So you are living with one or two smokers at home? Well, here’s a reminder: second hand smoke kills. Yes, folks, that’s more fatal for you than for the smoker. So if you are starting to run out of breath while doing things that don’t normally tire you, if you are having a hard time breathing, if that chest of yours feel constricted, maybe second hand smoke is beginning to take its toll.
5 Best Air Purifiers For Smoke Removal
It’s about time you act and get rid of smoke in your home to protect you and your families health. And the following air purifiers have been designed, beefed up with the right bells and whistles to do EXACTLY that – eliminate smoke and keep your air clean.
#1: Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier – Black
The Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier – using it is as easy as pie, you don’t get a lot of electronic extras and add-ons. BUT when it comes to getting the job done, it’s unbeatable. Think about it, right the heart of this Austin air purifier lies 15 pounds of activated carbon, which is beefed up with zeolite mix to absorb and get rid of 3000 different VOC chemicals and odors found in the air.
It’s NOT surprising why Austin air purifiers are regular candidates as top HEPA purifiers while giving you the best bang for your back. Now, there are air purifiers that can do more than what the Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier can…BUT that means paying well over $400 MORE, which is a price that NOT everybody can afford.
As for the cartridge life, it is projected as 5 years, which is really economical and affordable. Heck! Even if you need to change your filters every 3 years, that’s still economical. Once you feel that the air is getting restricted, that’s a tell-tale sign that you need to replace your filter or cartridge.
With well over 60 sq. feet of True Medical Grade HEPA filter material to go hand in hand with the 15 pound activated carbon and zeolite mix, you get the Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier for only 100 USD more than the best selling (BUT clearly inferior) air purifiers from giants like Ionic Breeze and Oreck.
Feature Highlights You Shouldn’t Miss!
– Boasts 60 sq. ft. true HEPA medical filter medium.
– VERY Economical! The filter only needs replacing every 5 years.
– The Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier Meets HEPA standards, trapping 99.97% of all particulates larger than 0.3 microns.
– Beefed up with about 15 lbs of solid activated carbon and zeolite for odor and gas removal.
– Comes with 3 Speeds.
– 400 cfm on high setting: capable of cleaning a room area of up to a whopping 1500 ft.
#2: Blueair Medical Pro with VOC Filter
The Blueair Medical Pro with VOC Filter – for those of you who don’t know it, this is one of the quietest air purifiers you could lay your hands on. It’s so quiet that a blue light emitting diode is installed into the design to let you know that this Blueair air purifier is working. When on high mode, it only has noise level of 63.5 decibels and an amazingly low 38 decibels when running on low.
To make it even better, a huge grill is included to make sure that the air is cleaned faster and easier. Just so you know, most of the purifiers in the Blueair Medical Pro with VOC Filter’s category and class do not come with airflow inlets and outlets that are as large. You will notice that there is VIRTUALLY no draft and the air exchange rate is exceptional.
Along with that, it is also beefed up with built in carrying handles, a 4 speed control knob, a filter that’s so easy to change, steel housing, ion brushes, a chamber that’s easy to clean with a vacuum, a safety switch that automatically turns the power off when the door opens, and those are just to name a few. In simpler terms, it comes with a lot of bells and whistles that make the Blueair Medical Pro with VOC Filter easy to use and way more efficient than the competition.
The filtration method used by the Blueair Medical Pro with VOC Filter is also just as amazing – it uses HEPASilent Techology. It comes with an electrostatic ionizer which comes with 4 ion bushes that charge the air to make the not-so-friendly particles and micro organisms to stick to the filter.
It also comes with a very effective multi gas filter. Dust, pollen, bacteria, mold spores, and other airborne particles – all of these and more are taken care of by the HEPA filter. The VOC filter on the other hand deals with cigarette, cigar smoke, and other volatile organic compounds with no problem thanks to the activated carbon.
Oh! Like an icing on top of a cake, the filter takes only 30 seconds to replace. What more can you ask for?
#3: IQAir Health Pro Air Purifier
Comes With A Reliable And Robust Pre-filter: The IQAir Health Pro Air Purifier comes with a high efficiency, high capacity and tightly pleated filter pack that can hold back well over 90 percent of all dust mass while prolonging the life and keeping the performance of the V5 cell gas filter and hyper HEPA filter as good as new.
Boasts A Superior Hyper HEPA Filter: Its hyper HEPA filter has a micro particle retention rate of up to 100 times higher and better than your average HEPA filter found in the market. Not to mention it comes with a larger surface area than the competition.
