- Allergy Free Air Purifier, Vacuum Cleaner and Wet Vacuum ALL-IN-ONE! Designed to replace conventional vacuum cleaners, not to compete with them.
- 99.99% Allergy-free
- Lighter and more versatile
- Vacuums, dusts, and mops
- Air Purification System
- Steam Cleaning Capabilities with optional injection and extraction hose and wands
- 1 gallon recovery tank
- 10 year warranty
Although 25% smaller than the AF1, the Thermax AF2 has the same powerful motor. The AF2 is recommended for environments that are primarily composed of hard floors. It is also excellent for cleaning area rugs and carpeting.
Thermax has lead the way once again by redesigning and incorporating its revolutionary hot water extraction and water filtration technology into a lightweight, compact, easy to use home care system, the Thermax AF2. It will replace your traditional air purifier, vacuum cleaner, and steam cleaner, changing the way you clean forever!
Thermax's Total Air Treatment
- Water Wash
- Deodorize & Sanitize
- Humidify & Dehumidify
Thermax's Home Environment Cleaning System
- Drawbacks of Conventional Vacuums for Allergy Sufferers
- Patented 10ft. Electrified Vac Hose
- Stainless Steel Telescopic Extension Wand
- Upholstery Tool w/ Slide On Brush
- Dusting Brush
- Crevice Tool
- Hard Surface Attachment
- Motorized Dry Vacuum Head
- Steam Cleaning / Removing Stains
Thermax's Total Air Treatment
Because of your Thermax's patented design, you can now clean the air in your home just like nature. But rather than passing the water through the air with precipitation, we've even perfected nature, on a smaller scale of course, by passing all the air through the water. Because there are some components of house dust that are not water soluble such as microscopic particles of sheet rock and cement dust, your AF2 uses a unique double protection filtration system. Between the water, which is responsible for trapping 97% of the contaminants that enter your AF2, and our special urethane filter which traps the remaining 3%, your AF is the only system in the world that has an up to 100% allergy free operation. By running your AF2 to water wash your air for an hour once or twice a week, the dust content in your home will be dramatically reduced, cutting your cleaning time in half. Your A/C filters will last 3 times as long! Water also has the natural property of absorbing odors, so once the stagnant and recirculated air is trapped in the water, you pour the condition down the drain or outside and it is gone forever!
Deodorize & Sanitize
You can use your AF2 with plain water for a fresh natural scent or add two capfuls of either Thermax's Aqua Blue or Valley Fresh to both deodorize and sanitize your air. Both solutions therapeutically cleanse your indoor environment, neutralizing any harmful germs and bacteria, leaving your home healthy and clean.
The average family spends hundreds of dollars each year on candles, aerosols, plug-ins, and potpourri to eliminate odors, but all they really do is cover up the problem by masking them. By adding 10 drops of your favorite fragrance to your AF2, you can add a nice scent to your air while it's being purified. Run your AF2 about 15 minutes in a room and the 100% allergy free fragrance will remain in your air up to 8 hours!
By adding Eucalyptus to the water, you can use your new AF2 to replace your traditional vaporizer. Vaporizers can be very helpful if you have a cold or the flu because they add medication to the air so you can breathe freely and get the necessary rest you need. Simply add 10 drops of either Eucalyptus or Eucalyptus/Menthol fragrance and let your AF2 run only 15 minutes before going to bed. During that time you will water wash your air, deodorize and sanitize with your Aqua Blue, while adding the medication which will last your whole night's sleep!
Humidify & Dehumidify
Throughout every operation of the AF2 Total Air Treatment, the air maintains a 50% humidity level, which is the ideal amount of humidity for breathing.
Your Thermax AF2 Total Air Treatment System can dramatically improve the health, comfort, and well-being of you and your family's indoor environment, and that's only 1/3 of your AF2's major functions!
Thermax's Home Environment Cleaning System
The Thermax AF2 Home Environmental Cleaning System represents a departure from the conventional vacuuming systems of yesterday, today and the future. The AF2 wasn't designed to compete with vacuums cleaners. It was designed to replace them.
