Epurair MA-1 Air Purifiers

High-Performance Particle Filtration for Cleanroom Results

  • Outstanding particle removal via a hermetically-sealed system that allows absolutely no internal air by-passing, with over 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns and larger captured by the certified medical-grade HEPA filter
  • Impressive air flow rates for effective coverage of extra-large rooms
  • Top quality German motor designed for energy efficiency and long life
  • Carbon pre-filter and VOC carbon trap filter provide light chemical and gas control, however, we do not recommend this unit for heavy smoke control
  • Acoustically designed all-metal housing for ultra-quiet operation – one of the quietest, most powerful air purifiers on the market
  • Can be purchased as either a whole-home air purifier (MA- 1C) or a portable unit (MA-1P)
  • Ideal for large open concept living spaces, bedrooms, basements, family rooms, offices and apartments (MA-1P) or homes of up to 2000 sq. ft. (MA-1C)
  • Impressive lifetime warranty from a Canadian company that stands by its products

Epurair - Company Background
Epurair MA-1 – Product Description
Epurair MA-1 – Filtration System
Epurair MA-1 – Operational Details
Epurair MA-1 – Construction and Measurements
Epurair MA-1 – Accessories and Other Details
Epurair MA-1 - Customer Reviews
Epurair MA-1 – Replacement Filters

Epurair MA-1P Air Purifier

Epurair MA-1C Air Purifier

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Epurair MA-1P Portable System

Price: $849.99 CAD

Out of Stock, no ETA

Epurair MA-1C Central System

Price: $899.99 CAD

Out of Stock, no ETA

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Epurair is the air quality division of Industrie Orkan Inc., a global provider of innovative environmental and health solutions. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, with divisions and manufacturing plants around the world, the company produces everything from real-time ultrasound scanners for medical use, to surgical masks and respirators, to filtration cartridges, filter membranes and air filtration media for a broad spectrum of applications.

Epurair filtration systems are used in hospitals, laboratories, nuclear plants, high-tech facilities, sports arenas, shopping malls and office buildings throughout the world. They provide cleaner air for the Montreal Canadians at the Bell Centre, clean air solutions for the aircraft and rail divisions of Bombardier Inc. and improved air quality for Complex Desjardins, a four million sq. ft. retail and office complex in downtown Montreal. With the introduction of the Epurair MA-1 Series of air purifiers, cleanroom-grade air quality is now available for your home through either a portable unit (MA-1P) or central system (MA-1C). Manufactured in Canada at Epurair’s fully-automated plant, all MA-1 air purifiers are built completely by astro robots without any human intervention.


Among the most impressive particle filtration systems on the market, Epurair MA-1 air purifiers offer outstanding removal of allergens such as pollen, dust, mould spores and other airborne particulate contaminants. By means of an innovative titanium pigment sealing joint, a hermetic seal is created between the filter and the ventilation casing, ensuring that absolutely no air bypasses the filters. The result is that 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 microns and larger entering the system are captured and prevented from re-entering your indoor air environment. Although Epurair MA-1 air purifiers are primarily sold for particle filtration, they are also capable of handling light chemicals, gases and odours via a carbon pre-filter and a VOC carbon trap cloth filter.

Both the Epurair MA-1P portable unit and the Epurair MA-1C whole-house system feature a powerful, three-stage filtration system. As air is drawn into the air purifier by its energy-efficient, ultra-quiet motor, it first passes through a pre-filter that is designed to capture large particles such as dust, pollen and fibres. This pre-filter can be vacuumed, washed or replaced every 3-6 months and prolongs the life of the more expensive HEPA filter.

As the air continues through the system, the next cleaning stage it encounters is the large certified medical-grade HEPA filter that removes the tiny, lung-penetrating particles that are considered to be the most dangerous to long-term health. This filter’s lifespan is typically 5 years (or 3 years in homes with high concentrations of contaminants such as cigarette smoke).

During the final cleaning stage, air passes through the washable VOC carbon trap cloth filter that removes volatile organic compounds present in the air in the form of gases, fumes and odours. This carbon filter should be washed or replaced annually to maintain its effectiveness. Multiple carbon filters (up to four), can be installed in Epurair MA-1 air purifiers to enhance their odour, gas and chemical adsorption. All filters are easily accessed by simply lifting the top cover of the unit (i.e., no tools required).

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Epurair MA-1 air purifiers use a German-manufactured, thermally protected, class B insulated circulation motor that is both energy efficient and ultra-quiet. These units have an all-metal housing made of 18-gauge, cold-rolled steel that eliminates toxic off-gassing, and baked-on powder paint with a polyurethane diamond finish for durability. The Epurair MA-1P is also supplied with a set of casters that can be attached to the unit to facilitate easy maneuverability.

The Epurair MA-1C uses the existing ductwork throughout the house to assist in cleaning the air in homes of up to 2,000 sq. ft., and can easily be installed by any professional heating and cooling company. Installation costs typically range from $150 to $250, depending on your home’s existing HVAC system and the materials required. The Epurair MA-1C is one of the most economical whole-house systems that we sell, both in terms of purchase price and filter replacement costs.

Epurair MA-1 air purifiers have 3 adjustable fan speed settings that allow for total air flow control. On their lowest setting, these units produce only 32 dB of noise due to their special acoustic design, making them one of the quietest air purifiers on the market and an ideal choice for bedroom use or for those with sensitivities to sound. Because it provides coverage of large rooms, the Epurair MA-1P is perfectly suited for open concept living spaces, family rooms, basements, offices and apartments. This air purifier has a clean, modern look and comes in a neutral white colour to blend easily into almost any décor.

