Much has been written about the quality of our air and more recently the poor quality of air within our homes (sometimes five times more polluted than outdoors) which could have a detrimental effect on our and our children's health.
Shockingly, studies by the World Health Organisation has shown that short and long-term exposure to ambient air pollution can lead to breathing issues in children.
We have tested two other air purifiers and on seeing the Philips Series 2000i Air Purifier I was impressed by its compact size (height 612mm, width 294mm, depth 200mm) and low weight (7.7kg) in comparison to the others. But would it offer the same level of effectiveness? Yes and more so, is the answer.
The Philips Series 2000i Air Purifier takes a few minutes (and no skill needed) to assemble the filters, download the App and set up the wifi then you're ready to go. The machine registers (in my case) Indoor Allergen Index 1 to 12 and PM particulate matter which can penetrate into our blood stream and cause major health problems. This Philips Air Purifier is unique in blocking PM2.5 – a human hair has a PM of 100!
Initially your room may register a high level of allergens/poor air quality but that soon stabilises using the purifier.
I have three cat so you can imagine that's quite a lot of dander etc in the air. When they come into the room and start grooming the air quality goes down and the purifier sets to work. What is also pleasing about this machine is its quietness – even when performing at full tilt is it quieter that the others we've used and this is a real plus factor as it doesn't interfere with watching TV, listening to music or conversations.
As we had some great weather, I decided to wash my sofa covers. Removing them released a huge amount of dust/dander and the purifier went into full-on mode soon eliminating the problem.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Philips Series 2000i Air Purifier especially for homes where someone suffers from asthma.
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Reduces allergens, gases, odours
Captures 99.97 per cent of particles that pass through the filter
Ideal for medium to large rooms
Automatically monitors, reacts and purifies the air
Visualised air quality feedback
3 auto modes and 5 manual settings, incl. quiet sleep setting
Unique Allergen mode
With Air Quality App
Allergen management advice
Track indoor and outdoor air quality
Control purifier from anywhere
More details here and available from Philips, Argos, John Lewis and other retailers.