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At this time of year when the windows get shut and the heating starts to come on, my allergies go mental. I presume it’s dust in the rads which then get airborne as the heaters get turned on.
I’ve taken an antihistamine but I’m still sneezing like mad. Out for a dog walk and all is good, come home again…
Are air purifiers all they are cracked up to be or just snake oil? any recommended brands that won’t bankrupt me either with upfront costs or ongoing energy costs?
ThanksPosted 4 months agoretrorickFull Member
Clean your radiatiors with one of those long flexible brushes.Posted 4 months ago
My oh has an air purifier, I don’t think it does that much.ernielynchFree Member
I’m impressed with the Philips air purifier that came from Costco, but mostly because of the way it kicks in when the cat walks past it, or the curtains are opened/closed, basically anything that releases particles into the air.
It goes full turbo speed when it senses particles and then calms down to a silent tick-over speed when it no longer senses any. I can’t say that I can notice a difference in air quality but my allergic rhinitis probably isn’t that bad.Posted 4 months ago
Have put a small one in my kids room, his hayfever clears up overnight now, used to just hang around for a few weeks.
There’s another larger one in the hall outside the kitchen, that behaves much the same way as Ernies. Certainly detects dirt in the air!Posted 4 months ago
Was useful in the summer with windows being opened and closed all day. (lots of trees round here!)cyclingdiogenesFree Member
A close friend of mine owns and praises an AEG AX91. It’s neither small nor cheap but it’s pretty silent and certainly looks quality.Posted 4 months agoWorldClassAccidentFree Member
We got a £15 air purifier from amazon or eBay and it made a difference to my wifes level f sneezing within a day or two. It was so good that after a few months she turned it off and put it away as me wasting money because she doesn’t sneeze anymore so what is it doing?
I still have to get it out and run it for a week from time to time when she suddenly starts sneezing again. We don’t have pets but it seems to clear the dust that is fine enough to get through the vacuum cleaner.
Something like this biut probably not this exact one : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hongjingda-Air-Purifier-Home-Purifiers/dp/B09QMGX59P/ref=sr_1_20?c=ts&keywords=Air+Purifiers&qid=1664437840&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI1LjY5IiwicXNhIjoiNS42MSIsInFzcCI6IjUuMzEifQ%3D%3D&refinements=p_36%3A146167031&rnid=388997011&s=kitchen-appliances&sr=1-20&ts_id=3147771Posted 4 months ago
Brilliant. Thanks all.
Got one coming from Amazon today. Fingers crossed it makes an improvement!Posted 4 months ago
Does anyone use one in their home office?
We’ve got a modern house and it’s dusty as there’s not much airflow in winter. On very sunny days your can see the airborne stuff floating aroundPosted 1 week agosandwicheaterFull Member
Anyone notice a drop in dust on surfaces after having a purifier?
We’re not plagued by allergies however, we do suffer from being lazy.
Noticed a few of the air purifiers tout they reduce surface ming which i guess makes sense.Posted 1 week ago
The house is generally very dusty due to it’s location, but it’s now “less bad”.
Just reminded me to buy a second one for downstairs…Posted 1 week agorobertajobbFull Member
We’ve had an AEG X91 for a few months.
Our old cottage is very dusty, especially when we start shuffling stuff around and re-arranging, etc. We have a big dawg too. It’s in the living room.
I’ve got asthma, and it does seem to make a difference
Set on ‘smart’ it adjusts itself based on what it senses in the air. And certainly ramps up if we’re cooking using a frying pan (even with the kitchen extractor hood on full bore).
I’ve got asthma, and it does seem to make a difference. Just how much, impossible to know or prove. The app provides plots of the sensed pm1, pm2.5, pm10 and volatiles, so does show its reducing particulates.
Its quiet. And the electricity consumption not bad. Something like 60w full bore. Obvs less when the fan is low when the air is clean (if set on ‘smart’ and not manually set to 9).
It wasn’t cheap. But you need a decent volume of flow for one of these things to be effective. So is a reasonable size.
Seems the filter will last about 10 months for us based on what the ‘remaining capacity’ indication in the App is. I did buy and store a spare filter (about £80) – I’m always wary that unavailable consumables like the filters will render an expensive product obsolete.
Would I buy it again, with what I know now ? Yes.Posted 1 week agofootflapsFull Member
We could do with one to get rid of cooking smells. Open plan ground floor and the extractor fan never seems to remove it all, esp fish – the ground floor smells the next morning. Something left running overnight to remove the smell would be good.Posted 1 week ago
We have a blue air downstairs and there has been a bit drop in the amount of dust around. Will probably get one for upstairs this yearPosted 1 week agopetrieboyFree Member
We’ve been using an ebac dehumidifier this winter primarily to allow us to eliminate the tumble drier and reduce moisture so the central heating can work a bit more efficiently
An unexpected benefit is the air filter on the back of it seems to pick up a huge amount of fine dust that would otherwise be circulating in the house. We’re a family of 6 so plenty dust creation going onPosted 1 week agogranny_ringFull Member
FollowingPosted 1 week ago
@ElShalimoPosted 1 week ago
I believe it is this one https://www.blueair.com/gb/air-purifiers/blue-3210/8318.html?cgid=air-purifiers#start=1
We wouldn’t have paid the extra for the next one up as we were just trying it to see if it worked.
It’s simple and easy enough to give a clean.
thanksPosted 1 week agobranesFull Member
Washable filter so hopefully no premature retirement due to filter (un)availability. Fixed my allergies when the static caravan we’re living in (extension) went a bit toxic due to condensation and resultant mould.Posted 1 week ago
washable filters sounds like a good idea as I’m sure the normal filters won’t be available in 5-10 years from nowPosted 1 week agozilog6128Full Member
washable filters sounds like a good idea as I’m sure the normal filters won’t be available in 5-10 years from now
I don’t think filters are anything special except the shape. Don’t see why you couldn’t just buy a generic sheet or sheets of whatever material and cut it to fit?Posted 1 week ago
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