|SPECS & COSTS||Air Fantastic CAP5000||Electronic X11Q||Filter Only CM-11 Deluxe|
|Technology||WashYourAir Ions(Four Ions)||Electrostatic Percipitator||HEPA & Carbon Filter|
|How doest it clean?||Ions cause air to clean itself||Cleaning only by plate collector & absorption||Cleaning only by filter absorption|
|Cleaning Action||Not dependent on clean filters & air flow||Dependent on clean filters & air flow||Dependent on clean filters & air flow|
|Installation||Easily installs into duct||Major installation||Major installation|
|Filter Technology||No||Washable & Disposable Carbon||Prefilter, HEPA, Carbon (9 or 44 lbs.)|
|Coverage Area (per unit)||~500 ft2 (~46.5 m2)||~500 ft2 (~46.5 m2)||~375 ft2 (~34.8 m2)|
|Noise Level||0 dBA (Totally Silent)||59 to 69 dBA (Very Loud on Hi)||59 to 69 dBA (Very Loud on Hi)|
|Dimensions (inches)||16 X 5 DIA (Installs in HVAC duct)||39 X 22 X 14||39 X 22 X 14|
|Power||18W(~97% less power!)||600W(high power requirement)||780W(high power requirement)|
|Electricity||26 VDC (110~240VAC or26VAC HVAC control)||110VAC(220VAC available)||110VAC(220VAC available)|
|Weekly Maintenance||None||Messy Filter Washing Carbon Change (~4 days)||Prefilter Washing|
|Annual Maintenance||Lamp Change$299||None||HEPA & Carbon Filter$364 + $700|
|Annual Maintenance Labor for each unit (hours)||10 Minute(annual lamp change)||41 hrs (washing & carbon)(52 wksx½ hr + 91x10 min)||13 hrs (prefilter cleaning)(52 wks x ¼ hr)|
|Annual Maintenance Labor for whole bar (6,000 ft2)||2 hrs(10 min x 12 units)||492 hrs(41 hrs x 12 units)||208 hrs(13 hrs x 16 units)|
|# units for 6,000 ft2||12 units||12 units||16 units|
|Cost per unit||$1199(12 units: $14,388)||$1975(12 units: $23,700)||$2530(16 units: $40,480)|
|Annual Maintenance Cost for each unit (filter/lamp)||$299(annual lamp change)||Carbon: $4,106($45/ every 4 days)||$1064 (annual)HEPA:$364 + Carbon:$700|
|Annual Labor Cost(all units for 6,000 ft2)||$20(2 hrs x $10/hr)||$4,920(492 hrs x $10/hr)||$2,080(208 hrs x $10/hr)|
|10 yr. cost for 6,000 ft2(filters/lamps only)||$35,880($299 x 12 units x 10 yr)||$492,720($4,106 x 12 units x 10 yr)||$170,240($1,064 x 16 units x 10 yr)|
|10 yr. cost for 6,000 ft2(labor only)||$200($20 x 10 yr)||$49,200($4,920 x 10 yr)||$20,800($2,080 x 10 yr)|
|10 yr. cost for 6,000 ft2(unit + maintenances + labor)||$50,468($14,388 + $35,880 + $200)||$565,620($23,700+$492,720+$49,200)||$231,520($40,480+$170,240+$20,800)|
|Avg. monthly cost over10 yr. for 6,000 ft2||$420($50,468 ÷ 120 mos.)||$4,713($565,620 ÷ 120 mos.)||$1,929($231,520 ÷ 120 mos.)|
|MONEY SAVED USINGAIR FANTASTIC (10 yr.)||$515,152($565,620 − $50,468)||$181,052($231,520 − $50,468)|
In 2015, owners of a 6,000 sq ft billiard hall were struggling with extreme smoke odor. Their yelp reviews constantly complained about the horrible smoke odor. I visited the bar for the first time for only 45 minutes and my clothes were completely saturated with smoke.
They decided to installed eight CAP5000 unit in two HVAC systems (I recommended 12 units). I called the billiard hall on Sunday to see how well the eight CAP5000 units worked on Friday and Saturday night. An employee responded,"It made a huge difference and it is the first time one can see from one side of the bar to the other."
In 2003, Mike P., owner of the Yellow Rose Gentleman's Club (Austin, TX), was frustrated at the incredible amount of cigarette smoke that occurred in his night club. He spent $14,000 on six very large smoke eaters (TEPCO - which is bankrupt now) that hung down from the ceiling. The large smoke eaters were almost the size of a refrigerator and would pop and crackle almost like a firecracker when it was turned on. Mike also was paying $200 a week ($10,400 a year) to have a maintenance man clean out the internal components of the smoke eater. Mike observed that after one night, the smoke eaters were totally useless.
Mike and a friend visited a local bar and was amazed that there was no odor. He asked the bar owner, "What happened to your bar, there is no odor?" The bar owner replied that Air Fantastic was testing their technology in his bar.
Mike called me and said, "Mark, I need you to come over here as soon as possible, I need your stuff in my club!" I met with Mike and gave him my recommendation. Mike didn't want to go with my plan and wanted to install half of what I recommended. I only agreed to Mike's request with the understanding that if the bar needed more probes that he would agree to buy them. Mike agreed.
We installed the CAP5000 units that Mike ordered. He was really happy with the performance and it made a big difference the in the main area. However, there were no CAP5000 installed in the HVAC systems in the VIP area and it was a bit smoky. Mike ordered three additional units for that area. He had eight 14" probes installed in 7 of the air conditioning units.
The Yellow Rose offers free lunch on Fridays which is usually packed with corporate employees. I visited the club on Friday at lunch time and the air was crystal clear. You could see the dancer way on the other side of the room and there was no trace of smoke or haze. In addition, you could not see any particles in the spot light of this dark bar. The air smelled almost like you were outside in a country meadow.
“First, I would just like to say thank you. My daughter has been sick since we moved here due to allergies. I was spending close to $300 per month in doctors bills. Since having the machine, she has had a complete turn around. No more doctors. My other daughter was born with Respiratory Syncycial Virus (RSV) and has had breathing problems for 11 years. Now with this machine, she can breathe easier and sleep through the night. Thank you Air Fantastic. You save our family’s health.”
"The unit is in our kitchen on top the refrigerator. We had fried fish for dinner and the smell was gone almost right away."