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.
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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