Re: please help me choose a good air purifier...
Actually, continual ionisation isn't a good thing.....it's not good for people for asthma, and has been connected to cancer.
I've had my central air cleaner (which has ionisation) disconnected because my breathing was actually worse.
But, I think it would be OK for a portable machine that can be turned off and on.
The ionisation clean the air, remove odours, etc.
But, a good filter like the 3M on the furnace, change it regularly, have the ducts cleaned or clean them yourself regularly, and use a basic model cleaner in each room.
I have a DeLonghi in the livingroom, and in the bedroom we just purchased the True Air. It has no ionisation and uses a 3M filter. It moves the air well, has a "doctor's office smell", and doesn't bother my breathing at all. It was only $56 Cdn. There is a larger model as well.
I think that basic is still good, but rely on the housecleaning abilities and vaccuum the carpets, floors and bedding regularly.
It's all a matter of perspective!
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Last edited by quincy; 12-12-2004 at 02:33 PM.