If we reflect on our days, it may surprise you that most of us spend about 85 – 90% of them indoors. Many of us work in huge office buildings where we can’t open windows and are exposed to the harshness of air conditioning. Some of you may have heard of sick-building syndrome, which is attributed to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation. We may complain about our work milieu, but be totally oblivious to the deleterious air quality of our home surroundings. Air quality absolutely affects our health whether it’s outdoors or indoors at work or home. Having a competent and high caliber air purifier is imperative, and I found the perfect one.
Fellowes, a global leader in business machines and office products, has branched out and produced a line of superior quality air purifiers. Recently, Fellowes Canada has launched a new AeraMax line of air purifiers; First & Only certified by the Asthma Society of Canada. The AeraMax air purifiers are the breath of fresh air we’ve been waiting for. Fellowes knows that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. The effects of indoor pollutants can range from short-term irritations to serious respiratory conditions, and this can be detrimental to people who suffer from asthma and allergies. Contaminants can be mistaken for symptoms of various illnesses. Signs and symptoms of air pollution can include coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, dizziness, headaches, and fatigue to more serious symptoms of nosebleeds, rhinitis, dyspnea, and wheezing, to severe symptoms of fevers, myalgia, tachycardia, rashes, lethargy to nausea and vomiting.
Fellowes AeraMax air purifiers are designed to protect and benefit everyone from asthma and allergy sufferers and those with colds and flu, as well as pet owners and office workers.
The AeraMax 300 has a bundle of stellar attributes and benefits that empower and enhance the air quality in your home.
*A Four-Stage Purification System, which captures 99.7% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns
*AeraSafe™ Antimicrobial Treatment that offers built-in protection from the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mildew, and fungi on True HEPA filter
*An AeraSmart™ Sensor that monitors the air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed to keep your air purified. Blue, amber and red lights indicate the purity of your air
*Aera+™ Mode, which is designed for peak allergy conditions and increases airflow by up to 50% compared to the lowest speed setting
*Filter Change Indicators that let you know when it’s time to replace your filters
*A Carbon Filter that removes odors
*A True HEPA Filter that captures the tiniest particles and impurities including mold spores, pollen, dust mites, most airborne microbes, allergens, and cigarette smokers and captures large airborne particulates
The AeraMax line uses a combination of the most effective filtration and cleaning methods as part of a 4-stage filtration process to remove 99.97 percent of airborne pollutants and particles down to 0.3 microns in size. This level of performance makes it the perfect clean air solution for any space up to 300 square feet.
I’ve used one other air purifier prior to the AeraMax 300, and there is absolutely no comparison. First, it’s so easy to use with its touchscreen display panel, you select your speed or leave it on auto. I like to leave it on auto as its Smart Sensors will monitor the air quality and automatically adjust the fan speed reflective on the impurities in the air. There is also the air+ mode, which is designed to remove even more allergens, viruses, and germs during peak allergy and cold and flu season. The AeraMax is uber quiet, you won’t realize it’s on unless you see its display lights. It’s also incredibly lightweight and pleasantly portable. It has a 300 square foot capacity, so you will need to move it around your home for air cleanup. I also just want to mention the edgy and neoteric shape of the AeraMax, it accommodates and blends harmoniously with any decor.
I was curious just to see how toxic and polluted my home really is. The AeraMax does not require any assembling, you just plug it in. I first put the air purifier in my living room and the light was blue, great this means my air is good quality. Within 15 minutes or so, the indicator light changed to amber; okay, so there are pollutants in my home. But, waiting only a few more minutes, the indicator light was beaming and blaring red!! Wow, I was so shocked to see the red light. Seriously, I did not expect this. It took a few hours before the light went back to blue.
I got the same results in most areas of my home. I’ve been using this air purifier for a month now and it has very quickly cleaned up the air quality in my home. I have one member of my family who has sensitive airways and suffers from allergies of all kinds, including my cats, so I was quite anxious to see if they would feel better. There was a marked improvement as the carbon filter captures and removes pet dander. Having four pets can undeniably affect the air quality, but it’s quite remarkable how much nicer the air is, we honestly don’t notice pet odors. This is such a big plus for me!
We can all breathe easier and so much deeper; there’s an air freshness that’s permeating through every room now, instead of stagnant and stale air. Aside from cleaner air, I’ve noticed I don’t cough at all anymore. I thought I had a dry throat from the dry climate I live in; what a relief from this irritating effect of dirty air. We also sleep better with very few in the middle of the night disruptions. To keep our air as clean as possible, we run the AearMax every evening.
Even though the weather is getting warmer and we can open our windows, pollutants can still remain trapped in your home. The only solution is using an unrivaled air purifier like the AeraMax; whatever airborne pollutants you have in our home or office, they got you covered!
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.