May 27, 2021

TRACS Portable UV-C Air Purifier reviewIt is true that there are many skeptics of air purifiers, but the number of its users far outweighs them. To satisfy the growing demand, newer air cleaners with the latest tech are emerging every day. At this point, what confuses buyers is the sheer quantity of air cleaners in the market. In that regard, TRACS air purifiers are among the best and most sought products. That is why this article solely focuses on the TRACS Air Purifiers review.

With time, air purifiers are becoming more and more vital. More so in situations like in a pandemic, when people have to stay indoors for long periods of time. It becomes pertinent that one avails an air purifier, not as a form of luxury but as a necessity. The TRACS air purifiers boast of being able to rid 99.99% of harmful air particles by making use of a wide array of filtration systems. Besides, TRACS produces purifiers are not only for home use but also for commercial purposes.

But first of all, let me give you a quick glance at the pros and cons of the TRACS air purifiers.

The Good
  • Affordable costs of the replacement filters along with the auto-refill program.
  • The company ships its products throughout the US with no extra charges on delivery.
  • Made in the US.
  • Guarantees 100% return of money in 30-days in case of unsatisfactory products.
  • Comes with a product warranty of 5 years.
  • The material consists of welded solid steel with a powder-coated finish.
  • Customers may select from four types of purifiers based on the purpose of their usage.
  • The portable version is the commercial variety of the brand’s air purifier installed in places such as hospitals.
  • Eradicates toxins and odor from the air through the CarbonWeb® prefilter.
  • The product has a reminder system that indicates the user to replace the HEPA filters or lamps.
  • The air purifier makes use of the HEPA filters that are of medical-grade. It rids the air of viruses and bacteria.
  • Whisper Mode for quiet functioning.
  • Efficient cleaning of air every 20 minutes through its ability to purify 1000 square feet.
  • Extremely fast fan speed.
The Bad
  • Definitely on the more expensive spectrum.
  • Maintenance is costly.

TRACS Air Purifiers Review

What I love about TRACS Air Purifiers is that the system is self-contained. Also, it generates a massive amount of airflow in the measure of 300 cfm. Also, it was able to eliminate odor quite efficiently. Plus, it uses a wide variety of high-tech filters to ensure that I breathe in the best quality air.

Also, as far as the consumer reports go, it mentions massive improvements in case of allergies. Besides, it’s evident from its heavy usage in hospitals, schools, etc., that TRACS purifiers are among the best. With that in mind, let’s look into the variations between various models of the Pyramid Air Solution’s TRACS products.

TRACS Portable UV-C Air Purifier

TRACS Portable UV-C Air Purifier review

The TRACS portable air purifier is a combination of certified HEPA filtration with ultraviolet germicidal radiation technology.

The filtration eliminates bacteria, odors, dust, allergens, and volatile organic compounds at 99% efficiency. TRACS is my go-to air purifier because of its innovative technology, low noise, and minimal maintenance cost. The fact that it’s portable means that you can move it around without having to worry about anything.

This TRACS uses a carbon web prefilter to remove toxic gases and odors. The air purifier has a “whisper mode” that includes a 4-speed inverted rotor fan. And it also has indicator lights that tell you when the lamps and HEPA filters need replacement.

Changing the prefilters, the UV lights, or the HEPA filters when needed is very easy and fast. The body consists of solid steel that has been fused together and has a powder-coated finish. The frame is even covered by a lifetime guarantee. Everything else comes with a five-year warranty. The portable filter may be small, but it’s built like a tank and does an exceptional job scrubbing the air.

TRACS Portable EZ-Air Purification System

TRACS Portable EZ-Air Purification System review

EZ Air Purification System has certified HEPA filters that remove a wide range of airborne toxins linked to allergies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases. EZ AIR Purifiers will give respite from airborne toxins in your house. And this is due to its silent operation.

