It’s the time of year for clearing unwanted clutter from your home, so why not spruce up your air while you’re at it? The Blueair EC010 is the most energy-efficient air purifier on the market, running on only 10 watts of power at high speed and consuming 95 percent less energy overall than other units of its class. The ultra-quiet EC010 is bulky—attention, small apartment dwellers—but the unit can handle a 20-by-15-foot room, and its patented HEPASilent filter needs changing only once a year. While cigarette odor wasn’t completely eradicated after a house-guest’s visit, the EC010 did pull billowing smoke into its filtration system—and out of nonsmokers’ lungs. 

This article originally appeared in Plenty in April 2008.

Copyright Environ Press 2008