Discover the AeraMax 300’s Secret Asthma and Allergy Advantage
There are many different reasons why people consider buying an air purifier.
People with allergies or asthma often find their symptoms much relieved, as an air purifier helps to remove indoor airborne allergens which can trigger a reaction or attack, such as pollen and dust mites.
Likewise, pet owners can enjoy a home free from the unpleasant odors and annoying pet dander that often accompany our furry and feathered friends.
An air purifier can also help to remove cigarette smoke from indoor areas, as well as many other pollutants such as mold spores, bacteria and viruses.
As research has shown that indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than that outside, the market for air purifiers is growing significantly. But with so many different models available nowadays the choice can be more than a little bewildering for consumers.
One particular model which often appears in search engine results is the AeraMax 300 Air Purifier with Large Room Allergy and Asthma 4 Stage Purification.
To help you decide whether this is the right fit for you I’ve put together this comprehensive review where I’ll take a look at all the different features of the AeraMax 300 Air Purifier.
I’ll explain how it works, whether it has any advantages over its competitors, pros and cons and genuine customer feedback, before finishing with my independent verdict.
If you’re short on time you can skip to the information you’re most interested in by clicking the relevant link in the table below. Or read on for my full review.
- 1 How Does The AeraMax 300 Air Purifier Actually Work?
- 2 4-Stage Air Purification Process
- 3 Other Key Features of the AeraMax 300 Air Purifier
- 4 Smart Sensor Technology To Help Save You Money
- 5 Special High Performance Mode – Ideal for the Cold and Flu Season
- 6 Is the Aeramax Quiet Enough to Use at Night?
- 7 How Often Do You Have to Change the Filters on the Aeramax 300 Air Purifier?
- 8 How Much Do Replacement Filters for the Aermax 300 Cost?
- 9 What Colors Does the Unit Come In?
- 10 Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly by the AAFA
- 11 Cost of the Aeramax 300 Air Purifier
- 12 What Level of Room Coverage Does the Aeramax 300 Offer?
- 13 Unit Dimensions
- 14 What’s the Warranty with the Aeramax 300 Air Purifier?
- 15 Customer Feedback for the Aeramax 300
- 16 My Final Verdict
How Does The AeraMax 300 Air Purifier Actually Work?
Before getting into the nitty-gritty scientific bit, a short explanation firstly on how air purifiers work in general.
Basically, an air purifier is an electronic device which draws in the air contained within a room by means of a fan, captures pollutants in that air in a filter contained inside the unit, and then blows back out clean air.
The effectiveness of a air purifier is determined by the type of filters it has, and ideally you want one which has something called a HEPA filter.
That’s because a HEPA filter has smaller holes in it than a regular filter and so can capture even the tiniest of polluted particles – so essentially it traps pretty much everything unpleasant lingering in the air.
4-Stage Air Purification Process
There are 4 different parts to the air purification offered by the AeraMax 300:
As discussed a moment ago, this is the very best type of filter for capturing allergens and other contaminants. The Aeramax 300 removes 99.97% of pollutants down to 0.3 microns in size.
The job of the carbon filter is to remove any bad odors lingering in the air, such as cooking and pet smells. It does this by absorbing them in much the same way as a sponge absorbs water.
AeraSafe™ Antimicrobial Treatment
This helps to ensure the inside of the filters stay sterile to prevent a breeding ground for bacteria, fungi or mildew.
This is an added feature which isn’t commonly found on competitors’ models. It’s the addition of an ionized field to provide an extra way of capturing pollutants from the air. Use of it is optional and it can be turned off if you wish.
Other Key Features of the AeraMax 300 Air Purifier
So, we now know that in terms of ability to effectively clean the air inside your home or workplace, the AeraMax 300 is highly capable.
Fellowes, the manufacturers of the unit, even go so far as to state that the air purification provided is ‘hospital-style’, so you should be reassured that it will do an excellent job in removing pollutants.
