GermGuardian AC9200WCA Review In 2022

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.
online price**
±499.99 $$$$$$/ 7

(annual filter cost ±128-182)

** MRSP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)/ RSP (Retail selling price) is accurate at the time of posting.
^ Annual filter cost is calculated based on filter price and 12 hours of usage. Pricing could vary depending on air quality, usage frequency, and speed.

GermGuardian AC9200WCA Specification

ProductGermGuardian AC9200WCA
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)
Airflow speed
Dust free (CADR)310 cfm (527 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)346 cfm (588 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)244 cfm (415 m3/h)
Humidifying(H) speed
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
6 - 9 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
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
Optional/ Addon
Noise level
Power usage level
Timer/ Scheduler2, 4, 6 hours
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty3 years
Email/ Phone support

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

Design And Usability

GermGuardian AC9200WCA dimension
17 x 27 x 9.8 in
(43.2 x 68.6 x 24.9 cm)
GermGuardian AC9200WCA 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, Coverage, And CADR

GermGuardian AC9200WCA coverage
Purifying coverage
378 sq. ft. (35 m2)
GermGuardian AC9200WCA fanspeed
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
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.

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Filters And Performance

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.

Noise And Energy Usage

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.

Pricing And Maintainence Cost

GermGuardian AC9200WCA MRSP/ RSP
+- 499.99
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 True HEPA Allergen Remover review

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.


  • 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.
GermGuardian AC9200WCA Air Purifier Review

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