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IQAir Perfect 16

MERV 16 rated whole-house air purifier

Purify the air in your entire home with a central air cleaning system.

IQAir whole-house purification systems utilize the duct work of your existing heating and/or cooling system to distribute purified air to every room in your house.

Since the filtration system is placed in a utility room, basement or attic, the installation is invisible and totally silent.

The IQAir Perfect 16 sets a new standard for commercial air cleaning.

It is the first in-duct air purification system to remove over 95% of micro-particles with virtually no reduction in airflow.

With its advanced Micro-Fiber Filtration Technology and V-2 design, the IQAir Perfect 16 is the perfect in-duct air filtration system for any commercial and light industrial environment.

And best of all it can be installed in virtually any HVAC duct work.

Product overview

Proven performance against ultrafine particles

Ultrafine particles are smaller than 0.1 microns. By sheer number, about 90% of all airborne particles are this size. The primary source of ultrafine particles is combustion from motor vehicles, refineries, industrial plants and even cooking. Viruses are also ultrafine particles. The small size of ultrafine particles enables them to be easily inhaled, deposited into the lungs and absorbed into the blood. They have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma and even cancer. Manufacturers of ordinary air filtration systems claim only that their systems filter particles larger than 0.3 microns. IQAir is different. IQAir’s HyperHEPA filtration is proven and certified to filter up to 99.5% of all particles down to 0.003 microns – the smallest particles that exist. Independent testing by laboratories and government agencies verifies the effectiveness of IQAir technology against ultrafine particles. When it comes to protection against ultrafine particulates, IQAir is the proven choice.


50X more filtration power

Most air filters have a single flat surface for filtration, but IQAir's Perfect 16 features a revolutionary "Double V" design that increases filter surface to more than 16 square meters (ID-2225) of filter media (up to 19.5 square meters - ID-2530). This unique design enables the IQAir Perfect 16 to deliver up to 50x more filtration power than other ordinary HVAC-based filtration systems. The more collection area, the better the filtration and the more air that is allowed to pass effortlessly through the system.


Unrivaled performance

IQAir promises and delivers a more than 90% reduction of airborne allergens or your money back.


That includes dust, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, viruses and pollution particles. Each Perfect 16 is tested at IQAir’s factory in Switzerland.


IQAir sets a new industry standard by certifying the Perfect 16's performance after it has been installed in a commercial environment. A handheld laser particle counter will ensure the system is removing at least 90% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger.


The Perfect 16 system's performance is documented in a customized Perfect 16 Clean Air Guarantee that is signed and dated after installation.


Proven to work

The Perfect 16 is the only air filtration system that is rated a perfect MERV 16, the highest rating possible.


Intertek/ETL SEMKO submitted the Perfect 16 to rigorous testing based on the toughest industry standards and certified it as MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) 16.


No other system has a higher rating.


The MERV system was created by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to independently verify how well an air filtration system really cleans the air.


This independent test report proves that the IQAir Perfect 16 cleans the air with a minimum efficiency of 95% for particles 0.3 microns and larger and more than 75% of all ultrafine particles down to 0.003 microns, the smallest particles that exist.


America's healthiest homes

Whenever the popular TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" needs to create an ultra-clean air home for a family with health concerns, they turn to the world's leader in advanced air cleaning solutions: IQAir.


Only IQAir has the technology and the expertise to serve as the "Clean Air Team" for the show and its families in need. Likewise, when Anderson Cooper needed to create one of America's Healthiest Homes for a six-month-old girl following her successful heart transplant, the news anchor and journalist turned to IQAir to design another of America's Healthiest Homes to feature on the air.


In these situations, the media turns to IQAir because only IQAir's HyperHEPA technology is proven effective at removing more than 90% of the contaminants in the air, including ultrafine particles.


IQAir has the greatest technology, experience and expertise to design solutions for critical air-quality problems when lives are at stake.


Lifetime clean duct guarantee

IQAir is so confident in performance of the Perfect 16 that we guarantee the site's heating, ventilation and cooling ducts will remain free from any significant accumulated dust or dirt for as long as the Perfect 16 remains installed and operational.


Not having to clean ducts will save money annually.


Perfect 16 sites also have peace of mind knowing the air in the environment remains clean and healthy year after year, guaranteed.

100% Healthy technology

IQAir’s mechanical HyperHEPA® filtration technology is the safest, healthiest and most effective way to clean the air.


