IQAir Klaus™ Series Limited Edition Air Purifier

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482-0301
The IQAir Klaus™ Series limited edition air purifier boasts all of the features of the best-selling IQAir HealthPro® Plus Air Purifier with a unique, handcrafted wooden air purifier design. The Klaus™ air purifier was created by master wood craftsman James Ipekjian and provides users with powerful air purification in a one-of-a-kind design. The Klaus™ provides high-efficiency particle, gas and odor filtration in spaces up to 1,125 sq. ft. in size. Backed by a manufacturer’s 10-year warranty. 60-day money-back guarantee.
$2,500.00
In stock

This product provides relief from: Asthma, Bacteria & Germs, Dust Allergies, Fragrances & Odors, Mold & Mildew, Pet Dander, Pollen

Buyers Guide: Air Purifiers

Choosing a Portable Air Purifier

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When your allergies are acting up, one of the best ways to feel better fast is to get away from whatever is causing the reaction.  Sometimes simply opening a window can ventilate a room with clean air and provide relief. Other times, weather makes this option impossible or allergens may also be present in the new air.  In such a case, an air cleaning system may be useful.

Air cleaners remove allergens from indoor air.  They can be installed in the ductwork of a home’s central heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system to clean the air in the whole house or a portable room system can be used to clean the air in a single room only.   Installing a whole-home system may not be in your current budget, but depending on the type of allergy you are suffering from, a portable system may be sufficient for your needs and your wallet.

Types of Air Cleaners

There are a variety of air pollutants that can cause allergic reactions.    Air pollutants fall into two categories:  particulate matter and gaseous pollutants.  Particulate matter includes dust, smoke, pollen, animal dander, tobacco smoke, dust mite allergen, and mold spores.  Gaseous pollutants include the vapors from gas cooking stoves, vehicle exhaust, paints and pesticides.    Choosing the best air cleaner depends on the type of allergen causing your individual reactions.  Different air cleaners are better at removing particulate matter from the air while others are preferred for removing gaseous pollutants.

For example, if you are particularly sensitive to dust mite allergen, waking up each morning stuffy and sneezing, you should consider a particulate matter air cleaner in your bedroom.  The EPA has divided them into two types: mechanical and electronic.  Mechanical air filters use a fan to pull air through filters where particles become trapped and cannot escape back into the air. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters fall into this category.

Electronic air cleaners use a process called electrostatic attraction to trap particles.  They also use a fan to draw air in, however the air then passes through a section of the machine where the particles are given an electrical charge.  The charged particles are drawn to a series of flat plates called a collector where they accumulate until the filter is replaced or cleaned.    Although the process is similar, air cleaners called ionizers or ion generators do not have a collector.  They simply charge the airborne particles and expel them back into the air where they attach to nearby surfaces, such as walls or furniture, or attach to one another causing them to settle faster until they can be vacuumed or cleaned up.

If paint fumes or other household odors are bothering you, an air cleaner that removes gaseous pollutants is a better choice.  Gaseous air filters remove gases and odors by using a material, such as activated carbon, to absorb the pollutants.  These filters are typically intended to remove one or more gaseous pollutants from the air that passes through them, but may be specific to one or two types of gas.  It is important to choose an air purifier that is designed to remove the specific gas or odor that is affecting you.

In addition to air cleaners that using a filtering process to remove allergens from the air, there are also systems that will actually destroy pollutants.  Some use ultraviolet (UV) light technology.  These cleaners are called ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) cleaners and photocatalytic (PCO) cleaners.  UVGI cleaners use radiation from UV lights that may destroy viruses, bacteria, allergens and mold.  Typically such systems are used in conjunction with an air filtration system.  PCO cleaners use a UV lamp along with a substance called a catalyst that reacts with the light.  They are intended to destroy gaseous pollutants by converting them into harmless products, but do not actually remove particulate matter from the air.