Has A High Performing V5 Cell Gas & Odor Filter: The V-shaped compact filter, which is oozing with granular wide spectrum gas and odor control media, is more than up to the task of removing gaseous contaminants through (1) physical adsorption and (2) chemical breakdown. Even better, the IQAir Health Pro Air Purifier does all that while maintaining the maximum level of air flow.
Has A Maximum Room Coverage Of Up To 1000 Sq. Feet: That’s for the IQAir Health Pro Air Purifier. Grab its upgraded brother – the Health PRO Plus, and you get 900 sq. feet coverage when running on the highest speed. When running on medium speeds, on the other hand, they can cover a room up to 600 sq. feet.
EXCELLENT For Bedroom Use: Thanks to its lower than average noise level, the IQAir Health Pro Air Purifier is excellent for bedroom use. That is when it’s running on the first 2 fan speeds. On the third speed, it is pleasantly quiet – releasing only background hum. Now, speed 4 is a bit noisy BUT that is pretty tolerable for most users. Like most of the HEPA air purifiers, it is noisy on speed 5 and 6. HOWEVER, these speeds are best suited for quick cleaning of a room and when you are NOT at home.
Affordable Replacement Costs And Good Filter Life: Thanks to the design of the IQAir Health Pro Air Purifier, you can replace filters individually and on different schedules. This cancels out the high price brought about by the need to replace all 3 of filters at the same time. Just so you know, the average annual filter replacement costs for IQAir Health Pro Air Purifier is $142 and $201 for the Health Pro Plus, which is more than affordable!
#4: The IQAir Cleanroom H13 Air Cleaner
The IQAir Cleanroom H13 Air Cleaner – for many homeowners out there, this is the air purifier of choice when it comes to filtering micro organisms as well as other particles that are NOT-so-friendly – chemicals from cigarette and cigar smoke, mold spores, etc.
This air purifier from IQAir has been designed from the ground up for infection control, TB isolation rooms, critical particle control, as well as for use in clean rooms up to Class 100. YES, you are getting medical grade air purifying power with the IQAir Cleanroom H13 Air Cleaner.
It has been built from top to bottom to remove airborne particles that could harm you and your family’s health over time. The system showcases one of the highest air delivery coupled with the longest filter life in the air purifying industry. To make sure you get maximum air delivery, the system comes with no gas phase filtration.
The Clearnroom series, including the IQAir Cleanroom H13 Air Cleaner, gives you 2 models and each of these comes with a specific filter efficiency and air delivery profile. True, there are health care facilities that need higher air delivery to get the maximum and optimum control of micro organisms (ICU, TB isolation rooms, etc.). However, many clean room facilities need filtration efficiency of 99.97 percent to meet the strict regulations and guidelines they follow…and the IQAir Cleanroom H13 Air Cleaner is more than up to the task.
Whether it’s for microbial control, clean production areas, clean research areas, pharmaceutical laboratories, or simply just for your home, the IQAir Cleanroom H13 Air Cleaner will provide you the air purifying power that you need. If keeping your family safe from harmful chemicals and particles found in the air is your priority (without caring too much about the price), the IQAir Cleanroom H13 Air Cleaner is an excellent pick!
#5: Airgle 750 Premium Air Purifier
According to the independent tests conducted by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Airgle 750 Premium Air Purifier showcases the Highest Clean Air Delivery Rate (that’s CADR) for short when compared and tested together with about 160 air purifiers and air cleaners in the market.
With the Airgle 750 Premium Air Purifier, pollutants like tobacco and cigarette smoke are removed before they can even create or worsen health problems! And it’s all thanks to the 12 stage filtration that it has:
The Airgle 750 Premium Air Purifier comes with 4 permanent and washable pre filters, 4 HEPA filters (it’s 99.97 percent effective when it comes to removing particles that are as small as 0.3 microns), 2 activated carbon filters, 2 washable high air flow filters (these filters are beefed up with anti microbial agent). Long story short, allergens and harmful micro organisms can’t hide from the Airgle 750 Premium Air Purifier. Not to mention it has coverage of 698 sq. feet and changes the air 6 times per hour.
Consistent Air Quality Monitoring: The sensor checks the pollution level in your environment and instantly adjusts the fan speed in order to give you the BEST performance possible.
Advanced And Programmable LCD Control Panel: This one, on the other hand, allows you to adjust the time and speed setting without any problem at all.
I grabbed the Airgle 750 Premium Air Purifier because of my daughter’s severe allergies. Bottom line: I LOVE IT! My daughter is NOW feeling way better than she did a year ago, which is before I purchased the 750.
True, this air purifying unit is expensive no doubt about that. BUT let me ask you this, how much is your family’s health worth? Very quiet, programmable to fit your needs, and performs way ahead than you average air purifier, what more can you ask for from the Airgle 750 Premium Air Purifier?