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jlmtoi
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Posted - 09/04/2016 :  03:55:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!

Anthony34
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Spain
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Posted - 09/23/2016 :  02:03:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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brenttran
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USA
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Posted - 08/30/2018 :  12:14:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

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Edited by - brenttran on 10/18/2018 12:47:22 AM
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dan1el
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USA
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Posted - 09/13/2018 :  10:22:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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: https://bestairpurifier.reviews/oransi-finn-hepa-uv-air-purifier-review.html, https://wisepick.org/best-air-purifier-for-mold. Also my colleague recommended this article: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/16/garden/an-allergy-sufferer-tests-six-air-purifiers.html

Edited by - dan1el on 09/24/2018 7:47:33 PM
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SamSom
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Posted - 10/05/2018 :  05:55:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm currently looking at the Blueair 605 (review here https://www.theolive.com/reviews/best-air-purifier-smoke/ ) but the upkeep costs are too high, replacing filters every 6 months. Am I on the right track? Cheers any recommendations are welcome!
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oliviagaallagher021
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USA
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Posted - 11/06/2018 :  11:45:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit oliviagaallagher021's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rabbit air is better nowadays.

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richtech
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Bangladesh
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  10:12:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit richtech's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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, https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-50250-S-True-HEPA-Purifier/dp/B00007E7RY/
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Edited by - richtech on 11/20/2018 10:14:56 PM
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solveairpurifier
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Posted - 12/11/2018 :  9:58:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit solveairpurifier's Homepage  Reply with Quote
HEPA Filter Effectively removes up to 99.9% of particles over 0.3 microns including cigarette smoke and pollen

Edited by - solveairpurifier on 12/11/2018 9:59:03 PM
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