If you suffer from springtime allergies, you likely understand the little bit of misery that comes with it. The watery eyes, stuffy nose, and/or sneezing can range from tolerable to extreme. On some days, I get so frustrated it makes me want to punch a flower. Of course, that would merely eject more pollen in the air to curse me twice.
Aside from over-the-counter medications to ease the discomfort, there isn’t much one can do outside the home. Inside the home? That’s a different matter. Air filters and purifiers are the guardians against mold, dust, and allergens in your personal sanctum. If you’re considering an additional or replacement unit, Honeywell now has a tech-savvy sentinel to help people breathe easier.
Honeywell’s latest air purifier has received the touch of the internet of things: Bluetooth connectivity and fancy automation. Users can pair their Android or iOS devices like a remote control to set schedules and power levels. The Honeywell air purifier, effective for rooms up to 310 feet, also has a proximity sensor. As soon as a connected device enters in range, the purifier can activate or increase the fan levels. It can also turn itself off/down as you leave, which saves energy for those who don’t need it to run all day.
The app connects to the internet to pull the most current pollen and mold alerts for your zip code. The Honeywell air purifier uses this information to decide if and when it needs to amp up the power and filter faster. While this detail is smart and thoughtful, it’s only helpful if your device is within range of the purifier. Regardless, every bit of added relief is a boon.
Just like any other quality air purifier, owners receive notifications to replace the HEPA filter. You can pick up a Honeywell HPA250B Bluetooth air purifier exclusively at Best Buy for $269.99.