The medical-grade HEPA filter eliminates airborne allergens and dust particles within an 800 sq. feet radius. The active carbon contains three and a half pounds of zeolite and carbon to extract dangerous odors, chemicals, and gases. Also, the affordable prefilter promotes charcoal replacements on a frequent basis. And this enhances the absorption of odor and chemicals more effectively.

TRACS Model TM950 Ceiling Mount

TRACS TM950 Ceiling Mount review

The TM950 Ceiling Mount fits into a regular 22 drop ceiling panel (a 44 variant is also available). It features a 22-inch germicidal UVC lamp, certified HEPA filter, wall-mounted controls, and a CarbonWeb®️ prefilter.

The UVGI employs a UV-C light that destroys airborne diseases. Studies show that when used at appropriate wavelengths, the UV-C radiation kills bacteria and viruses in the air. Although these bacteria are tiny enough to pass through a HEPA filter, they are all sensitive to UV radiation. The TRACS TM950 Ceiling Mount covers an area of 4000 sq. feet.

The TM950 Ceiling Mount air purifier meets the JCAHO, CDC, and USP <797> standards. It’s utilized in health facilities and labs to keep infections at bay. The air purifier cleans the supply air from the HVAC system. Also, it disinfects and recycles the air in the space and creates negative pressure.

TRACS Model TM500 Ceiling Mount

TRACS Model TM500 Ceiling Mount review

If you live in a small home, it is not easy to free extra space. Additionally, if you have children or dogs, the air purifier may get damaged. And this why the TRACS TM500 Ceiling Mount is perfect for people living in a smaller space. Not only do they take up minimal to no space, but you won’t even notice they’re on the ceiling.

Similar to the other UV-C air purifiers from TRACS, it has a CarbonWeb®️ prefilter and certified HEPA filter. It also has two 22-inch germicidal UVC lights (254nm). The air purifier draws indoor air through the filters, which collect the dangerous particulates. It eliminates dust, pollen, germs, and smoke from your home.

The air purifier then restores the fresh air to your house. The ceiling mount body consists of galvanized steel, 18-gauge, powder-coated finish. Plus, it covers an area of 2000 sq. ft.

TRACS Model TM900 Pro Industrial Air Purification System

TRACS TM900 Pro Industrial Air Purification System review

Several illnesses, including the coronavirus, spread via airborne pathogens, but you can breathe easy thanks to this air cleaner. The 4-stage air purifier thoroughly cleans the air. Any sort of pollens, dust, bacteria, and mold are all killed by two germicidal UV lamps.

A normal standard HEPA filter reduces particles with a 97% efficiency. But the Pro Industrial air purifier has a medical-grade HEPA filter. Thus, it eliminates pathogens at a 99.99% efficiency. As a result, it leads to a 3-fold decrease in toxic levels in the air.

TRACS especially made it for light industrial and heavy commercial uses. It has certified HEPA filtration and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. The air purifier covers 4000 sq ft. It is perfect for a business that places the health of the workers as the top priority.

TRACS Air Purifier: Body and Design

The dimensions vary according to the model you choose to buy. For now, let me take you through the dimensions of the TRACS Portable UV-C Air Purifier.

Even though the air cleaner came off as bulky and heavy, it weighed only around 45-50 lbs. The product’s length and width were 15 and 15.5 inches, respectively, and it had a height of 22 inches. The cabinet housed 18-gauge powder-coated steel along with 2-inch casters. It mainly comes in two basic colors, that is, either black or beige.

Also, with a small extra fee, TRACS allows customers to choose their own custom colors.

Air Intake

TRACS air purifiers make use of the front and both sides of the cabinet’s upper portion to let the air inside. That is in contrast to the other brands that use the bottom section to draw in air. The TRACS purifiers choose the top section so as to draw in the air from the normal breathing zone. Thus, placing the air intake more efficiently to pull in the maximum load of dirty air.

Besides, there is another benefit with placing the air intake on the top. That is, the dust and dirt from the floor don’t get into the air intake. It prevents the filters from overloading too soon and increases the filter life.

