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Vornado

Model AC500

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AC500 Full Size Whole Room True HEPA Air Purifier

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The Vornado AC500 Whole Room Air Purifier uses true HEPA filtration, one of the most effective filters available, to remove up to 99.97% of airborne allergens down to .3 micron. The Vornado Whole Room Air Purifier actively circulates and filters all the air throughout a room. Without circulation, the air cleaner is only cleaning the immediate area around the unit, relying on general motion to push air through the unit. The AC500 uses two combination HEPA/carbon filters to trap Dust, Pollen, Pet Dander, Smoke, Bacteria, Mold Spores, Dust Mites and more. The carbon pre-filters both absorbs odors and traps larger particles. When in ‘auto mode’, advanced dust sensing technology detects the level of dust in a room, fluctuating the cleaning cycle up or down, depending on the air quality. Features 4 speeds, push button electronic controls, filter replacement indicator, sleep mode and industry leading 5 year limited warranty.

  • True HEPA Filtration - HEPA filtration captures 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns or larger
  • High output performance - A powerful motor and radial blower allows for whole room air purification
  • 4 airflow settings - Tailor the amount of airflow to fit your needs
  • Advanced dust sensing technology - Monitors air quality and automatically adjusts output to create ideal room filtration
  • Optimum Output - Grill outlet is located on the top of the unit for whole room clean air distribution
  • Push button electronic controls
  • Filter replacement indicator for both HEPA and carbon
  • Sleep mode - Light sensor automatically quiets operation in low light conditions
  • Quiet Operation - Enjoy minimal operation noise, without sacrificing performance
  • Sleek and modern styling fits in most room decors
  • Minimal Maintenance - Filters are quick and easy to replace
  • CADR Rating: 213
  • 5 Years warranty
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Which filters need changed and how often?