Manufactured for over 20 years, Epurair, is justifiably proud of its MA-1 air purifiers. Epurair HEPA systems are individually tested and certified using a laser particle counter before they leave the factory, guaranteeing the effectiveness of each and every unit. All Epurair MA-1 air purifiers are backed by a lifetime warranty on materials and craftsmanship.

Looking for replacement filters for these units?
See Epurair MA-1 Replacement Filters

Pre-Filter Carbon pre-filter designed to be easily removed, vacuumed, washed or replaced
HEPA Filter Certified medical-grade HEPA removes 99.97% of all airborne particles down to 0.3 microns in size
Surface Area of HEPA Media 45 sq. ft.
Type of Carbon Media Washable VOC carbon trap cloth
Carbon Weight N/A
Surface Area of Carbon Media N/A
Average Filter Life Pre-Filter: 3-6 months (vacuum, wash or replace)
Carbon Filter: 12 months (wash or replace)
HEPA Filter: 3-5 years
Estimated Filter Replacement Costs Pre-Filter: $0 if vacuumed or washed
Carbon Filter: $0 if washed
Annual Replacement Kit containing 4 pre-filters and 1 VOC carbon filter: $90
HEPA Filter: $196
UV Lamp Not available
Average UV Lamp Life N/A
UV Bulb Replacement Cost N/A
Room Coverage: MA-1P**
(on High Speed Setting)
1310 sq. ft. (2 air exchanges/hr)
655 sq. ft. (4 air exchanges/hr)
440 sq. ft. (6 air exchanges/hr)
330 sq. ft. (8 air exchanges/hr)
Whole-House Coverage: MA-1C Up to 2000 sq. ft.
Air Flow Rate** 350 cubic ft. per min. at high speed setting
Fan Output 700 cubic ft. per min. at high speed setting
Air Intake From back of unit via upper louvered vents (MA-1P)
Air Output From back of unit via multiple two-direction lower louvered vents (MA-1P)
Ozone Emission None
Decibel Level 32 dB (low) to 65 dB (high)
Voltage 120/60Hz
Power Consumption 100 watts, 1.2 amps (maximum)
Cord Length 6 feet
Safety Approvals CSA/UL approved
Motor German manufactured, thermally protected, class B insulated, run tested for 50,000 hours
Speed 3 control settings
Housing Construction 18-gauge, cold-rolled steel with baked-on powder paint and polyurethane diamond finish
Filter Access Filters accessed by lifting off the top cover of the unit (no tools required)
Maneuverability Supplied with a set of easy roll casters (MA-1P)
Dimensions 22.5” (height) x 17” (width) x 16” (depth)
Operating Weight 40 lbs.
Shipping Weight Approx. 46 lbs.
Remote Control Not available
Filter Life Monitor No
Programmable Timer No
Optional Accessories None
Warranty Lifetime
Place Manufactured Canada
Colour White


“I was looking for two HEPA air purifiers for my apartment – one unit for my living room and one for my bathroom. I checked out air purifiers from multiple companies and settled on the Epurair MA-1P for the living room. It was mainly for the fact that it's made from quality parts and had very good specifications. And that it's made in Canada is a big plus. So, how is it in real life? Wonderful! If you run it on any speed less than maximum, it will be just white noise in the background. At its loudest, it's no louder than a kitchen fan. It's noticeable, but if you're just running it on the fast speed to do a daily 15-20 minutes of thorough air scrubbing in the evening, you're fine. The rest of the day, you can run it on the lower speeds. You will notice the cleaner air inside your apartment or house. Bye bye dust and any smells! If you wonder which unit I bought for my bathroom, check out my review of the Austin Air Allergy Machine Jr. HM205 It's the perfect unit for a smaller space.”
Gert, Nepean, ON

“The Epurair MA-1P is literally saving my life. The neighbours burn charcoal 24/7 and use a butane torch for hash oil. I have chemical sensitivities and could not do without my machine!”
LL, Ottawa, ON

“Just thought that I would let you know that I received my Epurair replacement filters today. Thank you so very much, your attention to detail is remarkable. I have appreciated your "in touch" approach as a customer. I really love my Epurair MA-1 air purifier and filters - my house is almost dust free!””
Mona F., Beckley, WV

“Since we installed the Epurair MA-1C on our furnace, I have noticed a greatly reduced reliance on my allergy medications and a much easier house to clean (which is a serious plus in my books).”
C. Deas, Ottawa, ON

** An Important Word on Air Flow Rates and Room Coverage for the Epurair MA-1P Air Purifier:

Many retailers and manufacturers overstate maximum room coverage figures by calculating them with air flow rates measured without filters installed (i.e., fan output) or with too low a number of air exchanges per hour to properly clean the room. Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers believes in stating the actual delivered air flow rates for the air purifiers we sell, as well as realistic room coverage figures calculated at effective air cleaning levels. Accordingly, we recommend that the Epurair MA-1P be used in rooms of up to 330 sq. ft. (for allergy/asthma sufferers) or 655 sq. ft. (for general purpose filtration).

Also note that air purifier performance should not be judged by air flow rates and room maximums alone. Many features that make an air purifier more effective at cleaning the air actually reduce the air flow rate. For example, higher grade HEPA filters, well-sealed filtration systems and large amounts of carbon all increase air resistance and reduce delivered air flow rates.

Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers is 100% Canadian-owned, operating out of Ottawa, Canada. We proudly serve Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s and all points in between. We also ship our Epurair products anywhere within the contiguous United States.

To order by phone, or for more information, call: 613-894-0331
Toll Free: 1-877-467-7873
Email: info@modernalchemyair.com

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