Paws up for the Brondell O2+ Balance Air Purifier. Here's why:
I’m of the belief that every pet owning home should have at least one air purifier running 24 hours a day, especially if you have dogs, cats, small mammals, and most especially if you have birds.
I’ve seen too many situations where allergies or pet odor get between a human guardian and a companion animal, which sometimes results in the re-homing of a beloved pet.
I placed the Brondell O2+ Balance air purifier at the foot of my bed next to my dog’s bed. It is very simple to set up—just remove the plastic from the various filters and then replace them easily into the unit.
The lighted blue interface is very sexy. It’s dummy proof (re: uncomplicated), and the included remote control allows you to change settings from across the room. It has a night mode that senses when the lights go out and dims the interface so that it doesn’t interrupt your sleep. Nice feature.
On its lowest setting, “silent,” you won’t even know the air purifier is there, pulling dust and microbes out of the air. At the highest setting, you can use it as white noise when you sleep and it will pull even more pollution and microbes out of your sleeping environment.
The Brondell O2+ Balance is a sleek, elegant looking air purifier that will blend into your décor. I’d put it anywhere in my home and feel comfortable with how it looks with my furniture.
At $349.00, this is an affordable unit for its class. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a unit twice its price, but that just makes it easier to use. There’s plenty to admire here.
My final evaluation of the Brondell O2+ Balance air purifier is that it's useful as a tool to reduce pet allergies, and it does a great job on pet odor as well. If you have a dusty home with a lot of pet dander, this would be a smart purchase.
FROM THE BRONDELL WEBSITE:
Balance Air Purifier Key Features
- Three-stage advanced purifier system includes certified True HEPA and Granulated Carbon technology
- Air quality indicator with color specific LED indication
- Adjustable air quality sensor (Sensitivity customization for peak allergy seasons)
- Four operating modes allow adjustability to accommodate any needs:
• Night Mode – senses when it’s dark and automatically adjusts to ensure uninterrupted sleep
• Fan Speed Mode – allows manual control to any of four different speed settings
• Eco Mode – power saving mode to save electricity and extend the filter life
- Simple intuitive touch technology control panel with additional wireless remote control
- Whisper-quiet operation
- Automatic filter change indicator
- Easy-to-replace filter set lasts one (1) year
- Ozone-free filtration means eco-friendly and doctor recommended healthy choice
- AHAM Verifide, California ARB and Energy Star certified
- Inspired minimalist design integrates into any home
- Available in black or white
- Three-year limited warranty
Three-Stage Advanced Filter Technology
- Mesh Pre-Filter (not included in replacement set) – washable micron mesh filters 99.97% of particulate matter larger than 0.28mm improving the lifespan of the other two filters.
- Activated Carbon Filter – granulated carbon formula that effectively reduces smoke, odor and harmful off gassing VOCs including Formaldehyde and Benzene.
- True HEPA Filter – removes 99.97% of particulates and allergens including dust, smoke, pet dander, mold spores and pollen above 0.3 microns.