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Smoke Eater

Smoke Eater

A smoke eater is a device that can remove smoke from the air. The term however is really a “generic trademark” for any air purifier that can effectively eliminate smoke. Generic trademarks are common today; everyone calls facial tissues  “Kleenex”  and adhesive bandages “Band-Aid”. As we speak about smoke eaters throughout this page we are talking about machines that eliminate smoke. 

LakeAir Smoke Eaters

LakeAir manufactures more types of air purifier for smoke than any other American manufacturer. On this page, we will show you smoke and tobacco odor eliminators for your home and your business. We offer products that remove all types of smoke from Cigarettes to Industrial Processes. We have American made air purifiers that range in air cleaning capacity from 275 to 8000 cubic feet per minute of air cleaning power. If you want that smoke and odor to be gone, come to LakeAir to find the answer to your smoky situation. Most air purifier websites  are simply product resellers. Those websites are great at selling, at LakeAir we are great at removing smoke and its odor.

Home and Commercial Smoke & Odor Eliminator Products

The products in this filter may not include all models available. If you don’t find what you need call us at 800-558-9436 

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CM2-RC2 Compact Ceiling Smoke Eater

CM2-RC2-HEPA

$1,750.00
  • 500 CFM
  • True HEPA ~ 99.97% Efficient
  • 900 gram carbon / 2.5 inch filter
  • Quiet Unit  /up to 500 sq. ft.
  • 24 x 24 x 13
  • 490  CADR
  • Ceiling Mount

CM2-RC2-HEPA

  • 500 CFM
  • True HEPA ~ 99.97% Efficient
  • 900 gram carbon / 2.5 inch filter
  • Quiet Unit  /up to 500 sq. ft.
  • 24 x 24 x 13
  • 490  CADR
  • Ceiling Mount
CM2-RC2 Compact Ceiling Smoke Eater

CM2-RC2-HEPA-120

$1,750.00
  • 500 CFM
  • True HEPA 2.5 ~ 99.97% efficient
  • 1800 gram carbon / 4.5 inch filter
  • Smoke Odor Killer
  • 24 x 24 x 13
  • 490 CADR
  • Ceiling Mounted

CM2-RC2-HEPA-120

  • 500 CFM
  • True HEPA 2.5 ~ 99.97% efficient
  • 1800 gram carbon / 4.5 inch filter
  • Smoke Odor Killer
  • 24 x 24 x 13
  • 490 CADR
  • Ceiling Mounted
CM2-RC2 Compact Ceiling Smoke Eater

CM2-RC2-M15

$1,650.00
  • 650 CFM
  • MERV 15 Filtration ~ 95% Efficient
  • 900 gram carbon / 2.5 inch filter
  • Quiet Operation
  • 24 x 24 x 13
  • 625 CADR
  • Ceiling Mounted

CM2-RC2-M15

  • 650 CFM
  • MERV 15 Filtration ~ 95% Efficient
  • 900 gram carbon / 2.5 inch filter
  • Quiet Operation
  • 24 x 24 x 13
  • 625 CADR
  • Ceiling Mounted
CM2-RC2 Compact Ceiling Smoke Eater

CM2-RC2-S

$1,850.00
  • 800 CFM
  • Electrostatic Filter ~ 97% Efficient
  • 900 gram carbon / 2.5 inch filter
  • Washable Filter (fits in a standard dishwasher)
  • 24 x 24 x 13
  • 625 CADR
  • Celling Mounted

CM2-RC2-S

  • 800 CFM
  • Electrostatic Filter ~ 97% Efficient
  • 900 gram carbon / 2.5 inch filter
  • Washable Filter (fits in a standard dishwasher)
  • 24 x 24 x 13
  • 625 CADR
  • Celling Mounted
900 CFM Wall Mount HEPA Smoke Eater with superior odor controlLA2-RC1 750 CFM Commercial HEPA PurifierLakeAir HEPA 4.5 Filter 26 x 16 x 4.5

LA2-RC1-HOC

$1,750.00
  • 500 CFM
  • True HEPA Filter 99.97% to 0.3 Micron
  • 2750 gram / 4.5 Carbon Filter
  • Great Particle and Odor Removal
  • Size ~ 22″ x 21″ x 19″
  • Ceiling Mount

LA2-RC1-HOC

  • 500 CFM
  • True HEPA Filter 99.97% to 0.3 Micron
  • 2750 gram / 4.5 Carbon Filter
  • Great Particle and Odor Removal
  • Size ~ 22″ x 21″ x 19″
  • Ceiling Mount
$1,750.00
Smoke Eater with electrostatic primary filter and superior odor control carbon filter.

LA2-RC2-EOC

$2,600.00
  • 1500 CFM
  • Electrostatic (washable) 97% Efficient
  • 2750 Gram 4.5 Carbon Filter
  • High Volume and Extra Odor Control
  • Size 22″x 21″ x 19″
  • Ceiling & Wall Mount

LA2-RC2-EOC

  • 1500 CFM
  • Electrostatic (washable) 97% Efficient
  • 2750 Gram 4.5 Carbon Filter
  • High Volume and Extra Odor Control
  • Size 22″x 21″ x 19″
  • Ceiling & Wall Mount
900 CFM Wall Mount HEPA Smoke Eater with superior odor controlBox Style HEPA IconLA1400 Black Shop 600 x 450The LA Ultra Carbon FilterReplacement Maxum HEPA Air Filter 499084

LA2-RC2-HOC

$2,300.00
  • 900 CFM
  • True HEPA Filter 99.97% to 0.3 Micron
  • 2750 gram / 4.5 Carbon Filter
  • Great Particle and Odor Removal
  • Size ~ 22″ x 21″ x 19″
  • Ceiling Mount

LA2-RC2-HOC

  • 900 CFM
  • True HEPA Filter 99.97% to 0.3 Micron
  • 2750 gram / 4.5 Carbon Filter
  • Great Particle and Odor Removal
  • Size ~ 22″ x 21″ x 19″
  • Ceiling Mount
$2,300.00
LA2-RC2-Kitchen-Commercial Air Purifier

LA2-RC2-Kitchen

$2,600.00
  • 900 CFM
  • Grease / Electrostatic Filters
  • 2000 gram / 3.0 Carbon Filter
  • Best For Kitchens
  • Size ~ 22″ x 21″ x 19″
  • Ceiling Hung / Wall / Shelf

LA2-RC2-Kitchen

  • 900 CFM
  • Grease / Electrostatic Filters
  • 2000 gram / 3.0 Carbon Filter
  • Best For Kitchens
  • Size ~ 22″ x 21″ x 19″
  • Ceiling Hung / Wall / Shelf
LA2000 & LA2000 OC Radial Fan DesignLA2000 with CellsBox Style Electrostatic Icon

LA2000 Industrial Air Purifier

$2,600.00$2,650.00

 

The LA-2000 Industrial Air Purifier provides the best performance in air cleaning using a dual electrostatic cell configuration. It out performs the competitors with double filter surface. The LA-2000 is used industrial settings like welding, plasma, and metal fabrication. It’s also great in smoky bars. One thing to note is this unit has a small odor control filter.

