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Air Purifier

I’m thinking about buying an air purifier.

My criteria:

#1 – that it not smell of burning wires or “ozone”. My in-laws had an air purifier. It worked REALLY well on odors (something of concern in their house, as Ken’s brothers quite literally live in beds in their living room. they’ve got Muscular Dystrophy and can’t move and have ventilators). But the odor it produced was so obnoxious I had a hard time sitting near it. It always made my lungs feel funny and aggravated my asthma.

Question: If high ozone is bad for us, why are there “ozone generator” type air purifiers?

#2 – that it be effective on the assorted smells in our house – most notably the “doggie” and “fishie” odors. We do everything we can to keep the odor down – but if it’s raining outside and Lucy comes in wet, she smells like a doggie. I suppose she can’t help it.

#3 – that it be small, unobtrusive, and virtually silent.I’ve seen the things be so large that they dominate the room. Urgh. No. I want an invisible air purifier.

This one: fresh air by ecoquest international – has a remote control – which I suppose would have its advantages too! Plus it’s small.

2 Comments

  1. Ichabod

    “#3 – that it be small, unobtrusive, and virtually silent.I’ve seen the things be so large that they dominate the room. Urgh. No. I want an invisible air purifier.”

    I don’t think you can have a “virtually silent” air purifier; as Consumer Reports said, you have to move air in and out of the purifier. Doing this requires a fan of some sort, and the fan sucking the air in and pushing it out creates the noise. The best purifiers are HEPA-based.

  2. catfantastic

    Ozone air “purifiers” bank on our conviction that since ozone is good for the upper atmosphere, it must be good for us. Ozone gas is actually a poison. If your brothers-in-law have health problems, they might want to switch to something less…well, toxic. I’m not suggesting that it’ll make them better, by any means, but you sure don’t want this thing making them worse.

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