This is the newer, bulkier third installment of the AeraMax commercial lineup, in name of AeraMax Professional 3. You can spend more for the AeraMax Professional 3S with floor stand, but I believe this AeraMax Professional 3 Review is enough to cover both commercial air purifier tests in real-world use.
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- Mountable on wall, or stand on floor
- Impressive performance
- Patented EnviroSmart technology
- Better fan power
- Quite big to install and place
- Very expensive
AeraMax has released the third version of commercial air purifier for two different installations – the AeraMax Professional 3 and AeraMax Professional 3S. Because of the similarity in performance and internal parts, we will conclude all things up in a sole AeraMax Professional 3 Review. Hope you’ll enjoy it!
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AeraMax Professional 3 Price
Right before the current flagship AeraMax Professional 4, both AeraMax Professional 3 and 3S are the recommended air purifiers for common areas such as waiting rooms, restrooms, and other large spaces with high concentrations of contaminants.
These air purifiers are also the first devices in the commercial line to feature a more industrial look, which is a bit different to the previous AeraMax Professional AM 2. You can still find the signature EnviroSmart and PlasmaTrue technologies in these air purifiers.
For the price, they are all high-end air purifiers with expensive price tag. The AeraMax Professional 3 starts at $1259, while the official price tag of AeraMax Professional 3S is $1345.
If you are looking for such a high-end air purifier that’s expensive, you can look for the IQAir GC MultiGas or Oransi Erik 650A as the perfect alternatives. The AllerAir 6000 and Airpura P600 are for more serious air cleaning, as they both have deeper Activated Carbon filter.
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AeraMax Professional 3 Design and Size
AeraMax Professional 3 is a huge machine, which looks like a bulky water heater on the outside. However, it is just fit for “mid-sized” spaces, according to Fellowes.
The standard AeraMax Professional 3 is 19.5 inches in height and 21 inches in width, so even when you can mount it on wall, the device feels gargantuan. For the 3S version, it is a bit taller, thanks to the floor stand.
AeraMax huge design for commercial air purifiers doesn’t need to change much to look really solid. It’s consistently the best size for a wall-mountable air purifier in the world, especially when the weight is 20.2 lbs. You really need to hang it up, right?
AeraMax Professional 3 runs the traditional bottom-to-top air flow system concept, with the huge air intake is under the bottom literally. This air purifier also has an access panel to unlock the front cover.
We still have the capacitive touch control panel in this AeraMax Professional 3, which is more durable to use, and more beautiful to look at.
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AeraMax Professional 3 Filters
The next-gen commercial air purifier of AeraMax is using the new 5-stage air cleaning system, with an independent pre-filter to boost the life time of the core filters.
- Pre-filter – AeraMax Professional 3 detaches the pre-filter out of the carbon filter, so the carbon filter can keep working effectively. The pre-filter can capture large particulates like dust and hair, and needs to be replaced after 6 months.
- Activated Carbon Filter – The carbon filter works independently to capture high odors or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
- True HEPA filter – Next, all airborne contaminants must rest in the True HEPA filter of this air purifier, with a high efficiency of trapping 99.97% of any particles as small as 0.3 microns like pollen, ragweed and other allergens, viruses, germs, dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander.
- AeraSafe Antimicrobial Treatment – The built-in protection right in the surface of its True HEPA filter, to prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mildew, and fungi.
- PlasmaTrue Technology – This is one kind of ionizer, which creates an ionized field to help safely remove airborne pollutants. Can be switched on/off.
AeraMax Professional 3 also uses 3 different options for the main filter, whether it is a Hybrid air filter, a standalone Carbon filter or a standard combination. The filter is the most powerful defense of this American company, and they still put it in the AeraMax Professional 4.
Thanks to the new preliminary filter, AeraMax Professional 3 can work way much better in adsorbing the odors, smoke and chemicals. The standalone carbon filter is nearly 2.5-inch thick, and it can last for up to 2 years.
The PlasmaTrue technology is again available in this high-end air purifier. This ionizer feature is tested strictly by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for safe ozone emission.
In the previous test with the AeraMax Professional AM 2, the AeraMax Professional 3 obviously had higher efficiency, thanks to its advanced fan power. The score was 99.99% for a test in 200 square feet, which is the same as an IQAir HealthPro Plus.
The hybrid air filter needs to be changed after 1 year, and its cost is about $344.
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AeraMax Professional 3 Room Coverage
AeraMax Professional 3 and 3S are made for medium-sized rooms, with areas from 300 to 700 square feet. The manufacturer suggests to run this air purifier for public restrooms, exam areas, smaller lobbies and waiting rooms.
The ACH of AeraMax Professional 3 is 5X. This is the highest ACH rating of an AeraMax air purifier, meaning it can clean your room 5 times per hour.
The CADR of AeraMax Professional 3 is 220 cfm on highest speed. The lowest fan power is as low as 80 cfm, making the device perfectly fit the medium-sized spaces.
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AeraMax Professional 3 Sound
AeraMax Professional 3 introduces the high-end encased brushless DC motor to reduce noise. Even for an air purifier with such high fan power, the noise level on lowest speed is just 38 decibels (db), which is a lot better than the AeraMax Professional AM 2.
However, the highest noise level reaches 67 decibels, and you can’t sleep with this device at the highest setting. Actually, the device is for office environment, and it needs to be quiet to not distract people.
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AeraMax Professional 3 Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review if this air purifier is good or not.
With higher fan power, the AeraMax Professional 3 is still good at keeping the power consumption to be just 5 watts on lowest speed. However, if you run the device on highest speed, you should expect the rate power to be 100 watts.
If you use the AeraMax Professional 3 for 8 hours per day, you need to pay $0.2 to $36 annually.
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AeraMax Professional 3 Additional Features
AeraMax Professional 3 is an air purifier meant to be mounted on wall, so it needs the Auto Mode to be convenient. Fellowes calls their Smart Sensor as Patented EnviroSmart technology, which is a high-end sensor to detect the changes of airborne pollutants, and respond with the most proper fan power.
If you want to manual control the air purifier, simply switch to the manual mode and choose from 5 different fan speeds. You can know the current fan speed based on the number of tick marks illuminated around the Auto Mode icon.
AeraMax Professional 3 has two different LED indicators for Carbon and HEPA filters replacement. For hybrid filter, both indicators will be lit. It features the new indicator for accessory, to show whether the access panel is open or closed.
AeraMax Professional 3 Customer Service
Fellowes is a long-history brand in the U.S, and one of the most reasons for their popularity is the great customer service. You can expect the full support from Monday to Friday, via phone at 800-955-0959 or via live chat in their FAQ page.
They don’t provide Free Shipping, but the ship will only be within one to two business days of being placed. You can return or exchange your air purifier within 14 days of receipt. Orders may be subject to a 20% restocking fee and all shipping and handling charges are the responsibility of the customer. If you discover what you believe is a product defect, you need to contact the support within 48 hours of delivery. Fellowes will investigate the claim and notify the freight company of the damage, then they will process the the replacement if possible.
About the warranty, all AeraMax air purifiers are covered by a 3-year warranty. It is enough for you to trust in the name of AeraMax.
It is simply the commercial air purifier for larger spaces than the AeraMax Professional AM 2. The AeraMax Professional 3 is not for everyone, because it targets only the head of the offices. Personally, I would recommend the IQAir HealthPro Plus or Austin Air HealthMate Plus over this device, thanks to its advanced high performance with cheaper price tag.
High-end commercial air purifier isn’t for everyone.