Air Purifiers for Smoke, Wildfire, and Forest Fires

Keep in mind when choosing an air purifier for any kind of smoke, it is critical to choose one that can reduce VOCs/Vocarbs and has a carbon filter or another equivalent filtration medium to reduce VOCs.

Helpful Tips: When using portable units in a heavily contaminated area, it is recommended to use more than one unit if possible so increase air circulation and filtration. This way you can run the units on medium instead of high also.

If budget allows only for 1 unit, we recommend placing the unit either in your bedroom to create a safe zone where you sleep or in the most active area of your home to create a healthy, safe place to relax. (continue reading)

Helpful Tips: When using portable units in a heavily contaminated area, it is recommended to use more than one unit if possible so increase air circulation and filtration. This way you can run the units on medium instead of high also.  You will also extend the filter life with more units when contaminants are heavy.

For example, if choosing AllerAir products, a good choice is the Vocarb unit and a better choice is the D Vocarb unit. When using Austin Air Healthmate Plus or Amaircare Vocarb 3000, it is often recommended to use 2 or more units depending on the size of the facility to compliment each other in the commercial setting. Field Controls plan on 1 unit per 350-500 sq ft to error on the conservative side. This is actually a good rule of thumb for any of the portable units. 

If budget allows only for 1 unit, we recommend placing the unit either in your bedroom to create a safe zone where you sleep or in the most active area of your home to create a healthy, safe place to relax.