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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:31 PM

Any advice on getting an air purifier?

I live on the Left Coast and this yearís fire season may be as bad, or worse, than last year, with accompanying bad air quality.

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Reply Any advice on getting an air purifier? (Original post)
Mme. Defarge Jul 2021 OP
Sherman A1 Jul 2021 #1
brewens Jul 2021 #2
yonder Jul 2021 #7
MFM008 Jul 2021 #3
unweird Jul 2021 #4
KT2000 Jul 2021 #5
c-rational Jul 2021 #6
JudyM Aug 2021 #9
Laurelin Jul 2021 #8
Henry Will Jan 2022 #10
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #11
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JudyM Feb 2022 #12

Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:37 PM

1. I have a Winix Plasmawave

that I picked up at Home Depot several years ago. Use it in our basement TV room. It seems to do a good job.

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 06:46 PM

7. Thanks for the heads up.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:10 PM

3. they pick up

animal fur, dust and help with smoke, not all of it but a good one helps.
We can tell this when we clean the filter....you can see it.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:13 PM

4. Honeywell HPA300 HEPA

Left one behind in Seattle and had to buy another one when we got here. Budget for the filter replacements as they need to be changed periodically but this is the one I recommend.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:46 PM

5. Investigate the cost for filter replacements

before buying. I personally would not get one that has the ozone feature, which many do have. Some you can turn that part off though. Charcoal filters are the best.
Good luck! I am on the left coast too and expect it to be at least the same as last year and probably worse.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 05:54 PM

6. Checkout Blueair air filters - a HEPA unit.

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Response to c-rational (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 12:48 AM

9. I second this suggestion.

Did some research and seems to be the best though pricier than others. We got the small version for its quality reviews and itís also so much quieter than the other 2 we got, and also pretty cool looking for an air purifier.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 02:00 AM

8. I have 5

All hepa. Two Honeywell. They're nice but it's really difficult to find replacement filters. I live in the Netherlands but I had trouble finding replacement filters for the older ones I had in Texas. The newer ones are even more difficult. Also, I thought Honeywell was a republican donor, so I tried levoit. I have three legit now.
They're great and filters are easy to find, at least in the NL.

I use hepa filters for allergies, not smoke, so I can't judge how effective they are with smoke. Do check on the availability of filters though, if you buy the kind that need replacements.

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Response to Henry Will (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 30, 2022, 08:01 AM

11. I can hardly wait to hear more. Bookmarking for the inevitable. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 3, 2022, 01:47 AM

12. !

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