Healthier Air with the Oreck ProShield Plus *Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

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Do you or anyone in your home suffer from allergies or what about asthma? I suffer from asthma and hubby has horrible allergies. We were introduced to a product that I truly feel can help our home, especially since Flu Season is about to start called the Advanced Oreck Air Purifier. We have had the Advanced Oreck Air Purifier in our home, in our living room, now for a few weeks and while it is hard to tell how ‘healthy’ our air was, I can tell you that hubby doesn’t seem to be sniffling and sneezing like he always has done.

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Every time you breathe the air in your own home, you could be breathing in potentially harmful contaminants.

Here is some information that I wanted to share with you that I found very shocking and informative.

Indoor air can be five times as polluted as the air outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). More than half the U.S. population is breathing unhealthy amounts of polluted air, according to the American Lung Association. It could be time for a poor air quality alert, in your own home.

With increased number of Americans with allergies or asthma, especially children, airborne contaminants that can trigger symptoms can be a particular concern. One of out four Americans has allergies or asthma, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. But anyone may feel negative effects from poor indoor air quality.

Younger people, including children, infants, more vulnerable to H1N1 flu, unlike seasonal flu that typically attacks older population. Children typically spend more time in the home, so taking steps in the home is vital.

Advanced technology Oreck ProShield Air Purifier removes and destroys 98% of airborne particulates, including viruses, dust, pollen, bacteria, viruses, mold spores, fungi, pet dander, cigarette smoke and odors in the home.

To reduce indoor pollution and help people breathe easier in the home, the new advanced Oreck ProShield™ Air Purifier captures and destroys contaminants, including dust, pollen, bacteria, viruses, mold spores, fungi, pet dander, cigarette smoke and odors in the home.

The Oreck air purifier combines several advanced technologies for effective, fast air purification including a new UV technology for protection against viruses and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and a six-stage purification system that destroys particles as minute as 0.1 microns or one thousandth of a human hair.

As the air circulates through the air purifier, Oreck’s exclusive patented Truman Cell technology, electrically charges dust, allergens and germs and pulls them out of the air like a magnet. Based on technology used in U.S. submarines, the collection cell zaps the charged particles with 8,000 volts to destroy the particles.

I have to say that the first time I heard the Oreck ProShield Plus zap, I was shocked. I thought a fly was zapped in it, but come to find out, it is the yucky particles in the air that is being zapped. I am still so fascinated that technology is this smart; to zap the bad particles in our air!

To clean the air, the powerful Oreck ProShield Plus Air Purifier continually moves the air, cleaning and recirculating the air in a 12′ x 18′ room twice every hour.

I love how there isn’t a filter to buy to replace. You simply pull the filter cartridge out, clean it and put it back in. Easy!

For easy, effective use, the permanent electronic filter on the Oreck ProShield Air Purifier never needs to be replaced. Unlike filters that can clog or trap moisture that can breed mold, the filter in the Oreck Air Purifier washes clean.

Rinse to clean the filter as often as you like and reuse. A permanent filter means cost savings and eco benefits. Replacing filters that can end up in a landfill can cost as much as $300 a year.

Dogs or cats in the home? Pet dander can be an ongoing irritant, making an air purifier a smart move for pet lovers. We have a cat in the house, so this is so very helpful for our allergies and asthma! I love the overall look of the Oreck ProShield Plus Air Purifier. We move it around in the house since it is so lightweight and easy to move to whatever room you choose. Why not put the Oreck ProShield Plus Air Purifier in your bedroom? Just think about those nasty dust mites and allergens that are in your bed and in your room. Uh. Yuck! The bedroom is a key area for an air purifier to promote better sleep.

The Oreck ProShield Plus Air Purifier with advanced Helios Shield UV-A technology and odor control is $399, in gunmetal, with a remote control, is available at more than 450 Oreck Clean Home Centers across the country. The Oreck ProShield Air Purifier is $349, in black.

Oreck Clean Home Centers are staffed by trained cleaner, healthier home professionals who offer expert advice as well as the latest technologies.

Oreck Corporation offers a Total Cleaning System™, including advanced upright vacuums with hypo-allergenic disposable inner bags, compact canister vacuums with tools, multi-floor cleaners, advanced air purifiers and Oreck cleaning products. For more information: www.oreck.com

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  • Oreck ProShield Plus Air Purifier

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Comments

  1. I subscribed to your blog.

  2. The Helios Shield UV odor control technology feature sounds very useful!

  3. Jon Lefkove says:

    The Helios Shield™ UV odor control technology will help out our allergies.

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  6. For me the odor control would be a big plus. Not to mention just the cleaner air. Thanks for the contest.

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  8. Marcy Strahan says:

    I subscribe!

  9. The Helios Shield UV odor control technology.. with 5 kids that would be a godsend :)

  10. Marcy Strahan says:

    The Helios Shield™ UV odor control technology is the one festure that would help out our familys allergies & also help get rid of that (oh! you have cats) smell.

  11. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber

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  15. kathleen yohanna says:

    Since my husband has asthma the fact the the Oreck filter can captures allergens, viruses, bacteria, mold, and germs is a great feature.

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  17. Charlene Kuser says:

    The Oreck ProSheld Plus Air Purifier would help my family by the way
    it Captures allergens, viruses, bacteria, mold, and germs.Since my
    family has many allergies and mold being one of them.We also have a dog which we refuse to get rid of since she is part of our family.
    So dog dander would be another reason to want this Oreck
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  18. The Helios Shield™ UV odor control technology will help my allergies.

  19. Having two cats inside, we’d probably most appreciate the Helios Shield…although I know my husband would take and keep the remote. lol

  20. The odor control feature is a great idea.

  21. Phyllis Jenkins says:

    It uses about the same electricity as a light bulb. Every room in the house should have an air purifier. I notice if there is dust it is light in texture and color…nothing like before the air purifier.

  22. I love that it captures allergens, viruses, bacteria, mold, and germs as I have a lot of allergy problems.

  23. i subscribe to your blog by email (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

  24. Jennifer Reda says:

    the helios shield sounds like it would really help with the cigarette smoke smell in my house

  25. My family would benefit most from the the odor control feature.

    Thanks!

  26. Love the remote control!

  27. Cynthia Nicklus says:

    Living in southeast Texas has it’s drawbacks – humidity plays havoc on my entire families allergies. I purchased the Oreck Steamer to steam clean every corner and counter. Then added the Oreck XL Carpet Cleaner – both products of high quality and help keep the pollens to a minimum. After reading the information about the Oreck ProSheild Plus I am convinced that this machine would be a great addition to our home. It’s hard to pick just one thing from your list that really stands out so I had to pick your entire sentence: “Captures allergens, viruses, bacteria, mold, and germs”. Thank you for thinking about the consumer needs and ease of use.

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  29. Joanne Schultz says:

    I love that iit isn’t an electricity hog – uses about the same electricity as an ordinary light bulb.

    Thanks for the giveaway!