One more type of pollutant destruction system is an ozone generator.  It uses a UV light or an electrical discharge to intentionally produce ozone.  However, as you may know, ozone is a lung irritant that can cause adverse health effects.  Ozone also has little effect in removing most indoor air contaminants, thus are not always the safest or most effective choice.

Filtration

(Mechanical or Electronic)

Air filters Particles Ineffective in removing larger particles because most settle from the air quickly and never reach filters.
Gas-phase filters Gases Used much less frequently in homes than particle air filters. The lifetime for removing pollutants may be short.

Other Air Cleaners

UVGI Biologicals Bacterial and mold spores tend to be resistant to UV radiation and require more light or longer time of exposure, or both, to be killed.
PCO Gases Application for homes is limited because currently available catalysts are ineffective in destroying gaseous pollutants from indoor air.
Ozone generators Particles, gases, biologicals Sold as air cleaners, they are not always safe and effective in removing pollutants. By design, they produce ozone, a lung irritant.

 

Measuring the Effectiveness of an Air Cleaner

The effectiveness of a portable air cleaner, regardless of what you are trying to remove from the air, is measured by the clean air delivery rate (CADR).  Developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, the CADR is a measure of the cleaning speed.  Since individual filters vary in their ability to remove different particles, three CADR's for a given device are typically measured: smoke, pollen, and dust.  While an individual portable system may not achieve its rated measure under all circumstances, it does allow comparison between different makes and models.  Typically, the higher the CADR, the more effective the air cleaned will be.  When purchasing a system for your personal use, choose one with the highest CADR for your specific allergy. If you are treating a pollen allergy, consider a purifier with a high CADR for pollen, as stated on the label.

When looking at the CADR ratings, you must also take into account the size of the space in which you will be using your air cleaner.  Portable air purifiers are only meant to clean the air in a single room, not your entire house.  Therefore, if you are having problems at night and when you wake up in the morning, you may want to purchase a particulate matter air purifier specifically for your bedroom.  If you are also concerned about odors in the kitchen, you should consider a gas-phase unit for the kitchen area.  Regardless of what type you choose, you must have an accurate measurement of the square footage and in some cases, the cubic footage for that particular room in order to choose a machine that will be effective.

To calculate your room’s approximate square footage, multiply the length of the room in feet by the width of the room in feet.  To calculate the cubic footage, multiply the length of your space by the width of your space and multiply that by the ceiling height.  Most manufacturers list an optimal square foot area of coverage for their air purifiers, so you'll want to choose a model that is rated to cover the size of your room.  You might also consider choosing a model designed for an area larger than yours for better cleaning at a lower, quieter speed.

Another important measure of unit effectiveness is the cubic feet per minute (CFM) rating. This number represents how many cubic feet of air passes through the unit in any given minute. It gives you an idea of how quickly an air purifier will clean the complete volume of air in your room. Typically, the higher an air purifier's CFM rating, the faster the air in the room will be purified. One more measurement is the air changes per hour (ACH). ACH indicates how many times an air purifier filters the entire volume of air in your space per hour. Those who are looking for relief from allergies and asthma should look for an air purifier that can produce at least 3 to 4 air changes per hour.

Noise Levels

Once you have determined what allergens you need to remove from the air and what size system will work best in your room, there are several ways to narrow down your choice of air cleaner based on your personal preferences.  Noise is an important one, especially if the unit will be used in the bedroom.

Because of the fan element, most air purifiers will emit some amount of noise, depending on the purification speed you choose. Some people need complete silence while sleeping while others enjoy “white noise” in the background.  If noise is a concern to you, look for an air purifier with a decibel (dB) rating for each fan speed. You can compare these ratings to the sounds made by other common household items which in turn will give you a better idea of the level of sound an air purifier will make.

0 dB Hearing Threshold
10 dB Breathing
20 dB Falling Leaves
30 dB Whisper
40 dB Raindrops
50 dB Average Home
60 dB Normal Conversation
70 dB Vacuum Cleaner

While a decibel chart can be helpful, remember that other factors, such as where in the room the purifier is placed, the amount of furniture and choice of flooring can also affect the noise level while the unit is in use.   Many units come with multiple fan speeds.  If noise is a particular concern to you, the option of a lower fan speed may be something to consider.

