Frequently Asked Questions

Our recommendation for you will vary depending on your air quality issues, desired coverage size and what types of pollutants you most concerned with. Please give us a call on our toll free number to speak with one of our friendly consultants.

The main difference between the BioGS and MinusA2 is that the MinusA2 has 2 additional filters and you can customize your filter system to increase cleaning efficiency for certain types of pollutants for added efficiency. The MinusA2 is also wall-mountable for those who wish to save on space. Other value added features include child proof safety feature, adjustable sensor sensitivity, mood light relaxation and light detection sleep mode. To find out more about the differences, Please click here to view our Rabbit Air comparison page.

Room coverage is determined by Air Changes Per Hour. An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean a room in one hour.

The ideal air purifier should give you a minimum of 4 air changes per hour for an allergy sufferer and 2 air changes per hour for a non-allergy sufferer (normal residential use). You can use the following Air Changes Per Hour Calculator to determine which Rabbit Air purifier is right for you.

Our air purifiers can remove a variety of pollutants from the air. The following is a list of common air pollutants that our air purifiers can trap and reduce:

    • Bacteria
    • Chemical substances
    • Common household odors
    • Cooking odors
    • Dust
    • Dust Mites
    • Exhaust gas
    • Formaldehyde
    • Fungus
    • Greenhouse gases (NOx & SOx)
    • Mold
    • Particles that can carry viruses
    • Pet hair
    • Pet dander
    • Pet odors
    • Pollen
    • Tobacco smoke
    • VOCs

There is no difference with the air purifier itself, although the MinusA2 Asthma and Allergy Friendly™ Air Purifier has been certified by the Asthma and Allergy Friendly™ Certification Program to show that it is both asthma and allergy friendly for our customers. A portion of the cost difference goes towards the Asthma and Allergy Friendly™ Certification Program, which is the oldest and largest not-for-profit, asthma and allergy patient advocacy organization in the world.

When you purchase a MinusA2 Asthma and Allergy Friendly™ Air Purifier, you will automatically receive the Odor Remover customized filter. This is the specific customized filter our Rabbit Air team chose to use while we conducted the testing with the Asthma and Allergy Friendly™ Certification Program. If you wish to choose another customized filter, please purchase our standard MinusA2 air purifier where you will have a choice of 4 customized filters to choose from.

When you purchase a MinusA2 air purifier, we give you the option to choose one customized filter. You can only fit one customized filter inside the MinusA2 at one time, although you are more than welcome to purchase additional customized filters on the side to switch them out as needed.

Besides the customized filter, there are 4 other filters inside the MinusA2 that can trap and reduce germs, odors, pet allergens and toxins. The job of the customized filter is to enhance the effectiveness of the air purifier in one specific area (e.g. odors) while still being able to trap other common allergens and odors.

All of our air purifiers have been tested to comply within the ozone safety requirements set forth by California Air Resources Board. Our BioGS model emits zero ozone when the negative ion generator is on or off and our MinusA2 emits zero ozone on all speeds once you have turned off the Negative Ion Generator. An amount of 0.002 ppm (parts-per-million) was recorded at low fan speed of our MinusA2 with the negative ionizer turned on. That is 25 times less than the 0.05 ppm maximum ozone concentration safety standard set forth by the California Air Resources Board.

Negative Ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments. They are found near mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Some research studies show negative ions help to alleviate depression and boost mental energy. They can also latch onto particles and help weigh them down.

Based on 24 hour use and average indoor air quality, we suggest that you replace the BioGS HEPA filter and the Charcoal-Based Activated Carbon filter every 18 months. The Pre-Filter is permanent and washable. It does not have to be replaced.

