I have seasonal allergies. Every spring and fall, I’m completely miserable and 99% sure I’m dying from pollen & ragweed induced torture.
Jason used to try to kill me. No joke, y’all. He’d purposefully open all the windows in the house under the pretext of “letting fresh air in” and “enjoying the weather”. I knew what he was really trying to do – make it look like an accident when I died of sneezing to death.
As you might guess, I’m well-versed in the death-by-allergy method of killing people. So it was a total bummer when I found out the guy I’m dating is allergic to everything. Dust. Pollen. Ragweed. Cats. Grass. Pretty much anything environmental, he’s allergic to it.
One allergy he neglected to mention was dogs. You might think it would have come up in conversation, since there are two of them that live in my house and he’s been over here before. Nope. I just found out yesterday that he’s allergic to dogs. And I was all like “great, now I’m guilty of attempted murder by dog cuddling.”
That’s where the Fellowes AP-300PH Air Purifier comes in. The HEPA filter removes pet dander from the air. Win for Tyler. It also removes mold spores, pollen, dust mites, allergens, and odors. Win for Tyler AND me. And Levi, too. I don’t know if Levi inherited my allergies yet. Hopefully not, but it’s still a good thing for him to breathe clean air.
Here’s how it works:
First, it intakes air through a carbon filter, which removes odors and captures large airborne particulates (a fancy way of saying dust). Then, air goes through the HEPA filter, which removes 99.97% of particles and impurities. Inside the housing, there’s an air purity sensor, which automatically adjusts the fan speed based on how “dirty” your air is. As it gets cleaner, it slows down because it knows it doesn’t have to work as hard anymore. Pretty cool, huh?
I particularly like the digital display on the Fellowes Air Purifier. It tells me at a glance what my air quality is like. It also shows me the status of my filter and if I’m getting close to needing to replace it.
I noticed a difference after just a few hours of running it. The real endorsement, though, came this morning from Mr. Allergy Boy himself. He said he definitely noticed a difference from how he felt now compared to the other times he came over when the air purifier wasn’t running.
Woohoo! My home is cleaner, fresher, and both JD & I feel a lot less guilty about attempted murder by allergy.
Disclosure: (This is a direct quote from Tyler, who’s sitting next to me reading over my shoulder) “Yes, I received a free air purifier. Yes, Allergy Boy is really cute and likes to cuddle. Even though I’m under no obligation to say good things about either of those, realistically he’ll stop cuddling with me if I don’t.”