May 27, 2014


Clean Is In The Air – #Win a Honeywell AirGenius5

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It seems as if Spring has finally arrived; but we all know that with Spring comes allergies. Do you suffer from allergies?

Did you know that nearly half (43%) of Canadians suffer from airborne allergies, and in almost a quarter (22%) of homes at least two people are allergy sufferers?

In our household, our middle child (CiCi) suffers from mild asthma and allergies. Puffers/Inhalers are a staple item in our home along with a variety of allergy symptom reducing medicines. Typically she suffers from allergies when the seasons change, and other times we have no idea what triggers her sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes. One cause could be the fact that we live in a custom built home and we have yet to clean the ducts this year! Indoor air quality is huge factor in reducing the effects of airborne allergens.

The majority of Canadians (69%) estimate that having a sick child costs over $20 CDN a day and 18% estimate that it costs over $100!

Whenever our daughter gets “sick” from her allergies, we always have to be mindful that it could take a turn for the worse; such as an asthma attack. This results in missed time from school for her and missed work for us!

The best way to reduce the presence of allergens indoors is through an air purifier. I recently had the opportunity to check out the Honeywell AirGenius5 Air Cleaner. Our house has a very large open concept so we decided to test it out in the bedroom(s) and we definitely noticed a difference in the air in our home after using it for over a month.

Honeywell AirGenius5 Air Cleaner

Honeywell AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner

The Honeywell AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner takes the guesswork out of air purification with SMART CONTROLS that DO THE THINKING FOR YOU with five intuitive operation settings: Sleep, Germs, General, Allergen, and Max.

  1.  Tough air cleaning action for rooms of all sizes – The patented QuietClean® ifD® filtration system captures up to 99.9 percent of particles that pass through the filters1 – the larger particles that you can see AND the really small microscopic particles you can’t see (as small as 0.3 microns – that’s 250 times smaller than the width of a human hair).
  1.  Smart Controls that do the thinking for you –  Contemporary touch screen controls are intuitive and easy to use. Simply tap the setting that best addresses your needs – sleep, germs, general, allergen or max – and it will automatically adjust to draw particles in at the right setting to allow the appropriate filter dwell time, optimizing the filter efficiency for your personal air quality issue.
  1.  Quieter filtration than other models – The AirGenius 5 uses the QuietClean® ifD® technology, a patented fan-forced electronic filtration system only available with Honeywell Air Purifiers, which features a honeycomb style filter that does not resist airflow like paper filters do, allowing quieter and efficient operation.
  1.  Easy and low-cost to maintain – just wash the filter –  Simply rinse the primary filter in a sink only 4 times a year – no need to replace it.

All of these features are great but if I had to choose my favourite things about this air cleaner is that it’s quiet and easy to maintain. I’ve used numerous portable air purifiers before and they’ve always required a brand new filter, not one you can just wash and reuse! Plus, it’s quiet, we can have it on all night and its quiet hum doesn’t interfere with our sleep (well those of us that actually get to sleep). The only drawback is that when you run it for the first time, it gives off a bit of a smell, not sure how best to describe it, kind of like paper filled box smell if that makes any sense.  Regardless, after about half an hour the smell went away and hasn’t come back since. No different than when you first turn on other household appliances.

Dr. David Greenberg, a family physician, provides a few reasons to have an air purifier in your home:

  • Keeping Dust at Bay Dust has a way of finding its way into the home and collecting as soon as you wipe your furniture and counter-tops clean.
  • DIY Safety Many people are unaware that everyday products like paints, solvents, cleaners, adhesives, furniture, new carpeting and shelving can emit harmful gases called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  Pay close attention to the products you purchase and when using products that contain high levels of VOCs, open windows or, better yet, turn on an air purifier that has an effective pre-filter to help remove pollutants from the air that passes through the unit.
  • Not Feeling So Hot? Effects from exposure to poor indoor air may include irritations of the eyes, nose and throat, headaches, dizziness and fatigue.
  • Sneeze Relief Suffering from allergies can put a damper on changing seasons.
  • Pets! A surprising number of adults and children are affected by pet dander in the home. Whether you think you’re allergic or not, when pets are part of your family, it’s important to keep your indoor air clean.
  • Skip the Nature Run When pollen counts are high, usually found on warm, dry and windy days, plan to exercise indoors. Seasonal allergies shouldn’t trump your workout routine, but you should hit the treadmill or take a yoga class instead of a long run through the woods or doing a workout in the grass.

