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Check Out These 5 Air Purifiers If You Want Your Home Smelling Fresh

Check Out These 5 Air Purifiers If You Want Your Home Smelling Fresh

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers have found that indoor air pollution can be worse than outdoor air pollution in some cases. This is because indoor air doesn’t actually circulate beyond the walls of your home, and this means that particulate and pollutants can build up. In turn, these pollutants can cause a huge variety of health problems.

Air purifiers are so important during sleeping hours, when lung function naturally decreases. This makes airways more susceptible to irritant inflammation.

There are so many brands and types of air purifiers these days, it can be hard to choose which is the best. So Lifehack has curated a list of five air purifiers that we wholeheartedly recommend!

1. The PowerPure AP03 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Humidifier

    The PowerPure AP03 2-in-1 Air Purifier is ideal for someone who wants a HEPA* air purifier for year round air purification but also needs an effective humidifier for the dry months of the year. With a true HEPA filter, this purifier can remove microscopically-small particles in the air, while also boasting a 1.05-gallon water tank to ensure a moist, healthy, and breathable atmosphere. The humidifier is silent, and helps out family members suffering from upper respiratory infection. Heating elements in the home can dry out our home, so the humidifier function can help prevent expensive and time-consuming repairs.

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    Find out more information about the PowerPure, including reports by experts here!

    Get the PowerPure here on Amazon, $349 (comes in different colors!)

    2. The Dyson Air Purifier Heater & Fan

      This Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link has an amazing triple functionality – purifier, heater with thermostat control in winter, and a cooling fan in summer.

      The air purifier removes 99.97% of allergens, using graphite to get rid of potentially harmful gases. And it does this intelligently, by monitoring the air quality. A thermostat control will automatically adjust temperature as well, turning on the heat or the fan as necessary. Best of all, you can link up the Dyson with your Amazon Echo, and just speak your commands from your desk or kitchen without having to press any buttons at all!

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      Get more information and purchase it for $599.99 here.

      3. MUJI Air Purifier

        Given that air quality has deteriorated so much in urban and suburban areas (and indoors in general), MUJI has developed an high-tech air purifier, which makes use of “Dual Counter Fan” and “360° Dust and Odor Filter” to generate abundant air flow and eliminate allergens, pollutants and odor. A smart operation mode detects dust particles and can increase air circulation in Jet Cleaning Mode; you can also manually turn on Jet Cleaning Mode and vacuum at the same time for maximum effectiveness.

        Equip your home and office with the air purifier to create a pleasant and healthier living environment!

        You can buy the MUJI at Amazon here for $690. More information about the product can also be found here on the MUJI website.

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        4. The Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier

          This inexpensive and barebones but mighty air purifier is an excellent choice for consumers on a budget. With True HEPA and Eco Mode, this is a true blue Air purifier that only does what it does best. It has received a lot of positive reviews for not only being efficient, but durable and affordable; see, for example, this review on Wirecutter.

          It maintains its performance for years, proving a lasting and wise investment. An air quality indicator will inform you of how your air quality is, and it has earned a 99.97% HEPA efficiency rating.

          Get this air purifier for only $199.00 on Amazon here.

          5. The GermGuardian AC4825

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            Picked as Amazon’s choice for ‘Air Purifiers’, the GermGuardian is another super affordable air purifier at only $89.99. Nonetheless, it captures 99.97% of dust and allergens, comparable to more expensive models. And UV-C light technology kills germs and other contaminants to your air. Try this at home for medium-sized rooms, for best impact.

            Purchase on Amazon here for $85.99. You can get even more information and reviews from the Wirecutter at this link .

            Featured photo credit: Photo by Bryan Minear on Unsplash via unsplash.com

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            Last Updated on February 15, 2019

            7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

            7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

            Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

            Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

            Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

            So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

            Joe’s Goals

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              Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

              Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

              Daytum

                Daytum

                is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                Excel or Numbers

                  If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                  What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                  Evernote

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                    I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                    Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                    Access or Bento

                      If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                      Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                      You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                      Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                      All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                      Conclusion

                      I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                      What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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