Hunter Air Purifier Review

OVERVIEW:

In this Hunter Air Purifier review I will provide a "broad stroke" look at the Hunter line of air purifiers. After that you can continue on to the reviews of the different hunter models. From there you can determine whether one of the small, inexpensive models from Hunter will fit your needs.

I remember buying one in a store a number of years ago when I had an idea to buy a small air purifier for my bathroom. The bathroom window opened onto a back alley which meant quite a few cars going by all day (Manhattan Beach, California). It was one of those impulse, on sale purchases when I was trying to find something that would fit in a very small space on a bathroom shelf by the window. It was cheap, and a bit loud (despite being small), but at least it removed some of the dust and dirt from the air.

The fact that carbon is best for car fumes (and the hunter does not use carbon) never crossed my mind, even though I'm known as an expert in the area of air purifiers. I was thinking "small space" and "on sale" and it completely bypassed my knowledge base. However it did collect soot from the cars, at least until I came to my senses and returned it several weeks later and found something with more ability to absorb fumes.


The Hunter Fan Company

While the Company has been around since the late 1800's their entrance into air purifiers only began in 2004. Since then their niche has developed into the smaller, low-cost air purifiers.

With headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, they started in 1886 when John and James Hunter invented the ceiling fan for use in homes across America. The first fans were driven by water but soon were replaced by electrically driven ceiling fans. Today, The Hunter Company also produces portable fans, humidifiers, ceiling fans, thermostats, vaporizers and air purifiers.

The wide distribution channel into department and home remodeling stores with their fans has allowed Hunter to penetrate the air purifier market.


Hunter Air Purifier Review Models


Sold under the names Quietflo, Hepatech, and Permalife Hunter has a broad line of different models including:

Hunter Air 200

Hunter 30090

Hunter 30200 Air Purifier with air ionizer

Hunter 30245

Hunter 30401

Hunter 30901

Hunter 30920

Hunter 30928

Hunter 30940

Hunter 30944

Hunter 30736 Quietflo HEPA Large-Tower

(I found the term "Quietflo" to be a bit of an oxymoron - the Hunter models have rather loud motors)


Pros and Cons

Pros

1 - Inexpensive Cost

2 - Inexpensive Replacement Filters

3 - Easy to locate in stores locally

Cons

1 - Most Hunter models can run loud

2 - For small rooms only

3 - Cheaply made


Specifications and Technologies

Hunter Air Purifier Review

Retail Price: $ 75-220

Purification Technologies: 1-4

Square Footage: 90-344 SQ. Ft.

Replacement Filter Costs: Inexpensive

Yearly Costs: $20-70

Warranty - 5 Years Limited (You have to ship it back. For such an inexpensive air purifier you’d be better off buying a new one)

Number of Speeds -


Conclusion

The Hunter Line of Air Purifiers are inexpensive and made in China. Made in China does not necessarily mean lower quality, and 99% of all air purifiers are made there because labor costs are so low. However the Hunter line are both the least expensive models on the market, and are probably some of the most cheaply made models.

My advice is this:

If you have 1) a small room 2) a small budget and 3) allergies then a hunter air purifier for your bedroom might be an affordable way to minimize dust and pollen. If your needs are great than a 10x12 room then I would suggest you buy something with a bit more quality, and that is made better.

The bottom line is that Hunter is the “bottom line” when it comes to air purifiers.

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