Air purifiers have been in high demand this summer due to the Australian bushfires that have seen parts of the country subject to the lowest air quality ever experienced.
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Google search hits for ‘air purifier’ increased more than tenfold from normal levels between 5-10 January this year.
The cheapest air purifier on the market typically costs upwards of $200, such as this Breville Easy Air Purifier which goes for $219 at Harvey Norman or The Good Guys.
Prices rise quickly; the similar-looking Smart Air Purifier is a step up from the Easy Air Purifier and costs $329, and the Smart Air Plus Purifier will set you back $539.
And if you’re looking for a serious investment, Dyson’s Pure Hot+Cool Purifier Fan Heater will cost you an eye-watering $898.
So Aldi’s $99.99 device, which is a dead ringer for the more affordable Breville model, makes it an absolute steal, and falls within most household budgets.
Though it costs you just $99.99, Aldi’s air purifier – which comes in two colours of white and grey – has the features of more sophisticated models.
The air purifier will reduce suspended particles in the air as well as dust, smoke, odours, and pollutants.
The device has three filters: a grid filter, an EPA filter, and an activated carbon filter.
It also comes with an air quality sensor, which will indicate how bad the air quality is through the LED ring light at the base of the device.
The timer means you can set it to work for 1, 2, 4 or 8 hours at a time, and you can adjust the fan speed manually if you don’t like its automatic mode.
Sleep mode also means the air in your room can be cleaned while you snooze undisturbed.
If there’s any drawback at all, it’s that the air purifier has an EPA filter, which means it is slightly less effective than a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter.
A HEPA filter will trap 99.97 per cent of harmful particles like pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and tobacco smoke, while an EPA filter traps between 85 to 99.95 per cent.
Nonetheless, at less than half of what a similar air purifier on the market will cost you and with air purifiers selling out very quickly across the nation, you’ll have to run, not walk to Aldi to nab this Special Buy available this Saturday.
If you’re not after an air purifier, Aldi will also have a range of home office, stationery and food storage items on sale, including an LG 34-inch ultrawide full HD monitor for $399 or a Canon printer for $39.99.
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