LA2000 Industrial Air Purifier

 

The LA-2000 Industrial Air Purifier provides the best performance in air cleaning using a dual electrostatic cell configuration. It out performs the competitors with double filter surface. The LA-2000 is used industrial settings like welding, plasma, and metal fabrication. It’s also great in smoky bars. One thing to note is this unit has a small odor control filter.

$2,600.00$2,650.00
LA2000 & LA2000 OC Radial Fan DesignLA2000-OC Odor Control Commercial Air PurifierLA2000-OC Filter SystemLA2000-OC exploded view

LA2000-OC

$2,300.00
  • 1200 CFM
  • Electrostatic (washable) 97% Efficient
  • 2750 gram / 4.5 Carbon Filter
  • Great Particle and Odor Removal
  • Size ~ 22″ x 21″ x 19″
  • Ceiling Mount

LA2000-OC

  • 1200 CFM
  • Electrostatic (washable) 97% Efficient
  • 2750 gram / 4.5 Carbon Filter
  • Great Particle and Odor Removal
  • Size ~ 22″ x 21″ x 19″
  • Ceiling Mount
$2,300.00
400 CFM HEPA Smoke Eater

LAFC-RC1-HEPA

$1,795.00
  • 5000 CFM
  • True HEPA 99.97% to 0.3 Micron
  • 500 gram / 0.75 Carbon Filter
  • High Level Particle Removal
  • Size ~ 48″ x 24″ x 11″
  • Ceiling Mount

LAFC-RC1-HEPA

  • 5000 CFM
  • True HEPA 99.97% to 0.3 Micron
  • 500 gram / 0.75 Carbon Filter
  • High Level Particle Removal
  • Size ~ 48″ x 24″ x 11″
  • Ceiling Mount
$1,795.00
LAFC-RC2-M15 Air Purifier /Smoke Eater

LAFC-RC1-M15

$1,750.00
  • 650 CFM
  • MERV 15 Media 95% to 0.3 Micron
  • 500 gram / 0.75 Carbon Filter
  • Lower Cost Replacement Filter
  • Size ~ 48″ x 24″ x 11″
  • Ceiling Mount

LAFC-RC1-M15

  • 650 CFM
  • MERV 15 Media 95% to 0.3 Micron
  • 500 gram / 0.75 Carbon Filter
  • Lower Cost Replacement Filter
  • Size ~ 48″ x 24″ x 11″
  • Ceiling Mount
$1,750.00

Choosing A Smoke Removal Product

We offer so many different smoke air purifiers that a website visitor might have problems finding the best product for them. We believe that getting rid of smoke is NOT a one size fits all scenario. Yet most of our competitors offer 4 or fewer products. Smoke comes from many sources and we have solutions for all of them. As we move through this webpage, we will give you a little education and show you many  possible ways to deal with smoke and its odor. The main components in choosing the best smoke removal solution are: (you can click on any of the topics below and the page will scroll to that section.)

  1. Air Flow (how Much Smoke Eater do I need?)
  2. Air Purification Noise (Budgeting for a quieter smoke removal system)
  3. Smoke Removal Filter Types
  4. Odor Control
  5. Replacement Filter Costs
  6. Reducing Filter Replacement Costs
  7. Mounting Options
  8. Ventilation as an additional option
  9. Applying Calculator Results to Products
 
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How Much Air Purification Is Required?

To determine the volume of air purification required, we should establish some specifics about our needs. Here is a list of the major things we should know.

  • Size of space where we will be cleaning the air
  • Volume of that space in cubic feet
  • Type of smoke we will be removing
  • Commercial or Private  use
 

To determine the size of the space, enter the “length”, “width” and “ceiling height” (if there are multiple heights, enter the average) in SECTION #1 of the calculator.  This part of the calculator provides us the cubic feet value we need to enter into section #2.

In Section #2 we will declare what type of smoke we are filtering. We choose a smoke type because various kinds of smoke may require different levels of air purification. For instance, cooking smoke requires much less filtration than the smoke created by smoking a hookah pipe. Below we have listed 8 different smoke types and the approximate amount of filtration each needs for your reference. 

 

  • Cooking Smoke                          8-12 Air Changes per Hour
  • Industrial Processes Smoke   10-16 Air Changes per Hour
  • Cannabis Smoke                       14-18 Air Changes Per Hour
  • Cigar Smoke                              18-20 Air Changes per Hour
  • Wild Fire Smoke                8-12 Air Changes per hour
  • Cigarette Smoke               12-15 Air Changes per Hour
  • Vape Smoke                       15-18 Air Changes per Hour
  • Hookah Smoke                  20-24 Air Changes per Hour

Enter the smoke type you are going to be removing.  OR  Enter the number of air changes per hour. (note: The calculator will use any manually entered value instead of a radio button selection.)  Also, select whether your use is private or commercial. (In general commercial use requires 30% more filtration.)

As we work towards making the decision on what air purifier for smoke is best for our needs, and deciding if we need more than one unit, lets take a little time  to consider how much air purifier noise we may be dealing with.  Removing smoke effectively requires a high number of Air changes per hour and a high air flow rate.  The more airflow we produce, the more background noise we create. Unless you don’t mind a very noisy smoking environment you may want to consider adding extra total airflow in order to achieve a high level of cleaning at lower fan speed and there-by lowering operating background noise. 

We consulted with our blower manufacturer, Ziehl-Abegg to produce a set of guide lines to increase overall air flow volume that will lower noise levels while achieving an equal level air purification. 

  • 25% lower blower noise levels require 46% more air flow volume.
  • 50% lower blower noise levels require 75% more air flow volume
  • 75% lower blower noise levels require 150% more air flow volume.
 
Using Manufacturer’s testing data we look at Section #3

Budgeting a higher air flow should only be done if your Project Dollar budget can afford it. Most times you only need to run your system at high speed when you have extra smokers. If the area has extra smokers,  the background air purification noise may not as noticeable. Increasing system design airflow is only a consideration. It may not be essential for your needs. We have customers where a quiet area is very important. Other customers are not concerned about the noise level of the smoke removing devices. Base your decision on which is more important to you cost saving when purchasing equipment or quieter operation.

We have determined our air purification needs as a value of CFM. Now lets look at what filtration type will be the best to remove smoke from our environment.

