Our entire family suffers from allergies.
They are so bad that my husband and I get regular sinus infections and my kids are going through allergy immunotherapy. We have more bad days than good days.
So any time there is something that can possibly help us with our allergies, I want to give it a try. We have major allergies, dry skin, itchy eyes…you name it, we have it or have had it. It’s tough.
One of the items I have wanted to try for a while is an air purifier. I have to be honest and say that I didn’t know much about air purifiers other than the general information. There are so many on the market it’s overwhelming.
But, when I heard about the Fellowes AP-300PH air purifier with PlasmaTrue technology, I knew I had to give it a try. The Fellowes AP-300PH air purifier is the ultimate tool for moms looking to reduce the risk of illness and allergies in their home.
We live in a part of Texas that has a lot of dust storms. March, April and May are the worst months out of the year…and since my girls birthdays are in April and May, they will pretty much never get a birthday party outside. It’s that windy. Like 55 MPH winds, windy. And with all that wind, guess what comes with it? Dust – lots of dust.
When I read that the Fellowes AP-300PH air purifier had a True HEPA Filter that safely removes 99.97% of airborne particulates as small as 0.3 microns, including pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, cigarette smoke and odors, I knew I had to give it a try. Luckily, we eliminate some of our allergy triggers because we don’t have pets and we don’t smoke. But with all the wind and dust, there is always pollen and dust mites swirling around our house. I shudder to think about mold spores because we live in a dry climate but you never know.
As I opened the box, I was kinda intimidated by the size. This air purifier was almost as big as my 3 year old! But since it’s designed to purify spaces up to 300 square feet, it had to be kind of big. :D
Initially, we put the air purifier in our kitchen/family room area because it’s one big open space and that’s where we all spend most of our time. While we could hear it working non-stop, it didn’t seem to clear the air so to speak. The air purity sensor monitors the air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed to keep the air purified. We heard the fan going all the time and never heard it slow down, so we figured the space was too big because of the space and high (15 foot) ceilings.
So, we moved it to my oldest daughter’s room to see if we noticed a difference.
The first couple of nights were a little challenging because she had to get use to the noise of the fan. But by the third night, she fell right asleep and even noticed when it was “off”. It has become like white noise to her at this point.
At first, the only difference we noticed was the quieter fan because it wasn’t working as hard as it was. That is a good thing because we didn’t want to wear it out too quickly! Since her room is only about 120 square feet the air purifier could work more efficiently. After a a couple of weeks, we realized that Julia wasn’t waking up as congested as she had been. Then we started noticing that she had less dry coughs and less dry skin. While the air purifier doesn’t necessarily help alleviate dry skin, we attributed this to less allergens and dust in the air, therefore, she scratched less and didn’t agitate her eczema.
The PlasmaTRUE™ Technology safely removes airborne pollutants cleaning the air at the molecular level which instantly neutralizes viruses and germs. This is especially important this time of year when the weather turns colder and I imagine the girls will start to bring home kiddie cooties from school.
I really appreciate the easy to read display panel. It lights up and will let me know when to change the filter. No guessing involved. Yay!
Overall, we are quite happy with the Fellowes AP-300PH air purifier. At a suggested retail price of $199.99, we want to save our money to get two more. One for Olivia’s room and one for our bedroom. While the AP-300PH can cover up to 300 square feet, we didn’t notice the same performance in our large dining room/family room area because of the high ceilings.
So if you know somebody who suffers from allergies, I would highly recommend the Fellows AP-300PH air purifier. There are even some special deals available on Amazon now! You can get more information on all the different air purifiers from Fellowes at fellowes.com/airpurifiers.