Normally we would like to review console or tower air purifiers, however sometimes we will try a device with air cleaning in mind, but not for serious power users. Something like the GermGuardian GG3000BCA. So, is this air sanitizer any good? Let’s check it out in our GermGuardian GG3000BCA Review.
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- Portable, suitable for very small places
- Still has mechanical filter
- Performance is very low for the price
Guardian Technologies upgraded its pluggable air sanitizers to a compact tabletop form, in the name of GermGuardian GG3000BCA. We will finally check it out in our GermGuardian GG3000BCA Review.
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GermGuardian GG3000BCA Price
In Breathe Quality, sometimes we will want to check other devices that do clean the air, but without the mechanical air filters. They are still some types of air purifiers, like the air washers Boneco W200 or Boneco W300.
The GermGuardian GG3000 is actually the guardian against germs, as it only features an UV-C light filter to deodorize and destroy mold spores and viruses. It isn’t what you could expect from a real deal like on in the lineup of GermGuardian tower air purifiers, such as the GermGuardian AC4825, however it is a better device if you don’t have enough space.
GermGuardian could be the first name if you want your air purifier to have UV-C light filter, so it’s normal to get interested in the GermGuardian GG3000BCA. After all, it does help cut the annual cost from the filter replacement, though you should replace the UV-C bulb when necessary.
Finally, the price. GermGuardian GG3000BCA costs $99 officially, and I recommend you get one from our deal, as you can get discount.
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GermGuardian GG3000BCA Design and Size
GermGuardian GG3000BCA is the direct improvement over many old pluggable air purifiers of Guardian Technologies, most notably the GermGuardian GG1000 and GG1100. However, the company decided to bring a full tower form for the new air purifier, though the GermGuardian GG3000BCA is still smaller than most of other “actual” tower air purifiers from the family.
Historically this maker has had experience in making tower air purifiers with UV-C light filter, however, it’s a new challenge for making an air purifier with no mechanical filter like the GermGuardian GG3000BCA. This model will utilize the bottom-to-top air flow system concept, with enough space on bottom to let the air in. Still, the output airflow is weak, and you sometimes think it doesn’t work.
Moreover, the real problem is without a real mechanical filter, dust will gather on both UV bulb and the air outlet cylinder. The air cleaning performance will be lowering for certain. There is another filter to help reduce dust, but I found it not really useful.
The GermGuardian GG3000BCA is a very compact air purifier, and it can be brought for traveling. The device is only 15 inches in height and 7 inches in width. For the weight, the GermGuardian GG3000BCA is only 3.7 lbs.
Perhaps this GermGuardian GG3000BCA is the most interesting air purifier in terms of design. The iconic ring of light is now smaller, and its color will indicate the fan speed. However, you need to hold the button for 5 seconds to turn off. Remember to read the manual, or else you will think the unit is defective.
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GermGuardian GG3000BCA Filters
GermGuardian GG3000BCA is an air sanitizer, and it doesn’t include mechanical air filter like its real air purifier brothers.
- UV-C Light filter – The UV-C light helps to reduce germs, bacteria and mold spores.
GermGuardian GG3000BCA uses one of the most powerful UV-C light bulbs from the manufacturer, at 9 watts, to reduce airborne bacteria, viruses, mold spores (for example Staphylococcus Albus, and Escherichia Coli, Aspergillus Niger, and Phi-X174). It works with titanium dioxide from the disc, which works as a pre-filter to capture dust, too.
The EV9LBL bulb can be bought for only $19, and you should replace the filter every 12 months.
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GermGuardian GG3000BCA Room Coverage
This GermGuardian GG3000BCA isn’t verified by the AHAM, obviously, and the manufacturer doesn’t give a hint of room coverage suggestion. We tested and tried this GermGuardian GG3000BCA in only 100 square feet, but I found the fan power too weak for even such room size.
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GermGuardian GG3000BCA Sound
I don’t know why but the GermGuardian GG3000BCA is quite noisy for its low fan speed. We measured its noise level from low to high setting, and its noise level range is from 40 to 53 decibels (db). Well, it is not too loud, but you will notice the sound from its highest fan power.
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GermGuardian GG3000BCA Power Consumption
To be one of the best air purifiers, one device must strictly pass our Breathe Quality test after a long time use. Also, 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.
GermGuardian GG3000BCA has a rated power of 40 watts, which is the main reason why it isn’t an Energy Star air purifier. GermGuardian AC4825 does a lot better at nearly the same power consumption.
If you run the GermGuardian GG3000BCA for 8 hours each day, you need to pay $14 each year.
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GermGuardian GG3000BCA Additional Features
Being the tabletop air sanitizer from Guardian Technologies, the GermGuardian GG3000BCA comes with no additional features. However, it’s what you should expect from an old GermGuardian device, right?
GermGuardian GG3000BCA 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 3 years for the small devices, and up to 5 years for others.
However, for the GermGuardian AC4150 and GermGuardian AC4100, you will only have an 1-year warranty.
Well, I like new concept for air cleaning, but the GermGuardian GG3000BCA doesn’t meet my lowest expectation. Even for small place, a GermGuardian AC225W is far more interesting, and it’s cheaper.
Even when you need a smaller device, you should look for another air purifier.
GermGuardian GG3000BCA Air Sanitizer: Trusted Review in 2022
GermGuardian GG3000BCA Reviews and Specs (Air Purifier Trusted Reviews in 2022). ✓ Cleaning Power: UV-C filter ✓ Portable ✓ Value: 2/5 ✓Certified Review.
Product Brand: Guardian Technologies
Product Currency: USD
Product Price: 99
Product In-Stock: InStock