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IQAir HealthPro Plus vs GC MultiGas: Which Air Purifiers are Better?

IQAir HealthPro Plus vs GC MultiGas

If you have tried air purifiers before and not felt there was a great difference in the air quality of your home, you probably haven’t tried an IQAir medical-grade air purifier. While on the pricey side, the health benefits are well worth the investment.

If you are looking at ways to improve the purity of the air in your home or workspace, we are going to compare the IQAir HealthPro Plus vs IQAir GC MultiGas. We will look at all of their features such as the filtration systems, energy efficiency and design. A side-by-side chart will help to review the specifications and some pros and cons will enable us to make a final decision.

Let’s start with what the IQAir HealthPro Plus and the IQAir GC MultiGas have in common.

IQAir HealthPro Plus vs IQAir GC MultiGas – Similarities

Quick Glance

Below is a comparison chart of the IQAir HealthPro Plus and the IQAir GC MultiGas for a quick overview.

Name
Our Pick
IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier - Medical Grade H14 HyperHEPA filter for home large room up to...
IQAir GC MultiGas – Medical-Grade Air Purifier for Chemicals, Gases, & Odors with MultiGas & H11...
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IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier - Medical Grade H14 HyperHEPA filter for home large room up to...
IQAir GC MultiGas – Medical-Grade Air Purifier for Chemicals, Gases, & Odors with MultiGas & H11...
Size
28 x 15 x 16 inches
28 x 15 x 16 inches
Weight
35lbs
29lbs
Room Size
1125 sq. ft
1125 sq. ft
Speeds
1 (40 cfm) – 6 (300 cfm)
1 (30 cfm) – 6 (300 cfm)
Filtration
3-stage, PreMax, V5-Cell, HyperHEPA for 99.5% of particles as small as 0.003 microns
GC HEPA Pre-filter, gas-phase filter cartridges, post-filter sleeves.
Average Filter Life
PreMax 18 months, V5-Cell 2 years, HyperHEPA 4 years and 2 months
GC HEPA Pre-filter 1 year, gas-phase filter cartridges 2 years and 5 months, post-filter sleeves 2 years and 4 months
Filter Life Monitoring
Color-coded light changing
Color-coded light changing
360º Air Delivery
Energy Efficiency
27W – 215W
27W – 215W
3D UltraSeal
Remote Control
Warranty
1 year, upgradeable to 10 years
N/A
Prime status
-
-
Our Pick
Name
IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier - Medical Grade H14 HyperHEPA filter for home large room up to...
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IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier - Medical Grade H14 HyperHEPA filter for home large room up to...
Size
28 x 15 x 16 inches
Weight
35lbs
Room Size
1125 sq. ft
Speeds
1 (40 cfm) – 6 (300 cfm)
Filtration
3-stage, PreMax, V5-Cell, HyperHEPA for 99.5% of particles as small as 0.003 microns
Average Filter Life
PreMax 18 months, V5-Cell 2 years, HyperHEPA 4 years and 2 months
Filter Life Monitoring
Color-coded light changing
360º Air Delivery
Energy Efficiency
27W – 215W
3D UltraSeal
Remote Control
Warranty
1 year, upgradeable to 10 years
Prime status
-
Name
IQAir GC MultiGas – Medical-Grade Air Purifier for Chemicals, Gases, & Odors with MultiGas & H11...
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IQAir GC MultiGas – Medical-Grade Air Purifier for Chemicals, Gases, & Odors with MultiGas & H11...
Size
28 x 15 x 16 inches
Weight
29lbs
Room Size
1125 sq. ft
Speeds
1 (30 cfm) – 6 (300 cfm)
Filtration
GC HEPA Pre-filter, gas-phase filter cartridges, post-filter sleeves.
Average Filter Life
GC HEPA Pre-filter 1 year, gas-phase filter cartridges 2 years and 5 months, post-filter sleeves 2 years and 4 months
Filter Life Monitoring
Color-coded light changing
360º Air Delivery
Energy Efficiency
27W – 215W
3D UltraSeal
Remote Control
Warranty
N/A
Prime status
-

Room Size

The IQAir HealthPro Plus and the IQAir GC MultiGas are suitable for rooms up to 1225 square feet.

