Home » News » Tech » IQAir Health Pro 250 Review: Can You Really Put a Price on Clean Air at Home?

IQAir Health Pro 250 Review: Can You Really Put a Price on Clean Air at Home?

By: Vishal Mathur

Last Updated: November 14, 2019, 09:57 IST

IQAir Health Pro 250 Review: Can You Really Put a Price on Clean Air at Home?

The IQAir Health Pro range competes with the Blueair Pro series of purifiers, and these are best for large spaces and pin-point purification accuracy.

There are air purifiers and then there are air purifiers for your home which really challenge the boundaries of technology when it comes to cleaning the air inside your home and eliminating air pollution. And keeping it that way. There are very few companies that can do it successfully, and IQAir is one of those rare and precious examples which have done exactly that. The Swiss precision and the attention to detail are exactly what these IQAir Health Pro air purifiers, premium as the price tag may suggest, are all about. Versatility is their strong point too.

The current range of the IQAir Health Pro purifiers starts with the IQAir Health Pro 100 which is priced at around Rs 1,20,000. Then there is the IQAir Health Pro 150 which costs around Rs 1,25,000. And the one that we are reviewing here, the IQAir Health Pro 250, is priced around Rs 1,40,000. These compete in a way with Blueair purifiers, specifically the Pro range of purifiers, at least as far as the price tag is concerned. The Blueair Pro L is priced at Rs 1,10,000 while the Blueair Pro XL costs Rs 1,80,000. If you have a large area indoors that needs to be covered by an air purifier, maybe a big enough hall for instance, these single units are capable of purifying large quantities of air and maintaining the AQI with ease.

Also Read | Want to Protect Your Child From The 999 AQI Air? Here Are Some Air Purifiers

Straight off, the very design of the IQAir Health Pro 250 is what gets your attention. It makes absolutely no qualms about being a thing that will be the centerpiece of your gorgeous living room. It is all about functionality, and ease of use. And that’s pretty much it. The modular design lets you access, clean or replace the multiple filter layers. This takes in air from the underside and the clean air emerges from the 360-degree vents at the top, facing forwards. Hence the high-sitting design which allows for enough gap between the floor and the purifier, as well as the arched side panel design. For a purifier of this size, it is no surprise that the IQAir Health Pro 250 has wheels too, which makes it incredibly easy to shift this around, particularly for the regular floor cleaning. The weight of the purifier makes no difference at all, since you are not expected to carry this around. The control panel sits at the top, with a single-line display and well-marked buttons.

Also Read | Think You Don't Need Air Purifiers And Anti-Pollution Masks? Research Says Otherwise

The filter layers are exactly where the magic lies. I would consider myself extremely lucky that IQAir shared the Health Pro 250 with me in the run-up to some of the worst pollution days that we have seen in the Delhi NCR region in the past few years, and this helped tremendously in getting through that unscathed. What you’ll also get is a multi-stage air filtration setup.

The first is a PreMax Filter F8. A lot has to do with the design of the IQAir Health Pro 250, but that also makes the need for a pre-filter all the more pressing—the larger dust and particles are potentially sucked up by the purifier. What you get with the IQAir Health Pro 250 is a full-size glass microfiber pre-filter that really does a great job of capturing the larger dust particles. Two weeks of usage in a large hall, and the pre-filter had completely choked itself. This is perhaps why the pre-filter is extremely necessary for most purifiers, since it allows the other filter layers, including the HEPA, to focus on capturing the smaller particulate matter and not get clogged up by dust and larger particles. The second layer of filtration is provided by the V5-Cell Filter MG filter. The thickness and the weight of this has to be seen and experienced to be believed. the activated carbon eliminates VOC (volatile organic compounds), gases, fumes and odors. And if you are still wondering, this weighs as much as 2.5kg.

