A total of 25 reviews of this product on Reddit.
I used this when i was living alone in my apartment. I never had any issues with lingering food smells.
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8DAYBA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_-JJDDb2Z31H8S
Honestly, go buy an air purifier. It’s really the best way. My AC gets most of the big things and my Purifier gets all the rest.
Get things that do theirs jobs well instead trying to get something do two things poorly.
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter,Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8DAYBA/
Here’s what I have.
The box fan is gonna be pretty shitty at generating the pressure delta you need to pull air through the filter, theres just way too much slippage around the vanes.
By the time you buy the correct fan and get the sealing figured out, you might as well have spent the $300.
Also, you can get a decent HEPA filter on amazon for about half that. I’ve got this one and I love it: https://www.amazon.com/Winix-5300-2-Purifier-PlasmaWave-Reducing/dp/B01D8DAYBA/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1524843388&sr=8-8&keywords=hepa+filter+winix
first off. You are neighbors. walk across the hallway knock on the door and ask them to smoke outside. if this doesn’t work then report them to the landlord and you can do this with a clear conscience. If you are desperate enough to be rid of the smell go on amazon and buy a carbon filter and place it by the door that the smell comes through.
I’ve had this one for nearly three years now and it’s been great. Bought to reduce seasonal pollen for my allergies but did well against smoke from wildfires too: WINIX 5300-2 Amazon link . It has a prefilter which I hose off outside about once every other month, a HEPA filter which I have a spare for but haven’t had to replace yet, and activated charcoal for keeping odors down (replace about every 6 months). Very quiet and auto senses level of contamination to adjust fan speed.
What do you make of this top review of that first one?
> First things first, do not buy into the whole plasma thing. There is nothing else in this unit except a hepa filter and a large scotchbrite pad they are calling a carbon filter. It is not a carbon filter.
> If you look through the front with filters off you see the fan squirrel cage, if you look down the back you see the other side of that cage. There is no uv light no nothing after the filter.
> Hepa filter will help clear dust. Small particles in the air. But that is it. Wont do anything with smells or bacteria or anything else that they claim it does. I tested the carbon filter in distilled water. And did a white rub off test. As i suspected nothing happened. A true carbon filter will break apart in water. A infused carbon will release small carbon particulate, and will leave black carbon on any surface when rubbed across it.
> The only way to reduce bacteria and pathogens in this manner is with ultraviolet.
> What this unit is claiming is wrong. If you want to just re-filter the air in your home you can find way cheaper ways. And if your home has central heat/ac you already have this type of filtration.
just bought this Winix and love it’s features filters can be bought 3rd party for cheap on Amazon….highly recommended. I did my research on these also. am very happy with this one….your Dad will be too auto mode turns regular mode into night mode automatically when light in room dims…
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier
So I can comment a lot on the breathing issues. I have severe asthma and restrictive lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis. I also have a small space. Obviously everyone is different any you will probably want to check with your pulmonologist, but my ferrets have had no impact on my breathing issues. I do take a few steps to reduce any chance of flare up by alternating and washing their bedding every other day, cleaning their litter twice daily, changing my bedding every few days and changing my clothes after handling their bedding/cleaning their cage. If you have any carpets, try to get rid of those because they will keep irritants that may cause a flare up. I also do a light sweep at the end of every day to get any loose hair (not sure how much is my ferrets and how much is my cat, but oh well!). I also have an air purifier in my bedroom as well as the main room. I just had to replace the one in my bedroom and purchased the one at the bottom of this comment (sorry I am on mobile and don’t know how to link on here!). It is a bit noisy but you get used to it after a day or two. This seems a lot at first but once you get into a routine it takes maybe 10-15 minutes of your days and I am of the belief that anything is worth is to keep my pets around. I do not have any allergies to animals but I still take a daily antihistamine as well, and while I was told to do so for other reasons, I don’t think it hurts with my animals. Definitely ask your pulmonologist about that as well. If you have any questions about your lung issues and keeping your ferrets that I didn’t address, feel free to message me!
If you do have to rehome your ferrets, please listen to the other commenter about the ferret rescues. I am not sure where you are but I know the local town shelters by me are not the most friendly for small animals.
Here is that air purifier
What comes to mind for me is:
-Seal off the cooking area. If you can, put up curtains to seal off the kitchen from the living area. It doesn’t have to be floor to ceiling, but the more coverage the better. Hanging up higher is better because smoke rises.