How would you like to win a Honeywell AirGenius5 Air Cleaner for your home?  Enter the giveaway below!

Open to Canada only please!

Ends June 10th, 2014




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  1. Lana Hood says:

    I would like to have sneeze relief from my summer allergies to cut grass and firepit smoke.

  2. Lori Lewis says:

    Washable filters are great! Saves money!

  3. kittypride says:

    Quiet with an easy to clean, washable filter that filters the air my children breathe, how does it get any better than that?

  4. Lauren E. says:

    I love that you only have to rinse the filter, not buy expensive new ones

  5. Easy and low-cost to maintain – just wash the filter – Simply rinse the primary filter in a sink only 4 times a year – no need to replace it.

  6. Teresa Thompson says:

    I like that you can wash the filter and don’t have to buy replacements.

  7. Doris H. says:

    I have a pet, so I love how it will clean the air for pet dander.

  8. I like the QuietClean® ifD® technology and the washable filters!

  9. tanyab79 says:

    Tough air cleaning action for rooms of all sizes because I have three cats

  10. eleanor says:

    I like that it so simple to use and it cleans the air.

  11. I like that it is much quieter. My boyfriend gets annoyed by just the sound of a louder fan and with this he would not even know it is around and running


  13. Bons says:

    I like the smart controls because I like how it does the thinking for me!

  14. Amie says:

    I love how the filter can be washed , my biggest thing is forgetting or not having the spare money for new ones

  15. sschool2010 says:

    I really like that it is Easy and low-cost to maintain (Suzi)

  16. Soozle says:

    I really love that there is 4 settings to choose from – very cool depending your needs

  17. Erin W says:

    I love that you can just wash the filter….I hate having to buy new ones!

  18. Lucy says:

    I like how easy and low-cost to maintain

  19. Jenness M says:

    Love that the filter is washable so I don’t have to shop for more.

  20. Patrick Siu says:

    the washable filter, i hate buying expensive refills

  21. Angela Mitchell says:

    I like that it is quieter than other systems. We’ve had trouble running one in our rec room and the noise interfering with out tv and music.

  22. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My daughter has asthma and this would come in handy for our family. I also love that this is quiet and easy to clean.

  23. Julie Bolduc says:

    The washable filter is great

  24. stacy k says:

    i love the reusable filter ! we are a house of asthmatics and allergy sufferers and have thought about buying something like this- winning one would be much better tho! lol

  25. Marlene says:

    Sneeze Relief – I have allergies & this would really help my sinus out.

  26. hmrcarlson says:

    I love that this is quiet and easy to clean. With 2 cats, a dog and kids & mommy with allergies, this would be so nice to have!

  27. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I have give dogs and three cats, so I love the fact that it can clear the pet dander out of the air we breathe. I love my furbabies, but sometimes my allergies act up and I think this would really help reduce allergy flareups.

  28. The washable filter sounds great and easy to maintain!

  29. Brandee H says:

    I like the washable filter. I hate when you buy something which needs a new and expensive filter every two months!

  30. Josh S says:

    The washable filter is great!

  31. Eldon says:

    I love how its so easy to maintain!

  32. Carla B says:

    I love the ease of use and smart controls – I’m not very tech savy! 🙂

  33. Sara rai says:

    Love the washable filter:)

  34. Andrea says:

    I found out that I was pregnant about 4 weeks ago…so the planning for when baby comes is in the works! We have a dog, who sheds and of course me wanting my baby as healthy as possible, I’m seriously thinking of getting an air purifier. This would be the perfect product for our household…a way to keep my whole family healthy and breathing right!

  35. darci says:

    the smart controls will make it easy for us to set it where we need it

  36. Brynn says:

    I love that it is easy to clean the filter! We have 2 cats and a dog and not the best air quality here so that means our house if full of people with allergies and asthma so hopefully this would help a lot!

