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Aprilaire 5000 Whole House Air Purifier Review

Overall Rating:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Aprilaire 5000

The air in your home can be five times more polluted than the air outdoors. This is because cracks, open doors or windows release air into the home that’s full of various pollutants and then trapped inside. This is why the Aprilaire 5000 is such a valuable asset to the air quality you have indoors. This unit can be installed as part of your HVAC system and will quietly clean the air throughout your house.

Review Details

The Aprilaire 5000 has been rated the number one whole house cleaning system by a leading products magazine and with good reason. This unit will remove almost all airborne allergens and pollutants as small as one micron in size. This includes pet dander, pollen, dust, bacteria and mold spores.

Although it’s installed as part of an HVAC system the Aprilaire 5000 will continue to work even when your central system is off. Controlling it couldn’t be easier. It comes with an air clean control that can be installed anywhere you like. From here you can select one of four modes: constant, automatic, event cleaning and allergy cleaning. In any of these modes, this model will clean the air in a room up to 4 times per hour.

What We Liked

  • Constant Allergy Relief
    Because the Aprilaire 5000 will remove pollutants up to 4 times per hour, you will benefit from the relief of every-day allergy symptoms and it will help to keep sinuses clear. In addition, it will also keep illnesses such as asthma at bay.
  • Minimal Maintenance
    Due to the technology used, this whole house air cleaner (unlike many other models) will only require a media change once a year (under typical conditions).
  • Removes Pollutants Permanently
    Aprilaire use patented technology that passes particles through an electrode. These particles are electrically charged and will never be released into the air in your home.
  • Extends the Life of Your HVAC System
    Because the model 5000 is so efficient, it will also help to keep your central system free of dirt and other particles that can cause breakdowns.

What We Didn't Like

  • Requires Professional Installation
    It’s recommended that an HVAC professional installs the Aprilaire 5000 for you. The reason for this is it needs to be configured to either work with or independently of the central system.
  • Severe Allergies or Asthma
    For those of you that suffer terribly with allergies or asthma the Aprilaire 5000 will help, but you may still need an independent room purifier to maximize relief.


The Aprilaire 5000 is one of the only whole house air cleaners on the market that can be installed as part of your HVAC system yet work independently of it. The mere fact it has been voted number one product for the past 3 years is testament to how good this model is. The manufacturer has designed this product so it will keep the air in your home clean and fresh all year round (not just during allergy season).

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: June 4, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Aprilaire 5000
Dimensions (L x W x H):
31.1 x 11.5 x 17.8 inches
35 lbs
Power Supply:
120 Volts
60 Watt
0.3 Amp
Suitable for treating:
Asthma, Allergies, Mold, Pet Dander, Odor, Bacteria, Viruses
Whole House square feet
2000 Cubic Feet per Minute
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Yes, 4 speeds
Ozone Emission:
Digital Controls:
Filter Change Alert:
Energy Star Certified:
AHAM Certified:
2 years

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