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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Recommendations for an affordable, high-quality HEPA vacuum cleaner? [more inside]
Most cost-effective vaccinations in New York City? [more inside]
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]
How can I make the air in my office more breathable? HEPA filter, activated charcoal, or both? Brand/model recommendations? [more inside]
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?
Retrofitting a HEPA filter to my central-vac exhaust: experiences, comments? [more inside]
Can someone point me to reliable - maybe even scientific - information on the usefulness of HEPA air purifiers (IQAir, Honeywell,...)? [more inside]
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]
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]
Can anyone from the UK recommend an Air Purifier? [more inside]
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]
Why won't my Shark HEPA vacuum roller spin on it's own any more? [more inside]
How do I de-stink the HEPA filter for my brand-new bagless vacuum? [more inside]