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Fellowes AeraMax 200 Commerical Grade Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter 9320401 Review

Ok if you want one that works and thats all you care about, mission accomplished.

If you are wanting a unit thats a little more refined and better build quality this may not be what you are looking for. Fist I do not dislike this unit. I have been using it for awhile now and it does what it is supposed to do.

I have a bunch of the big honeywell hepa filters and two other brands Winix and Fellows that I have in various rooms in the house. I have some furry creatures and my house must sit in a pollen farm.

This filter has all the bells and whistles of auto filtering and air quality sensors, but it has an annoying thing to me at least. On auto mode the fan will go up a little and down a little in two second intervals. Not loud mind you just enough to bug the snot out of some people. I guess I am some people cause I always hear it. Highhhhhh – Looowwwwwww, Highhhhhh – Looowwwwwww,Highhhhhh – Looowwwwwww

It has a nice size and the filter is ok, but not very large for the unit size. It is quieter than most of the filters and a good one for the bedroom. I have the Winix as well and they are great, but the replacement filters are a cost bite. The filter size of the Winix units are much larger than the fellows so they should last longer and handle more air for a larger room.

2. The build quality is plastic and has almost no weight so it slides around. LIGHTS it has LIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont know what it is with all these manufactures putting a light show on these filters. Dont they know at some point people tend to go to sleep and dont need the blazing blue light show. Very impressive lights indeed.

My other honewell units are the larger round ones and they are AWESOME but loud. I have the 50150 and the 50250 round Honeywell’s that can move some air in large rooms, but for the most part they are not for quiet time ares, although some like them as white noise generators.

I would pass on this unit unless you can get a really good deal on it, and buy a Winix. I have the 5500 and for the last year has done well for me. It has LIGHTS too. Covered with black tape so I can sleep. Classy I know.

Author: Carter Hargrave

Carter Hargrave Carter Hargrave is a Martial Arts Grandmaster and the founder of American Combat Kempo. He is the President of the World Kempo Association and the World Jeet Kune Do Federation. Carter Hargrave is aSecond Generation Bruce Lee School Instructor. Find us on Google+

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