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Amazon Prime Day is here and if you're on the hunt for a product that will freshen up your home and help keep the air clean during these colder months then you're in luck.
I had never tested the air quality in my house. Something a huge 90 per cent of Australians have actually never done, according to research commissioned by PureProfile on behalf of Philips in 2019.
So when I got the opportunity to test out the Philips Air Purifier Series 2000 I was curious and terrified at the same time - but I absolutely loved using it. And Aussies can currently get their hands on the same model for a huge 46% off - only $299 right now thanks to Amazon Prime Day.
Philips Air Purifier review
I live in a house with two dogs that shed twice a year for six months at a time, add to that a train line across the way, and the edge of the bush at the end of my street, making the dust and dirt in the air at my house is generally pretty visible.
Philips' slogan is ‘breath the difference’ with the device claiming to remove 99.97 per cent of airborne allergens such as pollen, pet dander and dust mite.
I used the one for small rooms (up to 79m2) which covered my main living area - where the dogs spend a lot of their time. It was super easy to set up - just make sure the filter is installed correctly, plug in, and turn on. There are three settings to choose from - I went with the Pet/Allergy option and off it went.
The device has a number that gives you instant feedback on your air quality - under 12 being good, over 55 being very poor.
It was great to have the instant answer to my air quality questions, but when I maxed the machine out at 250 (!!!) I was worried maybe my house was in fact too much to handle.
However after a week of using it I discovered it actually did the trick.
My air quality was the worst when the dogs were inside (not surprising) and on hot days when we’ve had the windows closed. It also went up when I was cooking which was a little surprising. When everyone was sitting still though it didn’t take long for the machine to do its magic and improve the air we were breathing within as little as 30 minutes.
We actually ended up getting that magical number down to 3 or 4 and things just felt a little less stuffy.
After a week of using the machine - we had it on every afternoon once we got home from work but not overnight - I noticed a difference in the dust that had settled on some of the surfaces around the lounge room as well.
The before and after photos show how much less there was to be wiped off the top of the TV and the fireplace, so that was an added benefit.
At nearly $530 the machine normally doesn’t come cheap, but I’ve been using it ever since (we’ve now moved it to the bedroom to see if it helps there) and am keen to continue to know what the air quality is like in my home.
It's definitely worth snapping up at this current bargain price on Amazon during Prime Day.
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