Looking for an easy way to clean the air in your home? You could spend half of your life vacuuming and dusting, but that’s no fun! Instead, check out this awesome virtually maintenance-free air purifier that helps combat allergens and pollutants in your house!
This year’s cold and flu season has been a nightmare! While we’ve been lucky so far to avoid the actual flu (knock on wood and all that good stuff), we’ve been hit with a new cold pretty much every week. Well, I have, anyway. My son somehow managed to make it through the season unscathed, except for some minor sneezing fits and a one-day bug. I’m grateful that he has an awesome immune system. I know he didn’t get it from me! I’ve been sick for almost two months straight! In fact, as I write this, I’m nursing a brand-new sore throat. Blech,
I’d like to think that relief is within my grasp, but allergy season follows closely on the heels of cold season. While I can’t control all the viruses and allergen that I come into contact with, I can help cut down on pollutants in my own home. However, with two dogs that go in and out 7,500 times a day, that’s not exactly easy, either. I keep air purifiers in almost every room of my house, but half of the time I forget to buy new filters for them. Now, though, I don’t have to worry about that! See why below!
Easy ways to clean the air in your home
-Heads up, I received the Airfree purifier below in exchange for sharing my honest thoughts.
1. A filter-less air purifier
Let’s start with the hands-down easiest maintenance-free way to keep your air clean: the filter-less air purifier. I’m currently trying out the Airfree Onix 3000 and so far, I’d definitely recommend it. I’ve tried a lot of air purifiers in the past, and while they’ve all worked pretty well, once it was time to change the filter I ended up unplugging them and forgetting about them. Airfree is the first “set it and forget it” purifier that I’ve tried. You literally just plug it in and let it go.
Not only is it maintenance-free, it’s also completely silent. We have a few air purifiers that are so loud we practically have to blast the TV to hear over it. I’m sitting a few feet away from the Airfree Onix and I can’t hear it at all. Even up close, there’s no sound. It’s hard to see in the picture, but it has a soothing blue LED light on the top that acts as a nightlight. If, like me, you can only sleep in a pitch-black room or the light just bugs you, it’s easy to turn off with the press of a button.
The Airfree Onix works by using super hot heat to sterilize the air, rather than relying on filters to trap pollutants. I was a little worried about that at first, thinking that the unit would get super hot or that it would make my room stuffy. Even though the temperature inside reaches nearly 400 degrees, it doesn’t really heat up your room. I’ve seen some people say that they feel like it makes the room warmer, but honestly, I haven’t noticed that at all. The outside gets warm, but not so warm that you can’t touch it. To me, it’s about as warm as your coffee cup feels about ten minutes after you first make your coffee. If you wave your hand right over the top, you’ll feel a tiny bit of heat coming out, but move your hand a smidge to the left or right and you won’t feel anything. I tested it in a fairly cold room, too.
The unit uses 52 watts of energy, making it pretty energy-efficient. I used an electricity calculator and, when left running 24/7/365, it costs about $65 a year, give or take depending on the cost of your electricity. I did a little comparing with other air purifiers, and while there are are a few brands that use slightly lower watts, the energy savings only added up to about $10 a year. HOWEVER, you’re looking at about $50 per year or more on the cost of filters, so to me the Airfree still comes out ahead in long-term maintenance costs.
Airfree Onix 3000 works in rooms up to 650 sq. ft. At about 10 inches high and 8 inches around, it’s small enough to place on an end table. Even though the top gets a bit warm, the bottom stays cool, so you can place it pretty much anywhere (including on a carpeted floor). I wouldn’t recommend putting it up too high, though (like on top of a cabinet). It works best when you keep it at your level, whether that’s on the floor or on a table.
Check out the full line of Airfree purifiers and pick the perfect one for your home. If you have questions about which one is right for you, just click “ask a specialist” on their page and send them a message. Someone will get back to you and help you choose. Airfree is sold at a myriad of convenient locations, including on Amazon, and in Home Depot & Walmart.
Do you have any other maintenance-free tips for keeping your air clean? I’d love to hear them!