Best Air Purifiers for Wildfire Smoke
Be prepared to protect against smoke.
For safe indoor air during wildfires, you must remove smoke’s most harmful ingredients: fine particles and toxins like volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
We equipped our most popular True HEPA air purifiers with Alen’s proprietary activated carbon filters to eliminate both.
How Smoke in The Air Affects Your Health
A complex mix of particulate matter and toxic gases, wildfire smoke can make anyone sick. Children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with pre-existing heart and lung conditions are particularly susceptible. However, wildfire smoke health effects can adversely affect all living things. This includes your family pets.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), smoke can harm your eyes and respiratory system, including worsening chronic heart and lung diseases. Breathing in smoke causes health effects immediately that will linger as long as there is smoke in the air. These wildfire smoke health effects include difficulty breathing normally, coughing, shortness of breath, asthma attacks in prone individuals, runny nose and irritated sinuses, burning eyes, headaches, chest pain and fatigue.
What is in wildfire smoke that makes it so harmful? Smoke consists of microscopic particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds, which contain carcinogens, mix with the microscopic air particles, creating a “toxic soup” air quality that can harm you and your family. The particulate matter can also make its way into your lungs and cause lasting damage.
How Far Can Wildfire Smoke Travel?
Wildfire smoke can travel farther than you might think. According to the County of Los Angeles Public Health, smoke from wildfires will drift hundreds of miles. You may not see a dark cloud of smoke or smell burning matter, but you are still breathing in harmful particulate matter and VOCs when a wildfire is burning.
Will an Air Purifier for Wildfire Smoke Help?
Air purifiers containing HEPA filtration clean your indoor air of harmful particles in the air caused by smoke, as well as VOCs. 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 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.
How Does an Air Purifier for Smoke Work?
An air purifier with a True HEPA filter with activated carbon acts like a sponge and absorbs smoke. 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 in the air purifier also removes the odors that come with wildfire smoke. All of this ensures comfortable air quality in the home.
In order to filter smoke from your home’s interior, you must use an air purifier that is properly sized to the room. That way it can clean the entire volume of the room. The air purifier must also be run continuously on the highest fan setting. Our 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.
Best Air Purifier for Wildfire Smoke
Alen knows how to keep wildfire smoke out of the house. We have designed wildfire purifiers that offer proven protection from wildfire smoke for a wide variety of spaces. All our air purifiers for wildfire smoke clean the air in a room every 30 minutes when running on the highest setting. This filters out 99.99% of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns.
The following air purifiers are backed by our exclusive lifetime warranty and are your best choice for filtering wildfire smoke from your home. For air purifying coverage to suit your needs:
- Alen BreatheSmart 75i True HEPA Air covers up to 1,300 square feet
- Alen BreatheSmart FLEX True HEPA Air Purifier covers up to 700 square feet
- Alen BreatheSmart 45i True HEPA Air Purifier covers up to 800 square feet
- Alen BreatheSmart FIT50 True HEPA Air Purifier covers up to 900 square feet
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.