Filters Replacement Cleaning
Pre-Filter Permanent/Washable 3 months
BioGS HEPA Filter 1.5 Years-24/7 use
3 Years-12/7 use
3 months
Charcoal-Based Activated Carbon Filter 1.5 Years-24/7 use
3 Years-12/7 use
3 months

Based on 24 hour use and average indoor air quality, we suggest that you replace the Medium filter, BioGS HEPA filter, Customized filter and Charcoal-Based Activated Carbon filter once a year. These 4 filters come in our MinusA2 Filter Replacement Kit. The Pre-Filter is permanent and does not have to be replaced.

Filters Replacement Cleaning
Pre-Filter Permanent/Washable Every Month
Medium Every 12 Months* Not Required
BioGS HEPA Every 12 Months* Not Required
Customized Every 12 Months* Not Required
AC Charcoal Every 12 Months* Not Required
*Based on 24/7 operation and average indoor air quality

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We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.

We also accept Paypal, Money Orders, Cashier Checks, eCheck and Direct Wiring Transfer in addition to all the major credit cards. Please contact our Customer Care Team if you would like to arrange for any alternative payment options.

Sales tax will be charged only on orders shipped within California and New York. Shipments to addresses outside of California and New York will not be charged sales tax.

All orders shipped to Canada will be charged GST/HST taxes. Additional sale taxes will apply for orders shipped to British Columbia and Manitoba. Orders shipped to Saskatchewan or Quebec may be subject to additional PST/QST. Rabbit Air will not collect this tax with your order, please self-assess and remit tax due as necessary.

We accept purchase orders from federal and state government agencies, public and private schools, and business organizations. Some orders may require approval from our accounting department. Please contact our Customer Care Team if you would like to pay by purchase order.

We do not offer a payment plan directly, although you are welcome to utilize Bill Me Later available through PayPal. During PayPal checkout on our website, you can select Bill Me Later as your payment option.

For more information on Bill Me Later, please click here.

48 US Contiguous States and APO/FPO with US zip code :
- Free ground shipping on all orders.

Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico :
All air purifier models - $45.00
Filters and Accessories – $9.00

Canada :
All air purifier models - $30.00 USD
Filters and Accessories – $6.00 USD

All other countries and APO/FPO with non-US zip code :
- Please contact our Customer Care Team for more info.
48 US Contiguous States and APO/FPO with US zip code :

Delivery
Method
Approximate Shipping Time
Shipping Cost for each air purifier
Ground Within 5 business days Free
UPS 3 Day Delivery 3 Business Days Air purifiers - $135/item
Filters/Accessories - $27/item
UPS 2nd Day Delivery 2 business days Air purifiers - $195/item
Filters/Accessories - $39/each
UPS Next Day Delivery 1 business day Air purifiers - $270/item
Filters/Accessories - $54/item

Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico :
USPS Priority Mail (3-4 business days)

Canada :
3-5 Business Days (Ship from Canada)
BioGS 2.0 (SPA-550A and SPA-625A)
MinusA2 (SPA-700A and SPA-780A) *excluding special editions

5-10 Business Days (Ship from USA)
MinusA2 Paul Frank Edition
MinusA2 Peanuts Edition
MinusA2 Artists Series Edition
MinusA2 AAFA Edition
All Filters and Accessories

All other countries and APO/FPO with non-US zip code :
Please contact our Customer Care Team for more info.

Besides Canada, we do not ship to most countries outside of the US due to the high shipping costs and the unavailability of a service center in the rare case of a defect. To find out if we can possibly ship to your country, please contact our Customer Care Team and we'll be happy to help you arrange your international shipment.

As soon as each package leaves our warehouse, we'll send you an e-mail to let you know it's on the way. At that time, you'll receive a tracking number for either UPS or the US Postal Service, depending on which carrier was used to send it. International customers will receive a tracking number from UPS or USPS. You can use this number to track your package online at www.UPS.com or www.USPS.com UPS allows you to track your shipment en route, but the US Postal Service will only confirm the delivery date and location.
As soon as we ship your order, we'll send you an e-mail to let you know it's on the way. You can also check the status of an order by the tracking number on the e-mail.

