I'd like to cleanse the air in my apartment of the neighbor's cigarette smoke and the exhaust particulate that comes in the windows. Already have home air purifier, looking for something more powerful.
Currently I use a Truman Cell air purifier
by Oreck in one room. It works OK in the room its in, but I'd like to deal with the air in the whole apartment.
I think I need something more intensive than a standard home air purifier. I have a suspended ceiling and can get approval for hardwired, in-wall or in-ceiling options.
Should I be looking for a commercial product? What's out there? I'd be thrilled if there was an option that was hidden, quiet, and removed any odor from the entire ~750 sq ft living area.
Also, I've been reading up on particle sizes. It seems that tobacco smoke is in the 0.3 micron range, whereas HEPA filters generally filter down to 3 micron particles. This tells me that a lot of what I'm trying to get rid of would pass right through a HEPA filter.
Do I need an industrial product? I'm willing to entertain very expensive options but would much prefer if an inexpensive option existed (note: "move" is considered a Very Expensive Option that I'm already aware of, but I'm looking for ways to make this work).
It looks like some furnace filters
capture particles down to 0.3 microns, so maybe I could use the furnace-filter-on-box-fan approach periodically. But that seems a limited option.