At the very top sits the IQAir HyperHEPA H12/13 filter. This will filter out particles as small as 0.003 microns, something not many home air purifiers can claim. This is again incredibly thick and even the most obstinate pollutants will have a tough time escaping this final layer. How do we know? We used a third-party particle meter to judge the quality of the air that was emerging from the IQAir Health Pro 250 even after the filters weren’t exactly sparkling new anymore, and the particle count in the clean air emerging from the purifier totaled up to a grand number of 0 particles. Zero. Yes, that is what it is. The maximum clean air delivery rate (CADR) is 440 cubic meter per hour.

The performance is nothing short of staggering. The IQAir Health Pro 250, with its own might, managed to keep the indoor AQI in a living room and dining room hall stabilized at around 20, when the outdoor air at the same time was upwards of 500 AQI and this being an active living room with people moving around, the little one being at her inquisitive and naughty best as well as the outdoor air regularly streaming indoors as people came and went. At night, when activity reduced, this maintained the AQI in single digits—an even bigger achievement considering the hall is L-shaped, and not exactly a simple square or a rectangle.

Also Read | The Complete Air Purifier Buying Guide: Here is How to Beat The Delhi Pollution

At this price, you really need to be invested in the idea of clean air at home. If you already aren’t, in this day and age, it is time you make the jump. You will buy the IQAir Health Pro 250 if you are serious about buying a high-quality air purifier and have a bank account to support it. as well as a large enough room that needs to have its air purifiers all day. The good thing is that for what you spend, the performance that the IQAir Health Pro 250 exhibits is nothing short of pristine. The zero-particle count in the air emerging from inside the purifier simply tells you that these high-quality filters remain unmatched. The long life of the filters is an added bonus. Spend once, and you are sorted with clean air at home, for at least a few years.

  1. air
  2. air pollution
  3. Air pollution In Delhi
  4. air purifier
  5. air purifier filter
  6. air purifier review
  7. air purifier reviews
  8. air purifiers
  9. air quality index
  10. air quality index delhi after diwali
  11. air quality index delhi live
  12. air quality index delhi today
  13. air quality index dwarka
  14. air quality index faridabad
  15. air quality index in delhi today
  16. air quality index kolkata
  17. air quality index kolkata today
  18. air quality index noida today
  19. air quality monitoring system
  20. air quality today in delhi
  21. AQI
  22. aqi gurgaon
  23. best air purifier
  24. best air purifier 2019
  25. best air purifier for allergies
  26. best air purifier for dust
  27. best air purifier for mold
  28. best air purifier for pets
  29. best air purifier for smoke
  30. best air purifiers
  31. best air purifiers 2019
  32. best home air purifier
  33. causes of air pollution in delhi
  34. check air quality
  35. cigarette
  36. cigarette smoking
  37. delhi
  38. delhi air pollution
  39. delhi air pollution levels
  40. delhi air quality
  41. delhi air quality index
  42. Delhi AQI
  43. Delhi Chokes
  44. delhi hazardous air
  45. Delhi NCR
  46. delhi NCR pollution
  47. delhi pollution
  48. delhi pollution 2019
  49. delhi pollution level
  50. Delhi smog
  51. delhi toxic air
  52. diwali pollution
  53. high level pollution in delhi
  54. Home
  55. Honeywell air purifier
  56. how is the weather in mumbai
  57. india air pollution
  58. india pollution
  59. IQAir Health Pro 250
  60. IQAir Health Pro 250 review
  61. kolkata air quality
  62. live air quality delhi
  63. mumbai air quality today
  64. New Delhi
  65. noida weather
  66. odd even rule
  67. odd-even
  68. pollution
  69. pollution in delhi
  70. Pollution In India
  71. Pollution level in delhi
  72. pollution levels in new delhi
  73. purifier
  74. smog
  75. today air quality in delhi
  76. top rated air purifiers
  77. what is air quality index
  78. xiaomi air purifier 2s
first published:November 14, 2019, 09:57 IST
last updated:November 14, 2019, 09:57 IST
Read More