Noise

Budget More Air Purification for Less Noise

Before we rush off and buy the cigar smoke remover let’s consider one other aspect of cigar air purification. 

Cigar smoke removal requires a high air flow rate (CFM), and high CFM often means loud fans. Unless you don’t mind a noisy environment,  you’ll want to budget for more CFM than the standard calculations recommend. This allows you to run the system at a lower speed, achieving the same smoke removal without the earache.

Here’s the how: We’ve worked with Ziehl Abegg, a leading blower manufacturer, to understand the relationship between fan power, air flow, and noise. Based on their data, we’ve compiled a simple guide to help you choose the right system for your needs:

  • 46% more CFM: Enjoy the same level of smoke removal with 25% less noise!
  • 75% more CFM: Breathe easy with 50% less noise while maintaining clean air.
  • 150% more CFM: Crank up the airflow and silence the roar by 75%!
 

Remember, investing in a system with higher CFM capacity allows you to operate it at a quieter level, providing a cleaner and more enjoyable environment for everyone.

 

 

If you need help choosing the right product do not hesitate to call us at 800-558-9436. 

Smoke Eater Filters

LakeAir offers 3 different type of filters to remove smoke from the air in your home, shop or facility.

  • HEPA
  • Electrostatic
  • MEVR 15
  •  

 In this section we will look at each of these filter types. We will discuss the technology of each filter and point out the positive and negative traits. A little further down the page we will go over the amount you should expect to spend on filter replacement. If you have any unanswered questions about the best filters to remove smoke and odor, you can give us a call at 800-558-9436

HEPA Smoke Filtration

Advantages and Disadvantages of HEPA filters

Advantages

  • They don’t have to be washed, they change out quickly

  • They capture 99.97% of all indoor pollutants

  • These filters produce no ozone

Disadvantages

  • The replacement cost $175- $250 for one or more times a year

  • Discarded HEPA filters add toxic waste to landfills

  • The filter units typically have lower CFM Capacity

HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are highly effective in removing smoke particles and other airborne contaminants. It is designed with multiple layers of synthetic and natural fibers woven together to form layers of particle trapping media. The filter design enables them to capture particles that are as small as 0.3 micrometers with a high efficiency. Smoke particles can vary in size, but the majority fall within the range that HEPA filters are highly effective at capturing. In a study performed on the international space station NASA established that HEPA filters are even better at capturing smaller particles.

HEPA Filter Repurposing
How a filter traps dirt in a home air purifiier

Mechanical Process of Filtration

HEPA filters use 3 types mechanical filtration to remove air particles from the air stream. The first method is impaction. When smoke tries to go through the tight weave of a filter it is trapped. The second method is interception: When a smoke particle gets close enough to a filter fiber it is caught and trapped. The third mechanical method is diffusion. In  the HEPA filter, diffusion causes the smaller particle to move out of the main air stream. The small particle matter moves slower and is more easily trapped by methods 1 and 2.

Air Flow Resistance

The dense nature of HEPA filters create a good bit of resistance. To overcome this resistance an air purifier should employ specially engineered blowers. LakeAir uses reverse curve blowers to achieve the suction needed to allow the mechanical filtration process to be completed quickly. No matter whose air purification system you end up buying, be certain the blowers are strong enough to move the dirty air through the HEPA filter. 

Air flow resistance is measured in a measurement of WG. WG is the abbreviated form of the term “water gauge”. The amount of resistance is measured by the height that the back pressure will pull a column of water up a tube.  LakeAir HEPA filters create 1.0 WG. That means the back pressure is equal to the force required to pull a column of water up 1 inch inside a tube.   

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Reversed curve blowers have the power to move air through HEPA filters

Maintenance Requirements

Regular maintenance and timely replacement of HEPA filters are crucial for optimal performance. Over time, filters can become clogged with captured particles, reducing their effectiveness. For most home uses we recommend that a HEPA be replaced once a year. Unless there is repeated heavy smoking a 1 year interval is sufficient. In the case of multiple smokers or continuous smoking the filter replacement interval should be shortened to 6 to 8 months. Most cigar shops and lounges replace their HEPA filters every 6 months. Many of the casinos we provide HEPA filters for replace these filters  every 3 months.

Potawatomi Casino Logo
LakeAir provides Air Purification for Potawatomi Casino

Electrostatic Smoke Removal

Advantages and Disadvantages of Electrostatic Smoke Filtration

Advantages

  • Electrostatic filters are washable saving you money

  • Electrostatic filters are open and allow more airflow

  • Electrostatic filters reduce landfill use

Disadvantages

  • Electrostatic filters produce 0.2 parts per million ozone

  • Electrostatic filters need regular cleaning to be effective

  • Electrostatic filters sometimes make a popping noise

Electrostatic Filter cell for a LakeAir MAX-700 Air purifier

Permanent Effective Smoke Filtration

A LakeAir electrostatic filter cell is made up of high quality parts and components. The filter is referred to as a permanent filter because it normally lasts the entire life of the air purifier. We have many customers with smoke air purifier systems that have been in service for 35 or more years. These rugged filters should be handled with care, but even if some damage is done it can be easily repaired and the filter can be returned to normal service. It is extremely rare for a electrostatic filter cell to have to be replaced. The main components of the cell are made from high grade aluminum, stainless, galvanized, and tungsten steel. 

Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) filters have been around for over 100 years. This type of air purification technology uses electrostatic forces to remove particles from the air. It is most widely used to remove smoke from the air and is commonly used in power plants and heavy machining.  Here is how an electrostatic filter cell works: The ESP receives an electric charge from a power supply. The amount of electrical current varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.  The range of this current is between 5000 to 20,000 volts. LakeAir smoke removal air purifiers use between 5000 and 8000 volts. We use a lower range of voltage to help minimize production of any ozone.

 

How the Electrostatic filter removes Smoke

Dirty air is drawn into the filter cell by the smoke air purifiers fan or blower. The air enters the first section of the electrostatic filter cell which is called the “ionizing section”. A high voltage current from the power supply is sent down ultra thin tungsten wires. These wire are only 0.005 inches around. There is no way such a thin wire can hold that much voltage,  so, the voltage radiates from the wire and creates and electric field called a corona.  The dirty air is pulled through this field of highly energized atoms. The field charges all but the very smallest molecules that pass through it. The smallest molecules like hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen are too small to have an extra charges atom attached to them and they fly through the corona field unaffected. Larger molecules like those of smoke and dust easily pick up extra charged atoms. 

These excited particles continue through the filter and enter into the “collection plate section”. Because the particle have all picked up a charge from the corona field, they are now attracted by a strong electromagnetic pull to the collection plates. The charged particle fly into the collection section and eventually crash into the plates where they are stuck until they are washed away. It is important to note that as more and more smoke and dirt particles are collected on the filter plates, the plates ability to attract more particles is reduced. For this reason it is important that the filter plates be washed regularly to renew the efficiency of the electrostatic filter. We recommend washing the filter cell every 4-12 weeks.

