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To sleep, perchance not to swelter nor sneeze

I have no a/c in my bedroom but a lovely crossbreeze. Complication: dust. Do HEPA filters work when windows are open? [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on May 31, 2015 - 5 answers

Am I going to suffocate without opening my windows?

This is silly and at this point I feel like I should know better: I'm a little lost when it comes to using air purifiers and keeping windows open/closed. It makes sense that the less pollutants get inside the better, except I've never had to keep all the windows closed for long and I keep thinking that no fresh air will be terrible. How do normal people do this? [more inside]
posted by erratic meatsack on Mar 14, 2015 - 9 answers

HEPA filter to keep neighbors second hand smoke out?

My neighbor smokes at all hours of the day and night. We don't have an AC and have to have our windows open at night in the summers, with a fan pointed out one window, drawing his smoke in the other while we try to sleep. It bothers me and my wife a lot. Wakes us up coughing dry throat. He won't stop, we asked nicely. Are there any sort of filters we can use as a screen that will make any difference? I think it's cigars.
posted by brenton on Jul 29, 2014 - 15 answers

Want to take air purification to the next level in ~750 sq ft apartment.

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. [more inside]
posted by reeddavid on Mar 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Roomba? I hardly know 'a!

I have a cat. My girlfriend is allergic to cats (previously). I'd like to get a Roomba, since we've noticed that regular vacuuming with my HEPA-filter vacuum helps a lot. The theory here is "set robot to vacuum at 9am, come home at 7pm to cleaner apartment (with dust settled, since the roomba ran at 9am, not 7pm). [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Dec 1, 2013 - 9 answers

Vacuum shopping with a few requirements

Can anyone suggest a vacuum cleaner that has a washable HEPA filter, doesn't vent out the front, isn't heavy, is reasonably priced, and has a button to turn off the brush? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Mar 1, 2012 - 11 answers

Affordable, high-quality HEPA vacuums?

Recommendations for an affordable, high-quality HEPA vacuum cleaner? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Nov 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Cheap Shots in NYC?

Most cost-effective vaccinations in New York City? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Jun 7, 2010 - 3 answers

vaulted ceilings + air purifier?

i'm a smoker, my wife has pollen-based allergies. we live in an apartment with high vaulted ceilings. i want an air filter/purifier solution that will help us both. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Apr 28, 2010 - 3 answers

What to do about an office that smells like smoke, exhaust, and stale french fries?

How can I make the air in my office more breathable? HEPA filter, activated charcoal, or both? Brand/model recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lakeroon on Nov 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Help for cat-induced asthma?

The cat allergy question has been asked before, and I do have the standard itchy eyes, stuffed nose, sneezing, etc. However, I'd specifically like suggestions regarding cat-induced asthma. Mine is severe enough that, although I haven't done it for years, spending 24 hours in a house with cats has put me in the emergency room and on a nebulizer. One person in that previous thread mentioned that Claritin helped. Has anyone else had experience with something that helped not just their cat allergies but the cat-induced asthma as well?
posted by SampleSize on Aug 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Well, I suppose it could work...

Retrofitting a HEPA filter to my central-vac exhaust: experiences, comments? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Feb 11, 2009 - 1 answer

Clean air tech?

Can someone point me to reliable - maybe even scientific - information on the usefulness of HEPA air purifiers (IQAir, Honeywell,...)? [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Jan 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Where can I buy a good portable dehumidifer and a good air purifier in London?

Where can I buy a good portable dehumidifer and a good air purifier in London? (Hoping for both shop and, if you have any, specific model recommendations.) [more inside]
posted by Ira_ on Jan 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Is penny-wise pound-foolish with replacement filters?

With some products, the off-brand is as good as any other brand, sometimes even coming off the same production lines in the same factories. With other products, there is a quality difference between brands. How about for replacement HEPA filters for a Kenmore air cleaner? (And, as a bonus, should I believe the warning against washing and reusing the charcoal pre-filters?) [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Oct 30, 2008 - 4 answers

UK air purifier recommendation

Can anyone from the UK recommend an Air Purifier? [more inside]
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Nov 28, 2007 - 2 answers

Air purifiers, are they any good and how do I know which one to buy? Anyone know the "real" deal on these things?

Air purifiers, are they any good and how do I know which one to buy? Anyone know the "real" deal on these things? [more inside]
posted by Carialle on Nov 9, 2007 - 13 answers

This sucks

Why won't my Shark HEPA vacuum roller spin on it's own any more? [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Jul 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Time for a new HEPA vacuum filter?

How do I de-stink the HEPA filter for my brand-new bagless vacuum? [more inside]
posted by salsamander on Aug 6, 2005 - 1 answer

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