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on 24 July 2012
This is my third bubble in six years. Getting the one negative point out of the way first...I found the previous ones eventually burnt out, although I did have them running 24/7 and both lasted 3yrs. I'm sure the problem was due to the dust building up within the hood. No matter what I tried or used I couldn't quite clear out the build-up and the ability to filter air and dissipate the aroma was gradually reduced. It's a shame the manufacturer hasn't developed a removable filter, as otherwise this product would be perfect...but then, it would probably me far more expensive!
The positives are, as it says on the tin. It clears the air and if left overnight, you are greeted by such fresh air when you enter the room next morning. I can only liken it to the clean air after a thunder storm. Although I leave it running downstairs with the internal doors open, the aroma reaches the bedrooms (and so I assume also clears the air upstairs, given how fresher it feels each morning). This also overcomes the noise factor - it's not a quiet machine yet neither is it overly noisy. To some it may be soothing hearing the water spin? The airborne particles it collects settles in the water, which means you can visibly gauge when the water needs changing. The added bonus is the selection of perfumes you can buy (or have none depending on your preference).
I wasn't going to buy another one of these and spent ages looking for something similar..with a removable filter... in the hope it would last longer. I caved in after failing to find such a product and hence, my third bubble. To my delight this latest version has an on/off switch (previous ones had to be turned off at the socket - a pain as the plug was located behind furniture). It also has a plastic bowl (previous ones were glass - always nervous when I changed the water incase I damaged it & the product become unusable) and this time there's a speed regulator.
Living in a dusty house, with a partner who's a smoker suffering from skin problems, plus two dogs with dust allergies, I know this product helps in alleviating some of their discomfort. The bonus for me is less dusting and the reduction in smoke smell, replaced by a gentle aroma. Friends who visit have seen these advertised on shopping channels and assumed them to be gimmicks. But each one went out and bought an air purifier/ioniser after being sat in my lounge and felt the difference it made. They didn't all buy this particular product but each have said how their filters have eased their asthma or chest problems. The bonus of this one is the perfume it emits whilst it does its job.
The transaction with the seller was perfect and would recommend. Well packaged and a decent delivery time.