Washable Filter Save Main Filter Replacement Cost

The best thing about an electrostatic filter cell is its ability to be washed. Washing your filter can save you hundreds of dollars every month. Electrostatic filters quickly accumulate a coating of impurities that have been removed from the air. As this coating of impurities build on the collection plates, their ability to attract pollutants lessens. Depending on how dirty the air is, the efficiency loss can be as much a 4% loss per week. For this reason frequent cleaning are required.

 LakeAir electrostatic filters can be placed in commercial or home dishwasher. Run the dishwasher on a heavy duty was cycle. It is OK to wash both electrostatic and pre-filter together. Do not wash filter cells with other dishes. If the dish washer has dry cycle it is a good idea to use it. Soaking the filter in a tub of hot water and degreaser for 15 – 30 minutes and then rinsing and drying is a suitable alternative to the dishwasher method.

 

A filthy washable air filter
This filter cell has not been washed in well over 1 year

MERV 15 Smoke Filters

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • MERV 15 filters allow a significant amount of fine smoke to pass through them

  • MERV 15 Filters may have up to a 25% shorter life span as compared to HEPA filters

  • MERV 15 filters can not be recycled and add to landfill use.

MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) 15 filters are high-efficiency air filters designed to capture very small particles, including those associated with smoke. The finer smoke particles may slip through the filter media. If your goal is to provide Very clean air the MERV 15 might not be the best smoke filtration option.

The primary reason people select MERV 15 media as a purifier for smoke is to save money on the cost of replacement filters. MERV 15 filters are about 40% cheaper than HEPA filters and have a similar life span. In heavy cigar smoking environments you would need to replace a MERV 15 filter more often than the HEPA filter.

Another reason people choose MERV 15 over HEPA filters is greater air flow. the MERV 15 filter will allow around 20% more air to pass through it. This isn’t normally a good enough reason to choose MERV 15 filters, but for some customers these advantages add up to enough of a reason to choose MERV 15 Cigar smoke filtration.

High Capacity MERV 15 Air Filter

Smoke Odor Elimination

Removing smoke odor from the air is second most important function of a smoke eater. Occasionally customers will tell us the removal of the odor is even more important to them than the smoke itself. Smoke particles are removed fairly quickly from the air. with proper filtration media smoke is entirely removed in one or two passes through the filter. Odor on the other hand can require several passes through the carbon filter. Odor is removed by adsorbing the odors into activated carbon media. LakeAir includes a carbon filter in every units they make. In this section we will talk about  how carbon removes odors and we will show you how to choose the best product for you in regards to its carbon filter. 

 

How odor is removed in a carbon filter

After smoke particle are removed, odor in gaseous form remains and travels into the carbon filter. In the carbon filter the odor molecules come into direct contact with the carbon crystals and are adsorbed. Adsorption occurs as odor molecules and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are physically attracted to the surface of activated carbon. Electrostatic interactions within the carbon enhance the adsorption process. It is this relationship between odor molecules and activated carbon that causes effective removal of odor molecules from the air.

Total adsorption does not happen all at once. It takes a certain amount of time for the odor molecule to be sucked into the carbon crystal structure. This amount of time is known as residence time. The longer odors are in direct contact with the activated carbon the more of the odor is removed form the air. 

For the best odor removal in a single pass a longer filter bed is preferred. LakeAir smoke odor eliminators have a carbon filter bed length from 0.75 to 4.5 inches. The bed length dictates how much odor is removed in 1 pass the weight of the carbon  determines the total amount of odor that can be absorbed. Carbon crystals can hold a finite amount of odor. Once that limit has been reached, no more tobacco odor will be removed. It is time for a new carbon filter the old carbon filter should be discarded. Regular filter maintenance is very important. This is one reason we encourage LakeAir customers to take advantage of our filter subscription program. Our plans offer reduced pricing allowing you to save money and you can easily set your own regular filter maintenance schedule. 

Illustration of how carbon crystal traps odor molecules

The amount of carbon (in bold print above) is listed in grams. We use this weight measure because it is more exact. This is also the measurement we use in manufacturing. The MAX Guard carbon filter contain 1000 grams of activated carbon. the corresponding weight in imperial units is  just over 2 pounds or 35 ounces.

Next we list the length of the filter bed. The filter bed directly corresponds to the amount of odor that can be adsorbed in a single pass. A carbon filter with a bed length of 1.5 inches will remove odor twice as fast as a carbon filter with a filter bed length of 0.75 inches. So, the MAX Guard unit will remove twice as much odor in a  It is reported that on average activated carbon can adsorb roughly 50 to 33% of its weight in odor.

Carbon Filter Labeling

Many smoke eater manufacturers try to remain vague in product descriptions. They are more concerned about a sale than helping a customer make an informed product choice. We do our best to inform you the customer  what the differences in products are we do not hide our specification. This next section is an example of how to compare the standard carbon filters in 2 similar LakeAir smoke eliminator  products.

MAX Guard HEPA Labeling

  • 900 CFM
  • HEPA Filtration 
  • 1000 gram carbon / 1.5 inch filter bed
  • 26 x 22 x 14

MAX Guard HEPA-120 Labeling

  • 900 CFM
  • HEPA Filtration 
  • 2000 gram carbon / 3.0 inch filter bed
  • 26 x 22 x 14

The amount of carbon (in bold print above) is listed in grams. We use this weight measure because it is more exact. This is also the measurement we use in manufacturing carbon filters. The MAX Guard HEPA carbon filter contains 1000 grams of activated carbon. the corresponding weight in imperial units is  just over 2 pounds or 35 ounces. The standard carbon filter that comes with the MAX Guard -120  contains 2000 grams of activated carbon. Th difference tells us the MAX Guard HEPA-120 smoke air purifier can remove two times the total amount of odor in comparison to the MAX Guard HEPA.

Next we list the length of the filter bed. The filter bed directly corresponds to the amount of odor that can be adsorbed in a single pass. The carbon filter in the MAX Guard HEPA has a filter bed length of 1.5 inches . The MAX Guard HEPA 120’s filter bed of 3.0 inches and will remove odors twice as fast.  with this labeling you can better judge what is the best smoke removal system for you.

Fast Acting Carbon Filters verse Longer lasting Carbon Filters

Fast Acting Carbon Filtration

LakeAir manufactures fast acting carbon filters. In our filter design we use smaller amount of carbon that are placed directly into the air stream. VOCs pulled through a 3 dimensional field of activated carbon.  This greatly increases the smoke odor removal rate. However on the downside the carbon volume is saturated more quickly and there is a shorter replacement cycle. 

