I was sent a complementary Okaysou AirMic4S Air Purifier to use in my home as a product review. Air purifiers are a great way to clean our indoor air at home or in our work space. We can't always get outside to get fresh air and even if we can, some of us have pollutants in our local air. Read on for more details.
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Product Review of Okaysou AirMic4S Air Purifier
The Okaysou Air Purifier comes in a beautiful box. It was shipped to me faster than I had expected. I took it out of the box and read through the instructions and noticed that you can't just plug it in and go. You need to removed plastic packaging from the air filter inside. To do this, I turned the unit upside down and found the lock symbol had an arrow pointing to it – meaning it was locked.
On the bottom of the air purifier, I turned the dial to the “unlock” position shown by an open padlock picture on the unit. Then I unscrewed the bottom to get to the air filter.
You will see that the air filter is in clear plastic wrap, so it is VERY IMPORTANT to remove this before turning it on.
After removing the plastic wrap, I placed the air filter back into the unit with the gray foam side facing the open hole.
The above photo is how the air filter should look if it is placed properly. It should have the gray foam side of the filter facing towards the open hole. I screwed the cover back on and made sure it was in the lock position, which was very simple to do.
The plug had a protective plastic cover on it, so I removed that and plugged it into the electrical outlet on my wall. I pushed the On/Off Button and heard a beep. The control pad lit up and I noticed that when it turned on, that it starts out with the lowest fan and the brightest ambient blue light.
What I noticed about the effects of the Okaysou AirMic4S Air Purifier
I live in Wisconsin in a remote place where there doesn't seem to be a lot of pollution. So I felt like my air quality was already great. The parts of my air that I do complain about are kitty litter and dirty diaper smells. My husband and one of my sons are allergic to rabbits. We do have rabbits in our garage, which is attached to our house. Neither of them spend much time in the garage, but I am concerned about dander in the air that might come in as people go in and out or if my daughters bring in some hair on their clothing when they play with the rabbits.
As I learned more about this machine, I was very impressed to learn that it has a medical grade H13 True HEPA filter that can capture and reduce up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, including kitchen odors, pollen, pet dander, pet hair, smoke, household odors, harmful gases like formaldehyde, ammonia, VOCs. The manufacturer mentioned the following, “CADR of 125 m³/h, AirMic4S circulates air up to 2x per hour in a room size of 580 sq. ft. / 3x per hour in 300 sq. ft. / 5x per hour in 150 sq. ft.” in case you are curious about that information.
So, immediately, I enjoyed that this is a quiet machine. It is about as loud as a normal desk fan. You can tell it's on, but it is more of a quiet background noise, which doesn't bother me. I can have it on in the overnight and still wake up to hear a young one call for me from another room. I have eight kids, so I am concerned about these things.
In addition to rabbits, we have a guinea pig, three dogs and a kitten. We buy an expensive air filter for our furnace that is supposed to last 60 days, but we change it every 3 weeks because it gets so much animal hair on it! I was concerned how I would know when to change this filter. I mean, it's not like I will be able to see the pet dander on the thing, you know? Thankfully, there is an indicator light that senses when the unit needs changing. That will light up and tell me. I will order my next air filter now, because it's already been two weeks and who knows when that will be?
I have been looking online to try to get an idea of when, but it looks like people change it anywhere from one month to eight months, though the manufacturer says “six to eight months.” I do wonder if the people that change it after one month are smokers? We don't have anyone that smokes here.
I did not have any problems with this unit and I feel it functions very well. I did notice the change in the kitty litter not smelling as bad. We still change it just as often so it has made an improvement to our air quality in that way. I do still notice diaper smells, which is probably good so I know when to change them. But I noticed the smell doesn't seem to linger in the air and when the diaper smell bothered me, I went over to the air purifier and inhaled deeply of the fresh air coming out. That was nice to do rather than me going outside to do that in February in Wisconsin when our temperature is below freezing!
Now I will answer questions about this air purifier from Okaysou.
10 Questions Answered About The AirMic4S Air Purifier From Okaysou
1. Are they noisy?
No, it is just as loud as a desk fan. So it's more like a white noise or quiet background noise.
2. I work at home. Can it run all day or do I need two separate units?
Yes, you can and we do keep ours on all the time when we are home. It does have a setting on it that you can choose 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours or keep running. If you had one in your office and didn't want to forget to turn it off, you would probably want to use the timed setting so it would shut off automatically for you each day.
3. Will my toddler's fingers fit through the holes?
With the unit unplugged, I watched my toddler try this and she could not. She puts everything in her mouth so we keep the choking hazards picked up, but if a small child found something tiny, they might try to stick objects in the holes, which would not be good. Also, your toddler might try to dump a cup of liquid in there so it may be best to keep out of the reach of small children.
During the testing period, I wanted the unit close to my rocking chair and in our living room so I could keep a close eye on it to give you a good report, but now it is moving to our mud room / coat room, which is between our door to the garage and the door to our laundry room, which has the kitty litter in it as that is where I am most concerned about smells and dander. It's new location is also on the other side of a baby gate as it is also the entry way to the basement and I have the gate there (between our living room and mud room / coat room) to prevent her from getting to the stairs.
4. Are the replacement filters expensive and hard to get?
No, the Okaysou filters are reasonably priced and available through either their website or Amazon.
5. How do I know when it's time to replace the filter?
There is a button on it that looks like two rectangles together. It will light up when it's time to replace the air filter. I have read online in other reviews that people can use them anywhere from one to eight months depending on usage and how dirty your air is. I expect to replace ours once a month as we have three dogs, a cat, rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as 10 people living here. Although, we are not smokers, so maybe not?
6. Can you set it on carpet?
Yes, the intake air vents are up on the side of the unit not bottom so should be fine. I wouldn't put it right in front of drapes, curtains or bedding though as they may get sucked against the side and prevent proper usage though.
7. Will my pet's hair stick to the filter?
AirMic4S can capture 99.97% of air pollutants as small as 0.3 microns. Yes, it will catch pet dander and hair, dust, pollen and more. With the fence air inlet design, it can definitely pick up the pet hair floating in the air. You may even see it when you remove the filter and the manufacturer suggests vacuuming the hair out of the fence area at every filter change.
8. Can it help with the kitty litter smell in my home?
I love having a cat, but absolutely hate the kitty litter smell! That was actually my biggest reason for getting an air purifier. I am happy to say that this machine has been a huge help in effectively absorbing that odor as well as fragrance, and kitchen cooking odors in my home. It can also remove harmful gases like VOCs, formaldehyde, ammonia and more.
9. Is the air filter washable and reusable?
The gray foam pre-filter is washable and reusable and by doing this will help to extend the life of the HEPA filter. The white HEPA filter part is not washable on this medical grade unit.
10. How do you reset the “need new filter” light when you replace the filter?
After changing the filter, press the button for 3 to 4 seconds to reset it. You should hear a sound and the reminder light will turn off.
I hope you will try an Okaysou Air Purifier soon as I feel it is needed in the home!
How To Get One
Website – watch for the pop up, then put your email address in to get a discount!
Note to reader: I have checked a few times and with the discount, sometimes it is less expensive to get it through the website and sometimes it is best to go through Amazon. I suggest checking both.
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