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Old 03-26-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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Mine has two hepa filters and a prefilter. It has a setting for allergens. Works very well.
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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It helped me a good deal, unfortunately it broke and we havent replaced it. Allergy season has started back up and is brutal already!
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:34 AM
 
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I have recently tried out the Sinomax SF300 Photo-Catalytic air purifier, which I bought from a trade show/fair for a decent price a while back now, but it has worked really well - better than expected from somebody who didn't really know much about air purifiers then.

It has got a Pre-filter which mainly filters dust and pollen and there is a HEPA filter which is pretty much standard nowadays. But it also has a UV light with titanium mesh filter, which I thought was pretty neat because UV light filtration is usually seen on the more expensive and larger air purifiers.

At the moment, it is doing a pretty good job in a city troubled by air pollution (Shanghai) for when the air quality is really bad my nose becomes itchy and the sneezes get to me, but with the SF300 this isn't the case and my nose is relieved from the itchiness.

Another reason why I bought the Sinomax was because of the special design it has, where it can be placed into a car's cup holder which I thought as pretty useful due to all the toxic fumes a car produces. Also, it is small in design which is pretty useful for use in the office with even the most cluttered desk (I am quite unorganized). It is also convenient, for it comes with a stand and the base is circular and so rotation is possible (around 160 degrees) meaning the purifier can be placed on shelves or on the floor and clean air will still be blown in your direction.

It has 3 fan speeds and on the highest setting it can be hardly heard at night making it perfect for bedroom use at night due to the Ultra Quiet technology it has.

I haven't tried out any other purifier apart from the SF300 but I can genuinely say that this is the purifier to have!
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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I bought a unit at Walmart for under $100 that has a filter I can clean and so far I have been very happy with it and it has helped me sleep much better by keeping my nose open at night.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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I have two IQAirs, one for my bedroom and one for my main floor. I think they help. I usually have to take allergy medicine during the summer for seasonal allergies. I have been able to skip the allergy medicine the past two summers (coincides with buying the IQAir purifiers). In terms of maintenance, I have only had to replace one of the filters so far. Granted, I also got rid of most of my carpet, vacuum more since I bought roombas, and no longer have curtains (installed plantation shutters). I think all of these things contribute to my improved allergies.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:15 PM
 
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The IQAirs I use have made a huge difference in my comfort. I have two that have run 24/7/365 for eight years straight with zero problems, one in the bedroom and one in a central location.

The units are expensive, the filters are expensive, and they not doubt add a significant cost to our electric bill. That's the price I'm willing to pay so I don't feel miserable 24/7/365.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:16 PM
 
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This is an old thread, but they have helped me quite a bit. I was working in an office adjacent to a construction site and the AC system was just not able to filter out all the dust and other junk that was kicked up into the air. I have a severe dust allergy and was just miserable. Once I put the air purifier in, I noticed an immediate difference.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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Take my note that none of the air purifier eliminate 100% (or even 70%) dust. It might works well in a close room without any exterior air flow.

If you are sure to buy a air purifier then make sure to read user's review before placing an order.
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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TOTALLY.

But not ALL.

Some are bad, they collect the allergens and spread them.

I SWEAR by IQ Air Healthpro

Mine is 10 years old. My clients all bought them too for cases where they have cats and company who are allergic.

Hospital grade. Long guarantee.

You do have to replace the filters intermittently.

The CARBON layer (optional) is great. Removes even fish cooking odor and smoke.

Worked for me with tiny bird dander.

They have a whole house one, that's expensive but this portable one still expensive but not like that...and was fine.

https://www.iqair.com/home-air-purif...QaAhgNEALw_wcB

OH Jeeze. An old thread bumped.
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I've used air-purifiers quite a bit and am always amazed at the amount of junk in the filters and prefilters after a couple of weeks.

An even more impressive result of using an air-purifier comes when I use the ionizer function.........the dust and dirt that is taken-out of the air and sticks to surfaces, as opposed to floating around in the air. This is kinda a negative cleaning wise, but it make the air all that cleaner.
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