If you would like to have longer filter life with a more gradual odor removal, you will be excited to know that in the near future LakeAir will be introducing a new filter style that will incorporate up to 3 times more carbon in the same size filter. The model based assessments point to significant positive results. These  projections show a reasonable possibility of a reduction in the amount of odor removed in a single pass. Look for these new carbon filters in the 2nd quarter of 2024.

 

Illustration of how carbon crystal traps odor molecules
Fast acting Cabon Filter pull air through the carbon bed

Longer lasting Carbon Filter

Some air purifier manufacturers employ a deep filter bed design of odor mitigation. The air stream is passed over beds of activated carbon. These filter beds can have large capacities. The VOCs come into contact on one face of the bed, this provides a much smaller surface for adsorption. The VOCs are drawn down into the filter bed through diffusion. Eventually all the filter adsorbing media will be filled. 

In an environment where odor control is of a moderate concern this can be a good option. In a room where a great deal of odor is being generated (like a cigar room) this may not provide enough immediate odor mitigation.  Just because a product boasts a 17 pound carbon filter does not mean it will necessarily remove smoke and other odors better than a product with a smaller carbon filter capacity.

The image below illustrates that odor molecules cling to the top of the filter bed. Odor is slowly drawn away deep into the filter bed by the property of diffusion. This provides a slower  but longer lasting odor removal process

Illustration of a Long lasting filter bed
Long lasting Carbon Filter pull air over the carbon bed

Comparing the Cost of Smoke Eaters and Filter Maintenance

Comparing the cost of  air purifiers for smoke is a bit on an inexact science. For some customers the initial cost is paramount. For others the cost of maintenance is first on their mind.  In reality a customer should first weigh the ability of the product to do the job well. below we will present the data in 2 ways. In the left column we will sort all the units of the same model that are featured on this page by Unit costs. In the right hand column we will sort the units of the same model that are featured on this page by the cost of estimated filter maintenance.

It should be noted that these numbers do not take into account extra heavy use like you would find in a very busy cigar lounge or extra odorous usage like what might be found in a cannabis consumption lounge. The comparison does not take into account the cost of your labor to wash an electrostatic filter cell. 

Because a pre-filter is usable for several years and some units do not require a pre-filter, the cost of occasional pre-filter replacement is not added to the data. The cost of replacement filters can be reduced by a couple of methods. These reductions are not covered in this data but will present in the next section.

Product Rank by Unit Cost lowest to highest

Model Unit Cost Main Filter Carbon filters Annual Cost
Maxum Electrostatic $650.00 washable 4 x 25 $100.00
Maxum HEPA $795.00 $180.00 4 x 49 $376.00
Maxum HEPA-120 $795.00 $160.00 3 x 89 $425.00
MAX-700 $995.00 washable 4 x 49 $198.00
CM2-RC2-M15 $1,550.00 $135.00 3 x 89 $402.00
CM2-RC2-HEPA $1,650.00 $180.00 3 x 89 $447.00
CM2-RC2-HEPA 120 $1,650.00 $160.00 2 x 150 $460.00
CM2-RC2-S $1,795.00 washable 3 x 89 $267.00
LAFC / Wall Mount / MAX  Guard M15 $2,150.00 $150.00 3 x 85 $405.00
LAFC / Wall Mount / MAX  Guard  HEPA $2,295.00 $225.00 3 x 85 $480.00
LAFC / Wall  Mount / MAX Guard  HEPA-120 $2,295.00 $180.00 3 x 185 $735.00
LA2-RC2 HEPA $2,295.00 $225.00 2 x 200 $625.00
LAFC / Wall Mount /MAX GUARD Electrostatic $2,495.00 washable 3 x 85 $255.00
LA2-RC2 Electrostatic $2,495.00 washable 3 x 85 $400.00

Product rank by filter replacement cost lowest to highest

Model Unit Cost Main Filter Carbon filters Annual Cost
Maxum Electrostatic $650.00 washable 4 x 25 $100.00
MAX-700 $995.00 washable 4 x 49 $198.00
LAFC / Wall Mount / MAX Guard Electrostatic $2,495.00 washable 3 x 85 $255.00
CM2-RC2-S $1,795.00 washable 3 x 89 $267.00
Maxum HEPA $795.00 $180.00 4 x 49 $376.00
LA2-RC2 Electrostatic $2,495.00 washable 3 x 85 $400.00
CM2-RC2-M15 $1,550.00 $135.00 3 x 89 $402.00
LAFC / Wall Mount / MAX Guard M15 $2,150.00 $150.00 3 x 85 $405.00
Maxum HEPA-120 $795.00 $160.00 3 x 89 $425.00
CM2-RC2-HEPA $1,650.00 $180.00 3 x 89 $447.00
CM2-RC2-HEPA 120 $1,650.00 $160.00 2 x 150 $460.00
LAFC / Wall Mount / MAX GUARD HEPA $2,295.00 $225.00 3 x 85 $480.00
LA2-RC2 HEPA $2,295.00 $225.00 2 x 200 $625.00
MAX GUARD HEPA-120 $2,295.00 $180.00 3 x 185 $735.00

Ways to reduce Filter Replacement Costs

Filter Subscriptions:

Not all subscription products are the same. Our filter subscription program is used by over 90% of customers who are aware of it. There are a few advantages to choosing a filter subscription. (1) your average savings could be as much as 15%, possibily more. (2) filter subscriptions are always shipped for free. Combing the savings on the product and free shipping is a win/win.  (3) you won’t have to remember to change your filters, a new filter will show up when it’s time to replace the old one. (4) in many cases buying a filter subscription will give your cigar air purifier an extended warranty. You can read more about this exciting development on the filter subscription page. because we offer so many different subscription options the best way to get in on this money savings is to give us a call at 262-632-1229.  No wonder 90% of new customers are opting for filter subscriptions. Your LakeAir Product is going to last a very long long time. Save money and keep it running efficiently.

4-Packs:

A  simple way to save money on filters is to buy  bundle packs. We will sell you 4 carbon filters of any type at a discount and throw in free shipping. If you don’t see the carbon filter you want to purchase as available in a 4 pack, just give us a call at 800-558-9436 and we will give you a special price and take your order over the phone. Don’t be worried about storing carbon filters for long periods of time; as long as it is sealed in an air tight container it will never go bad.

Smoke Eater Mounting Options

LakeAir manufactures Air Purifiers for Smoke for just about any job in any place. Other manufacturers may offer 1 or 2 mounting options we offer units that can be mounted 9 different ways to suit the needs of your project.