In spite of the enhanced filtration system, the AeraMax 300 is actually extremely user-friendly and easy to operate.
The control panel is located on the front of the unit and is manually operated. A small blue light illuminated on top of the unit lets you know it’s on.
There are 4 different fan speeds to choose from, allowing you to turbo-boost the pulling power of the unit as and when you choose.
Smart Sensor Technology To Help Save You Money
Alternatively, you can make use of the unit’s AeraSmart Sensor, which automatically detects the levels of pollutants in the air and then adjusts the fan speed accordingly.
This is a clever little feature which means that the air purifier only runs on high when it’s needed and then reverts back to a lower setting, saving on your energy bills as well as being better for the environment.
Special High Performance Mode – Ideal for the Cold and Flu Season
On the subject of smart technology, there’s also a Special High Performance Mode recommended for use in allergy, cold and flu seasons and which has been shown in independent testing to be extremely effective in capturing the airborne flu virus.
Is the Aeramax Quiet Enough to Use at Night?
All air purifiers will generate some noise when in operation (the faster the fan speed, the more noticeable the sound).
Although this hasn’t generally reported to be excessive in any way with the AeraMax 300, there is a Quiet Mode setting which is handy if you plan to use the unit in a bedroom at night.
How Often Do You Have to Change the Filters on the Aeramax 300 Air Purifier?
If the unit wasn’t already simple enough to use, Fellowes have also taken away the guesswork of when to change the HEPA and carbon filters on the AeraMax 300.
Instead, a Filter Change Indicator Light will illuminate when it’s time to replace them.
The manufacturer recommends that the HEPA filter should be changed every 12 months and the carbon one every 3 months.
Filter changes are an unavoidable part of air purifier ownership and skipping them can lead to your unit not working properly, as well as rendering your warranty void. But costs are not excessive, especially when broken down to a daily rate.
How Much Do Replacement Filters for the Aermax 300 Cost?
At the time of writing a replacement HEPA filter for the AeraMax 300 is retailing in the region of $35. That works out approximately 14 cents a day when spread over a year.
A 4 pack of carbon filters is approximately $21 – about half a cent a day. I don’t know what else you can get for just under 15 cents a day nowadays, so I reckon this is a very reasonable price to pay for clean indoor air.
When your filters do need changed it’s a very simple process – just open the door located at the side of the unit, slide the old one out and pop the new one in.
What Colors Does the Unit Come In?
The AeraMax 300 comes in a choice of white or black.
The look of the unit is one of the few areas where I feel it’s ever so slightly lagging behind some of its competitors. In my opinion it’s not as sleek as some other air purifiers out there, though it’s certainly not offensive to look at.
The unit itself is rectangle-shaped, with the sides longer than the top and bottom. It sits on top of a smaller oblong-shaped stand.
I just feel it could be a little bit more aesthetically pleasing, although the plain colour choices should help it blend into most decor schemes easily enough.
Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly by the AAFA
Now, of course all manufacturers will wax lyrical about their products! But in order to be sure you’re not having your expectations misled it’s always a good idea to see whether the item in question has been certified by any independent bodies before you buy.
The title of this article posed the question of what advantage the AeraMax 300 has over some other – and far more expensive – air purifiers…and the answer is this:
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America have certified the AeraMax300 as asthma and allergy friendly . This award is only given out to air cleaning products which have scientifically demonstrated their contribution to the reduction of allergens, and which are the best products in their class for allergy and asthma sufferers.
The AeraMax 300 Air Purifier has also been certified as safe by UL – a world leader for over 100 years in product safety testing and certification.
It has also been Energy Star Certified – air purifiers in this category are 40% more efficient than non-qualifying models, making it more economical to run than units without this rating.
So, excellent credentials and peace of mind for customers that this unit is a powerful, safe and efficient performer.
Cost of the Aeramax 300 Air Purifier
In terms of the cost of this unit, the AeraMax 300 is retailing at the time of writing in the region of $199.
