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The Air Purifier that Changed My Home

The Air Purifier that Changed My Home

Ahhh is there anything better than fresh air? No, there is not. The average person will breathe in about 3,000 gallons of air per day. WOW!

And while we may think outdoor air is quite polluted especially if you live in a city where there is constant SMOG, indoor air is actually 2 to 5 times more polluted than your average outdoor air. How could that be? In general, indoor air doesn't get much ventilation, meaning all the pollutants inside your home just swirl around in the air you breathe. The most common indoor air pollutants are pet dander, VOC's from toxic furniture, cigarette smoke {risk for apartment living}, chemicals from beauty & cleaning products, mold spores, dust mites, bacteria, & viruses. 

Exposure to these indoor air pollutants can contribute to allergies, sensitivities, sinus issues, headache, fatigue, respiratory issues, shortness of breath, dizziness, and even nausea.

Okay, so how do we minimize our exposure to these pollutants?

  • Ditch chemical based cleaning products {these are filled with a cocktail of respiratory toxins}
  • Avoid conventional furniture & choose low/no VOC home products
  • Dust regularly to minimize dust mites
  • Invest in a HEPA vacuum to suck up dust & pet dander
  • Switch to clean beauty & avoid synthetic fragrance {which can contains 1,000's of toxic chemicals}
  • Make sure to leave the exhaust fan on in your bathroom during & after a shower to avoid excess moisture {mold breeding ground}. You could also invest in a dehumidifier for the bathroom.
  • Wash your bedding regularly to minimize bacteria/viruses
  • And of course, NEVER smoke indoors {smoking in general is horrible for your health, but if you're going to do it anyway, always go outdoors!}

AND OF COURSE, invest in a good AIR PURIFIER FOR YOUR HOME.

So Michelle, what air purifier changed your home?

In my 700 square feet apartment, I currently have 2 air purifiers: One from Dyson with a HEPA filter & another from a new company Molekule. I will get into each product's specifications & claims and then give you my honest experience with both & which one I would recommend.

DYSON COOL + HOT HEPA AIR PURIFIER

  • This HEPA filter air purifier also features a heat setting which blows hot air
  • Removes 99.97% of pollutants and allergens as small as 0.3 microns
  • Captures ultra fine particles including pollen, bacteria, & pet dander
  • Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly
  • Oscillates & tilts
  • Jet Focus Control to heat whole room
  • Air Multiplier Technology - uninterrupted stream of air
  • Night mode - quiet & dimmed display
  • Auto mode - monitors air quality & adjusts air flow
  • Dyson Link app - to track home air quality on your phone
  • Safe - no blades
  • Remote control

MOLEKULE AIR PURIFIER

  • A two filter air purifier: pre-filter & a nano-filter
  • Pre-filter captures larger particles like dust, pet hair, slows down VOC's
  • Nano-filter breaks down VOC's, bacteria, viruses, & other pollutants at a molecular level
  • Patent Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO) destroys pollutants 1,000 times smaller than HEPA filters {0.1 nanometers versus 300 nanometers}
  • UV light to destroy bacteria/viruses
  • Destroys mold spores while HEPA filters collect them
  • Eliminates VOC's too small to be captured by top of the line HEPA filters
  • Completely replaces the air of a 600 feet space once an hour
  • 360 degree intake pulls in pollutants from all sides projecting air evenly
  • Extensively tested by 3rd party laboratories for performance 
  • Non- Ozone creating
  • Night mode - silent & UV light turned off
  • Energy Efficient
  • Boost Mode- to scrub air at maximum force
  • Auto Mode - monitors air quality & adjusts flow
  • Energy-efficient
  • Clean design
  • Portable with leather handle
  • App for tracking air quality & filter life

I've also included some pictures that shows how Molekule destroys mold & outperforms HEPA filters:

The above images show mold spores being destroyed by the Molekule Air Purifier in Laboratory studies. 

Also, on the company's website, they provide many graphs showing how they outperform HEPA filters by each pollutant. 

MY EXPERIENCE & RECOMMENDATION: 

The whole reason I was interested in purchasing a second air purifier was due to an issue I am having in my apartment. I initially had the Dyson Hepa Air Purifier in my room at my parent's house and brought it with me to my new apartment. Unfortunately, due to the tenants below me smoking non-stop, I found the need for yet another air purifier {the smoke is creeping into my bathroom through crevices around the pipes underneath my bathroom sink} YUCK! 

And, to get all this gross smoke smell out of my apartment, I found myself in search of another air purifier. While I thought my Dyson performed okay, I wanted to see if there were better air purifiers out there! This is when I came across Molekule. Based on their data & claims, I had to try it!

So, how does it perform compared to my Dyson? AMAZING! I put both air purifiers to the test! On two separate occasions where my bathroom stunk like cigarette smoke, I stuck one air purifier in there on max mode, closed the door & let it do its thing for 30 minutes {my bathroom is less than 100 sq ft}. After 30 minutes with the DYSON, the bathroom smelled the same like cigarette smoke {maybe 10% reduced if that}. I left it running for over 2 hours, the result maybe 30% reduced smell. It was disappointing {this was with a brand new filter put in too}!!! On a different occasion with just as bad cigarette smoke smell, I stuck my Molekule in there & shut the door. After 30 minutes, the smell was virtually GONE! After an hour, completely CLEAN AIR! It was amazing, the difference. The VERDICT -- MOLEKULE truly outperformed my DYSON & now I want another to make up for the slack of my Dyson. 

LET'S TALK PRICE:

My Dyson ran me $499.99 + tax, while the Molekule is priced at & $799. However, I did get $75 off my Molekule, so it ended up being $724 + tax. While the Molekule is definitely pricier, it is well worth the extra money! And if you're interested, I snagged a $75 off code for you as well, which makes it a bit better. Also, I will mention Molekule offers Affirm where you pay monthly installments at 0% interest -- just in case you can't plunk down the money all at once. 

Here is the LINK for my REFERRAL DISCOUNT:

Thanks for joining! Have a different fave air purifier I didn't mention? Let me know!

 

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