Even at first glance, you can already tell that the Rabbit Air BioGS SPA-550A, an air purifier manufactured by a fast-growing California-based company, has something unique to offer. Or at least, you’d think that it’s well-built, based on the sleek exterior.
So what makes this air cleaner special? In this Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 SPA-550A review, we’ll spill the beans, starting with its key features, moving on to a video showing you its interior (or at least its filters), and then, most importantly, a report of what previous buyers have experienced about this product.
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 SPA-550A Key Features
To jumpstart this Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 SPA-550A review, let’s start with its unique features.
BioGS HEPA Filter
Just like many brands reviewed on this site, the Rabbit Air BioGS SPA-550A cleans dirty air through a series of filters. Air passes through a pre-filter, next to an activated carbon filter, and then a HEPA filter, and last through a negative ion generator.
The process is pretty standard, but unlike most brands, Rabbit Air has introduced the BioGS HEPA filter, a different type of HEPA filter that they designed themselves.
What makes it different?
According to the manufacturers, the BioGS HEPA filter works the same way as a typical True HEPA filter. The difference is that the former goes on to purify the allergens and contaminants that have built up in the filter, thereby prolonging filter life and ensuring that allergens are eliminated for good.
Does this filter last?
Again, as advertised, the BioGS HEPA filter, together with the charcoal-based activated carbon filter, last up to 3 years based on a 12-hour-per-day operation. The pre-filter is permanent and washable.
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The design of the BioGS SPA-550A is also one-of-a-kind. Rabbit Air said that the company adopted a holistic approach in coming up with the final shape and form of this air purifier, taking into consideration its impact on the environment while not sacrificing function.
What can you expect to see?
Expect a simple, yet sleek device with a curvaceous body, one that weighs 16.8 lbs. and is 22.2 inches in height.
What about airflow intake?
The Rabbit Air BioGS SPA-550A draws in air at the bottom and both sides of the front panel. Air is pushed inside through the filters, and then re-circulated back to the room from the rear of the unit in an upward direction.
Safety, Efficiency, and Smart Features
The BioGS SPA-550A is marketed as “smart,” “energy efficient,” and “responsible.” What makes it all these? First, it has a filter life indicator to signal when it’s time for a replacement. The interface lights will automatically turn off when the unit is not in use. Next, it’s Energy Star certified. Last, it pauses when the front panel is removed, making it safe for children.
Here’s a table showing you the specs of the BioGS 550A.
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 SPA-550A Review, Consumer Feedback
In this part of our Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 SPA-550A review, we present what previous buyers have to say about this air purifier.
Dirt and Dust Collection
This device can collect dust and other dirt particles. For instance, one person who has a parrot shares her positive experience with the Rabbit Air BioGS SPA-550A. She says that her unit’s top filter has collected “lots of fine dust” and “feathers.”
One of the most basic questions regarding air purifiers is whether or not they produce ozone. As for the SPA-550A, it does have ozone emission, and that’s because of its ionizer function.
The good news, however, is that according to the manufacturers, the amount of ozone produced by this purifier is 50 times less than the 0.05ppm limit set by the California Air Resource Board. Plus, this device gives you an option to turn off the ionizer.
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According to Rabbit Air, the SPA-550A produces sound that ranges from 22.8 to 48.6 dB, depending on which speed setting you choose. What does this mean to consumers? Below are the words they use to describe how noisy this air purifier can be.
– really quiet at speeds 1 to 3
– can hear it a bit at higher speeds
– quieter than other brands
Cigarette Smoke Reduction
Can this unit eliminate smoke?
Rabbit Air has given an honest recommendation for people wanting to reduce the smell of cigarette smoke in their home. According to the company, while the Rabbit Air BioGS SPA-550A trap smoke particles and chemicals, it’s not as effective as the Rabbit Air MinusA2.
Strong Odor Reduction
The odor reduction capabilities of the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 SPA-550A varies depending on the environment, but in general, this air purifier helps reduce odors such as cat litter and cooking odors. There are many consumers who have reported a positive experience.
Is it effective against reducing the symptoms of allergies? Yes. For instance, one person who is allergic to cats said since he had the SPA-550A, he hasn’t had watery eyes or sinus problems anymore.
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 SPA-550A Review VIDEO
Here’s a video that further explains the key features of the Rabbit Air BioGS SPA-550A. Also, watch the video to have an idea of how “noisy” it can get on the highest setting.
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