Alen T300 - Sleek Design Tower Air Purifier, Powerful, Effective & A Great Value - 500 Sq. Ft.
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110 of 111 found the following review helpful:
Good product. So-so service. Sep 14, 2007
This is a good air filter. I have pretty bad allergies, and when we first moved into this house it had brand new carpet and I would be miserable 5 minutes after walking in the door. I moved my T300 in from my previous apartment, and about a day later came back and had no allergy symptoms whatsoever.
PROS: -Cleans extremely well.
-Filters last longer than 6 months.
-Quiet on lower settings
CONS: -Have noticed a problem with the back cover. It takes some work to get the unit to recognize that the back cover is installed. Customer service told me I could adjust the sensor for it but haven't tried yet.
-Lamps are ridiculously expensive. Don't last. Don't buy them for sixty bucks! Get the Phillips PL5/UV at bulbman(dot)com for thirteen bucks! Its better and is the exact bulb specs for the T300...
-Noisy on "medium" and "high"
47 of 47 found the following review helpful:
Great little air filter Oct 31, 2009
By Andrew Harmel
I did a lot of research, reading and talking to people before finally deciding on the Alen T300. I was worried about a few things: 1.Noise 2.Filter price, 3.Ozone generation, and 4.power consumption. Im happy that this air filter really met all the criteria I was after.
1. Noise. Really what good is an air purifier if you cant sleep with the thing on? Or hear the TV for that matter? This air purifer is really quiet. The white noise it provides at night when all is silent is equivalent to the sound of a hotel air conditioner running. My wife and I find it quite relaxing and its nice to sleep along to.
2. Filter. The filter has a foam pre-filter that is easily removable and washable so the filters should last a long time, when they need to be replaced they cost $49. a pair (it uses two at a time) Not bad seeing that most people can get two years out of the filters running about 2200 hours a year. The UV bulb that can be turned on and off to kill Virus and bacteria in the air can be easily replaced.
3.Ozone- Read the EPA report people, Ozone is bad for your lungs!!! Many ionizing air purifiers produce Ozone (not good) the Inizer with the T300 is a negative ionizer (negative ions = good for humans, Positive Ions = bad for humans) so it doesnt produce ozone and its not harmful to humans. If you dont like the idea of an ionizer at all you can simply turn it off.
4.Power consumption- The power consumption over the past three months with two of these running on the #2 fan speed (low is 1, high is 4) for approx. 9 hours a day hasnt added much to our bill at all, actually its hardly noticeable that there even was a change in consumption of electricity.
Fit and finish is top notch, and the controls are clear and easy to use. All settings are clearly laid out for you when the unit is running so you know with a glance at the LCD screen whats on.
If your considering an air purifier, this should be at the top of your list. I purchased my units brand new for a cost of $270. each and best of all Alen offers a lifetime warranty on their products, because as they state "We dont want our products to wind up taking up space in a landfill somewhere". Sounds pretty environmentally responsible to me.
Go ahead, try one. I dont think you'll be disappointed with this unit.
41 of 43 found the following review helpful:
It's worth every penny Nov 08, 2006
By Elizabeth V.
Though beautiful, after moving to Austin I experienced what a lot of people experience once they move here...ALLERGIES!! Medications would alleviate the headaches and sinus pressures but the sneezing and the watery eyes were, seemingly, incurable, until I came across the Alen T300. I was skeptical because I had tried many others before and none succeeded but I was willing to try anything. I plugged in the T300 (Very quiet) and left it running over night and the next morning noticed a significant difference in the air. NO SNEEZING or watery eyes!! It's worth every penny!!
22 of 22 found the following review helpful:
Can't live without it Jun 01, 2007
By E. Ulloa
After living constantly with waking up to allergy symptoms and all kinds of medicines to address the symptoms, I finally saw an info-commercial for air purifiers and the light bulb went off. I did the research and found that the Alen and IQAir products were the best and cleaned over 95% of contaminants in the air where the info-commercial product only cleaned about 35% of the contaminants. The Alen was best price for feature for my budget with a lifetime warranty so I purchased it. Now my son and I wake up mostly free of any allergy symptoms and the feeling is wonderful!
26 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Purifier works fine but UV lamps can be costly May 27, 2009
By G. Kaligian
I purchased the Alen T300 this February and I've been pretty happy with the results. However, my major complaint comes from the fact that the UV lamp has already burned out and it just seems a bit ludicrous to have to replace a $79 lamp in four months. Of course, it's not covered under the warranty so along with replacing the filters for $45 every 6 months, now I have to replace the UV lamp even sooner. I don't know about you but it seems a bit steep!
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