Air Exhaust

Air exhausts of a purifier are vital for the creation of airflow patterns. The air exhausts push out clean air through the front and both sides of the bottom. It ensures that clean air is equally spread out throughout the entire space. Also, air exhausts are among the deciding factors for a purifier’s effectiveness.

TRACS air exhausts work in such a way that it flows outwards and upwards. Thus, not blowing away the dust, pollen, or dirt that might be on the floor. Also, as the clean air comes out of the air exhausts, TRACS ensures that dirty air enters through the intakes. In this way, it keeps the air within 1-4 feet above the floor clean and safe for kids and pets. Thus, there is a continuous cycle of cleaning to offer a total room air cleaning.

TRACS Filtration Technology

TRACS employs a variety of filtration systems to provide its users with the best quality air. Besides, the company has the needed experience that runs along many decades under its belt. Their medical-grade filters are a usual sight in hospitals and schools. In total, the TRACS air cleaners employ an effective blend of four advanced filters. These are namely, the carbon prefilter, UVGI lamps, HEPA filter, and carbon postfilter.

Carbon Pre-filter

It is mainly for the purpose of getting rid of particles in the air that are of a comparatively larger size. In this way, it extends the life and functioning of the lamp and HEPA filters. It removes pollen, dust, and other dirt particles that enter via the air intake. At the same time, it does absorb gases, chemicals, and odor from the air. Besides, it is capable of absorbing chemicals such as ethylene, ammonia, and so on.

The secret lies in the composition of the carbon prefilter. Apart from activated carbon, it constitutes a special mixture of potassium permanganate. Also, it is a fact that, with time, carbon air filters lose their efficiency to absorb odor and air particles. TRACS designed these carbon air filters in such a way that there is a need for regular replacement. Besides, on saturation, the carbon air filters rather than absorbing fumes, it expels them.

Plus, with a TRACS carbon air filter, you change at once the air filter pack for both odor and particle removal. And the price of this carbon filter pack is even lower than any other brand’s standard filters. Thus, TRACS offers its users more efficiency at a much lower cost.

HEPA Filter

For the removal of pollen, allergens, dust, and mold, the air purifiers employ a True HEPA filter. Besides, even the purifiers for home use provide an efficiency that is on par with those in hospitals. Plus, it scores a total of 99.97% in terms of efficiency at the level of 0.3 microns.

UVGI Lamps

For those unfamiliar with the term, it stands for Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation. It is solely for the purpose of killing pathogens that may cause any type of illness. It makes use of three UVGI lamps in total. There is a separate UV chamber for these three lamps inside the cabinet. The aim is to fire UV lights non-stop in order to kill viruses and bacteria. The UVGI lamps bombard the contaminants present on the dirty side of the HEPA filters with UV lights.

Just as mentioned above, TRACS HEPA air filters have 99.97% efficiency at 0.3 microns. Thus, it is able to trap viruses that usually fall within the range of 0.3-micron sizes. At the same time, the efficiency of HEPA filters reduces with the size of these viruses. But, the TRACS UVGI lamps ensure that even those viruses do not escape. It can even kill viruses that cause Influenza by treating them under higher UV dosages.

Carbon Post-filter

The last filter the almost-clean air needs to pass through is the carbon postfilter. The filter exists as a pad at each opening of the air exhaust. Not only does it trap the remaining odor, but the carbon pads also help in lessening noise levels.

TRACS Air Purifiers Unique Attributes

The Position of HEPA filters

TRACS positions the HEPA air filters in such a way that it is able to achieve the highest efficiency. It seals the air filters inside the cabinet to ensure that the air only passes through it. If not sealed, the air pulled at a very high speed will select a path that offers minimum hindrance. In this way, it will more or less bypass the HEPA filter, beating the entire purpose.

The Unique Airflow Pattern

I discussed in detail the unique pattern the TRACS air purifiers create to ensure continuous delivery. It doesn’t matter if an air cleaner employs the best technology if it doesn’t pull in the dirty air properly. To create an efficient airflow pattern, the location for air intake and exhaust are key. And regarding those, TRACS has everything already in place. The locations for air intake and air exhausts of TRACS air purifiers offer maximum efficiency.