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You will need the MD1-0022 HEPA filter (replace every 12 months with continuous use) and the MD1-0023 carbon filter (replace after 4-6 months of regular usage). They're very easy to replace, but of course the costs add up if you run the purifier often.
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The AC500 has two pre-filters and 2 main filtewrs. Each pre-filter and main filter is the same. Duration has everything to do with the kind of air going through it - that's why the manufacturer provides a range. If itls vertyu dusty where the filter operates, you'll need more frequent changes. Te p[re-filters should be changed more frequently. I clean mine off (cat hair) a few times before replacing Read More
The AC500 has two pre-filters and 2 main filtewrs. Each pre-filter and main filter is the same. Duration has everything to do with the kind of air going through it - that's why the manufacturer provides a range. If itls vertyu dusty where the filter operates, you'll need more frequent changes. Te p[re-filters should be changed more frequently. I clean mine off (cat hair) a few times before replacing them.
I have a yellow mold issue which I also herlp ameliorate with a dehumidifier to keep humidity below 50%. And I clean the floors with Mold Block. But I'll still change the filter annually. Make sure you use the manufactturer's filters because there are cheaper replacement filters being sold "out there" that are not Hepa. Remember, no traditionally sized Hepa filter can remove cigarette smoke. A one pack per day person would overrun the filters in just a week or two. I hope this helps. Read Less
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September 23, 2015
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Under normal conditions, the Carbon Filters should be replaced after 4000 hours of operation and the HEPA filters after 9000 hours of operation. There are lights that come on after the air cleaner has been operated for these periods reminging you to replace the filters. If the air in the room is especially dirty, the filters may need to be changed more often. The carbon filters can be purchased at Read More
Under normal conditions, the Carbon Filters should be replaced after 4000 hours of operation and the HEPA filters after 9000 hours of operation. There are lights that come on after the air cleaner has been operated for these periods reminging you to replace the filters. If the air in the room is especially dirty, the filters may need to be changed more often. The carbon filters can be purchased at http://www.vornado.com/accessories/AC300/500-Activated-Carbon-Filter-2-Pack and the HEPA filters can be purchased at http://www.vornado.com/accessories/True-HEPA-Filter Read Less
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Failed and customer service never responded I used this air purifier in the bigger rooms like the living room and loft. Compared to the smaller AC300, the AC500 is the more powerful but has a few drawbacks. Mainly, it's way louder. I could hear it wherever it was in the house at the time, so I usually had it turned on when I'm not in the house. There are 4 filters to replace every few months as opposed to two with the AC300, which adds up. The removable magnetic side also had a tendency to slide off whenever I moved the unit, but it was fine when it was sitting still. Just like the AC300, this purifier lets you know when the filter needs to be replaced. It also has the dust senor that detects the amount of dust in the air and adjusts the setting accordingly. Also like the AC300, it’s made of shiny plastic that basically attracts fingerprints. Besides all of that it worked well for large areas and I was reassured by the 5 year warranty. HOWEVER: This air purifier stopped working a couple of months after I began using it. First it started making a loud rattling sound each time I turned it on. Now it only makes a loud humming noise when I turn it on and no air moves in or out. Since it should have still been covered by warranty I tried to get it repaired. I contacted their customer service multiple times and they didn't even respond. I waited weeks and then months, nada. Long story short, at this point I do not recommend this product at all. June 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Room HEPA Air Filter easy to install and works fine and easy to use but need source for replacement filters.. March 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I'm on my third Vornado 10 years ago I got two Vornado AQS35 heps purifiers. One motor finally becamse ezhausted and I replaced that unit with an AC500. Even better than the AQS35. Very quiet on Levl 1. To make a lond stury short, if you requires and want clean air to breath at home, Vornado is the right choice. Note: I always size units so that I never have to use more than 70% of capacity to get the job done. That.s why I use two and seldon go beyond Level 2 on my 5 speed AQS35. The AC500 is more complex but only has 4 levels and I donp' see myself going beyond Level 1 very often. In sizing this way you'll more likely, I believe, enjoy long productive ownership. October 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Holiday Helper very helpful regarding allergies. Best winter I have had in a while. I use with my humidifier (Vornado) works great! December 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I like it I have pollen allergy and when I was offered to try this product I was excited. I keep it in the bedroom to make sure the air is clean enough for me to sleep because Summer's can be pretty miserable. It does make a difference. I do not wake up in the middle of the night coughing and with stuffy nose. I like the way it is designed as well. 4 speed settings and a night time setting as well that makes the fan really quiet. We do not have a central air conditioner in the house that I can hook HEPA filter too so it is a great thing to have in an old home. August 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by accomplishes the job sufficiently The room I use it in is actually larger then the recommended room size & it does the job well. I was amazed by the amount of pet hair trapped in the filter! A good indication that it will help people with allergies. For pet owners in particular, I would suggest a once a week filter check to clean out the pet hair to keep unit running more efficiently. I like that it is very quiet and senses the amount particles in the air and then adjusts the motor speed to it - thus being a great energy saver! If you want fresher air to breathe then this unit will serve you well. August 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by To Get Air Any Fresher, You'll Have To Go To The Mountains When my True HEPA Air Purifier arrived, I decided to put it to the ultimate test straight out of the box- the pet's room. After all, if it couldn't handle the really tough job, then it probably wouldn't do the easier jobs. I placed the unit in the center of the room, plugged it in, and turned it on. Immediately, I could literally feel the particulate matter moving past my face as it was being removed from the air. A few hours later, you would never know that the pets were ever in that room. I moved it to other rooms in the house, and by day three, my whole house smelled fresh and clean. The unit is easy to operate, and the filters are easily removed and replace(an absolute must in my household.) The only drawback is that the unit is very loud when running on high speed. All in all, I would highly recommend the True HEPA Air Purifier. August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by My air is clean and fresh thanks to Vornado! We've been using the Vornado AC500 True HEPA Air Purifier for about 3 weeks and I couldn't be happier. As a working mom of 4 sons who suffers from asthma, having clean filtered air is really important to me. This air purifier works great. The sleek design looks great in our bedroom and the easy to use control board was wonderful. It took less than 5 minutes to set up from the box. I love that I can program it for night time (special sleep setting-less powerful and quieter) and it automatically adjusts to daylight. We have a fairly large bedroom and it has done an excellent job of keeping the air clean and fresh. We haven't had to change a filter yet but it looks very simple to do. I am incredibly pleased with the Vornado Air Purifier and highly recommend it for use in anyone's home or business. It would be an excellent addition to a bedroom, living room or den area. It's the perfect air purifier for allergy and asthma sufferers. August 28, 2015
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