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05-01-2007, 01:25 PM
Anyone use one? Which one?? Whole house or just the bedroom??
Along with her other allergies, DD#2 is allergic to dust mites. I am to, though I don't "do" anything about it.
I bought two Venta Air Washers at Bed Bath and Beyond a couple months ago. I put them away yesterday because I didn't need them during the summer months (they use water as a filter so they also humidify).
Anybody know more about them? I didn't do a whole lot of research (ok none) before I bought. So far I like them fine but not sure how to quantify if they "work" or not.
05-01-2007, 04:58 PM
I happened upon this site when I was researching air purifiers. Lots of detailed reviews, from inexpensive to pricey.
I have a Vornado AQS35 that I keep in the kitchen for cooking odors and leave it on when I sleep or am out. It has 5 settings. It works, but is pretty loud on any setting but the first, thus the reason why I only use it when I'm nowhere near it. I got it at Bed Bath & Beyond with their 20% off coupon.
I came across the Rabbit Air BioGP a while back and am really interested. Reviews say it's quiet and effective. It also goes by the name Mitsubishi Bio-Fresh.
05-01-2007, 05:34 PM
we have the Ionic Breeze Air purifier and it works and is quiet. easy to clean. we like it well enough.
05-02-2007, 01:24 AM
We have 2 HEPA air purifiers from Sears (Kenmore brand). One is in our living area and the other in the kids room. My husband did a bunch of research online and these were recommended for allergy sufferers (DS and I have allergies and DD has asthma). We've noticed a big difference in our air quality - I haven't been having to take my allergy medicine as much!
Keep in mind that air purifiers are for airborne pollutants like dust and pollen. It won't help with dust mites because they aren't airborne.
We use both. We have honeywells in the bedrooms and then a whole house system attached to the heating/cooling unit. We also have a black light system on the return to kill mold. I'm not sold on the whole house system (after 8 years), for one thing the cost of the filters is high ($30) and I still think they need to be changed monthly during certain seasons. I'd try encasing the bedding, daily wipedowns and hard surface floors in the bedroom first. And change your regular air filters. I do like Hepa air cleaners in the bedroom, I can really notice it if one has been turned off, especiallly at night.
05-02-2007, 08:25 AM
We LOVE our Honeywells. We have 2. DH and DD both have asthma. Get one with permanent filters and a prefilter and clean them often (you can see when it needs it).
I also highly recommend changing the type of air filter you use on your furnace. The 3M Filtrete Ultra ones for microparticles have made a big difference in our house. They look like normal filters that you slide in your furnace, but the pleats are much tighter.
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