recommendation for air purifier

gregbesia Posted By gregbesia, Jan 11, 2013 at 3:31 PM

  1. gregbesia

    gregbesia
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    Does anyone use air filter /purifier in the winter to try to reduce dust in the house? We have a wood insert in our living room and while we love the wood heat and the savings in oil, I was wondering if there is any thing that may help with dust control. As always thanks for any help.
     
  2. loudog

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    I just posted this up, semi-related. Has made a huge difference in our dust issue.
     
  3. gregbesia

    gregbesia
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    Thanks a lot. I was worried that I won't get any responses. :)
     
  4. PapaDave

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    We have a lot of dust/hair/crap in the air too. I don't think much is from the stove. We've got dogs, and the amount of hair is ridiculous.
    This is the one we got. http://www.homedepot.com/buy/honeywell-quietclean-air-purifier-hfd-123-hd.html#.UOxUaneE5zc
    The day after turning it on, the congestion in the back of my throat was almost gone. It's actually too small for the space, but does quite a good job. We plan to get another soon.
    I also notice that if I forget to clean the pre-filter every couple-3 days, the congestion is more noticable.
     
  5. gregbesia

    gregbesia
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    Thanks PapaD, i will look into this as well.
     
  6. chris5150

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  7. nate379

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    I bought a $$ Orick one a few years back (was around $350) and ended up returning it after the couple month trial period was done. I honestly didn't notice any difference with it running or not other than my power bill went up a bit.

    The best thing I have found for dust in the winter is wiping everything down with a microfiber rag and some pledge every few weeks.
     
  8. greg13

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  9. muncybob

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    Did some research and in the price range we are at(under $200) we just picked up a Sharp Plasmacluster last night. I learned a bit while researching...like didn't know there was a difference between a hepa filter and a hepa type filter....the CADR ratings don't tell the whole story, etc. Should know in a few days if what we got was the right choice.
     

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