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Old 04-25-2018, 08:19 PM
 
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I'm in the market for an air purifier, and the first place I checked was Consumer Reports, which had highly rated BlueAir. But I've noticed, as I was cruising online that there are numerous sites that deal with totally different brands. For instance, CR didn't mention Rabbit at all, but I see Rabbit getting top honors elsewhere. And the site that praised Rabbit didn't mention BlueAir.

I'm not asking for feedback of "I have a Honeywell and have been very happy with it." What I'm looking for is a place with broadly comprehensive information. Are some sites more reliable than others? Because there are quite a few.

What I'm hoping for is something that's great but not wildly expensive - and BlueAir has something that fits the bill, but I'd like to know about other options.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:56 PM
 
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I'm in the market for an air purifier, and the first place I checked was Consumer Reports, which had highly rated BlueAir. But I've noticed, as I was cruising online that there are numerous sites that deal with totally different brands. For instance, CR didn't mention Rabbit at all, but I see Rabbit getting top honors elsewhere. And the site that praised Rabbit didn't mention BlueAir.

I'm not asking for feedback of "I have a Honeywell and have been very happy with it." What I'm looking for is a place with broadly comprehensive information. Are some sites more reliable than others? Because there are quite a few.

What I'm hoping for is something that's great but not wildly expensive - and BlueAir has something that fits the bill, but I'd like to know about other options.
Don't know of any grand site that won't be biased toward one brand or another, but you might have better luck with user experiences if you approach it through sites that deal with allergy or asthma prevention rather then purifier sites themselves. All of them are going to be influenced by the exact conditions under which each unit is being used.

FWIW, I use a RabbitAir and find it works pretty well in the correctly-sized room that is kept clean and with windows shut.
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:58 AM
 
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Always to be taken with a grain of salt, I like going to a site like Amazon or Walmart that sells a variety of brands and reading reviews from those that have purchased one.
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:17 AM
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I'd say look at it from a factual basis.....what features actually contribute to making the air cleaner. A lot of these overpriced air-cleaners, making a lot of wild claims....just seems scammish to me.
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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I'd say look at it from a factual basis.....what features actually contribute to making the air cleaner. A lot of these overpriced air-cleaners, making a lot of wild claims....just seems scammish to me.
Even the best top-rated purifier con't do what it's designed to do if it is used in the wrong circumstances. If your expectations are lower, less likely to be disappointed.
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:42 PM
 
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I would think the only things important would be HEPA filter, reliability, volume of air and noise.

If it is a reliable brand, has a HEPA filter (check replacement cost), sized for the area you need and quiet.... then it doesn't really matter which one you get.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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Don't know of any grand site that won't be biased toward one brand or another, but you might have better luck with user experiences if you approach it through sites that deal with allergy or asthma prevention rather then purifier sites themselves. All of them are going to be influenced by the exact conditions under which each unit is being used.

FWIW, I use a RabbitAir and find it works pretty well in the correctly-sized room that is kept clean and with windows shut.
The problem with user experiences is that there's no element of comparison. And most ordinary people don't necessarily even know the different aspects to judge. For instance, I like that Consumer Reports might do comparisons about noise levels.
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