GermGuardian AC9200WCA Review

GermGuardian AC9200WCA is one of the few higher end console air purifier in GermGuardian line up that is robust in airflow performance. An ideal choice for majority of the city family that requires a reliable and durable air purifier to support large room size. Compare with its airflow circulation rate, purifying applicable area, noise level and power usage, could GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance offer the versatility from tower air purifier? Go through our GermGuardian AC9200WCA review below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 399.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 128 - 182 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

GermGuardian AC9200WCA Specification

ProductGermGuardian AC9200WCA
Dimension
17 x 27 x 9.8 in
(43.2 x 68.6 x 24.9 cm)
Weight20.7 lb (9.4 kg)
Coverage (up to)378 sq. ft. (35 m2)
Dust free (CADR)310 cfm (527 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)346 cfm (588 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)244 cfm (415 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed3
Filtration5-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Pre-filter
6 - 9 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA filter
6 - 9 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Activated Carbon Filter
6 - 9 months
Ionizer/ TechnologiesIonizer
UV-light/ PCO
LB9200 UV-C Light
10 - 12 months34.99
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
FLT9200 Filter H Combo Pack
6 - 9 months
69.99
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler2, 4, 6 hours
Sensors
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty3 years
Email/ Phone support

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GermGuardian AC9200WCA key features

  • 5-stage filtration
  • Pre-filter
  • True-HEPA filter
  • Carbon filter
  • UV-C light technology (can be disabled via UV-C Mode button)
  • Ionizer (can be disabled)
  • 3 fan speed
  • 6 hour preset timer (2, 4, 6)
  • 3 years warranty

GermGuardian AC9200WCA review

  • 5-stage filtration with respectable purifying coverage.
  • Strong airflow with High CADR return especially on dust.
  • Reliable True HEPA filter against micron size particles.
  • Dedicated Activated Carbon Filter that is effective against household odors and VOCs.
  • UV-C light and Ionizer is optional and can be disabled via on/ off button.
  • Preset 2, 4, 6 hours timer.
  • Expensive starting price.
  • Fairly bulky and heavy.
  • Lacks air quality indicator and Auto mode support.

The starters

GermGuardian AC9200WCA dimension
Dimension
17 x 27 x 9.8 in
(43.2 x 68.6 x 24.9 cm)
GermGuardian AC9200WCA weight
Weight
20.7 lb (9.4 kg)
GermGuardian AC9200WCA 17 x 27 x 9.8 in and 20.7 lb weight is considerably larger than most of its own HEPA tower air purifier. The clean front panel does give the console air purifier a nice modern feel. Touch control panel is located at top along with indicator. You can easily control the air purifier fanspeed, timer, UV-C or ionizer (both can be disabled). Other notable features in GermGuardian AC9200WCA includes 4-stage filtration including UV-C technology and Ionizer, filter change indicator, up to 6 hours programmable timer, 3 years warranty, CARB certified and complies with federal commission.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

GermGuardian AC9200WCA coverage
Purifying coverage
378 sq. ft. (35 m2)
GermGuardian AC9200WCA fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
The advantage of a console air purifier is performance tends to be better than tabletop/ tower air purifier. No exception with GermGuardian AC9200WCA as the punchy airflow delivery rate allows the air purifier catered for medium to large room size. Up to 3 selectable fanspeed that would have direct impact on the purifying coverage regardless if the UV-C/ ionizer is on or off. In short if you plan to utilize it in living room or bedroom, GermGuardian AC9200WCA is flexible to do so.
GermGuardian AC9200WCA dust CADR
Dust CADR
310 cfm (527 m3/h)
GermGuardian AC9200WCA pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
346 cfm (588 m3/h)
GermGuardian AC9200WCA smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
244 cfm (415 m3/h)
Tally with the airflow performance, GermGuardian AC9200WCA CADR figures is on the high side with Dust at 310 cfm, Pollen 346 cfm and smoke 244 cfm. Feel free to compare with other air purifier via the table above.

