I have a family that suffers from allergies and even one child who is asthmatic. I remember when we lived in the Bronx, I would be at the emergency room almost three times a month. It got so bad that they eventually decided that he was going to have to have an in-home nebulizer. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s an equipment needed for those whose asthma is so bad, that they need treatment at home. It’s basically what you get in the hospital, but an at home treatment. Since we’ve moved to Colorado, it hasn’t been as bad and I’m hoping that he will eventually outgrow it, but it’s like we gave up on one thing for the other. Allergies! It has been really bad here, especially in the spring and the fall. It’s now fall and with animals that we don’t want to get rid of, we needed something that will help. Enter the Oreck Air Refresh Humidifier and Air Purifier.
So here are just two reasons you may need an air purifier:
1. You suffer from Allergies or Have a Respiratory Illness such as Asthma.
If you’re an allergy sufferer or suffer from a respiratory illness, having an air purifier that will help greatly. Allergies and asthma may be aggravated by dust, pollen, dander and even airborne cleaning products. An air purifier with HEPA and carbon filter can remove 99.97% of allergens in the air, including odors which can trigger an attack.
2. You have pets and kids!
We have 2 cats and 2 dogs, both which shed hair everywhere and there is generally no way to keep that from happening. An air purifier will not only remove that airborne pet hair, dander and odor but will also protect both your children and pets from indoor air pollution.
I decided to place my Oreck Air Refresh Humidifier and Air Purifier in my bedroom, after all that’s where I spend most of my day, and so do the kids. They are always in and out of my room with Madison even sometimes sleeping in there right along with me. The Oreck Air Refresh 2-in-1 is perfect for small rooms up to 115 square feet so this was perfect for my room as well. The one thing I loved about this was how super quiet it was. I should have filmed a video but I didn’t think to at the time of writing this.
The controls are all conveniently located at the top of the unit and I loved the indicators that allowed me to know when the filter needed replacing, when the water tank was running low, and there’s even a sleep mode that activates with just a press of a button. It automatically dims the light and changes the speed to low so that you can go to sleep easily.
While some air purifiers give one filter, the Oreck Air Refresh Humidifier and Air Purifier offers a 2-stage filtration system. You get the HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter which captures 99% of the tiniest particles down to 0.3 microns such as pollen, dust mites, allergens, mold spores and pet dander. The Charcoal Odor-Removing filter helps to remove unwanted odors from the air. Charcoal and carbon filters are designed to neutralize odors by absorbing gasses, and while they are great for dealing with smells, but they are not as effective at trapping allergens, such as pollen, so having both the Charcoal and the HEPA together are a plus.
Now I mentioned that I also live in Colorado which is known for it’s lack of humidity. The Oreck Air Refresh also includes a humidifier which is perfect for sleeping at night. Water can be easily added to the unit and you just choose your humidity level. The ultrasonic humidifier safely adds moisture to a room without using hot water. You can even have them both the humidifier and the air purifier running at the same time, maintaining optimal comfort in your home.
I am really in love with the Oreck Air Refresh Humidifier and Air Purifier. I can’t gush about it enough. I love that it is a 2-in-1 product and that it is so easy to use. My air smells so much better and even the kids have stated that they now prefer to be in my room instead of the other rooms. I plan on getting another for downstairs where the kids usually play, so they can stop smelling each other’s feet. I highly recommend getting one for your home as well, whether it’s for your bedroom, kitchen, family room or even nursery, it’s an investment that you won’t regret.