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IQAir PerfectPro Review

Derek Hales

Written By: Derek Hales

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HVAC Purification System for Clean Air

IQAir PerfectPro

IQAir PerfectPro

The IQAir PerfectPro is a filtration addition to your HVAC system. This addition uses IQAir’s filters to provide clean air in the entire home. In our tests, PM2.5 was reduced below 1.0 in multiple rooms after 1 month of the PerfectPro cleaning the air. Furthermore, no ozone was created, and there are multiple models to choose from to best fit your needs.


  • Fantastic whole home purification performance
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Setup completed by the manufacturer
  • Takes up a small amount of space


  • Can be pricey


Clean Air for Whole Home; HVAC Filtration
  • Design - 100%
  • Performance - 100%
  • Quality - 100%
  • Usability - 100%
  • Value - 90%


For some an air purifier isn’t enough and they want a whole home purification solution. The IQAir PerfectPro solves that problem. It is an extra filtration layer added to the existing HVAC system, which then cycles clean air through the home. In our one month test, the PerfectPro was able to reduce PM2.5 to below 1.0 in every room we tested. Furthermore, it’s installed by the manufacturer, which reduces setup for you.

In This Review

Purification | Ozone | Filters | Model Comparison | Summary

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Purification Performance

To test how well the IQAir PerfectPro purified air in a home, we decided to do a long purification test. Using a professional air quality detector, we took baseline measurements in multiple rooms in my home before installing the PerfectPro system.

IQAir PerfectPro Covered
IQAir PerfectPro Covered

After the measurements were taken, we installed the filter and let it purify the air in my home for one month. After one month, we took another set of measurements in the same locations to compare the results to.

LocationBaseline PM2.5Baseline PM10Baseline ParticlesBaseline AQIAfter PM2.5After PM10After ParticlesAfter AQI
Living Room2.54.3294110.61.11142
Kid’s Room 14.38.0414120.40.4441
Kid’s Room 23.25.6396120.40.7982
Master Bedroom2.23.7319100.20.41191

Across the board, purification performance for the IQAir PerfectPro was fantastic. In every room the key air quality indicators were significantly improved. This is a lived in house, with people, animals, doors opening / closing, cooking, and much more. Due to this, I was impressed by the level of performance of the PerfectPro filters.

In most cases they were able to reduce PM2.5 and PM10 to below 1.0, with some rooms having a PM10 of 1.1. In all cases, air quality was notably improved in every room compared to the baseline.

Below, we’ve included information on the testing criteria and what defines good vs. bad air quality. The most important thing to know is: the lower the numbers, the better. 

air quality index - PM 2.5 particulate matter index

Ozone Test

For our ozone test, we wanted to see if the filter created any ozone while purifying the air. In this case, we didn’t expect any ozone to be created, as there are no  electronics in the system that could generate ozone. 

IQAir PerfectPro System On Roof
IQAir PerfectPro System On Roof

After letting the filter purify the air in our home for one month, we took measurements using an electronic ozone meter. Our testing showed that no harmful levels of ozone were generated, as we expected.

Filter Design

PerfectPro filters are designed to be better than MERV 16 HVAC filters, according to IQAir. They’ve put their products through laboratory testing with Intertek/ETL SEMKO to prove it. It uses an Advanced Micro-Fiber Filtration technology that is thinner than those used in standard filters. 

IQAir PerfectPro Filter
IQAir PerfectPro Filter

This allows IQAir to create a HVAC filter that works well, but doesn’t take up as much space. Regardless of the model being installed, it’s designed to take up only a small amount of space and work with previously installed air conditioning in the home. 

Once installed, air is pulled into the HVAC via the air in-take, passed through the PerfectPro filtration system, and then dispersed throughout the air vents in your home. This way it cycles the air through your home, constantly purifying it.

PerfectPro Series

IQAir’s PerfectPro series is more than just HVAC filters. We tested their PerfectPro 2025 HVAC system. The 2025, in addition to the PerfectPro 2020, have less media (filter material used) coverage than the other purification solutions the PerfectPro X.

IQAir PerfectPro Other Models
IQAir PerfectPro Other Models

The PerfectPro X 5-ton and 3-ton are more robust additions to your home offering almost twice the media coverage compared to the 2020 or 2025. In addition, the X’s last longer with a 3-year average lifespan, but weigh more and are bigger than the other models.

IQAir PerfectPro Logo
IQAir PerfectPro Logo

Here is a table with a full comparison between the different versions of the PerfectPro

0.18 in H2O at 1200 cfmPerfectPro X 5-tonPerfectPro X 3-tonPerfectPro 2025PerfectPro 2020
Capacity Rating5-ton3-ton5-ton3-ton
MERV RatingMERV 16@492 fpmNANANA
Rated Airflow2000 CFM1200 CFM2000 CFM1400 CFM
Composite Average EfficiencyE1 (0.3-1.0 µm) = 95.9%
E2 (1.0-3.0 µm) = 97.3%
E3 (3.0-10.0 µm) = 98.3%
E1 (0.3-1.0 µm) = 96.7%
E2 (1.0-3.0 µm) = 97.7%
E3 (3.0-10.0 µm) = 98.5%
E1 (0.3-1.0 µm) = 96%
E2 (1.0-3.0 µm) = 99%
E3 (3.0-10.0 µm) = 100%
E1 (0.3-1.0 µm) = 96%
E2 (1.0-3.0 µm) = 99%
E3 (3.0-10.0 µm) = 100%
Pressure Drop0.22 in H2O at 2000 CFM0.18 in H2O at 1200 CFM0.32 in H2O at 2000 CFM0.26 in H2O at 1400 CFM
Media Area210 sq. ft.170 sq. ft.96 sq. ft.82 sq. ft.
Average Filter Life3 years3 years1 year1 year
Dimensions29.25" × 25.25" × 21.25"25.25" × 21.25" × 21.25"24.8" × 9.6" × 21.4"21.2" × 9.6" × 21.4"
Weight74.0 lbs59.0 lbs25.4 lbs22.7 lbs

Should you buy the IQAir PerfectPro?

I would recommend the IQAir PerfectPro if you’re looking for the following features:

  • Fantastic whole home purification: While air purifiers provide clean air to the surrounding area, the PerfectPro provides clean air throughout the home. In our testing it was able to reduce PM2.5 below 1.0 in every room in my home, despite people, open doors and windows, cooking, and much more. 
  • Manufacturer installation: Included with the purchase of the system is installation from the manufacturer. They ensure the device is installed in your home and functions properly.

For more information or to buy the IQAir PerfectPro, click here. 

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider,, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.