I haven’t told many people, mostly because I’m not super excited about it – but I will be having a complete nasal reconstruction next year. A nose job, yes – but more importantly, the reconstruction will really be of what’s on the inside of my nose.
Although all these problems cause a lot of other problems – the biggest side effect ( other than having an especially hard time breathing through my nose) has been headaches. Due to the problems with my nose, I’m hyper sensitive to air quality, allergens, and pollutants – resulting in almost daily sinus headaches. To make matters worse, I voluntarily add allergens to my daily life – my dogs, cat, and horse. I am allergic to pet dander, which all three of them carry.
I’m holding out on the surgery until summer of 2020, because let’s be real – winter dressage season in Aiken is too important to miss. To help manage my symptoms until then – my ENT recommended a high quality air purifier in my room. She said an air purifier will remove most of the allergens (from the pets) and greatly improve my air quality – which should hopefully help reduce the headaches I am waking up with every morning.
So, I set out on my search for an air purifier. Amazon reviews are horrifying. Target reviews are horrifying. Best Buy reviews are horrifying. I really don’t want my air purifier to catch on fire and burn my house down, which unfortunately seemed like a common occurrence with these products. I decided to look a bit more in the industrial level, and leave the cheaper Amazon products behind.
I stumbled upon a company called Intellipure. Intellipure manufactures air purifiers for industrial and residential use, and their list of clients is long. A few you might recognize …. Hilton, Hyatt, Delta, BMW, Mariatt, and Wyndham. That list is what originally caught my eye. If those companies trust Intellipure in their hotels and offices across the world, I can trust one in my bedroom.
HEPA – “High Efficiency Particulate Air” is the standard for air purifiers in the United States. Just some knowledge for you.
So, does the Intellipure meet the HEPA standard? Utilizing technology developed through a United States Military Grant, the professional, multistage air cleaning system by Intellipure is the most effective air cleaner in the world. The patented Disinfecting Filtration System (DFS) technology uses a high-energy grid, creating microbiostasis condition which prevents anything from being able to live or grow inside the filter. The DFS technology has been proven to capture 99.99% of all particles as small as 0.007 micron in size, which is over 40 times smaller than the HEPA filtration standard. Yeah – it meets the standard.
You can count on Intellipure to capture and remove harmful viruses, mold, fungi, bacteria and ultrafine particles leaving nothing but fresh, pure, healthy air inside your home. The DFS technology is currently used in hospitals, medical clean rooms, government buildings, and military applications. Again, if it’s good enough for those facilities – it’s good enough for my bedroom.
The best air purifier in the world does come with a price tag, but that’s to be expected. I figured with all the problems I have going on, and the daily headaches – I might as well get the best of the best. Intellipure residential purifiers start at $499 and go all the way up to $2,495. Since I’m only purifying one room, I got the Compact model, built for spaces up to 500 square feet. Thankfully, it’s also the cheapest of the models – pricing in at $499. Do NOT fret though! Intellipure offers financing, and the Compact model starts at $44/month. To help you out even more, I have a 10% off code for you to use, you can find it at the end of this post.
Let me tell you …. whether you pay straight out of pocket, or finance it … it’s WORTH IT. I unpacked my machine as soon as it came and got it running immediately. The first morning after it arrived, I woke up WITHOUT A HEADACHE. That’s huge in itself. I also remember waking up feeling especially fresh, like I had an exceptionally good night of sleep. I’ve had it for one month now, and my headaches have drastically been reduced. Instead of daily morning headaches, I might only get one or two per week. An air purifier can not correct what is wrong with my nose, but it SURE is helping.
The Intellipure Compact air purifier utilizes the same advanced, award winning and patented DFS technology used in the rest of the Intellipure models. The simple, stylish design compliments any bedroom or small living space decor. It comes essentially ready to use, all you have to do is plug in the cord! It comes with a filter already installed, you do not need to purchase one separately. Easy enough.
It’s ultra-quiet. I run the low and medium settings while I’m in my room – sleeping, watching television, whatever it might be. I run the high setting when I’m not home or I’m out of the room. The high setting is loud, but low and medium are much quieter and bearable.
The Intellipure Compact has been specially designed to deal with ultrafine particles and medium to high gas and odor adsorption. The heavy duty, 5-stage gas and odor filter is the most effective filter in it’s class.
Weighing in at just 17 pounds, it’s incredibly lightweight. It has a handle on the backside, making moving it easier. Seriously, I’m about to start taking it with me EVERYWHERE.
I have noticed a complete difference both in my health and in the environment of my bedroom. My air “feels” clean. My room smells fresh. Unless you saw them, you’d never know the room is home to a dog and a cat. My allergies certainly can’t tell anymore.
According to my good friend Google, if you ….
- have a new baby or are pregnant
- have children
- are over the age of 60
- suffer from allergies
- suffer from asthma or other respiratory illnesses
- live near a major road or industrial facilty
- have a compromised immune system
- or your family members are exposed to second hand smoke
- have pets
- have a fireplace or wood stove
- live in an agricultural area
- have any medical conditions
….. you NEED an air purifier. There are so many harmful chemicals, bacteria, and pollutants in our air that we have no idea about. Seriously, they’re disgusting. I’ll leave that research up to you, but after doing my own – I doubt I’ll ever go without an air purifier ever again.
When reading through all the review of cheaper air purifiers on the market, the number one complaint was FIRE, smoke, or the smell of something burning. I was nervous the first 24 hours or so that I used my Intellipure, because it seemed like no matter the brand, all the others had at least a handful of complaints about something regarding burning. I’m very happy to report that the Intellipure machine did not even produce a firey smell, not even when it was turned on for the first time. I feel completely safe using it in my home with my family and animals.
Not only is the product itself outstanding, so is the company. Intellipure is family owned, USA made, and their morals are right where they need to be. Straight from the Intellipure website …. ↓
“For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man. – 2 Corinthians 8:21 As a faith based company, Intellipure’s mission is about more than providing the purest possible indoor air quality for our customers. It is about doing the right thing for our employees, customers and business partners. Our products are powerful and so is our spirit. We desire to glorify God with our products and business.”
To some, when they buy a product – they care about the product. When I buy a product, I care about the product, but I also care about where and who it comes from and what they stand for. Intellipure, you win. So far, my interactions with all staff hasbeen fantastic. They’re incredibly helpful, friendly, and accommodating. A++ for customer service. A++ for quality of product. A+++++ for the company as a whole.
If you’re interested in improving your health, click here for the Intellipure website, and use code THEHEADEQUESTRIAN at checkout for 10% off!
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