  • Flush in the Ceiling
  • Flush to the Ceiling
  • Ceiling Hung
  • Flush in the Wall
  • Wall Mount with Brackets
  • Table / Counter Top
  • Floor (portable on casters)
  • Ducted in line
  • Ducted by-pass

Flush IN the Ceiling:

The traditional mounting type for smoke eaters is flush within a drop celling. This designs allows the smoke air purifier to sit in a ceiling grid. The unit should be supported independently. The drop ceiling is not meant to support any weight beyond that of its ceiling tiles. 

Quite often LAFC-RC2  is mounted flush in a drywall ceiling. This unit is well suited for flush in the ceiling mounting. The easy to repair design allows for repairs to be made without needing to remove the unit from its mounting place.

Another benefit to in ceiling mounting is a reduction in unit noise. Customers have told us they have been able to reduce unit noise by as much as 25%. 

The LAFC blends into the room with drop ceiling mounting

Flush TO the Ceiling:

Flush to Ceiling mounting is achieved with specially designed brackets that attach directly to the smoke removal unit. The unit can then be mounted to the ceiling rafters. This bracket is set at a standard commercial rafter spacing of 24 inch on center. This Bracket allow the LAFC to be mounted on a ceiling and only extend down 12″

Image of LAFC with Flush to Ceiling bracket
Flush to ceiling mounting is a snap with the proper brackets

Ceiling Hung:

Ceiling Hung is another very popular mounting option. LakeAir has 2 model lines that work well  for this type of mounting. Both the LAFC and the LA2 air purifiers for smoke are fitted with 14-20 nut inserts on the top of the units. The units are shipped with eyebolts that screw into the nut inserts to allow ceiling hung mounting.
 
Traditionally chain or cable is run from a ceiling support to the eyebolts. The addition of turn-buckles allow for easy adjustment to level the unit. With a maximum weight of 120 pounds each support is only required to handle a maximum of 30 pounds. We suggest that all supporting hardware be rated for at least 100 pounds.

 

LA2 Smoke Air Purifier keep the air clean at Nice Ash Cigar in Sandusky Ohio

Flush in the Wall:

Ceiling Hung is another very popular mounting option. LakeAir has 2 model lines that work well  for this type of mounting. Both the LAFC and the LA2 model lines are fitted with 14-20 nut inserts on the top of the units. The units are shipped with eyebolts that screw into the nut inserts to allow ceiling hung mounting.
 
Traditionally chain or cable is run from a ceiling support to the eyebolts. The addition of turn-buckles allow for easy adjustment to level the unit. With a maximum weight of 120 pounds each support is only required to handle a maximum of 30 pounds. We suggest that all supporting hardware be rated for at least 100 pounds.
Image of a wall mount Air Purification system mounted in a room
The WM-RC2 mounts flush in the wall

Wall Mount on Bracket:

 

Occasionally the best place to mount a smoke eliminator is right on the wall. This seems to be more of the case in commercial work setting more than a smoking establishment. The wall mount bracket is made from extra heavy gauge steel to all the unit to hand from the bracket arms. The air purifier for smoke is placed so the flow of air moves along the wall. The filter access panel must face away from the wall to to allow for filter maintenance. 

Heavy Duty Wall Mounting Bracket
LA2 Smoke Eaters keep the air clean at Nice Ash Cigar in Sandusky Ohio

Table Top Placement:

 

LakeAir’s first smoke eliminator product was the Maxum. It started with another name but it is very close to the same design. For the best effect you should always put your smoke removal equipment as close to the source of the smoke as possible. Placing your table top unit next to the ashtray is an awesome way to get rid of smoke and it odor quickly. Models Maxum, Maxum HEPA and MAX 700 are all table top smoke air purifiers.

Maxum Smoke Eater pictured with brandy and cigars
The Maxum Electrostatic was first designed in 1967

Portable Floor air purifier for smoke :

 

The MAX Guard is a large portable air purifier for smoke. It can deliver up to 1500 CFM of smoke removal power in a portable platform. This is a heady duty model built on 4 casters. The MAX Guard can be rolled from room to room. Remember placing  your air purifier as close to the source of the smoke will give you the greatest success.

 

MAX-Guard Portable Floor Model

Ducted in-line smoke removal :

 

The LAAS line of ducted smoke removal air purifiers offer numerous filter options. Whether you want to focus on HEPA or electrostatic smoke removal the LAAS offers in line solutions. These units contain their own blower sections so there is never any adverse effects from additional back pressure. 

Installing the unit without filters allows them to act as booster to maintain air flow in long duct legs where air flow loss due to friction is an issue.

LakeAir Air Scrubber - Negative Air Machine
An Air scrubber pulls air from one place and then places it where it is needed.

Ducted “by-pass” smoke purification :

 

Most times a HVAC system is not built to add HEPA filtration to it. By using the LAAS  as a by pass system, dirty air can be pulled out of the supply duct, purified and then re introduced further down the length of the duct. The amount air taken out of the supply duct is equal to the amount put back in. This keeps the entire system in balance. A by-pass system does not add strain to your HVAC systems blower while providing a good volume of clean air for your home or business. 

LAAS-1600 Air Scrubber
The Maxum Electrostatic was first designed in 1967

Ventilation Can Reduce Equipment Costs

Removing Unfiltered Air

LakeAir offers 2 different power vents to help remove smoky air from your smoking area. For an in depth look at cigar room ventilation visit our commercial ventilation page.

Adding ventilation equipment to your smoking area is  a way to achieve very clean air without all the cost of air purification. Ventilation equipment removes unfiltered air from your smoking area. In most cases this air is exhausted outside the building. 

You should check on local ordinances that may prohibit this activity. In most cases this is not an issue. 

LakeAir Power Vent

Lake Air Power Vent in a 2 x 2 ceiling Grid
LakeAir Power Vent fits into a drop ceiling grid
Illustration of Air Flow Loss due to Friction

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Air Purification vs Ventilation

There is a cost trade off when adding ventilation to your smoking area. The primary cost incurred is the cost of HVAC energy wasted by expelling heated or cooled air outside. To determine the the cost differential several factors must be considered.  You will need to gather

  1. Energy Consumption Data: This information is often provided on your utility bill It may also be available within the HVAC systems documentation.  Noe: Energy consumption is typically measured in kilowatt-hours.
  2. Utility Rate: Determine the cost of the unit of electricity/ This information is found on your utility bill.
  3. Calculate Energy Cost:

    Monthly Energy Cost = Energy Consumption (kWh) × Cost per kWhnthly Energy Cost = Energy Consumption (kWh)×Cost per kWh. 

  4. Hourly Cost of Ventilation will be determined by dividing the number of hours you anticipate running the ventilation by the number of hours in a month. Take that percentage and multiply it by the monthly energy cost.

