We have a new friend at our house! A penguin! He is actually an air purifier, made by Crane. With the fall season of colds and sniffles upon us, it makes me feel good to know that I can do something to help keep our home healthy.
Mr Penguin contains 5 levels of filtration to eliminate all kinds of germs and dust:
It is very easy to open the back and find first a washable filter. This helps the HEPA filter function more effectively by removing large visible particles from the air first. Our is looking dusty after having been in use for a while.
This is the washable filter:
After you remove that piece, you see the HEPA filter. This removes 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns. It needs to be replaced every 3-6 months.
On the back of the HEPA filter is an odor absorbing active carbon filter. Behind it you can see a photocatalyst filter that works in combination with a germicidal UV light.
The penguin has a simple control knob, as well as a shut off feature if he is tipped over. It emits a white-noise sort of sound when running, but it is not obnoxious. We have moved him from room to room and have gotten quite a bit of use from him already this fall. Indoor air can actually be very polluted, so its great to have something to combat that. If we are fighting colds I run the penguin often. He does need to be in the center of a room for maximum air flow, so night time is a good time to do that. (Otherwise Isaac attacks him.) There are little red and blue lights that turn on when the penguin is functioning, so it makes a great night-light too.
Julia is currently enjoying learning about penguins, so its kind of fun to have our very own penguin friend. Maybe we should name him though, hmm....
Crane USA sent us the penguin in exchange for review. All opinions are my own.