If you follow me on social media, you will know by now that one of my greatest concerns is always the air we are breathing and making sure it is free of mold, viruses, VOCs, gases, cooking smoke, smoke, mycotoxins, toxic chemicals, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, bacteria and more. I truly believe the air we breathe is one of the most important parts of living a healthy life, especially when you have 5 dogs… which is why I don’t mess around when it comes to keeping the air in my home as clean as possible. I have posted about many different air filters in the past, however, I just got my hands on the AirDoctor and wanted to give my review!
Why I Use Air Filters
First, I will remind you why I have air filters scattered about my house, in addition to, a whole-house unit that is attached to our furnace. Growing up, I always had allergies and health problems like coughing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, wheezing and a runny nose, and sadly, the only solution ever offered to me was a life of medications and allergy shots.
I knew this was not a cure for anything so I opted against that treatment plan and began taking my health into my own hands again. I started digging, digging on everything I was subjecting myself to indoor and outdoor air, water, chemicals in the home, etc… and I quickly realized, how many of the above issues I could reduce drastically by making some much-needed lifestyle changes and air filters was a big one for me. I can honestly say that I notice an extreme difference in homes without air filters than my home laced with them. The air in my home feels different. It actually feels fresh, clear, and clean. You can take a deep breath and shockingly… breathe!
I must say, getting clean air truly does take work and time. I have been running air filters in my home for years now and I really think adding in two more of these AirDoctors has really made the air feel even crisper if that was possible. So now, let’s discuss the AirDoctor and why I am loving it.
Selling Points of the AirDoctor
First, I bought these units entirely on my own. Many of my most trusted friends were using these so I wanted to try them out for myself without feeling forced to like or post about it if I did not like it. I also wanted to compare it to my current Dyson models to see which one would be the best suggestion to continue to share. I started out on the AirDoctor website and just read through the data, there was a TON of it but there were a few personal faves, in addition to it being on sale for almost half off!
- Filters 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.003 microns, 100 times smaller than others.
- Captures ALL solid particles including, mold spores, smoke, dust, cat and dog dander, viruses, bacteria, and pollen.
- It contains a carbon filter to reduce VOCs in paint, furniture, construction dust, etc…
- Energy Star certified which means you can run it 24/7 for about $30-$40 per year.
- The machine is sealed which means unfiltered air cannot enter and recontaminate dirty air.
- Has an optional Ionizer feature that detects an increase in particulates in the air, such as mold spores, mycotoxins, fine smoke particles, dust, cat and dog dander, virus, bacteria, and pollen, and adjusts the fan speed automatically to remove them more quickly. I actually love this, when the dogs run into the room it boosts automatically!
- Powerful enough to filter ALL of the air in a 2,400 square foot space once per hour. Amazing.
- AirDoctor is plug-in and go, no Bluetooth or wifi needed, winning.
My Review of AirDoctor
Because I spend most of my time in my home, I wanted to get two units. One for upstairs and one for downstairs. They advise that this is the best way to clean all of your air consistently, however, you could very well start with one and move it around to the most central areas of your home. First, they came pretty quick and the setup was effortless. Remove from box, pop in the filter and plugin. I actually LOVE how damn simple it is, no app to connect to, no wifi to mess with, just plug it in and let it get to work. The more complex our gadgets seem to get has me craving simplicity and this was exactly that.
As soon as I plugged it in, it got to work! Sucking in the air at a more rapid speed indicating that there were some particles present. Upsetting considering we have a whole house system but that’s exactly why I like to double up. The whole house unit is amazing but with 5 dogs, it takes an army to keep our air clean. There are 3 simple modes, blue, orange, and red.
When it detects particles, the machine will auto-adjust in speed to get the air back to blue. I love hearing and seeing it change because then, I know it’s working. It cleans the air pretty quickly too! The dogs will run in, jump on the bed, spread their dander about, and then within a minute, it is back to blue. I also love the sound of it, it is so soothing!!! Like the most perfect airplane soft white noise. Super smooth and so peaceful, both Kyle and I love sleeping with it on at night and I swear my nose has been less inflamed since using it. Obsessed is an understatement, truly. My air feels so fresh, I love hearing it work hard and it is just so simple I am smitten.
Comparing to Dyson
As much as I do still love my Dyson for its hot and cool feature, it does take quite a bit more power, the wifi always disconnects and I truly do not like using apps with every dang product I own. The app is interesting to see the data of my air, I do like that but I never know what’s causing the spike so it’s almost like pointless data. I do see that their new models are getting more specific on this though so that is cool.
I especially love my Dyson for when it’s chilly though since it heats and filters the air all in one. Come, Winter, I probably would go back to using the Dyson for that perk! The Dyson is also a lot more expensive so I love that this AirDoctor is simple and priced well hopefully making it easier for people to save up for one when they are able to.
Similarities and Differences Compared to Dyson
- Dyson filters also are fully sealed systems to keep the filtered air clean.
- Dyson captures 99.95% of pollutants up to .03 microns. AirDoctor has better stats.
- Dyson can be simple if you want, simply pop to Auto mode and let it work!
- Dyson is about twice as expensive, likely due to the increased technology it offers. If you are into data and more sleek designs, Dyson is still a great choice.
- Both have light dimmer options for PM and with Dyson, you can easily deactivate wifi.
Overall, both really are great options and it really comes down to what you prioritize. I think AirDoctor is a great place to start and for those that want a more chic and technological model, the Dysons are also great but do come with a slight downgrade when it comes to size it filters.
So, Which is Best?
For someone super sensitive to air, I think the AirDoctor is the very best choice since it does tackle particles 100 times smaller than its competition. If you do get this, they do come with the filters you need to get started. They also are offering $280 OFF right now which is a crazy amazing deal! Get your $280 OFF coupon here.
For someone more into tech and design but that still wants clean air and a heating feature, perhaps the Dyson would be best, especially come Winter. I sure hope this review helped you pick your next air filter and if you try either, leave a comment below on why you love it!