Anybody [else] use home air purifiers?

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We've been using them for a couple of year now, and have been updating our units, moving existing to other rooms, replacing with newer ones. They really seem to help with the general air quality, sinus health - plus provide a source for some pleasant white noise :D

We've only used BlueAir, but I had a good price on a COWAY come up, they've been well reviewed in terms of price and performance, but I do see a few comments about poor CS, especially when it comes to warranty. I ordered when I saw that good deal on Amazon, but I think I'm going to cancel (or attempt to, or send it back unopened), because I hopped over to the BlueAir site and see several of their products are on sale 50% off direct, in particular, the models for larger rooms and more effective filtration that are basically the BlueAir competitive product to the COWAY (both have a 5 year warranty, it's just a question of getting it resolved if something does go wrong).

We have a couple of 211+ and 411+, and now, assuming I don't stick with the COWAY 400S, looking at a BlueAir 680i while they're 50% off.
 

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Yes, I have a Shark air purifier in my apartment, this one specifically: https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/st...rt-sensing/5599232?keyword=shark-air-purifier

A friend of mine and his girlfriend bought one and I liked it when I went over to their place so I decided to get one for myself. I bought it in part because it's now the norm for the air quality in California to be abysmal from about the end of July through October due to wildfire smoke. I'm sure it helps with other things, but for me it was mostly about relief from the smoke. I do also use it for white noise.
 

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Oh yeah, Shark products are pretty terrific, when our Dyson vacuum crapped out years ago, we replaced it with a Shark, and it's worked twice as long and twice as good :D
 

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We've got two Winix Plasmawaves. It's a little disconcerting to see them switch to red as soon as we turn on our gas stove. I think it's helped my wife with her allergies.
 

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We've got two Winix Plasmawaves. It's a little disconcerting to see them switch to red as soon as we turn on our gas stove. I think it's helped my wife with her allergies.
We have two of those and they're super sensitive, you can fart right on them and totally turn the light red... awesome, I have video of it somewhere.
 

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We have a smart one and when we had the fires for weeks and all the smoke it ran full blast and the filers had to be replaced after the smoke let up they were so black.
 

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We have a Mila in the front of the house. It seems to be doing its job. How do you even tell? Sometimes it sends me messages like “the air is pretty yucky today, you should stay inside with me.”
 

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Pretty cool, I didn't realize so many people used these.

Per above, I did order that COWAY 400S, it was $599 on sale for $437, usually it drops to the $499 range at most, so I jumped right on it. Then I did more research, and determined that 1) the sq/ft changes indicated was rated at 2 changes, vs. the more standard of 4 which was 780 sq/ft (and they did document this in the main description), the same as the BlueAir I was shopping (i.e., I thought it covered more area). In fact, the BlueAir is 4.8 changes per hour @ 780 sq/ft, so better. Then I read on some other sites that the warranty, while good in duration, was often hard to get resolved.

I was not actually able to cancel the order before it shipped, but I cancelled in at the shipping process (which of all the years on Amazon, I don't think I've ever done). So it didn't continue to me, and we get a refund. I get the difference vs. pre-shipment, is the latter instantly credits you, post-shipment, there's a 3-5 day delay, but no biggie.

Then the real kicker was the BlueAir 680i being 50% off direct, so that's a $450 discount which was hard to pass on (basically the same price as the COWAY). If anyone else is looking, they have several models on this 50% off sale, and they only took a day to process, shipped out quickly, it will actually be here tomorrow. Looking forward to having a smart unit too, it does air quality analysis, etc., but my real interest is in setting up a schedule so it runs full speed in the late evenings.

We'll move the 211+ from the TV room to the daughters room and her smaller 411 to like the corner of my office or the landing room. Hahahaha, it will be a swirling typhoon of purified air throughout the house o_O :LOL:
 

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Yes!

Fat Tony is up and running, it's a beast, hahaha, it's actually on rollers :D installed the app, super easy to setup the WiFi, and I also setup a schedule item for 12a - 6a to run on high, then drop to low, so we'll get max purification for those 6 hours while we're not around to hear the jet engine.

On low, it's silent, on Med, it's a bit quieter than the 211+ is replaced (which did make its way to the little G's room).

Also lots of air analysis on the app, compares to local outside air quality, and can run on auto where it changes based on the AQ.
 
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