We love our apartment. It’s so cozy and homey and classic Chicago… but it’s also old. When we first moved in, I kept waking up with a sore throat or stuffy nose and I could not figure out why. And then I learned about indoor air pollutants.
The quality of indoor air can actually be 2 to 5 times MORE polluted than outside air. In fact, the EPA ranked indoor air pollution among the top 5 environmental risks to public health. WHAT?!
Turns out, indoor air pollutants can be a variety of things like gas stoves that give off formaldehyde, building materials and furnishings, contaminated and/or inadequate ventilation systems, central heating/cooling systems, and more. It’s also possible for outdoor air pollution to enter your home when you open the door or a window. Nothing out of the ordinary at all. Plus, most of us (including me!) spend about 90% of our time indoors. Why isn’t this discussed more?!
After learning all of this, I quickly bought a refurbished air purifier for our bedroom. We use it every single night and I’m so convinced that it’s made a difference, I’ve been wanting to get a second one for the rest of the house. But this time, I wanted to be really intentional about which one I get.
Enter: The TruSens Air Purifier
Why TruSens is the best air purifier
TruSens goes a step beyond other traditional air purifiers in more ways than one. Here are a few of the ways it’s made me an enthusiastic convert!
1. It has a separate air quality monitor called SensorPod.
Each purifier comes with a SensorPod that is separate from the air purifier itself. Having the SensorPod in a different part of the room provides a better reading of indoor air pollutants and overall air quality around you.
2. Auto Mode responds to the air quality monitor.
Once the SensorPod knows what the air quality is like in the room, it communicates that with the purifier and the settings change automatically. That way, you never have to guess what setting it should be on or wonder if it’s actually working or not.
3. It’s SO QUIET.
Honestly, I forget that I even turned it on, unless it detects pollutants in the room and increases to a super high setting. Otherwise, you can barely hear it – which is pretty amazing. Our other one almost feels like a white noise machine, but this one is SO quiet!
4. It has a Whisper mode and NightMode.
If you notice the sound more than I do, or your home requires a high setting most of the time, it also has a Whisper mode and NightMode. Whisper is great when you’re watching an important TV show (Game of Thrones finale anyone?), and NightMode is obviously great for when you’re going to sleep.
5. It’s so sleek.
Honestly, doesn’t it look so nice in our living room?! Plus, I love that it has touch buttons to easily change the settings, without worrying about Luna chewing off any bulky knobs ?
6. You can move it easily.
Because they designed it with a handle, it’s so easy to move throughout your house or apartment. Keep scrolling for more photos of that!
Even the SensorPod is sleek!
To be honest, even if you think I’m being paranoid about indoor air pollutants, there’s no denying that dust, pollen, and other allergens are in our air. Especially in old Chicago apartments.
So, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, wouldn’t it be nice to have something that helps remove those irritants from your home? It can also help reduce the amount of pet dander in the air AND it helps remove odors. All really big wins!
Also, this is the handle I was telling you about! Between the handle and how lightweight it is – they seriously made it so easy to bring it from room to room. It’s in our living room most of the time, but I also like having it in my office if I’m working from there most of the day. Or I’ll bring it to the kitchen if I’m cooking something particularly pungent, like seafood.
Do any of you have an air purifier?
This post was sponsored by TruSens, but (as always) all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Lake Shore Lady possible!