The Location of the UV Lamps

The separate UV chamber houses the three UVGI lamps. You may be thinking about how it is able to provide such high dosages of UV light. The answer is the UV chamber.

It does more than just housing the three UVGI lamps. It helps in amplifying the intensity of the UV light. The TRACS HEPA filter and UVGI lamps work in harmony to ensure it eliminates all bacteria and viruses.

Also, the UVGI lamps increase the shell life of the HEPA air filter. In general, HEPA filters require a replacement yearly. That is because these air filters are the spots where all the pathogens take refuge after the filter traps them. Thus, in the absence of these lamps, the filters become a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria. Thus, rather than removing them, it adds to the contamination within the space.

Manual

When you purchase a TRACS air purifier, you will also receive a complete handbook in the package. It includes the basic instructions about the setup, component descriptions, and control panel. It also has a guide for the remote control and describes how to replace filters. It also provides sufficient information about the product’s dos and don’ts.

Maintenance

Before you begin any cleaning, unplug your air purifier. The TRACS models have indicator lights that alert you when you need to change the filter. But it’s best to replace filters about every 6 – 12 months. To change the air filters, open the back panel and replace them.

I use a soft, damp cloth to clean the outside and the air inlets and outlets of my air purifier.

How to Use

  • Unscrew the back panel of the device and insert the UV-C light bulbs by pressing them into position.
  • Ensure the airflow arrow is facing downward and place the TRACS® Pre-Filter over the UV-C lamps.
  • Insert the HEPA filter below the UV-C lamps
  • Secure the device’s rear panel and connect the air purifier to an electrical outlet.
  • Unscrew the back panel of the device and insert the UV-C light bulbs by pressing them into position.
  • Ensure the airflow arrow is facing downward and place the TRACS® Pre-Filter over the UV-C lamps.
  • Insert the HEPA filter below the UV-C lamps
  • Secure the device’s rear panel and connect the air purifier to an electrical outlet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Would I be able to change the filters/lamps all by myself?

Yes. You won’t need to hire any extra hands for the purpose of replacing the filters. Open the backside of the cabinet, slide the filters/lamps in and out by using the two thumbscrews. The whole process will literally take you only a few minutes at max.

At the same time, I advise you to be careful and practice a few precautions. Do not forget to wear gloves and masks since you’re dealing with dirty filters. After you replace the old filters with the new ones, dispose of them as medical wastes.

What is the total coverage of the TRACS Portable UV-C Air Purifier?

It’s able to cover an area of up to 1000 sq ft. Based on my experience, I can testify that the claims are true. In a minute, if you max out the speed, the air cleaner purifies 250 cubic feet. While making use of the system, your aim should be to achieve at least 3 and up to 5 rotations in one hour.

Do the TRACS air purifiers give out ozone as a byproduct?

The air cleaners by TRACS make use of UVGI lamps to fire UV lights for treating the dirty air. The wavelength of the UV lights falls outside the ambit of ozone generation. Thus, it doesn’t produce ozone at all.

Do the TRACS air purifiers consume a lot of energy?

First of all, energy costs vary from area to area. Secondly, there will be, indeed, an increase in your monthly electricity bill. But even if you decide to use it 24×7, the max per month increase would be around $10.

The Final Verdict

It’s not easy to figure out the efficiency of an air purifier just from word of mouth alone. Until and unless you buy it or use it for some time, there’s no way of knowing it. I personally chose to buy the TRACS Portable Air UV-C Air Purifier for my whole home. And trust me, it has been one of the best investments of my life. It not only removed all kinds of odor from my whole home but also provided pathogen-free and fresh air.

Also, you can buy the purifiers and the replacement filters from the TRACS website itself. Often it gives out coupons and promo codes for customers. If not that, you can get them for sale on Amazon.

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