For the standard of air purification offered I think it represents excellent value for money.
I’ve reviewed other models with similar features that are selling for several hundred dollars more than the AeraMax 300. And some of these more expensive units don’t even have the AAFA certification.
Sure, the Aeramax 300 is maybe not quite as fancy as some other models out there. It doesn’t come with a compatible app, remote control or particularly high tech looks.
But for me, the #1 consideration when selecting an air purifier is how well it cleans the air, and on this score it does a fantastic job.
What Level of Room Coverage Does the Aeramax 300 Offer?
So, the Aeramax 300 has great air purification power and enough technological features to satisfy most folks, but how does it measure up in terms of room capacity?
The manufacturer recommends it for use in rooms with a capacity of 300-600 square feet, although I’ve also come across a review online from a customer who uses it in an apartment of 750 square feet and is still delighted with the results.
Personally I wouldn’t recommend planning to use any air purifier in a room that’s a lot larger than the capacity advised by the manufacturer. It probably won’t do as effective a job as it should do and may be a waste of your hard earned cash.
But the room coverage offered by the Aeramax 300 air purifier should be sufficient for the needs of most people.
Dimension-wise, the AeraMax 300 measures in at 8.1 x 16 x 25 inches and weighs 12.5lbs so it’s pretty lightweight.
It has a built-in handle located at the top of the unit allowing you to carry it easily from room to room should you wish to use it in different locations.
Please note though that it doesn’t come with castors so bear that in mind if you think you’d struggle to lift it.
What’s the Warranty with the Aeramax 300 Air Purifier?
For peace of mind the AeraMax300 comes with a 3 year limited warranty which covers parts.
But a little caveat, as mentioned earlier. Failing to change the filters at the recommended intervals may render the warranty void, as can using non-approved filters, so always check out the small print carefully.
Customer Feedback for the Aeramax 300
So, now that we’ve taken a look at the technology, features and cost of the AeraMax 300 let’s get down to the most important part – what do customers think?!
To provide a little bit more independent feedback for you in addition to my own verdict, I had a look at what previous customers online had to say about their purchase – and it’s overwhelmingly positive.
Here’s a small selection of recent comments by these customers:
“I can breathe so much better!”
“LOVE IT! I have 3 cats and it really helps with keeping my allergies and dust to a minimum…one of our best investments”
“Amazing! Has reduced the amount of dust and pollen on our furniture”
“Helps with the dog smell in my house”
“Can tell the difference in the air quality within hours of operation…air quality has improved so much”
“Effective air purifier but blue light blinding at night”
“Plastic smell coming from unit” (a few other customers also reported a smell when first using the unit but found it disappeared within a week)
My Final Verdict
If you’ve read to the bottom of this article you’ve probably guessed that…I really like the AeraMax 300 Air Purifier!
For me, the pros of this air purifier are many:
✓ ‘Hospital-style’ air filtration – effectively rids the indoor air of even the tiniest contaminants
✓ Certified ‘Asthma and Allergy Friendly’ by the AAFA
✓ The extra carbon filter removes unpleasant odors and bad smells
✓ An additional (optional use) ionizing field enhances the particle-removing power
✓ It’s super-simple to use and the filters are easy to change
✓ It’s great value for money
✓ It gets excellent feedback from customers
A few little negatives (but then again, nothing’s perfect!):
✗ It’s arguably a little more bland looking compared to some sleeker models
✗ Some people may find the blue display light on the top of the unit a little off-putting at bedtime (although a strategically placed piece of coloured tape may remedy this)
✗ It can’t be wheeled between rooms due to not having castors, so may be an issue for people with mobility problems
Overall I’m going to award the AeraMax 300 Air Purifier an impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars
If you’re looking for a great performer, tough on tackling allergens and other airborne pollutants, that won’t break the bank then I think you’d be hard-pressed to find anything better. A very worthy contender in my book!