The Perfect 16 removes more than 90% of all the particles in the air without using unsafe or unproven technologies such as ozone generation, ionization, or ultraviolet radiation.


Equally important, the Perfect 16 is proven effective against ultrafine particles, including viruses, down to 0.003 microns, the smallest particles that exist.


Why settle for air filtration gimmicks or less effective technologies when IQAir's unique design offers proven protection against even ultrafine particles – without harmful byproducts?


Swiss Quality

Swiss Made is more than just a label of origin.


It is a sign of outstanding quality, uniqueness, superior design, innovation, precision and reliability. In an industry where most air cleaners don't meet manufacturers' claims, we test and certify each and every IQAir air purification system.


All our manufacturing is done in our own state-of-the-art Swiss production facility on the pristine shores of the Lake of Constance.


By using the highest quality components, a dedicated team of highly skilled and extensively trained craftsmen and women, and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes refined over almost 50 years, IQAir is able to build the finest air purifiers in the world.


That’s how serious we are about quality.


How it works

The Perfect 16 HVAC-based air purifier is seamlessly retrofitted into a site’s existing heating and/or air conditioning system.

It silently and efficiently cleans all of the air in the environment.

First, air is drawn through return grills, typically located in common areas of the workspace.

Next, air that is moved by the site’s air handler is pushed or pulled through the Perfect 16's four pleated filtration panels in a double-V configuration with more than 19 square meters of filter media.

This design allows up to 50 times more filtration power than ordinary HVAC filters.

Finally, clean air is passed back into the work areas through the supply ducts.


Energy efficient

The Perfect 16 is an energy-efficient marvel.


It outperforms other air purifiers by far, but uses absolutely no electricity. And while electrical consumption is an important part of the story, there’s even more.


The Perfect 16 has one of the lowest air restriction levels in the industry, so it keeps a site's HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently without forcing it to push air harder.


In fact, the Perfect 16 actually improves the performance of a heating and cooling system when compared to conventional air cleaners.


As a result, the Perfect 16 can lower energy bills while attaining a MERV 16 rating, the highest filtration rating possible.


Ultra-low air restriction

Ultra-low air restriction plays a key role in making the Perfect 16 System energy efficient (see above).


This unprecedented level of air filtration sophistication is accomplished through the use of state-of-the-art advanced microfiber filtration technology.


Conventional HVAC-based air cleaners can impede the air flow of a central heating and air conditioning system by as much as 50%. Filter fibers in the Perfect 16 are 10 times thinner than standard air filters.


Air easily passes through the Perfect 16’s V2 filter design, even though the actual surface area contains up to 50 times more filtration media than typical filters.


Meanwhile, the ultra-fine threads create an almost impenetrable barrier to pollution particles.


The result is an ultra-efficient and ultra-low restriction filter that sets a new standard for HVAC-based air purifiers.


V2 filtration

Most air filters have a single flat surface that fits squarely in the housing of the system.


The Perfect 16’s filters are placed in a double “V” shape.


The V2 design allows the Perfect 16 to use more than 19 square meters of filter media.


This is 50 times more filtration material than that of an ordinary HVAC filter. The additional surface area allows more air to pass through the system.


This innovative concept makes a big difference in how much air the Perfect 16 can clean.


Advanced Micro-Fiber Filtration (AMF)

The Perfect 16 was the first HVAC-based air cleaning system to use Advanced Micro-Fiber Filtration (AMF) technology. Filter fibers are 10x thinner than those used in standard air filters. This allows air to easily pass through the filters, while the ultra-fine threads create an almost impenetrable barrier for pollution particles.


Absolutely silent

The Perfect 16 is absolutely silent.


There are no electrical motors, fans, belts, or moving parts of any kind.


Because it is typically installed in a utility room or HVAC room, customers, workers, or anyone else in the environment will hardly know it’s there.


The Perfect 16 fits unobtrusively in any commercial environment.


Easy maintenance

Most HVAC-based air cleaning systems and filters require monthly replacement and even weekly cleaning.


The extra large filter surface of the Perfect 16 is so efficient and long lasting that you won’t need scheduled service or filter replacements for up to three full years with average usage!


When the time comes to finally replace the V2 filters, the Perfect 16 is a snap to open and the filters slide easily in and out.


The Perfect 16 will help keep your ducts cleaner than ever and, because it has no moving parts or electrical devices or connections, you can count on it performing year after year with no required service other than filter replacements.