Air Purifier Reviews
These Oreck air purifier reviews break down their
claim of being a quality air cleaner with expert advice. Is the XL
ProShield a must have or must not?
Oreck XL ProShield Plus with Helios Shield has some pretty big claims.
My first concern was the "buy one get one half off" and "buy one get
one free" offers. I had not seen this offer before with air purifiers.
I could not really understand why they would offer
this buy one get one deal. Yeah, maybe on some tasty cupcakes, but I
don't generally want an extra home appliance with my purchase.
It smacked of gimmick. I do have to say, that with
all my research on air purifiers I can usually pick out the bad ones in
a second. I was initially impressed by their marketing
description. Mostly what stood out was the 30 day risk free trial
offer, the filter that never needs replacing and the energy efficient
energy efficient rating on the Oreck air cleaner is great and the
"never needs replacing" claim on the air filter would be a money saver,
if this were worth buying.
I did a second look and noticed no
mention of a HEPA filter. First red flag. Then, I noticed the
electrostatic ionizer. Second red flag. These often produce ozone which
irritate the lungs, and upon research, yes, this one produces ozone.
The clean smell of ozone can trigger asthma symptoms, not good!
claim of the Oreck Helios Shield odor control being great for allergy
and asthma sufferers does not hold water. In fact, it is potentially
harmful for asthma sufferers because of the ozone.
Truman Cell does hold up to the claim of killing viruses, mold,
bacteria and germs. The UV light is a helpful feature in eliminating
those unwanted air particles. The only problem is that it does not
capture many of these particles. These are the teeny tiny particles
this purifier lets through at a rate greater than those with a HEPA
Their claim is 99% on the particles. HEPA cleans at
99.97% down to .3 microns. Might not seem like a big difference, but
during allergy season it is a big difference!
Finally, the Oreck ProShield XL air purifier offers only 2 air
changes an hour. This is very low and is hardly cleaning the air. I
might expect that from an air purifier costing $75, but not one at a
price of $300-$400.
Consumer Oreck air purifier reviews are
somewhat positive, but I am not convinced these are totally unbiased by
the company. It could be the people writing the Oreck air purifier
reviews have really low expectations, but the air purifier crowd is
generally well educated and have high expectations, so this is doubtful.
is the most expensive, low quality air purifier I have found to date.
If you want a no ozone producing, high quality air purifier, I'd go
with the BlueAir purifier!