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We’re in the midst of sickness season, and if you’re lucky enough to have avoided any bugs so far, that’s no reason to start thinking that you have the immune system of Superman. Viruses and bacteria are all over the place, especially indoors, where it just so happens we all spend the vast majority of our time.
The flu shot helps, and dedicated hand-washing and house cleaning go a long way toward keeping everyone healthy, but regrettably, you can’t take a Swiffer to the air. And the air gets pretty nasty, especially when you’re cooped up during winter – particularly this winter. Luckily, there’s a fourth thing you can do, and even though only 13 percent of American adults use one, it might be one of the most important things on that list. You can get an air purifier.
The Fellowes AeraMax™ DX-55 air purifier is one of the most powerful to hit the market, and should make you terrified to check that filter to see what’s actually getting strained out of the air. It has a true HEPA filter, which removes 99.97 percent of airborne particles, including the really nasty stuff like viruses and germs. For allergy sufferers, the filter also gets dust, mold, pollen, ragweed, pet dander, and cigarette smoke. It’s so effective that the DX-55 has received certifications from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the California Air Resource Board (CARB), and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
There are other benefits to using the DX-55. It runs almost silently, so you can run it without disrupting your sleep. Sensors constantly monitor the air quality in the room, and adjust the fan speed accordingly. But, that might not be reliable enough for acute allergy sufferers. On particularly bad air days, or during heavy allergy or flu seasons, Aera+ mode can be activated, which ups air turnover by 50 percent, making sure the air around you stays clear and breathable without sending you into a sneezing fit. When the filter finally does need to be replaced, the unit will notify you, eliminating the guesswork and ensuring that you don’t wait too long to replace the old filter.
With a user-friendly touch screen display for controls, the Fellowes AeraMax DX-55 is a nice combination of simplicity and effectiveness. There aren’t tons of modes or settings to try to figure out – it just works well, all the time, without much input from you. And, it keeps your air fresh and clean. Can’t ask too much more from an air purifier. You can find the DX-55 now at Best Buy for $189.99.