Sunday, January 9, 2011

How to Make an Air Purifier

The most hated season in Central Texas is without a doubt, cedar season. If you live anywhere from Waco to San Antonio you have felt the effects of cedar trees or have friends & family who suffer it's wrath. To me cedar pollen means headaches, congestion, sneezing, and red itchy eyes...ah...ah...choo! I take all kinds of pills, nose sprays, and eye drops to combat the cedar but it's never enough.
Mountain Cedar
 Mr. Perfect did a little research on reducing pollen in our home with an air purifier. Along the way he found that making an air purifier was extremely easy, so we gave it a try.

What you need:
  • Box Fan (20 inch blade)
  • 20x20 high performance air filter
  • 1 big rubber-band

We made a trip to Wal-Mart to pick up the box fan and air filter.

The air filter has a 1500 microparticle performance rating and is an advanced allergen reduction filter... whatever that means. I was excited about the $3 off coupon I found on the package.

What you do:
Put the filter behind the fan and rubber band together.

Be sure the arrow on the filter points to the air flow.

Plug it in and breath a little easier.

It's not beautiful by any means but desperate times call for desperate measures!


  1. Totally love this idea too! Thank you!

  2. Thanks! We set 2 of these up in our home & have been enjoying the cedar free air.

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  4. It's not beautiful by any means but desperate times call for desperate measures! deshumidificador

  5. Shopping for the right air purifier can be confusing and frustrating. Some air purifiers on the market today actually pollute the air with harmful levels of ozone, a powerful lung irritant that can be especially dangerous to asthma air purifier for smoke

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  7. Put a wet towel in front of the fan. In dry climates it will add some moisture to the air.

    1. do you use the air filter on the back of the fan as well as the wet towel on the front?

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