Cleaner Air in the Place that Matters Most

Product provided for review. As always, opinions are my own.

Living with someone who suffers from allergies can sometimes be difficult for the whole family.  Having a husband who suffers with allergies, I know this from first hand experience. We take preventive measures around the house to reduce the things that cause him issues, but sometimes, even our best doesn’t do much for the one who is suffering.

With spring right around the corner, I wanted to get a jump start around the house to see if I could help reduce the amount of allergens in our home.  When I got an email asking if I’d like to review the Luma Comfort Air Purifer (model AP400W), I decided to give it a go.

luma comfort air purifierThe Luma Comfort Air Purifier has a five-stage air purification system that claims to remove 99% of airborne particles.  This particular model is designed for living spaces up to 400 sq feet and we currently have ours sitting in our living room.

The air purifier is much larger than I thought it would be, but since it’s white it doesn’t stick out all that much. We have ours against a wall right beside a chair so that it isn’t much of an eye sore. It’s fairly thin so it’s easy to put behind or beside something.

luma comfort air purifierWe just recently got a new dog and as we all know dogs can be smelly. Another feature of the Luma Comfort Air Purifier is that it removes unwanted odors and eliminates harmful bacteria and viruses. With five people in our home, I like taking comfort in knowing that if one of us brings in a virus, the rest of us have a good chance of not getting it.

The Luma Comfort Air Purifier features a touch panel control system as well as a programmable timer. I like being able to easily turn it on and off, or set it for a certain period of time. I don’t want it to run constantly, so I usually just turn it on and run it for two or three hours each day.

luma comfort air purifierIt has three different speeds: low, medium and high. When the machine is running on low, I don’t even hear it. When it’s running on medium or high however, I can hear it. It isn’t annoying loud, but you can hear it.

Getting the Luma Comfort Air Purifier set up was incredibly easy and I did it all by myself without the help of my husband. The unit itself weighs about 19 pounds, but the total weight with packaging is about 22 pounds.   Most of the work is done for you, but when you set up the machine, you do have to remove the front cover, remove all the filters and remove the plastic wrapping from the filters. Once you’ve done that it is as simple as putting the filters back into the machine in the proper order, which is carbon pre-filter, HEPA filter, VOC filter, TiO2 filter and UV.

luma comfort air purifierThis machine is also equipped with a UV button that can be turned on or off. I don’t always use this function, but last week when my husband came down with a stomach bug, I definitely used that feature. The UV light is used to destroy organic contaminations such as viruses, mold and bacteria.

As with all filters, these will eventually need to be replaced. I haven’t had mine long enough yet to be alerted that they need to be replaced, but as a general rule, the HEPA, VOC and TiO2 filters last about 180-365 days and the carbon filter will last about 60-90 days.   I did some quick searching online and the filter replacement pack is about $90.

luma comfort air purifier

Without testing the air quality in my home I have no way of knowing for sure if the air purifier is actually helping. What I have noticed while I’ve been using the air purifier is that my home doesn’t have the stale smell I sometimes noticed upon returning home after I’d been away for a few hours. With us having an unseasonably cold winter here in Texas, I haven’t been able to open up the windows and doors and I think the air purifier is helping to eliminate the stale air in our home.

Overall I’m pleased with the unit. It is a bit larger than I’d like, and the filters are a bit pricey, but if it helps my husband with his allergies, it’s definitely worth it.

Buy:

You can purchase this Luma Comfort Air Purifier for the suggested retail price of $269.99.

 How do you deal with allergies in your home?


About Crystal

Crystal is Owner & Editor of Simply Being Mommy. She is a work-at-home mom and enjoys being wife and mommy. She loves family, travel, chocolate and Diet Coke.

Comments

  1. 1

    Since it has been warmer and snow free here in Las Vegas I can already feel my spring allergies starting up. I do my best to purchase upgraded allergen air filters and change them on time, but something like this would really be best!

  2. 2

    This sounds awesome. We live in a town with a HUGE feedyard, and it brings like a smog of cow poo smell into the town on humid nights, so I am thinking this would be great to have going keeping fresh air in the home!

  3. 3

    I had an air purifier a few years ago and it helped out tremendously with my allergies. However, it stopped working. I need to look into getting another one, because my allergies have been really terrible lately.

  4. 4

    We do not have any allergies per se but we definitely react to mold and we did borrow a friend’s air purifier when we dealt with mold at our old house.

  5. 5

    We don’t have any allergies but I would love to get an air purifier just to improve air quality.

  6. 6

    Oooh, I’d love to get one of these. Especially since it would be cheaper than ripping out our carpet, where a ton of all that dust and gunk is hiding.

  7. 7

    We just suffer through allergies. I have thought about getting an air purifier (we have 2 dogs), but need to do some research. Thanks for sharing your review.

  8. 8

    I need to get another one. I had one but it’s a big small.

  9. 9

    This would be perfect in the bedroom of children or anyone with breathing issues.

  10. 10

    I’ve been looking at similar units and the cost of the replacement filters are pricey for many models. Right now we just buy allergy filters for our furnace which cost more than regular ones but not as much as something like this. We do notice the difference if we don’t use them in the amount of dust and pollen that circulate in our home.

  11. 11

    I suffer with year round allergies. I’ll definitely be looking into a Luma Comfort Air Purifer for myself, esp before Spring gets here.

  12. 12

    I am in Minnesota with frigid temps and already feel Spring Allergies Keeping the air clean is so important!

  13. 13

    Call me crazy but I’m ready for allergy season, It means warmer temps!

  14. 14

    Between my asthma & the allergies my husband, older son & I all have, it’s important to us to have an air purifier. We have two upstairs right now but none downstairs so I might need to look into this one! It does look a bit large but I think it’d fit behind my side table pretty well.

  15. 15

    This is just what I’ve been looking for! The heating system kicks up a lot of dust. It would be nice to have an air purifier to keep the excess dust out of the air.

  16. 16

    Oh now that looks neat! I need to get of these.

  17. 17

    This would be perfect in my daughter’s room. She has horrible allergies and it really affects her sleeping. :(

  18. 18

    If this can help with my allergies, I am all for it!

  19. 19

    I didn’t know these could also help to remove odors, I am definitely going to have to look into getting one.

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