No one needs an air purifier more than I - for two reasons. First, in my opinion, I live in the allergy capital of the U.S. - central Texas. Allergens are in the air year round. Add to that, we are in a severe drought and the air is really bad.
Secondly, I have two long-haired Australian Shepherds who sleep in my bedroom. As they are free to go in and out, they, too, pick up dust and allergens.
I had a much cheaper air purifier which did a halfway job. What I didn't like about it is exactly what I like about the Fellowes. It did cut back on the allergens, but still I would wake with a sinus headache. It did next to nothing about odors. And lastly, it was noisy.
The first thing that struck me about the Fellowes is the compact and attractive machine that it is. I am able to place it on a table out of the way.
I turned it on and was shocked at how quietly and smoothly it runs.
It is super sensitive as indicated by the air quality indicator. My bathroom is off of my bedroom and hair spray, body wash, cleaning materials, etc. are picked up by the machine which is sitting a corner away from the bathroom door. It doesn't miss a thing.
And, I suppose, the most important thing is that it does exactly what I want it to do. My bedroom air is free of allergens and smells fresh all the time, quietly done. What more could I ask for?
July 8, 2013
I Can Breathe!
It works great! I was in the midst of my worst allergy season in years and within hours of setting these up everything cleared up.
It was simple to set up. Though be sure that when you try to take the front panel off to remove the packaging from the filters and install them that you aren't trying to pull on the silver insert that is part of the front panel. The filters are easy to install, and then just plug in and push the on button.
The automatic setting works wonderfully. It detects when a higher-level fan is necessary and backs back down as needed. The low setting, at which it mainly runs, is whisper quiet. Even high is quiet. I've got one beside my bed and never hear it during the night.
I'm also happy that maintenance is so easy. The sensors will tell me when one of the filters needs replacing. Once a month, I vacuum the front sensor (remove that front panel again) and I keep it wiped down, but there is no pesky, fiddly bits to try to keep clean.
I'm loving the fresh air in my house. Now if I could only do something about the outside air. . .
February 8, 2013
Reviewed 230PH Air Purifier
Its been about 4 weeks that I placed my 230PH Air Purifier in my Master Bedroom (300 sqft). I bought this because of my alergies, pet dander and to see if it would cut down on the dust. First, this unit is simple to set up and operate and I keep it on the auto function and have not had to touch it since I placed on the floor. So far, my alergies seem to have decreased. Less coughing and sneezing.
The bedroom definitely has less dust and pet dander and my 3 dogs sleep in the room every night and sometimes during the day. I experienced a water leak in my roof and ever since I had it fixed, I just felt like there was still issues with mold that may have remained hidden behind the new ceiling and walls. I feel better and clean less. This unit is so strong that from 150ft away, it kicks in within seconds when it picks up my cologne I spray on in a closet. It picks up the slight change in air quality and fixes any bad smell within minutes. The auto function is definitely a great function. Its quiet and it hides and blends well into any room. I purchased the larger unit also for my TV/Family Room and it does just as good of a job. Definitely recommend this system if you want quality and durability. Look around on prices because I got a better deal going on ebay and ordering from an Office Supply Store.
October 25, 2012