Which Are The Air Purifier Best Odor Killers?


OVERVIEW:

Which is best? The air purifier best odor killer all depends on which odor problem you have. There are six (of ten) available technologies used in air purifiers that are effective for killing or eliminating odors. Of those ozone is the fastest air purifier odor killer , but unfortunately also the one technology that can harm the lungs of people and pets. But depending on your odor problem there are 5 other possibilities.

On this page (and as seen in the video above) we will:

1) Review the 4-5 odor technologies and how each treats odors

2) Compare the pro's and con's of each

3) List which air purifier best odor technology works by problem (pets, smoke, etc.) 4) Offer some air purifier model suggestions, which include several of these technologies.


The Primary Odor Technologies

Ozone - Extremely effective for killing odors, ozone is a highly unstable substance which attaches itself easily to gas particles. (see the pro's and con's for the dangers of ozone).

Carbon - activated carbon, or charcoal, is a natural mineral that has millions of tiny pores. When odor passes around carbon it is easily attracted to and gets caught within the tiny pores within carbon. Once these pores are filled then the carbon must be replaced.

Zeolite- Similar to carbon zeolite is a naturally occurring substance which has millions of tiny pores and microscopic crevices. Often used in cat litter zeolite is a natural volcanic compound. However for some reason (which I don't understand) zeolite is not used in many air purifiers.

Electrostatic - If you've seen the infomercials for Oreck then you know about the "washable truman cell". This is nothing special in the air purifier world and is also called electrostatic plates or grids. These charged plates can often kill gases and odors as they pass through the electrical field created across the plates.

UVC light- UV isn't so much of an air purifier best odor killer, but because it can inhibit mold and mildew I mention it here.

Negative Ion- A negative ion machine creates ion particles that go out into the room that are effective in killing odors.


Ozone Pros & Cons

Pros

1 - Great for smoke odor

2 - Good for pet odors

3 - Great for killing mold and mildew in the room

4 - Great for killing kitchen odors

Cons

1 - Too much ozone can harm the lungs

2 - Does not help with dust or pollen

3 - Can irritate animals (it can kill birds)


Carbon Pros & Cons

Pros

1 - Great for smoke

2 - Great for kitchen odors

3 - Great for pet odors

4 - Great for chemical fumes and odors

Cons

1 - Has to be replaced periodically

2 - Most carbon filters are overpriced

Carbon is the air purifier best odor absorber.


Zeolite Pros & Cons

Pros

1 - Great for new car smells

2 - Great for kitchen odors

3 - Great for pet odors

4 - Great for chemical fumes and odors

5 - Can be re-used by putting it in the sun

Cons

1 - Hard to find in it's pure form

2 - Not available for most air purifiers


Electrostatic Pros & Cons

Pros

1 - Good for smoke

2 - Good for kitchen odors

3 - OK for pet odors

4 - Fair for chemical fumes and odors

5 - Washable

Cons

1 - Doesn't help with dust

2 - Won't do much for mold/mildew


UV light Pros & Cons

Pros

1 - Kills mold, germs, bacteria

Cons

1 - Will not kill many odors


Negative Ion Pros & Cons

Pros

1 - Inexpensive

2 - Kills mold and mildew

3 - Good for general odors (cooking, etc.)

4 - Safe (and in fact improves the health of lungs)

5 - Good for smoke

6 - Good for pet odors

Cons

1 - Not as effective as the first 3 technologies

2 - Relatively passive


Choosing The Right Odor Air Purifier

The video below, which includes a comparison chart, can point you to which air purifiers use the 6 odor technologies. You'll notice that some of these models use multiple technologies which make them more effective at removing odor.


Air Purifier Best Odor Killer - By Problem

Pet Odors- Carbon and/or Zeolite. Then electrostatic. A combination of carbon and electrostatic is ideal, with negative ion to kill odor and create healthier air for the pets.

Kitchen Odors - Carbon and/or Zeolite. Then electrostatic.

Smoke- Ozone (just not with you in the room). Then Carbon and/or Zeolite. Then electrostatic.

Chemicals- Carbon and/or Zeolite. You want to absorb the chemical fumes as much as possible.

Mold and Mildew - Ozone - without you being in the room. Treat the room with Ozone. Once the mold is gone then maintain with negative ions. UV light can also help, but not for big mold problems.


Conclusion & Suggestions

Here are my suggestions:

1) Find a unit that includes 3 or more of the 6 technologies we have talked about.

2) Because most air purifier manufacturers overcharge for carbon filter replacement filters look carefully at the air purifier comparison chart page or video to find a carbon based purifier for air purifier best odor removal.

3) Sometimes cat litter can be used if it is high in zeolite for problem conditions.

4) Using an ozone air purifier to "treat" a room (leave the room to do this, and air the room out for several hours afterward) is an effective way to eliminate odors of all kinds. Since Ozone purifiers can be expensive negative ions and carbon might be a more affordable (and safer) alternative.


Below are 2 models with Multiple Odor Technologies that I recommend...


9-stage Alive Air Odor Air Purifier...$297

1. Odor Technologies Included: (out of 6 technologies) 5 Odor, 9 total

2. Particle Removal (Allergens, Dust) 9

3. Immune System Threats (Germs, Virus, etc.) 8

4. Gas Removal (Odor, Chemicals, Smoke) 7

5. Longevity/Quality 10

6. Noise Levels 9

7. Ease of Use 9

8. Warranty 10

9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 10

10. Price Value 10

Rated Score: 91 = Excellent

ON SALE With Free Shipping Below For $297

Learn More At www.AliveAir.com

Airpodcleaner MT3C 6-stage Odor Air Purifier...$139

Learn more at www.Airpodcleaner.com

The Airpodcleaner MTC3 is a very reasonably priced air purifier that packs a punch. It includes:

1) On/Off Ozone for odor, smoke and mold, plus

2) HEPA for dust and pollen plus

3) Carbon for odor a

4) Prefilter for dust and hair,

5) UV for viruses and bacteria and

6) Negative Ion for odor and healthier breathing.

Rating the MTC3

1. Odor Technologies Included: (out of of 10 technologies) 5 of the 6 included

2. Particle Removal (Allergens, Dust) 9

3. Immune System Threats (Germs, Virus, etc.) 7

4. Gas Removal (Odor, Chemicals, Smoke) 7

5. Longevity/Quality 10

6. Noise Levels 9

7. Ease of Use 9

8. Warranty 8

9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 10

10. Price Value 10

Rated Score: 85 = Excellent

ON SALE With Free Shipping Below For $139

Learn More At www.AliveAir.com

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