Best Hepa Air Purifier for Smoke

Best Hepa Air Purifier for Smoke – HEPA and activated carbon filters work together to trap particles and gasses contained in smoke — this is also sometimes referred to as hybrid filtration. One highly rated example of this in action is the Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0.

This air purifier is made for large spaces up to 1,500 square feet. Note that while this air purifier has a higher price tag than some on the market, it comes with more features, such as a touchscreen and easy-to-read air quality scores. It’s also CARB and Energy Star certified.

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1.Blueair Classic 680i

When it comes to filtering smoke out of the air, the higher the CADR rating, the more effective the filtration, or efforts to remove particles from the air. If you’re looking for an air purifier with a high CADR rating, consider opting for the Blueair Classic 680i.

This model works in rooms up to 700 square feet and has a 450 CADR rating. You can even control the device on your phone via the Blueair Friend app.

The system weighs more than 43 pounds. But it’s also on wheels, so it’s easier to move between rooms. Some customers note a chemical odor during the first few uses.

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2.Bissell Smart Purifier

With a 4.7-average star rating on Amazon, this air purifier contains both high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) and carbon filters to capture smoke, allergens, and odors. It also has a quiet motor, which may be ideal for bedrooms and workspaces.

While this air purifier can be used in rooms up to 266 square feet, it has a lower smoke CADR rating of 172. Some users complain of the noise and a temporary plastic-like smell after purchase.

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3.HATHASPACE Air Purifier

HEPA and activated carbon filters work together to trap particles and gasses contained in smoke — this is also sometimes referred to as hybrid filtration. One highly rated example of this in action is the Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0.

This air purifier is made for large spaces up to 1,500 square feet. Note that while this air purifier has a higher price tag than some on the market, it comes with more features, such as a touchscreen and easy-to-read air quality scores. It’s also CARB and Energy Star certified.

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4.Blueair Blue Pure 411

If you’re looking for an affordable purifier for small rooms, dorms, and workspaces, consider the Blueair Blue Pure 411. At 3.4 pounds, this device is portable and made for rooms up to 175 square feet.

Blueair’s filtration system, called HEPASilent, uses both mechanical and electronic filtration. This is important for people who want to avoid any amount of ozone creation in their spaces for health and safety reasons. Note that Blue Pure 411 is also CARB certified.

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5.Alen 75i Air Purifier

The Alen BreatheSmart Classic is designed to purify the air in a 1,300-square-foot space in 30 minutes. It’s also one of the pricier options on this list. However, it comes with additional features, such as longer-lasting filters, less noise, and color-coded sensors.

While highly rated by customers on Amazon, there are a few complaints about the manufacturer’s warranty. Also, since the device is made for large spaces, it weighs over 30 pounds and doesn’t have wheels, which could make it harder to move from room to room.

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6.Winix 5500-2

The Winix 5500-2 is an exceptional performer on particulates, capturing 99.9% of the smoke in our test room in just 30 minutes on high and 97.2% on its medium-high setting, where it emits an easy-to-live-with 40 decibels. In both cases, that’s a bit better than the results we got from the Coway AP-1512HH Mighty, though in practice the differences are insignificant:

Both machines, when used continuously as they are in most homes, will drop particulates to near zero in under an hour—and keep them there. We still prefer the Mighty for its lower energy consumption, smaller visual footprint, display-shutoff feature, and more attractive look, but it’s a close race.

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7.LEVOIT Air Purifier

It was impressive in our tests, reducing particulates by more than 97% on its high setting in 30 minutes in a 135-square-foot New York City office. On medium, it reduced them by more than 92%. It’s attractive and compact, measuring just 14½ inches tall and 8½ inches in diameter, and its display-shutoff feature means it won’t interrupt sleep with bright lights. At around $100 to purchase, it’s also the cheapest up front of all our picks. But it’s not terribly energy efficient: Running it 24/7 on medium consumes about $300 of electricity over five years, and seven new filters in that period cost $180, making this model slightly more expensive than the Coway Mighty over the long term. And it doesn’t keep pace with the Mighty or the Blue Pure 211+ in larger rooms.

In a new section, we cover a few other purifiers that fit specific needs, including a purifier for handling VOCs, a super-energy-efficient small-space purifier, and a truly smart air purifier. We also discuss the much-hyped IKEA Förnuftig.

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Best Hepa Air Purifier for Smoke – Some customers report replacement filter shortages and a few who specified they use the unit to capture cigar smoke indoors state that the purifier effectively captures smoke but doesn’t get rid of the odor completely. Many other customers state that it’s effective at this for other types of smoke.

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