It is a sad reality that for most of us, our homes that we live in day in and day out have worse air quality that the air found outdoors. I am blessed to live in the country where we have relatively clean air but I remember living in a valley out west when the smog would roll over the mountains from the city and cover the sky, it wasn’t pretty. There are so many factors that can affect the air quality in our homes; the cleaners we use, our pets, upholstery, carbon monoxide from heating, mold, dander, the list can go on and on.
Indoor Air Quality Concerns:
- The EPA lists poor indoor air quality as the fourth largest environmental threat to our country.
- There are an estimated 40 million individuals in the United States who are affected by allergies. Learning how to control a homes environment to reduce allergen levels is important for managing allergies and asthma.
- The prevalence rate of pediatric asthma has increased from 40.1 to 69.1,—a 72.3 percent increase. Asthma is the sixth ranking chronic condition in our nation and the leading serious chronic illness of children in the U.S.**
As a Mama of two toddlers, one having severe respiratory issues from infancy, I am highly concerned about the quality of the air in our home. We actually have been in the process of remodeling since we purchased our home over 8 years ago. We have had many set backs along the way, including massive mold problems! One end of our home has been gutted not once, but twice to finally (we pray) eliminate all of the mold. Mold can cause allergic reactions, asthma, and many other respiratory ailments. Since Addie already fights with respiratory issues we have tried using several air purifiers to improve the quality of the air in our homes.
We also have a beloved four-legged Golden family member, Sammie. He has been a part of our family for 6 1/2 years and he does create quite the mess with his massive quantities of hair he sheds. Not to mention the dander he adds to the air itself. We haven’t yet been able to afford to purchase units for each room of the house but I can say we do have two differnet air purifying systems we use. The newest unit (and nicest by far) that was just added to our home was the Fellowes Air Purifier AP-300PH.
My Experience with Fellowes 300-PH Air Purifier
Let me share with you a little about this amazing system! First off, I am so amazed at how quiet it truly is compared with the other units we have. You truly can not even tell the machine is on. The unit we have in Austin’s room is quite loud and he doesn’t like for it to run at night while he is trying to go to sleep. We have started using the Fellowes AP-300PH Air Purifier in our living room to try it out and can’t be more pleased with the results! It utilizes Plasma True Technology to safely remove harmful viruses and germs from the air at the molecular levels. That is important to me right now especially as we came home from our trip to Florida ill and the last thing any Mom wants is to spread an illness back around the family.
I love that right on the unit it has an air purity sensor that monitors the quality of your air and then adjusts itself according to the quality of the air.
The Fellowes AP-300PH Air Purifier uses a 4-Stage purification system to successfully remove 99.97% of airborne pollutants!
1. Carbon Filter – Removes odors and large airborne particles.
2. Sanitized – This actually treats the carbon filter to reduce the development of bacteria, fungi and dust mites on the carbon filter.
3. True HEPA Filter – Captures 99.97% of the following particles and impurities:
- Dust Mites
- Mold Spores
- Cigarette Smoke
- Chemical Vapors
4. PlasmaTrue Technology – This is the final stage that safely removes pollutants at the molecular level to neutralize viruses and germs in the air.
For most of us, it isn’t that we are not interested in the indoor quality of our air, it is more an issue of price. The Fellowes 300-PH retails for over $200 and is worth every penny. Since we are losing the last few days of summer this weekend, the cooler weather is right around the corner. For most of us, that means being in a closed home while running heaters. This is the perfect time to start thinking about improving the quality of your indoor air.
Right now on Amazon you can get an amazing deal by snagging the Fellowes 300-PH air purifier for only $119.99 with super savers shipping.
** Source Lung.org
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Fellowes and received a product sample to facilitate my review.