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Old 09-07-04, 11:19 AM
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I need recommendation for an air purifier/cleaner

I don't want an ioc breeze or something similar that doesn't move air. I need the air to move. Decently dusty room, so it will run often.

Any experiences and recommendations?
Old 09-07-04, 11:24 AM
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Homedics is supposed to be coming out with something revolutionary (moves and cleans air without a fan). I read up on it a bit ago while researching a small company that held the patent.
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I have an Alpine Living Air machine and it's nice.

It's more of an Ozoniser machine though. It has caused a reduction in dust in the large room it's in.
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Are you serious? If you got dust, whoop out the vacuum.

I got an IB GP at home and in the office. Good stuff.

FYI, the IB doesn't have a fan, but it moves air, just not on the jet engine type scale.
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Because of the equipment I have in the room (computer, projector, receiver, etc. etc.), I need to reduce the dust on a day to day basis and not just with a vacuum.

I hate the idea of $60 filters every few months, but I also don't really believe the hype of the ionic breeze. Looks like a bose in sheep's clothing to me.
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Anyone have access to a 10/03 issue of consumer reports?
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I have two Ionic Breezes. They work for smoke, which is why I bought them, so in that respect I'm satisfied with them. They don't move a *lot* of air, but they move enough air to draw in smoke and such from all over the room. My big deal was that I wanted to eliminate smoke and not make any noise. They do that.

Anyway, what I'm saying is that they're not "hype", but they're also not going to be as effective as something with a fan and a filter on it. That seems pretty obvious, to me. If you need something to make a real gale of a breeze, like a ceiling fan type of breeze, and to remove major amounts of dust, then you're going to be looking at a filter solution. Which one you get is irrelevant as long as it's a HEPA filter in it, really. You take a fan, you move air through a filter, and it filters crap out. They're all basically the same in that respect.
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Consumer Reports rated Ionic Breeze very poorly.

I have a pdf of the ratings chart but not the article, if you are interested.

It rates the $500 Friedrich C-90A as the top model.
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very interested. Please email it to me at kvrdave @gorge.net
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Originally posted by ms.crab
Consumer Reports rated Ionic Breeze very poorly.
Compared to a noisy fan and filter unit, it will do very poorly. I would put that in the "duh" category.
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Apparently the Ionic Breeze is one of the best for removing smell and smoke.
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Originally posted by ms.crab
Consumer Reports rated Ionic Breeze very poorly.

I have a pdf of the ratings chart but not the article, if you are interested.

It rates the $500 Friedrich C-90A as the top model.
You beat me to it. CR does not like the IB at all (ratings wise).
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However, the LIVING AIR units use fans to actively move air and Ionic cleaning. One unit can clean a reasonbaly sized house.

Does anyone know how they rate?
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Originally posted by ms.crab
Consumer Reports rated Ionic Breeze very poorly.
But, as mentioned, CR was comparing the Ionic Breeze to louder models that require you to replace expensive filters.

The IB definitely isn't a "one size fits all model", but the fact that it is silent and requires zero filter changes makes it a great choice for many small jobs. I have 2 of them and they *definitely* make a difference (as evidenced by the amount of dust that I wipe from them every couple of weeks).

(Of course, none of this really applies to kvrdave's question. )
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The Alpine Living Air units are Ozone generators, I think. Ozone generators should not be used in living spaces, as Ozone can be toxic and causes no end of problems. Especially don't use them in enclosed spaces.

An Ionic type cleaner does generate a tiny amount of ozone, but as a side effect, not as the primary means of cleaning the air. Much like your TV generates a tiny amount of ozone from the coil around the tube.
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Originally posted by Otto
The Alpine Living Air units are Ozone generators, I think. Ozone generators should not be used in living spaces, as Ozone can be toxic and causes no end of problems. Especially don't use them in enclosed spaces.

An Ionic type cleaner does generate a tiny amount of ozone, but as a side effect, not as the primary means of cleaning the air. Much like your TV generates a tiny amount of ozone from the coil around the tube.

I know we've had this talk before but what about when you set the sanitizer on lowest setting and keep some windows open?
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Originally posted by Giantrobo
I know we've had this talk before but what about when you set the sanitizer on lowest setting and keep some windows open?
I dunno. Ask the EPA or something. All I know is that they say not to use Ozone Generator based methods of air cleaning in spaces where people live/work. You can buy big industrial ozone generating devices, pump a place full of ozone, then vent it out and voila, it's clean air, but you shouldn't be in there while it's full of ozone.
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I have the Ionic Breeze GP and the Ionic Breeze Desktop (for the bedroom)

The dust has gone down in both rooms, however, not as significant as I thought. Although, the IB's produce a 'clean air smell' that really makes a huge difference.

I took my IB Desktop to work and when I would get back home in my bedroom i could notice a signficant difference. So much so I purchased another desktop for the bedroom.
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I have this one

http://www.airpurifiermall.com/fresh-air.htm

And I was surprised at how well it works. It takes out odors, makes all the dust fall to the ground.


My wife took it to her classroom this weekend and i could tell a major difference. I have been sneezing a lot more this weekend and the air seems kind of stale right now.



P.s> you can get them for 480 off ebay. there are no filters to rebuy. You just clean the old.

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Old 09-07-04, 05:28 PM
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I decided to go with a 3M product. Made for work ares, so it should be heavy duty, and the replacement filters are about $30
http://www.epinions.com/pr-3M_OAC100...~latest_prices
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Re: I need recommendation for an air purifier/cleaner

Me too, don't like an ionizer or ozonizer. It is bad for my asthma suffering. Also, I think the ionizer need to work with a fan to become effective.

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