Comparison of Abatement Technologies® CAP600 Series and CAP1200 Series Whole-House HEPA Air Purifiers vs. Portable Room HEPA Devices
The advantages of Abatement HEPA-filtered central air purification systems vs. single room HEPA devices
Don’t Just Treat One Room. Improve the Health of the Air in Your Entire Home!
Many allergists and other healthcare professionals recommend HEPA air filtration devices for the homes of those who suffer from respiratory allergies or asthma and to help reduce exposure to airborne pollutants that can trigger allergic reactions. There are a number of reasons why central whole-house air purifiers can offer some important homeowner and family benefits.
Abatement Technologies CAP® Whole-House Air Cleaners purify the air in a home every time it passes through the HVAC system. In most installations, one CAP600 Series or CAP1200 Series Central HEPA system has the filtration capacity to treat the entire volume of air within the home between 50 and more than 100 times every 24 hours.
Most portable room air purifiers are primarily effective only in the immediate vicinity of the unit, usually 300 to 500 square feet or less. For effective whole-house air cleaning, you would need to purchase a number of portable HEPA units and place them throughout the living space of your home.
Other advantages of Abatement Technologies CAP600 Series and CAP1200 Series HEPA-filtered Central Air Purification systems for improving the quality of the air throughout your home include:
True Hospital Grade HEPA Filtration Efficiency
CAP600 Series and CAP1200 Series Whole-House HEPA Air Purifiers are equipped with a true HEPA filter that has been independently tested and certified to ensure that it provides efficiency of 99.97% or greater against 0.3-micron particles.
Most portable units use less than HEPA efficiency filter media or HEPA media filters that have not been tested for actual overall efficiency.
UV and UV "Plus" Disinfection Lamp Technology
CAP600 Series and CAP1200 Series models are available with either a powerful, ozone-free germicidal UV disinfection lamp designed to kill microbes and germs, or a special dual-frequency UV "Plus" photolysis lamp designed for homes where enhanced odor control is needed due to smokers, pets and other common sources of unpleasant odors.
Most portable units are not equipped with UV lamps. Those that include them typically have much less powerful and less effective lamps.
Lower Operating and Life Cycle Costs
With CAP600 Series and CAP1200 Series devices, homeowner costs are limited to the original installed purchase cost, electricity consumption and annual filter or filter and lamp pack replacement for only one unit per HVAC system.
Purchasing a number of portable units typically costs more both initially and in the long run because of how many units are needed, how much electricity they all consume, and how many ongoing replacement filters or filters and lamps are needed.
More Convenient, Less Disruptive and Better Aesthetics
Central HEPA air purifiers install conveniently out-of-the-way in the HVAC air handler system, typically in a basement, crawl space or attic. They take up no room and create little or no noise within the living space.
Having portable HEPA devices in several rooms throughout the house inconveniences family members, creates a lot of noise and detracts from the appearance of the home.