Once you get the e-mail from us telling you that your shipment has left our warehouse, you can figure that packages sent via Ground Shipping should take approximately 5 days to arrive.

Our shipping days are Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, so please be aware that all Air orders must be placed by 2PM, Pacific Standard Time, to be shipped the same business day.

If your package is late in arriving, please double-check the status of your shipment using the tracking number provided to you through e-mail. You can use this number to track your package online at www.UPS.com or www.USPS.com depending on which carrier was used to send your package.

If you've double-checked the tracking status and you're still wondering where your package is, don't worry, you're not in the Twilight Zone. Simply contact our Customer Care Team by email or call us at 1-888-866-8862 and we'll be happy to help you solve the mystery.

Yes, but please call our Customer Care Team's toll-free number 1-888-866-8862 ASAP! Our representatives are here 24/7 to assist you. In an effort to ship orders as quickly as possible, there is a relatively small window of time in which changes to an order can be made - once an order is sent to our warehouse for processing, it's too late. In this case, simply return the shipment.

Although our return rate is low, sometimes our air purifiers do not work out for customers. You can return or exchange an air purifier or any accessory* within 90 days of delivery as part of our 90-Day Money Back Guarantee and Free Returns.

  • Free returns are only valid for customers in the contiguous United States (excludes AK, HI, and PR)

All we require is that the air purifier or accessory is returned in a "like-new" condition, with all the parts wrapped (remote, manual, etc.) securely in the original packaging. Call us for a Return Authorization Number and a free prepaid return label.

Once our team has received and inspected the returned product, we will either provide a full refund or proceed with an exchange.

  • Items returned that are not in a "like-new" condition may be subject to restocking fees.
  • Please note that replacement filters are not returnable if the wrappings are removed.
1. Please contact our Rabbit Air Customer Care Team at 888-866-8862 to get a Return Authorization Number and a free prepaid return label. No returns will be accepted without our return authorization number..

2. We will also provide you with the appropriate address for your return.

3. For customers within Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, please ship the product back to us via UPS, Fedex, or USPS, and we STRONGLY recommend that you insure the package. This protects you in case the shipment is damaged or lost in transit. Remember, we can only credit you for items received back in our warehouse. Once we have received your package, we will inspect the contents. If the product is in satisfactory condition we will refund the appropriate amount to the credit card you used for your original purchase.

Once we receive your return and have inspected the returned product (typically between two to three business days of receipt), your refund request will be processed immediately. A credit will be automatically applied to the original method of payment within seven business days. Please note that depending on your credit card company, it may take an additional two to ten business days after your credit is applied for it to post to your account.

In the case of returns sent from APO/FPO addresses, the military handles the delivery, so we are unable to estimate the shipping time back to us. Usually these returns take a little longer than normal, so please be patient.

If it's been over 6 weeks and you still haven't received a credit, please contact our Rabbit Air Customer Care Team and we will determine out what may be causing the delay. Our customer support team can be reached at Customerservice@rabbitair.com or by our toll free number, 1-888-866-8862.

Although defects are rare, we stand by our product by offering a 5 Year warranty on all parts and labor along with free shipping both ways. Please call our Customer Care Team on our toll free number for troubleshooting options and for more information on how to proceed with a warranty. Our toll free number is 888-866-8862.

How do I reset the filter cleaning indicator?

biogs display with red light on
1. Make sure the unit is in auto mode. You will see the red light indicator is turned on.

take off the front panel
2. Take off the front panel.

locate the oval shape left to the display
3. Press and release the oval button to the left of the main display panel.

press and hold the oval shape for few seconds
4. The red indicator light is now off and will come on again when it is time to clean your filter again. If you require assistance, please call 1-888-866-8862.

