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A lot of pollen is on the way again for the current spring of 2020, which is why an air purifier from Dyson, Xiaomi, Venta or others is a good idea. The air purifiers not only clean the air with regard to pollen, but also filter out dust, animal hair, mold and odors. The result is clean air that is odorless and free of allergens. Whether for the whole house, apartment or individual room - there are different filters and cleaners for the air. Especially now in the Corona isolation with childcare at home, homeschooling and home office, the devices are ideal for noticeably increasing the air quality and thus contributing to the well-being of the entire household.
Air purifiers against pollen, dust and other unsightly components of the air usually have a HEPA filter, activated carbon and / or PM 2.5 filter. Large devices are for example the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier (here my test report from 2018) and the Dyson PureHot+Cool, which can also heat the filtered air, which is sometimes still necessary at the moment. The air washer models from are also intended for larger rooms (but not as a design element) Sell. The latter do not primarily use fabric filters, activated carbon or the like, but water to clean the air of dust, pollen and other allergens. There are versions for rooms and apartments up to 40 square meters or even 75 square meters.
Here is the list with the product pages for a full insight:
The is particularly suitable for apartments and houses with ventilation systems and, above all, for large facilities with an area of up to 150 square meters Venta air washer LW60T made. In addition to a touch display, it also offers app control and the corresponding integration into the WLAN network. For air washing in the whole apartment, in the open-plan office, in the attic or in other large rooms, this device also promises extremely low power consumption. You can find all further details and the comparison to other models from the same manufacturer as well as to a Philips device on the Amazon product page. The two current ratings both offer full 5 stars (as of April 14, 2020).
From my point of view, a tip for allergy sufferers with light sleep is this Lifubide X600, which I had in the test. It is unbelievably quiet and in this night mode still manages to remove pollen and dust from 120 cubic meters of air per hour. Allergy sufferers who sleep lightly should take a look at this model. Attention: It seems that there are currently no replacement filters available in stores.
There are also inexpensive air filters for small rooms as well as table air purifiers that can be placed on the bedside table or desk. These air purifiers, some of which are offered for less than 100 euros (for example from Levoit), also offer filters in the HEPA, carbon and fabric range. A cheap model would be that Levoit Air Purifier with HEPA activated carbon combination filter for 79,99 euros on Amazon. The is specially designed for the desk and has the look of a retro PC speaker Levoit air purifier desktop for just now 29,99 euros on Amazon. On the individual product pages you will usually find links to replacement filters - but many filter models can also be washed out;)
In the comments, someone asked if my filter was actually collecting dust on the Lifubide X600. As a little "proof" I've included a photo of the filter below. We did grinding work in the house and you can see that in the wood dust in the filter. However, most of the particles are not caught at the top of the visible grid, but end up in the filter lamellae and in the activated carbon filter below.
However, the biggest disadvantage I currently see in the Lifubide X600 is the fact that there is currently no replacement filter on the market. The situation may change again soon, but before you get the Lifubide, click here on the Amazon search and see if there is a replacement filter.
In the meantime we have already been able to try out a few air purifiers on Sir Apfelot. Corresponding test reports are listed here. Both devices are highly recommended and can also be controlled via iPhone.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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