PM 2.5/ 0.3 microns, Pre-filter and activated carbon filter, 2-year warranty, while GermGuardian AC4100 comes bundled with 4-stage filtration with 3 speed, Charcoal pre-filter, Replaceable True HEPA Filter, 3 fanspeed with optional UV light + PCO Filter,

Reasons to buy Levoit LV-H126

  • Slightly lower price tag with lower annual filter replacement cost.
  • Significantly wider purifying coverage.
  • 2 years warranty (VS 1).

Reasons to buy GermGuardian AC4100

  • Comes with additional UV-C Light + PCO filter.

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