We understand that finding the right air purifier is the key to ensuring healthy indoor air quality. With that said, we have answered hundreds of questions regarding the effectiveness of air purifiers. Here are just a few of the answers that we have provided to our customers:
Q: My daughter is five years old and was just diagnosed with asthma. What air purifier can I use for her room and how effective is it for asthma?
- Kathy, Corpus Christi, TX
Answer: Airborne pollutants like cigarette smoke, strong fumes, hair spray, pollen, mold spores, and pet dander can all trigger asthmatic reactions. It's important that her exposure to those irritants is limited, so we recommend using the Austin Air Baby's Breath air purifier in her room.
The Austin Air Baby's Breath air purifier is perfect for any age and bedroom, as it works effectively in rooms up to 375 square feet and addresses the complete spectrum of air cleaning, including removing sub-micron particles, noxious gases, and chemical fumes. With every minute the Austin Air Baby's Breath air purifier is in use, it draws in over 125 cubic feet of air through a four-stage filtration process.
The Four-Stage filtration process begins with a Large Particle Pre-filter which filters and removes dust, hair, and pet dander. The air is then moved to the Medium Particle Pre-filter, eliminating irritants like mold spores and pollen from the air. The filtration process continues to the Activated Military Carbon Cloth, an activated charcoal treated with oxygen, which allows the tiny pores in the charcoal to absorb and remove small chemicals, gases, and odors like formaldehyde and ammonia.
The last step of this extensive filtration system is the True Medical Grade HEPA filter. HEPA, or High Efficiency Particulate Air, guarantees that 99.97% of all airborne contaminants will be removed from the air. HEPA filters also help remove the smallest micro-organisms like bacteria and viruses, giving your daughter the best and cleanest air possible.
The Austin Air Baby's Breath also comes with a five-year mechanical and filter warranty, ensuring that your air purifier will last the test of time. In either baby blue or perky pink, your daughter will love choosing the air purifier she likes best.
Q: Is there a specific air purifier model that effectively filters out cigarette smoke and its nasty odor from large areas?
- Jeff, Cleveland, OH
Answer: Yes, there are air purifiers that can filter out the smell of cigarette smoke and the smoke itself. Whether it's for your home or office, the AirPura C600 air purifier features top of the line filtration for chemical and particle removal.
As you probably already know, cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 200 known poisons and 43 carcinogens. With those types of pollutants, the AirPura C600 air purifier is perfect for individuals who abhor the smell and fumes of tobacco smoke, as it has a 26 pound bed of activated carbon (coconut derived) that effectively adsorbs over 4,000 chemicals including VOCs, smoke, odors (yes, pet odors too!), fragrance and other chemical vapors.
Coupled with the carbon filtration is a heavy duty prefilter, two Micro-Suppress filters and a HEPA-Barrier post filter used to assist in smoke removal as well as allergens such as mold, dust, pollen, etc. With the use of these innovative filters, the AirPura C600 air purifier has proven its effectiveness at adsorbing lingering substances resulting from offensive tobacco smoke.
Q: Can you recommend a quality air purifier that is really quiet and efficient for a small home office?
- Marla, San Diego, CA
Answer: There are many air purifiers on the market that offer quiet functionality. However, for a space-efficient, quiet and effective air purifier, the choice is clear. The Amaircare Roomaid air purifier is the perfect solution for you.
Lightweight and compact, this HEPA air purifier features a HEPA drum as well as a foam prefilter and your choice of carbon filters to remove particle allergens as well as VOCs, smoke and odors. With an AC car adapter, the Roomaid is now equipped to travel with you, removing exhaust and pollution from the roadways during your commute.
On the lowest fan speed, the Roomaid is quiet enough for use in an office or small bedroom/nursery for personalized filtration that won't disturb you while you work or sleep.
Q: Is there an air purifier that is helpful for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?
- Sandra, Boulder Springs, CO
Answer: Absolutely! IQAir has an entire series of air purifiers specially designed for people with asthma, allergies, and MCS. The IQAir GC Multigas Air Purifier in particular is an excellent choice for people suffering from MCS.
Customized for gas and odor control, the IQAir GC Multigas air purifier filters out hundreds of chemicals, including formaldehyde, ethanol, acetone, and pollutants commonly found in tobacco smoke. The IQAir GC Multigas air purifier uses four gas filter cartridges which allows maximum gaseous filtration and enables high air flow rates.
Additionally, the Multigas GC contains a HEPA-type filtration system which extends the life of the carbon and removes over 97% of particles, like dander, pollen, dust mite allergen, and mold. With four electrostatically charged post-filter sleeves, the IQAir GC Multigas air purifier ensures that all pollutants and micro-organisms like bacteria and viruses are trapped and filtered from your newly cleaned air.
Every IQAir air purifier is tested for particle filtration efficiency, filter leakage and air delivery, certifying that your IQAir GC Multigas air purifier will perform to the highest standards for efficiency and effectiveness in removing gaseous compounds, odors and contaminants. We have such faith in the MultiGas GC's ability to help MCS sufferers, that this model was the first to receive our "Best in Class" award.
For the same filtration in commercial or industrial settings, consider one of the IQAir GCX air purifiers. Like the GC line, they offer four specific types of blended carbon but move more air, have larger filters, and are ideally suited for the rigors of commerical work areas.