Vornado PCO500 Air Purifier


Vornado's advanced SilverScreen technology destroys contaminants that HEPA can't

  • Best for Mold, Germs
  • Coverage: Up to 265 sq ft
  • Filter Type: HEPA w/ Charcoal Pre-Filter, Photocatalytic Oxidation
  • Warranty: 5 years


How It Works

The Vornado PCO500 goes beyond the impressive capabilities of True HEPA by destroying and disabling harmful bacteria, viruses, gases, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) with its Vornado Silverscreen technology.  HEPA filtration traps dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke and more while the carbon pre-filter absorbs odors and captures larger particles like hair. Then Vornado’s patented Silverscreen Technology uses a process called Photo-Catalytic Oxidation (PCO) which destroys contaminants by using UV light and TiO2 media.  Vornado also uses whole room purification technology to circulate and purify all the air in the room, not just the air near the unit.

Additional Features

The PCO500 Air Purifier has sleek, touch-sensitive navigation with simple controls at your fingertips. The sleep mode dims the luminous display automatically in low light situations and child lock  keeps little ones from changing the settings. Dust and odor sensors respond to the environment and adjust the fan speed accordingly, and the PCO500 has a Quick Clean Speed  to dramatically increase airflow to provide maximum air filtration. Vornado also provides whole room purification to purify more air more often. There are separate indicator lights alerting you when you need to change the HEPA filter, Carbon filter, UV bulb, and silverscreen tray.

Filter Changes

To replace the filters, remove the front panel and  the permanent pre-filter by pulling on the center tabs. Then pull on the tabs on the edge of the two  HEPA filters to remove, and do the same to remove the carbon filters. Push new filters into place, replace the pre-filter by securing it into the tabs, and replace the front panel. To reset the filter indicator lights, simply hold the button next to the indicator light down for at least 3 seconds. The pre-filter does not need to be replaced, but HEPA and Carbon filters should be replaced annually.

To replace the UV bulb and silverscreen trays open the front panel, release the tray door by pressing down on the tabs. Remove the silverscreen trays or UV bulb tray by pulling on the tray handle. Discard. Slide new trays in until it securely snaps and replace the tray door and front panel. The UV bulb should be replaced annually and the silverscreen trays should be replaced every five years.  To reset the replacement indicator lights, simply press and hold  the indicator light for at least three seconds.

Air Flow and Positioning

Air is pulled in from the sides of the purifier and clean air is pushed out the top. Place the unit six inches distance away from walls or furniture on every side. For best circulation of the air in the room, face the front panel of the purifier toward the center of the room.

What's in the Box


  • Size (HxWxD): 24” x 15.5” x 11.7"
  • Unit Weight: 20 lbs

Included Filter/Accessories

  • 2 Carbon Filters
  • 2 HEPA Filters
  • 1 UV Bulb
  • 2 Silverscreen trays
  • Vornado PCO500 Air Purifier Manual

UPC: 00043765007129

Basic Specs

Coverage Area265 sq ft
Product Dimensions24" H x 15.5" W x 11.8" D
Product Weight19.6 lb
Package Dimensions 26.4” H x 17.1" W x 13.6" D
Shipping Weight22.5 lb
Housing MaterialPlastic
Manufactured InChina
Assembled in China

Detailed Specs

Particle Removal99.97% as small as 0.3 microns
Air Exchange Rate5 times per hour
Number of Cleaning Levels4
Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)Smoke-172
Noise level (ea speed) 46/55/60/64 dB
Cubic Feet per Minute (ea speed)78/122/161/187 CFM
Air Intake Location Sides
Air Outflow Location Top


Controls TypeTouch screen
Auto Mode?Yes
Lights On/OffYes
Sleep ModeYes
Ionizer on/off option?N/A
UV Lamp?Yes


Dust/Particle Sensor?Yes
Odor Sensor?Yes
Light Sensor?Yes
Air Quality Sensor?Yes

Power Supply

Cable Length 6 ft
Plug Type2 Prong (Parallel)
Power consumption (ea. Speed) 120 W
Power Voltage120 V
Energy Star Certified?No


Remote Control?No
Handle? Yes
Wall Mountable?No
Child Lock?Yes


Allergies Yes
Asthma Yes
Dust Yes
Mold Yes
Odor Yes
Chemicals No
Pets Yes
Smoke No
Germs Yes


HEPA FilterReplace annually
Carbon FilterReplace annually
UV LampReplace annually
Silverscreen TrayReplace every 5 years
Filter Change Indicator Light?Yes
Tools Required for Filter ChangeNone

5 year warranty

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