Every year across the United States, wildfires create not only a hazard to wildlife but also to the lungs of every human in the surrounding areas. More than being painful to breathe in, wildfire smoke contains fine particles that, when inhaled, can lead to a plethora of long term health issues.
If you own a business in one of these areas where wildfires are frequent, the best thing that you can do to protect your health is to get an air purifier. In this article, you are going to find the best air purifier for your building that’ll keep those harmful smoke particulates out.
Air Purifiers and Smoke
Not all air purifiers are made with smoke protection in mind because they aren’t necessary for every household and/or business.
The best purifier for your needs will be equipped with a HEPA filter.
HEPA filters are made of an ultra-fine mesh that keeps most harmful particulates trapped, preventing them from entering your space and your lungs. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) reports that these filters can reduce these particulates by up to 85%.
However, these filters do not rid your building of the smell of smoke. While they keep you safe, you will need an additional filter for odor reduction. Carbon filters help prevent the acrid smell that often accompanies wildfires.
HEPA Air Purifiers: Important Information
Air purifiers equipped with HEPA filters cost anywhere between $100-$2000 on average, depending on your needs.
These air filters are more effective in spaces larger than 350 sq. ft. and they should be run 24 hours a day when the wildfires are at their worst to prevent harmful particulates from getting in.
Best Purifiers for Wildfire Smoke
For commercial and industrial use, HEPA air purifiers give you the best protection against wildfire smoke as well as other undesirable dust and pollen particles and even some types of mold spores.
The 4000 CFM HEPA air scrubber is a powerful purifier made for especially large enclosed spaces. It is effective in buildings up to 40,000 cubic feet. It is equipped with two HEPA air filters, making it 99.9% effective at filtering out air particles from smoke. This purifier is made to last for years, protecting the health of everyone inside through several smoke seasons.
A 2000 CFM HEPA air scrubber is better suited to smaller commercial spaces and is just as effective comparatively for a lower cost. It is equipped with two HEPA filters just as the 4000 CFM scrubber. It is durable, rust resistant, and easily portable.
Air Purifier Rentals from the Professionals
Buying a HEPA air purifier when you may only need one during smoke season is not in your best interest. In the off season, your purifier will take up necessary space and collect dust.
Save money and valuable space by renting an air purifier from Allied Rental Company. Our experts will work with you to assess your needs and equip you with the purifier best suited for your situation.