Powerful protection against gases, chemicals, odours and particles in the air
Advanced, full-spectrum air filtration
Proven against ultrafine particles
Ultrafine particles are smaller than 0.1 microns, make up about 90% of all airborne particles and have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma and even cancer. 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.
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Ordinary HEPA filters can only filter 0.3 micron particles and larger.
technology filters the
smallest airborne particles
of all airborne
Viruses: 0.005 – 0.3 microns
Like bacteria, viruses are organisms that spread airborne diseases as mild as the common cold and as serious as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) through coughs, sneezes and improperly maintained ventilation systems.
Tobacco Smoke: 0.01 – 1 micron
Sidestream smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) than mainstream smoke. And, it has smaller particles than mainstream smoke, which make their way into the lungs and the body's cells more easily.
Soot: 0.01 – 0.3 microns
Long-term exposure to urban air pollution containing soot increases the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a major study published in New England Journal of Medicine in 2007.
of all airborne
Pet Dander: 0.1 – 25 microns
Pet dander is the old skin and fur that pets shed. Animal dander is very small and can become attached to your clothingeven if you do not own a pet. Dander can be found everywhere: floors, carpets, walls, furniture, bedding, even the ceilings. Pet dander is a known asthma and allergy trigger.
Dust Mites Allergens: 0.2 – 25 microns
House dust mites are considered to be the most common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide. Dust mites themselves do not cause an allergic reaction, however, their dung-pellets are an irritant to sensitive people and can cause breathing difficulties. They thrive in warm, humid, dark conditions such as mattresses, carpets, sheets, pillows, and upholstery.
Bacteria: 0.5 – 10 microns
People spread bacteria through the air when they cough and sneeze, transmitting respiratory diseases and triggering symptoms in asthma sufferers. Bacteria can also grow inside poorly maintained ventilation systems, which spread it into the circulating air.
Household Dust: 1 – 100 micron
Dust may worsen hay fever. Circulating outdoor air through a house by keeping doors and windows open, or at least slightly ajar, may reduce the risk of hay fever-causing dust. In colder climates, occupants seal even the smallest air gaps, and eliminate outside fresh air circulating inside the house. So it is essential to manage dust and airflow.
of all airborne
Mold Spores: 8 – 80 microns
Mold and fungus are commonly found in most homes and may be found in the air ducts of your heating/cooling system. They tend to float throughout the house, and form new colonies where they land. Fungus spores have been known to increase the chances of developing asthma.
Pollen: 10 – 100 microns
One of the most common allergens is pollen. It affects the nose, eyes, and mouth making it difficult to breathe. Most pollen that produces allergic reactions is from trees, grasses, and weeds.
#1 Rated for smoke and tobacco control
The less secondhand smoke you breathe, the better. 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. The IQAir GC MultiGas offers unrivaled protection against both particles and gases.
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Watch IQAir President Frank Hammes step into a smoke chamber with only an IQAir air purifier to protect him.
Delivers purest air possible
- HyperHEPA particle filtration features a powerful HyperHEPA pre-filter that removes particles of all sizes, including ultrafine particles.
- Cartridge-based activated carbon adsorption filters Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)responsible for odors.
- Cartridge-based chemisorption destroys harmful chemicals, such as formaldehyde, by an oxidation process inside a chemically active alumina pellet.
- Post-filter sleeve: Wraps each gas cartridge to prevent release of media dust.
- 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)
100% Healthy technology
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 filters such as IQAir's particle filters remove particles from the air by safely capturing them on filter materials.
Best media, superior filtration
The GC Series features the highest-quality filter media available beginning with the highest quality, exceptionally porous, activated bituminous-coal carbon in its gas-phase filtration cartridges, blended with chemisorbers that target volatile organic compounds in the air, including formaldehyde, and pelletized aluminum oxide impregnated with potassium permanganate to filter a wide spectrum of gases, odors and chemicals.
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.
History of IQAir
50+ years of innovation. See IQAir’s path from humble beginnings to the world leader of clean air technology.
Swiss Made is more than just a label of origin. It is a sign of outstanding quality, uniqueness, superior design, innovation, precision and reliability. We test and certify each IQAir air purification system and manufacture our air purifiers at our state-of-the-art Swiss production facility on the pristine shores of Lake Constance, using the highest quality components, a dedicated team of highly skilled and extensively trained specialists, and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, IQAir is able to build the finest air purifiers in the world.