Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Drug Free Allergy Season Relief with a Holmes® Smart Air Purifier



As a child, I never had seasonal allergies - even to the Pacific Northwest allergy sufferer's nemesis: Scotch Broom. When I was 21, I moved to Boston and three years later when I came home, I realized I was suddenly allergic to quite a few of the things growing here.

My husband, on the other hand, has suffered from all sorts of allergies his whole life. From pets to dust to pollen, poor air quality definitely has an effect on him. During the winter, he wants the windows open to help get relief from what's bothering him inside and during the summer he wants them closed to keep out the pollen (during prime open window weather!). And often, he feels he has to take allergy medicine anyway.


Air quality affects quality of life

If you suffer from allergies like we do, you know that your air quality directly affects your quality of life. Nobody wants to feel sniffly and sneezy or have puffy, itchy or watery eyes ever - but especially not at home.

We've talked about getting an indoor air purifier for a few years but never bought one because we were overwhelmed by choices and honestly, down deep I think we were mostly scared that we'd spend the money to get a nice one and then find out it didn't make a difference.


The Holmes Smart Air Purifier

When I was asked by Holmes if I wanted to try the Holmes® Smart Air Purifier with WeMo technology (which makes it smart phone compatible!) of course I said yes! Its true  HEPA filtration system removes 99.97% of airborne allergens so I thought there was a good chance it would work for us.


We set it up over the weekend and here are some things I love about it:
  • It was easy to set up
  • It looks nice
  • I can both control it and check the air quality right from my phone or tablet
  • It will tell me when it needs a new filter (no guesswork!)
And here's the best part: both my husband and I have noticed a significant reduction in our allergy symptoms just in the last few days that we've used it.

Now, that does mean that on especially bad days we might need to carry allergy medicine with us when we leave the house because how I feel sitting in the living room is no longer an indicator of what I'll feel like outside. But it is SO nice to relax in my own living room and not feel like a sniffly, sneezy mess. Now we're talking about getting another one for our bedroom as well!


Wireless controls

The WeMo functionality is pretty cool. While I tend to care about what's happening with the air purifier when I'm home, the ability to turn it off and on when I'm not home will come in handy when we travel this summer. We'll be able to turn it off while we're gone to save energy and then switch it back on when we're on our way back so that fresh air is waiting for us when we arrive. Plus the fact that it will send me a notification when it is time to change the filter is exactly what I need - because let's be honest, if I had to remember on my own I probably wouldn't.


Find out more

If you suffer from allergies or are concerned about the air quality in your home, definitely check out the Holmes® Smart Air Purifier on their website.
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32 comments:

  1. I don't have allergy issues but all of my kids do. I hate when the weather isn't hot enough for the air conditioner or cold enough for the heat, but you can't open the windows. That's when you can tell six people live in our house. lol I've thought about an air purifier before...definitely going to look into it more. Thanks!

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  2. We have forced hot air heat, so our house is extra dusty! I would love to have one of these.

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  3. Although my allergies are under control I'd like one of these just for all around good air quality and I like the wireless part, very handy!

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  4. So far, my family has been very lucky not to suffer from allergies. We have two cats and a dog and my nephew is definitely sensitive. When he has sleepovers he always ends up sneezing and with itchy eyes. Maybe something like this in our home would help for when he visits!?

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  5. This is the worst time of year for me with seasonal allergies. A purifier like this would be a godsend.

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  6. My husband would love to have this in the house. I think it would help with all the pollen and such in the air

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  7. We are so very lucky that none of us have allergies I guess! I love our air purifier though.

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  8. I had been doing fine for awhile, and got hit hard with allergies this week. So this is timely! Thank you!

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  9. I need to buy one of these. I always wake up with a stuffy nose.

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  10. Been thinking of getting an air purifier for my office. My allergy symptoms were worse than ever this spring.

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  11. Hmm, I need to look into this for my son, who is allergic to our cat. I know, I know! But he developed these allergies after we had the cat for quite some time.

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  12. We have an air purifier in my son's bedroom and it works so well this time of year. I'll have to check out this brand. Thanks!

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  13. I love the wireless controls! I need to get an air purifier for my son's room because he has the worst allergies right now!

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  14. I am on the fence with buying one but I think you just pushed me over.

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  15. How wonderful that you have noticed your allergies improving. I think a good purifier is essential.

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  16. I'm so glad this is working for you. A very informative review.

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  17. My hubby should try this! He suffers from allergies! Me and my son were spared, LOL! Great info, just in time for Father's Day!

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  18. We could really use an air purifier here. I'm going to check this one out - it looks like it has a lot of great features.

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  19. I would love to get a few of these for the various rooms and levels in our home. My son and husband have such bad allergies that I really do need to get these for them.

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  20. I have seen this product before and love that you can control it by the phone. What a great thing as where I live is #1 for spring allergies.

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  21. This is a great air purifier. I love having them in my homes especially since I have pets and a toddler.

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  22. We have two air purifiers - it makes the world of difference in our home. We have seasonal allergies - clean fresh air is key to happiness!

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  23. This is exactly what i need now. I wake up everyday with an allergy and find it difficult to sleep at times. Great review

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  24. Oh we need one of this. thanks for the information and recommendation. Looks like a great purifier.

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  25. I really need one of these. I have terrible allergies.

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  26. That looks nice. I will be checking it out.

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  27. We love our purifier! It just makes my house smell clean too!

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  28. Our family has huge allergy issues and air purifiers have been a great help. When our current one goes out, I definitely need to check this out

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  30. Most air filters don't reduce fine air particulates as they claim but I'm glad this worked for you.

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  31. Great Post. I have been looking for this information for the last few days. Thanks for sharing.

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