Not very effective
This review is for the Homedics AT-100, ie the previous model. 3 speeds with timer and no ioniser. From day one this air purifier did not impress me. It is super noisy and filters air to a minimal extent and barely helps to alleviate my allergy symptoms. I used it in the bedroom and it cleared the air to a certain extent but in regards to pollens and dust and other allergens it has been useless, as I wake up with a lot of congestion. Upon some research found out that this model does not have an ioniser, where my previous did. There lies part of...the answer. I was told a salt lamp help ionise the air and used it in conjunction with the air filter, this has helped. So if you own this model it is greatly improved by using a salt lamp. This model does not have an activated charcoal filter so it does not filter ours smoke or dust? I toss through the night and wake up in the morning all congested. I run the air purifier for a couple of hours before going to bed and switch it off once I go to bed as it is extremely noisy. It helps minimally but what helps more is keeping the doors closed when its windy. The air filter inside is a basic HEPA filter and thats it. Theres nothing much to the unit just a fan and filter inside. There is a replacement indicator for filter but I've never seen it go on and run this unit a lot. I would not recommend this unit.
Purchased in May 2016.
- AP15AU (Small Room)
I've had more health problems while using this device than before, fobbed off by support
I purchased a Homedics AP15AU Air Purifier brand new a few weeks ago, but have had health side-effects since using it. I originally purchased it to clean the air in my small apartment, the first day using it it gave off a 'plasticy' smell for quite some time, which I was told was normal for first time use.. Upon putting it in my bedroom and running it for a couple of hours I developed a tight chest, blocked sinuses and very irritated throat. I thought that perhaps it was coincidence and that I may just be coming down with something, I shut it o...ff and the tight chest, blocked sinuses and irritated throat eventually went away.. I started the unit up two days later and the exact same things occurred.. I contacted their support page on Facebook, only to be told to 'go see a doctor' and that they hadn't heard of that happening with their machines before. They did ask me for the four digit date code from the bottom of the unit, I sent them the info but have heard nothing further back from them.... An Air Purifier is supposed to 'clean' the air, and you can't get sick from 'clean air' so obviously something is going on with the unit. I followed the instructions for installing the HEPA filter and carbon filters perfectly.. Based on this experience I can't recommend the unit, and I consider the $100+ I paid for the unit to be a total waste of money.
Purchased in November 2019 at 247deals_au for $116.05.
Questions & Answers
|Category||Air Purifiers||Air Purifiers|
|Features||Adjustable Speed Settings and Carbon Filter||Adjustable Speed Settings, Carbon Filter and Timer|
|Maximum Noise Level||60 db||53.3 db|
|Max Room Size||10.6 m²|
|Weight||6 kg||7.25 kg|
|Dimensions||365 x 210 x 435 mm||450 x 510 x 233 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
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