Our recommendation is that your ventilation not exceed 35% of the you total air purification need. Ventilation will serve you best if it is only run at peak times. Another good time to run ventilation is when the temperatures outside do not require  as much heating or cooling. 
By combining the smoke filtering equipment with the ventilation you can design a system that provides the cleanest air possible at the lowest price possible.

By combining room ventilation with air purification Viso Cigars in McKinney Texas  benefits from lower air conditioning costs and a reduced cost of smoke eating equipment and filter maintenance. The Owner Chris, tells us the (4) LakeAir HEPA smoke air purifiers do a great job removing smoke from . If the smoke ever gets to thick the ventilation system quickly removes the excess smoke.  This combination allows Viso Cigars to keep the temperature inside at 68 when the Texas sun brings the outside temperature to 103 degrees.

Combined Purification & Ventilation

Choosing the Products to Purchase

If you have worked your way down this page to this section you have been given a great deal of information. If your project is small, requiring only 1 unit the choice is likely simple. You can now purchase that product with great confidence. You know what the right product is. You know what your replacement filter cost will be. It’s when you are looking at a larger project that the decision on what and how many units you should buy becomes less clear. Lets take a little time to review some of the information covered on this page to hopefully bring and intelligent choice into focus.

CFM Required

If you used the calculators you have a good estimation of the amount of air purification you need. let me add here that the numbers presented are estimates. They are good estimates but there is wiggle room. Don’t be afraid to stray from the recommendation by 10 or even 15%. Every room is a space unto itself. it is unlikely 15% variance is going to make so great a difference that you will be unhappy with your choice. If you don’t like risks lean to the generous side of the estimates, but don’t be afraid to make a choice. Talk over your discoveries with a knowledgeable person. Sadly after reading all the information you will probably be the most knowledgeable person you know. Please call our customer service line. We are not going to lead you to spend more for the sake of the sale. It is to our and your benefit to help you make the right choice.

The following list is a short list of each unit and its rated  air flow in cubic feet per minute along with the resulting CADR (clean air delivery rate) This should help you in making your choice as to what unit(s) will best fit your needs.

CFM Quick List

  • LA2000 1900 CFM  ~ CADR 1843 (Low odor control)
  • MAX Guard / LAFC-RC2 /LA2-RC2 / WM-RC2 Electrostatic 1500 CFM ~ CADR 1452
  • MAX Guard / LAFC-RC2 /LA2-RC2 / WM-RC2 HEPA  900 CFM  ~ CADR 895 (+25% filtration Bonus – 1187 CFM for comparison value)
  • MAX Guard / LAFC-RC2 /LA2-RC2 / WM-RC2 M15 – 1100 CFM ~ CADR 990 
  • CM2-RC2 Electrostatic 850 CFM ~  CADR 824
  • CM2-RC2 M15 – 650 CFM  ~ CADR 585
  •  MAX-700 / LAFC-RC1 Electrostatic 650 CFM ~ 630 CADR
  • CM2-RC2 / Maxum / LAFC-RC1 / LA2-RC1 – HEPA 500 CFM ~ CADR 499  
  •  Maxum Electrostatic 275 CFM CADR 266

Filter Type

Choosing the best filter type is very much a matter of personal preference. Both HEPA and Electrostatic filtration are good choices. If you wash your filters often an electrostatic filter will do the job as well for you as a HEPA. If getting someone to wash the filters will be an issue, then choose HEPA. Here is a thing we don’t talk much about on this website. while an electrostatic filter can produce 1500 CFM of air flow and a HEPA unit will produce only 900, in our calculations we give HEPA filtration a 25% bonus. Overall it produces 25% cleaner air even though its rating difference is only 3%. You can nearly substitute one for the other. Both systems are great, choose the one that matches your style best.

Odor Control

While it is very important to choose good odor control, you can pretty much always upgrade your choice. Every unit we have either has or will have better odor control options. If your budget only allows standard odor control, choose it. We use fast acting carbon filters that do a great job. If your choice is not robust enough it will only mean buy carbon filters more often. 

Another great piece of news is the future. We are currently working on new odor control filters that will allow 2 times more odor control for less than double the money. This means that the products you buy today will be able to be equipped with odor control filters in the future that will be better and won’t break the bank.

Odor Control Quick List (carbon statistics printed bold)

  • LA2-RC2 / LA2-Rc1 Electrostatic ~ 2750 grams of carbon  / 4.5″ filter bed
  • LA2-RC2 / LA2-Rc1 HEPA ~ 2750 grams of carbon / 4.5″ filter bed
  • MAX Guard / LAFC-RC2 / WM-RC2 HEPA 120 ~  2000 grams of carbon / 3.0″ bed
  • MAX Guard / WM-RC2 Electrostatic  1000 grams of carbon / 1.5″ bed
  • MAX Guard / LAFC-RC2 /LA2-RC2 / WM-RC2 HEPA  1000 grams of carbon / 1.5″ bed
  • MAX Guard / LAFC-RC2 /LA2-RC2 / WM-RC2 M15  ~ 1000 grams of carbon / 1.5″ bed
  • All CM2-RC2 Models / Maxum HEPA 120 ~ 900 Grams of carbon / 2.25 filter bed
  • LAFC-RC2 Electrostatic ~ 450 grams of carbon 0.75″ filter bed (upgradeable to 1800 grams of carbon 3.0″ filter bed)
  •  MAX-700 / LAFC-RC1 Electrostatic  ~ 300 grams of carbon / 0.75″ filter bed
  • Maxum / LAFC-RC1 / LA2-RC1 – HEPA  ~ 300 grams of carbon / 0.75″ filter bed
  • LA2000 1900 CFM  ~ CADR 1843  (Low odor control) 30 grams of carbon 0.1 filter bed
  • Maxum Electrostatic 20 grams of carbon / 0.1″ filter bed (upgradeable to 300 gram / 0.75″ filter bed
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CALL US

If you are looking at buying 3 or more units call us, we will give you discounts. If you have questions, call us, we have the knowledge to answer your questions and help. No one is borne knowing about air purification. We Sure weren’t, Call us and we can find the best solution for the best price. But if you don’t call us we can’t help you.

Specific Smoke Eater Application

This Page does a through job of looking at air purifiers for smoke, how they function and what size smoke remover you may need. The following pages take a more detailed look for specific locations where our smoke eliminating products maybe used.

Smoke Eater Trouble Shooting

Smoke removal equipment is not a cheap endeavor. When this equipment is not working as it is expected it is very frustrating. We go into great detail on how to trouble shoot problems with your equipment on our trouble shooter page. We will spend a few brief moments on it here as well.

