Good morning friends! Hope you have a big cup of coffee poured and are having a good start to your day. Today’s post is hopefully going to answer a question I’ve been getting much more frequently lately. Today’s post is sponsored by Molekule, a brand that we have owned and loved for years. As always, all opinions are my own and I appreciate all of your support!
‘Do you like your air purifier?’
The short answer is YES. We got a Molekule a little over two years ago shortly after we moved into our house and it’s one of my favorite things. I frequently get asked about it, but since Covid-19 has surfaced, those inquiries have surprisingly increased.
I wanted to share a truly informative post all about it that will hopefully answer all your questions and if I miss anything you are curious about, just let me know!
Why did you get one?
The original reason we became interested in air purifiers was because our house was older. It was built in 1905 and has a lot of the original structure and build. Although it’s what we love most about the house, I wanted to make sure we were keeping the air and environment clean.
How did you choose Molekule?
We first considered a model that my parents own but it was so noisy and not the most attractive thing. When I discovered Molekule while browsing online, I was thrilled it had a silent option and when it does make noise it’s almost like a soothing sound machine. It also blended in aesthetically with our home and is easy for me to move from room to room with the handle. You are able to customize and set room size based on square footage (up to 600 ft) so it can tailor its purifying.
It also has great capabilities like being able to control the machine without being in the room with it. We can connect it to our phones via WiFi and then control the settings and power through the app.
Along with the easy to use features and pleasant aesthetic, Molekule uses PECO technology to destroy the pollutants (allergens, mold, bacteria) instead of just trapping them like most other air purifiers.
How often do you run it?
I ideally try to run it weekly in all of our heavily used rooms and have been using it more frequently since we’ve been home for quarantine.
What is the difference in the types?
We have the largest consumer version, the Molekule Air which is designed for larger rooms like bedrooms, living rooms, etc. They also have the Air Mini and Mini+ which are designed for smaller rooms like studios and offices.
You can see a full breakdown of the differences here!
How often do you need to change the filters?
They recommend replacing the Pre-Filter every 3 months and the PECO-Filter every 6 months, or when your Filter Status Indicator says Replace in the mobile app. We are signed up for the automatic filter replacement so they ship us ours automatically, which is nice.
Would you use it in your dental office?
Yes! Now more than ever, dentists and health care workers are concerned about air purity and possible pathogens floating in the air. I think this is a great option to have in the office. I also saw they just released a much larger device that has 510(k) class II medical device clearance from the FDA for intended use in healthcare facilities.
They also have available inventory! I know many of my colleagues are struggling to find something that they can begin using immediately and I think this is a great option.
How does it fare with Covid-19?
Actual Coronavirus testing is beginning at the University of Minnesota as we speak and they are expecting results this summer.
They already have this test from Intertek, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, on the destruction of virus PHI X 174, which is a proxy for SARS-CoV-2. Here is another test from a bioaerosol testing lab, ARE, which tested on an MS2 bacteriophage virus, which is also a proxy virus for SARS-CoV-2, as well as influenza and measles. Intertek shows a 98.7% reduction within two hours, ARE shows 99.9477% reduction in 2 hours, using their Air Mini test device in an air chamber. They tested on proxies because they are much safer to handle and only infect bacteria.
I hope this helps shed some light on why we love our Molekule Air so much and answer your questions in case you are considering one. Hope you are all staying safe and healthy!