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Can air purifiers serve as odor eliminators?

You cannot comfortably relax in your living room or bedroom if the space is full of bad smell. To transform such a smelly room into a place of comfortable environment, you should get a suitable air purifier. An air purifier captures a wide variety of airborne contaminants to ensure that your room has clean and fresh air.

Eliminating smoke smells is a first step towards health

Eliminating smoke smells is a first step towards health

Apart from eliminating bad smell, an air purifier captures airborne particles such as pet dander, smoke, insects, dust, pollen, allergens, and so on. If you have been tolerating odors in your house, you should transform your room by investing in a good air purifier.

What are the main sources of odors? In most homes, cooking and cigarette smoking are the main sources of odors. The smell from the kitchen can ruin the atmosphere of your living room and make it an unsuitable place for your family and visitors.

Similarly, the smell from your kitchen can find its way into your bedroom and ruin your place of resting and relaxing. An air purifier captures different types of odors before they find their way into spaces where they are unwanted.

How air purifiers remove odors

Regardless of whether you have a respiratory problem or not, you should not allow bad smells to find their way into your nostrils or those of your loved ones. An air purifier is all you need to invest in to ensure that your room is always dominated by clean and fresh air. Although air cleaners utilize different technologies to capture airborne particles from the air, most of them use activated carbon filters to remove bad smell.

An excellent companion of your indoor activities

An excellent companion of your indoor activities

When air passes through an activated carbon filter, carbon cleanses it of bad smell thereby ensuring that the space has fresh air. This is one of the most commonly used mechanisms of removing odors from the air. To enhance the effectiveness of your air purifier, you should replace the filter from time to time as specified by the manufacturer.

Some air purifiers use ionization method to remove odors from the air. Such air purifiers produce ions that attach themselves on oppositely charged target particles making it impossible for them to remain suspended in the air. Although such appliances are usually quiet, they are not as highly effective as filtration-type air cleaners. A combination of different mechanisms gives best air cleaning performance.



FYI: The Air Geeks' top-rated air purifiers tested in 2019:
1. Alen - BreatheSmart: the best of the best (very large rooms)
2. Whirlpool - Whispure: great value (large rooms)
3. GermGuardian - AC5350BCA: good brand, good price (avg. rooms)
4. GermGuardian - AC4825: a fine entry-level option (small rooms)