The Hunter QuietFlo 85 is an efficient air cleaner. It is designed to clean medium rooms. It will clean a 255 square foot room. This is a great air purifier to put into a master bedroom, living room, or den. It retails for $180.
Hunter Quietflo 85
The QuietFlo 85 uses a HEPA filter. It is capable of removing up to 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 microns and bigger from the air. This will remove dust, dust mites, pollens, and other allergens. We think HEPA filters are the most effective air purifier filter.
There is also an activated charcoal, or carbon, pre-filter. Activated carbon will remove odors and chemicals like VOCs.
However, We seriously doubt there is enough activated carbon to do an effective job.
This model has a pre-filter and a HEPA filter that must be replaced. The pre-filter has to be replaced every 3 months. They cost about $28 for a two pack.
The Hunter HEPA filter is good for one year. It cost $85.
Each year the pre-filters cost $56 and the HEPA filter is $85. This gives a total of $141 a year.
This will clean up to 255 square feet. It will work well in a room a little bigger than 14 feet X 16 feet.
It is certified by AHAM with a CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of:
It will provide 6 air exchanges per hour.
It has 3 different speeds. Don't expect it to be whisper quiet at the two higher speeds.
The Hunter QuietFlo 85 measures 15.4 inches X 8.9 inches X 16 inches (L X W X H).
It comes with a 5 year warranty on the motor. There is a 1 year warranty on the grill and cord.
On the positive side, we like the HEPA filter. This filter will remove most of the allergens from the air. It also will remove most of the common asthma triggers. It doesn't produce any ozone. So we feel that this is a safe air purifier to use.
We also like the smaller size of this unit. It will fit into any room and not take up much space. This makes it fantastic for a dorm room or a small apartment.
We find that the performance is quite good and are confident that you will be happy with that aspect of this machine.
However, we feel that the maintenance cost are too high. While it will do a great job cleaning the air, you have to pay for it. Each year the replacement filters are going to cost about $140 dollars. To us this seems like to much money. We would not want to spend that much each year.
So before you buy this purifier think about the yearly cost. Yes it will do a great job. But, you have to pay for it.