Can an Air Purifier Remove the Lingering Smell of Cigarette Smoke?

To say that cigarette smoke is persistent would be an understatement. Even after a cigarette has been extinguished, the smell lingers in the air. If someone recently smoked in your home, it can create a lasting smell that seemingly won’t quit, no matter how many candles you burn or cans of air freshener you use.

Air purifiers trap and eliminate the allergens, mold, and particulates within your home that make people sick. If a lingering smoke smell is a persistent problem, installing an air purifier is your best bet to get rid of the smell.

How Bad Is Lingering Cigarette Smoke?

Secondhand smoke, the lingering smoke that stays in the air, is a combination of smoke from the burning end of the cigarette and exhalation from the person who smoked it. This lingering smoke can contain over 7,000 chemicals. 

Some ill effects of secondhand smoke include:

  • Members of your family becoming sick more often
  • Lung infections
  • Ear infections
  • Persistent coughing
  • Asthma attacks

In more serious cases, long-term exposure can lead to lung cancer and heart disease. For homes that deal with persistent lingering cigarette smoke, an air purifier installation is essential. 

How an Air Purifier Installation Eliminates Lingering Smoke Smells

Air purifiers work by drawing air into them, filtering it, and releasing it back into your home, cleaner than it was before. 

For homes where lingering smoke is a problem, air purifiers draw the smoke into the filter and destroy the toxic particulates cigarettes leave behind. 

It’s important to remember that your air purifier’s smoke-eradicating abilities are only as good as its filter. HEPA and activated carbon filters are some of the most effective when it comes to eliminating cigarette smoke. Be sure to talk to your HVAC technician about the types of allergens in your home, including cigarette smoke. That way, they can help you optimize your home’s indoor air quality and choose the proper filtration. 

Extra Benefits 

Eliminating lingering smoke is a perk in itself. Plus, while your air purifier is cleaning the air of secondhand smoke, it’s also getting rid of other airborne nuisances that can affect your family’s health. An air purification installation can also: 

Slow the Accumulation of Dust Build-Up In Your Home

Air purifiers grab dust out of the air before it has a chance to settle around your home. You’ll be getting rid of many contaminants that usually descend on your couches and tables or just hang in the air. 

Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

Your HVAC unit will last much longer without a cluster of airborne particles clogging it up all the time. 

Decrease Pet Mess

Pet dander is a big problem for some people. With an air purifier, pet dander within your home is significantly reduced. 

Professional Air Purifier Installation Northeast Ohio

With Hearn Plumbing Heating and Air in your corner, you don’t have to worry about secondhand smoke issues in your home. Our expert technicians work hard to find the best solutions for your indoor air quality so you can breathe easier. Call us today to get started!