HomeBrands › Vollara

Vollara Air Purifiers

Overview

Vollara sells a variety of air purification devices, several of which it labels on its website "does not meet California requirements".  We assume this is due to some kind of ozone emissions of levels the state of California does not allow.  We had difficulty finding any independent tests of these air purifiers.  We also could not find any ratings on the Vollara site to tell us the fan strength/air movement capability of these units.

Vollara Models

Vollara ClassicAir Ratings Technical Specifications

Est. Price - $599.99

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?

  • Smoke - NA / 450
  • Pollen - NA / 450
  • Dust - NA / 450

Consumer Reports ?

  • Score - NA / 100
  • Dust/Pollen/Smoke
    (High Setting)
    - NA / 5
  • Est. Yearly Cost - NA

Room Size ? : NA

Circulation ? : NA

Filter Type ? : Optional Pre-Filter, Ozone plate, Ecohelp filter, Lint screen/filter

Filter Life Est. ? : NA

Size: 11.75"H x 8"W x 9.75"D

Weight: 19 lbs

Noise Level: NA

Energy Star? ? : No

Vollara FreshAir-To-Go Ratings Technical Specifications

Est. Price - $249.99

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?

  • Smoke - NA / 450
  • Pollen - NA / 450
  • Dust - NA / 450

Consumer Reports ?

  • Score - NA / 100
  • Dust/Pollen/Smoke
    (High Setting)
    - NA / 5
  • Est. Yearly Cost - NA

Room Size ? : 500 Sq. Ft

Circulation ? : NA

Filter Type ? : NA

Filter Life Est. ? : NA

Size: 1.25"H x 4"W x 6"D

Weight: 0.5 lbs

Noise Level: NA

Energy Star? ? : No

Vollara FreshAir Box Ratings Technical Specifications

Est. Price - $349

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?

  • Smoke - NA / 450
  • Pollen - NA / 450
  • Dust - NA / 450

Consumer Reports ?

  • Score - NA / 100
  • Dust/Pollen/Smoke
    (High Setting)
    - NA / 5
  • Est. Yearly Cost - NA

Room Size ? : 1500 Sq. Ft

Circulation ? : NA

Filter Type ? : NA

Filter Life Est. ? : NA

Size: 6.5"H x 6.5"W x 7"D

Weight: 2 lbs

Noise Level: NA

Energy Star? ? : No

Vollara FreshAir Buddy Ratings Technical Specifications

Est. Price - $119

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?

  • Smoke - NA / 450
  • Pollen - NA / 450
  • Dust - NA / 450

Consumer Reports ?

  • Score - NA / 100
  • Dust/Pollen/Smoke
    (High Setting)
    - NA / 5
  • Est. Yearly Cost - NA

Room Size ? : 1 Sq. Ft

Circulation ? : NA

Filter Type ? : NA

Filter Life Est. ? : NA

Size: 1.5"H x 2.5"W x 0.85"D

Weight: 0.1 lbs

Noise Level: NA

Energy Star? ? : No

Vollara FreshAir Everest Ratings Technical Specifications

Est. Price - $749

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?

  • Smoke - NA / 450
  • Pollen - NA / 450
  • Dust - NA / 450

Consumer Reports ?

  • Score - NA / 100
  • Dust/Pollen/Smoke
    (High Setting)
    - NA / 5
  • Est. Yearly Cost - NA

Room Size ? : 3000 Sq. Ft

Circulation ? : NA

Filter Type ? : Ozone cell

Filter Life Est. ? : NA

Size: 12"H x 9"W x 12"D

Weight: 16 lbs

Noise Level: NA

Energy Star? ? : No

Vollara FreshAir Focus Ratings Technical Specifications

Est. Price - $49.99

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?

  • Smoke - NA / 450
  • Pollen - NA / 450
  • Dust - NA / 450

Consumer Reports ?

