ATLA is switching gears a little as we attempt a new approach: multiple editors covering different aspects of LA's diverse and rather spread out design scene. We are so excited to have Gregory Han, an avid AT reader, commenter and all around stylish guy throwing some great posts into the mix. Welcome Gregory!
Spring has already sprung, and with much of Los Angeles flora busy getting its proverbial freak on, via pollen, and with the warmer weather bringing back the airborne soup we call smog, its little wonder the air purification market has taken off into a booming business. Living with two cats and a sensitive allergy sufferer (our goldfish Frank has yet to complain), a HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arresting) air purifier has helped noticeably improve our apartment's interior air quality.
Another different unit purchased for work has performed even better, not only reducing airborne particles and the related sneezing, but leaving the office smelling noticeably "cleaner". Another bonus is the air purifier has kept the floors a bit cleaner from dust and cat hair in our studio apartment, so what's there not to love?
Do you really need an air purifier? And if so, which one should you get? Here's an excellent online resource about the different technologies and recommendations for particular needs. I personally recommend the unit pictured above, the Honeywell HFD-130; it's quiet, effective, programmable, and aesthetically one of the better looking models.