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Advanced, full-spectrum air filtration

Powerful protection against gases, chemicals, odours and particles in the air

New Edition technology

GC Series air purifiers feature advanced IQAir New Edition technology that makes them more powerful than ever.

Compared to previous generations, New Edition systems deliver up to 11% more clean air, 13% longer filter life and 7% less sound across all fan speeds. At the heart of the New Edition systems is the IQAir New Edition fan; the most powerful fan ever used in a commercial stand-alone air purifier. New pleating patterns and other technological advances in New Edition filters also contribute to increased airflow and longer filter life.

Four models for maximum effectiveness

Specialised configurations of gas-phase media provide maximum control for specific air quality problems.

With four unique gas-phase cartridge configurations, the IQAir GC Series is able to meet the specific gas-phase filtration requirements of a variety of Indoor Air Quality challenges. Currently there are four specialised gas-phase media configurations available:

  • GC VOC (for control of volatile organic compounds, solvents, etc.)
  • GC MultiGas (for control of wide range of gaseous organic and inorganic chemicals)
  • GC ChemiSorber (for control of formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, etc.)
  • GC AM (for control of ammonia and ammonia compounds)

The IQAir H11 HyperHEPA Pre-Filter is a critical feature of every GC Series air purifier and provides medical-grade filtration of particles of all sizes in addition to the specific gas-phase filtration of each configuration.

Best media, superior filtration

The IQAir GC Series features the highest-quality filter media available in each of four configurations.

The extraordinary performance of the IQAir GC Series begins with the highest quality, exceptionally porous, activated bituminous-coal carbon in its gas-phase filtration cartridges. This is not the lower-cost, high-dust carbon from coconut shells that many air purifiers use. That's good news for anyone allergic to coconut. Also, IQAir does not use zeolite, another less effective and less expensive filtration medium. The superior activated carbon media in the GC Series is blended with chemisorbers that target volatile organic compounds in the air, including formaldehyde. The IQAir GC Series also features pelletised aluminum oxide. The alumina pellets are impregnated with potassium permanganate, forming a powerful combination to filter a wide spectrum of gases, odours and chemicals. 

#1 Rated for smoke and tobacco control

The less secondhand smoke you breathe, the better. The GC Series, especially the MultiGas configuration, excels at reducing airborne contaminants from smoke.

Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, also known as secondhand smoke, significantly increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease in non-smokers, as well as contributing to respiratory illnesses. The best solution is to never allow smoking indoors. Still, the best solution isn't always possible and that's where an air purifier can help. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, 60 of which are known carcinogens. These various elements are a mix of liquids, gases, and solid particles. An air purifier cannot help protect against tobacco smoke unless it provides a high level of efficiency against both particles and gases. The IQAir GC MultiGas offers unrivaled protection against both particles and gases.

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Proven against ultrafine particles

HyperHEPA filtration in the GC Series removes particles of all sizes, including ultrafine particles down to 0.003 microns.

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Ultrafine particles are smaller than 0.1 microns. By sheer number, about 90% of all airborne particles are this size. The primary source of ultrafine particles is combustion from motor vehicles, refineries, industrial plants and even cooking. Viruses are also ultrafine particles. The small size of ultrafine particles enables them to be easily inhaled, deposited into the lungs and absorbed into the blood. They have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma and even cancer.

Manufacturers of ordinary air filtration systems claim only that their systems filter particles larger than 0.3 microns. IQAir is different. IQAir’s HyperHEPA filtration in the GC Series is proven and certified to filter at least 95% of all particles down to 0.003 microns – the smallest particles that exist. Independent testing by laboratories and government agencies verifies the effectiveness of IQAir technology against ultrafine particles.

In addition to the HyperHEPA pre-filter in the GC Sereis, each gas-phase cartridge is wrapped with a micro-charged post-filter sleeve that removes any additional particles released from the activated carbon adsorption and alumina pellet chemisorption media. The pre-filter and post-filter sleeves work together to deliver a Total System Efficiency of 99% at 0.3 microns or larger, and 95% of all particles down to 0.003 microns.

When it comes to protection against ultrafine particulates, IQAir is the proven choice.

 

History of IQAir

50+ years of innovation.

See IQAir’s path from humble beginnings to the world leader of clean air technology.

Certified performance

IQAir looks beyond theoretical claims, testing the performance of each individual GC Series system at the factory to ensure that it meets our strict specifications.

The results of the tests are detailed in a hand-signed Certificate of Performance, which is included with every air purifier. No GC Series air purifier will be shipped from the factory unless it is certified to provide a minimum of 99% efficiency against particles.

Energy efficient

The New Edition GC Series system features an ultra-efficient New Edition fan that is extremely powerful but requires very little power.

The results of the tests are detailed in a hand-signed Certificate of Performance, which is included with every air purifier. No GC Series air purifier will be shipped from the factory unless it is certified to provide a minimum of 99% efficiency against particles.

Swiss quality

Swiss Made is more than just a label of origin. It is a sign of outstanding quality, uniqueness, superior design, innovation, precision and reliability.

In an industry where most air cleaners don't meet manufacturers' claims, we test and certify each and every IQAir air purification system. We manufacture our air purifiers at our state-of-the-art Swiss production facility on the pristine shores of Lake Constance. By using the highest quality components, a dedicated team of highly skilled and extensively trained specialists, and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes refined for more than 50 years, IQAir is able to build the finest air purifiers in the world. That’s how serious we are about quality.

