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What Is the Best Air Purifier for Smoke?

October 30, 2023

With Michiganders receiving regular air quality alerts, there’s been a lot of talk about using the best air purifier for smoke. Because of the Canadian wildfires, Southwest Michigan has been under statewide air quality advisories for over a month. And, most recently, it’s been found that Grand Rapids currently has worse air pollution than any major city in the world.

But, what can the average homeowner do to combat poor outdoor air quality? How can you prevent – or clean – the outside air before it enters your home and triggers allergies, asthma, and other breathing conditions? In today’s post, we’re going to look at a couple options that will help you ensure the quality of your home’s air.

Using thicker filters can improve indoor air quality

As a quick solution, thicker filters are a great substitute for a dedicated air purifier for smoke. As long as they fit your system, four- or five-inch filters form a tighter seal, last longer, and filter out more harmful particles than one-inch filters. Best of all, they’re only minimally more expensive, which means that you can improve your home’s air quality without breaking the bank.


When in doubt, of course, you can always check your filter’s MERV rating. MERV, which stands for ‘minimum efficiency reporting value,’ measures how efficiently a filter removes contaminants from the air. A higher MERV rating, in most cases, will translate into better air quality.

Add REME HALO to your heating and cooling system

If you want ultra-clean air in your home, installing a REME HALO system is your best option. As the best air purifier for smoke, the REME HALO releases small amounts of hydrogen peroxide into your ducts. This hydrogen peroxide is disseminated into your home’s rooms where it kills harmful particles.

For an extra level of protection, REME HALO uses a process called ‘bipolar ionization,’ which chemically attacks harmful microbes. By altering their chemical structure, they’re no longer able to have a negative impact on your home’s comfort or – more importantly – your family’s health.

Ready to install the best air purifier for smoke?

If you’re looking to improve your home’s air quality, the team at Fleetwood’s Heating & Cooling is here to help. Our highly knowledgeable and trained team of HVAC professionals can help you find an air purifier for smoke that will work for your home. Whether you need recommendations on the best filters to use for your HVAC system or you want to install a comprehensive, whole-house solution, you can be confident that we can assist.