  • Score - NA / 100
  • Dust/Pollen/Smoke
    (High Setting)
    - NA / 5
  • Est. Yearly Cost - NA

Room Size ? : 50 Sq. Ft

Circulation ? : NA

Filter Type ? : NA

Filter Life Est. ? : NA

Size: 4.25"H x 3"W x 1.75"D

Weight: 0.1 lbs

Noise Level: NA

Energy Star? ? : No

Vollara FreshAir HEPA Ratings Technical Specifications

Est. Price - $499.99

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?

  • Smoke - NA / 450
  • Pollen - NA / 450
  • Dust - NA / 450

Consumer Reports ?

  • Score - 52 / 100
  • Dust/Pollen/Smoke
    (High Setting)
    - 3 / 5
  • Est. Yearly Cost - NA

Room Size ? : 300 Sq. Ft

Circulation ? : NA

Filter Type ? : Pre-Filter, HEPA Filter w/ Activated Carbon

Filter Life Est. ? : NA

Size: 21.75"H x 17.5"W x 8.5"D

Weight: 18 lbs

Noise Level: NA

Energy Star? ? : No

Vollara FreshAir Surround Ratings Technical Specifications

Est. Price - $749

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) ?

  • Smoke - NA / 450
  • Pollen - NA / 450
  • Dust - NA / 450

Consumer Reports ?

  • Score - NA / 100
  • Dust/Pollen/Smoke
    (High Setting)
    - NA / 5
  • Est. Yearly Cost - NA

Room Size ? : 3000 Sq. Ft

Circulation ? : NA

Filter Type ? : NA

Filter Life Est. ? : NA

Size: 12"H x 9"W x 12"D

Weight: 16 lbs

Noise Level: NA

Energy Star? ? : No

Air Purifier Noise Chart - Decibel Ratings of Common Sounds

Source

Decibel Rating (dB)

Falling leaves

0-10

Whisper

10-20

Soft music

20-30

Mosquito buzz

40-50

Normal voices

50-70

Traffic sounds

70-80

Vacuum cleaner

80-90

Thunder

90-100

Chain saw

110-120

Rock concert

120-130

Pain threshold (jet take off)

130-140

Perforation of ear drum (gun shot)

160 and higher

Vollara Company Information

Vollara is a company that manufactures and distributes products related to weight loss and health. Examples of their products include dietary supplements, weight loss pills and air purifiers. Vollara is not the first incarnation of this particular company. The company was founded in 1986 under the name of Alpine Industries, and later changed its name to Ecoquest International. Ecoquest International was purchased by Aerus Holdings LLC in 2010, which in turn is owned by Engles Urso Follmer Capital Corporation. Vollara is related to Elextrolux, USA, another company owned by Engles Urso Follmer.

Company Claims and Past FTC Troubles

Vollara says it creates products that are in line with their core values of environmentalism, science, integrity and government regulations. However, when the company was known as Alpine Industries and Ecoquest International, it ran into a lot of trouble due to their health claims regarding their air purifiers.

In 2000, the Federal Trade Commission and US Justice Department ordered the company to stop claiming that their air purifiers provided relief from medical conditions or were effective in removing pollutants from their air. The FTC said that Alpine and Ecoquest did not have reliable scientific evidence supporting these claims.

When Ecoquest was bought and renamed Vollara, many hoped that the company would turn over a new leaf. However, from the start Vollara has not done a good job regaining consumers’ trust, especially when Vollara decided to cancel warranty coverage on products sold by Ecoquest.

Vollara Air Purification Technology

The company touts its ActivePure technology but barely explains how it works. It describes ActivePure technology as basically diluting hydrogen peroxide and misting it through the air, and says it uses hydroxyl-producing photo-oxidation. One marketing pamphlet explains that “technology is the stuff in your box that makes the…thing happen…that’s really all there is to know…” Vollara claims that ActivePure is the same technology used to purify air in space shuttles. According to university studies, ActivePure can kill over 99.99% of bacteria, viruses and mold, including Staph and the Avian Bird Flu.


Vollara Air Purifier Models

Vollara has basically taken the same air purifiers sold by Ecoquest and renamed them. These products sell anywhere from $50 to $750. The following products are sold by Vollara:

Share & Bookmark: Share/Bookmark



Popular Brands:


Top Resources: