IQAir HealthPro Plus: A Powerful HEPA Air Purifier for Large Spaces

Written By: Dr Fahad Yasin

AIR PURIFIER FOR SMALL ROOMS

The IQAir HealthPro Plus is a highly potent HEPA air purifier designed for extensive coverage areas up to 1125 sq. ft. It employs a robust 3-part filtration system, incorporating a HEPA filter and an activated carbon filter. The device has shown exceptional performance in our tests, and despite lacking app connectivity and auto mode, it offers excellent usability features, such as remote control and customizable timers. The device stands on wheels, enhancing its portability.

Pros

  • Fantastic purification performance; reducing PM2.5 & PM10 to 0.1
  • Massive 1125 sq. ft. coverage area
  • Easy to move around thanks to wheels

Cons

  • Lacks auto mode
  • Lacks app connectivity, but has a remote

Scoring

Fantastic performance; XL coverage area
Design - 98%
Performance - 100%
Quality - 100%
Usability - 95%
Value - 96%

Summary
The IQAir HealthPro Plus is not a cheap air purifier, but its performance is fantastic. During testing, it removed 97.4% of airborne particulates and improved PM2.5 by 99.2%. It lacks app connectivity and an auto mode, but still retains many great usability features including remote control and custom timers. Finally, it has a massive coverage area of 1240 sq. ft with a CADR of 300.

In This Review

Purification Performance

There are three variants of the HealthPro: the standard HealthPro, the HealthPro Plus, and the HealthPro Compact. We tested the HealthPro Plus in our studio.

For our purification test, we place the IQAir HealthPro Plus in a medium sized room (~14’x10’) in our office. We then take a baseline measurement of the air quality using the Temtop LKC-1000S+ professional air quality detector.

We then let the air purifier run for 1 hour at the highest fan speed. Next, we take an additional measurement of the air quality and compare the post-run data to the baseline to determine the performance of the IQAir HealthPro Plus.

Starting Baseline

PM2.5: 13.0

PM10: 23.4

Particles: 1919

AQI: 53

After 1 hour

PM2.5: 0.1

PM10: 0.1

Particles: 49

AQI: 1

 During our tests, the HealthPro Plus proved its excellence by removing 97.4% of airborne particulates and enhancing the PM2.5 air quality by 99.2%.

Below, we’ve included information on the testing criteria and what defines good vs. bad air quality.

The Purifying Fan

The IQAir HealthPro has a unique method of accessing the filters.

  • You detach the sides from the top
  • Remove the top lid
  • Access filters

The IQAir HealthPro features a unique method for accessing the filters, consisting of a pre-filter for trapping larger airborne particulates, an activated carbon filter for VOCs, gases, and odors, and a HEPA filter as the main defense line for capturing airborne particulates as small as 0.3 microns.

Noise Test

Our results demonstrated that the noise range of the IQAir HealthPro Plus lies between 29 – 57 dB. While it does not have a dedicated sleep mode, it is quiet enough on the lowest power setting at 29.6 dB.

Our results showed the following decibel levels from each mode.
Level 1

29.6 dB

Level 4

46.3 dB

Level 6

56.2 dB

Common noise levels:

  • 20 dB – rustling leaves
  • 30 dB – whisper
  • 40 dB – quiet library, babbling brook
  • 50 dB – refrigerator, moderate rainfall
  • 60 dB – normal conversation, dishwashers
  • 70 dB – traffic, showers
  • 80 dB – alarm clock, telephone dial tone

Usability Tests

The HealthPro offers robust controls and features that improve usability, including a remote for wireless control and menus that provide access to several settings and filter life.  

Setup

 It’s a journey of intuitive operation with the friendly navigator being a simple remote control.

Here’s what comes in the box:

  • HealthPro
  • Pre-filter (pre-installed)
  • V5 Cell filter (pre-installed)
  • HEPA filter (pre-installed)
  • Wheel mounting brackets (2x)
  • Wheels (4x)
  • Remote
  • Power cord
  • Manuals

To get the IQAir HealthPro Plus running you need to unbox the device and plug in the power cord. From there HealthPro is ready to clean your air.

Controls & App

As mentioned previously, there is no app connectivity with the HealthPro. However, there are still robust controls and key features that improve usability.
There are 4 buttons on top:

  • Power
  • Arrow
  • Menu
  • Enter
The power button will turn on/off the device and the arrow button can adjust the fan speed, while all of the buttons will be used in the menus.

These menus give you access to:

  • Remaining filter life
  • Setting timer
  • Setting day-of-week timer
  • Set fan speed while timer is on
  • Set fan speed while timer is off
  • Adjust day & time
  • Adjust the CFMs
  • Change displayed language
  • Check model
In addition, it comes with a remote for wireless control.

Maintenance

Maintenance echoes the simplicity of operation, with an easy-to-replace filter system.

You will need to replace the filters, which is needed every 6-12 months for the HEPA and every 12 months for the carbon.

Of course the exact time depends on your environment and usage.
Luckily, there is an indicator light and menu options that show when the filter needs to be replaced.

Size & Dimensions

In terms of size, the IQAir HealthPro Plus is on the larger end, but it covers a larger area. It covers 1125 sq. ft. with a CADR of 300 CFM. That is more than enough for any large room or even full homes.

Here are the exact dimensions of the IQAir HealthPro Plus:

  • Length – 16″
  • Width – 15”
  • Height – 28”
  • Weight – 35 lbs.

HealthPro vs. HealthPro Plus vs. HealthPro Compact

 

There are three different versions of the HealthPro, with the size and included filters being the main differences.

HealthProHealthPro Plus HealthPro Compact
Width15"15"15"
Length16"16"16"
Height28"28"24"
Weight29 lbs.35 lbs.26 lbs.
FiltersHEPAHEPA, CarbonHEPA
Coverage Area1240 sq. ft.1125 sq. ft.1240 sq. ft.
CADR300 CFM330 CFM330 CFM
Wifi Compatible NoNoNo
Upgradable FilterYesIncludeNo
IQAir HealthPro
IQAir HealthPro Plus
IQAir HealthPro Compact

IQAir HealthPro Plus Specifications

Specifications
ManufacturerIQAir
ModelHealthPro Plus
Width15″
Height28″
Weight35 lbs.
FiltersCarbon, HEPA
Wi-Fi Compatible No
Room Coverage1125 sq. ft.
CADR 300 cfm
ReturnsVaries by retailer.
Warranty10 years
PriceCheck Price

Should you buy the IQAir HealthPro Plus?

We recommend the IQAir HealthPro Plus if you’re looking for exceptional purification performance and a purifier that covers a large area or home.

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