Top Causes of Trouble

  • Dirty Filters
  • Bad Power Supply
  • Constant Arcing
  • Bad Blowers and Fans

Dirty Filters:

The leading cause of your smoke removal equipment not working as you would like is dirty filters. HEPA filters should be replaced at least once a year. Electrostatic filters should be washed every 8-12 weeks.  Holding to this schedule can greatly reduce equipment problems. 

Bad Power Supply:

If your electrostatic filters power supply is weak or broken the filter cell will not get enough voltage for it to function. Most electrostatic filters require 5000 to 15000 volts to work properly. You will need professional equipment to test a power supply, if your electrostatic cell has a weak or no spark consider having an expert test the power supply function.

Constant Arcing:

If the electrostatic cell of your smoke  is acting like a bug zapper, it is either dirty or has damage. Wash the filter cell and look for bent filter plates, broken wires or damaged insulators. All of these issues can lead to the malfunction of your air purifying equipment.

Bad Blowers or Fans:

Another issue that will keep your smoke purifiers from working well is a weak fan. Removing smoke from the air requires a great deal of air flow. Your unit should be moving a large amount of air. As motors get older they become weaker be aware that an old fan may not be able to power your smoke removal equipment properly.

 

Reviews

Smoke Eater Reviews from Google

Linda Beochia

The Lake Air Smoke Eater we purchased has been better than we ever imagined. My husband is a committed cigar smoker and this machine keeps my home smelling fantastic. As far as customer service goes this company has been lovely and accommodating in every way. I recommend Lake Air to everyone. Thanks

Nicolas Lim

In a cigar lounge, clean air is key to happy customers. LakeAir filters have delivered day in and day out, the best service ever. Their customer service is always helpful and Randy (the owner) has been extremely helpful on many occasions.

Bud Anderson

the smoke eater/air filter is just what we needed.. the unit randy recommended was perfect for our application. we have been using it for 6 months with no problems or complaints. I would highly recommend lake air if you are in need of an air purification unit. awesome customer service as well.. THANK YOU RANDY FOR ALL YOUR HELP

Trust Pilot Reviews for Smoke Removal

Tamie Robison March 18 2022

I’ve been searching for a smoke eater, came upon your site, bought the home model a year ago and I’m in love with my lake air smoke  removal system, I clean it monthly, easy-peasy and I just replaced filter with the canna filter, wow it works fabulous

Mark Stevenson  Dec 1, 2022

Choosing the smoke eater was very easy on R K Ventures website. It was easy to navigate and very educational. Most helpful when trying to decide which unit was right for my business. Also if you need to call for help Randy was there to answer any questions, Very Professional. I would recommend anyone to this company.

Jason Mets Feb 01, 2023

Quick response and answers to questions…

Quick response and answers to questions and AMERICAN MADE.

LakeAir Website Reviews

Bob  

My wife hates the smell of my cigars, I bought the Maxum Electrostatic to help clear the cigar odor from my den. It works great and now I don’t get in hot water with my wife over my favorite cigar. Thanks ALOT LakeAir!~

Bonnie Thomas (verified owner)- June 15, 2021

I have had the Maxum in my home for approximately 6 months. I bought the Maxum because my husband smokes two packs of cigarettes a day and I smoke half pack. I noticed a difference in the air from the first day I turned it on. The filter that came with Maxum worked just great through the winter. This Spring I decided to get the larger filter. I haven’t had a chance to try out the new filter yet because I had some problems installing it. I have to say the people at LakeAir went over 110% to help me fix the problem. For those of you that still smoke in your home, I would highly recommend the Maxum to rid your home of the odors from smoking. My home is approximately 1000 sq ft and the Maxum covers that area with no problem.

Dan Rowe (verified owner) January 8,2023

 Electrostatic Smoke eaters have the benefit of being able to clean and reuse the filter. So I thought I would give it a try I purchased the MAX-700 cigar air purifier for my cigar room. They were available to answer all my questions and concerns, shipped the product to me quickly and I was able to unbox and plug in the unit in no time with no effort.

 The MAX-700 Smoke Eater handles the smoke and removes all the cigar odor in my room including the residual order left over the next day.

I am quite impressed and happy with the product and service provided by LakeAir. I strongly recommend LakeAir and it was a pleasure to do business with them.

Cigar Shops protected by LakeAir Smoke Eaters

LakeAir’s commercial smoke eaters are used in cigar shops across our country to keep the air clean. Removing cigar smoke before it can be inhaled as second hand smoke is crucial to protect the visitor to any smoking venue. The following section displays a few of the cigar shops currently using our products to elevate the smoking experience nd protect their staff and visitors. Each slide provides an image of the shop and lists what LakeAir products are being used.

Smoke Air Purifier Product Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

A smoke eater is a device that is used to remove smoke from the air. It is typically used in industrial and commercial settings where there is a lot of smoke present. The smoke eater works by drawing in air from the room and then passing it through a filter. The filter removes the smoke particles from the air and the clean air is then released back into the room.

The smoke eater is designed to remove smoke from the air in a room or building. Smoke eaters typically use a fan to draw air through a filter that removes smoke particles from the air. Some smoke eaters also use activated carbon to absorb smoke particles from the air. Smoke eaters can be used in a variety of settings, including homes, businesses, and industrial facilities.

The smoke eater is a very beneficial machine for many people. The smoke eater is used by a variety of people, including

  • Smokers who want to quit
  • People who live in smoky environments
  • People with respiratory problems
  • People who are sensitive to smoke
  • People who work in smoky environments
  • People who run a business and own commercial spaces

Smoke eaters are devices that remove smoke and other airborne contaminants from the air in a room or building. It helps to remove the smoke from the air, which can be very harmful to your health. It also helps to remove the smell of smoke from your clothes and hair.

There are many benefits to using a smoke eater, including

  1. Improving air quality: Smoke eaters can significantly improve the air quality in a room or building by removing smoke and other airborne contaminants from the air. This can create a healthier and more pleasant environment for occupants, and can also help to reduce the spread of illness.
  2. Smoke eaters can help to reduce the amount of smoke in the air, which can be beneficial for people with respiratory problems.
  3. Eliminate odor.

LakeAir air purifiers are great for smoke. They remove so much more from the air. Smoke is one of the thousands of pollutants that our products remove. Our electronic air cleaners remove dust, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, dust mites, and a host of air pollution particles. Each unit has an activated carbon filter that removes gases, fumes, and odors. No matter what you need to clean from the air, LakeAir products do the job for you.

LakeAir smoke eaters are built to last. We offer a 7-year product warranty. Learn more about it on our warranty guide page.

Pretty Much, Any air purifier that does a good job at removing smoke can be called a “smoke eater” The term smoke eater is considered a generic trade mark. It’s just like calling all adhesive bandages a Band-Aid.

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