Thank you BlueAir for sponsoring this post and making the air in my house so much cleaner!
Living with a house full of animals can get a bit messy. Our house consists of two very active miniature schnauzers and a cat who does what she pleases. Since they’re so active we keep our doggy door open almost all of the time so they can come in an out of the house whenever. Because of this, I am constantly sweeping the floors, wiping down furniture and vacuuming to keep the house not necessarily clean, but presentable.
To be honest, I never really thought about the dander, dirt and only God knows what else the animals brought into my house. I only cleaned when I really needed to (I know, shame on me). Things have changed quite drastically in my house this year. Our sweet Baby Bryce made his appearance in March and I’ve had to look at my house and the way we live quite differently.
My husband and I aren’t dirty people. We like to keep our house somewhat clean and almost always picked up. Once Bryce came around, I started noticing little things more such as how much grass the dogs brought in on their paws, the dander flying around my room when the cat walked by, and possible signs of allergies on Bryce. The one thing that got me was the random rashes or spots that would appear on Bryce. As a first time mom, I brought up my concerns to his pediatrician and thankfully, my pediatrician calmed my nerves and told me that more than likely it’s just allergies.
I know that almost everybody has allergies of some sort but I wanted to do what I could to eliminate any issues that could be causing the allergies in my house. Other than constantly vacuuming and sweeping all day, I added a couple of BlueAir air purifiers to my house. We added a Blueair Blue Pure 211+ to my bedroom since Bryce is still sleeping there. Then we added the Blueair Blue Pure 411, a smaller air purifier, to his room since we do a lot of play time in there.
The Blueair Blue Pure 211+ is a larger air purifier that covers up to 540 sq ft. It’s perfect for our master bedroom which is a bit larger than most rooms. The Blueair Blue Pure 411 is a smaller unit than the 211 but can recycle a 161 sq. ft. area five times an hour, continually cleansing your surroundings.
Both units have a 360 degree air intake that allows air to be drawn in from all directions to effectively filter out dust, pollen, smoke, allergens, viruses, chemicals, and other airborne impurities. I noticed a change in the air the very first day that my husband set up the units. The air seemed more crisp in the room and it was noticeable within the first step into the room. Upon entering my bedroom, I instantly asked my husband if he noticed a difference too. He agreed that he noticed a change in our air too.
You know how you don’t think your carpets are dirty, then you vacuum and take a look at your vacuum cleaner and think “How in the world did I not know our floors were so gross?” I feel like our air quality is the same way. We have no idea that our air is not clean because we can’t physically see the particles, dust and impurities with our naked eye.
The Blueair Air Purifiers capture 99% of airborne particles up to PM 2.5, such as pollen, dust and pet dander. They use an activated carbon filter which removes common odors caused by smoking, pets, cooking, dorm room smells and VOCs. I was initially concerned about the noise the air purifier may make since we have a baby sleeping in our room. The last thing I need is anything distracting him or keeping him awake. Thankfully the air purifiers have a very low sound output which isn’t noticeable so it’s caused no issues.
Remember how I wrote about how we need to be buying Energy Star Certified appliances? Good news, the Blueair Air Purifiers are Energy Star Certified too! I’m so glad we added the two purifiers to our house. I know they’ve made a great change in the air we are breathing. I’m a bit embarrassed I haven’t air purifiers until recently. We’ll be adding a couple more to the others room we frequent often so we can make sure all of the air in the house is getting cleaned. If you’re looking to add air purifiers to your home, you can purchase the Blueair Air Purifiers at your local Best Buy.