-An air filter/purifier. An effective one costs $100-$150, and filters cost $30-$60 a year (which you can stretch if you only use it during cooking). A frugal way to obtain one is through Craigslist/Facebook/Offerup. This one from Amazon is $141, and you can find it cheaper used.
If you have a window in the kitchen:
-Window fan blowing air out of the kitchen (if you have a window in the kitchen) and a fan blow air into the kitchen, so there is a flow keeping air out of the living areas.
I dont smoke in the house, so I dont know how it handles smoke, but I have really, really bad allergies in the late spring every year, like, pinkeye every year like clockwork bad, and I have one of these for my bedroom and it makes life so much better: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D8DAYBA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
edit: Also if you fart in the general vicinity of that one the light turns red and the fan speeds up to suck it all away. It’s quite comical.
Go for Winex. Great prices and equal/better than TruAir.
My TruAir units were quite loud and didn’t do that much for a 350 sq. ft. room. I also like the versatility of the Winex filters: I vacuum the outer filter, wash the inner, and then pay for the Hepa once a year.
If you’re willing to make an investment this is a great fan. I used it at a friends house and if you blow in the direction of it it will suck up the smoke and will be gone instantly.
Make sure the room is as sealed as you can get it (but not perfect, usually the cracks around the door is enough). Install a blower that will suck air from the room and force it outside. The idea is to make strong negative pressure so air from the rest of the house is being forced in and then exhausted out of the house and never have air from the smoking room seeping into the rest of the house. Glossy walls are easier for cleaning and you’ll want leather chairs or metal chairs, anything that isn’t cloth-like otherwise it’ll absorb the smell. No carpeting for the same reasons. An air filter will also help keep the smell inside the room down when you’re not smoking in it. HEPA filters with activated carbon like this running for a day or two after a smoking session should eliminate most of the odors.
When I have cigar-friends over we smoke in my dining room which is all hardwood with a window fan exhausting and I just vacuum afterwards and run an air filter for a couple days and the smell is always gone.
I recently got the Winix 5300 from Amazon and I really like it. I beleive they have a smart one as well.
In the room where I have my rack I have a Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01D8DAYBA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I have a couple other Air Purifiers around the house due to allergies. I also recently had a new furnace installed and now use MERV13 16x25x5 filters in my furnace so not much dust in the house anymore. (My furnace can handle them without issue.)
Personally I would not put filters on the vents as it will put even more strain on the blower motor. If you really need the filtration add an Air Purifier to the room. You could also use a simple box fan with the desired MERV level furnace filter attached to it.
We bought this one a few weeks ago:
Love it so far, but my room is 31sq.m. You’d probably need a bigger one for your huge room.
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I don’t know if it is ok to post links here, but I have this one, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D8DAYBA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
it is quiet and also this one which even has a night mode, but has to be cleaned often because it is so small https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q1S7GGJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Or this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C9M8K2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_B45748TQNTWYJ5JF2DPN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Depends on the size of your room. The whirlpool is good for small or medium sized rooms like a bedroom or master bedroom.
The winwix is good for a living room.
Theyre both good air purification systems with good ratings and affordable filter replacements.
If you want to research for yourself start with “aham” https://ahamverifide.org/directory-of-air-cleaners/
And look at CADR ratings and what each system can do.
Avoid systems that use plasma if it can’t be disabled.
Look to see how often filters need replacing and how much they are. It matters a lot. Cheaper units could require expensive filters and cost a lot more after a year even.
Those industrial ones can be quite loud even on “low” settings as they are designed for, well, industrial use.
We have had good luck with the Winix plasmawave air cleaners. For example: https://www.amazon.com/Winix-5300-2-Purifier-PlasmaWave-Reducing/dp/B01D8DAYBA/
The lower price means you can have them in multiple rooms. Ours has a remote, and it auto senses odor and air quality and adjusts the fan appropriately.
What about something like this Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter,Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8DAYBA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9Y7wFbGSQ9FSX
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Carbon Filter… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8DAYBA/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_i_.m5uFb3R4RD3D
Damn, I chose the wrong purifier! I got this one, it’s large and bulky and I have no practical place to put it.
Use a bong and one of these https://www.amazon.com/Winix-5300-2-Purifier-PlasmaWave-Reducing/dp/B01D8DAYBA