To clean the unit surface:
  • The unit surface should be cleaned at least once a month or sooner depending on the air quality of the room.
  • Using a clean, dry cloth to wipe the external surfaces of the air purifier. Use a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains and dirt build up if necessary. Do not use commercial cleaning agent as it may damage the unit surface.
  • Clean the air inlet and outlet with a dry cloth or a vacuum cleaner.
vacuum the surface

To clean air quality sensors:

  • The air quality sensors should be cleaned at least once a month or more depending on the air quality of the room.
  • Take off the front panel.
  • Clean the surface of the sensor opening with a vacuum cleaner.
To Clean the Pre-Filter:
  • The pre-filter should be cleaned at least once a month or when the filter cleaning indicator illuminates.
  • After removing the front panel from the air purifier, run a vacuum cleaner with a nozzle or brush attachment on low power setting along the filter to pick up the pet hairs or particles.
vacuum the pre-filter
If your pre-filter still seems dirty after vacuuming, please follow the steps below to wash the pre-filter.
  • Remove the pre-filter from the unit.
  • Fill the sink with lukewarm water and gently wash the filter under the water for 2-3 minutes or until it is completely clean.
  • Rinse the filter with clean tap water.
  • Use towel to remove any excess water from the filter.
  • Allow the filter to dry for a few hours or overnight.
  • When the filter is completely dry, place back into the air purifier.
take pre-filter off

To clean the BioGS HEPA filter:

  • The BioGS HEPA filter should be cleaned when the filter cleaning indicator illuminates.
  • The BioGS HEPA filter cannot be washed.
  • After removing the pre-filter from the air purifier, run a vacuum cleaner with a nozzle or brush attachment on low power setting along the HEPA filter to pick up the dust and particles.
vacuum hepa filter

To reset the Filter Cleaning or Replacement Indicator:

  • Remove the front panel.
  • With the power on, press and hold the filter reset button for 3-5 seconds, or until the "red" filter cleaning or replacement indicator clears itself.
reset the filter indicator

Follow the instructions to on how to clean both particle and odor sensors for BioGS.

take off front panel
1. Turn off the air purifier. Remove the front panel.

locate the sensors
2. On the left you will find the Odor Sensor and on the right you will find the Particle Sensor.

take out sponge
3. Remove the sponge located over the Particle Sensor for cleaning.

wash the sponge
4. The sponge can simply be rinsed or washed with dish soap and water. Make sure the sponge is dry before placing it back inside the air purifier.

use q-top to clean sensor   dust sensor - closeup look
5. The image on the right is a close up of the Particle Sensor. With the sponge removed, use a dry cotton swab to clean the Particle Sensor lens. Place the sponge back in its original place after the Particle Sensor is cleaned.

use q-top to clean the odor sensor
6. This is the Odor Sensor. Please use a dry cotton swab to brush against the tiny grid to remove any dust or large sized-particles that may be trapped inside. Although this procedure will not remove all of the particles, it will certainly help keep your Odor Sensor clean.

Filters Replacement Cleaning
Pre-Filter Permanent/Washable 3 months
BioGS HEPA Filter 1.5 Years-24/7 use
3 Years-12/7 use
3 months
Charcoal-Based Activated Carbon Filter 3 Years-24/7 use
6 Years-12/7 use
3 months


Based on 24 hour use and average indoor air quality, we suggest that you clean all 3 filters and both Air Quality Sensors at least once every 3 months. The Filter cleaning indicator will illuminate every 3 months of operation to remind you to clean both the filters and Air Quality Sensors. For more information and to watch a video on the BioGS maintenance, please click here.

Clean particle sensor every three to six months.
Clean the air intake and outlet using a vacuum or soft brush.

MinusA2 particle sensor area
  1. Open the particle sensor cover on the right side of the unit (when facing the unit).
  2. Use a damp cotton swab to clean and dry the lens, dust inlet and dust outlet.

The Pre-Filter should be cleaned depending on the air quality of the room.

clean MinusA2 pre-filter procedure

To clean the Pre-Filter - vacuum method :

  1. Remove front panel from the air purifier
  2. Run a vacuum cleaner with a nozzle or brush attachment on low power setting along the Pre-Filter to remove visible particles.

