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Breathing Easy with Philips Air Purifier (AC4014)

Tiger girl listening to Monkey boy on the piano

Tiger girl listening to Monkey boy on the piano

Keeping my children healthy is one of the challenges that I face. Giving the kids  a safe and healthy environment to grow up is something which I strive to create to ensure that they remain at their optimal health.

Living in metropolitan Singapore we are prone to the pollution caused by iindustrialization and the forest fires from neighbouring Indonesia.

The kids have sensitive airways and develop coughs and colds easily.  Monkey boy often wakes up with a cold and starts sneezing when his nose registers a change in temperature.

Doggie boy gets a phelgmy cough and irritated throat easily while  Tiger girl is prone to sneezing and  runny nose if her airways are irritated.

It is  extremely important to me  that I maintain good quality air at home  for the well-being of  my family members.

With the start of the new school year the kids are being exposed to  many different germs and viruses while they are in school.

Although I cannot do anything to curb their exposure to nasty bugs in school there is something which I can do on my part at home.

I can help strengthen their immunity to attacks from viruses and infections by keeping the air at home clean.

I do not wish for the kids to fall seriously ill or develop serious respiratory problems due to  the hazardous air quality. Having a young  child admitted to hospital for acute bronchitis was an absolute nightmare for me in 2007.

Doggie boy in the infant carrier

Doggie boy in the infant carrier

It was really heartbreaking for me when  Doggie boy was admitted to hospital as a  4 month old baby. It felt like a stake was driven through my heart  seeing him  having to be constantly  put under an oxygen box to breathe  during his one week stay at KKH.   Never again do I want undergo such a traumatic experience with my other kids  if it can be preventable.

Even though the numbers are not as frightening as when the  PSI level reached 400-500  during the haze last year,  I am not taking any chances when it comes to protecting my family members against this invisible ” enemy” when I know that is is possible to reduce the chance of them falling ill with a good air purifier at home.

 

Tiger girl showing the inside of the Philips Air Purifier

Tiger girl showing the inside of the Philips Air Purifier and helping to fix it up in the process.

Being an ardent user of Philips products I was really glad when I received the Philips AC 4014  Air Purifier for review.

Weighing  just 6.1kg,  the Philips AC 4014 is the perfect addition to our house. It has a 3-step  natural advanced filtration system, using high-grade HEPA filters that remove up to 99.97%  of dust particles, thereby improving the quality of indoor air.

The filters for the Air purifier

The filters for the Air purifier

Step 1–  Washable Antibacterial pre-filter that  catches big particles like regular house dust and pet hair.

Step 2– Activated carbon filter that removes odors and harmful gases  like benzene, formaldehyde including cigarette smoke and VOC emitted from household cleaning supplies, and paint fumes.

Step 3– Antibacterial HEPA Filter  which can  remove 90% of ultrafine particles (PM2.5) in the air including airbone viruses carried in droplets, moulds and pollen. Effectively removes 99.9% of bacteria.

The front cover is easily detachable  and it is quite easy to fix up.  After removing the plastic casing from the covers, all you need to do is put it back into the purifier following the number sequence labelled on the filters.

The Philips Air Purifier 4012/14

The Philips Air Purifier 4014 showing a RED indicator noting the bad air quality when the windows were all open.

The Philips Air Purifier has the following  features.

  • You can set the Air Purifier to run for a stretch of  1, 4 or 8 hours
  •  There is a Filter replacement alert which indicates when the filters need to be replaced.
  • Smart air quality sensor measures and controls the indoor air quality
  • 3-step light indicators clearly show air quality level(Blue-Good, Purple – Fair & Red – Bad)
  • 3-step fan speed lets you adjust air flow to your liking
  • Sleep mode cleans silently with dimmed indicators
  • Advanced filtration system

What I would like to see in the air purifier

–  Even though there is a Healthy Air Protect Alert which comes on when filters need to be replace it would be useful that there is a seperate indicators for the AC filter and the HEPA.
This would be easier to monitor the lifespan of the respective filters within the air purifier.

If these features could be addressed it would certainly be perfect!!

