It has been well documented that secondhand smoke is hazardous to people who breathe the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar, and smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers. Secondhand smoke contains more than 4,000 substances, more than 40 of which are known to cause cancer in humans or animals and many of which are strong irritants.
Plus, many people find the smell of smoke offensive, and will often refuse to patronize businesses who allow smokers. And any non-smoker will tell you that smoke-free sections in bars, restaurants, casinos, bingo halls and offices are NEVER smoke free. Smoke odors, chemicals and fumes have a way of traveling to every nook and cranny, highly offending most non-smokers.
We have several air purifier models that are effective in purifying the air of smoke, each being best suited for specific environments.
The following technologies work well with a single smoker who smokes up to two packs a day or for two people who smoke a pack a day each, assuming all smoking per day is not done at the same location. These models also work well for people who do not smoke, but have neighbors, friends or family who do.
Surround Ionizers are multi-technology that include ionization, a prefilter, a HEPA and carbon filter and UV lamp. The Xj3000D include an optional ozone sanitizer. It is the programmable ozone sanitizer that is especially effective in removing smoke odors and chemicals. We have had great success with these two models solving cigarette odor problem, especially if the unit is located near the smoker. The optional ozone option can be used to sanitize any small room (up to about 250 sq. ft.) that contains smoke odors. more info
The Multi-Tech S3500 Ti02 Air Purifier is Surround Air's most effective air purifier. It has a very powerful fan (180 cfm) for high efficiency and large coverage area, up to 600 sq. ft and very affordable replacement filters. The S3000 includes a prefilter, high-efficiency HEPA filter, activated carbon filter, the best type of air filter for trapping chemicals, gases, odors and cigarette smok, photocatalytic (TI02) oxidation filter that produces highly reactive ions and electrons that destroy chemical molecules, bacteria and odor-causing compounds, germicidal UV lamp that destroys micro-organisms and trillions of negative ions to neutralize floating pollutants throughout the room and improve efficiency of the other filter. more info
The Air Oasis 3000 Xtreme UV Air Purifier is perfect for living areas with higher levels of known contaminants such as pet odors, mold, cooking odors, VOCs and more. It is also great for small commercial applications such as hair or nail salons (2 workstations per unit), smoky places and doctors offices, to protect patients and staff members from spreading illness while visiting the establishment. The Xtreme is twice the strength of the residential Air Oasis 3000, enabling you to have a much higher level of effectiveness in areas of higher contamination, while maintaining safe ozone levels. It's capable of not only sanitizing your air, but also killing surface mold, bacteria, viruses etc. Of all the air purifiers that can treat smoke odors, the Air Oasis 3000 Xtreme is the quietest and the lowest maintenance. more info
The following air purifiers are designed for commercial odor problems that are found in smoky bars and restaurants, bingo parlours, cigar rooms, smoking sections in offices, etc.
Airpura T-600 Smoke Eliminator Air Purifier is specifically designed to deal with tobacco smoke. It features a special TarBarrier pre-filter combined with a deep 26 pound carbon bed to absorb the chemicals and gases found in tobacco smoke. The Airpura T600 is an excellent choice for dedicated smoking areas, cigar rooms, restaurants, public spaces, homes, bars, waiting rooms, etc. Two special microbial (bacteria and viruses) suppressing filters help to protect the hefty 26 pound carbon bed. Felt gaskets are used to seal the filter chamber, eliminating rubber seal off gassing. Airpura uses a powerful, variable speed integrated fan/motor, letting you choose the rate you clean your air from super quiet to premium power filtering with 560 CFM capacity. In heavy smoky areas, one T-600 is needed for every 25 people. Color choices are black, white or cream. more info
The Air Oasis 5000 air purifier is a commercial unit, but still available to the public. This unit contains two 9 inch AHPCO Cells and two fans. High speed engages both fans, while low engages only one fan. The Air Oasis 5000 has the strength of two Air Oasis ACT 9" Induct units, but is in a portable case. This unit produces up to 3.87 ppm of ozone. It you want more ozone, pick the NO Metal Catalyst option. This unit is only recommended for commercial places with high pollution; for instance, smoky bars and restaurants with 6 or more concurrent smokers, large nail salons doing a high volume of acrylic nails, large kennels with 25 or more animals. It should be hung from the ceiling or mounted high on a wall. During peak pollution times it can be operated on high, if needed. more info
The Air Oasis commercial HVAC induct model was created to reduce mold, VOCs, smoke and odors in heavily contaminated areas. While most competitors are using simple germicidal UV lamps or high ozone producing UV lamps, these industrial air cleaners utilizes 7 of the most advanced technologies fused into one. Air Oasis commercial Air Oasis Induct models have been specially modified to provide higher levels of oxidizers to treat tougher contamination problems or larger environments. The Air Oasis induct model easily installs in your HVAC system to ensure the ducts stay free of harmful contaminants such as mold. The induct model also allows the space to be covered more evenly due to ions being forced throughout the ducts and into each room with an air outlet. The 14" model treats up to 5,000 sq. ft. and the dual 14" treats up to 10,000 sq. ft. (NOTE: the higher the contamination, the lower the square footage covered.) more info
It's no mystery that the air inside our homes, offices and nearly every building we enter is contaminated with toxic air pollution problems. But wading through the plethora of air purification technologies and models to make our living and working space free of pollution can be a daunting task, especially with the misinformation presented by so many salespeople and web sites. There are many different air purification technologies and air filters on the market, but no one air purifier technology can solve every air pollution problem, which is why we carry different brands. For help determining which air purifier is right for you, click on one of the below links or call us toll free at 866-875-4386 (US and Canada).
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