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up to 250 ft2
Small but mighty, with a powerful dual airflow streams and a HEPA filter, it will move cleaner air all over a compact space.
up to 375 ft2
SensorPod reads the air quality of a medium sized room and communicates it back to the purifier: TruSens adjusts accordingly and even tells you the AQI, so you know how it compares to outside air.
up to 750 ft2
Featuring SensorPod, four-level filtration, five fan speeds and an AQI display, this model will keep cleaner air flowing, even in a bigger space.
Sometimes! Air purifiers that use High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters and Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs) can certainly help reduce indoor particle levels, provided the air purifier is the right size for the room, and doors and windows are kept shut. Make sure your purifier is not an ozone generator, as that may increase indoor air pollution. TruSens air purifiers use both HEPA filtration and UV-C light.
HEPA filters remove tiny particulate matter down to 0.3 microns. These ultrafine bits are the most common and dangerous component of wildfire smoke, which can be blown far beyond the actual fire. HEPA filters typically come with replaceable carbon pre-filters that also remove the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in wildfire smoke (benzene, acrolein and formaldehyde, for example). Pre-filters take care of larger particles such as pollen, too.
Most importantly, make sure the unit uses HEPA filtration.
Other key considerations:
Wildfire smoke can travel great distances. Check the EPA’s air quality index listing to learn about the outdoor air quality in your area. If there’s smoke outdoors, there is likely smoke indoors: It contains fine particles that can get into your eyes and respiratory system. Be sure to reduce indoor sources of pollution to lower the concentrations of particles: During a smoke event, avoid burning candles or incense, smoking tobacco products, using aerosol products, and, of course, don’t use a gas or wood-burning stove or fireplace. Use an air filtration system to reduce harmful particles in the air.
Smoke caused by wildfires can make the outdoor air unhealthy to breathe. It can also impact indoor air quality in your home or at work. Local official may advise you to stay indoors during a smoke event and the EPA recommends a portable air cleaner that is the right size for the room to remove smoke particles.