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Oreck ProShield® Air Purifier

by Oreck

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  • Truman Cell® never needs replacing
  • The 6-stage purification process cleans and re-circulates the air - pre-filter, positive charging wires, partical collection, odor absorption, oxygenator, air revitalizer
  • Lays flat horizontally or on its side vertically
  • The disposable Odor Absorber helps reduce common household odors and VOCs from the air passing through it
  • Three settings, nightlight, & 3 Year Warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 23 x 9 inches ; 14.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 pounds
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  • ASIN: B004OR1TTQ
  • Item model number: AIR12B
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #942,790 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

ProShield Air Purifier

The EPA says indoor air may be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. Every time you close your front door, you're sealing yourself in with airborne dust and allergens. Some you can smell. Most you can't. The ProShield Air Purifier is an easy, portable, proactive way to help capture allergens from the air that passes through the filter — plus, break down odors and volatile organic compounds from the air that passes through the filter.

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Lays flat horizontally or on its side vertically; fits in tight spaces.
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The Truman Cell captures dust and allergens from the air that passes through the filter; it never needs replacing.
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The unit's Odor Absorber Plus disposable filter reduces household odors from the air that passes through it.
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Has a clean Air Delivery Rate of 52 and is recommended for rooms up to 80 sq. ft.*CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) based on an 8' ceiling, high setting and ANSI/AHAM AC-1.
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Offers three different speed settings: high for maximum cleaning, medium for normal use, and low for quietest operation.
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Captures pet dander, dust, and other allergens from the air that passes through the filter
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Customer Reviews

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Even on low it produces a annoying sound, so if you are light sleeper you can't sleep with it on.
Cons: They need to be cleaned like every other appliance.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mike on March 15, 2012
While I believe the Oreck ProShield is working well, it is, in my opinion, very noisey. It uses electrically charged plates, when the particles flow through, they are drawn to the plates. When this happens, sometimes (or quite often as I have found) it makes a electrical snap type noise. Imagine a really bad static eletricity pop. That's about what it sounds like. The owner's manual states that when this happens frequently, the "truman cell" needs to be cleaned. I have owned this now for 3 days and have cleaned it twice. There was a thin layer of dust that I assumed was making all the noise, after cleaning, the noise was gone for the most part...until about 4-6 hours later. (Note: It takes several hours to dry after cleaning.) I have this placed in my living room and have to turn it off to watch TV due to the amount of popping noises it makes (about 15-20 pops per minute) I can't imagine using it in my bedroom at night.

Now on to the positive side, like I said, it seems to be working well, the dust collected is easy to see and the cabinet it is placed on is collecting dust as well. Like I said, it IS working, just very noisey. If you plan to use it only when you are not in the area/room/house, then you will have no problem at all. If, however, you plan on using it all day, every day (as I planned) and it is in an occupied room, then this is not the air purifier to get.

***UPDATE:*** I returned the purifier that was making all that noise and talked myself into trying a different one (same exact model)...the new one is SOOO much quieter and is what I expected from Oreck. I have heard the snapping noise once in 4 days of constant use (this is completely acceptable) Now the only noise I hear is the rush of air from the fan, which has 3 speeds so you can adjust it to your liking.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. West on November 28, 2011
I bought my unit two years ago directly from Oreck and I've never had any problems with it. I live in a city that has smog problems in the winter. And some days the air is so bad I couldn't even find relief at home. This product solved the problem. I stopped coughing at night. I stopped sneezing. I stopped waking up with a sore throat.

I don't know that the unit removes 99.9% of dust particles from the air as claimed. But if it removes even 75% then that's a major improvement in air quality. I definitely notice the difference.

My only problem is that the old man in the commercial said that it would cut down on dust and that I would see less dust in the room. I think the reality is that the unit emits an electrostatic charge to dust particles throughout the room. Some of that dust is captured by the unit and the rest of it sticks to surfaces around the room. The electrostatic charge causes the dust to stick to surfaces rather than float in the air; which means that those particles are no longer in the air--and that's what matters. My observation is that I still see the same amount of dust on surfaces; but the air is cleaner, my breathing is easier.

In this case it should be understood that the electrostatic charge is the alternative to buying expensive filters. With this product you don't have to buy filters, you just have to wash the Truman Cell once a month. The trade-off is that you will see dust on your furniture. But again, in my observation it is no worse than before I bought the unit. I save money on filters.

To conclude, I have no regrets about my purchase. It does the basic job that it is supposed to do. And when this unit finally does break I plan to buy another one--unless something better comes along.
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Oreck ProShield is not recommended, not rated by Consumer Reports magazine.

The removable assembly of metal plates and wires is called "Truman Cell". The cell has wires to ionize the air particles which are then captured by electrically charged metal plates.

Problems with the Truman Cell :
(1) Cell produces ozone, which is converted to oxygen by the non-removable zeolite panel after it. This panel gets clogged with dust after 6 months and stops converting. Vacuuming does little good.
Ozone increases in concentration inside your house, damages your lungs and can cause lung cancer. Ozone is an air pollutant and health hazard reported daily by the weather service.

Search on the internet about ozone generators. The instructions will tell you to "close off and vacate" the area to be treated. "Make sure the unit has been turned off for about an hour" before reoccupying the space. That is, people or pets should not be in areas with much ozone.

(2) Cell "must" be washed with cleaner and water every 2 to 3 weeks or whenever the red light comes on or when "annoying" sparking occurs. A dirty cell lets the dirty air pass through it with little filtration.

(3) Cell must be "completely dried" after cleaning, for 6 to 24 hours, depending on humidity, otherwise the air purifier will not start.

(4) Cell captures a higher percentage of particles at lowest fan speed than at high speed.

(5) Percentage of particles captured by Cell varies from 0% to 80% depending on how clean the Truman cell is. A "true" HEPA filter captures 99.97% of particles 0.3 micron or bigger, even when dirty.

Get you a "true" HEPA air purifier made by IQair, Whirlpool, Honeywell etc. No cleaning every few weeks. No drying for 6 to 24-hours. No downtime. No lung-damaging ozone.

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