ICHQ: The Dust Problem and the search for the right air purifier
I have dust allergies; dust is one of the few things I'm diagnosed allergic to (Another is pine sap. Weird, I know). This means I'm pretty much perpetually sniffling and have megaboogers on a daily basis. I make a lot of throat-clearing noises and hock up big loogies daily, because everywhere I go is dusty.
ICHQ, in particular, is extraordinarily dusty, as one would expect in a 116-year old home with two dogs. Given a few weeks, a pretty substantial layer of dust will have coated all of our computers, consoles, furniture, and monitors. As you can imagine, this is not only bad for our hardware but bad for my software, if you get my drift.
I'm pretty committed to getting a room air purifier for our home office, but starting the search for one is like pissing into the ocean; Google searches are totally polluted (GET IT?) by forced SEO from manufacturers and of course, every product is the best. Amazon reviews are not really helpful either as many of them look like shills wrote them.
Things to consider:
Ability to thoroughly clean this room (Approximately 20x20x15)
Cost of operation (Are filters cleanable or disposable/replaceable? How expensive are replacement filters? How often?)
Tech (HEPA? TSS? Ionization?)
It seems like most air purifiers try to be everything-in-one. Sterilize! Remove Mold! Kill Bacteria! Feed Starving Children! I am mostly concerned with the dust filtering capacity and low cost operation. I don't care about mold and virus and odor removal.
I'm hoping someone here has some solid experience-based feedback based on purifiers they use. Thanks, Icrontic!