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Advanced, full-spectrum air filtration

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

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 Series, 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.

#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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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 Organic Compounds (VOCs), which are responsible for odors.
  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.

Four models for maximum effectiveness

Specialized 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 specialized gas-phase media configurations available:

  1. GC VOC (for control of volatile organic compounds, solvents, etc.)
  2. GC MultiGas (for control of wide range of gaseous organic and inorganic chemicals)
  3. GC ChemiSorber (for control of formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, etc.)
  4. 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.

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?

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 pelletized aluminum oxide. The alumina pellets are impregnated with potassium permanganate, forming a powerful combination to filter a wide spectrum of gases, odors and chemicals.

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.

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History of IQAir

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

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.