Air Purifiers for Apartments and Condos

air purifiers for apartments and condos

Why You Need an Air Purifier for Your Apartment/Condo

With modern buildings being constructed airtight to be more energy-efficient, the quality of air in residential buildings has become a growing concern among Canadian apartment dwellers. And there is just cause, as building ventilation is often not increased sufficiently to offset this trend, permitting indoor pollutants to build up to dangerous levels over time.

Health hazards most often arise from the building itself. Aging, inadequate or poorly maintained heating and ventilation systems can adversely affect the air quality for residents by leaking carbon monoxide and other harmful combustion gases into their apartments. In addition, biological contaminants like mould and bacteria can breed in ducts, humidifiers and drain pans, and then spread to all apartments through vents and ductwork. There are numerous horror stories about this in the media, with one of the most troubling cases occurring in 2005, when the 2-year old daughter of a tenant died as a direct result of mould-related issues in the apartment building where she was living.

Other common sources of pollutants and contaminants in residential buildings include:

FACT: According to the World Health Organization, up to 30% of commercial and residential buildings worldwide have air quality issues

Legionnaire's disease, humidifier fever and hypersensitivity pneumonitis are just some of the specific building-related illnesses (BRI) that have been reported in North America. More generalized health symptoms (e.g., headaches, fatigue, eye, nose and throat irritation) that are clustered among building occupants with no apparent cause are aptly named Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).

Apartment and condominium residents are also at the mercy of their neighbours, being exposed to cigarette smoke, chemical fumes and unpleasant odours that are out of their control. In fact, indoor air studies have shown that, depending on the age and construction of a building, up to 65% of the air in a private apartment can come from elsewhere in the building. This can be more than just a nuisance. For example, second-hand smoke in apartment buildings is a very real health concern and an emerging public health issue in Canada. In Vancouver, 13 residents of an apartment building recently filed a human rights complaint about exposure to second-hand smoke from other tenants, which if upheld, could have serious repercussions for complexes where smokers and non-smokers are mixed.

Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers Recommends...

Austin Air HealthMate Plus air purifier for apartment

Austin Air HealthMate Plus Air Purifier
Low-Maintenance Wide-Spectrum Cleaning

The compact Austin Air HealthMate Plus air purifier is a great choice for a small apartment or condo. It offers excellent particle control for dust, mould spores, combustion particulates, etc., and contains 15 lbs. of activated carbon impregnated with potassium iodide to adsorb VOCs, chemical fumes and gases from building HVAC systems. This low-maintenance air purifier has a combined HEPA/carbon filter that only needs to be replaced once every 5 years.

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AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 Exec UV

AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 Plus UV Air Purifier
Superior Filtration plus Microbial Protection

Equipped with a germicidal ultraviolet (UV) lamp, the AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 Plus UV air purifier offers the ultimate defence against airborne biological contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, mould spores and other microbes that can lead to severe medical conditions. This versatile air purification system also offers superior filtration of chemicals, particles, gases and odours.

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AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 HDS air purifier for condo

AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 HDS Air Purifier
Enhanced Protection from Tobacco Smoke

While providing excellent protection from airborne particles such as pollen, dust, pet dander and mould spores, the AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 HDS is specifically engineered to filter out the harmful by-products of tobacco and wood smoke. This air purifier is also outstanding at removing other hazardous chemicals, toxic gases and lingering odours that may filter in from neighbouring apartments.

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