Other special features that may decrease the amount of noise are a programmable timer and a remote control.  A remote control allows you to turn the unit off and on or change fan speeds without having to leave the comfort of your bed or sitting area.  A programmable timer can be used to automatically turn the system on or off at certain times of the day or night to cut down on noise and to save energy.

In addition, manufacturers offer a variety of other special features to consider when buying an air purifier.  Some offer digital controls for setting fan speeds and timers easily and accurately.  If you think you will be moving your unit from room to room, you might want to look for a one with carrying handles or wheels for easy relocation.  Some systems even come with air quality monitors to sense the level of pollution in a room and filter replacement lights to let you know when to change the filter.

As with any purchase, the more features you opt for, the more likely the cost will increase.  So, in deciding which unit is best for you and your budget, don’t forget to think about maintenance costs.  Look at the cost of replacing filters and how often they need to be replaced in order to get an accurate idea of the true cost of an air cleaning system before buying.  Some brands are designed to need new pre-filters every three months and new HEPA filters every year. Others have filter packs that last up to 5 years.  When filters are not replaced regularly some filtration ability is lost and the motor of the unit could be damaged, so it is important to invest in the maintenance of your unit as well as the unit itself.

The IQAir Klaus™ Series Limited Edition Air Purifier provides the same best-in-class air purification as the award-winning IQAir HealthPro® Plus air purifier and features a beautiful, handcrafted wood design created by James Ipekjian. The newly designed Klaus™ wooden air purifier effectively and efficiently cleans spaces up to 1,125 square feet in size, improving the quality of your indoor air by capturing harmful particles and odors. The best way to avoid allergy and asthma symptoms is to minimize your exposure to these triggers—the Klaus™ is great for asthma and allergy sufferers as it provides protection against pollen, pet dander, dust mites, smoke, bacteria, gases, viruses, mold spores and chemicals. This best-selling air purifier is also a great option for those with COPD, a compromised immune system, severe asthma and other respiratory-related illnesses. The IQAir Klaus™ Series air purifier filters airborne particles that are 100-times smaller than other HEPA air purifiers and is perfect for cleaning the air in homes and businesses. The limited edition Klaus™ features a handcrafted, wood exterior that will be a statement piece in any space. The IQAir Klaus™ Series air purifier is designed and manufactured in Switzerland and is backed by an industry-leading manufacturer’s 10-year warranty.


The design upgrades on the IQAir Klaus™ Series Limited Edition Air Purifier offer:

Powerful fan, 3D-optimized design and an improved HyperHEPA® filter with a pleating design provides up to 25% cleaner air.
Up to 32% less noise at each fan speed—features a fan-in-center design, double-walled housing and a 320° air delivery EvenFlow™ diffuser that deflects sounds back into the system to keep the air purifier quiet, making it suitable for use in bedrooms as it will not disturb you while you sleep.
Features the most advanced filter-pleating pattern ever designed for a residential air purifier, increasing air flow and particulate loading capacity for up to a 38% longer filter life.

Perfect for allergy and asthma sufferers—the Klaus™ air purifier eliminates 99.5% of all allergens down to an 0.003 microns in size through the unit’s 4-step air filtration system. Air is pulled in through the bottom of the air purifier and it then passes through a series of filters to disperse clean air in your space.

  • Stage 1: The PreMax™ pre-filter—this filter removes pet dander pollen and mold spore particles that may be in the air
  • Stage 2 and 3: The V-5 Cell™ Filter completes two steps: the granular activated carbon absorption filter removes VOCs and a pelletized chemisorption filter destroys harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde
  • Stage 4: The HyperHEPA® Filter removes the smallest, ultra-fine particles including viruses, bacteria, smoke and exhaust

 

Customers love the IQAir Klaus™ Series Limited Edition; Air Purifier - New Edition!

