Genesis Air is a company based out of Lubbock, Texas. They offer air purification solutions for commercial applications but they also carry a few stand-alone units. Although we were unable to analyze all their systems, we were able to gather valuable data on their stand-alone systems. This information is revealing. Genesis Air systems rely primarily on photo catalytic oxidation (PCO) technology. These systems combine MERV filtration with PCO.
The Genesis Air 2008 RGS and the 2006 D&L cost between 99.6 cents and $1.21 per square foot of air cleaned per year. They cover between 750 and 3000 square feet. They cost between $3360.30 and $9077.67 to use over 10 years. They have an MSRP between $1400 and $5400.
These air cleaner systems are priced much higher than competitors in the marketplace. The particle efficiency on the MERV filters in these systems is only about 75% down to.3 microns in size. The company only backs these systems with a one year warranty.
These air purifier models seem to be very uncompetitive with similar models from other companies in the industry. The cost-benefit value of these systems is very poor. They are priced like high-end air purifiers but without offering the many benefits typically associated with top-tier systems. Some of these benefits one would expect to see in a system like this: the leading PCO technology in the industry, one of the highest particle efficiency removal rates in the industry, and one of the best warranties in the industry.
The bottom line is there are many options out there that are superior in all three benefit areas listed that also cost much less. So not only do competitor’s products perform equally well and in many cases better, they also cost much less.
One of the benefits of these systems is that they have the ability to be mounted. Although they are stand-alone systems, the MERV filtration in the system indicates that they are originally designed for being mounted close to the ventilation systems. These could be great systems for combining with a ventilation system to address odor, gas, and particle pollution. At the end of the day, the costs involved just do not seem to justify the use of these systems.