My favorite season is Spring, although admittedly it only lasts for a week or two here in Southeast Louisiana. But for a week, the temperature is mild and the humidity is low…perfect to get outside and enjoy a picnic in the park with my girls. But with the warming temperatures comes the blooming of flowers, grass and trees that love to annoy my sensitive allergies.
In an attempt to stay one step ahead of the itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion, I have started my daily regimen of allergy pills. However, I was thrilled when I was contacted by Airocide to try out their new NASA technology air purification system. While I have been put off by other purification systems because of the need to either clean them and/or buy new filters (which can be pricey), I was intrigued by Airocide because there is absolutely no maintenance involved.
If there is no filter, how does it work? Airocide actually draws in harmful airborne pathogens (VOC’s, allergens, pet dander, etc.) and forces them into a densely packed matrix which destroys them on contact rather than trapping them in a filter. In my head, it seems like a bug zapper for allergens, viruses and dander! They just simply cease to exist. Watch the video below to see more about the technology which is FDA approved below:
The company has spent more than a decade testing and retesting Airocide, and has found that typical Airocide users feel all-around better between four and six weeks. It was also found that the Airocide Air Purifier was virtually 100% effective in destroying “bad stuff”emitted by products found in your home such as cleaning and hobby supplies, paint and pesticides. But it really peaked my interest when I heard that this air purification system also eliminated pollen, dust mites, viruses and bacteria. The Airocide Air Purifier was found so effective that it was introduced into hospitals, clinics, and daycare centers in order to help stop the spread of infectious disease in 2003.
Upon the company recommendation, our new Airocide Air Purifier was placed between 1 and 8 feet off the ground in our bedroom (to be more specific we placed it on the headboard of our bed). The design of the purifier is non-intrusive and doesn’t stand out in our room. The set up was pretty much non-existent. Simply plug it in and it’s ready to go!
The default setting is “high” which is the optimal setting. However, it is a bit on the loud side for me. It does create a nice white noise effect but for a light sleeper it may be to noisy. I was thrilled when I realized that you can lower the intensity with the simple touch of a button and there is even an “auto” setting. With the Auto setting, the Airocide Air Purifier will operate in the “high” mode in daylight but will automatically lower itself reducing the noise level when the lights go out. Great feature! After using the system for six weeks now, I can say that I am waking up much less congested in the morning. Such a great feeling to be able to take a deep breath without wheezing as soon as I wake!