Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5 out of 5 by cakepiecakes Really excellent piece of kit
I cannot recommend this product enough for people with hayfever. Within half an hour of starting this product up, my partners hayfever symptoms had cleared up. When it is running in the house his hayfever symptoms are pretty much gone. We run it every day and night, so it is seeing lots of use and is performing well. We normally run it on setting 2, and do not use the optional ioniser- just the filters.
Some people have said it is noisy, and it does make noise depending on the setting. I would describe setting 1(low) like a computer fan noise, whereas 2 and especially 3 are kind of like the noise level you get from a microwave oven. But its not rattly at all.
Annoying things- it has very bright blue LEDs in the top which is bad if you're trying to sleep (we have just put some tape over them)
Things it lacks - a carry handle would be very useful for moving it around the house
14 July 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ellie05 Disappointing!
I researched this item before purchasing and as it is backed by the British Allergy Foundation I had high hopes. There was no improvement to my allergies and it is very noisy. An expensive ornament!
16 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by KK8813 Good product
It works very well and quiet too. I am happy with it.
05 May 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by mark2410 Useless
I have had this thing for some time now and from day one I'm not sure what its ever done beside make some noise. The air flow rate is tiny and oddly is expelled at almost 90 degrees to the front opening. It surprises me no one makes mention of this. additionally while it can swivel it cant move on it own. Finally lastly, it has made no discernible difference except to my electricity bill.
25 June 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mybh Does it work for dust mite allergy?
The product details doesn't tell you about the size of particles that this purifier can trap. Only after opening the box and reading the manual, I realized that it filters particles 'as small as 2 microns'.
That means mould spores and pollen. No wonder it didn't work for my son.
Remember, the dust allergy is not due to dust particles or the dust mites [which are bigger in size] but actually to a protein in the excrement of dust mites, which in a powdered form is much smaller than 2 microns in size.
Delonghi, for the same price, claims to trap particles as small as 0.3 microns. I am going to try that and feedback later!
Also, Bionaire has HEPA 'type' filter [does that mean not a true HEPA filter?] unlike the D brand.
The product itself is of very good quality. It is quieter than a normal fan, even in full speed.
06 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Simon911 Seems to make a difference
Bought this after doing some searching, and concluding it was expensive enough to possibly be effective but not too much to risk if it didn’t.
Having tried it for a while now in the bedroom it does seem to make the air feel fresher – it’s very subjective of course and hard to be sure. However – what is more objective is the reduced level of dust in the room. It still appears but less so than before.
I don’t use the auto function as I can’t see how that is ever going to work. The fan just runs at low speed presumably sensing the air that flows through the machine and then turning up the wick if it senses contaminants. Problem with this is at low speed it will just be cleaning the air around it. Not a scientific assessment but I can’t see the logic being wrong.
So I just run it at full chat with the ioniser on too.
I tried leaving it on overnight at low speed but it got noisy after a few days – that typical fan bearing rattle type of noise that all domestic fans seem to end up making. The solution for me is to run it flat out all day and turn it off at night. Seems effective and it doesn’t keep me aware with its fan’s rattle.
The ability to clean the filters with a vacuum is handy too – be warned though – doing this is fiddly.
All in all it’s worth the money and seems to do what you would reasonably expect of it.
19 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DD76 Fantastic Air quality
This is a great product. A must have for anyone who wants clean air in the house. I've also noticed less dust around. I highly recommend this product.
17 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ORLN1234 excellent product
we purchased this air purifier after our daughter, who has a severe dust mite allergy went to University. within two days of arriving in her halls of residence she was very poorly. After installing the purifier she revovered to full health within 2 weeks. We chose to buy this product which has a removable/cleanable filter. It is amazing how much dirt accumulates on a weekly basis.
23 October 2012