  37. We have lots of allergies, this would be perfect! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Liked & Shared. I like that is quiet & keeps all the dust controlled.

  38. I like the Smart Controls and how easy it is to use. We have lots of allergies.

  39. lisa bolduc says:

    I love the low cost of maintenance. I hate having to spend a fortune on the filters

  40. Genafer Mehner-Adam says:

    Love how I don’t have to buy replacement filters!

  41. Dianne Arsenault says:

    That it keeps dust at bay

  42. Quieter and efficient operation is definately a bonus!

  43. Bummer, I wanted to enter this giveaway. I would love to have an air purifier.

  44. I love that the filter is washable because I can clean them as often as I like and doesn’t require me to find / purchase replacements!

  45. alan h says:

    I love that the filter can simply be washed!

  46. Jim says:

    I love that the filter can simply be washed. Most of the time a the hepa/other filters are hard to find.

  47. Susan T. says:

    I love that the filter is washable so I won’t have to hunt around to find replacements!

  48. ginette4 says:

    Being that I live in an old house and that there’s always dust, I love that it keeps the dust at bay

  49. katt12 says:

    This would be so great for my allergies and the easy to take care of!

  50. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I really like that it has a quieter filtration system, than other models, because the noise can be rather annoying for my little one.

  51. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like that you just need to wash the filter 4 times a year.

  52. angela m says:

    I like that it is Easy and low-cost to maintain, I love that you just wash the filter.

  53. I love the washable filter. I don’t want to have to be constantly paying for replacements.

  54. Pam says:

    I like that it is quieter than other systems which helps me to get an even better sleep.

  55. JaimeeM says:

    I love that this is so quiet to run and low cost to run.

  56. Lori Bazan says:

    I love that it has smart controls that do the thinking for you so when I am busy with a click of a button it will match what I need from it! We also have a shedding dog and this would be so wonderful to own!

  57. The feature I like best is the quieter filtration than other models – if this is in the bedroom it would need to be quiet

  58. Tannis W says:

    I like that it has a reusable filter.

  59. lori b says:

    i like that it is quiet

  60. Rebby says:

    I LOVE the washable filter, makes cleaning super easy!

  61. J says:

    Love that it’s great for pet dander since it makes things easier for allergic members of the family.

  62. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    Easy to clean, but cleaning is not my forte. LOL

  63. Peter says:

    In desperate need of this for my home office and sons room.

  64. I love the easy and low cost to maintain 🙂

  65. Every member of my family has allergies and we have carpets and animals so I love that it captures 99.9 percent of particles that pass through the filters! We really need one of these. Thanks for hosting.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  66. mrdisco1 says:

    The ‘Tough air cleaning’ really appeals to me as my room is quite dusty

  67. Cathy C says:

    Quiet and smart so does the thinking for me

  68. Anne Taylor says:

    We just moved into a new apartment that seems to collect dust every few seconds so I like the fact that it can help with dust piling up. My husband has allergies so this would be awesome to have!


  69. Darlene W says:

    Allergies abound in my home, we also live close to the hwy which throws up more dust and vocs that any one can handle. I like that it is portable and has a wash and go filter that makes it economical

  70. Carla says:

    The maintenance is easy !

  71. edmontonjb says:

    I love that it has intuitive controls and a washable filter. This really sounds like an economical and efficient machine!


  72. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    I love that it is easy and low cost to maintain, definitely a plus in my books. We have allergies in the family and have been thinking about getting an air cleaner to see if it would make any difference.

  73. Dust is my enemy! It’d be awesome to help keep the air circulating in my house! <3

  74. lyndac1968 says:

    Everything sounds perfect on this machine but I do like the Smart Controls that do the thinking for you and of course the Easy and low-cost to maintain – just wash the filter

  75. I LOVE how it keeps dust at bay! Would be great for my son and I who suffer from allergies and asthma. Thanks!

  76. stacey dempsey says:

    The feature I like best is the Easy and low-cost to maintain – just wash the filter feature. My family suffers alot from allergies and asthma and we have tried different air cleaners but some were very costly with trying to replace the filters

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