GermGuardian AC5300B is indeed the popular GermGuardian AC5000 version coated in the modern appearance of the GermGuardian CDAP5500BCA. Today, we will guide you through a quick GermGuardian AC5300B Review to show you how efficient this air purifier of Guardian Technologies is.
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- We do give honest reviews (both pros and cons) so anyone will guarantee to have the wisest choices.
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- Good performance for the money with UV-C light and True HEPA filter
- Modern design
- Always has good deal
- 5-year warranty
- Quite noisy at highest setting
- Lacks of Smart features
Walking through the list of GermGuardian‘s low-range army, we can easily spot the GermGuardian AC5300B. This unit remains same power with the classic GermGuardian air purifiers, while improving with a new and modern appearance as the latest devices of the same brand. If you are just willing to pay about $100 for an air purifier, would you choose GermGuardian AC5300B or not? We hope that this GermGuardian AC5300B Review will help you answer it.
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GermGuardian AC5300B Price
Using the old air filtration technology from GermGuardian, GermGuardian AC5300B is even more affordable than the famous low-range GermGuardian CDAP5500BCA. This air purifier has an easy price tag of $129, which is $10 higher than the previous GermGuardian AC5000.
Also, if you are sticking with this GermGuardian AC5300B, you can purchase it with ease with the deal below.
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GermGuardian AC5300B Design and Size
Not like the upgraded GermGuardian AC5350B, this GermGuardian AC5300B has only one Black version.
Guardian Technologies could easily deceive anyone to buy the wrong product from their stores if they really want. GermGuardian AC5300B has nearly everything to be mistaken with the latest tower air purifier – CDAP5500BCA, with a pure plastic GermGuardian’s design. This could be the best way to make a GermGuardian AC5000 model look more expensive and beautiful.
From the front, this style is truly the last year’s style of GermGuardian, with a circular light to indicate the current air quality in your room.
From the back is the same intake air grill of GermGuardian air purifiers. The air flow will come polluted from the back and fresh from the front. With a 28-inch tower air purifier like GermGuardian AC5300B, it is quite difficult to maximize the efficiency of this air purifier. If you want to know why, you can read from the previous CDAP5500BCA Review.
At the top, the control panel is not as modern as the latest CDAP5500BCA, but is still useful with 2 buttons and a LED filter replacement indicator.
This unit is really light-weight with 11 lbs. It is possible to move the GermGuardian AC5300B anywhere in your home.
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GermGuardian AC5300B Filters
To decide the power of an air purifier, basically we will look at how many filters it has and what types of air filters are used. GermGuardian AC5300B is basically the classic GermGuardian AC5000E with only a typical 3-in-1 air cleaning system
- Pre-filter – A normal pre-filter with Activated Carbon Filter to remove the large particles of pollutants and reduce odors created from smoke, cooking, and pets.
- True HEPA filter – GermGuardian AC5300B uses a True HEPA Filter to capture 99.97% of microscopic allergens, dust and mold spores down to 0.3 microns in size.
- UV-C Light – This air purifier is also using an UV bulb to kill airborne bacteria, viruses and mold spores.
GermGuardian AC5300B is running a 3-in-1 air cleaning system from GermGuardian, which isn’t the latest technology of this brand. But it is indeed very similar to the latest GermGuardian’s 4-in-1 air cleaning system. We have tested both these classic GermGuardian AC5300B and GermGuardian AC5000 in standard conditions and it is safe to say these two pass the testing criteria easily. They all has an impressive efficiency of trapping 99.9% as small as 0.3 microns particles.
With an addition of an UV-C light bulb, the 3-in-1 air cleaning system from GermGuardian is still formidable in capturing and killing the allergens like dust, dust mites, pet hair, pet dander, bacteria, mold and fungi.
Remember that you can use the same filter in previous models like CDAP5500BCA, AC5250PT, AC5000, AC5350B. That means you don’t need to pay an extra of $70 to use the best air filter of Guardian Technologies. It should also be noted that today Guardian Technologies has two layers of True HEPA filter for different purpose. The last but not least, you need to change the air filter every 6-8 months base on 24/7 use.
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GermGuardian AC5300B Room Coverage
A typical GermGuardian air purifier is mostly suitable for a room coverage less than 200 sq ft. As a classic one from the brand, GermGuardian AC5300B will hold up to 167 sq ft.
The ACH of GermGuardian AC5300B is 4X. This air changes per hour rating is similar in all tower air purifiers of this brand.
