GermGuardian AC5250PT Review

One of the best value pet tower air purifier that is engineered with 4-stage filtration setup, GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure stands out on its all-round reliability and durability. Utilizing a flexible tower framework,  GermGuardian AC5250PT is recommended for owner that require an air purifier that can hold up constant usage in limited space. Focusing on the airflow output, applicable area, noise level and filters, so what packages and spec would make GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure stand out from other air purifier? Without further delay, find out about our air purifier review below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 159.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 53 - 80 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

GermGuardian AC5250PT Specification

ProductGermGuardian AC5250PT
Dimension
6.1 x 27.3 x 9.5 in
(15.5 x 69.3 x 24.1 cm)
Weight10.5 lb (4.8 kg)
Coverage (up to)193 sq. ft. (18 m2)
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)125 cfm (212 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed5
Filtration5-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Charcoal pre-filter
6 - 9 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
FLT5250PT Filter-C HEPA Pet Pure
6 - 9 months
49.99
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
LB5000 UV-C Light
10 - 12 months29.99
Other filter
Pet Pure treatment (antimicrobial)
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
FLT5000 Filter-C True HEPA
6 - 9 months
39.99
Optional/ Addon
FLT28CB4 Carbon Filter (4 pack)
$15.99
FLT5000 Filter-C True HEPA
6 - 9 months$39.99
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ SchedulerProgrammable (1 - 8 hours)
Sensors
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

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Key features

  • 4-stage filtration
  • Charcoal pre-filter
  • True HEPA Filter
  • UV-C Technology
  • 5 fanspeed with digital display
  • UV on/ off button
  • Filter replacement indicator light
  • Programmable (1 - 8 hours)
  • 5 years warranty

GermGuardian AC5250PT review

  • Affordable price for a HEPA tower purifier which cost less than half of other competitors is offering.
  • Complete 4-stage filtration with UV-light and 5 fanspeed.
  • Effective True HEPA with Pet Pure that inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and odor-causing bacteria.
  • Proven UV-C light that would assist in eliminating airborne germs and bacteria.
  • Comes with practical features such as timer, filter replacement indicator and digital display.
  • UV function can be deactivated via a button.
  • 5 years manufacturer warranty.
  • Limited purifying coverage together with average airflow delivery rate.
  • Annual filter replacement cost (with Pet Pure filter C) around the size of a brand new unit.
  • Lacks air quality sensors and Auto mode.
  • Uses combine Charcoal pre-filter rather than dedicated carbon filter.
  • Troublesome filter reset alert that requires small object like paperclip to click and reset the button.

The starters

GermGuardian AC5250PT dimension
Dimension
6.1 x 27.3 x 9.5 in
(15.5 x 69.3 x 24.1 cm)
GermGuardian AC5250PT weight
Weight
10.5 lb (4.8 kg)

At 6.1 x 27.3 x 9.5 in and 10.5 lb, GermGuardian AC5250PT is not particular huge or heavy; excellent if you need a well-balanced air purifier in terms of performance and size. Build quality is good except for the buttons that tends to cracked over a period of time. There are few premium touches that we particularly like such as the top chrome with glowing light. Thanks to the separate buttons and digital display, control wise is dead easy expect for the filter reset button that requires small object like paper clip. What’s included in the specification is a 4-stage filtration with UV-C Technology, Pet Pure antimicrobial, 5 fanspeed control, dedicated UV on/ off button, Filter replacement indicator light, programmable timer and impressive 5 years warranty.

Airflow, CADR and everything in between

GermGuardian AC5250PT coverage
Purifying coverage
193 sq. ft. (18 m2)
GermGuardian AC5250PT fanspeed
Fanspeed
5
GermGuardian AC5250PT purifying coverage is between small to medium range thus its not meant for open spaces area such as dining room or living hall. For bedroom or other equivalent size, GermGuardian AC5250PT will do just fine.
GermGuardian AC5250PT smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
125 cfm (212 m3/h)
Beside the 125 cfm smoke CADR, there is also 5 very adjustable fanspeed to select from but due to the limited airflow delivery rate, the differences between each speed is very little.

What’s inside count

GermGuardian AC5250PT Pre-filter
Charcoal pre-filter
6 - 9 months
GermGuardian AC5250PT HEPA filter
FLT5250PT Filter-C HEPA Pet Pure
6 - 9 months
GermGuardian AC5250PT UV-light
LB5000 UV-C Light
10 - 12 months
GermGuardian AC5250PT other filters
Pet Pure treatment (antimicrobial)
^ GermGuardian AC5250PT filters/ technologies/ lifespan
^ GermGuardian AC5250PT filters/ lifespan/ price
A 3 to 4-stage filtration setup depending on how you look at it, GermGuardian AC5250PT utilize a dual function charcoal pre-filter that is pretty common in this segment of air purifier. For smaller micron size pollutants such as allergens, you'll have the HEPA filter that will capture anything that manage to bypass the pre-filter. The HEPA filter is also coated with Pet Pure antimicrobial agent which inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria on the surface of the filter. Last but not least there is a optional UV-light would further eliminate airborne allergens, germs and bacteria floating in the air.