What’s inside count

GermGuardian AC9200WCA Pre-filter
Pre-filter
6 - 9 months
GermGuardian AC9200WCA HEPA filter
True HEPA filter
6 - 9 months
GermGuardian AC9200WCA carbon filter
Activated Carbon Filter
6 - 9 months
GermGuardian AC9200WCA technologies
Ionizer
GermGuardian AC9200WCA UV-light
LB9200 UV-C Light
10 - 12 months
^ GermGuardian AC9200WCA filters/ technologies/ lifespan
^ GermGuardian AC9200WCA filters/ lifespan/ price
Let's talk about filters. GermGuardian AC9200WCA has one of the most complete filtration setup in this segment. First is the permanent pre-filter that help capture large particles i.e. dust while prolonging HEPA filter lifespan. The HEPA filter work exactly as how it should by trapping micron size household allergens. A standalone Activated Carbon Filter would dedicatedly handle smoke and stinky ol' odors. Lastly the 2 optional germ killing UV-C light and negative ion releaser ionizer would further purifying the air when enabled.

Covered against

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Pollen

Pollen

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Dust mite

Dust mites

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Pet dander

Pet dander

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Chemical

Chemical

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS VOCs

VOCs

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS Odor

Odor

GOOD

GermGuardian AC9200WCA 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 AC9200WCA 3 speed airflow input/ output + is distinctive at capturing pet dander, dust mites, pollen, mold and mildew.  As for smokes and odors, GermGuardian AC9200WCA is also impressive in eliminating chemicals, odors, cooking smell, fire, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, vapor, radon and ammonia.

Keep it down

GermGuardian AC9200WCA noise level is not the lowest in its range despite the better airflow performance. You could still utilize the air purifier in bedroom at low speed and crank it up when extra filtration strength needed. Power consumption is also reasonable that at average to high between 2 - 3 speed similar tier with its competitors. Ultra sleep mode uses the least power although the lack of Auto mode make it less than ideal for normal use.

At what cost

GermGuardian AC9200WCA MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 399.99
GermGuardian AC9200WCA annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 128 - 182
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
GermGuardian AC9200WCA is significantly more expensive if you compare with similar range air purifier such as Winix HR1000. You do get an outstanding CADR return with 5-stage comprehensive filtration. The combo filter pack is the opposite of GermGuardian AC9200WCA price direction as it comes with cheaper annual replacement cost if and only if you exclude the UV-C light replacement cost.

GermGuardian AC9200WCA VS the challengers

Honeywell HPA300

Honeywell HPA300

Very similar in airflow performance that comes with cheaper price tag. You do have to give in a dedicated carbon filter, UV-C light and Ionizer.
Winix HR1000 5-Stage-Wifi-Enabled-Air-Cleaner-0

Winix HR1000

Wider purifying coverage, more features and still cheaper. Lacks UV-C light with expensive annual filter replacement cost.

Verdicts and ratings

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

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Troubleshooting

Safety Tips

More on GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance

Equivalent to other console air purifier, GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance is conventionally designed with the reliability and durability that user would be acquainted with. To start with the air purifier shape, the simple yet modern front has subtle but visible smooth, rounded sides that maximize GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance visual appeal. Controls that are perfectly placed with plenty of buttons for sensitive and responsive adjustment. The plastic exterior is meticulously fitted without any disproportionate parts. Needless to said GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance passed our build quality and reliability test.

GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance airflow efficiency and purifying coverage

The reason why GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance medium to large airflow delivery coverage plays a part. If you have huge space area or bedroom, the all-round purifying coverage is remarkable. Places for example dining area, master bedroom or living hall would arguably compliment GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance best. Continuing with the purifying performance, GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance abundant purifying performance would effectively remove nearby air-borne contaminants and irritants. With the robust air flow output, the air purifier would cease nearby air-borne pollutants, substances and microorganisms from dissipating.

Maintenance and care

No issue with the upkeeping of GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance as its well-shaped body framework is super easty to clean. To ensure the air purifier is working in magnificent condition, GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance is very alike most air purifier that could be maintain utilizing a damp towel or plus mild soap on recurrent stains.

Noise level and power consumption

Relatively silent air purifier, GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance will generates minimal to average noise that would not interfere with your daily life. Nearly zero noise at low fanspeed, subtle noise at medium fanspeed and of course prominent noise at high fan speed. Put next with equivalent segment household appliances, the noise level is reasonably low that you would not sense the air purifier existence. Meanwhile, GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance operating cost is decent for a full-blown air purifier that would not break the bank on electricity bills. Power usage is comparatively low across unless the air purifier is running at maximum capacity twenty-four hours a day. When compare with common household appliances, GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance all-round power usage is also average.
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Final thoughts on GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance

Rounding up, we like GermGuardian AC9200WCA Hi-Performance steady air flow distribution that provides excellent purifying applicable radius. Compare with the advantages/ disadvantages, the upsides you would get from the air purifier is more important than the shortcomings. A recommended product by the team.

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