This is my first air purifier. My parents have had them in their home and we have one at my office, but I’ve never purchased one myself and I wasn’t sure what to look for. After a lot of research and reading a lot of online reviews, I decided the Winix was the best bet.
It was super easy to set up. When I plugged it in, the light instantly turned red and the fan went into turbo mode so I assumed my air quality was pretty bad. But it didn’t take long to go back down to blue. When it changed back to blue so fast I started to wonder if I even needed an air purifier. If it was registering my air quality is as good, what was I paying for? Boy was I wrong. That night I slept better than I have in a long time. No more waking up in the middle of the night because my nose was stuffing up from allergies. No more waking up with itchy eyes.
I did let it run on high for the first few days hoping that it would catch most of the air that was circulating through my apartment and then I turned it back to the auto setting. The auto setting is pretty fantastic. It tries to keep the fan on low which is virtually silent. It definitely senses changes in the air. If I spray dry shampoo in the bathroom down the hall with the door open when I get ready in the morning, the air purifier light turns red and it kicks up to a higher setting. I also think that it has become more sensitive the longer it has been running. It now kicks on when I heat up a microwave meal. It also kicks on if I’m stirring up a lot of dust when cleaning the litter box.
I’ve only had this air purifier for a few weeks but I’ve already noticed a huge difference and I can see that it’s working when it kicks on when I do certain things. I was a little hesitant about paying for such a high-end machine when I wasn’t sure what I even needed, but I’m so glad I went with this model. It’s working perfectly for me and it was worth every penny!