PureGuardian AP2200CA Quick Review

The High Performance Allergen fighter, PureGuardian AP2200CA is a reliable air purifier for long-haul that is verified on its build quality and sturdiness. While it might not be the top choice for majority of the user, it ticks all the criteria of an affordable air purifier that distribute steady air flow distribution. With so many tower air purifier to choose from,  is the low starting price the only attraction in PureGuardian AP2200CA? What attributes can AP2200CA deliver that is unique from other challengers?
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PureGuardian AP2200CA Specification

ProductPureGuardian AP2200CA
6.5 x 22 x 9.5 in
(16.5 x 55.9 x 24.1 cm)
Weight7 lb (3.2 kg)
Coverage (up to)155 sq. ft. (14 m2)
Dust free (CADR)100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Airflow speed
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Charcoal pre-filter
6 - 9 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA Fresh filter
6 - 9 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
FLT4825 Filter-B True HEPA
6 - 9 months
+- 34.99
Optional/ Addon
FLT22CB4 Carbon Filter (4 pack)
+- 14.99
FLT4850PT Filter-B-Pet True HEPA
6 - 9 months+- 39.99
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty3 years
Email/ Phone support
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Key features

  • 3-stage filtration with 3 speed
  • Charcoal pre-filter
  • High Performance Allergen HEPA Filter
  • Optional filter upgrade
  • 3 years warranty

PureGuardian AP2200CA review

  • Entry-level selling price with close to average CADR and purifying coverage.
  • Very effective True HEPA Allergen filter against household dust and allergens.
  • Charcoal pre-filter that capture large particles and eliminate most household odors.
  • 3 years official manufacturer warranty.
  • Potentially high annual replacement cost on bad air quality environment.
  • No UV-C light filtration unlike most GermGuardian tower air purifier.
  • Basic set without timer, AQI sensors, Auto mode and night mode.
PureGuardian AP2200CA dimension
6.5 x 22 x 9.5 in
(16.5 x 55.9 x 24.1 cm)
PureGuardian AP2200CA weight
7 lb (3.2 kg)

Equivalent to other 22 inch tower air purifier in size, PureGuardian AP2200CA is a old-school design air purifier with the durability and reliability most people will be acquainted with. The silver, black color combination makes it a more stand out choice than your typical boring air purifier. At front you will find air vents and a few green indicators that is not overly crowded like some air purifiers. Moving inside the air purifier you will find a dual Charcoal pre-filter and a high performance Allergen HEPA Filter that we will talk more about it later.

Airflow effectiveness and purifying coverage

Given its low price tag, PureGuardian AP2200CA has a fairly good purifying coverage and CADR return. A truly efficient air purifier in tight room, you could still use PureGuardian AP2200CA in medium sized room but do not expect the same purifying result. In general, PureGuardian AP2200CA is best use in bedside or small living hall.

Continuing with the purifying capability, PureGuardian AP2200CA at maximum third fan speed would have no problem wipe out air-borne allergens that is lingering the household. Dust, mold and mildew within its purifying range would not stand a chance with the air purifier high performance Allergen HEPA Filter that capture microorganism as small as 0.3 microns.

Noise level and power consumption

Relatively silent air purifier, PureGuardian AP2200CA will produces little to standard noise that will not interfere with your day-by-day life. Virtually zero noise at low fan speed, slightly higher noise at medium fanspeed and standard tower air purifier noise at high fanspeed. As with energy consumption, you would not get burden by the electrical bills on standard utilization of PureGuardian AP2200CA. Electricity usage is little at low fanspeed and relatively higher at max fan speed. Compare with other equivalent segment tower air purifier, PureGuardian AP2200CA noise level and electricity consumption is pretty much the same.
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Final thoughts on PureGuardian AP2200CA

Bring to a close, PureGuardian AP2200CA is no differences than other tower air purifier despite having the “allergen fighter” HEPA filter. Its lower price tag means UV-C light has to be compromised that some users might to be too fancied about it. It you need an air purifier that can be use straight out of box and not overly complicated, PureGuardian AP2200CA fits the bill.

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Overall PureGuardian AP2200CA efficient plus purifying coverage and airflow input/ output is terrific in capturing large airborne pollutants such as dust, hair, pet hair. pit against allergens, irritants, viruses and bacteria, PureGuardian AP2200CA combined , 3 fanspeed and 3-stage filtration is at somewhat fine grade in eliminating pet dander, dust mites, pollen, mold and mildew.  On smokes and odors, PureGuardian AP2200CA filtration is weak in handling chemicals, odors, cooking smell, fire, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, vapor, radon and ammonia.

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