Those that use the Klaus™ Series air purifier with the same powerful filtration as the best-selling and trusted IQAir HealthPro® Plus air purifier see a drastic improvement in their health. IQAir air purifiers feature six fan speeds and a state-of-the-art control system that enables users to easily program automatic operation with a day/night timer. Users can cut their energy costs down as well as extend the filter life of the air purifier by only using the air purifier when they need it. In addition, the Klaus™ includes an intelligent filter-life monitor that will precisely forecast when it is time to replace the filter based on actual usage, and color-coded lights will illuminate to notify you. Finally, each IQAir air purifier is individually tested and certified in Switzerland at IQAir’s factory—once certified, the air purifier will receive a certificate of air filtration performance by individual fan speed. Users can relax knowing the Klaus™ air purifier is removing indoor contaminants and air pollutants, keeping your home or business space safe and clean.

IQAir Klaus™ Series Limited Edition Air Purifier Features:

  • Best-in-class air purification
  • Beautiful, unique wooden design is made entirely by hand
  • Each unit will be slightly different due to the natural wood elements
  • The veneer finish is a hand-picked Pistachio Burl, a beautiful hardwood with an unmistakable color
  • Created by James “Jim” Ipekjian, a master wood craftsman from Pasadena California
  • Well-designed, well-made wooden air purifier unit that is built to last
  • Reflects all of IQAir’s principles
  • The same technology and HyperHEPA® filtration as the award-winning IQAir HealthPro® Plus air purifier
  • Innovative design stops system leakage and makes it capable of achieving a "0" particle count
  • Advanced gas and odor filtration with the V5-Cell gas & odor filter
  • Maximum coverage up to 1,125 sq. ft. with 2 air changes per hour
  • Recommended coverage up to 375 sq. ft. with 6 air changes per hour
  • Filter-life monitor alerts users when it is time to replace the filter
  • Easy filter replacement—no tools necessary
  • Long filter life and patented HyperHEPA® filtration: - Captures 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns in size - Captures 99.5% of particles down to 0.003 microns in size
  • 100 times more efficient than traditional air purifiers with HEPA filtration
  • Air-tight, patented, triple-sealed technology ensures that 100% of the air that enters the air purifier passes through the filters
  • Industry-leading 10 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on system if registered within 30 days at IQAir

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Overview

Just as the trusted IQAir HealthPro Plus, the IQAir Limited Edition Klaus Air Purifier improves the quality of your indoor air with it's advanced 3-stage filtration system—removing more than 99% of the most common airborne allergens found in your home. Created to commemorate IQAir founder’s 75th birthday, this unique design is truly one-of-a-kind and only available for a limited time .

Room Size 1,125 sq. ft.
Recommended For Allergies, asthma, dust, pet hair, pet dander, odors, gases and smoke, viruses, mold spores, chemicals, and overall air quality
Best Fit

Recommended for allergy and asthma sufferers, as it removes ultra-fine particles including viruses, bacteria, chemicals, smoke dust mites, gases, mold spores and pollen.

True HEPA Filtration

Yes

Particle Filtration Efficiency

99.97% to 0.3 microns
Ultrafine particles 99.5% to 0.003 microns

Particle Removal Pet dander, pollen, dust mites, gases, common flu, virus, mold spores and other harmful chemicals
Gas and Odor Removal

Chemicals that may come from household cleaners, building materials and chemicals used to construct furniture or flooring

VOC Removal

Yes

Optional Filters N/A
Unique Features / Benefits Limited edition one-of-a-kind design Filters out up to 99.97% for particles down to 0.3 micron
Filters out up to 99.5% for particles down to 0.003 microns
3D UltraSeal™
EvenFlow™ Diffuser
New Edition Fan
Long Filter Life
Filter Life Monitor Display
Timer and programming of operation hours
Programming of different fan speeds
Remote Control
CADR: Dust rating Not tested by AHAM
CADR: Pollen rating Not tested by AHAM
CADR: Smoke rating Not tested by AHAM
ACH (air changes per hour)

