If you are a smoker, then you probably already know how cigarette smoke can get into your furniture, your carpeting and even the upholstery of your car. If you are tired of dealing with the residual smell and have never tried an advanced air conditioner (AC) furnace air filter, you may be missing out on a game-changer. In addition, air filters can help reduce wildfire smoke a swell. In fact, there are some HVAC furnace air filters that were designed specifically to trap odors like cigarette and wildfire smoke.
Benefits of an AC Furnace Air Filters for Smokers
Smoking indoors doesn’t have to inconvenience you or anyone else you live with. Modern air conditioner furnace air filters are very technologically advanced and can be a huge benefit to your household. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should use one if you are a smoker or have issues with wildfire smoke:
- Improves recycled air quality in your home
- They can eliminate offensive smoke odor
- Makes your indoor air generally healthier
- They can keep larger particles from reaching your furnace blower and causing unnecessary wear
What to Look For in an HVAC Air Filter
Electrostatic filters are very good at drawing particles to them. This is especially handy if you tend to keep your windows closed. This feature also helps even when your furnace isn’t running. It will help attract and trap smoke odor even in static air.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Do furnace filters remove smoke?
Home air filters with activated carbon will remove smoke particles that cause smoke odor.
What type of air filter is best for HVAC?
Filtrete has been a trusted name in home air filters for many years because they don’t cause your HVAC system to work too hard but are still effective at eliminating smoke odor and smoke residue.
How do I stop smoke coming through my vents?
The best way to prevent second-hand smoke from getting into your vents in the first place is by placing a fan in your window sill and facing it towards the source of the smoke. Failing that, an air filter like the ones listed above, is the best way to safeguard your home from harmful smoke residue and second-hand smoke.
Of course, the best way to eliminate smoke odor is to quit smoking altogether. But if that is not an option for you or you live in an area with wildfire smoke, then you should definitely try an activated carbon air conditioner HVAC Furnace air filter.
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Frank is the chief editor and director at Specialty Air, where he oversees testing, research, and editing for all air quality-related articles. Frank is an expert in the air quality space with extensive experience testing, researching, and reviewing air purifiers, air conditioners, air filters, air fresheners, fans, and more. He also has over 4 years of experience with issues surrounding mold remediation, radon mitigation, moisture management, air duct systems, HVAC, and insulation.