OK, let me start by saying I have two major problems in life. One: I’m super allergic to dust. Two: I live a very old, dusty apartment with 15-year-old carpet that has only god knows what packed into it. I guess allergies are like wine because they seem to develop with age. Every year I grow older, I spend more time blowing my nose and popping antihistamines. This past year, I had one of worst allergy attacks ever. I spent weeks being the annoying coughing girl at my office. After deciding I was most likely allergic to my house, I made the commitment to buying an air purifier. After tons of research, this Blueair Classic 203 Slim Air Purification System ($199) was my winner. Now I can’t imagine living without it.
In my hunt, I discovered that it’s important for allergy suffers to get a purifier with HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) technology. This one had it. The brand boasts that it also helps the filtration capture 99.97 percent of airborne pollutants, including allergens, mold, dust, pet dander, smoke particles, and pollen. It comes with three fan speeds. I normally keep it on low, but if I’m cleaning my house, I’ll put it up to its max strength to make sure it sucks up all those particles. The best feature: it’s so quiet, I don’t hear any noise!
I purchased the 203 model, which works great for a small space, like my bedroom. If you need something larger, it also comes in 405 and 605 models that can handle up to 775 square feet.
New to line is this Blueair Classic 203 Slim Wifi Enabled Air Purification System ($329), which can connect your Alexa or Echo device.
Whether you suffer from allergies or not, this powerhouse machine will make your space feel fresher than ever.