Easy filter replacement

Changing filters in the IQAir GC Series air purifier is easy as a result of IQAir's unique modular tower design.

All GC Series air purifiers feature IQAir’s revolutionary modular tower design that snaps open to allow access to all of the system filters in a matter of seconds. By simply releasing the locking arms and sliding the filters out of the frame, almost anyone in the office can replace any of the GC Series filters in moments without special tools or complicated processes. Colour-coded lights on the control panel also make it easy to know when each of the filters needs replacing.

Designed to deliver the purest air possible

The IQAir GC Series air purifier features four stages of superior filtration, exclusive 3D UltraSeal design and 320-degree airflow.

The IQAir GC Series air purifier is designed to clean the full spectrum of airborne pollutants with the very best filtration technology available at each of four stages. Air is drawn into the GC Series through the bottom of the system by a powerful IQAir fan, then sequentially cleaned in a step-by-step process that delivers the purest air possible. In addition, IQAir's unique 3D UltraSeal no-leakage design prevents air from escaping back into the room without being drawn through the GC Series filters. The four filtration stages include:

  1. HyperHEPA particle filtration: The first stage of filtration features a powerful HyperHEPA pre-filter that removes particles of all sizes, including ultrafine particles.
  2. Cartridge-based activated carbon adsorption: Highest-grade activated carbon is used to filter Volatile OrganicCompounds (VOCs), which are responsible for odours.
  3. Cartridge-based chemisorption: This stage destroys harmful chemicals, such as formaldehyde, by an oxidation process inside a chemically active alumina pellet.
  4. Post-filter sleeve: A post-filter sleeve wraps each gas cartridge to prevent media dust from being released.

Finally, while most air cleaners return filtered air into the room through a small, noisy outlet that generates annoying drafts, the IQAir GC MultiGas features IQAir’s unique EvenFlow Diffuser with 320-degree air delivery. Filtered air is quietly and evenly distributed in all directions.

100% Healthy technology

Many air purifiers use technology that produces potentially harmful byproducts, such as ozone, ions, chemicals and ultrafine particles.

The unrivaled performance of IQAir air filtration technology is achieved using only safe, proven, mechanical filtration technology, without generating dangerous ions, ozone or UV. Mechanical filtration is the safest, healthiest and most effective technology to clean the air. Mechanical filters such as IQAir's particle filters remove particles from the air by safely capturing them on filter materials. Why risk your health on less effective methods when IQAir offers proven protection without harmful byproducts?

Sophisticated controls, easy mobility

Streamlined system controls, handheld remote, a built-in handle and sturdy casters make it easy to use your IQAir system.

Every IQAir GC Series air purifier features six fan speeds and its streamlined system controls allow you to easily program automatic operation via a day/night timer. This allows you to cut energy costs and extend filter life by using your HealthPro Series air purifier to clean the air exactly as you need it when you need it. Also, the included intelligent filter-life monitor precisely forecasts filter replacement based on actual usage and colour-coded lights tell you when it's time to change each filter. Relax and let the system work for you.

A sleek and efficient handheld remote control makes it easy to manage your GC Series air purifier from almost anywhere in the environment. You can set the fan speed and even timer controls without getting up.

The built-in handle and sturdy casters of the GC Series make it simple to roll around the environment, providing high-performance air purification wherever you need it.

3D UltraSeal

The efficiency stated for most air cleaners is purely theoretical. Internal leakage drastically reduces the actual efficiency of most air cleaners.

IQAir systems feature patented triple sealing technology. First, a unique manufacturing process ensures that the filter media is 100 percent sealed in the filter frame. Second, our patented 3D UltraSeal ensures perfect knife-edge-in-groove sealing between filter frame and housing. Third, individual seals on each housing module ensure an airtight housing. As a result, IQAir systems have a total system efficiency that is higher than the theoretical efficiency of conventional air cleaners.

New Edition fan

The New Edition features the most powerful, energy-efficient fan ever in a compact stand-alone air purifier. It's also 32% quieter.

The New Edition features the most powerful fan ever used in a compact stand-alone air purifier. That power translates into even better air cleaning results. The new three-dimensionally optimised design now uses state-of-the-art aerodynamics to convert energy into more air and less noise. IQAir systems use the highest quality fan motor available. This fan has an astonishing 1325 m³/h rating at 2750 rpm. Because each fan is individually balanced and uses steel ball bearings, it outlasts other fans by years. The IQAir New Edition fan is suspended in a housing unit that isolates the fan from the housing with eight shock absorbers to further reduce noise. IQAir GC Series air purifiers produce an average of 32% less sound across all fan speeds compared to previous generations without sacrificing filter life. 

Even though the IQAir New Edition is very powerful, it still requires no more power than a conventional light bulb. This amazing fan delivers up to 22 cubic meters of air per minute while requiring as little as 27 watts of power at the lowest speed and up to a maximum of 215 watts at the highest speed. As a result, it costs only pennies per day to run the most advanced and effective air purifier in the world.

 

GC Series Tech Specs

Take an in-depth look at the performance facts and figures of the GC Series.