An Expert Guide to Rabbit Air PurifiersPublished on 10/17/2022 · 5 min readAir Purification Expert Jeff C. breaks down everything you'd need to know about Rabbit brand air purifiers and explains their three most popular models!
Keep the air in your house clean with an air purifier! Photo by Pavel Danilyuk
Who Is Rabbit Air?
Rabbit Air is a Los Angeles-based company founded in 2004. The founders started filling orders for their air purifier from their garage. Their mission statement is: “to offer our customers effective, innovative, and stylish products to improve air quality, backed by friendly, customer-centric service.” They are a nine-time honoree in INC Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. and in 2017 and 2018, they received the Bizrate Circle of Excellence Award for customer service. You can read more about their most recent rating information here.
All Rabbit Air models come with a five-year warranty. All units have a sleep mode that will dim the mood lights and place the purifier in the quietest setting. Let's take a look at several models from Rabbit Air and determine what purifier is right for you.
The Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 has four-stage filtration that includes deodorization. It also has a handy remote control that allows you to adjust the fan speed from your favorite chair. The BioGS 2.0 has a washable pre-filter that traps larger dust and helps prolong the life of the other filters and components. The BioGS 2.0 has a charcoal-based, activated-carbon filter that eliminates odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The activated carbon filter can be washed with mild soap and water. It is recommended that you allow the pre-filter and the activated carbon filter to dry for at least 48 hours to ensure the filters are completely dry. The HEPA filter is a medical-grade, true HEPA filter that removes 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns in size.
Now let’s discuss room coverage. The BioGS 2.0 will provide two complete room air changes per hour up to 625 sq ft. Those who experience asthma and allergies would want to get at least four complete room air changes per hour, so if you have asthma or allergies, I would recommend that you keep the coverage area at or below 313 sq ft so that you get the maximum efficiency from this unit.
The Rabbit Air Minus A2 comes in two models, the MinusA2 SPA-780A and the MinusA2 SPA-780N. The difference between the two is that the MinusA2 SPA-780A has WiFi connectivity. Using WiFi with the Rabbit Air app (shown below) allows you to monitor your indoor air quality in real-time. You can also control the fan speed, switch between auto mode and manual, and also control and customize the mood light bar. There are also custom face plates in the Artists Series that allow you to pick from several patterns that allow the purifier to blend in with your home decor.
The Air Minus A2 has a powerful six-stage filter for ultimate germ defense. Let’s break down each stage:
- Stage 1: The Prefilter
This filter effectively traps and reduces large-size allergens, dust mites, pet hair, and pollen.
- Stage 2: The Medium Filter
This filter traps particles larger than 1 micron, such as pet dander, larger bacteria, mold, and fungi spores.
- Stage 3: The BioGS® HEPA Filter.
This filter is** true HEPA-**rated and is treated with an antimicrobial layer that prevents trapped particle from growing on the filter. This filter captures particles as small as 0.3 microns with a 99.97% effective rate.
- Stage 4: Customized Filter
This filter allows you to tailor a stage to your own personal needs. There are four options to choose from: germ defense filter, toxin absorber filter, pet allergy filter, and odor remover. These are able to be changed each replacement cycle and you can determine the best for your needs.
- Stage 5: Activated Carbon Charcoal Filter
This odor remover filter is made from high-grade activated carbon and works in harmony with the odor remover custom filter. With the other custom filters, this is your main component that removes odors and VOCs.
- Stage 6: Negative Ions
The negative ions attract the airborne particles together making them heavier, which helps make the other filters more effective. This feature can be turned off or on either at the control panel or in the app. It has been certified to be asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). You can learn more about the certification here.
The Rabbit Air Minus A2 has a rated room coverage of up to 815 sq ft. This means that you’ll get two complete air room changes through the machine every hour. This is good for the average home, however, if you suffer from asthma or allergies, it’s recommended that you get four air changes per hour. So in the case of the A2, 408 sq ft is the recommended max size room.
Just like the A2, the A3 is available in the Artists Series. There are several prints to choose from to help you fit your home's decor. Above is Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” and they even have Hello Kitty and Snoopy versions for kids' rooms or play areas. The A3 has a six-stage filtration system with true HEPA and customizable filters just like the A2. The Rabbit Air Minus A3 is the most powerful air cleaner in the Rabbit Air family. This unit covers up to 1,070 sq ft with two complete room air changes per hour. The Rabbit Air Minus A3 uses a brushless, direct current motor that is super quiet. It is also a more efficient way to power the fan and saves electricity.
The difference between the A2 and A3’s six-stage filtration is that the A3 has a larger surface area for all the components. Just like the A2, the A3 is wall-mountable and can be safely hung upside down so you can readily access the controls. You can still use it as a floor console also.
The Wrap Up
I hope that I’ve given you a little bit of useful information about Rabbit Air home air purifiers. As always, I encourage you to reach out to an Air Quality and Filtration Expert and allow them to assist you in getting the right purifier for your home. Here’s wishing that you and your family can breathe easy!