It Turns Out Breathing Is a Lot More Complicated Than I Thought.
I learned this the hard way when I first went to change the filter on the air purifier my mom got me for my birthday in October. I knew there was always some BS in the air… but I didn’t realize it was this bad. I mean, this filter looked like the pictures of blackened lungs they show you to keep you from smoking cigarettes.
So… yeah. You could definitely say I was alarmed. At the same time, I felt kind of relieved that this completely noiseless, sleek little purifier could take the hit for me. I’m talking dust, cat hair, allergens, chemicals, pollutants… you name it. I didn’t even realize it at the time, but the gift my mom got me happened to be the most legit, medical-grade air purifier on the market. It lived up to its name—my air was, in fact, purified.
It’s called the Sans Air Purifier, and the emotion I now feel toward this inanimate object can only be likened to how I imagine I’d feel towards an old war buddy who saved my life. I mean just look at this before and after pic and tell me you wouldn’t feel the same:
I’m so grateful my mom just gifted me this thing out of the blue, but I can’t believe no one had told me about it before. I’ve been sleeping better, breathing cleaner, and I barely have to dust anymore. I live in New York City, so there are some things (air pollution) I can’t control. But if I’m gonna cut out the toxic s*** in my life this new year, I’m glad I can start with the air I breathe at home.
Here’s Some Background on Sans
I was so fascinated with how well this purifier worked that I decided to read some more about the company. Apparently, founders Adam Bedford and John Fanelly got the idea for a silent, sleek, medical-grade way to keep your inside air clean during the pandemic, a time when we were indoors a lot. They wanted to clean the air, but they also wanted to design something that people would want in their homes (aka something that looks great and doesn’t sound like industrial machinery).
Thus, Sans was born. Now they even have doctors vouching for them (and me, arguably more impressive than a doctor). They’ve been featured in Forbes and Architectural Digest and are very quickly becoming one of the most sought-after air purification devices out there.
Coming in at $369.99, Sans Air Purifier is anything but cheap—but that’s because it’s cut from a completely different cloth than its cheaper counterparts. When we’re talking about the air we breathe, I only want the best… and with the ability to completely clean 1560 sq. ft. every hour, the shoe fits with Sans.
I was blessed by my mom, but here are a few reasons why I’d buy one all over again and why I’d recommend (already have recommended) anybody to choose Sans, too:
1. 3-Stage Filtration Gets Down to Microscopic Particles (Like Dust)
All my cat’s hair and the dust in my apartment have miraculously disappeared, but that’s not even the best part. Sans 3-stage filter system (including the heralded HEPA 13 filter) provides protection against 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns. I’m gonna be real, I have no clue what a micron is, and I’m still impressed. It even kept me safe during those insane wildfires in New York, and I’m not alone:
The addition of an Activated Carbon filter and UV-C light nullifies any volatile organic compounds floating around in the air (and there are a lot when we’re talking indoors) and literally deactivates the DNA of harmful microorganisms. This is all a very sciency way to say that Sans turns your home from a toxic, virus-infested battleground to a (literal) breath of fresh air.
2. It Doesn’t Bother Me With Noise or Maintenance
I read that Sans is the quietest air purifier in its class at just 30db, and I fully believe it. When I first turned it on, I thought I couldn’t get it to work—that’s how silent this puppy purrs. I’ve had some Amazon-type air purifiers in the past, but they ended up functioning more like a sound machine. And I have my own white noise maker for sleeping. I’m not an infant.
Meditation quiet is the term Sans uses, and I can vouch. Even though you’ll never catch me meditating, I might as well be, because Sans’ SmartPure™ tech makes the purifier self-monitoring, so it scales its own power based on the air quality at any given moment. Blessing me with clean air and a lower energy bill. Okay, Sans!
3. It Looks Like It Belongs In a Home, Not a Factory
A problem I’ve had with air purifiers in the past is that they’re just so damn big and ugly. Not with Sans. Their purifier’s got this sleek, modern silhouette to it with rounded corners and a matte finish. I keep it in my apartment’s living room, and I didn’t think I’d ever say this about an air purifier, it kinda elevates my space. My mom got me the white one, but it also comes in a Midnight black colorway if you prefer.
Even though this thing cleans more than 1500 sq. ft. in a single hour, it’s super compact and easy to move from room to room (though you don’t need to). The filters are guaranteed to last roughly three months, at which point you’ll have the cathartic yet somehow terrifying experience of switching the old out for the new as I did.
4. Sans the Company Comes With ALL the Perks
In this turn-and-burn, consumer-obsessed world we live in, they just don’t make ‘em like they used to. Unless the “they” is Sans. When was the last time you saw a five-year warranty? They also offer a 30-day home trial with free returns… although I’d be shocked if someone felt the need for one. Oh yeah, and shipping is free.
If you want you can subscribe to their filter service for 10% off the normal price and they’ll deliver you a new replacement when you need one, right on cue. This is one membership that I have no plans on dropping.
I Didn’t Realize How Abysmal My Air Quality Was… Until It Wasn’t.
There’s enough nasty s*** outside all the time for me to keep breathing in junk in the comfort of my own home. One look at that first used filter and I vowed to never go without an air purifier again.
If you’re ready to join the Clean Air Club and experience the magic of a dust, dander, and pollutant-free home, you have to try out Sans. With the 30-day free trial, there’s no risk. There is risk, however, in treating your lungs like a doormat.