Covered against

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Pollen

Pollen

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Dust mite

Dust mites

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Pet dander

Pet dander

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Chemical

Chemical

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS VOCs

VOCs

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT VS Odor

Odor

GOOD

GermGuardian AC5250PT 5-stage filtration and purifying applicable area is terrific when pit against allergens, irritants, viruses and bacteria. It is vastly efficient on large airborne pollutants such as dust, hair, pet hair. On the one hand against tiny pollutants, GermGuardian AC5250PT 5 speed airflow input/ output + is distinctive at capturing pet dander, dust mites, pollen, mold and mildew.  As for smokes and odors, GermGuardian AC5250PT is also impressive in eliminating chemicals, odors, cooking smell, fire, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, vapor, radon and ammonia.

Keep it down

No official figures released but we reckon GermGuardian AC5250PT noise level should be pretty standard across all similar range air purifiers. Expect low to medium noise on lower speed and audible noise on higher speed. Power consumption is between low to average depending on your everyday lifestyle and environment. There is no Auto/ Sleep mode to help improve on the power consumption efficiency.

At what cost

GermGuardian AC5250PT MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 159.99
GermGuardian AC5250PT annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 53 - 80
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
GermGuardian AC5250PT is cheap for a tower air purifier that comes with HEPA filter, UV-light and Pet Pure antimicrobial. Equipment list is good as well with digital display, timer and more. Annual filter replacement is another story, while the filter is not too costly to replace, realistically its not cheap either as it close to a discounted, brand new air purifier price with full set of filters. You can compare more with other air purifier annual filter replacement cost via the link above.

The challengers

Honeywell HPA300

Honeywell HPA300

Although not a pet specialize air purifier, Honeywell HPA300 offers way better airflow purifying coverage and filtration return at a reasonable price. The lack of digital display might not be everyone liking.

Alen BreatheSmart FLEX

For some extra cash, step up to Alen BreatheSmart Flex + OdorCell filter for a more comprehensive filtration and wider purifying coverage.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
8
Features
4
Coverage
4
Airflow delivery
4
Particle Filtration
8
Smoke Filtration
6
Price
8
Upkeeping
8
7.5

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Troubleshooting

Safety Tips

More on GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure

GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure is designed and constructed on overall look, reliability and durability addressed for owner that needs premium look . Starting at the air purifier design, with the top glowing light lines and subtle round sides, GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure is capable to exhibit its simple tower form. In the meantime, fitting on controls are perfectly connected for responsive and sensitive adjustment. GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure is perfectly fitted that you could anticipate only minimal gaps on its structure. Put differently, this air purifier is very long lasting that would endure some harsh usage.

GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure airflow performance and purifying coverage

The primary attribute of GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure that is well suited for medium-sized space, the all-round purifying applicable area is not too shabby. In other words, GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure purifying coverage is appropriate for use e.g. master bedroom and office. Continuing with the purifying effectiveness, GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure at full-blast would have no issue clear away household airborne particles. Air-borne pollutants such as dust, mold, pollen, mildew and pet dander that is floating around would now be completely absorbed and contained by the air purifier.

Maintenance and care

Arguably GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure is one of the most convenient air purifier to maintain in the segment that user truly fancied for its plainness. With routine upkeeping required to retain the air purifier condition, GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure framework are reasonably simple to maintain by utilizing a damp cloth to wipe out any kind of stains and dust. Moving on with the air-ventilation and filters, use a brush to gently sweep the air-ventilation intake and output to impede dust from disrupting the airflow circulation. Owner that that use the air purifier regularly could effortlessly maintain and clean the air purifier on a regular basis.

Noise level and power consumption

GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure well sealed framework and steady air flow generates average noise level at most fanspeed therefore ideal to use day or night. Subtle noise at minimum fanspeed while prominent audible noise at maximum velocity. Compare with other alike household appliances, you would have no issue with GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure produced noise level. Secondly, GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure would not have substantial impact on your electricity bills, Power usage is comparatively low across all fanspeed unless the air purifier is performing at maximum capacity 24x7.
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Final thoughts on GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure

Overall, GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure is certainly the ideal choice if your basic requirement consists of purifying effectiveness, reliability and durability. Compare with the advantages/disadvantages, the positive aspects you would get from the air purifier stands out more than the shortcomings. As reflected above, GermGuardian AC5250PT with Pet Pure could be the Air purifier you been hunting for.

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