At least twice every hour, depending on a variety of factors (please refer to the User Manual for more information)

Airflow (cubic feet per minute) Speed 1: 40 cfm | 70 m3/h
Speed 2: 75 cfm | 130 m3/h
Speed 3: 130 cfm | 220 m3/h
Speed 4: 170 cfm | 290 m3/h
Speed 5: 200 cfm | 340 m3/h
Speed 6: 300 cfm | 510 m3/h
Filtration System Three Stage Filtration:
PreMax™ Filter (Pre-Filter)
V5-Cell™ Filter (Gas & Odor)
HyperHEPA® Filter (M
Number of Filters to Replace Three
Replace HEPA Filter HyperHEPA® Filter Average filter life: approx. 4 years (based on average daily usage of 10h on speed 3). Based on the use of the air purifier the Filter Life LED screen indicates when a replacement is needed.

Replace Pre-Filter PreMax™ Filter Average filter life: approx. 18 months
Replace Other Filters V5-Cell™Filter MG Average filter life: approx. 2 years (based on average daily usage of 10h on speed 3)
Dimensions (H x W x D)

H 28" x W 15 " x D 16 "

Color choices Brown
Product Weight

35 lbs

Packaged Weight

46 lbs

Shipping Weight N/A
Noise Level - (min-max decibels)

35-69 dB(A)

Controls

Electronic

Remote Control

Yes ‐ operates at distances up to 20 feet

Number of Fan Speeds

6

LCD Display

Yes

Clock

Yes

Programmable Cycles or Timer

Yes

Sleep Mode

No

Auto Fan Mode (auto adjusts based on air quality)

No

Particle, Gas or VOC Detector

Yes

Filter Status Indicator

LED on control panel alerts filter change needed

Filter Reset function

Yes ‐ built in to electronic control panel

Other Indicators Air Delivery
Fan Speed
Timer Settings
Airflow Units
Filter Change Indicators
Language
Other Features Each unit is individually tested and certified at the factory in Switzerland. Certificate of performance included with unit.
Casters or Handles

Casters

Air Inlet

Bottom

Air Outlet

Top

Housing Construction

Non-offgasing, impact-resistant, UV-stabilized ABS

Fan / Motor Assembly

This consists of two housing modules with the moving fan inside.

Energy Consumption (watts) 27, 53, 92, 121, 154, 215 Standby: <1, Watt and Fan speed
Power Requirements

100-120 V, 50/60 Hz

Power Plug

N/A

Amperage

N/A

Energy Star®

N/A

AHAM-certified CADR

N/A

Approvals / Other Certifications Consumers Digest Best Buy Award
Top 10 Products Approved by the (PTPA) Media
Consumer Guide's prestigious Best Buy rating
Reviewboard Magazine's Editors Choice award BEST OF THE BEST for two consecutive years.
Ozone Emission Does not emit ozone, ions or UV.
Manufacturer's Warranty 10 Year Warranty on Parts and Labor if registered within 30 days
1 Year limited Manufacturers Warranty (if not registered)

Click here to view the Owner's Manual for the IQAir Klaus and HealthPro® Plus Air Purifier - New Edition

Always refer to your Owners Manual for complete instructions for use and care of your IQAir HealthPro® Plus series air purifier.


** Please note: IQAir air purifiers are 120V models only. Use of this air purifier with any type of 220V-240V outlet can damage the unit. Use of an adaptor will not reduce this risk. IQ Air purifier warranties are void outside of North America.**

The IQAir HealthPro Plus series air purifiers are engineered with high quality design and materials.
To keep your unit in top condition, we recommend routine cleaning. The appliance must be disconnected from the power supply before cleaning or maintenance.

  • Use a soft rag or cleaning cloth to wipe the unit down.
  • Wipe the exterior of the unit with a window cleaning fluid, or silicon spray, do not use organic cleaning fluids or solvents.

Please be aware that we are not able to ship IQAir products to P.O Boxes or non-U.S. addresses, including Canada.