IQAir HealthPro Compact Review

As the name suggested, The IQAir HealthPro Compact air purifier is the scaled-down version of the IQAir HealthPro series. Even though it is smaller (shorter to be exact) in size, the new edition uses the very same materials and technology as its bigger brother and will pump out identical figures in terms of airflow, noise level and coverage area. Besides the obvious carbon/ odor filter missing from the list below, let’s find out what else is missing from IQair HealthPro Compact air purifier.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 799 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 102 p
Online price*
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IQAir HealthPro Compact Specification

ProductIQAir HealthPro Compact
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 799
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Dimension
15 x 24 x 16 in
(38.1 x 61 x 40.6 cm)
Weight26.5 lb (12 kg)
Coverage (up to)1238 sq. ft. (115 m2)
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Airflow speed41-330 cfm (70-561 m3/h)
Fanspeed6
Filtration3-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 102
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
PreMax Filter F8 (S)
18 months
+- 79
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HyperHEPA Filter H12/13 (L)
4 years
+- 199
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
PF40 Kit
+- 139
Post-filter Sleeves (5 pads)
+- 55
Noise level25 - 59 dB
Power consumption27 - 215 W
Timer/ SchedulerSchedule (Time x Day x Speed)
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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IQAir HealthPro Compact key features

  • 3-stage filtration with 6 fanspeed and 320 degree outtake distribution
  • PreMax pre-filter
  • HyperHEPA True HEPA filter
  • 3D UltraSeal triple-seal technology design
  • 4 language digital display LCD with programmable/ scheduling timer
  • Remote control
  • Official certification on quality and performance
  • 10 years warranty

The starters

IQAir HealthPro Compact dimension
Dimension
15 x 24 x 16 in
(38.1 x 61 x 40.6 cm)
IQAir HealthPro Compact weight
Weight
26.5 lb (12 kg)
IQAir HealthPro Compact is a smaller and lighter version of IQAir HealthPro Plus at 15 x 24 x 16 in dimension and 26.5 lb weight. Do not mistake it as a compact air purifier as the air purifier would still take up much space in your living room. Made in Switzerland with impact resistant ABS plastic materials, expect zero leakage thanks to triple-seal design that completely seals up the air purifier. Other design elements include 4 casters and top carry handle for enhance mobility around the house.

Moving on with the specification, with the exception of V5-Cell MG Carbon filter, IQAir HealthPro Compact is a 2-stage filtration(PreMax pre-filter and HyperHEPA True HEPA filter) with identical features such as 3D UltraSeal body, 6 fanspeed, digital display with programmable timer that allows pre-set start/ end time and speed setting separately from Monday through Sunday, Intelligent filter life monitor that accurately monitor filter lifespan, certified performance on each air purifier, IAACM certified, no harmful ozone generated and 10 years warranty.

Airflow, CADR and everything in between

IQAir HealthPro Compact coverage
Purifying coverage
1238 sq. ft. (115 m2)
IQAir HealthPro Compact airflow speed
Airflow speed
41-330 cfm (70-561 m3/h)
IQAir HealthPro Compact fanspeed
Fanspeed
6
Stronger and robust airflow delivery rate despite being tag as a "compact" air purifier, IQAir HealthPro Compact airflow is nothing but amazing at 41-300 cfm speed that is contributed by a three-dimensional optimized design. What's new is that airflow circulation are flown from bottom, passing all filters and distributed at top thus cover all lower ground pollutants. Purifying coverage is at mind-blogging 1238 sq. ft., more than enough cover for an entire apartment or studio. Further solidating the Swiss quality assurance reputation is each air purifiers are individually tested and certified on air delivery, filter leakage and particle filtration efficiency. The only thing lacking from all these is there is no air quality sensor to display current air quality status that would also to support any automation mode.

What’s inside count

IQAir HealthPro Compact Pre-filter
PreMax Filter F8 (S)
18 months
IQAir HealthPro Compact HEPA filter
HyperHEPA Filter H12/13 (L)
4 years
^ IQAir HealthPro Compact filters/ technologies/ lifespan
Slight inferior to what Healthpro Plus version provides, IQAir HealthPro Compact 3-stage filtration is still highly capable of handling household pollutants. The multi-functional PreMax Filter F8 pre-filter not only capture large particles such as dust or fur, it also capture HEPA bound micro-sized particles e.g. mold, spores, pet dander, mold. Any allergens and ultrafine particles that manage to bypass the pre-filter would now be capture and eradicate by the HyperHEPA filter as small as 0.003 microns size; 100 times smaller than most HEPA air purifier could. Last but not least, IQAir HealthPro Compact can help reduce ozone level in your room.