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GermGuardian AC5300B Sound
Using only 3 fan speeds, GermGuardian AC5300B reduces most of the noise level created by the highest setting in a GermGuardian 5-fan-speed air purifiers. However, we still notice a noticeable sound when using GermGuardian AC5300B at full fan speed.
Even at the lowest setting, the noise level of GermGuardian AC5300B can reach 40 db, which is higher than most of the normal air purifiers in the market. For example, the AeraMax 300 is only 35 db, the SilverOnyx can be as low as 25 db, or the Winix 5300-2 with only 28 db.
And when you switch to the highest setting, the noise level of GermGuardian AC5300B can reach as high as 60 db. This is such a noise level of the public restaurant, or an air conditioning unit at 100 feet. I bet most of our beloved readers won’t find this noise level acceptable.
If you are planning to have an air purifier for a quiet space, GermGuardian AC5300B is okay, but not the best choice of yours.
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GermGuardian AC5300B Power Consumption
A good air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient, and one of the most asked questions in Breathe Quality is: “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?”. We can all agree that power consumption is one important criteria to review if this air purifier is worth your money or not.
With a new built-in 5W UV-C bulb, GermGuardian AC5300B consumes less energy than the predecessor GermGuardian AC5000. The power consumption is recorded at 60W, which is much higher than the energy-saving air purifiers like AeraMax 200, Levoit LV-H132, Winix 5300-2 or Blue Pure 411.
For using a GermGuardian AC5300B 8 hours per day, it would cost you up to $22 per year. Yes, for an Energy Star device, you could expect such low energy cost.
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GermGuardian AC5300B Additional Features
Don’t be deceived by the modern looking of GermGuardian AC5300B, it is not the CDAP5500BCA with the latest additional features. You won’t have either Wifi capability or the Smart Sensor. The only feature you will have is the necessary LED indicator for filter replacement. Well, better than nothing, right?
GermGuardian AC5300B Customer Service
There is not much to say about the brilliant support from Guardian Technologies’s customer service. The American brand is providing a very active support for anyone contacting them. They also put the Instruction Manuals online to help you solve the common questions by yourself. But if you can’t find a solution, just contact the customer service via phone at 866-603-5900 or via email at email@example.com. Just like any other brands, they will be available for you from Monday to Friday.
They have occasional Free Shipping policy, as well as a great discount on all products (most popular 10% to 20%). Whenever you find their air purifiers not as great as you previously thought, you can return them within 30 days of your original receipt of the order. And don’t worry about the warranty policy of Guardian Technologies, as they warrant their products to be free of defects in materials or workmanship. You can register for a warranty in up to 5 years.
This GermGuardian AC5300B is indeed a more affordable GermGuardian CDAP5500BCA with no wifi capability or any smart features. Instead, this air purifier is only for the one who focus on the air filtration process and the performance rating. For the price, Guardian Technologies prioritizes the technology in exchange of the weak fan power. So make sure to just choose this air purifier for personal use.
Should I buy GermGuardian AC5300B?
Yes, but only when you like the design of this modern GermGuardian AC5300B. Otherwise, a GermGuardian AC5250PT is better.
- If you have serious allergies or asthma to airborne pollutants: the GermGuardian AC5300B is great with the combination of True HEPA filter and UV-C light filter.
- If you want a better performance, or better fan power to clean your room faster: you can choose between the AeraMax 300, Blue Pure 211, Honeywell 50250 and Honeywell HPA300 for a better fan power.
- If you need an air purifier with a better room coverage: you can choose the SilverOnyx, Alen Paralda or Alen T500 with manufacturer’s suggested room size of 500 sq ft. The Winix 5300-2, Winix C535 and Winix 5500-2 can clean a room of 360 sq ft, and they are double the room size of this GermGuardian AC5300B.
- If you need a budget version of this air purifier: you should opt in for the GermGuardian AC4825, GermGuardian AC4300BPTCA or GermGuardian AC4900CA.
- If you need a more silent air purifier: you should get the Coway AP-1512HH, Levoit LV-PUR131 or Winix WAC9500 instead.
- If you care about the annual filter cost and energy cost: the Coway AP-1512HH and Levoit LV-PUR131 are better options for you.
- If you love the additional features: you can get the Blueair Sense+, Honeywell HPA250B or GermGuardian CDAP4500BCA, for both Smart Sensor and Wifi capability.
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Another GermGuardian option in low-range segment, with modern appearance.