The incredible medical-grade IQAir Perfect 16 HVAC air filtration unit.
If nothing else, the last few years has highlighted the importance of air quality. Covid-19, air pollution, and forest fires have been a recurring reminder of just how important clean air is. This heighten awareness and surge in market demand for clean air products offers a fairly amazing choice of air filtration and purification devices.
One of the best air filtration devices available for residential (and commercial) use is the IQAir Perfect 16 unit. Made in Switzerland, these units and their ultra-high performance filters offer continuous, central air filtration for your HVAC system.
IQAir is a Swiss company that has been making medical-grade air filtration units since the 1960s. In addition to the Perfect 16 HVAC unit, the company makes some of the best free-standing HEPA filter machines available. Customers and professionals rave about the IQAir units and units like the IQAir Health Pro are amazing for those who are interested in the best air quality without having to install a unit onto your HVAC system.
For the central, HVAC-mounted system, IQAir offers two unit sizes; a 3-ton size unit and a 5-ton size unit. Each unit uses 4 micro-fiber woven fabric filters. The filters are expensive ($350 for the 4 3-ton filters and $395 for the 4 5-ton size filters), but should last 1 – 3 years between replacements.
For me, I find the 1 – 1.5 year replacement schedule about right. The filter replacement is very easy, and can be performed by nearly anyone interested in doing so. The filters are available on the IQAir website or a few select retailers.