Portable Odor-Removing Air Cleaners
Using air purifiers for effective odor reduction often requires a specialized air cleaner, and a some research into what the smell is made of that needs to be removed. Most household odors, including musty basement and pet smells, are usually composed of VOC’s or volatile organic compounds that create the odors when those chemical compounds become airborne. And keep in mind that odors aren’t just smells—they are chemical compounds in the air that can damage your health and make you, your family, guests and pets uncomfortable. So, it makes sense that if the majority of odors we smell are composed of VOC’s, you would need an odor absorber air purifier system that is good for eliminating and controlling VOC’s. To eliminate these VOC’s requires an air purifier with a heavy duty activated carbon filter or ‘air sponge’ or a photocatalytic TiO2 cell that uses ions to oxidize and break the VOC’s down into carbon dioxide and water. At this time, these are the two best methods of odor reduction and control.
For other chemical-based odors that aren’t VOC’s, such as bleach, formaldehyde, cleaning product odors, synthetic chemicals, etc., it’s usually best to remove those odors with an air purifier containing anywhere from 5-40 pounds or more of the best quality activated carbon in the filters—the more carbon, the longer the filters last. Activated carbon acts much like a sponge, absorbing chemicals as they pass through and around the carbon in the filter. Air purifier manufacturers like Aller Air offer some of the strongest odor reduction air cleaner systems in the world, and can even specifically ‘tune’ the activated carbon filters to remove certain chemicals from the air, if needed. It is also true that most musty smells, such as those often found in basements, are created by a combination of mold, bacteria and other fungal organisms in the air, so using an air cleaner with a HEPA filter helps control these odors by removing them from the air—or a photocatalytic TiO2 system that eliminates them (such as RxAir or Aller Air with the UV option).
It is difficult and often a waste of time and money, however, to attempt to use the common cheap portable air purifiers found at department stores for odor reduction. This is because most cheap air purifiers have very little, if any, activated carbon in the filters. The fans in these cheaper air cleaners are usually not very strong and don’t clean the air fast enough to prevent you from smelling the odor. And if they do have any UV capability, the bulbs are usually weaker, too and that means less effective odor and bacteria elimination. The best odor eliminator air purifiers we have found are those from Aller Air, RxAir, Blueair, and Austin Air. Aller Air purifiers feature top-quality carbon filters, medical grade HEPA and UV for maximum odor reduction. Blueair air cleaners feature some of the best carbon filters, HEPA particle-removal, ions, and remove and control musty basement & other household smells more quietly than other air cleaners. Austin Air cleaners offer excellent odor absorber ‘air sponge’ filters, as well. If you don’t want filters to replace, the RxAir Air Purification System is an excellent odor reduction air purifier that uses a photocatalytic cell to destroy bacteria, viruses, and smells and can handle up to 800 square feet at an affordable price.
Air Purifiers and Cleaners.com sells the best odor eliminator air purifiers, such as Aller Air, Blueair, RxAir and Austin Air, with quality carbon that quickly absorb odors like a sponge, as well as filter-less odor reduction air filtration systems that easily eliminate VOC’s, musty basement smells and most other odors. And since we are an online store with extremely low overhead, this allows us to offer the very best quality air cleaners designed for odor reduction, at the cheapest discount prices with free shipping. We also have a team of odor removal experts on hand to answer any questions you may have. No matter what type of smell you want to eliminate, we have an odor reduction system that will remove and control them so you can forget about those annoying smells and enjoy life! Call us toll-free today at 1-800-701-2513. We’re here to help!