An air filter can help people who suffer from asthma, hay fever or COPD. There is a growing concern about animal/pet allergies, and the symptoms, which range from sneezing and coughing to itchy eyes and skin rashes, make owning a pet extremely problematic.
These issues are at the root of the Airfree Tulip 1000 air purifier, which describes itself as a silent, maintenance-free purifier with the added bonus of color-changing technology. It eliminates mold, allergens, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, pollens, pet dander, tobacco, ozone and other microorganisms from the air without the use of chemicals. Covering 450 square feet, it’s promoted as being excellent for such small areas as a nursery, bathroom, playroom or pantry.
We decided to try the Tulip in a small sitting room located in a two-dog household. The first thing we noticed was the attractive slim design of the purifier. The product, which currently is only available in white, is small (measuring just over a foot tall and weighing under three pounds) and elegant, allowing it to easily blend into just about any home décor.
Atop the Tulip sits the globe-like light. If you want to create a distinct look for a room, you can choose one of the 10 adjustable light colors, which are Red, Rose, Violet, Blue, Light Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown and Grey. You can even choose “Random” and let the Tulip gently rotate through the colors. In addition, dimming the brightness can turn the Tulip into a nightlight.
How easy is the Tulip to use? There’s no assembly required. You simply need to take it out of the box and plug it into an outlet—that’s it. The only negative is that the cord isn’t that long, so you need to place the Tulip relatively close to the outlet.
What sets the Tulip 1000 apart from other air filtration systems is that Airfree uses its patented Thermodynamic Sterilizing System (TSS) technology to destroy up to 99.99 percent of microorganisms by following the same concept as boiling water. Contaminated air enters the unit by natural air convection through inlets at the bottom of the Tulip. Micoorganisms are eliminated inside the purifier at temperatures of close to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then the sterilized air is cooled before being returned to the environment.
All of this occurs without the use of filters or fans, so it does not change the room temperature or humidity. Therefore, is has a very low energy consumption. According to Airfree, the Tulip consumes approximately the same amount of energy as a 40-watt bulb.
Once the purifier was plugged in, we examined the light options and selected red. Twenty-four hours later, there was a noticeable difference in the air quality. In addition to the effectiveness of the purifier and the beauty of the decorative design, the Tulip is completely silent, which makes it ideal for the bedroom. And the fact that the Tulip is a no-filter, no-maintenance air sanitizer made it even more appealing to us.
Airfree is an attractive product for any pet owner looking for a purifier to safely and effectively clean the air in a small room. Purifiers don’t come any simpler than the Tulip 1000—it literally takes zero effort. All you need to do is plug the device into an outlet and let it do its job of cleaning the air. To get the maximum benefit, we recommend keeping the Tulip running around the clock. Considering that the hit on your energy bill is the same as a low-watt bulb, the cost for clean air is more than acceptable.