If you are the type of person who enjoys smoking a cigarette occasionally, you are well aware that once the pleasure is over, the associated smoke and odor persists. An air purifier is an effective method to help reduce odors and air pollutants in your home, office, or smoking room.
The smell of cigarette smoke remains indoors and permeates clothing, upholstery, curtains, and other areas. If you want to eliminate the smoke smell, you can use an air purifier. Homemade air purifiers can be obtained in two formats: those with high efficiency particulate filters, or HEPA, or filters with ionizers. For best results, you can install both versions.
Types of air purifiers
Filtration air purifiers simply pass air through a filter and are typically part of a home’s heating and air conditioning system. The filter is designed to remove particulates from the air when it returns to the units it passes through.
Ionization air purifiers remove particles from the air using electrical energy. Atoms in the air receive an extra electron or one is taken from them by the unit. This creates a static charge that causes the particles to stick to the metal plates inside the unit, removing them from the air.
Ionizing air purifiers modify the atoms in the air and convert them into oxygen and ozone. The manufacturers of these purifiers claim that ozone cleans and deodorizes the air. However, there is great controversy about its effectiveness and possible adverse effects on your health.
Absorption purifiers use a material intended to clean chemicals, fumes and odors such as cigarette smoke from the air. Particles in the air are trapped on the surface of a type of material such as activated carbon.
Ultraviolet (UV) air purifiers use ultraviolet light to neutralize particles in the air. Many types of air purifiers use this feature to cleanse the air of harmful pollutants like bacteria and viruses.
All of these purifiers are said to improve indoor air quality.
The best options
Unfortunately, air purifiers will not remove the smell of cigarette smoke inside your home. However, air filters are the best option to remove air pollutants generated by cigarette smoke and have some impact on the resulting odors. Specifically choose carbon air filters for your home system that use the absorption process to remove particulates and reduce odors in the air. Carbon filters are the most effective in this application. You can also consider an air purifier with ionizer
Air purifiers with ionizers create negative ions, causing particles in the air to become magnetically attracted and to bind. These particles, which are now too large to stay in the air, fall out and are no longer breathed by people. Ion purifiers can remove even very small particles like 0.01 micron in the air. Neutralizes cigarette smoke and other gases. The machine circulates negative ions in the area, removing particles from the room.