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Old 02-15-2016, 08:36 PM
 
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My air purifier is supposed to circulate all air in a 500 square ft. space 4.8 times an hour. So how long should a person run theirs? Maybe one hour at a time several times a day? How long do you run yours?
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:25 PM
 
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I have 3 Oransi air purifiers (living room, bedroom and computer room) and I run them 24/7.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:19 PM
 
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I have 4 and I run them constantly. I activate the ionizers when I go out for the day....they really help clean the air.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:00 AM
 
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Do they reduce the need for dusting furniture? We are looking at getting at least one as husband has developed allergies.

We have two dogs in the house, who are groomed and washed regularly. I run the roomba everyday and it's always full of pet hair and dander, plus I need to dust like every three days.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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Do they reduce the need for dusting furniture? We are looking at getting at least one as husband has developed allergies.

We have two dogs in the house, who are groomed and washed regularly. I run the roomba everyday and it's always full of pet hair and dander, plus I need to dust like every three days.
Yes, at least with a HEPA filter. Mine used to do my house cleaning for me--I seldom had to dust. The only downside was the high cost of running it and the expensive filters. I ran it 24/7. The HEPA filter traps even very tiny particles--it's a high efficiency filter.

I don't know about other types of air purifiers though.

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If you're going to buy one, you should read the reviews carefully because different air purifiers do different things--and usually a decent air purifier is expensive.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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Yes, at least with a HEPA filter. Mine used to do my house cleaning for me--I seldom had to dust. The only downside was the high cost of running it and the expensive filters. I ran it 24/7. The HEPA filter traps even very tiny particles--it's a high efficiency filter...
If you're going to buy one, you should read the reviews carefully because different air purifiers do different things--and usually a decent air purifier is expensive.

I agree totally. The Oransi is $480.00 and the set of filters (there are 3 of them in each one) are $80 each. I dont think they cost that much to run 24/7 -- but they're worth their weight in gold to me.

I tried many different kinds of purifiers before finding this purifier. I've had 3 Oransi purifiers (bedroom, computer room and living room) for the past 4-5 years and wouldnt be without them ever again.

http://www.amazon.com/Oransi-Purifie.../dp/B004ZL8URK
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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See 29:22 for Webb Wilder's comment about ionizers.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEuZt6BUdz0


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Old 02-19-2016, 12:16 PM
 
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I agree totally. The Oransi is $480.00 and the set of filters (there are 3 of them in each one) are $80 each. I dont think they cost that much to run 24/7 -- but they're worth their weight in gold to me.

I tried many different kinds of purifiers before finding this purifier. I've had 3 Oransi purifiers (bedroom, computer room and living room) for the past 4-5 years and wouldnt be without them ever again.

http://www.amazon.com/Oransi-Purifie.../dp/B004ZL8URK
That looks like a good one. I guess I need to find a place to live that has lower electrical costs!

The one I had was by Allermed and I don't think they make them anymore. It not only had the HEPA filter but also also a charcoal filter. The HEPA filter was for particles and the charcoal filter was for fumes and toxic chemicals. The charcoal absorbs them as the air rushes through the filter. I needed the charcoal filter because, at the time, I was very sick, having been exposed to oil fumes that came right in through the air vents from a faulty furnace. The charcoal filters are the answer for air pollution (I actually had air pollution right in my own home, coming from the oil furnace.)
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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I've tried just about every air purifier on the market over the past 15-20 years. The Oransi is the quietest of all and I think it cleans the air better than any others, even some that cost me thousands of dollars. I like the fact that it has 3 filters (cleanable pre-filter, Max v-HEPA filter and carbon filter) too.

Regarding electrical costs, I dont think it uses much electricity. I have 3 of them running 24/7 and my electrical usage is very low.
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:38 PM
 
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If you run them in the summer with the windows open doesn't the air purifier suck in dust etc. from the outside? Or do you run them with the windows closed?
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