Best air purifiers for smoke
Smoke is a serious problem, especially for people with asthma or allergies. It can cause respiratory issues and make it difficult to breathe. One of the best ways to combat smoke is by using an air purifier. Air purifiers can remove smoke and other pollutants from the air, making it easier to breathe. There are many different types of air purifiers available, so you can find one that is perfect for your needs.
What is smoke, and why is it a problem
Smoke is made up of tiny particles that are released into the air when something is burned. These particles are so small that they can be inhaled deep into the lungs, where they can cause serious health problems. Smoke is a major problem for people with existing respiratory issues or allergies, as it can trigger an attack or worsen symptoms. Even people without any medical conditions can be affected by smoke.
Types of smoke
There are two main types of smoke:
- tobacco smoke
- combustion smoke
Tobacco smoke is produced by cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products. It is the leading cause of preventable death in the world (CDC.gov) and is responsible for a range of serious health problems, including cancer, heart disease, and respiratory problems.
Combustion smoke is produced by burning wood, coal, or other materials. It can be a major problem in wildfires and homes that use wood-burning stoves or fireplaces.
The effects of smoke on the body
Both tobacco and combustion smoke can have a range of negative effects on the body, including:
- irritating the eyes, nose, and throat
- causing coughing and difficulty breathing
- worsening asthma and other respiratory conditions, e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- developing rheumatoid arthritis
- increasing the risk of heart disease, tuberculosis and a stroke
- higher likelihood of diabetes and cancer
How air purifiers can help eliminate smoke
Air purifiers can remove smoke and other pollutants from the air, making it easier to breathe. There are many different types of air purifiers available. A HEPA air purifier is the most effective type for smoke.
HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) air purifiers work by drawing air into the unit passing through up to eight filters. The HEPA H13 filter is located in the centre of the unit and is the final line of defence against microscopic particles. This includes pollen, tobacco smoke, mould spores and common allergens like household dust. The rate of trapping these particles reaches up to 99.9%.
RUHENS air purifiers by Air Care Solutions also feature ionisation and UV light technology. Our units release negative ions into the air, which attach themselves to positively charged particles such as dust, smoke and pollen. These heavier particles then fall to the ground or are trapped in the filter, leaving the air cleaner and fresher.
The UV light technology works by breaking down the DNA tar or nicotine molecules as well as those of viruses, bacteria and mould spores, eliminating the microbes and making them unable to reproduce. This technology is often used in hospitals to sterilise equipment, treatment rooms and ward areas.
The best types of air purifiers for smoke
There are many different types of air purifiers available on the market, so it is important to choose one that is designed to trap and destroy smoke.
Floor air purifiers are a great option as they are designed to cover large areas like office floors, reception areas or commercial premises. The RUHENS WHA 400 UVC is great for large spaces as it covers up to 140m2 and filters smoke particles using its built-in 8 filters.
Portable air purifiers are also a good choice for smaller spaces, like conference suites, hotel rooms or smaller offices, thanks to their low weight and easy manoeuvrability. The RUHENS WHA 200 and RUHENS WHA 500 are perfect for small to medium-sized rooms up to 45m2 and come with a range of features like a smart sleep mode, 4-stage filtration systems and a real-time air quality display.
Tower air purifiers are another excellent option for smoke removal as they can be placed on the floor without taking up much space due to their small footprint. The RUHENS WHA 320 UVC features 360° powerful air-cleaning with 6,013 air holes alongside a 4-stage filtration and UV sterilisation process able to clean spaces up to 70m2 in size.
The benefits of renting an air purifier to remove smoke
Renting an air purifier is a great way to ensure that you have the most effective unit for your needs.
It allows you to upgrade your machine as new technologies become available and your requirements change. It also means that you don’t have to commit to a long-term purchase so that you can budget more efficiently in the short term.
At Air Care Solutions, we offer a range of air purifiers for rent that are perfect for removing smoke from the air. Our team of experts will be able to advise you on the best unit for your needs and budget, with rental prices starting as low as £3.99 per week.
Some of the benefits of renting an air purifier from Air Care Solutions include:
- Free Delivery
- Free Expert Installation
- Free filter replacements & sanitation visits
- Free breakdown cover & replacement parts
- Unlimited Callouts
- Option to upgrade at the end of service agreement
- Flexible rental terms and one regular payment
You can upgrade your air purifier at any time. To learn more about our rental options, click here.
Alternative ways to help remove smoke
In addition to air purifiers, there are a number of other ways that you can help remove smoke from your environment.
- One way is to increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to let fresh air in. This is particularly effective if you can open windows at the opposite end of the room to where the smoke is coming from.
- Another way to help remove smoke is to use charcoal filters in smoking areas, i.e. where there are designated ashtrays and bins – these work by absorbing smoke particles.
- You can also try enriching your workspace with plants which have air-purifying qualities. Plants like ferns, peace lilies and spider plants have all been shown to be effective at absorbing toxins from the air.
- Finally, you can try using essential oils in an oil diffuser to help mask the smell of smoke. Some good options include lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, air purifiers can remove cigarette smoke. In fact, the best type of air purifier to remove cigarette smoke is one with a HEPA 13 filter. A HEPA filter is specifically designed to Remove 99.97% of all particles from the air that are 0.1 microns or larger in size. Cigarette smoke contains many tiny particles, so a HEPA filter is ideal for removing them from the air.
Yes. Smoke particles are very small and can easily escape through most air filters. However, a carbon filter is effective at trapping smoke particles because of its large surface area. So, the smoke smell will be eliminated if you have an air purifier with a carbon filter.
Yes, air purifiers can help with fire smoke. Fire smoke can be extremely harmful to your health, and can cause respiratory problems, lung damage, and even death. So it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from the smoke and reduce your exposure as much as possible.
Using an air purifier is one of the best ways to do this. RUHENS HEPA air purifiers remove up to 99.9% of airborne contaminants in minutes, so they are a great option for anyone who needs to clean the air quickly.