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jlmtoi Posted - 09/04/2016 : 03:55:04 AM
I'm not talking about those cheap Holmes units that you would buy at Target that don't do an effective job and eat you up in replacement filter costs. I'm talking about something decent from Alen, IQAir, Blueair, Sharp, Winix, etc.

I have bad allergies every spring, and I'm tired of everything in my computer room having a layer of dust on it a week after I vacuum. I do vacuum every now and then, but it's such a PITA to keep up with and do thoroughly because of how much equipment I have packed into a smaller room. We do not smoke, which is good because that's extremely hard on filters (not to mention your health!). We do have a heat pump which I feel probably contributes to the dust level, but the control panel indicates when the filter needs to be cleaned/replaced and we have not neglected that. Yet, the dust still continues to build up. Oh, and my room is hardwood, not carpet.

I've been reading reviews and my requirements are as follows:
- Inexpensive filters or filter replacement intervals
- True HEPA
- Good CADR and ACH ratings
- Somewhat quiet (supposedly the Honeywell 50250 is inexpensive and effective, but LOUD)
- Not something mammoth in size (see many of the IQAir and Blueair models)

The one I've come up with so far is the IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier.

Does anyone have any experience with these units? Just looking for general recommendations before I pull the trigger. Thanks AT!
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rhondachurchill99 Posted - 11/25/2020 : 12:14:44 AM
I got LEVOIT Air Purifier a few weeks ago for my bedroom. The air has been super dusty ever since a massive cleaning sent dust flying from every hard to reach book and cranny. While reading the setup guide. I saw that it couldn’t go within 15” of an obstruction on any side. I decided to place it near my laundry hamper and bedroom door.

Within a day I noticed that my room smelled much better (I had apparently gone nose blind to the laundry smell) but the air quality wasn’t any better. In fact, dust seemed like it was floating around more than ever. In the next few weeks I noticed if I brought a cup of water to my room, within a few hours it would get little dust floaters coating the top of the cup.

I saw a picture of someone else’s review that put the filter on top of a tall piece of furniture. Yesterday, I decided to try that-maybe it would help. Immediately, I noticed things were way worse. I could barely breathe, coughing and choking on all the dust flying through the air.

So I sat and thought about it-why is this happening?? If the filter made the smell go away then why is it making the dust worse??? Then it clicked, the dust was getting sucked through the air to the filter, flying around everywhere, before the filter would even get a chance to clean it out.

I investigated, where was the dust doming from, and it occurred to me, the supply air duct. Sure enough, once I took the vent off I could see a pile of dust or dirt and grime at the bottom of the vent. I cleaned the vent out as best I could, and moved the filter next to the vent.

This morning I woke up with no dust floaters in my water cup and the air feels easier to breathe. My next step if I still have problems will be to get the air ducts in the house professionally cleaned.
nebwiill Posted - 10/10/2020 : 06:58:11 AM
But one thing i want to share with you guys is that keep your air purifier clean so that you will get purified air in your house.

humidif0 you said well. Air purifiers always should keep clean. I've been using one for the last 3 years and I really love it. It still works perfectly.

humidif0 Posted - 06/18/2020 : 10:46:17 PM
But one thing i want to share with you guys is that keep your air purifier clean so that you will get purified air in your house.
SamSom Posted - 03/25/2020 : 2:15:01 PM
No matter which air purifier you go for, make sure you replace the filters based on the intervals, especially if you have a very sensitive person, and make sure you get one sized for the room.
jack_summers Posted - 10/10/2019 : 10:43:31 PM
Originally posted by SamSom

I'm currently looking at the Blueair 605 but the upkeep costs are too high, replacing filters every 6 months. Am I on the right track? Cheers any recommendations are welcome!

We bought Blueair 605 (after reading some feedback and reviews as such: for our new home, and I must say that the system is the normal high quality you'd expect for something in this price range. Noise level is a bit loud on high.

It requires three filters at a time - left, right, and top (we bought these: So yes, pretty expensive to maintain. They need to be replaced each six months, so do your math whether it works for you or not. But when you first buy 605, no assembly required and the filters are per-installed.

Also, be aware that this purifier generates ozone and emits it into the air.
aylen30 Posted - 05/28/2019 : 10:14:10 PM
The Blueair is perfect for Dust,Allergies and mold and you can visit here how to remove mold from your computer room
Beans Posted - 03/07/2019 : 02:33:58 AM
The Honeywell HPA300 is perfect for me. I Have decent sized bedroom, but don't like opening the windows because of the heat. therefore a airpurifier that's small and efficient is perfect for me.
solveairpurifier Posted - 12/11/2018 : 9:58:37 PM
HEPA Filter Effectively removes up to 99.9% of particles over 0.3 microns including cigarette smoke and pollen
richtech Posted - 11/20/2018 : 10:12:44 PM
Honeywell 50250 is the Best Large Room Air Purifier. I personally use it and really happy about that.
The 50250-S is very powerful and I rated it the best large room air purifier. The operation of this unit is by true HEPA filtration, which makes it able to eliminate almost all airborne contaminants.
50250-S is optimized to eliminate even the tiniest particle in the air, and it has an efficient airflow mechanism. You can, therefore, enjoy clean, fresh air at all times.
Here it is,
oliviagaallagher021 Posted - 11/06/2018 : 11:45:32 PM
Rabbit air is better nowadays.
SamSom Posted - 10/05/2018 : 05:55:13 AM
I'm currently looking at the Blueair 605 but the upkeep costs are too high, replacing filters every 6 months. Am I on the right track? Cheers any recommendations are welcome!
dan1el Posted - 09/13/2018 : 10:22:56 PM
Hello, Jlmtoi.
I have the same question and spent some time trying to find something effective, durable and cheap. I was looking for a purifier for my wooden house since my wife have bad allergies to mold. I've read some articles and found that Oransi Finn HEPA UV suits our needs in the best way. Also it fits your requirements: it have two in-built HEPA filters, it's lightweight and it's quite. It works well with dust too (trust me, we have a lot of books in our guest room). Here some info about technical specifications in case you're interested:, Also my colleague recommended this article:
brenttran Posted - 08/30/2018 : 12:14:53 AM
IQAir is an air purifier designed for large room. If you need a quiet air purifier for small room, you should target Philips or Biota Bot air purifier. It is much low cost than IQAir and Honeywell.

Anthony34 Posted - 09/23/2016 : 02:03:41 AM
Well, it sounds like you have a larger area to decontaminate if you are looking at the IQAir HealthPro Plus. I do not know much about this particular machine, but I people give it decent reviews on amazon. It would be difficult to recommend something without knowing how large the area is in square feet that you need to decontaminate.

I have sinus problems and I am looking at an Austin Air Purifier at the moment. The filters are supposed to last around 5 years, have true-HEPA filters, and they say clean to the standard of a hospital clean room. They do not participate in CADR testing because they think it is biased. For me, this is a good option because they can cover a large space. The smaller ones cover around 700 square feet and the larger ones 1500 square feet.

If noise is a problem for you then you can always buy a purifier that covers a larger area and put it on a lower setting. Saves on electricity and noise pollution. Blueair are renowned for having quieter purifiers, but I am not sure about the size of the machines.

Yes the Honeywell 50250-S seems to be a popular one at the moment. But like you said, I hear it can be noisy.

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