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Last week I told you about the 10 ways our family prevents colds and the flu. We’ve been implementing 9 out of 10 of these steps for the past two winters–with MUCH success!
This winter, we also added an air purifier to our routine.
Honestly? I had never really considered using an air purifier before, but now that I know what they do, I really wish we had had one back in 2012 when we all had the horrible, no-good norovirus!
According to “5 Ways to Combat Flu in Your Home,” an air purifier “can remove the smallest microbes in the air, reducing harmful airborne germs that not only include cold and flu viruses but also dust, pollen, mold spores, pet dander and smoke particles.” (source)
Basically, an air purifier circulates or “cleans” the air that would otherwise remain stagnant and create the perfect breeding ground for germs. Airborne germs and viruses can live longer and spread farther than you might think.
The flu can spread to people up to 6 feet away, even without a sneeze or cough to propel it.
After a cough or a sneeze, some viruses stay suspended in the air for hours before landing on surfaces, where they can live for 24 hours!
This winter, I was given the opportunity to review the new Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55 Air Purifier, which features state-of-the-art, ultra-quiet technology that automatically monitors air and adjusts its settings to offer invisible protection against colds and the flu!
Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55 is lightweight enough to easily carry from room-to-room, and it is extremely quiet. It is running in the room where I am sitting as a type this, and I cannot even hear it!
In addition, the Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55 Air Purifier:
- uses true HEPA filters, which safely remove 99.97% of airborne particles, including viruses, germs, dust, mold, pollen, ragweed, pet dander and cigarette smoke.
- has undergone independent certifications–from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and the California Air Resource Board (CARB). It has been certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), UL Listed and Energy Star-Certified.
- includes automatic filter change indicators.
- includes an automatic sensor that monitors the air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed to keep your air purified.
Do air purifiers really work?
To be honest, I really don’t know. I do know that our family has stayed well this winter.
Again, we stick to a pretty strict preventative regimen, but I think the air purifier has only made that protocol better.
You can buy the Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55 at BestBuy.com for around $189.99.
Do you have an air purifier? Were you aware that air purifiers could help prevent colds and the flu?
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I have used air purifiers for 16 years different brands and types sharper image was one of the first blue air was one that I bought in 2007 was expensive at 500.00 large size and loud, hunter was another one there was a few more that I cannot remember but by far my favorite one is one I purchased two years ago its a nine stage filter I can easliy carry it from room to room all of use have seasonal allergies and few of use have had issues with asthama I reviewed them online and found advanced pureair and bought one online been running perfect and really helping with keeping us healthy it really low on power usage compares to 50 walt bulb some of the other ones I have had ran up our power bill and with three school age kids in three different schools there is plenty of germs being brought home we have been healthier less allergies and sleep better I do not get any referrals or anything from this review just wanted to share my experience with everyone.
Good luck on your search I have had good luck and wish you luck with your choice for your family.
Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)
I do have an air purifier that I love! We keep it in the bedroom and it helps me so much during allergy season.
It was pricey, but it works amazingly well. My husband gave it to me for my birthday a few years ago and though he got picked on for it, I LOVED it!
After reading this article I am seriously considering getting this air purifier. But I am curious to know how you use this in conjunction with a diffuser. Will it suck what I am diffusing out of the air? I am fairly new to essebtial oils but am loving them. I have a 7 month old daughter and she has had a lot of colds so I’m hoping with diffusing and an air purifier it will help but I don’t want t waste the oils if the ourifier is just going to such then away. Migjt be a silly question but I wanted to ask.
I read in my instruction manual that scented candles except soy were not to be used as well as any type of spray scents in the room while it was on not sure about essential oils which I use in our home but on our bodies or in products that I make. I have used fabric refreshers on my furniture but had it off and after hour or so turned in back on no problems.
Air purifier for dust
Here, Air purifier are more than just helping you with cold air. If you are having dust in your house air, then also it would be great to use air purifier. Not only you, but also your pet and garden also need the air purifier to have clean and pure environment around them.
Air Purifier has the ability to remove dust, but there is a common misconception that often happens, by having an air purifier that is no longer needed to clean up the dust.
I think that’s not true, because fans in air purification can lead to dust storms in your home if you don’t regularly clean up.
I have a 7 month old daughter and she has had a lot of colds so I’m hoping with diffusing and an air purifier it will help but I don’t want t waste the oils if the ourifier is just going to such then away.