Filter Life Monitoring

The various filters have a different average life. To help see how long before you need to change a filter, the IQAir HealthPro Plus and the IQAir GC MultiGas have color-coded light changing filter monitors.

360º Air Delivery

The IQAir HealthPro Plus and the IQAir GC MultiGas come with a patented EvenFlow Diffuser. This allows for 360º air delivery, no noisy outlet, and no drafts.

Energy Efficiency

You don’t have to worry about the cost of running these air purifiers. The new maintenance-free motor with the IQAir HealthPro Plus and the IQAir GC MultiGas uses between 27W and 215W on the highest setting.

3D Ultra-Seal Technology

The IQAir HealthPro Plus and the IQAir GC MultiGas also have patented triple-sealing technology. The filter frame is perfectly sealed to the housing with individual seals so that it is completely airtight and no unfiltered air an escape.

Remote Control

If you want to program the timer of the IQAir HealthPro Plus and the IQAir GC MultiGas, you can use the included remote control or the control panel. With the remote control, you can also change the airspeed.

Next, we will take a look at the differences between the IQAir HealthPro Plus and the IQAir GC MultiGas.

Differences Between IQAir HealthPro Plus and IQAir GC MultiGas

Appearance

They do look very similar, and it is nice that they don’t have the typical design of a mesh cover.

IQAir HealthPro Plus Review

IQAir HealthPro Plus

This air purifier is 28 x 15 x 16 inches and weighs 35 pounds, however, it does have wheels. It is light gray with a light gray panel down the front.

IQAir GC MultiGas

The size is the same at 28 x 15 x 16 inches, but it weighs quite a bit less at 29 pounds. It also has four wheels for easy transportation. The color is the same, but the panel is light blue.

The Winner Is- The IQAir GC Multigas


Speeds

There are 6 speeds with these air purifiers. There is just a slight difference in the cfm (cubic feet per meter).

IQAir HealthPro Plus Comparison

IQAir HealthPro Plus

The lowest setting is 40 cfm. Each setting increases by between 30 and 50 cfm with the maximum speed at 300 cfm.

IQAir GC MultiGas

The air delivery is the same with the exception that the lowest setting is 30 cfm, but not something that would factor into our decision.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Filtration Systems

IQAir uses some of the most advanced filtration systems in the world.

IQAir GC MultiGas Comparison

IQAir HealthPro Plus

The 3-stage filtration system includes a PreMax, a V5-Cell and a HyperHEPA filter. This removes up to 95.5% of particles as small as 0.003 microns—the smallest that exist!

IQAir GC MultiGas

It also has three stages. The first is a GC HEPA pre-filter followed by a gas-phase filter cartridge and finally, a post-filter sleeve. It will filter 99% of particles of 0.3 microns and 95% of particles as small as 0.003 microns.

The Winner Is- The IQAir GC Multigas

Average Filter Life

It’s nice to know that filters last more than the usual 6 months, making maintenance much easier. The average life will depend on the uses.

IQAir GC MultiGas Review

IQAir HealthPro Plus

The PreMax filter will last for around 18 months, the V5-Cell 2 years and the HyperHEPA for approximately 4 years and 2 months.

IQAir GC MultiGas

The GC HEPA pre-filter can be used for 1 year. The gas-phase cartridge will last for 2 years and 5 months while the filter sleeves are good for 2 years and 4 months.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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Pros and Cons

Finally, we will go over some of the pros and cons of the IQAir HealthPro Plus and the IQAir GC MultiGas.

IQAir HealthPro Plus

IQAir HealthPro Plus

Pros:

  • It works a treat for those who suffer from bad sleep, allergies and asthma
  • Clean air on the lowest settings
  • It’s quiet on the lower settings

Cons:

  • The replacement filters are expensive

IQAir GC MultiGas

IQAir GC MultiGas

Pros:

  • It works well on dust but also smells
  • The quality of the air is improved in days
  • Significant reduction in allergy symptoms

Cons:

  • It’s around $300 more expensive

The Final Verdict

Both of these IQAir air purifiers are worth the investment when you compare them to cheaper versions that don’t always do the best job. For pet owners and those suffering from breathing difficulties, the difference in the air quality is outstanding. It’s true that the IQAir GC MultiGas has slightly better filtering capabilities but at 95.5% of particles as small as they can get, we felt that the IQAir HealthPro Plus was extremely effective and had better value for money.