The kids in the hall

The kids in the hall

Made for usage in the living room the Philips Air Purifier 4014 gives me a peace of mind  with the current haze situation. The kids are ensured that the air quality at home is good and they are breathing in clean air.

Where to buy it?

Philips Air Purifier 4014  (RP: $519) can be bought from the Philips online website or at all major electronic  and departmental stores.

Disclaimer: This is an Advertorial by Philips.  The opinions expressed herein are those of Dominique’s and are not indicative of the opinions of Philips .  

Sleep Tight with Philips Disney LED Lights

Mickey & Minnie Softpal LED Night Lights

Mickey & Minnie SoftPal LED Table Lights

Night time can be a scary time for a little child. Everything is so dark and it becomes hard to see.  Insecurities start to surface and your little one starts insisting that she shadows your every move so that she is not left alone.

I have had a night light for the boys in their room since they were 3 years old  .With a night light in the room their fears  of the dark can be allay as the room is not pitch dark. It also makes it easy for them to see when they need to leave the room to visit the toilet at night without waking  each other  up by switching on the light.

Now that Tiger girl is 3 , going on 4 I am in the process of  moving her into her own room. She too would require her own night light for her own room.  It  was time to go night light shopping!!

The presenter introducing the various nightlights to us.

The presenter introducing the various nightlights to us.

Last month Tiger girl and I attend the launch of Philips new range of Disney inspired night lights. It was our first Slumber party invitation.   We were bowled over by the cuteness of the  lights.

Mike and Sully Soft pal lights and Pooh Torchlight

Mike and Sulley Soft pal lights and Pooh Torchlight

Tiger girl was attracted to their SoftPal lights as they look so fuzzy and cuddly.  Made of silicon the  BPA free lights are safe and soft to touch.  It doesn’t even feel hot after having it lit up and in your hands for more then 10 minutes.

Sulley and Mike from Monsters Inc SoftPal Lights

Sulley and Mike from Monsters Inc SoftPal Lights

The SoftPal lights look so inviting even when they are not lit. Don’t you think so?

Minnie Mouse SoftPal Light

Minnie Mouse SoftPal Light

Tiger girl was all smiles when she saw this package which was delivered last week.  A Minnie Mouse SoftPal Light. Priced at $72.90 this was the night light she was eyeing since she spotted it at the product launch.

Tiger girl playing with the night lights at the product launch

Tiger girl playing with the night lights at the product launch

Being a big Disney fan she is well versed with the characters from the shows shown on the channel Disney Junior. Mickey Mouse clubhouse and Jake and the Neverland Pirates are among her favourite cartoons.

Tiger girl sharing her strawberry milk with Jake the Neverland Pirate

Tiger girl sharing her strawberry milk with Jake the Pirate (Torchlight)

After un-boxing the  night light I had it charged so that Tiger girl could start using it that night.

Minnie Mouse being charged on it charger base

Minnie Mouse being charged on it charger base

It was really easy to  get it charged and Tiger girl could do it herself. All she had to do was to switch on the plug and press the button on the base and the night light would start charging.

Tiger girl with her charged  night light

Tiger girl with her charged night light

Tiger girl, at three years old, is still far from sleeping independently.  She needs me to put her to bed and if given the chance would rather sleep in my bed then hers.

Tiger girl putting on her pyjamas

Tiger girl putting on her pyjamas

With Minnie mouse as her new bed pal she was more eager to start on our nightly bedtime routine .  She couldn’t wait to get into bed and read  her bedtime story.

Tiger girl all cozy in bed reading with Minnie Mouse

Tiger girl all cozy in bed reading with Minnie Mouse

As expected she chose her favourite book on Sofia the Princess for me to read to her before  she fell asleep. With Minnie beside her she feels safe and has been sleeping through the night better.

I too get a better night sleep as she has all but stopped coming back into my room in the middle of the night to sneak into my bed. I’m crossing my hands that this improved sleeping pattern continues. *Finger’s Crossed!!*

 

Disclaimer: Products for review were provided by Philips.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Philips .

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