As someone who enjoys cigars, you might have spared a thought for the air quality around your home.
In fact, if you are married at all, you may have been forced to think about this issue.
Because now, as the weather turns colder, it is no longer possible to simply open the window and waft the smoke out of it.
And even if it was, our significant others might have some strong views about whether this was adequate for helping the air quality!
In order to maintain the atmosphere – and the peace – at home, it might be an idea to consider getting an air purifier.
But what should you think about before making a purchase?
WHAT SORT OF AIR PURIFIER DO I NEED?
There is more than one type of air purifier out there. There are some which specialize in making the air safe for sufferers of allergies, some that deal with chemical toxins.
If your partner or even yourself should also suffer from hay fever or an animal allergy, it is worth considering an air purifier with HEPA filters to remover the allergens such as pollen.
But, it is most likely an air purifier for cigar smoke that you will want to purchase. These also have the advantage of additionally removing other smoke particles, such as the smoke that comes from an open fireplace or cigarettes. The odor from smoke is especially tricky to remove, so you need to make sure the air cleaner you buy has at least two different filters inside. Firstly a HEPA filter, which can remove even the tiniest particles, but also a carbon filter which is especially adept at getting rid of bad odors.
There are a number of these machines to choose from and a brief perusal of any air purifier catalog or site should give you ample to decide between.
WHERE SHOULD I PUT MY AIR PURIFIER?
A lot here depends on which, or how many rooms you smoke in.
Most people confine themselves to only one room – be it the lounge or the living room. In that case, a portable air purifier should be more than adequate.
However, for people who may require it, you can also purchase systems for the entire home.
This may also be a better solution for complete elimination of odors all over the house. One of these systems actually fits into your domestic HVAC and helps to keep the air clean and pure all over.
HOW BIG SHOULD MY AIR PURIFIER BE?
When you go shopping for an air purifier, it will come with a recommended area that it can cover.
Measure the room or rooms that you wish to situate it in and then make your choice accordingly.
WHAT FEATURES SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR MY AIR PURIFIER?
There is a lot of choice out there when it comes to the features on an air purifier.
If you are looking for a portable system, then consider having the unit on casters. It will be far easier to move from A to B and then back again.
You can choose to have strong fans, with a multitude of settings, however, this may not be the best choice in the bedroom of a light sleeper!
Similarly, for someone who wants to be able to alter the settings easily, without having to get up and move constantly, a remote control may be something to consider getting.