Drawbacks of Conventional Vacuums for Allergy Sufferers
Because of the generally poor condition of the indoor air quality made worse by poor carpet cleanliness, many people are feeling the adverse effects stimulated by this phenomenon we have come to know as Indoor Air Pollution.
There are many who are hypersensitive to matter which can produce allergic reactions, such as eczema, asthma, hay fever, etc. This matter is allergen, which is either inhaled, consumed or comes in direct contact with the skin. The inhaled allergen is airborne and is the most common and difficult to avoid. Some of the most predominant allergens and their particle sizes are as illustrated below.
How then do the vacuum and the vacuum cleaning process influence the indoor environment of an allergy sufferer? Many have suspected and recent worldwide testing has proven the conventional dry bag or bagless vacuum cleaner to be guilty of contributing greatly to poor indoor air quality by allowing fine particles of dust and allergens to pass through the pores of the conventional vacuum bag and back into the indoor environment. They can remain airborne for several hours before finally settling back down onto the furniture and floor. While airborne, these particles are breathed into the lungs of anyone present. This explains how vacuuming can reek havoc on an allergy sufferer and other who have respiratory problems.
Current vacuum cleaner manufacturers are running rampant to try and address this new consumer awareness regarding the inefficiency of the filtration of conventional paper bag and bagless type vacuum cleaners. However, because of the basic outdated design of the conventional vacuum cleaner, anything done to improve their filtering capability will decrease the system's air flow. As air flow is decreased, you also proportionately decrease the vacuum's cleaning efficiency. It is estimated that a conventional dry bag or bagless vacuum loses over 50% of its cleaning efficiency when only 1/3 full!
The following diagram illustrates how a conventional vacuum cleaner works:
A. Dirt contaminated with germs and bacteria being extracted from carpet surface through the vacuum head.
B. Dirt contaminated with germs and bacteria entering traditional dry bag or bagless vacuum cleaner.
C. Contaminated air traveling through the pores of the bag or filter media exhausting small particles of dirt, dust, germs, and bacteria back into the atmosphere. Note: The particles too large to escape the dry filter lodge themselves into the pores on the inner lining of the filter media, causing reduction in air flow and cleaning ability.
D. The minute particles of dirt, dust, germs, and bacteria escaping the dry filter where they can remain airborne for several hours.
E. Cross section of dust and allergen particles magnified. These particles are inhaled by anyone present in the room, entering the lungs, reeking havoc to an allergy sufferer or those with respiratory problems.
- US Warranty 90 Days labor on defects in materials and workmanship.
- Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Frequency: 50-60 Hz / 50-60 Hz
Amperage: 8.0 / 3.9
Wattage: 820 / 900
Dry Weight: 18 lbs / 8.2 kg
Water Filtration Level: 4 quarts / 3.8 litres
Retractable Cord Length: 20 ft. / 6.1 metres
AF2 Owner’s Operation Manual Download(.pdf)
|1) Invented in 1992||1) Invented in 1936|
|2) Spin-off of commercial steam cleaner||2) Spin-off of residential vacuum cleaner|
|3) Retractable cord||3) Manual cord|
|4) Motor Sits beside water||4) Motor Sits on top of water (corrosion & rust occur due to evaporation)|
|5) 1.6 HP 35% More||5) 1.2 HP (less power)|
|6) The filtration tube forces dirt into water trapping 97% of dirt.||6) Separator passes dirt across water|
|7) Secondary filter responsible for only 3% & is before motor. It is reusible||7) Secondary filter is responsible for 25% of dust that escapes water & is placed after the motor causing it to overheat.|
|8) Easy to clean resevoir||8) Hard to clean resevoir|
|9) Surgical stainless steel telescopic wand||9) Chrome plated tips and wands (rust)|
|10) One 10' UL appoved electrified hose safe for wet/dry pick-up||10) Two 6' hoses (one for wet & one for dry)|
|11) Corkscrew designed, self-propelled power nozzle||11) Beater bar (tears up carpet)|
|12) Picks up 90% of water when steam cleaning||12) Picks up 50% of water (8 hours to dry)|