Key Features to Look for
Here are some of the top features that you should be keeping an eye out for when you go to buy an air purifier for smoke:
HEPA Filter. This is essential because it is able to capture 99.97% of particles in your home. This means that it can trap things that are as small as 0.03 microns and those that are bigger.
This makes it ideal for capturing smoke and neutralising the odour. It also helps to capture the other chemicals produced by cigarette smoke.
Activated Carbon Filter. This has been specially designed to capture gaseous pollutants like cigarette smoke. It will completely eliminate the odour as well. These will normally need to be replaced every six months, so check them regularly.
Tar Trapping. Many air purifiers that are specifically designed for smoke will have a tar trapping feature implemented as well. They come in the form of pre-filters, and it helps keep the air free from these sticky and harmful particles.
They also ease the burden on your HEPA filter as the tar particles are much larger than the smoke.
Increased Airflow. If you are buying an air purifier specifically for smoke, you will benefit from increased airflow.
This is because smoke particles spread quite quickly and so an air purifier with more power will be able to capture it faster and help keep your indoor air cleaner.
Multiple Settings. It’s good to have several filtration settings so that you can ensure the air in your home is being purified to the level it needs.
Some models will have a display that will update you with current and past levels of purification to help you keep on top of things.
Purifier Size. You need to make sure you have the right model for the job. An air purifier that is too small will not be able to collect smoke effectively, and it becomes a pointless feature in your home.
Check the maximum square metres that the purifier is able to handle before you pick one up.