Vornado Air Purifiers

Vornado is a manufacturer of air purifiers, humidifiers, heaters, and personal circulators. The first Vornado fans were produced by the O.A. Sutton Company in the early 1940’s. These fans became popular very quickly due to their performance and power. These early Vornado’s propelled them as a company that would become known for product durability and innovative technology.

Vornado Air Circulation Technology

Throughout the 1940’s and beyond, Vornado was known as a company on the cutting edge of the the air purifying and cooling industry. In Andover, Kansas, in 1989, a new Vornado company was founded and created what was known as the first “whole room circulator”. The performance of a Vornado product is enhanced by the signature vortex action that is a feature of their products. These four proprietary components are only found in the technology presented by Vornado.

Unlike other fans and heaters, Vornado’s Vortex Action enables the air to be distributed equally throughout a room and not just around the air of the unit. It was soon found that this same Vortex Action could be applied to other products, which is what has propelled the Vornado’s Whole Room Air Purifiers to being recognized in the industry. Due to the the highly efficient design and unique technology, Vornado air purifiers still have a strong reputation in the industry today.

Consumer and Critical Acclaim

Vornado strives to continue producing innovative products that are more effective and intuitive as well as safer and quieter than anyone else in the industry. The air flow products that they produce present a quality and durability that seems to be appreciated by consumers. Their reputation is backed by their former model, the AQS35, receiving high rankings from Consumer Reports, Amazon.com, and epinions.com. The new AQS 500 is currently available for around $100.

Clean Air Delivery Rate Certified

Vornado air purifiers are certified by AHAM, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. This organization is responsible for certifying testing results of certain household products, such as air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and air room conditioners. This seal can be found on many appliances and is a good indicator of a reliable, quality product. The certified rating given to air purifiers is known as CADR, or Clean Air Delivery Rate. The three CADR numbers refer to the amount of smoke, dust and pollen being filtered out of the air.


Vornado Air Purifier Models

The Vornado AQS 500 features a True HEPA(High Efficiency Particulate Arrestor) filter rating of 99.7 percent efficient at .3 microns. True HEPA filters have been known to provide a high particle capture efficiency, being commonly used at medical facilities and other places where clean air is essential. HEPA filters have been cited by the American Lung Association as the most efficient and reliable filters for removing small air particles. HEPA filters are made of densely spaced glass fibers that produce a paper-like material that traps particles and allergens circulating in the air.

The Vornado AQS 500 Air Purifier also features:

  • Electrostatic Purification
  • Whole Room Air Filtration
  • Three-speed push button controls
  • Quiet operation

The CADR ratings for the Vornado AQS 500 are as follows:

  • Smoke- CADR of 102
  • Dust- CADR of 149
  • Pollen- CADR of 185

The Vornado AQS 500 weighs 12 pounds, is charcoal colored, and comes with a five-year warranty. AQS 500 Replacement Filters are available for around $40.00 for 2 pairs of filters.

Vornado AQS15RatingsTechnical Specifications
Est. Price – $150Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?Smoke – NA / 450Pollen – NA / 450Dust – NA / 450Consumer Reports ?Score – NA / 100Dust/Pollen/Smoke
(High Setting)
 – NA / 5Est. Yearly Cost – NA
Room Size ? : 233 Sq. FtCirculation ? : NAFilter Type ? : True HEPA Filter & PreSorb Pre-FilterFilter Life Est. ? : 3-48 MonthsSize: 15″H x 14″W x 10″DWeight: 11 lbsNoise Level: NAEnergy Star? ? : No
Vornado AQS35RatingsTechnical Specifications
Est. Price – $220Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?Smoke – NA / 450Pollen – NA / 450Dust – NA / 450Consumer Reports ?Score – 45 / 100Dust/Pollen/Smoke
(High Setting)
 – 4 / 5Est. Yearly Cost – NA
Room Size ? : 405 Sq. FtCirculation ? : NAFilter Type ? : True HEPA Filter & PreSorb Pre-FilterFilter Life Est. ? : 3-48 MonthsSize: 21.6″H x 10.2″W x 13.8″DWeight: 17 lbsNoise Level: NAEnergy Star? ? : No
Vornado AQS500RatingsTechnical Specifications
Est. Price – $84.99Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?Smoke – 102 / 450Pollen – 185 / 450Dust – 149 / 450Consumer Reports ?Score – NA / 100Dust/Pollen/Smoke
(High Setting)
 – NA / 5Est. Yearly Cost – NA
Room Size ? : 324 Sq. FtCirculation ? : NAFilter Type ? : High Allergen / Maximum Dust FilterFilter Life Est. ? : NASize: 26.2″H x 15.4″W x 11.7″DWeight: 12 lbsNoise Level: NAEnergy Star? ? : No
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