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5.0 out of 5 stars Huge difference the quality of life of my 85 yr old COPD suffering dad., 16 Feb. 2014
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***Please scroll down to see Updates as Feb 2015 it's going strong and brilliant***

My dad is 85 and has COPD (lung disease) and has been in and out of hospital lately.
He easily catches chest infections and these can be very dangerous.
He also is asthmatic and suffers from allergies which can set off his coughing which is very bad and persistent.
Dust, fumes, pollen, particles, hair etc all contribute towards hurting him, making his cough worse and can lead to breathing difficulties and a horrible quality of life and infection.
Since taking Nebulisers and other medication his mouth is always dry at night and he cannot sleep due to many reasons including this.

For some reason we all completely overlooked Air Purifiers, and decided to buy this one to see if it makes any difference. We didn't spend little as the cheaper units have poor reviews and we needed the unit to filter out particles as small as 0.3 Microns or whatever the unit is. We needed a HEPA and CARBON filter for the multi particles which need to be filtered.
I was looking to buy the Fellowes unit but that had a few negative reviews regarding build quality, and was about £30 more though spec wise it did have a greater power to filter per minute - but not considerable enough to warrant that, and besides, we had no idea whether it'd make any difference to my dad so took a punt and bought this, at the least it would be £160 down the drain (or so) and at the most it'd make a difference.
The Unit seemed large enough to cover the 17x17 ft of room he has.

And I must say, after buying this and putting it on Max for a few hours to clean his room up (after a thorough dust and clean) it made a noticeable slight difference to his day while in the room.

He puts it on in the morning when he awakes, and 2 hours Timer when he goes to bed, and once during the day - altogether about 6 hours a day, and the result after the second night has been HUGE.
He has no more dry mouth, and he can sleep after years of suffering.
His breathing is easier, coughing is considerably less, he looks better, feels better and the quality of his life has improved vastly.
COPD has no cure, and this hasn't cured it, BUT it has made breathing and living with the condition vastly better, and has given him a better quality of life, as the dust, particles and microbes which inflame and exacerbate his condition are filtered out, and this in itself means his lungs can work more efficiently and more healthier which means less pain and suffering and agony.
Sure, he still coughs and still has COPD and still uses his nebuliser and takes his medication and has the symptoms and handicaps which COPD brings - but his quality of life, quality of air, berthing and functioning has Improved significantly to make the outlay essential in our opinion.

The air in his room is cleaner, this also filters out harmful airborne bacteria, so for a COPD sufferer it is a must!

In use, it's quiet - very quiet at full speed at night, timer is easy to use - just press the butting to switch from no timer to 2, 4 etc and cycles back (illuminated with a light) speed is easy with pressing one touch button again.

We don't use the Ioniser unless dad is absent from the room as this can cause problem with COPD suffered if the ionised clumped particles are breathed in - but this Ioniser is used when he is out to thoroughly clean the room - and after dust has settled (with ioniser off) the room is dusted and filtered again.

It is a handsome unit, needs to be placed in the room so it has unobstructed input and output from front and top and sides.

All in all, very happy!

***UPDATE***

Had to dock a star as the unit failed 2 weeks after purchase - it went mad, started turning off and on at will then failed completely. Amazon great customer service meant a new one was on the doorstep the following day before I'd even sent the old one back.

***UPDATE*** It's April 4th and it is running fine and very effective! Great item, back up to 5 Stars!

****UPDATE FEBRUARY 2015****

Replaced the filter after ordering direct from DeLonghi (as Amazon were out of stock).

This is The BEst Air Purifier I've used - had the opportunity to try the HoMedics AR-NC02 which is very compact and has a remote control which is very useful. BUT the HoMedics one is very loud, and is not effective and altogether an inferior Purifier and got rid of it after a couple of weeks and back to this.

I'd go so far as to say this standard of Air Purifier with the filtration is ESSENTIAL for COPD suffering elderly and elderly in general - as this manages to clean the air of not just allergens and pollutants, but also Viruses and Bacteria - as stated, and Fingers Cross it works!
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Initial post: 21 Feb 2014 23:47:27 GMT
Timelord-007 says:
Sorry to hear about your dad, Glad you reviewed this product it may help somebody else in a similar position.

Good product review.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 22:31:40 GMT
Thanks, appreciate the feedback.

Posted on 1 Jun 2014 02:46:23 BDT
Thanks for such a helpful review.
Hopefully others who have reported problems and symptoms worsening following use of the product will read your key information on not using the ioniser when the sufferer is present.

Wishing your Dad all the very best.
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