Do Air Purifiers Remove Odors and Smells?

Air purifiers are known to be great at removing dust, pollen and other allergens from the air, but do air purifiers remove odors and smells? Yes, some air purifiers can actually help remove various smells, such as smoke and pet odors. It really depends on the type of air purifier you're using and the kind of smell you need to remove. While some air purifiers are highly effective at removing odors and smells, others aren't useful at all.

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Do air purifiers remove odors?

The first step is to determine the source of the odor. Are you dealing with pet odors, smoke, cleaners, paint fumes, cooking, garbage or some other smell? If you're dealing with a short-term issue, such as paint odors, simply opening the windows and airing out the space may remove most of the smell.

On the other hand, if you have a more permanent issue, such as smoke odor, simply opening a window or spraying air freshener won't be enough. The good news is that activated carbon filters in air purifiers can effectively remove these smells and odors. These air purifiers pull air in and send it through a carbon filter, which absorbs smoke odors before releasing the air back into your living space.

Do air purifiers help with smells?

Air purifiers can help eliminate smells. While an activated carbon filter is exceptionally effective at absorbing most odors, it doesn't remove all unpleasant smells that can continue to linger in your home.

Untreated activated carbon is not very effective in the removal of ammonia, formaldehyde and certain cooking odors.  If treated for these substances the carbon filter can do a good job.

The best type of air purifier for removing particles from the air is one with a real HEPA filter. These powerful filters can remove up to 99.97% of all airborne particles that are larger than 0.3 microns. As the HEPA filter eliminates these particles from the air, it however does not remove their unpleasant smells.

Do air purifiers get rid of smells?

The best way to get rid of unwanted smells and improve the overall air quality in your home or business is to purchase an air purifier that uses both an activated carbon filter and a HEPA filter. This dual-layer of protection absorbs odors and removes small airborne particles that carry smells.

At Oransi, our best air purifiers for getting rid of smells include treated activated carbon:

  • mod jr. HEPA Air Purifier: This type of air purifier is perfect for smaller spaces, such as bedrooms, living rooms and offices. It helps remove pet dander, smoke, dust, mold and bacteria from the air.
  • mod HEPA Air Purifier: This is our larger air purifier, which is ideal for whole houses, commercial spaces and health care facilities. It helps remove gas, smoke and minor odors.

If you're looking for an air purifier that not only removes airborne particles but also eliminates odors, it's important to choose a model with the right filtration system. For the greatest protection, shop for an air purifier that includes both an activated carbon filter and a HEPA filter. Shop online to order your air purifier today, or contact our office at 888-281-3948 for more information.