Air Purifier Review
This weekend, we opened the windows for the first time since we moved to our new house (which was at the end of the May!). These days seem to be so rare. During the summer, it’s so hot that you have the air conditioning on most of the time. (Well, maybe this isn’t the case everywhere, but in the southern part of the United States, it certainly is!) During the winter, your house is closed up and the heat is blasting. Spring rolls around and there are a few blessed days when you can open the windows wide–until pollen season starts, that is. We spend so much of our time indoors, without fresh air. It just doesn’t seem healthy, does it?
If you’re sensitive to dust and other allergens, it’s certainly not healthy. Not at all! But you can’t exactly keep your windows open when it’s 30 degrees outside. Air filters are a great solution to this modern day problem. I was recently introduced to a company that’s all about healthy air: Blueair. Blueair combines an attractive Swedish design aesthetic with Energy Star certified HEPA filtration technology to bring you effective air purification systems for your home, at a variety of price points.
For this review, I was able to try a Blueair Clean Air Ball. It uses a HEPA filter to trap dust, allergens, bacteria, and dander. It can be plugged in to an electrical outlet or even a computer USB port (!). I appreciate that the Clean Air Ball is quiet and attractive looking. I’ve alternated between having it in my home office and our laundry room. Since we’re a non-smoking household and it’s hard to measure how much pollen, dust, or dander is in the air, I can’t really quantify the difference that the Clean Air Ball has made, but having chronic sinus issues, I plan to continue using this, particularly when the air in the house starts feeling stuffy and stale.
In addition to the Clean Air Ball, Blueair manufactures larger units for rooms and households of all sizes. All units operate quietly, have low energy consumption, and feature Blueair’s patented HEPASilent Technology, which traps six times more dirt than standard air purifiers. Here’s the lowdown on how it works:
1. Air is drawn into the Blueair system via our ultra-quiet fan.
2. Airborne particles pass through an ion chamber and are electrically charged. This causes them to adhere effortlessly to our exclusive polypropylene filters.
3. Charged particles are removed in our 3-Stage Progressive Filter. Stage 1 captures larger particles like pollen and dust. Stages 2 and 3 filter out even the smallest particles like cigarette smoke and exhaust. Together, the encapsulated ion chamber and 3-Stage Filtration Process combine to create Blueair’s patented HEPASilent TM technology—delivering maximum airflow with minimum noise.
While you’re making the most of the next few weeks of open-window weather, don’t forget to plan ahead for the next several months of being stuck inside! If you’re concerned about the quality of air in your home, be sure to check into Blueair Air Purifiers! Resources: