GC and GCX Series


Advanced, full-spectrum air filtration

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

Traps 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 HyperHEPA filtration in the GC and GCX Series filters 95% of all particles down to 0.003 microns – the smallest particles that exist.

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#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 GC and GCX Series offers unrivaled protection against both particles and gases.


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Delivers the purest air possible

  • HyperHEPA particle filtration features a powerful HyperHEPA pre-filter that traps particles of all sizes, including ultrafine particles.
  • Cartridge-based activated carbon adsorption filters volatile organic compounds (VOCs) responsible for odors.
  • Cartridge-based chemisorption filters 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.

Four models

Specialized configurations of 4 cylindrical cartridges in each system contain up to 32 lbs.
of gas-phase media provide maximum control for specific air quality problems.


Volatile Organic Compounds, solvent, etc.

GC/GCX MultiGas
Wide range of gaseous organic and inorganic chemicals

GC/GCX ChemiSorber
Formaldehyder, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, etc.

ammonia and ammonia compounds

State-of-the-art technology

The unrivaled performance of IQAir air filtration technology is achieved using only proven mechanical filtration technology. Mechanical filters such as IQAir's particle filters capture particles from the air on filter materials. Why risk your health on less effective methods when IQAir offers proven protection without harmful byproducts?

Best media, superior filtration

The GC and GCX Series feature 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.

Certified performance

IQAir looks beyond theoretical claims, testing the performance of each individual GC and GCX 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 or GCX 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 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. 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.


Compare GC and GCX


 GC ModelGCX Model
MultiGas12 lbs. (5.4 kg) granular activated carbon & impregnated alumina22 lbs. (9.8 kg) granular activated carbon & impregnated alumina
VOC9 lbs. (4.2 kg) granular activated carbon17 lbs. (7.8 kg) granular activated carbon
ChemiSorber17 lbs. (7.8 kg) granular impregnated alumina32 lbs. (14.6 kg) granular impregnated alumina
AM12 lbs. (5.4 kg) granular impregnated activated carbon22 lbs. (9.8 kg) granular impregnated activated carbon
Filter Life (10h/day on speed 3)2 ½ years3 ½ years
Air Delivery (6 fan speeds)Speed 1: 40 cfm (70 m3/h)
Speed 2: 75 cfm (130 m3/h)
Speed 3: 130 cfm (220 m3/h)
Speed 4: 170 cfm (290 m3/h)
Speed 5: 200 cfm (340 m3/h)
Speed 4: 300 cfm (510 m3/h)
Speed 1: 50 cfm (90 m3/h)
Speed 2: 100 cfm (170 m3/h)
Speed 3: 160 cfm (270 m3/h)
Speed 4: 210 cfm (360 m3/h)
Speed 5: 260 cfm (440 m3/h)
Speed 4: 370 cfm (630 m3/h)




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