In recent years wildfires have become an increasing issue. An alarming United Nations report warns of an increase in extreme wildfires by, 14% by 2030, 30% by 2050, and much worse from there. Further warning of an elevated risk of wildfire in places like the arctic and other regions which were previously unaffected by wildfires.
An extreme wildfire is a wildfire previously known as (forest fire) but due to the nature of extreme behavior manifestations with extremely high power and frequency, unusual size, exceeding the capacity of control in even the most prepared regions.
Thankfully we have firefighters who use a variety of methods to attempt to put out or control the fire. Firefighters control a fire's spread by removing one of the three ingredients a fire needs to burn: heat, oxygen or fuel.
They remove heat by applying water or fire retardant on the ground (using pumps or special wildland fire engines) or by using helicopters/airplanes.
They remove fuel by digging out around the fires, cutting down trees, removing vegetation and other flammables.
While they are fighting the main threat out there, how can we reduce exposure to smoke and VOC’s?
It’s important to understand the impact to our health that wildfires can have. Wildfires increase air pollution in surrounding areas and can affect regional air quality. The effects of smoke from wildfires can range from eye and respiratory tract irritation to more serious disorders, including reduced lung function, bronchitis, exacerbation of asthma and heart failure leading to premature death.
The CDC and EPA recommend using an air purification system using HEPA filtration to protect inhabitants of your home from breathing in smoke.
Alen’s air purifiers use state-of-the-art, medical grade H13 True HEPA filtration with activated carbon. This ensures that the air you breathe in your home has been filtered of smoke and its harmful effects.
Alen® knows how to keep wildfire smoke out of the house. Alen has designed quality air purifiers that offer proven protection from wildfire smoke for a wide variety of spaces. Alen’s air purifiers for wildfire smoke clean the air in a room every 30 minutes when running on the highest setting. This filters out 99.9% of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns.
An Alen air purifier with a True HEPA filter plus activated carbon acts like a sponge and captures gaseous contaminants that might get in your home from nearby wildfires. Alen’s HEPA-FreshPlus filters contain a HEPA layer that removes fine particulates and ash, as well as VOC chemicals. The filter’s HEPA material catches fine particulate matter that can trigger respiratory problems, while activated carbon absorbs harmful VOC gasses and chemicals. The activated carbon air filter also removes the odors that come with wildfire smoke. All of this ensures comfortable air quality in the home even within a toxic outdoor air environment.
In order to filter smoke from your home’s interior, you must use an air purifier that is properly sized to the room in order to clean the indoor air of the entire volume of the room. You must also run your air purifier continuously on the highest fan setting. When using the Auto setting, Alen’s BreatheSmart air purifiers use particle sensors to adjust the speed automatically to ensure proper air filtration.
When choosing an air purifier to keep your home clear of wildfire smoke, opt for the highest air flow and the largest absorption capacity possible.
The following Alen® air purifiers are backed by our exclusive forever guarantee and are your best choice for filtering wildfire smoke from your home.
With a wide variety of filtration options for filtering out smoke to choose from, as well as panel colors, you can customize your own air purifier for wildfire smoke. Alen® air purifiers are designed to meet you and your family’s indoor air quality needs. This helps to ensure breathable, fresh indoor air free of smoke odors and harmful particulates and VOC chemicals.