Alen BreatheSmart FIT50 HEPA Air Purifier
whisper quiet & works . . .
We hate the name but LOVE the product. We've used it now for about a month and the consensus in our house is that it's a keeper.
The conditions this unit was used under were as follows. We live in Los Angeles, near a very busy freeway, with a lot of industrial truck traffic. We don't have central air so the windows have to be kept open for some air circulation. We also do animal rescues so we always have lots of critters in the house, which translates to lots of pet hair. And given our 3 mile proximity to the beach there are always plenty of mold spores in the air. Needless to say, our environment is less than ideal for those with breathing issues, which means the Fit 50 definitely had it work cut out for it.
I can't believe how quite this unit is. It's even quieter than our BreatheSmart units which are already amazingly quite. The first week I kept checking it to make sure the lights are still on to confirm it's still running, since it's so quite. Since it's installation, I've noticed far less dust on hard surfaces and particles in the air in the room it's used in. No, it's not going to dust your room for you but it does cut down significantly on the number of airborne particles which does result in seeing less dust build up, even with the windows open.
Love the compact size, it fits in more tight places than it's larger partner the BreatheSmart, which was great for giving us lots of placement options. This unit would even fit comfortably in a small college dorm room.
The lock button feature is great for those with small children who like to push buttons, or those like us, who have cats that like to walk across the top of the unit.
We especially love the the fact that it restarts itself after a power outage (something all of our past air purifiers couldn't do), That's a definite plus, especially since unlike most noisy air purifiers, the Fit 50 is so quite, that the fact that you're not hearing any noise from it won't immediately alert you that it's off.
Love the great warranty that the Fit 50 comes with too.
I'd definitely recommend it (and do) to friends, co-workers, etc. and wouldn't hesitate to buy another if needed.
In summary: These little units are a lot of clean air bang for the buck in a small, sleek, quiet package, with lots of room placement and filter options. Alen has definitely come up with another winner!! Just change the name.
June 30, 2014
When I first received the Breathesmart Fit50 I was doubtful that it would do anything.
After a couple weeks of using it, I've noticed an incredible difference in the air quality of my home and so has my wife. I have severe allergies and asthma and thus am sensitive to dust, pollen, and all things in the air. Within the first week or so, I've noticed that I'm not sneezing as much or waking up with congestion, which has been every morning for the past 20 years.
To my wife's excitement, my snoring has decreased, due to better breathing, and she says I'm less cranky because I can breathe better. She keeps on taking it into the kitchen when she cooks because she says it helps with odors too. Yesterday, she was excited that she didn't have to dust this week because all the dust seems to be gone. Whatever makes her happy must be good.
My daughter now wants one in her room because she says her allergies are lessened when she's in the living room (where we placed the air purifier during the day).
Another good thing about this air purifier is the air flow. It brings cool air into the room and is much quieter than my fan.
We will most likely invest in several of these in the near future for each room.
July 24, 2014
Nice looking unit
This unit has a sleek, very modern look to it and looks great in any room I put it in. I liked the way you can tell how bad the "particles" are in the room and when they are good again. I have never had an air purifier before this one and was surprised to hear how quiet it actually was. It was light weight and actually really easy to move around from room to room. I would definently recommend this product and have enjoyed the one I have.
July 14, 2014
I have four dogs and this works wonderfully in purifying the air and eliminating pet odor. I love it that it isnt bulky. It's a classy white color, slim and compact. It was super easy to put together and very user friendly. It's loud on the higher settings, but the noise doesnt bother me since i leave it in the living room and only use it in the day time.
I got it primarily for pet odor, but i noticed that when we had our cook-out inside the house over the 4th of july weekend (it was too hot outside), it actually helped with all the cooking odors as well. Well worth the money. i am a super happy user! Highly recommend!
July 7, 2014
Great features and QUIET!
I love the Fit50! The air in my house is so much cleaner since I got it and I can't believe how quietly it runs. My favorite feature is auto. I never realized how much dust could be kicked up just by someone walking around. I have to admit it gives me a little thrill whenever my dogs or family members start moving around and I hear the Fit50 shift to a higher speed because it sensed the change in the number of particulates in the air. For someone that suffers from allergy/sinus issues like me, this is a wonderful machine.
June 30, 2014
The BreatheSmart Jr. Air Purfier by Alen has literally changed my life.
I never thought that an air purifier could impact my health in so many positive ways.
My asthma and allergies have had a huge negative impact on my daily lifestyle for the past 15 years, but now my sleep and comfort level are much improved, since purchasing my new air purifier. I would like to express my thanks to Alen, for developing the BreatheSmart Jr. as it does an amazing job of removing the pollen and molds from my home. My immune system seems to be revived every night as I sleep. I wake up with a much improved nights rest. I no longer have the headaches and incessant sneezing, that have been a part of my life for years, and the medications to mitigate those problems.
I feel that the BreatheSmart Jr. is affordable, and it is truly a piece of art in any room, with its sleek design and inter-changeable fronts.
I can’t thank Alen enough for this well engineered and outstanding product!
June 26, 2014
Not too asthetically pleasing but that's probably not why one would get an air filter, and has a very strong output.
I used mainly the automatic setting. The owners manual says that the three colors are red, yellow, and blue. Mine are dark pink, light pink, and blue. That's a bit of a discrepancy. I also notice that it spends most of the time in the middle setting (moderate particles detected#. It takes a lot of time to actually stay in the blue setting #minimum particles detected). It fluctuates a lot between settings and sometimes it's hard to tell if it's sensor capabilities are always accurate, but I have no reason to believe that they're not working, it's just a new feature. It's hard to imagine that indoor air quality could be that bad.
It's simple to use and easy to understand. I have 3 Alen filters now and have never had any problems with them.
June 24, 2014
The Breathesmart Fit50 is the best!
The Breathesmart Fit50 is the best! I suffer from allergies and asthma. The purifier significantly reduces the allergens in the air. I love how it automatically adjusts to the changes in air quality. The Fit50 has two air filters. The first one is the Pre-Filter which can be washed or vacuumed.
I believe this is a significant change which will help to maintain the purifier's performance. I keep mine in the bedroom. It's so quiet I can't even tell it's on, especially when I turn the lights of the unit off. The Breathesmart Fit50 does a great job and the air is so much cleaner!
I would highly recommend it to anyone who suffers from allergies, has pets or is concerned about mold in their home.
June 23, 2014
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