IQAir HealthPro Compact is covered against

IQAir HealthPro Compact VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

IQAir HealthPro Compact VS Pollen

Pollen

EXCELLENT

IQAir HealthPro Compact VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

EXCELLENT

IQAir HealthPro Compact VS Dust mite

Dust mites

EXCELLENT

IQAir HealthPro Compact VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

EXCELLENT

IQAir HealthPro Compact VS Pet dander

Pet dander

EXCELLENT

IQAir HealthPro Compact VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

EXCELLENT

Keep it down

IQAir HealthPro Compact noise level
Noise level
25 - 59 dB
IQAir HealthPro Compact power consumption
Power consumption
27 - 215 W
Similar setup as HealthPro with centrifugal, backward curved fan located between the filters, noise level is considerably low at 25 - 59 dB thanks to the thick double-walled housing, sound deflector EvenFlow Diffuser and vibration absorption rubber suspension pad. We recommend operating the air purifier at 3 speed or lower for an uninterrupted sleep with reasonable power output. Power consumption is pretty decent at 27 - 215 Watt; achievable providing if you utilize the excellent scheduling timer or operate the air purifier on a lower speed.

At what cost

IQAir HealthPro Compact MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 799
IQAir HealthPro Compact annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 102
^ IQAir HealthPro Compact replacement filters estimated cost
IQAir HealthPro Compact is cheaper than Healthpro Plus although we would still tag it under the expensive category. What's bundled in is the estimated 300 worth of filters along with all purification technology mentioned earlier. Filter lifespan is beyond excellent thanks to the latest advanced filter-pleating pattern technology. PreMax lifespan stand at 18 months and HyperHEPA lifespan at 4 years. Continue with filter replacement cost, both PreMax Filter F8 and HyperHEPA® Filter H12/13 is not cheap to replace, in long-run its well worth the money given the extended filter lifespan that would last between 2- 4 years.

The challengers

Airgle AG850

Good: Marginally better airflow delivery rate and comes with 3 lbs coconut shell Activated Carbon Filter. Bad: Heavier with a steeper price tag.

Alen BreatheSmart Classic

Way cheaper with equivalent purifying coverage and an unique inter-changeable cover. Downside is the slightly weaker airflow performance with short HEPA filter lifespan.

In conclusion......

  • Industrial standard PreMax pre-filter. Excellent for people with serious allergies.
  • HyperHEPA® filter. Way better than normal HEPA. Period.
  • Long-lasting filter lifespan.
  • Exceptional purifying coverage with 320 degree airflow distribution.
  • 6 fan speed options for a more customizable performance with subtle noise.
  • Individually programmable timer functions.
  • Exceptional Swiss made quality with zero-leak triple-seal and impact resistant ABS plastic.
  • Individually tested and certified to ensure the air purifier reaches the performance specifications.
  • Easy filter replacement change with sliding mechanism.
  • Comes with 10 years warranty.
  • Un-upgradable gas & odor filter without sacrificing a filter.
  • Only slightly cheaper than HealthPro.
  • Without dust sensor, there can be no automatic fan speed mode.
Build quality
8
Features
5
Coverage
10
Airflow delivery
10
Particle Filtration
8
Smoke Filtration
0
Price
1
Upkeeping
7
8.1
8.1

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

IQAir HealthPro Compact Troubleshooting

Safety Tips

More on IQAir HealthPro Compact air purifier

Designed and assembled from Switzerland, IQAir HealthPro® Compact air cleaner is constructed with the same leading technology as the IQAir HealthPro/ HealthPro Plus series. At size 38 x 61 x 41 cm with the weight of 12 kg, it is definitely smaller and lighter compared with the original HealthPro series but fall short to the average “compact” sized air purifiers. However, unlike many air purifiers that is made of inferior plastics/ metals that could scratch and dents easily in the cover, IQAir HealthPro Compact is superiorly built with finest components such as impact resistant ABS materials and 4 casters instead of 2. With its unique triple seal design and solid structuring, all units coming out of the factory are certified by the QC engineer to be ozone, UV, chemical and leakage free.

Applicable area, airflow, noise level and power input

At maximum settings, the coverage area for IQAir HealthPro Compact is equivalent to IQAir air purifier at 115 m2 (1238 ft2). With the bottom dual arches air intake, you could easily select one of the desirable 6 fanspeed airflow level. Noise level is a huge improvement from its previous predecessor thanks to the unique housing design and noise absorber. Although the noise is still audible at fan speed 3 and above (between 44 – 59 dB), you can actually reduce the fan speed during night time with its built-in timer. Lastly, power input is rather high due to its powerful airflow . The good thing is with its powerful airflow rate and filtration, there is no need to run the unit at 24x7; again you could use the timer to switch off the unit.

Final thoughts on IQair HealthPro Compact

To recap, IQAir HealthPro Compact air purifier is a replica IQAir HealthPro air cleaner in terms of quality and performance minus of the carbon odor filter. It is still the same air purifier we loved with in a more lighter, compact size and around $50 cheaper. Even though we are very satisfied with IQair HealthPro Compact in every way, I would still go for the HealthPro or HealthPro Plus series as the reduce pricing and size does not do it for me personally. Still, credit goes to IQAir for giving us consumer the options to choose, if only there is more color options to go for. *Finger crossed*

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