Alen A350 HEPA Air Purifier 2-Pack
My son is allergic to our dog so whenever he comes home from college it is not the best experience for him. I have tried two other air purifiers and the Alen A350 is the only one that enabled him to sleep through the night without coughing or the need of his rescue inhaler.
August 22, 2013
Works great in our large open space family/living/dining room area
I am very happy with the 350. It circulates the air in the room very well and has cut my dusting the large area from once per week to once every 3 weeks on average. We both have bad allergies so it has been hard at time to tell if it has really helped or not. However, by the amount of dust the unit filters out it can't be doing nothing but helping.
May 20, 2013
Best overall value
Requirements: We live in Arizona where it’s “dusty and gusty.” I am a retired engineer who spends more time around the house. We have two dogs that sleep with us. I also use a CPAP machine. After waking regularly to sneezing and congestion, I decided to focus on the bedroom area of almost 400 sq. ft.
Evaluation: The Alen A350 might not be the best outright performer. But, considering customer policies, warranty, and price, it was the best overall value. Strong equipment features included filtering system design, controls and displays, and ease of filter maintenance. Purchasers reported fewer initial problems than with many other brands. The unit’s enclosure is made from ABS plastic, which provides good impact strength at relatively low cost – and weight.
Actual Results: We’ve used the unit for almost one month. Operation is intuitive; you might not need the manual. The A350 didn’t work miracles, but measurable improvements were observed. After first plugging in the unit, we ran it for 48 hours non-stop. I haven’t had any sneezing or runny nose on awakening. The bedroom’s air quality is improved overall, and I spend more time there. When we first removed the cover after less than 2 weeks, the pre-filter needed immediate cleaning. We have received a second A350 for our living area, and are experiencing similar results.
. . . and, a Surprise: After cleaning the filter, I plugged in the unit. It did not start. I noticed that I had reinstalled the cover improperly. After the error was corrected, the unit worked fine. Apparently, the A350 has a safety interlock circuit for the cover.
May 15, 2013
Great for allergic pet owners
We have become involved in animal rescue and have multiple dogs we are fostering. I am variably allergic to dog dander and the air purifiers we have make a huge difference in making the home environment allergen-free and fresh. We have three purifiers and I am so grateful for the ability to pursue our passion of animal rescue without suffering from the misery of allergic reactions. So very pleased!
March 29, 2013
Exactly what I was hoping
This is my first air purifier, wasn't sure I needed one now I know I did. What a difference, I have three cats and this purifier has cut down on cat fur and dander drastically. It runs nearly silently cannot be heard over a tv or radio or even regular conversation. It is small and compact, just fits in barely noticeable.
Can't believe I went so long without one
March 12, 2013
What's The Big Deal?
I took a chance and bought 2 as part of a package deal and use them in bedrooms primarily. Use to be I could see tons of airborne dust when the sun shown through my windows in the morning or the dog stirred up the pet dander and dust on my bedspread. Don't see that now, and my computer (in my bedroom) doesn't need to be cleaned as often either. And I don't sneeze as much. I use the low setting at night cause it's quieter. Other settings are louder but that is to be expected. Folks who complain about it being loud aren't being realistic. Of course the machinery gets louder when you increase the speed of the machine's fan - DUH! Its user friendly and because of its slim lines it fits well into tight spaces. It's pretty portable, although the built-in handgrip isn't the best design, and it can be mounted on the wall so you don't have to move it when vaccuming - I like that. The price is pretty decent for what you get. Air purifiers aren't the end-all-be-all for allergy issues but they certainly help alleviate alot of the symptoms and they do clean the air of dust particles. I think what I appreciate most is the lifetime warranty on this machine. Other purifiers usually only have 5 year warrantees. Haven't had any problems with either purifier since receiving them about a month ago (mid December 2009). I tend to think spending more than this is a waste of money unless you need something more superior due to a serious medical condition.
January 17, 2010
This unit cleans my air and I would put money on it! I couldn't imagine living without this unit in my bedroom. I can definitely tell a difference from my air that was stale and stagnant. It is now constantly circulating and and refreshing. Definitely makes my home feel comfortably clean.
May 9, 2011
easy to set-up and use
We ordered 2 of these and are pleased. They were easy to get up and running and we like the 4 setting options. We have a wood furnace in the basement and this seems to be filtering wood smoke very well. We also have moisture in our basement causing mold issues on the bricks. Our hope is that the purifiers will capture the dangerous mold spores and reduce health issues. Our only concern is the high cost to replace the filters when it is time.
March 11, 2014