If vacuuming does not seem to sufficiently clean your Pre-Filter, please follow the steps below to wash it.

To clean the Pre-Filter - washing method:

  1. Remove the Pre-Filter from the unit
  2. Fill the sink with lukewarm water and gently wash the Pre-Filter under the water for 2-3 minutes or until it is completely clean.
  3. Rinse the Pre-Filter with clean tap water.
  4. Use a towel to remove any excess water from the Pre-Filter
  5. Allow the Pre-Filter to dry for 12-24 hours.
  6. When the Pre-Filter is completely dry, place back into the air purifier.
1. Remove the front panel by lifting from the bottom and pulling up.
Remove the front panel from the air purifier
2. Remove the filter case by grasping the handles on either side and pulling forward. Lay the filter case on a flat surface.
Remove the filter case from the air purifier
3. Pull the tabs on the front of the Pre-filter to remove it.
Remove the pre-filter from the filter case
4a. Remove the white Medium Filter from the black frame to discard the plastic wrapping. Return the filter to its frame.
Remove the Medium Filter from the filter case
4b. Remove the plastic wrapping from Medium Filter and return the filter to its frame
5. Remove HEPA Filter and discard plastic wrapping.
Remove the HEPA filter from filter case and discard plastic wrapping
6. Remove the Customized Filter from the black frame to discard plastic wrapping. Return the filter to its frame. Make sure the front of the filter is facing up. See Customized Filter chart on Step #8 to identify the front of your specific filer.
Remove Customized Filter from its casing and discard the plastic wrapping
7. Pull out the Activated Carbon Filter and discard plastic wrapping.
Pull out the charcoal filter and discard plastic wrapping
8. Return the filters to the filter case in the following order from back to front: (back) Activated Carbon Filter, Customized Filter, HEPA Filter, Medium Filter, Pre-filter (front).
Put the filters back into the unit in order
9. Return filter case to the unit. Slide the bottom of the case back into the unit (1), and then press the top in (2).
Put the filter case into the unit
10. Reattach the front panel by latching the top hooks, then securing the bottom of the panel.
Reattach the front panel back on the air purifier
Clean the air intake and outlet

Air intake and outlet

Clean the air intake and outlet with a soft brush.

Be careful not to drop the brush into the unit.



Clean the front panel

Front panel

Remove the front panel from the unit and use a dry cloth or soft brush to dust it off.

Use a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains and dirty buildup if necessary. Avoid commercial cleaning products.



Clean the mood light lens

Mood light lens

Remove the front panel from the unit and use a dry cloth, soft brush, or cotton swab to dust off the mood light lens on the back of the panel.

Use a damp cloth to remove stubborn stains and dirty buildup if necessary. Avoid commercial cleaning products.



Clean the air purifier surface

Unit surface

Use a dry and soft cloth to clean the unit

Use a wet cloth if necessary but do not use a polisher.

Filters Replacement Cleaning
Pre-Filter Permanent/Washable Every Month
Medium Every 12 Months* Not Required
BioGS HEPA Every 12 Months* Not Required
Customized Every 12 Months* Not Required
AC Charcoal Every 12 Months* Not Required
*Based on 24/7 operation and average indoor air quality


Based on 24 hour use and average indoor air quality, we suggest that you clean the permanent Pre-Filter and Air Quality Sensors at least once every 3 months. For more information on the MinusA2 Maintenance, please click here.

How do I reset the filter replacement indicator?

1. Make sure your MinusA2 air purifier is turned on. You will see that the red filter replacement indicator is lit.
2. Press and hold the Mode button.
3. Now the red filter replacement indicator is off. If you require assistance, please call 888-886-8862.

