Seasonal allergies are not fun. I have the distinct pleasure of being allergic to dust, grass clippings, pollen, cats, and in some cases, pet hair in general. And that is just me. My wife Wendy has similar allergies.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside.



You have to move the air to clean the air.

I put the Oreck ProShield Plus in my home office. I work from home, so am in the same place for 8+ hours per day. But it’s not only me… my dog, Storm, has a bed in my office, and spends all day in there with me. That means there are dog hairs on the ground and in the air, as well as pet dander. We vacuum regularly, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference for more than a couple of hours.

Oreck ProShield Plus with lights off

In our busy lives, the easier something is to use, the better. The Oreck ProShield Plus is easy to use and clean which is important.

The slim design and remote control allows me to put it up on a shelf in my home office, so it can do it’s work without being noticed. The fan has a setting that is whisper quiet. With the remote control, I can keep the fan on low while in my office, and then turn up the fan to have it run on high while I’m not in my office.

Oreck ProShield Plus with remote

I’ve been running it for a month now and already have noticed a difference in the quality of the air in my office. It smells cleaner; less stuffy. Using the Oreck ProShield Plus, along with vacuuming up the dog hairs, the dust has been cut down significantly.

Oreck ProShield Plus unit on desk

Features

• Fights allergens, dust, pet dander & odour
• Filter cleans easily & never needs replacing
• Pre-filter traps larger particles
• Oxygenator converts ozone into pure oxygen
• 3-speed controls: high, medium and low for quietest operation
• More odour fighting power active carbon filter reduces odours and VOCs
• Permanent air filtration Truman cell electrostatic filter cleans easily, and never needs replacing
• Dual orientation; lies flat or on its side to fit a variety of spaces
• Oreck suggests that the bonus odour absorber plus be replaced every 3-6 months or as needed to maintain VOC and odour removal
• According to Environment Canada, Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors, which means it is important to take care of the air we breathe
• Purifies a 600 sq. ft. room; not only will your air quality improve, you’ll have less dust too!

Oreck ProShield Plus blue light

The Truman Cell® permanent filter

The Truman Cell® permanent filter is reusable so there is no waste. Cleaning is easy, helping to maintain purer air all the time.

Cleaning the Pre-Filter:
1. Unplug air purifier and lay on side with hinged cover facing up
2. Press the cover release button to open the top cover
3. Pull the pre-filter straight up and out of the air purifier
4. Thoroughly rinse the pre-filter with water and let air dry before re-installing it in the air purifier
5. Re-insert pre-filter once dry
6. Close the top cover securely (the Oreck ProShield Plus will not run unless the cover is closed properly)

Oreck ProShield Plus truman cell

Cleaning the Truman Cell:
1. Unplug air purifier and lay on side with hinged cover facing up
2. Press the cover release button to open the top cover
3. Remove Truman Cell by pulling up on the handle – straight up and out
4. Place in sink or bathtub
5. Thoroughly saturate the cell with Oreck Assail-A-Cell Air Cleaner/Cell Cleaner. Be sure to spray between each cell plate and cover every surface.
6. Allow product to soak for a few minutes, not allowing it to dry.
7. Rinse thoroughly with water.
8. For extremely heavy deposits, repeat the process. Allow the cell to dry completely before reinstalling.
9. Shake excess water from the Truman Cell to speed up drying time. Do not use heated or compressed air.
10. Reinstall Truman Cell back into unit by sliding it straight down into the slots.
11. Close the top cover securely (the Oreck ProShield Plus will not run unless the cover is closed properly)

An alternative to using Assail-A-Cell Air Cleaner/Cell Cleaner is to rinse or soak it in warm water for loose debris. Mild liquid dish detergent in water may also be used to help break down tough dirt and residue. Thoroughly rinse the Truman Cell with clean water.

To prevent damage to the components, do not put in a dishwasher or use cotton swabs.

Oreck ProShield Plus with lights on

A Clean working environment with the ProShield Plus

The Oreck ProShield Plus works well for me. I can work throughout the day with a small bit of white noise, similar to a small fan. Because I generally have music playing while I work, I can barely hear the ProShield Plus. It cleans the air in my office, and I don’t even know it’s there. Clean air helps to reduce my allergy flare ups and allows me to work without interruption. Win win.

Cheers,
Big Daddy

I was provided with an Oreck ProShield Plus Air Purifier for review purposes. Opinions are my own.

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Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and Director of Community Management for Ford of Canada through SJR / Hill & Knowlton Strategies. He likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, recipes, health, reviews and giveaways.

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