IQAir HealthPro Plus vs GC MultiGas

In this IQAir HealthPro Plus vs GC MultiGas review, we will compare two of the most popular air purifiers by the Switzerland-based company known for its medical-grade devices.

In fact, the HealthPro series was chosen by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority to help reduce the spread of both SARS-CoV-1 & SARS-CoV-2 and can be found in hospitals and medical centres around the world. Meanwhile, the GC MultiGas is praised for its ability to remove chemicals, gases, and odours. But which one is the better choice for you?

This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Coverage Area

105 m² (1125 ft²)

115 m² (1240 ft²)

Air Delivery

510 m³/h (300 CFM)

510 m³/h (300 CFM)

Energy Consumption

20 – 135 Watt

20 – 135 Watt

Working Noise

22 – 56 dB(A)

22 – 56 dB(A)

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Comparison: IQAir HealthPro Plus vs GC MultiGas – What are the Differences?

Coverage Area

IQAir recommends the HealthPro Plus for rooms of up to 105 m² (1125 ft²), slightly less than the 115 m² (1240 ft²) suggested for the GC MultiGas. While both models could be used in even larger rooms, the amount of air changes per hour (ACH) would decrease accordingly.

Winner: GC MultiGas

Up to 105 m² (1125 ft²)

Up to 115 m² (1240 ft²)

Air Delivery & Filters

The HealthPro Plus uses the PreMax Filter F8 (S) and the HyperHEPA Filter H12/H13 (L) to remove 99.95% of harmful pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size. The GC MultiGas, on the other hand, achieves an efficiency of at least 95% for those ultrafine particles.

With most competitors only able to capture particles down to 0.3 microns, this means that IQAir devices are able to remove particles 100 times smaller than most purifiers. Additionally, both the HealthPro Plus and GC MultiGas can be used to eliminate chemicals and odours.

While the HealthPro Plus relies on the V5 Cell MultiGas Filter to eliminate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, the GC MultiGas uses the even more efficient GC Filter Cartridge Set, which packs the chemical removal power of more than 100 gas masks, for this task.

Winner: Draw

70 – 510 m³/h

70 – 510 m³/h

Introducing the IQAir HealthPro Plus

Working Noise

Depending on the fan speed, both the HealthPro Plus and GC MultiGas operate at a noise level of just 22 decibels (dB) on the lower end and a maximum of 56 dB on the higher end. In total, there are six different speed settings to choose from.

Thanks to a timer function, it is possible to set operating hours in advance and have the purifier shut down at a specified time. Alternatively, you can also program a different fan speed for a certain time period, thus having the device switch to a quiet sleep mode during the night.

Winner: Draw

22 – 56 dB(A)

22 – 56 dB(A)

Sensors & Display

In both models, the control panel consists of a 4-key touchpad with a 16 character, 2-line LCD. The HealthPro Plus and GC MultiGas monitor the actual usage of each individual filter, allowing you to keep track of the remaining filter life by simply looking at the LEDs on the display.

Winner: Draw

Yes / LCD

Yes / LCD

Watch the IQAir HealthPro Plus clear a smoke chamber

Connectivity & Compatibility

Since neither the HealthPro Plus nor the GC MultiGas support Wi-Fi, they cannot be connected to your smartphone or voice assistant. Instead, you will have to settle on the included remote control to control your air purifier from across the room.

Winner: Draw

No

No

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this IQAir HealthPro Plus vs GC MultiGas comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two devices. At 20 kg (44 lbs), the GC MultiGas is significantly heavier, despite being the same size. Thankfully, both models come with casters.

Winner: HealthPro Plus

710 x 380 x 410 mm, 16 kg

710 x 380 x 410 mm, 20 kg

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Conclusion: IQAir HealthPro Plus vs GC MultiGas – Which is the Better Air Purifier?

With both models, you get a medical-grade air purifier with an efficiency far above most devices on the market. IQAir’s HyperHEPA filtration technology, able to capture biological contaminants, bacteria, and viruses in their airborne state – including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 – can be found in both devices.

Therefore, the right pick depends on your personal needs. If you are looking for relief from your asthma and allergy symptoms or protection against dust, mould or pet dander, opt for the IQAir HealthPro Plus and its total system efficiency of 99.95% against harmful ultrafine pollution particles.

If, on the other hand, you are suffering from elevated sensitivities to household chemicals and aim to remove VOCs (the cause of odours), harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, or second-hand smoke from the air you breathe, the IQAir GC MultiGas is the right choice.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does IQAir remove ozone?

Both the IQAir HealthPro Plus and IQAir GC MultiGas are equipped with activated carbon from bituminous coal that were shown to be very effective at ozone removal. Furthermore, IQAir systems are constructed using only the highest quality, non-off-gassing ABS plastics.

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