Please refer to the troubleshooting table in the owner's manual. The table should be able to solve most problems you have concerning the product. If problems remain unsolved, please contact our Customer Care Team for further assistance.
Parts, labor and shipping are fully covered by Rabbit Air in the case of a manufacturer's defect. Filters and accessories are not covered by the 5 year warranty.
Shipping Cost:
All air purifier models - $30.00 USD
Filters and Accessories – $6.00 USD

Shipping Time:
3-5 Business Days (Ship from Canada)
BioGS 2.0 (SPA-550A and SPA-625A)
MinusA2 (SPA-700A and SPA-780A) *excluding special editions

5-10 Business Days (Ship from USA)
MinusA2 Paul Frank Edition
MinusA2 Peanuts Edition
MinusA2 Artists Series Edition
MinusA2 AAFA Edition
All Filters and Accessories

Taxes and Duty:
All orders shipped to Canada will be charged GST/HST taxes.
Additional sale taxes will apply for orders shipped to British Columbia and Manitoba.

Orders shipped to Saskatchewan or Quebec may be subject to additional PST /QST. Rabbit Air will not collect this tax with your order, please self-assess and remit tax due as necessary.

Saskatchewan: please click here to determine your PST rate
Quebec: please click here to determine your QST rate

There is no additional duty or custom fee.

An air purifier cleans the indoor air by drawing the polluted indoor air into the unit and trapping the particles, allergens and contaminates onto a filter.

Most air purifiers use either a HEPA filter or a washable stainless steel collection cell as their filtration medium. Some air purifiers also use a pre-filter to increase the overall filtration efficiency.

HEPA is an acronym of High Efficient Particulate Air. Any true HEPA filter guarantees that the filter will capture airborne particles down to 0.3 microns in size, 99.97% of the time. (Particles smaller than 0.3 microns are still trapped by HEPA filters but effectiveness is reduced to less than 99.97%.)

Even though both technologies are designed to purify air; they don't have a lot in common. One major difference between the two technologies is the filter efficiency. A HEPA type air purifier has much higher filter efficiency than the ionic type air purifier. In addition, most ionic type air purifiers emits ozone, which is a harmful gas that would damage lung tissues.

Conventional HEPA filters share a common problem in which allergens such as dust mites and pollens become trapped on the surface and triggers growth of harmful bacteria and odor. The BioGS™ HEPA filter eliminates such problem due to the use of advanced Bio-Engineer fiber material in which it gradually reduces the allergens such as pet dander, dust mite and pollen on the filter. In addition, clogged filters decrease the efficiency of conventional HEPA air purifiers by trapping and collecting particles and allergens in the filter. After a prolonged period of time, filter efficiency drops dramatically. Whereas the BioGS™ HEPA air purifier has the capacity to reduce allergens on the filter thus the filter efficiency maintains at the highest level during the filter life.

To be truly effective, ALL air purifiers should be run continuously. Scientific research confirms that indoor air pollution rapidly returns to pretreatment levels when an air purifier is turned off.

To clean an entire room, all of the air in the room needs to pass through the air cleaner's filter. Air cleaners are rated by the amount of air moving through the filter. This rate is called CADR or Clean Air Delivery Rate. CADR measures the amount of particle-free air being delivered into the room. The higher the CADR rating, the larger the room size that an air cleaner can clean.

An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean a room in one hour. For example, 2 air changes per hour shows that an air purifier can clean a room once every 30 minutes. An allergy and asthma sufferer needs at least 4 air changes per hour, which means an air purifier can clean a room at least once every 15 minutes.

It is very important to know the annual operating cost before you purchase an air purifier. It would be expensive to operate an air purifier if the filter replacement cost is high and the unit is not energy efficient. You can determine the annual operating cost of an air purifier by adding up the annual electricity cost and the filter replacement cost.
*Annual Electricity Cost = Power Consumption of the unit (Watt) x Rate of Electricity ($/kWh) x Hours of operation (hr)


To estimate the electricity cost of running a Rabbit Air purifier, please use this calculator.