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    Alen BreatheSmart Classic True HEPA Air Purifier

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  • Alen BreatheSmart FIT50 True HEPA Air Purifier

    Alen BreatheSmart FIT50 True HEPA Air Purifier

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Looking for an open-space air purifier? Starting in the 1970s, open-concept living spaces became popular in American homes. These larger spaces were designed to suit the changing needs of the American family, but they pose some unique challenges for adequate air filtration. A powerful air purifier can improve the indoor air quality of open-concept spaces, reducing the presence of unpleasant odors, germs, and other airborne contaminants.

True HEPA Filtration for Open-Concept Living

A portable air purifier can remove particles and gases from the air around them. Mechanical air purifiers that use True HEPA filters can remove 99.97% of the airborne pollen, dust, bacteria, mold, and airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns. HEPA filtration boosts the number of particles that can be removed and the square footage of the coverage. In addition to filtering out airborne particles, True HEPA filters with activated carbon can eliminate chemicals and odors from the air.

Open-concept spaces combine several living areas to create one uninterrupted, larger space. Many modern floor plans combine the kitchen, dining room, and living room. These larger spaces allow for better traffic flow and enable you to watch over little ones while you prepare dinner. Without walls or doors to block the flow of air, airborne pollutants, such as germs, pet dander, dust mites, pollen, and cooking odors, flow freely within an open-concept space. Such large indoor spaces require powerful air purifiers to remove these airborne contaminants that can compromise your health and wellbeing.

How to Choose an Open-Space Air Purifier

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a guide to help people select a model for their space. They advise that you consider several factors as you choose one:

  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR). This score helps you choose the right model for the area it serves and give you the coverage you need.
  • Fan Speed. High-speed, powerful fans increase the amount of air that a model can filter.
  • Runtime. Models with longer runtimes can filter more air.
  • Activated Carbon Filter. This filter eliminates gases and odors in addition to filtering out airborne particles.

Another factor to consider is how loud the model is. If it’s going to compete with dinner conversation or the show you’re currently binging, you won’t want to use it.

The Size of Your Open-Concept Space

This large room requires a larger air purifier. Before selecting a model, make sure that you have accurate measurements for the open-concept space and know its total square footage. It will display the coverage areas as well as the CADR. The higher the CADR, the greater the coverage area.

The best Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifiers for homes with open-concept floor plans are:

  • Alen BreatheSmart 75i True HEPA Air Purifier: 1,300 Square-Foot Space | CADR 347
  • Alen BreatheSmart Classic True HEPA Air Purifier: 1,100 Square-Foot Space | CADR 300
  • Alen BreatheSmart FIT50 True HEPA Air Purifier: 900 Square-Foot Space | CADR 220

At the highest setting, Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifiers clean all the air in their coverage area every 30 minutes. You can choose a model that has a larger coverage area than your open-concept space to cause more frequent air exchanges.

Where Do I Place the Air Purifier?

If you have a gas or particle that you want to remove from the air, place the air purification system close to the source. If you’re filtering for pet dander, for example, put it near your pet’s favorite napping spot. Additionally, make sure that none of the inlets or outlets are blocked. It should be in a space where it can optimize airflow to ensure adequate filtration. A common mistake people make is tucking away their air cleaner in a corner. It does not have to be in the center of the room, but an open area is best. It needs at least a foot of space on all sides.

Common Open-Concept Space Pollutants

If you have this floor plan, this space is the heart of your home, where so many activities take place. It contains some unique indoor pollutants.

  • Mold. Many open-concept spaces contain plumbing and appliances that can leak, including washing machines and refrigerators. Moisture leads to mold that generates airborne mold spores. HEPA filters can remove these dangerous particles.
  • Allergens. Your open-concept space may contain entryways to your home that let in pollen and other allergens. Some allergens, including pet dander, can originate in your home. Regardless of where they originate, HEPA filters remove allergens from the air.
  • Odors. Strong smells can linger for days. HEPA filters with activated carbon remove these odors.
  • Chemicals and Smoke. Your open-concept space contains everyday products and materials that can give off volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are toxic chemicals that are emitted as gases and have short- and long-term negative health effects. Smoke from cooking, wildfires, fireplaces, and tobacco also give off VOCs. HEPA filters with activated carbon eliminate VOCs.


Alen’s True HEPA Open-Space Air Purifiers

At Alen, we want to provide worry-free air for your open-concept floor plan. That’s why we offer top-rated True HEPA air purifiers that can improve indoor air quality.

  • Our medical-grade Fresh and FreshPlus HEPA filters contain activated carbon and are designed to remove both particles and gases.
  • Our powerful, high-speed fans force air through the filter quickly.
  • We design our air purifiers for continuous, nonstop use to maximize air filtration.
  • Energy-star certified, which benefits the environment and your electricity bill.
  • Laser sensor technology auto-adjusts fan speed when airborne particles are present.
  • LED color rings indicate real-time air quality.
  • Whisper-quiet air filtration.
  • Thousands of five-star customer reviews.
  • Every air purifier comes with a lifetime warranty if you register the product and use our filter subscription service.

Breathe easier by shopping Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifiers for open-concept indoor spaces today!