Several months ago I was invited to a Nashville Oreck Air blogger event. Always on the lookout for natural ways to improve the air in our home for my allergy prone family, I jumped at the chance to join in and hear what all the buzz was about around their new Oreck Air purifier.
I was immediately impressed by the statistics (the clean air delivery rate, the Panasonic filter, the smart technology that saves energy & money, along with a lot of other technical terms that set them apart from any other competition ;), but what impressed me more was the CEO and the people behind the brand.
I have been to few other events where the head of the company is not only so passionate about their product, but the reason behind the product: ultimately making a difference in the lives of the people who will trust it enough to bring it into their home.
I came home from the event and immediately put the iPhone looking contraption in my living room. To be completely honest, while it looked fun, I couldn’t tell a great deal of difference. After a week, I decided to try it in my kids’ room, thinking that was where I really wanted the air to be the most clean. Again, not noticeably different, but there was a peace of mind that came from knowing what was being filtered from their air.
But then we moved…
If you’ve been following my story over the past couple months, then you know we just moved into what I hope will be our forever home. While we love it, there was a MAJOR issue: the odor.
The previous inhabitants partook in tobacco of some sort on a very regular basis, as was evidenced by the discolored walls and permeating smell. In an effort to eradicate this overwhelming odor, we knew we had to do 3 things before ever moving in: Re-paint, Replace the carpet & clean the air ducts.
We completed all 3 of those tasks within two weeks of each other. And while it helped, it didn’t solve the problem entirely. In fact, when we just returned from being gone for over a week, the smell in the Master Bedroom seemed to have gotten worse…to the point that it gave me a debilitating headache and prevented me from sleeping our first night back.
That’s when it dawned on me – why not bring the Oreck Air down from the kids room and try it in our bedroom?! Brilliant! Why hadn’t I thought of this before?
Within seconds, the colored sensors let me know it was working. Within minutes, literally, I could tell it was working! That night I was able to sit in my own bed for the first time without having to be surrounded by candles & other irritating air fresheners to mask the odor – it was simply gone.
Now just like I can’t tell you all the technical specs of the Oreck Air (though I’m sure a good Google search would satisfy the itch for those of you that are techy like that ;), I can’t promise that this air purifier will get rid of all ominous odors in your home. However, I can offer you my personal testimony.
In fact, I haven’t written a review of the Oreck Air until now because frankly, I didn’t feel like I could tell you anything remarkable that I had experienced personally with the machine. But now I’m ready to sing its praises from the roof-tops!
If you have pets, if you have kids…heck, if you’re breathing, you need to look into the Oreck Air. And fortunately, you don’t have to look far, because I’m giving away an Oreck Air purifier ($500 value) RIGHT HERE to one lucky SamiCone.com reader!
First, watch this (trust me, it’s fun…especially if you know Nashville…):
Now check out ALL the ways you can enter to win (some can even be done daily!):
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UPDATE: Congratulations to Greg Pullen (entry #12) – winner of the Oreck Air Purifier!
Good luck to all! I pray this little beauty makes as much a difference in your lives as it has in ours!