Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 24
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WestportGal Clears the air
I love my vornado air circulators so I thought I'd try this air cleaner. On the high speed, it definitely clears out dust quickly but is fairly noisy. Plus, it blows air around and since it is winter here in New England, it creates a bit of a chill in the room. But, the air seems clearer. On the lowest fan setting, the unit is much more quiet but there is still a hum and it doesn't clear the air as well (plus there is still a chill in the air from the circulation). My guess is that this unit will be fantastic in the summer when the a/c is running. Last, it doesn't clear odors like smoke or wet dog, but rather, recirculates the odor. It would be great if there was a way to clear odors, as well.
December 16, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BubbleBoy Disappointed
I am allergic to everything in my wife calls me the bubble boy. I will have to say this is probably my worst air filter I've ever purchased. I have used several models from different vendors in my lifetime, but this new model from Vornado is absolutely the worst ever built.
At first I did like their simplistic engineering and slim line design. When I got home I tried it out and look at how it was built. When I went to clean it, I noticed that there are no seals on the air filters, which means that the dirty air can pass through without going through their filters. Air will choose the path of least resistance. I then read this similar complaint online, and could not believe this company, which I truly love their fan technology failed to make a product do what it's supposed to do, filter out the air. I have since returned and looking for another product similar to this one.
April 6, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Allergies This product works great as a fan.
This product does not really work as stated. Someone was correct when they said it's basically a fan with a couple of furnace filters. I was disappointed because it doesn't really clean the air. I also have an ionic air cleaner which works great but this product is not worth it. This thing is loud and it just blows the air around and dries it out. I had bought two of them and returned them both today
December 13, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HappyDirtyCat AWESOME - Vornado AQS 500 Air Quality System
After owning an Ionic Air Purifier for years, the Vorando is much easier to clean. Yes, you have to pay to replace the filters. It is far better than having to throw out the Ionic Purifier when it becomes clogged and too difficult to clean. The Vorando seems to collect more dust and spores too! You will definitely notice that you have to dust your home less with an air purifier. We have noticed that we don't get sick as often too. It removes the cat dander from the air too, as my cat is a piggy. Make sure you replace the filters when they look dirty, not when the machine suggests you do it, as I have found mine lasts 2-3 times (months) longer. Obviously, I recommend this product. It is a small price to pay for the benefits it provides.
January 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jazz I got this purifier ...
I got this purifier because my girlfriend is allergic to dogs. I have an Akita lab mix so he's a 80lb dog. I put this in my bedroom by the door where he sleeps at and this thing has worked like a charm. the only thing now is i wish i had one in every room. I wish it was a little bit less noticeable maybe all black or something. but what the heck it works. I am just now ordering filters and it's been almost a year and some change. i just leave it on the quiet setting and it makes your room smell so fresh. awesome product love it.
April 26, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WainScoting Quick and easy
I've had terrible seasonal allergies in the spring and fall, and our carpets shed dust like none other. Since I've had this product, the dust in my bedroom has virtually disappeared. My only problem would be that it removes humidity from the air; I also used to get frequent bloody noses, so I had to turn it off, since it would outdo my two humidifiers. It's very dry here to begin with. That's beside the point. Great product, highly recommended! I have mine in a corner, and it works great!
May 8, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobCz Vornado is the Best
I've come to to rely on Vornado's quality and performance. I already have 4 of their heaters from the personal heater that I have at work to the whole room heaters that I have in various areas of my house. Those together with all of my Vornado fans have more than exceeded my expectations. The AQS Whole Room Purifier was no exception. From day one we noticed the air in the house was fresher and cleaner. I highly recommend this purifier, especially in the winter time and if you have pets.
December 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sebastian Looks good, and works great.
The filter functions great. It leaves the whole house feeling clean, helps alot with seasonal allergies. I strongly recommend; just have to be aware that it is a huge unit and you need to have enough space to accomodate it.
December 21, 2011